Tufted Duck x Sacup hybrid at Erie Power Plant, Monroe Co., 12/26/04
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Sun Dec 26 16:54:51 EST 2004
Today, December 26th, Phil Chu, Adam Byrne and I birded around Monroe
County. The day was very uneventful as ice has claimed almost all visible
open water. The highlight of the day was an apparent Tufted Duck x scaup
hybrid at the Erie Power plant. The bird is similar to an adult male Tufted
Duck but has a very short crest and a gray back. Viewing conditions at the
power plant are good right now and ice has all of the birds closer than they
normally would be.
A Lesser Black-backed Gull was present along Lotus Road. The Tyler Road
pond is now completely frozen.
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