Date: 11/29/18 3:08 pm From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline Lake and Pond A1
This morning, 11/29/18, I parked at the end of Terminal Boulevard and walked over to Shoreline Lake to check out my gear for a possible wet Palo Alto CBC. The adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was between the island and the little cove at the southwest corner. He then traveled to the north side and joined a large flock of Commons eating mussels. He appeared to be a typical Barrow's with a steep forehead, a white teardrop facial patch that came to a point just about at the top of the eye and then widened. There were 6 or 7 small white rectangles in the black of the back and a shoulder spur. I walked a CW route around the lake to the southeast side and in another flock of Commons, I found the hybrid male COMMON X BARROW'S. He had a smaller oval facial patch than the Barrow's and quite a mashup of white and black on his back and wing coverts. I returned to the car by the S.F. Bay Trail along the south edge of Pond A1. I did not dally as a rain squall came in. About 200+ Canada Geese were grazing along the inner part of the trail. Towards the west end, I found an immature SNOW GOOSE in with the Canadas. As the rain eased off, I checked some of the nearer ducks and counted at least 180 REDHEADS. An adult BROWN PELICAN and two juveniles flew in south over the lake and eventually landed in the lake.
Bill Bousman Menlo Park
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