Wendy Pom

Chuck Slusarczyk snapped these fantastic shots of an immature Pomarine Jaeger at Wendy Park, on Monday afternoon. At least one, possibly two Pomarines have been routinely sighted at Wendy/Whiskey Island and immediately to the west off of Edgewater State Park. This individual is wholesomely a rich chocolate brown (looking blackish all over in low light) sporting lighter buff hues on the chest in extreme light. The double-flash on the underwing is extremely apparent. The round central retrices on the tail are blunt and rounded. The bird is heavy, built, powerful. Many birders have had the opportunity to enjoy watching, at close range, this very active individual dive-bombing gulls and mergansers, with elaborate aerial battles.

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