Re: Tufted Duck, Lk Merritt

John Sterling

OK, must have been 1976 instead of 74 or 75 when I saw it...just knew that I wasn't old enough to get a driver's license

John Sterling

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On Nov 4, 2012, at 8:46 PM, Joseph Morlan <> wrote:

Male Tufted Duck was first seen at Lake Merrit

07 Nov 1976–28 Mar 1977
27 Oct–06 Nov 1977 (one of two)
15 Nov 1978–13 Jan 1979

The above three records all believed to be the same bird.


19 Mar–05 Apr 1987

On Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:36:05 -0800 (PST), Judi Sierra <>

perhaps someone would like to search the old list archives or GGAS Gull rare birds listings for earlier dates?

--- On Sun, 11/4/12, Glen Tepke <> wrote:

From: Glen Tepke <>
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] Tufted Duck, Lk Merritt
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:06 PM

I saw a/the Tufted Duck in Lake Merritt in Nov. 2005, so this would be

at least the eighth consecutive year. I don't know about the preceding

years - lived outside the Bay Area then. Ducks are relatively

long-lived, so it could be the same individual.

Glen Tepke


On 11/3/2012 8:26 PM, Bob Power wrote:

I have reports of the Tufted Duck, a male Tufted Duck, in late fall 2006, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11, and now 12. There could be two generations involved and the
consecutive years may go back earlier than 2006. But I have 7 years just for
whatever records
might be applicable. or for fun.
Best regards,
Bob Power
Oakland, CA
From: Mark Rauzon <>
Sent: Sat, November 3, 2012 4:58:21 PM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Tufted Duck, Lk Merritt
The male Tufted Duck was in the northeast (Lakeshore Ave.) arm of Lake Merritt,
sleeping in a scaup flock.
Returning for the third year I believe, it is sporting a moderate tuft that can
only get better. Here is a highly cropped photo from this morning, if you're
good birding,
Mark Rauzon
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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