Long-tailed Skua

Stercorcarius longicaudus – SGIWEN LOSTFAIN – Scarce autumn migrant

Long-tailed Skua – 2006

Stercorcarius longicaudus – SGIWEN LOSTFAIN – Scarce autumn migrant The Long–tailed Skua breeds in the Arctic and sub Arctic, wintering at sea mostly south of the equator. This species was added to the Pembrokeshire list when Mathew (1894) recorded an immature shot at Tenby in the autumn of 1889 or 1890. Some 90 years elapsed […]

Long-tailed Skua – 1994

Stercorcarius longicaudus – SGIWEN LOSTFAIN – Scarce autumn migrant Mathew (1894) noted an immature shot at Tenby in the autumn of 1889 or 1890. No more were recorded for nearly a century until one was seen at Strumble Head on 9 September 1980, since when it has been seen annually, with up to 17 per […]

Long-tailed Skua – 1894

BUFFON’S SKUA, Stercorarius parasiticus This, the smallest of all the Skuas, also called the Long-tailed Skua, from the extreme length of the two central pointed tail feathers, appears, for the main part, to accomplish its migrations along the eastern shores of the kingdom, as its appearance upon our western coasts are so irregular as to be quite accidental. In the stormy […]