Date: 11/19/20 4:26 pm
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Is this a jaeger, or parasitic persuasion?
After really blowing up the photo and getting a lot of pixels, I think I can see paleness surrounding the bill.

The proportions are wrong for a jaeger IMO. That written, a single photo can be mis-leading, but I have considerable experience at sea, and it sure looks like a Great-winged or Grey-faced to me.

Maybe the earlier record from shore and this are examples of birds looking for nesting opportunities, since it is now the latter half of the Austral spring.

Really an interesting bird. I was very surprised by the previous record from shore.

Wasn’t a Grey-faced or Great-winged (before they were split) reported from a birding boat off Coos Bay years ago? One that came to slick for a short period of time?

Jeff Gilligan

> On Nov 19, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
> photo taken off jetty near Eureka, CA, this week
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