There is a large ditch on the west side of House Pond. House Pond is drained for maintenance, so we are only seeing small shore birds in some shallow areas. The big birds seem to be getting fish from the ditch.
Tidal waters ebb and flow through the Rice Gates. Currently boards are keeping tidal waters from filling the pond. When the needed dredging is completed, the boards will be raised salt water will flow in and out with the tides.