We had a cold and abbreviated morning at Delta Ponds with threatening rains. A pair of Hooded Mergansers were near the path and showed beautiful reflection and none of brought our camera. A cluster of male Green-winged Teal were active with feather display and fighting with each other and showing off for one female in their midst. We heard the start of the spring song of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
I include Sylvia's eBird posting with a couple of additions.
1 Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) X Canada Goose X Cackling/Canada Goose -- midsize geese 2 Wood Duck 5 Northern Shoveler 13 Gadwall 25 Mallard 18 Green-winged Teal (American) 11 Ring-necked Duck 3 Lesser Scaup 8 Bufflehead 1 Common Goldeneye -- male 4 Hooded Merganser -- 2 pair 5 Pied-billed Grebe 12 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 11 American Coot 1 Herring Gull (American) 2 gull sp. -- large gull X Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Anna's Hummingbird 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) -- male 1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 4 California Scrub-Jay 3 American Crow 6 Tree Swallow 2 swallow sp. 1 Black-capped Chickadee 7 Bushtit (Pacific) 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) 5 Brown Creeper 2 Bewick's Wren 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 13 American Robin 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4 Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow (rufina Group) 2 Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 1 House Finch -- flyover calling.
Golden-crowned Kinglet Varied Thrush
with Sylvia Maulding, Tom Cable, Randy Sinnott, Scott McNeeley, Judy Franzen, Jim Regali, John Polo, Cindy Armstrong, Ellen Cantor
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