Date: 8/26/17 7:01 pm
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Jaeger over Williamsport
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: David Brown <davidebrownpa...>
> To: "<lycoming-audubon-society-listserv...>" <lycoming-audubon-society-listserv...>
> Date: August 26, 2017 at 9:52 PM
> Subject: Re: Jaeger over Williamsport
>
> Copying the message I sent to the state listserv:
>
> Maddi Dunlap and I had a flyover jaeger this evening at the Williamsport river walk in Lycoming County around 6:30pm.
>
> We were watching a northern harrier soaring and the jaeger passed between us and the harrier. Naked eye I first thought it was a nighthawk or tern because of the buoyant flight but when I got the camera up it clearly wasn't. It was a beautiful calm, sunny evening and the jaeger was flapping and heading generally north or northwest. We only had it in view for less than 30 seconds as it went out of sight behind the bridge we were next to and when we rushed to the other side we could not spot it again.
>
> Juvenile long-tailed jaeger is the most likely candidate. Parasitic jaeger is the other species to rule out.
>
> Interestingly, the last eBird record of long-tailed jaeger for PA was almost exactly 3 years ago on August 25th, 2014.
>
> Here is my complete set of photos of the jaeger:
> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10214801141365027.1073741919.1320529035&type=1&l=a438c92dbc https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10214801141365027.1073741919.1320529035&type=1&l=a438c92dbc
>
> David Brown
> Lycoming County
> http://lycobirds.com
>
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