Inktober day 14
Long-tailed skua (Stercorarius longicaudus)
I grew very attached to this species, they were nesting all around the tundra while I was doing my master's degree fieldwork in Northern Norway. Such graceful birds and beautiful flyers! Don't get too close to their chicks though, the parents are rather fierce!
Tunturikihu on Tunturi-Lapin harvalukuinen pesimälintu, jonka ravintoa ovat myyrät ja tunturisopulit. Lajin hyviä tuntomerkkejä ovat pitkät pyrstöjouhet, vaalea rinta ja musta pään kalotti. Lämmin kiitos upeasta kuvasta @ollipihlajamaa 😄🙏💯❤️🏆❤️#tunturikihu#longtailedskua#fjällabb
Getting bombed by Long-tailed Jaegers in Nome. I was walking through tundra to get closer to a Pacific Golden Plover and these two began mobbing me. I must have been close to their eggs or young, which are on the ground in the treeless tundra, hence why I’m looking down a lot. I can’t explain why I kept licking my upper lip. #jaegerbomb#jaeger#longtailedjaeger#longtailedskua