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Hello, Currently there is a tropical storm offshore of central Florida, so I watched from the shore hoping to see birds blown in. One bird was far out and I could not identify it. Please look at the attached image. The body shape reminds me of a tern, but the long black wingtips are what's confusing me. Any ideas of what it could be?
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