The Long-tailed Jaeger remains on the flooded El Dorado Dry Lake playa. I got some nice photos of the bird on the ground and in the air yesterday (Sept 28; around noon), and Liz and I saw it again this evening (Sept 29; 5 PM) at great distance and with poor lighting. Even at distance, a dark bird with stiff wingbeats and an odd way of wheeling in the air before dropping into the water indicated to us that it was this bird.
We saw no brine flies yesterday or today, but there are a plethora of tadpole shrimp, which the bird appeared to be eating on the shore and out in the water.
El Dorado Dry Lake, normally a dry playa covered with ATVs and ultralight aircraft, is located a few miles southwest of Boulder City, Nevada.
Jim Boone and Liz LaRue
Las Vegas, NV