San Elijo Lagoon in Spring Part Two

As I stood watching the blue Teal on a fresh water pond a heron landed opposite me – a Green Heron! Perched so close but blocked by branches – and I didn’t want to move too much in case it flew away. I knew there is a breeding pair at San Elijo but this was the first time I had seen one!

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After watching the Green heron for some time I continued my search for the Hooded Mergansers that were still

at San Elijo lagoon.

In front of the visitor center a cormorant was drying his wings

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Ten I saw them – One male and two female Hooded mergansers swimming towards me.

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The male climbed up onto the bank and began to preen. I was delighted to have seen so many nice birds on my first spring walk at San Elijo Lagoon.

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