Apologize for the late post, but I was only in the area one day for a wedding, and couldn't resist subscribing to post two good birds from Saturday morning.
At about 7:35 am I was birding the MacKerricher Trail north from the Beachcomber Motel and had a rattling longspur circle me several times before coming in close enough for me to determine it was an adult male LAPLAND. It gave the diagnostic "tew" notes between rattles twice.
About 10 minutes later I happened upon a very bright buffy fall plumage BOBOLINK in a blackberry bramble along the fence between the gravel plant and the trail. It posed for a few shots, then flew over the trail and dropped into the tall grass on the seashore side.
Nothing surprising on the sea from there; all 3 expected loons and all 3 expected cormorants, common murres, and several Black Oystercatchers. I did see a small flight of what I believed to be COMMON or ARCTIC TERNS but they were far to distant to decipher.