Arctic Jaeger, Geelong VIC

Subject: Arctic Jaeger, Geelong VIC
From: "Nathan Waugh" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:14:34 +1100

Whilst at Eastern Beach (Geelong, Vic) on Saturday on a boat i saw a Jaeger
species it was too slim to be a Pomarine.
It was totally dark brown, casing a crested tern, it was slightly bigger in
appearance and significantly more bulky around the chest and in the width of
the wings. No tail streamer was present, it had a wedge shaped tail, a small
dark bill.

A little surprised to see it inside the Bay, although the wind would have
helped things along.

Also saw thousands of short tailed shearwaters flying east past Cape Schanck
on sunday along with 6 shy albatross.


Nathan Waugh

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