Date: 1/12/18 12:26 pm From: Tom <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Subject: [osbirds] More waterfowl than expected
Due to a conflict, Jo and I did the waterfowl count around Canadarago Lake today. It was pleasantly warm. I didn't expect much be we did find ducks at 3 locations. The creek in Village of Richfield Springs produced just a single Mallard. There were mergansers of both types and a Mallard at Oaks Creek - the lake outlet. There were also ducks at the ponds by Millstone Road north of the village. We found no geese.
A single Pintail and a Mallard hybrid were noteworthy north of the village. The Mallard X is a mystery. I watched it through the scope for less than a minute before it went behind bushes. It was too light to be a Black Duck hybrid, odd patterns on the body too.
There weren't many raptors about. We saw no eagles and only a single redtail. We did see 34 turkeys.
Common Merganser - 10
Hooded Merganser - 10
Mallard - 19
Black Duck - 2
Pintail - 1
Mallard X - 1
-- Tom Salo 5145 State Highway 51 West Burlington, NY 13482 <salothomas...>