As expected, such a fine mild day produced little in the way of waterfowl but 7 Green-winged Teal and a Ring-necked Duck were new and a single Gadwall remained, and as many as four Double-crested Cormorants were present - getting quite late for those.
Gadwall - Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. November 3rd, 2015.
Common Grackles - with a few Red-winged Blackbirds, North Cross Road, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. November 3rd, 2015. Part of a flock of around 600 birds, almost all Common Grackles.
Closer to home, the day got off to a raucous start with a huge flock of at least 600 Common Grackles on North Cross Road, Gill. The same flock also contained a handful of Red-winged Blackbirds.