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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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Date

April 7, 2016 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) listening intently on the shore of Crissy Marsh.

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Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

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Date

April 7, 2016 03:35 PM PDT

Description

Eared Grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) in breeding plumage at Crissy Marsh in the Presidio.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kb550d

Date

April 7, 2016 03:08 PM PDT

Description

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) listening to gophers moving underground, then it caught one! I watched it catch two, in fact.

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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Date

February 15, 2016 03:00 PM PST

Description

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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American Wigeon Anas americana

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kb550d

Date

February 15, 2016 04:26 PM PST

Description

American Wigeon couple (Anas Americana), Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park. Male on the right, female on the left.

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Dabbling Ducks Genus Anas

Observer

kb550d

Date

February 15, 2016 04:13 PM PST

Description

When I saw the trio of Herring Gulls chasing the Mallard I set a slow shutter to capture the feeling of the frantic motion.
Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA.

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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Date

March 26, 2016 12:06 PM PDT

Description

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) seen through a screen of branches at North Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

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Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

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kb550d

Date

February 15, 2016 03:20 PM PST

Description

A disgruntled-looking Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), molting out of his juvenile plumage, Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kb550d

Date

February 15, 2016 02:42 PM PST

Description

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) lifts off from the shore of Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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Date

January 24, 2016 02:23 PM PST

Description

This aggressive goose was chasing and biting at others in the flock, then he took to the water after another goose, tongue out.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kb550d

Date

February 15, 2016

Description

The wings of the Great Blue are so elegant as it glides across Stow Lake.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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Date

February 15, 2016

Description

Something made me look up in time to see this Great Blue Heron flying a branch to his nest at Stow Lake.

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

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Date

February 13, 2016

Description

A nondescript brown shorebird on the ground, the Willet in flight shows wonderful black and white stripes on its wings.

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Audubon's Warbler Setophaga coronata ssp. auduboni

Observer

kb550d

Date

January 24, 2016

Description

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's by the yellow throat, seen in the Botanical Garden's succulent patch.

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Observer

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Date

January 24, 2016

Description

This young Greater White-fronted Goose was with a flock of Canada Geese, grazing near the Waterfowl Pond in the Botanical Garden.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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kb550d

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

kb550d

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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