[Tweeters] Re: [obol] Possible seabird at mouth of Deschutes River

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 11:53:58 PDT 2014


Tweeters,

Forwarding a message regarding a possible Long-tailed Jaeger seen along the
Columbia River just west of where highway 97 intersects with highway 14.

Jim in Battle Ground, WA


On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Shawneen <shawneenfinnegan at gmail.com>
wrote:


> For anyone birding near the Deschutes River. I received several text

> messages from Suzy Murphy about a bird seen while driving 65 MPH.

>

>

> " Just saw at mouth of Deschutes river fly over to the columbia at 65

> miles per hour. What looked like a sea bird. Long thin wings black and

> white pattern light underbelly, with longish white streamiing tail

> feathers. Can't stop hauling a camper. If someone close maybe they can

> check it out.

>

> Thanks,Suzy Murphy"

>

>

> "It's was the tail feathers. I'm no seabird expert, but those were the

> longest streamers I have seen , like LT Jaeger. Got a 2 second look. My

> impression was the wings had sharp contrast b/w, much more black, like

> whole trailing edge."

>

>

> She has been driving a long time and NOW, I have been driving for 8 days

> and no references to check at present.

>

>

> lt was flying north across the Columbia River towards Washington.

>

>

> Shawneen Finnegan

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>




--
Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
360-702-9395
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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