Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 4, 2017

Rare Duck Spotted In Humboldt County – Common Pochard

The Sacramento Bee reported

An extremely rare duck spotted in Humboldt County has bird lovers feeling both delighted at the discovery and fearful that a hunter will shoot the waterfowl, which wandered far from its usual range.

Since Dec. 20, word has spread quickly via social media and email lists that a common pochard – a “mega rarity” in the birdwatching world – is mingling with several hundred other ducks on Freshwater Lagoon, about 45 miles from the California-Oregon border

Read full story at Birders fear for life of rare duck spotted in Humboldt County | The Sacramento Bee

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