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Could this have been a skua?

Observed: 23rd April 2012 By: chris pring
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There were two large sea birds, bigger than herring gulls which were bothering some terns, fishing off the beach at Lannacombe, South Devon. After a few fruitless minutes of chasing the terns, they landed on the sea and floated for a few minutes before flying away. They were mid brown in colour with darker undersides and black edges and tips to the wings. Their behaviour suggested a skua but which one and were they migrating north? Didn't get a photo.

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