Pomarine Jaeger

Stercorarius pomarinus

ML265983591



eBird Checklist S74089341
Lac Deschenes Pelagic aboard The good Ship ' Ammodrammus'
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 45.3608, -75.8184 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

A dark juvenile, initially found by Aaron Hywarren (not the PAJA in identical plumage seen the day before!). Eventually the jaeger showed really well. My buddy Paul Lagassi has much better 'frame-filling all action photos'. Initially, the bird was not in view and after 2 hours we were about to give up. We decided to feed The Flock of 'Sea' Gulls some food (my lunch). The commotion clearly brought the bird across from the Quebec side of the river where it sat on the water 500 metres from us and 600 metres offshore. We paddled the good ship 'Ammodramus' toward the bird and let the wind drift us in closer. (I love it when a plan comes together ;-) Note: the bird can disappear for long periods of time when there aren't any gulls to harass in the bay.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D850
Lens model
300.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/14.0
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
521KB
Dimensions
1800 x 1211

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