Wood Duck at Lake Merritt

Hilary Powers

The 4th-Wednesday GGAS walk enjoyed good long looks at a brilliant male Wood Duck today. The bird was swimming with the Mallards between the nature center and the near islands and behaving just like them, utterly unconcerned about the humans on the path a few yards away.

NOT natural for a Wood Duck, but he appeared glossy and clear-eyed - no sign of ill health. Maybe he thinks he's a Mallard?

Park personnel said he'd been there about three weeks, meaning he's probably still there now.

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