[Tweeters] Parasitic Jaeger at Luhr Beach, Nisqually.

Chris Warlow christopherwarlow at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 26 22:10:17 PDT 2014

Just a note to say that there's a Parasitic Jaeger hanging out at the Nisqually Reach, visible from Luhr Beach.

First reported by Chris Strode last night, I was able to relocate it before work this morning. Although identifiable it was at full scoping distance at the mouth of the Nisqually River. But later Nathanael Swecker got stunningly close views of it interacting first with a Caspian Tern and then a Peregrine! I was sad to miss that!

For those unfamiliar with Luhr Beach, it is not at Nisqually NWR. It is a boat launch that overlooks the Nisqually Reach from the Thurston County side. My phone's GPS calls it 4949 D Milluhr Dr NE
Olympia, WA 98516. A scope is very useful here. For a reason I can't explain to myself, it is also great for Red Crossbills, often very low. I've even seen Crossbills seen them in the mud of the beach.

Nisqually NWR has also been great recently. I had Pectoral Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Green Heron, Sora, Virginia Rail and two early Greater White-Fronted Geese without moving at the "Magic Pond" on the inside of the new dike.

Chris Warlow

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