It is now over a decade since the first of three recent controversial large skuas turned up in Britain, and the debate on their identity continues to ebb and flow. Jiguet (2007) was among the more recent to discuss the three birds –­ in Dorset, in January 1996 (Millington 2000); on the Isles of Scilly, in October 2001 (Scott 2002); and in Glamorgan, in February 2002 (Moon & Carrington 2002)

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