[Tweeters] Smith's Longspur Contiunues in Ocean Shores

Ted Kenefick tgkenefick at msn.com
Wed Aug 28 00:35:13 PDT 2013


Hello All,



Just arrived back home from an epic, or perhaps more accurately stated,
insane journey across the state seeing both the EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE and the
SMITH'S LONGSPUR.



After seeing the pewee, I read Ken Lane's post about the longspur and
decided, in a moment when all rationality left me, to go for it.



I arrived in Ocean Shores at about 6:45pm in a driving rainstorm which, very
fortunately abated quickly. I scoured the area where the longspur had been
seen and had all but given up when at about 7:50 I heard the call and saw
the bird fly by. I was able to sneak up on it and get a short but very
clear look at the bird at point-blank range while it sat on a log. I then
followed it as it flew some distance away where I enjoyed a much longer look
at the longspur as it perched up on another log.



So, yes it is still there!



Now, I sleep!



Cheers and Good Birding!

Ted Kenefick

Maple Leaf, Seattle

tgkenefick at msn.com





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