We waited a further 30 minutes but no further sighting and a local birder informed us that it had been seen up by the lifeboat station. When we arrived at the life boat station no sign of it on the beach and it again flew in off the sea and landed about 100 yards away from us but on the beach. We immediately made our way and was soon watching it from the sea-wall with no other birders in sight.
After 20 minutes or so of stunning views, the Skua noticed a Common Tern flying past and quickly chased this for several minutes unsuccessfully. It then landed near the lifeboat station for just a few minutes before flying off east back towards Church Norton.
As we past the Ferry Pool no sign of the Stilts but 5 Avocets and about 10 Black-tailed Godwits.
Sub-adult Long-tailed Skua off Selsey.