Arctic Skua

Stercorcarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD – Passage migrant.

Arctic Skua – 2007 migration

Stercorcarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD – Passage migrant. The number of birds involved each autumn varied, extremes being 67 in 1993 and 355 in 1985. Differing breeding success no doubt played a part in this variability but changing weather systems seem to have been the main factor. Autumn totals at Strumble Head, 1980 – […]

Arctic Skua – 2007

Stercorcarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD – Passage migrant. The Arctic Skua has a circumpolar Arctic breeding distribution extending southwards to northern Scotland. Migrants seen passing through British waters are en route to and from Atlantic wintering areas, principally south of the equator. Mathew (1894) noted just one record of an Arctic Skua, shot at […]

Arctic Skua – 1994

Stercorcarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD – Passage migrant. Not recorded in February and March Mathew (1894) recorded just one Arctic Skua, but Lockley et al. (1949) commented that they were occasionally seen off Skokholm and Grassholm, usually in August and September, sometimes in May and June. This pattern continued to be recorded, but with autumn occurrences […]

Arctic Skua – 1949

Stercorarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD Mathew records in immature shot at Goodwick (no date).  Occasionally seen Skokholm, and off Grassholm, usually in Aug-Sept, sometimes May-June. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Arctic Skua in Pembrokeshire

Arctic Skua – 1894

RICHARDSON’S SKUA, Stercorarius crepidalus This is a smaller species, to be at once recognised in the adult, by the two long and pointed central tail feathers. It is more scarce on our south-western coasts than the Pomatorhine Skua, but a season rarely passes without one or two being noticed. Sir Hugh Owen has shot an immature bird at Goodwick. There […]

Arctic Skua

Stercorcarius parasiticus – SGIWEN Y GOGLEDD – Passage migrant.