For a variety of reasons, the last couple of weeks I've been spending more time than usual around Lake Merritt. Which is a nice thing, because the lake is beautiful spot, truly a gem of Oakland. Besides seeing beautiful sunsets, people watching, and enjoying the scenery, the lake is also a great place for bird watching.
Many people think mostly about the Canada Geese, which are known for their pooping, honking, and other anti-social behavior. But there are numerous species of birds in and around Lake Merritt, some year-round residents, and some just passing through. I recently added pictures of a variety of the birds to the Oakland Wiki page, Birds of Lake Merritt. But there are even more, which I haven't photographed yet. What interesting birds have you seen at the lake? And have you seen Hank?