Alameda Creek Niles Staging Area

John Cant 793-5216

Yesterday afternoon the 11th I observed 8 Wood Ducks (4 pairs maintaining social distance), 2 female Hooded Merganser, 1 Common Merganser and 1 female Bufflehead, in addition to usual Mallard and Gadwall.

A second stop at the creek where it passes under the Mission Blvd. bridge yielded no ducks -- have the Ring-Necked headed north? -- but a Peregrine circled overhead. 

An adult male Rufous Hummingbird was at my feeder a moment ago.  Mouth of Niles Canyon.

John Cant