Gallery >> Ducks & Geese
We hope you will enjoy these photographs of the
land, birds, and wildlife in the Coyote Hills area. Because these creatures
cannot cry for help, they depend on each one of us to be their protectors and
good stewards of the land. [click on any link for more photos]
Raptors Herons &
Egrets Ducks & Geese
Where have all our birds gone to?
The Coyote Hills area
is home to a large number of migrating waterfowl. Some
other species seen but not pictured here are
Green-Winged Teal, Bufflehead, and American Widgeon.
Below are Canvasbacks.
A family of Cinnamon
Teal has been observed in Crandall Creek this year and
last. The first shot is from Crandall Creek
Seeing a Common
Merganser is rare for this area. Mergansers typically
avoid developed areas. This one was observed in Crandall
Creek on the East side of Ardenwood, directly adjacent
to where the three-story townhomes would be.
Canada Geese are very
prevalent in the park and on the Patterson Ranch
Canada Geese and Ruddy