Date: 1/9/18 1:11 pm
From: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: [SFBirds] Rain movements
There was a modest influx of ducks at mountain lake park this morning with 8 new Ruddy Ducks and two more buffleheads, suggesting ducks are on the move with higher water levels.
It seems at present Stowe Lake has the highest duck diversity of any lake in the city. Shovelers, hooded mergs, ring-necked among others. Interestingly the once very diverse Lloyd lake has fallen out of favor, likely due to the recently simplified edge and roosting cover there.
The very protected roosting sites around the wooded island at Stowe appears to be an especially important refuge.
Also at mt lake golden-crowned Kinglets have been regular in the red alders down at eye level along the east most lakeshore, today showing off their firey crowns. Interestingly they really stick to the alders, I rarely see them in the willows. A few Pine siskins also remain feeding on alder seed. Lots of songbird activity as birds refuel after the rain.

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Posted by: Josiah Clark <josiah.clark621...>

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