Rare bird sighting on Bear River Ridge
The Times-Standard headline reads Rare bird spotted in Humboldt today for the first time ever:
A sparrow-like bird called a Smith’s longspur was spotted today in Humboldt County, making it the first of its type to ever be recorded in the area.
Biologist Robert Hewitt said it’s not only the first bird of its kind to be recorded in the area, but that it’s the first one ever to be found during springtime in California.
”The birders are loving it,” Hewitt said.. ”It’s right here on the flat open prairies of Bear River ridge.”