mergansers and chat on Putah Creek


Michael Perrone
 

A walk along the fishermen's trail between Fishing Access #1 and #2 today turned up a male common merganser and a frequently singing chat.  The chat mimicked both scrub jay and Steller's jay, so perhaps has been here a while.  Downstream of Fishing Access #5 were four female and a male common merganser. The mergansers are unusually late-lingering.  The species is not known to nest in Yolo County.

Michael Perrone