The Jaeger was still present this evening at Smithville Lake, Clay County. I was able to view the bird from the north end of the dam from about 7:05pm to 7:30pm. I first spotted it flying out of Crow's Creek toward the main body of the lake. The Jaeger landed about 1/2 way between the dam and Crow's Creek and sat until 7:30pm when it took off. I finally lost sight of it as it was heading into the cove behind the visitor's center. Overall the bird is very dark, but I did notice the area on the back of the neck and some of the breast did have a lighter coloration. All I can say for sure is that it IS a Jaeger.
 
Good Birding,
 
Kyle Driggers
Liberty, Mo.

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Subject: Re: Jaeger 9/17

Finally got good looks at bill size, shape of tail feathers, and better views of upper and underwing. Looking really good for juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger.

Left the bird circling very high over the main body of the lake at 9:45.

Kristi Mayo

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On Sep 17, 2010, at 9:00 AM, Kristi Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Scoping from Shelter 9 Crows Creek. Jaeger just dove on imm Sabine's Gull.
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> Still taking notes. Thinking Parasitic or Pom.
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> Kristi
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> On Sep 17, 2010, at 7:28 AM, Kristi Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> The jaeger is chasing Osprey in cove by visitors center at 7:30 am.
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>> Kristi Mayo
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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