At Shirley's Bay on November 2nd there was a good concentration of ducks off the boat launch including all 3 scoters, 150+ Lesser Scaup, 100+ Common Goldeneye, 14 Bufflehead, and 12 Red-breasted Merganser. Also present were 8 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Horned Grebe, 3 Common Loon, and 2 Double-crested Cormorant. On the west side of the causeway at Shirley's Bay 76 Gadwall and 68 Northern Shoveler and 2 Bald Eagles were noted. Snow Bunting are starting to show up in the area with small flocks at the Shirley's Bay boat launch, Britannia Pier, and Britannia Point.
The Bald Eagle nest at Shirley's Bay is now visible since the leaves have fallen. This nest was built last spring but appeared not to be used. Maybe next spring.