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    Pelagic Boat Trip - Sagres, Portugal - 06 Oct 2021

    Well, it is a Great Skua after all :) I quote the reply from a gentleman named Daniel Lopez Velasco that i received in the Skuas of the World facebook group. The reply appears to be pretty exhaustive and, in my view, settles the matter. "It’s a Great Skua. With a primary score of 50 - all...
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    Pelagic Boat Trip - Sagres, Portugal - 06 Oct 2021

    Could you pls advise what kind of ID forum you have in mind? I have so far posted the pics in the Skuas and Jaegers of the World on facebook.
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    Pelagic Boat Trip - Sagres, Portugal - 06 Oct 2021

    And this is the other bird we saw there. It does look different from the first one, but I am not very familiar with Great Skua plumages/moults - this was the first time I saw this bird in real life. Are both of these individuals adult birds?
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    Pelagic Boat Trip - Sagres, Portugal - 06 Oct 2021

    Sure, I have plenty of pics and the bird was fairly close on a number of occasions. This is the same individual as in the picture above. Do let me know in case some different angle would be helpful - I will look for it among my pictures
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    Pelagic Boat Trip - Sagres, Portugal - 06 Oct 2021

    Dear All, let me share a brief report on the pelagic trip my wife and I took in early October near Sagres, Portugal. This was our first trip to the “southwesternmost” tip of Europe, and while birding was not the main theme of our journey, having a pelagic boat trip was too good an opportunity to...
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