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Utah Bird Photos

Since 1996 I have taken nearly 1,000,000 photos. Of those about 14,000 have made it to this website, including over 1,000 species of birds that have been viewed more than 400,000 times.





Parasitic Jaeger

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    Parasitic Jaeger132 viewsBeing chased by a Peregrine Falcon. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger89 viewsBeing chased by a Peregrine Falcon. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger85 viewsBill detail of deceased bird. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger68 viewsShowing primary shafts. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger82 viewsShowing outer primary flash and rump pattern. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger66 viewsShowing undertail and rump barring. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger83 viewsFlight shot showing many of the confusing details. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger81 viewsFlight shot showing many of the confusing details. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger102 viewsJohn Idzidowski of Wisconsin compiled this group of shots showing bills of Long-tailed Jaegers. This was one field mark on this bird that was very confusing, the petite bill. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger74 viewsFlying away. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger75 viewsPreening showing the undertail coverts. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger97 viewsDiagram of the jaegers bill. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger93 viewsOne of the only flight shots showing its lanky appearance, as a Parasitic should have. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger78 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger101 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger84 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger65 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger68 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger67 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger60 viewsWillard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger81 viewsUnderwing detail. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger99 viewsI had returned two days after seeing the bird to look at it again, only to find it dead. I collected the specimen, photographed and finally got a positive ID, then donated the skin to the University of Utah. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger100 viewsI had returned two days after seeing the bird to look at it again, only to find it dead. I collected the specimen, photographed and finally got a positive ID, then donated the skin to the University of Utah. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger81 viewsTail detail, this was the key to eliminating LTJA, as our bird lacked a pale fringe on the tail feathers on a LTJA. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger68 viewsUndertail coverts detail. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger98 viewsUnderwing detail. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    porbable Parasitic Jaeger140 viewsThis bird was probably a Parasitic Jaeger, but was pretty far out. It was seen from a boat by Colby Neuman and relocated by me a short time later from shore. Great Salt Lake State Park, Saltair Marina, Salt Lake County, Utah. September 2007
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