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Long-tailed Duck Alameda

Patricia Bacchetti
 

The herring run is still active near Ballena Bay in Alameda, with thousands of Surf Scoters, Bufflehead, and cormorants feeding between Encinal Beach and Ballena Bay ( opposite Pier 29 Restaurant). In the mass of birds, I found a Long-Tailed Duck in winter plumage, and managed to get some photos at distance. The water is flat today, allowing good viewing with a scope.

The Yellow-throated Warbler was a no-show this morning in spite of several birders being present; the kingbird is at Beach Road.



Patricia Bacchetti