Shoveler at The Lakes in Atascadero
- As my daughter and I were walking around one of the lakes at that particular development on Monday,
I saw a duck that looked different from the rest. Upon viewing it through my binoculars, I saw that
it was a male Shoveler, first one I've ever seen. Also there were several Buffleheads and Common
Goldeneyes, a pair of Mallards, a couple of Pied-billed Grebes, one Mute Swan, and the usual mob of
Coots. The Ruddy Ducks seem to have taken off for parts unknown.
=== Paul H! in AtasCal