I moved to Lake County a few months ago, joined
Mendobirds a few weeks ago, and finally found some
time today for local birding.
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL: Three (1st-basic immature,
3rd-basic immature and basic adult) among gulls on
pier at Austin Park, Clearlake, in late afternoon.
LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH: Three males in my neighborhood
at Hidden Valley Lake.
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (5), RING-NECKED DUCK (62),
RUDDY DUCK (16) and COMMON MERGANSER (23) at Detert
Reservoir, Butts Canyon. Up to three HOODED MERGANSERS
were present in November and December. I drive by the
reservoir nearly every day, but usually in the dark.
Hidden Valley Lake