Date: 10/18/18 6:25 pm From: Gary Fredricks <glfredricks55...> Subject: [Tweeters] Longspurs at Midway Beach
While checking the shorebird ponds near Midway Beach today I encountered the largest flock of Lapland Longspurs I have seen on the coast They were flighty and hard to count but I would estimate between 60 and 75 in the flock. They were feeding on beach grass seed heads out near the open beach a bit north of the old Midway Beach access road. The pond levels are high for shorebirds and I only saw one long-billed dowitcher among the many ducks. Also, saw one American Bittern.