At least 2 jaegers were present yesterday. There were several sightings of a juvenile Parasitic, but another bird is posing some identification issues. Jaeger identification is often extremely difficult, and drives us nuts at times. The bird in question is pictured in the photos below. In the shot where it is profiled it shows several traits which are good for Long-tailed Jaeger. In the shot where it is angling away it seems harder to eliminate Parasitic. I've sent the photos to several people who have more jaeger experience than I do. Hopefully the shots will prove to show enough detail to make a positive ID on this bird.
Songbird sightings have remained consistent the last several days. Some of the regular species these days are Bald Eagle, Merlin, Downy and Hairy Woodpecker, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warbler, White-crowned and White-throated Sparrow, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Lapland Longspur, and Snow Bunting.