American Golden-eye and American Merganser on Salton Sea
On December 8, 1933, Mr. George Willett found a dead immature male American Golden-eye (Glaucionetta clangula americana) on the west shore of Salton Sea in Imperial County. On November 11, 1934, Mr. Tom Smith, owner of the Pintail Duck Club, shot an immature female American Golden-eye on his ponds near Mecca, Riverside County. This bird is now a specimen in our study skin collection. Since then we have identified six others in the strings of hunters at this club, and Mr. Smith reports a number of others shot prior to our visits.
On December 2,1934, an immature male American Merganser (Mergus merganser americanus) was shot by Mr. Harry Rau of the Pintail- Duck Club, identification being made by Mr. George Willett. who now has the skeleton in the Los Angeles Museum collection. On December i6, 1934, we identified an adult male Amehcan Merganser which was shot at the same duck club.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Clary
Coachella, California, December 21, 1934