A cope dozen Hooded Mergansers were close to shore at Chinese Gardens, not close to the 62 I saw there recently.
assorted mongrel ducks behaving badly
the female on the right appears to lack her dark brown pigment
both Canada and Cackling geese winter here
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The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. (The Magpie Goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae,...