Collins Lake mergansers

Matthew Medler

I stopped by Collins Lake in Scotia earlier today (Thanksgiving Day 2019) and was excited to see good numbers of waterfowl on the water. I counted 170 Common Mergansers, including 51 males. There were also five Hooded Mergansers mixed in amongst the Common Mergansers. Also of note was a calling Common Raven–only the second time I've heard/seen this species at this site, and just my third ever in Schenectady County.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good birding,
Matt Medler

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