Tranquille Birds and Mammals Sept. 5, 2021

A very eventful morning at Tranquille. While looking again for the Long-tailed Jaeger reported there a few days ago (I was able to see that last week), I noticed a different Jaeger land very far away and then float down the river preening. After a couple of minutes it lifted off the water and flew steadily in one direction. I snapped a few photos and somewhere between looking through my camera and spotting scope it disappeared. Maybe it suddenly changed directions or something but I could not relocate it for the life of me. I stayed at the spot for 2 hours but it never returned. After some valued opinions from others, it was confirmed as a Parasitic Jaeger. A life bird for me. While waiting for it to reappear, I noticed a Black Bear walking the opposite shore. This bear, together with the single Coyote, Mule Deer, and pair of Beavers, made for a mammal filled morning as well as the birds. Mammals follow the birds below.

Tranquille, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Sep 5, 2021 6:48 AM – 10:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 kilometer(s)
62 species

Canada Goose  80
Trumpeter Swan  2   
Wood Duck  1
Northern Shoveler  6
Gadwall  25
American Wigeon  15
Mallard  30
Northern Pintail  9
Green-winged Teal  6
Ring-necked Duck  1
Greater Scaup  2   
Barrow’s Goldeneye  3
Hooded Merganser  8
Common Merganser  15
Ruddy Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Horned Grebe  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  18
American Coot  3
Sandhill Crane  10
Killdeer  2
Baird’s Sandpiper  7
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Parasitic Jaeger  1 

Ring-billed Gull  166
Herring Gull  10

Common Loon  3
American White Pelican  26
Great Blue Heron  26
Osprey  3
Bald Eagle  8
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  3

Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  3
Peregrine Falcon  2
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1

Warbling Vireo  1

Black-billed Magpie  1
American Crow  14
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Barn Swallow  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Marsh Wren  2
European Starling  21
Gray Catbird  2
American Robin  22
Cedar Waxwing  30

American Pipit  6
House Finch  1
Pine Siskin  2
American Goldfinch  5
White-crowned Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  8
Spotted Towhee  7

Western Meadowlark  2
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Yellowthroat  15

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)  28

Western Tanager  7

Mammals from today:

Mule Deer – 4

Beaver – 2

Black Bear – 1

Coyote – 1

Where the Thompson River enters Kamloops Lake. Both Jaeger species have been seen here in the last week.
Yes, unfortunately the leaves are starting to turn already.

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