Arctic Jaeger - at a building site in Weipa

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Subject: Arctic Jaeger - at a building site in Weipa
From: Ben Bright <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:36:22 -0700 (PDT)
As my partner is the local wildlife carer here in Weipa, I was handed a very 
tired young Arctic Jaeger today, found at a nearby building site.  We have had 
some bad monsoonal weather of late which we assume is the cause of this unusual 
bird arriving here.  It provided some id issues as it has a very pale head, 
breast and belly, although a feint cap and breast band is present.  4 white 
primary shafts and 2 small pointed central tail feathers helped form a positive 
id though.  I have posted a report and photo on birdline NQ although they seem 
to take a couple of days to publish them.
Ben Bright

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