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)