Lesser Scaup Mentone Basin Park, Grover Beach

Rubba Johanna

I thought they were Mallards from a distance, but then they dove. 2 pair Lesser Scaup, males with characteristic peaked crown.

There were some warbler-type birds in the pines along the Mentone side of the park, but the light was bad and I had only my spare tiny binos.

Johanna Rubba
Grover Beach