In the past, I have seen good movements there. A few years ago I counted about 50 loons in less than a half hour moving north.
As I drove home I saw lots of bird activity. An Osprey was flying over the north end of town (FOY, finally!), so it was a sign to go out.
Starting at Stewart Wetland, 3 Bald Eagles were soaring over Walpole Island. Two decided to perch a ways down the Snye. A couple of Caspian Terns were circling the wetland. Only a single Spotted Sandpiper has been there this week in the shorebird department (besides Killdeer).
I decided to drive along the St. Clair River. Lighting was horrible (as it usually is late in the day), but I saw quite a few Common Loons and Horned Grebes. I counted 18 loons on the river up to Cathcart Park. No doubt I missed a few as I did not scope anything.
A number of Horned Grebes were along the way as well.
Also rather significant were the number of Long-tailed Ducks. I had been seeing a few each day, but tonight there were large rafts of them. One had about 100 individuals near Cathcart Park. I had seen close to 200 by the time I got to north of Cathcart. No doubt I missed quite a few as they tend to dive en masse and stay down a while.
Things are looking up for an excellent birding weekend! I will be taking some time off starting May 3, so it cannot come soon enough!