Date: 9/17/19 8:05 am From: Beverly Hallberg <bhallbergskloot...> Subject: [obol] Jaegers at Sturgeon Lake yesterday - Columbia and Multnomah counties
On my Oak Island walkabout, I distantly saw through my scope a jaeger harassing gulls across the lake in the Johnson Lake area. It was too far to identify to species. Later in the day, I notice that Tom Myers saw 2 jaeger species from "the wash" area near Racetrack Lake. Later I loudly heard (flying right over my head near the barns) a high-pitched staccato bark call that I am familiar with that is consistent with Long-tailed Jaeger. It was so loud and distinctive, it startled me. Other flight calls were heard while I was in the near shore area that are also consistent with Long-tailed Jaeger.
Colby and others may want to check these areas out for better views or recordings.