More on Lake Merrit Nature Center & Wildlife Refuge.
Lake Merritt in the evening light.
In the winter, the lake is full of colorful ducks.
The redheads are male canvasbacks.
See if you can spot the two ducks diving in the right-hand picture.
|These gray guys with dark spots on the end of their bills are coots.|
There is an island (actually one of several)
near the visitor center.|
It appears to be popular with the night herons.
|Closeup of a black-crowned night heron.|
|You can find swans and pelicans here too.|
Canada geese are everywhere too.|
They tend to get a bit aggressive looking for food.
More lake scenes.|
The weird structure at the right of the last
picture is actually a protective area of some kind.
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