Heeding the advice of my betters, I trudged out on the Colchester-South Hero Causeway this afternoon from the Colchester end. I was not disappointed. The ducks were there and the wind was tolerable.
As Al Strong reported yesterday, there was a raft of about 850 Scaup with a ratio of Greater:Lesser of about 4:1. I saw more Ring-neck Ducks (63) and Common Goldeneye (175) than Allan reported, but 2 Redheads were in the crowd as well as 17 American Black Ducks, 2 Common Mergansers, and 1 Bufflehead. One mixed group of ducks was located on the lee side of Law Island. The larger raft of Scaup and Goldeneye was swimming about 100 yards off of the first "cut", ie the one that flows under the bridge. The thing is that all of these ducks were well within binocular range and relatively easy to observe. Since I didn't walk past the bridge I can't swear that there is not another raft of ducks closer to the second cut, but I could not see one from the bridge.