Saturday, June 30, 2012

NC pelagics, photo highlights - Skuas & Jaegers

Over our three days at sea we recorded a South Polar Skua and all 3 jaeger species. Below are select images of the SP Skua, a Long-tailed Jaeger, and a few Poms.

 
South Polar Skua, a rather dark individual

Long-tailed Jaeger - a near adult bird, the only signs of immaturity, as far as I can tell, are a couple of underwing coverts and a single undertail covert. Third-summer?


 
Pomarine Jaeger (presumed third-summer)

Pomarine Jaeger (second summer)

Pomarine Jaeger (presumed second summer)

 - NB

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