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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

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Date

November 28, 2015

Description

A male Bufflehead surrounded by a bevy of female Ruddy Ducks at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

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Date

November 28, 2015

Description

An immature male Hooded Merganser, ID'd by black and white wing bars and yellow eyes, still with his mam's headgear.

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Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Observer

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Date

November 28, 2015

Description

There was a large flock of Northern Shovelers gyrating in Stow Lake, and nearby this lone Shoveler couple doing their own private dance.

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Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 28, 2015

Description

Sleek Northern Pintail drake cruising Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 28, 2015

Description

Yellow-rumped Warbler hiding behind bare branches at Stow Lake.

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Ross's Goose Chen rossii

Observer

kb550d

Date

January 15, 2014

Description

Ross's Goose hanging out with a flock of Canada Geese at the Botanical Garden.

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

kb550d

Date

December 31, 2015

Description

Hooded Mergansers displaying for the ladies, Spreckles Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

kb550d

Date

August 22, 2012 05:21 PM PDT

Description

A Great Egret (Ardea alba) takes flight at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Observer

kb550d

Date

September 3, 2012 03:41 PM PDT

Description

A Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) checking out what's above at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2014 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) standing tall, surveying his kingdon at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens

Observer

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Date

November 5, 2012 03:56 PM PST

Description

California Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens barlowi group)
North Lake, Golden Gate Park

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

kb550d

Date

July 14, 2011 03:39 PM PDT

Description

Seen scurrying across the path in the Botanical Garden, pausing ever so slightly in the flower bed before scurrying across the next path, Golden Gate Park.
This was 2011, didn't see one again until 2013, and none since then.

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

kb550d

Date

December 28, 2013 05:02 PM PST

Description

California Quail (Callipepla californica) seen below the stairway to Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.
This was in 2013, haven't seen one since.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

kb550d

Date

September 26, 2013 04:04 PM PDT

Description

A gaggle of Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis) descend, in a rather alarming flurry, on the Waterfowl Pond in the Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park.

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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:54 PM PST

Description

A group of Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) rest from fishing at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

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Date

February 1, 2013 02:11 PM PST

Description

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte Anna) in neon - you know that's gotta impress the ladies!
He sat on that branch, turning this way and that, trilling, for several minutes - just amazing!
Bison Paddock, Golden Gate Park

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American Wigeon Anas americana

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 14, 2015 03:35 PM PST

Description

An American Wigeon drake (Anas Americana) seen at Lloyd Lake, and earlier at Stow Lake, always seems to be by himself.

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:36 PM PST

Description

A Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with a crawfish caught in Lloyd Lake.

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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:34 PM PST

Description

A pair of Ring-necked Ducks (Aythya collaris) cruising Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:54 PM PST

Description

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) settles his feathers at Lloyd Lake.

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:30 PM PST

Description

A Hooded Merganser hen (Lophodytes cucullatus) at Lloyd Lake - these ladies are such beauties!

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 14, 2015 03:41 PM PST

Description

A male Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) - seen here from the rear - find himself surrounded by three females while fishing at Lloyd Lake.

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

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Date

November 14, 2015 03:36 PM PST

Description

These Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) were mobbing a Hooded Merganser drake who'd caught a crawfish at Lloyd Lake; you can barely see the Merganser under the froth.

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 14, 2015 03:36 PM PST

Description

A Hooded Merganser drake (Lophodytes cucullatus) gets away with a crawfish he's caught in Lloyd Lake, his lady by his side, leaving another drake in his wake.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

kb550d

Date

November 14, 2015 03:46 PM PST

Description

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) chases after a Great Egret (Ardea alba) in some sort of territorial dispute at Lloyd Lake.

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Oregon Junco Junco hyemalis ssp. oreganus

Observer

kb550d

Date

December 20, 2012 03:38 PM PST

Description

A Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco (Junco hyemalis) contemplates a eucalyptus pod (gumnut) in Golden Gate Park.

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Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

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Date

June 20, 2015 03:21 PM PDT

Description

Common Raven (Corvus corax) clinging to a lamppost in Golden Gate Park.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

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Date

December 20, 2012 02:44 PM PST

Description

There were lots of hawks in the air over Strawberry Hill this day;
Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park

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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

kb550d

Date

July 15, 2012 03:37 PM PDT

Description

North Lake, Chain of Lakes, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
An American Coot feeding its chick.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

kb550d

Date

July 10, 2011 07:19 PM PDT

Description

A scruffy-looking Great Blue youngster checking things out from the boat barn at Stow Lake.

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