Long-tailed Jaeger

Stercorarius longicaudus

ML184328861


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Graham Gerdeman
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eBird Checklist S60941410
Old Hickory Lake--Snow Bunting Peninsula
Davidson, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.2872, -86.6591 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

showing crisp barring on upper and under tail coverts. Fair amount of white wing flash below, but above, white in outer primaries limited to very outer wing.

Observation details

Shocking find. Small Jaeger flying behind a group of Bonaparte's Gulls. I was immediately struck by the small size - only moderately larger than a BOGU! Neatly barred undertail coverts and under wings. Pale upper breast and head. Thin white shafts in outer primaries. After a quick look with binoculars, I realized the bird was not stopping and managed a only a couple of poor, distant record shots, which I will upload. Could not relocate the bird after an hour of trying.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
300.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
3200
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
329KB
Dimensions
541 x 810

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