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Lake Merced

Lake Merced


Last Saturday, after doing an errand in San Francisco, D. and I spent some time at Lake Merced, and I took some pics.


A gull on a street light in the parking lot.





California poppy.





A rowing class is practicing on the lake.





A few Canada geese arrive.





“Branta canadensis one-niner, winds two six zero gusting at two-seven, you are cleared to land on lake runway one-left.”





A view of the northern part of the lake.





A coot swims up to the shore.





This grooming mallard emulates a swan but lacks the long graceful neck.





A bullfrog startled away from the shore takes refuge in deeper water.





Around a bend in the shoreline we see a raccoon feeding in the shallows.





A pair of coots look for things to eat.





Some blackberry bushes are still in blossom.





Turning toward the picnic area, we see more raccoons -- little-ish ones and mom.







Looking toward Harding Park Golf Course and clubhouse.





A thick stand of reeds on the shore of the south lake.





Water knotweed is found along the edges of the lake.





Reeds, boats, and docks crowded with gulls.





A friendly mallard approaches us on the dock and waits patiently only 3 feet away (for a handout that she didn't get, because feeding wildlife is wrong to do).





Friendly duck on a lonely dock.





♪♫♪ Do you know where you're going to? ♪♫♪





As we ready to make our way home, another rascally raccoon sprints past the boat house to the reeds at the lake's shore.




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Tags: bird, california poppy, canada goose, duck, field trip, flower, frog, gull, lake merced, mallard, native wildflower, raccoon, san francisco, sign
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