[EBB Sightings] Lake Merritt birding Saturday 11.12.05

[EBB Sightings] Lake Merritt birding Saturday 11.12.05

Bob Power
Sat Nov 12 18:58:01 PST 2005
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    Photo courtesy Rich Stallcup.  He had it as a hooded
    Merganser/Barrow's Goldeneye cross.
    Bob Power
    Oakland, CA
    http://www.petrels.com/duck1.htm
    
    --- Kristi  wrote:
    
    > At Lake Merritt, I saw an interesting bird not in my
    > bird books. It looked
    > like a cross between a Goldeneye and a Merganser.
    > May be the same bird that
    > was reported last year. It was with the Goldeneyešs
    > near the islands. It has
    > an all dark, big round head, a narrow black bill, a
    > very white front with
    > two black bars and grey sides. I tried to photograph
    > it but was
    > unsuccessful.
    > 
    > Also saw many Barrowšs Goldeneye, Buffleheads, Ruddy
    > Ducks, Scaup and coots.
    > 3 GB Heron and all the other usual suspects. A
    > surprise was an overflight by
    > an Osprey.
    > 
    > Kristi Whitfield
    > Oakland, CA
    > 
    
    
    


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