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This bird was distant and flying away when I took this photo, so this is all I have. It was taken off the SW coast of Nova Scotia on Sept. 5th during a whale watching trip. I am leaning towards South Polar Skua, but I have no experience with skuas and little experience with jaegers. If anyone with more experience/expertise can chime in, I would appreciate it.
Hello, Today there were some very strong NE winds at Cape Canaveral in Florida, so I took advantage of it by watching the sea. I saw tons and tons of Gannets and Jaegers (at least 100 jaegers!). However, I am really bad with Jaeger IDs. I took a lot of photos, and all the birds just look like Pomarine Jaegers to me. I was wondering if someone can help me and see if there are any parasitic jaegers in these photos (I know none of them are long-tailed, because they all look too big)? Also, any tips for separating the two if there are? The first picture almost looks exactly like this picture of a parastic jaeger https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/assets/photo/32801811-1280px.jpg . But I'm still having trouble.. I really love pelagic birds, and I thank everyone for the help! I hope you guys enjoy looking at these photos as much as me. -- Also, slightly off topic, but does anyone have any recommendations for avoiding salt spray on your camera when photographing the ocean? I tried attaching a UV lens filter, but when I zoom in far, it gets harder to focus, and the pictures come out more blurry...
When: An extremely windy November 22 2015 Place: Harbor Island beach, Beaufort County SC Seabird in the midst of huge roost of shorebirds. Have many photos but most are from the same distance just different angles & none of the photos have super clear detail. Have attached the best photos that may help with the ID but can provide others if needed. My tentative ID is Pomarine Jaeger but I have no experience with these types of birds at all. Note: A group of birders reported a Pomarine Jaeger flying over this roost almost a week before on 11/15/2015 but that bird was described as having a pale neck & do not see any paleness on the neck of this bird in any of the photos. Help with a positive ID would be appreciated