[EBB Sightings] Hooded Merganser / Barrow's Goldeneye hybrid at Lake Merritt, Oakland

[EBB Sightings] Hooded Merganser / Barrow's Goldeneye hybrid at Lake Merritt, Oakland

Travis Hails
Tue Nov 21 17:35:53 PST 2006
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    Today at Lake Merritt, I found the male hybrid Hooded Merganser /
    Barrow's Goldeneye (nobody has come up with a better idea of
    parentage).
    
    The bird was, as in former years, feeding near the entrance/exit to
    Lake Merritt (Lakeshore & 12th), in a mixed flock of Goldeneye.  Still
    eating clams with his skinny bill.
    
    If we can learn from history, the best time to find this bird is when
    water is flowing into Lake Merritt.  The strongest flows are when the
    tide is high on the estuary, about 40 minutes after posted times for
    the Golden Gate.
    
    Travis Hails
    
    
     
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