Date: 1/6/18 2:59 am
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fish Kills Re: Long-tailed Duck, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Charleston Harbor
There are fish kills happening in various places due to the cold snap -
Charleston Harbor, South Santee River, St. Helena Sound, etc. Birds,
including various duck species, are taking advantage as they are wont to do.

In past events such as this, the pier at Sunrise Park (AKA Demetre Park) on
James Island has been a good place to observe things in the afternoon.
Light is worse there in the morning. Ft. Johnson has good observation
points too but the facility is not open to the public on weekends. If one
knows any members, the dock at the James Island Yacht Club is even better.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Friday, January 5, 2018, James Watson <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> On the way home from the Sea Islands CBC today, my brother Keith and I
> stopped at the Charleston Battery. I’ve lived here 28 years and have never
> seen this kind of activity in the harbor. Birds were active from the
> Battery all the way over to Pitt St. Causeway, birds, birds, birds. We saw
> 4 Long-tailed Ducks, one Common Eider, 2 White-winged Scoters, Red-breasted
> Merganser, Bufflehead, Greater and Lesser Scaup amongst hundreds and
> hundreds of gulls, ibis, and other seabirds. We were there just at dark so
> we could not get any photos, but the majority of the duck activity was from
> the Charleston Yacht Club Marina to the #5 green Channel marked, fairly
> close in, and we observed all of this on the Battery seawall from 9 East
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> We didn’t have time to scope all of the birds before dark, there could be
> more scoters, and with all the goldeneyes showing up, that’s a possibility,
> more grebe species, who knows, but we sure were not able to view and count
> all of the birds due to darkness. Here is our list from this evening.
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