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Subject: APZ000a2kk

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  • Norsetroll76 by Norsetroll76

    There's another skua sitting on the rock behind the one first one I marked. Not sure what white object on right center is.

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    There's 2 snowy sheathbills which together are probably the white object, and indeed two skuas on the right (took me a bit to spot the 2nd!)

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Oh, yes! Well spotted @Norsetroll76 It took me a while to spot the second Skua! 😄 Not sure but there could even be a dead chick in front of them. What do you think?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    (I'm not very familiar with this site, since I mostly see it blurred to see the terrain well enough.)

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  • Norsetroll76 by Norsetroll76

    Could be a dead chick that I was questioning.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    I think you actually have three skuas there, the pale object being another one looks as if it is scavenging. Looking over the top of it,

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    head toward us and down, and shoulder towards us and the square at the back the tail....

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Two days before this, a visit from Southern giant petrels: https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ000a1zs

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I hate to say this but I dread to think that our Maccas are a picnic parlour for every predatory bird around South Georgia 😦

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @coldcounter Yes! You seem to be right! 😃 It really looks like another skua. I can see it when you said it.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Don't worry AvastMH ... the penguin population in South Georgia on all species heavily outweighs the skua and petrel population. I actually

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    think it very harmonious between the species the majority of the time. The skuas and petrels are excellent opportunists and while we might

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    not like it, they are doing exactly the same as the pengs ... raising their young. oopps, almost in favour of the skuas 😄 😄

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄

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