On our weekly walk around the Sparks Marina, my friend & I were not
able to re-locate the Yellow-billed Loon (as Fred P. reported 2 days
ago). We saw many of the same species reported by Fred (Canada Goose,
Gadwall, Mallard, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe,
one Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Coot, Ring-
billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon, Brewer's Blackbird, House
AND as we were leaving one American Avocet flew onto the sand spit
(peninsula) in the middle of the lake.