- Hi All,
The adult male Long-tailed Duck found by Celeste Pryor Friday afternoon at
the Lodi Sewage Ponds was seen again this morning between 8:30 - 10:30 by
myself and other observers. It definitely favors the northwestern pond. He
is gorgeous, and a rare inland visitor.
The Lodi ponds are off of I-5. Take the Highway 12 exit and go south on
Thornton Road approximately a mile. There is a small sign for White Slough
and the power plant/sewage ponds on the right. Right after you go under the
freeway turn left onto the road to the plant. They are open 7:30- 3:30, but
during the week the gates may remain open until after dark.
Stockton, San Joaquin County
- Hi All,
The Long-tailed Duck continues at the Lodi Sewage Ponds. He was first seen
Friday afternoon, then again by multiple observers Saturday and Sunday
morning, and late this afternoon (Monday).
He spends a lot of time underwater, and has been missed at certain times of
the day (so far mostly between 11 am and 2 or 3 in the afternoon). But he
is such a stunning drake, he is worth the effort!
Directions: I-5, take the Hwy 12 exit in Lodi, go south on Thornton Rd. for
1.3 miles, turn right at the I-5 Frontage Road at the City of Lodi White
Slough sign (small), proceed under the freeway and turn left at the sign for
the water treatment/power generation plant. It's open from 7:30-3:30, but
on weekdays the gate is usually open later to accommodate the office
Stockton, San Joaquin Co.
- In case there is still any doubt that the name change of this species is official, it has been published in the Auk, Volume 117 (3): 849 (July 2000). I quote: "Change English name of Clangula hyemalis from Oldsquaw to Long-tailed Duck, to conform with English usage in other parts of the world."