Date: 11/29/19 5:47 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: jaieger/skua question
I can't say I have ever seen a skua of any type soaring for any extended
period of time. However, I have no real experience with such birds over

Bob Archer

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 4:37 PM <t4c1x...> wrote:

> Many years ago I saw a skua/jaeger species over Thornton Creek
> (Lincoln).II know it was a jaeger or a skua, because it was dark and had
> the white primary patches typical of that family. I saw those marks clearly
> as the bird was overhead, Howver,I did not have binoculars at the time, and
> the bird was several hundred feet above me, so I had (and have) no way of
> determining its specific i.d. But I do have a question. The bird was
> soaring in circles, like a buteo. I have seen quite a few (not lots) of
> jaegers, and have never seen one soar. I have seen precisely one skua in my
> life, so nothing about them. Are either jaegers or skuas known to soar?
> Are both? Just curious.
> Darrel.

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