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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Waterfowl

There's a small freshwater pond in the dunes that occasionally hosts waterbirds like ducks and grebes.  This isn't a great photo, but for the record it documents three species of ducks -- Gadwall, American Wigeon, and Green-winged Teal.  Look for the small black-and-white wing patches with white closer to the tail (Gadwall), large black-and-white wing patches with white closer to the head (wigeon), and bright green wing patches (teal).  At least 27 species of ducks have been recorded near Bodega Head.

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