Along with many other intrepid birders, I spent a cold afternoon out at Salem Lake here in Winston-Salem. Maybe 75% of the lake is frozen over, Luckily for us birders the majority of the open water is within 200 yards of the fishing pier. Highlights were 4 Canvasbacks, 13 Redheads, 15 Gadwall, 14 Am. Black Ducks, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Common Mergansers, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Horned Grebe, and many Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Mergs, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Ducks. From what I heard the roster here changes every day so I plan on going back tomorrow. Good birding.
200 Canada Goose 1 Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 2 Wood Duck 15 Gadwall 300 Mallard 15 American Black Duck 2 Northern Pintail 4 Canvasback 13 Redhead 25 Ring-necked Duck 1 Lesser Scaup 3 Long-tailed Duck -- Same ones seen earlier in pm by me. 75 Bufflehead 250 Hooded Merganser 5 Common Merganser -- Same ones seen earlier in afternoon 1 Red-breasted Merganser 40 Ruddy Duck 50 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Horned Grebe 4 Great Blue Heron 1 Bald Eagle 20 American Coot 500 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 1 Belted Kingfisher 30 American Crow