Date: 1/2/18 5:40 pm
Subject: Mary's Pond at Bear Island freezing
I visited Bear Island [SC] today. Mary's Pond was partially frozen, and most of the ducks seen recently have moved elsewhere. I only saw a few ducks today, fortunately including the Eurasian Widgeon hanging out with some American Widgeon. Some of the ducks and gulls were having a hard time trying to walk on the ice. There were a lot of ducks flying around, probably looking for open water. The swans were doing ok, but I assume even they may have to yield to the ice eventually.

Caroline Eastman
Columbia SC

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