Dead on a park bench, under the tree canopy.
ID stolen from steve's ID on botanygirl's observation of same critter: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1885641
under a log, two together.
first spotted by Jen
family ID is a guess. Found under same log as a leopard slug, smaller.
ID suggested by treegrow, hand by BrianGratwicke.
Compare with treegrow's awesome observations:
Different individual than this observation of mine, but perhaps same species ? http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1896325
Distinctive yellow toes not visible, but I think the eyes and bill support E. garzetta over E. alba. Other opinions welcome.
Note yellow feet and toes.
Not uncommon, brilliant little jewels.
Abundant. I wonder if anyone's ever attempted a jacana estimate for the entire Delta.
Look at how low this duck swims in the water! Pete H told me that these particular ducks were so submerged that he wondered if they were acting defensive around a nest. Later in the boat trip, I saw this species in flight, and did in fact see the white back.