As of late we Mass-Birders have seen an influx of Scaups and Canvasbacks. Seems like there are Canvasbacks showing up everyday on the Rare Bird Alert. I've heard this is due to southern winds. It doesn't seem to me like we're having a mild winter although we sure haven't had a lot of snow.
Found 3 Canvasbacks, 1 Great Scaup, and 5 Lesser Scaups at Fresh Pond IBA this afternoon. Checklist here