Well after much hand wringing trying to decide where to go, we went with familiar but not optimal. Out thinking went like this. Since there are not a lot of birds around no matter where we go, might as well stick to what we know instead of screwing around with a new spot that will have just a few birds as well. Could have done worse but not by much. Tried to get to the ramp and launched before the tidal switch because it was going to run from a 15.1 to a 5.9 also a 10-12kt south wind. We were late so we had to paddle against both to get to our spot. I am sore today! Weather would would be passing squalls all day. There were a few more birds around (emphasis on few) we also saw some coming from the sound which are often migrating birds. But not the numbers that I had hoped for. We had just a few opportunities. I did shoot one that sailed and went down way out in the sound. The wind had died down a little bit so I went to get it. Found the bird with its head still up but bleeding like mad from a head wound. It didn't dive or even paddle away from me so I just paddled up to it to grab it. As I am reaching out to get it it jumps in the air and flys 200 yard out in to the Sound! It was too sporty to go that far to get it so eagles get a freebie but it has been that kind of season. We ultimately only got one a piece again but it was fun, and when February comes and I can't get out, I will be thankful I went instead of sitting on a couch. Got some video (mostly for a good memory of the hunt). Shout out to Jay and his son! One last note, I forgot to put my yellow thing in the window at the ramp. So here's to the Thurston County Sheriff who can't be bothered with the drugs, hookers, (used condemns all over the parking lot), etc. (I am sure they have their pass displayed that happens at this ramp, but you do have time to ticket me for failure to display the yellow piece of paper that I obviously have because I am a hunter. Hope you got your quota for the day. Sigh. Enjoy the hunt.