Long-tailed Jaeger

Stercorarius longicaudus

ML180932381


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Jeremy Bensette
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eBird Checklist S60428701
Point Pelee National Park (general location for observations within the park)
Essex, Ontario, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 41.9554, -82.514 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Small dark juvenile Jaeger chasing and being chased by gulls very close by on east side of tip at around 10:15 am. Dark topside of wings other than pale covert tips and bright white shafts of outermost primaries, white mottling on underside of wing coverts, small bill and overall stature with broad chest, long projecting central tail feathers, black and white barred tail base, drastically smaller wingspan than nearby HERG. First spotted by me, then seen well by Blake and Keith, and eventually by Jim and Steve and a handful of other birders when it came back up the west side where they were walking. My (and most/all of the others’) first LTJA for the park!

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
f-stop
f/4.5
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
250
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
198KB
Dimensions
988 x 658

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