Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hooded Merganser at Lake Hodges

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser. Lake Hodges, California. January 25, 2015. Greg Gillson.
Hooded Mergansers reach their southernmost wintering range in San Diego County and are noteworthy. However, I have found several this winter, starting in January (none earlier in fall).

Here are my encounters this winter:

2 birds at San Elijo Lagoon on January 11, 2015
7 birds at Lake Hodges on January 25, 2015
1 bird on Bayshore Bikeway, Imperial Beach on February 7, 2015