Friday, May 29, 2009

Parasitic Jaeger

In years past these late May days have meant the arrival of a jaeger species; and a Parasitic Jaeger showed up on the tip today, just after the official count ended.

I'm a little disappointed I missed it, as well as yesterdays Pacific Loon, but a Kirtland's Warbler and the Bird-a-thon were certainly worth it. Jaegers are fairly consistent fall visitors as well so I'm still very hopeful.

For the offical waterbird count it was rather slow as the season winds down. 225 Canada Geese winged their way in a north direction, along with a smattering of shorebirds. Just two days left in the spring 2009 season, time enough for yours truely to catch a few more birds on my wish list.

Andy N

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