I got a call from Mark Rossell this afternoon reporting a Skua at Watermead Country Park South. Mark said they’d got some photos but ID was eluding them. Mark hadn’t got his bins with him either as they had gone to practice flight photography on the Gulls.
Mark sent these photos to Andy and me that Connor Thornton took. Sadly they’re not the best but I’m putting them up for discussion. It’s either Arctic or Pomarine and I will say at first glance I said Pom but now I’m swinging towards Arctic.
The bird was constantly harassed by the Gulls and headed off North. Tomorrow I’m going to start at Swithland and work South hoping to find it… I doubt I will though!