I was busy writing away on A Summer of British Wildlife when I noticed news of a juvenile Long-tailed Skua on the beach at Salthouse. Thirty minutes later it was still there, so I got in the car and drove north. I've have fond memories of point-blank views of Long-tailed Skua once before, on a Leeds golf course in 1989. I even remember the stunning images that Andy Butlertook! Upon arrival, the skua showed well at about 15m range a few mins trudge west across the shingle. It then took to the wing, flying a couple of hundred metres. When relocated it allowed slightly closer views for a few further minutes, before drifting west towards Cley. Lovely views, tinged with apprehension that the bird was really not very well.