Miller’s Bay is rich in plant life, and the plants that are the bane of boaters and my fishing gear provide a feast for migrating waterfowl. The plants and the invertebrates and fish they harbor, provide the fuel they need for making long journeys each spring and fall. Today (March 31) I counted 1,779 diving ducks (Ring-necked, Redheads, Mergansers etc.) in Millers Bay, and 188 in South Asylum Bay. As spring progresses the diving ducks of today will be replaced by puddle ducks (Mallards, Teal etc.) and hundreds of American Coots.
Ducks and Geese of Millers Bay (species followed by a * were seen on 3/31/2009)
Wood Duck, Canvas Back*, Redhead*, Bufflehead*, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye*, Common Merganser*, Red-breasted Merganser*, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Northern Shoveler, Ring-neck Duck*, American Wigeon*, Gadwall, Scaup sp*, Mallard*, Snow Goose, Canada Goose*