Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Long-tailed Jaeger

Highlights: Long-tailed Jaeger, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Just after the waterbird count ended today the above Long-tailed Jaeger came up the lake shore and cut over land to the bay shore. The identification of young jaegers is very complicated, but this bird shows multiple field marks good for Long-tailed. I left the files larger than usual so you can click on them for larger images. As always, comments on this ID are welcomed.
There has been good activity ion the woods and recent sightings include Northern Goshawk, Merlin, Red-tailed Hawk (including a dark morph), White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nashville, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May, Yellow-rumped, Palm, Pine, Blackpoll, Black & White, and Wilson's Warblers, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Waterthrush, and Lincoln's, White-throated, White-crowned Sparrows.

Chris Neri

1 comment:

dark and light said...

Not that I have anything remarkable to add about your ID, but just wanted to add, you never cease to amaze me in your ability to capture some really cool birds on camera.