Photo of the Day: Cleared for Take Off

Common merganser on the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, NY
Alison Farrell spooked this common merganser while kayaking on the Mohawk River outside of Niskayuna, NY. Acting fast, she managed to snap some photos of the merganser taking off from the river.

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