Waterfowl at Crescent Power Plant- 2/7


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There was a fairly diverse group of ducks in the limited open water just downriver from the Crescent Power Plant this morning. Three male Redheads, first found by Rich W. yesterday, were still present. They were in loose company with a male Greater Scaup, a female Lesser Scaup, a male Ring-necked Duck, a female Hooded Merganser, and a female Red-breasted Merganser. Also present were larger numbers of Common Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes, Am. Black Ducks, and Mallards. Also notable were five Wild Turkeys at the top of the hillside on the landfill across the road. A gull flock was loafing of the ice shelf above the power plant, but a scan didn't reveal anything beyond Herring and Greater Black-backed Gulls.

Tom & Colleen Williams
Colonie