Pacific loon or common loon. Larger than most ducks. Gray head, white throat, black and white pattern on back. Swimming in the creek near Pierce St.
Date is approximate (I didn't know about this website when I saw them). Mid-morning, a pair of adult turkeys casually strolled across the busy intersection of Henry and Berryman in Berkeley. I observed them from my front window on Henry St. Ignoring a chorus of honking horns and screeching brakes, they ambled and pecked their way across the street westward and then turned north and vanished in the direction of the Solano tunnel.
White heron-like bird, approximately 2 feet from head-to toe. Beak was bluish on color, appeared to have long feathery plumage on head and tail. Dark-colored legs and yellow feet.
I saw this sitting on a railing above the crossing of Pierce St. in Richmond, CA over what I am calling Belmont Creek (runs along the north side of Pacific East Mall).