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Despite years of being nerdy birders, we haven’t been out to the Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline very much this year. The area is a great place to spot several elusive, dabbling ducks that we can’t see around Lake Merritt.

So we popped over to MLK for a long walk at low tide, looking for various waterfowl. I think we squeaked in just before the end of migration season, as we spotted most of what we sought, but in very low quantities. The Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, and numerous shorebirds are among the types that we can’t find in our neighborhood. The one I hoped for and didn’t see was a Blue-winged Teal, but we did better than expected given that it’s halfway through March.

Although most of the ducks were too far away to bother taking photos, the spring flowers are beginning to bloom all over, so here’s a sampling of flora and other things.

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