Identifying Skuas

Identifying skuas passing offshore in late summer is one of the great challenges of bird ID. There are clues to help us, however, and - with practice - most individuals can be identified. This workshop will point you in the right direction and help you to focus on the features and markings that will be most helpful when seawatching.

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Recent Bird ID videos

Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
This video helps you pick out Garganey from the more common Teal.
Coot. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Have you ever struggled to tell the difference between Moorhen and Coot? Often found together they can cause ID headaches, especially when young birds are encountered.
Red-legged Partridge. Photograph by Jill Pakenham
Partridges are small, dumpy gamebirds found in lowland habitats. This workshop will help you tell the two apart.