Christmas Bird Count on Lake Merced

Posted: January 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Birding | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christmas Bird Count on Lake Merced

kate at yr own risk and I tagged along with a handful of expert birders for the 2009 Audubon Christmas bird count. Our designated area was Lake Merced. We started early on a cloudy chilly day, counted and identified birds all day long, learned a lot, walked a lot, and had a heap of fun.

Early morning mist on the lake.

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Birders start counting as the sun comes up.


Black Crowned Night-Heron juvenile

Black Crowned Night-Heron adult

White-crowned Sparrow

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Greater White-fronted Geese

Hermit Thrush

Red-tailed Hawk

Towsend’s Warbler

Downy Woodpecker

Double-crested Cormorant

blurry Virginia Rail

Red Shouldered Hawk