Pomarine Jaeger (aka Pomarine Skua) photos © Bill Schmoker

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Adult Pomarine Jaeger composite flight photograph, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Adult Pomarine Jaegers, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Immature Pomarine Jaegers, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Dark-morph immature Pomarine Jaeger, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Parasitic (right) and Pomarine (left) Jaegers, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Juvenile dark-morph Pomarine Jaeger, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 10/05.

Sub-adult (see discussion below) Pomarine Jaeger, Chatfield Reservoir (Jefferson/Douglas Counties), Colorado, 11/8/03. This bird was found by Joey Kellner. (Very distant digiscoped shot.)

Sub-adult Pomarine Jaeger, Chatfield Reservoir (Jefferson/Douglas Counties), Colorado, 11/8/03. Tony Leukering comments: "The helmet is not sharp and has scattered pale feathers.  I cannot find any barred, juvenal underwing feathers (which are usually the last tracts completely replaced), but those same feathers look as if they’re in a bit of disarray, so….  While I'm certain that an adult could have such a beat-up tail, I think that the tail, in combination with the head pattern and messy underwing suggest that the bird is probably in Alternate II, possibly Alternate III."

Flight composite of the Sub-adult Pomarine Jaeger, Chatfield Reservoir (Jefferson/Douglas Counties), Colorado, 11/8/03.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org