Sunday's winds brought Little Auks past Bardsey, Pomarine
Skuas past Rhos Point, a Sabine's Gull and five Great Skuas past Point Lynas.
Kentucky-based Fred Seitz of Brookdale Farm has spent 452,000gns this week on four lots, including the Juddmonte filly Pomarine
The picture above shows two Pomarine
Skuas still in the high Arctic last week, so there's plenty time yet.
pomarinus (Temminck), pomarine
N R jaeger Sterna antillarum (Lesson), least I R tern S.
Species included Cory's shearwater, Calonectris diomedo; magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens; cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota; Bonaparte's gull, Larus philadelphia; Pomarine
jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus; masked booby, Sula dactylatra; brown booby, Sula leucogaster; and red-footed booby, Sula sula.
Skuas are spending winter around the British coast.
Lemmings are prey for many arctic species, including arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus), pomarine
jaegers (Stercorarius pomarinus), and snowy owls (Nyctea scandiaca), especially in years with lemming population highs.
and parasitic jaegers are close to shore, larger and more ponderous than their long-tailed cousins.
Ecology of pomarine
, parasitic, and long-tailed jaegers in northern Alaska.
Despite numerous indications that, lemmings had been abundant under the snow (many winter nests, extensive traces of grazing, and large amounts of lemming feces), lemming densities were rather low after snow melt, and the lemming specialists such as snowy owls (Bubo scandiaca), rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus) and pomarine
skua (Stercorarius pomarinus--one unsuccessful nest) were not breeding in summer 2008 (Popov, 2009).
European Storm Petrels and Pomarine
Skuas battled against the south westerly winds and were noted from the recipient shores: Bardsey, Criccieth, Cemlyn and Llanrhystyd in the main.
Strong winds brought Pomarine
Skuas and Leach's Petrels to several coastal watchpoints, an up-estuary Gannet to Connah's Quay, plus Grey Phalaropes to Point Lynas and Bardsey, with Sabine's Gull and Sooty Shearwater flying past the latter site.