A Great Egret (Ardea alba) takes flight at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.
A Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) checking out what's above at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) standing tall, surveying his kingdon at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.
California Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens barlowi group)
North Lake, Golden Gate Park
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.
California Quail (Callipepla californica) seen below the stairway to Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.
This was in 2013, haven't seen one since.
A gaggle of Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis) descend, in a rather alarming flurry, on the Waterfowl Pond in the Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park.
A group of Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) rest from fishing at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.
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
An American Wigeon drake (Anas Americana) seen at Lloyd Lake, and earlier at Stow Lake, always seems to be by himself.
A Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with a crawfish caught in Lloyd Lake.
A pair of Ring-necked Ducks (Aythya collaris) cruising Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park.
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) settles his feathers at Lloyd Lake.
A Hooded Merganser hen (Lophodytes cucullatus) at Lloyd Lake - these ladies are such beauties!
A male Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) - seen here from the rear - find himself surrounded by three females while fishing at Lloyd Lake.
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.
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.
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) chases after a Great Egret (Ardea alba) in some sort of territorial dispute at Lloyd Lake.
A Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco (Junco hyemalis) contemplates a eucalyptus pod (gumnut) in Golden Gate Park.
Common Raven (Corvus corax) clinging to a lamppost in Golden Gate Park.
There were lots of hawks in the air over Strawberry Hill this day;
Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park
North Lake, Chain of Lakes, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
An American Coot feeding its chick.
A scruffy-looking Great Blue youngster checking things out from the boat barn at Stow Lake.
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Other than looking at me askance, this fellow quite tolerated my [cautiously] circling the tree clicking away.
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) female, seen at Stow Lake.
Two Mallard hens (Anas platyrhynchos); the one in back is the normal coloration, the one in front is a hybrid beauty with red-blond body and silver wings.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) lunching on what looks like a large green worm (possibly a Tomato Hornworm or Tobacco Hornworm, the larval stage of the Sphinx Moth (Hummingbird Moth); Stow Lake.
A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) caught a crawfish in Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park.
It never fails to amaze me, the crawfish look so comparatively huge but somehow the grebes manage them.
An American Coot (Fulica Americana) runs on water at Stow Lake.