A last minute decision to go to Allen Point this morning payed off in a big way;
First, patience, warm clothes and lots of luck is what was needed to find the
TUFTED DUCK. It was among a large (~100) flock of Ring-necked Ducks
about 150 yards off the causeway. Also of note were the huge numbers of
Common Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, Common Mergansers and to a lesser
degree, Lesser Scaup and American Black Duck. Herring and Great Black-
backed Gulls also made an appearance along with American Crow, Black-
capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, American Robin, European Starling, and
Second, traveling down South Street a small flock of SNOW BUNTINGS were
gritting along the road side with six Horned Larks. There were 13 buntings in
total. Also of note in this area were 6 Eastern Bluebirds.
Later in the day a drive down East Road in Milton yielded 14 Horned Larks and
a flock of about 60 Snow Buntings. Both times I was able to get amazingly
close looks at these species.