Lapland Longspur extravanganza, Ft. Stevens SP, OR (10/04/09)

There currently is a large flock of about 30 Lapland Longspurs at the South Jetty of the Columbia (Ft. Stevens SP). At the time I saw them they were in the salicornia just off the parking lot for Area C. With patience I was able to get very close to them and they weren’t flighty at all. It is still tough to get a clear look at these guys even though you might be only about 15ft away from them. Their soft rattle and flight call could be heard very well, ideal if you are interested in recording it.

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4 Pectoral Sandpipers were also in the same area.

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