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Old Monday 2nd October 2017, 11:33   #1
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Long-tailed Skua

I'm thinking this is a Pale phase individual?

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho.../ppuser/118641

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho.../ppuser/118641

I don't know yet, where or when they were taken, thinking possibly NE England recently, but waiting to hear back from the OP.

We see so few of pictures of this species come into the Gallery, could anyone say if either of these pictures would make a better Opus image than the other, ID wise, please. I've no experience of them at all.
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I'm thinking this is a Pale phase individual?

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho.../ppuser/118641

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho.../ppuser/118641

I don't know yet, where or when they were taken, thinking possibly NE England recently, but waiting to hear back from the OP.

We see so few of pictures of this species come into the Gallery, could anyone say if either of these pictures would make a better Opus image than the other, ID wise, please. I've no experience of them at all.
Its the juvenile thats on Goswick golf course in Northumberland at the moment.
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