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Feeding Strategies in Sea Birds
Forster's tern breeding plumage
This is a Forster’s tern with winter plumage
Double Crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
What kind of scoter is this? Which one is the male? This duck is considered a diving duck.
Is this dabbling duck a long-tailed duck or a bufflehead? Is it a male or female?
Ruddy Duck – Breeding Plumage
Is this a pied-billed, horned, or eared grebe?
Red Breasted Merganser
What kind of grebe is this? Eared grebe
What is this bird? Is it an herbivore or a carnivore?
Belding’s Savanna Sparrow What endangered species is this?
What is a distinguishing feature of this osprey? What does it eat?
Pickleweed – a succulent
Salt Grass – note the salt on the leaves
Review for Bolsa Chica Trip What is an estuary
What are 5 functions of estuaries
Cord grass, pickleweed, salt grass
Dabbling versus diving ducks