From: Chris Howard
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Time: 06:29:18 PM
Today, 19 Oct, approximately 9 Surf Scoters were at Layton Springs, a bay on the east side of Crowley Reservoir, close to shore and drifting among the fisherman float-tubes. These birds continue this fall's pattern of a good sea duck influx to the interior. There was only one full adult male and one adult female; the rest were immatures.
Just north of Layton Springs in the grassy shore margin, at least three Chestnut-collared Longspurs were in with American Pipits. Jon Dunn and Debbie House also arrived to enjoy these easily-flushed sparrows and to clinch their id, and later tallied 8 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
Click on a photo to view; Photos digiscoped by Chris Howard (c) with handheld Nikon Coolpix 995 and Leica Televid APO 77mm: