Date: 10/27/19 6:17 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Skuas in MA waters
Posting this for Paul Lehman.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

FYI, Derek and Jeanette Lovitch are aboard a Princess cruise ship on a
5-day round-trip cruise from New York City to the Maritimes and back,
and on 27 October they had 5 (FIVE) Great Skuas in Massachusetts waters,
as well as 6 skua sp. And they still have the full return day offshore
coming south in another few days. This same cruise (offered once every
year in late Oct, give or take) two years ago produced Great Skuas in
the first day. Only times so far that birders have been aboard.
Definitely a comfortable way to look for this species!

--Paul Lehman

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