This Lake Is For the Birds

Literally.  Lake Merritt, in Oakland, California, is actually a tidal lagoon and includes the oldest dedicated wildlife refuge in the United States, which was established in 1870! I am fortunate to live across the street from the Lake, which is why I take so many photographs of birds!

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Canada Geese
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Pigeons
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Gulls
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Snowy Egret

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The Focus Is For the Birds But…..

The bird is beautiful!

I had not seen this bird before, nor have I seen him since. He appeared one day last March when I was out with a camera, and sadly I didn’t have a repeat opportunity to take a focused shot. Does anyone know what the species is? And where he might more normally be found in North America?

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And here’s another little guy I’ve only seem once – on the same day I saw the above beauty. Can anyone identify this one for me?

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