Lake Merritt, Oakland, Usual Wintering Birds, February 12, 2019 -- video
The calm before the storm at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Lots of the usual wintering birds, plus a not-as-common one, a Hooded Merganser (immature male, I think).
I was hoping to see a Barrow's Goldeneye, but didn't spot one.
I recorded video of cooperating birds all the way around the lake. Video here: https://youtu.be/pAVQ8tmYO2E