When I was driving back from Mass. the other day I drove by a pond that was below the highway (I88) in cobleskill. The pond couldn't have been an acre. But I wish I had a picture of it because I know there was at least 1500 ducks on it. The entire pond was covered and there wasn't one spot that I could see in which there was more than two feet of open water. The entire duck population of New York must have been on it. I know that is one poluted body of water now . I'm not even sure how a duck could take off from it because there was no "open lanes."