Thursday, 16 June 2016

Skua Seconds

Paid another visit today to see the Great Skua that had turned up the previous day at Westport Lake, I had pinned my hopes on the fact the rain would have probably caused the bird to stay the night.
My luck was in with a pre work raid proving very wise and lucky the Skua was much closer in and also near the car park meaning I didn't have to trudge around the lake.
I managed to rattle off a few shots before crawling down the "D" road to work.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Westport Lake

After finding out at the end of my lunch break of a Great Skua being found at Westport Lake my initial feeling was Oh Bugger followed shortly by I hope it rains all afternoon, and pretty much it did so I was hopeful the bird would have been pinned down.

After tea Lesley, Gem and me all headed down and our luck was in it was still there, plus we had a bonus of a couple of wagtail families were near the visitor centre fly catching one each of Grey and Pied.

I managed to grab a few record shots at one point a couple of Lesser Black Backed Gulls were mobbing the Skua.