In attacking mode
Seagull type birds.
Harassing a Heermann's Gull right outside San Diego Bay.
Always nice to see them this well. My best views of one in breeding plumage.
This was the last of the three jaegers in San Diego that I needed. This young bird flew around the boat for a lengthy amount of time, giving fantastic looks.
See photos. First state record, spent 3-4 days terrorizing the local avian population. My first attempt at flight shots, and it shows.
June 1, 2015. On pelagic trip on the Brooklyn VI