Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and more at Robb Field
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper and the 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs
continued in the grassy area behind the tennis courts this afternoon
from at least 1:40 pm (and others had it earlier before I got there)
thru about 3:10 pm. The Sandpiper sticks with the Killdeer, and the
Longspurs were usually with at least a few Horned Larks.There were also
a couple of Long-billed Curlews and Black-bellied Plovers in that area.
Once the sports folks started setting up for late afternoon play the
birds all left. The Killdeer and Sandpiper headed towards the river
There was a Reddish Egret in the river channel, but we did not see the
The Christensens, Dan Jehl and a few others helped those who were around
and refound the Grasshopper Sparrow in the ball field Paul mentioned
earlier. That was probably around 3:30-4:00 pm. It was hanging out by
the fence closest to the river channel, often foraging under the bottom
fence rail, so a bit hard to spot at times.
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