Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: Parasitic Jaeger in Salmon Arm
PostPosted: Oct 07 5:36 pm 
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Ted Hilary had an adult Parasitic Jaeger today at Salmon Arm Bay. The bird flew in front of the Nature Park toward the mouth of the river before landing on the mudflats.

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 Post subject: Re: Parasitic Jaeger in Salmon Arm
PostPosted: Dec 12 1:20 am 
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Why are they named "parasitic"? I am going to look into that. Google and perhaps more.


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 Post subject: Re: Parasitic Jaeger in Salmon Arm
PostPosted: Dec 12 9:39 am 
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Because they harrass and steal fish usually from smaller gulls and terns and make them even throw up the fish, so they can eat.

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