Diana Peck reports that today along the backshore, the birders were finding Buffleheads, Goldeneyes, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Eiders, Black Ducks & Mallards, and I overheard someone say when stopping to take a photo, Black Scoters.

Good morning, Niles Pond

Very busy place this morning. A feeding frenzy among the mergansers, mallards, gulls, Canada geese, and the swans. Peaceful, but busy. Time to connect with Nature!niles-3-22

Niles Pond is a designated Great Pond located on Eastern Point, accessible by Eastern Point Boulevard which is a private road. It is a freshwater pond (I thought it was an estuary) that is valuable to migratory birds, but the causeway that protects it along its eastern edge adjacent to Brace Cove is in danger of being washed out. From this causeway, is a view of Brace Rock, which was painted by Fitz H. Lane.