Date: 12/2/18 7:58 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Re: Clatsop County Bunting
They don't need any seed, so please don't.
They are feeding primarily on the Dunegrass seed which is plentiful and likely to last all winter. They come down onto the beach only occasionally and are presumably foraging the wrack-line, possibly for arthropods.
It's also worth noting that they are more uncomfortable with cars (and dogs) than they are people on foot. Slowly approaching on foot has been far more successful for me than trying "car as a blind" maneuver which is more effective on shorebird and ducks.
> Is anybody putting out seed for these buntings? Supposed to be cold > and dry all week.