Got up at 3:30 AM to make the 240 mile drive to San Antonio to look for Martin Ried's Long-tailed Jaeger at Braunig Lake. Soon found the bird and got these pics. There's alot of debate as to whether this is a Long-tailed or Parsitic Jaeger. I need 'em both for my Texas list so I'll let bigger brains than mine make the decision. Any comments?
The bill looks a little big to me for Long-tailed, but check this link to pics of a bird on a Nov. 2005 pelagic trip out of SPI accepted as Long-tailed Jaeger by Texas Bird Records Committee. These are on Martin Reid's site. Looks much like the Braunig Lake bird. http://www.martinreid.com/Main%20website/jaeger2.html
Here's a link to Martin's pic of the Braunig Lake jaeger