Hooded Merganser at Lake Anza

Claude Lyneis

Feb 9.  I spent sometime mid afternoon at Lake Anza on a cool cloudy day.  The most interesting bird for me was what I thought was female Common Merganser with an overdone crest.  However, when I got home and stuck it in 

Lightroom, it turns out to be a  female Hooded Merganser, with a fine looking crest.  A new bird for me.  Here is the link to the photo.    https://flic.kr/p/2kAnjrP

It was the only Merganser around on this day, although in the past weeks I have seen several of the Common Mergansers out and about at the Lake.