Rare duck for this area, common to the gulf states, Alabama and Florida!!! Casually hanging out with the local ducks and water fowl in small park with a pond, close to a bustling shopping area, Petaluma.
Black-bellied whistling duck, rare to see in this area
Black-bellied whistling duck, Lucchesi Park, Petaluma -doesn't seem to care that it's famous.
Very green headed mallard, Lucchesi Park
Lots of Canada geese in the park
A great park for seagulls - I believe this is a ring-billed gull
American Coot, Lucchesi Park
Family of mute swans on the lake, I think the browner ones are juveniles.
Also, a trip to the coast, and Bodega Bay
Townsend warbler, bird walk near Doran beach
Townsend warbler on the coast
Yellow-rumped warbler, Hole in the head, Bodega
Male and female buffleheads in flight, Bodega bay - haven't seen these since the spring.
Snowy egret on a tree branch, Bodega Bay
Black Phoebe, Hole in the Head, Bodega
Small groups of lesser scaup, also on the bay
Sanderlings? Not sure, but very small shorebirds, Bodega Bay