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Bird watching with Crazy Bird Lady of Concord’s Ellis Lake

Green heron at Ellis Lake. Photo by Susan, Concord, CA
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Today at Ellis Lake I was privileged to see a green heron, a hawk that I think is a red-shouldered hawk and a common merganser (male) duck.  Just one.  I know there’s probably not an answer to this question, but HOW can one duck get lost from the flock and end up in a tiny lake in the middle of Concord?  He looked like he couldn’t decide whether to hang out with the mallards and try to blend in, or float around with the young seagull.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a merganser before, either.
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Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012
Under: Ducks, Ellis Lake, Hawks | 3 Comments »