I to have been hunting around there and have seen a good amount of birds. We have mostly been hunting in west swanton on the lake and are seeing many flocks of divers, we saw a flock of a COUPLE thousand mergs today fresh outa canada. Luckily where we have been hunting there have been a few other hunting groups and the divers seem to move all day here.
A buddy of mine hunted outa his blind next to mine in goose bay and shot 4 on thursday morning. They did see a fair amount of birds but def. not the amount we saw during the second opener. The birds dint wanna work and like ronvt said without the presure they dont wanna move.
There has also been some divers out by rock river and im sure the numbers will grow over the next few days.
I agree the amount of birds may be down, but if you look, you will find birds. We have been trying new things and new setups and have been scratching out a few birds just about every day for the last week and a half.
Gonna hit em hard again in the morning.