Yesterday I was at the Great Swamp NWR on a cool and blustery day. Despite the unfavorable weather for bird observation, a lot of people were on the boardwalk trails, most of them gathered in two tour groups. The wind kept much of the bird activity out of view, but there were still birds to be seen. Winter residents are arriving in good numbers now.
There were a lot of waterfowl flying around in the distance, but I couldn't see any in the water visible from any of the blinds. The Friends Blind (the one closest to Long Hill Road) is entirely screened by reeds and brush right now, so the stream normally visible from the blind is not visible at all.