Long-tailed Jaeger, Common Tern, 2 Sanderlings at Crowley

Observers: Justin Hite
Email: justinhiteatgmaildotcom
Date: 09/04/2008
Time: 10:12 PM -0400

Juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger seen at about 3pm west of the peninsula at Crowley, cruising along the shoreline and getting into great chases with a Black-necked Stilt and a Common Tern. White windows at the base of the primaries on the lower wing, but upper wing all dark. Central tail feathers projecting beyond others by at least an inch, maybe more. Short short bill and small head, no rufous anywhere. Beautiful bird! Also, 2 juvenile Sanderlings were along this stretch of shoreline as well, keeping some distance from a group of 100+ Least Sandpipers and 15 Western Sandpipers.