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Unidentified bird in Jersey (UK) (1 Viewer)

boddie

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My friend recently visited Jersey (Chanel Is, not U.S) and came back having seen a bird. I will paste in exactly what he said, any ideas would be welcome. I have some opinions, but would like to hear yours first.

"A pair based on a sheer cliff face nestling on a rocky crevice

Above a quiet cove directly above the lovely sea

Fairly sizeable and quite plump

Browny in coloring

Almost like a hen pheasant

Clearly feeding a chick

Smaller than a buzzard but larger than most birds of prey (I think)

Triangle tail"

Good luck!
 
Right, I have never seen buzzards nesting on a cliff face. Personally I was thinking Great Skua, but maybe I have given him too much credit in thinking he'd know a buzzard easily.
 
Right, I have never seen buzzards nesting on a cliff face. Personally I was thinking Great Skua, but maybe I have given him too much credit in thinking he'd know a buzzard easily.
Agree with the buzzard suggestion - Great skuas breed on moorlands.
 
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