Past three days I was joined by Ko de Korte. He did his PhD on Long-tailed Skua breeding ecology in Greenland, back in the ’70/’80s. It has been very interesting and fun to share our experiences in the field. Together, we tried to recapture some skuas carrying geolocators. No luck with those birds however: they know the trap. We did capture some others though, of which one was the old bird I wrote about earlier. It had been ringed by Rolf Larsson in 1997 at the very same spot! Given that it was already breeding back then, it must now be at least 21 years old – and maybe even older. I tried to retrap this bird several times, but never managed. The legs were remarkably dark (instead of the usual blue-grey); possibly a sign of its high age.