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 land.
Bob Archer pdx
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. >