[Tweeters] Parasitic Jaeger - Rimrock Lake, Yakima County

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 22:10:25 PDT 2016

Today on a bird watching trip led by Karen & Joe Zook we found a Parasitic
Jaeger at Rimrock Lake, the second Yakima County record. It was at the west
end of the lake, where most of the gulls (California, Ring-billed, a
continuing Glaucous-winged, and an Olympic) were gathered, near the
Heritage Marker at about milepost 160.7 on state highway 12.
The jaeger flew east and we relocated it viewing east from Horseshoe Cove.
Everyone in the group got good views without disturbing it. Several of us
got photos, and I digiscoped a video of it preening.
Karen posted some good documentation photos with her eBird checklist.
In 2013 when Mary & I found the Parasitic Jaeger at the same location on
September 28th, the weather was quite cruddy. When I was trying to decide
whether to go on today's trip, with rain showers forecast, Mary encouraged
me by saying, "It's Parasitic Jaeger weather."

Good birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

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