A few birds at Lake Anza

Claude Lyneis

After all the rain this fall, Lake Anza looked a little better than last year when it stopped flowing in June,  but has a ways to go.  Around 2 pm on a clear afternoon, there were only a few birds visible. Some Buffleheads and a male and female Ring-necked Ducks.  They do look a lot like Scaups, but the white bar on their beak seems a good indicator that they are Ring-necked Ducks.  

Flickr photo link.  https://flic.kr/p/2mWzFs6