[wisb] Counting ducks

I spent some time out in the raw wind on Milwaukee's Bradford Beach today, 
practicing my duck counting skills. I walked the length of the beach several 
times, and spent some time on the upper deck of the Bradford Beach snack bar 
for a different vantage point.

I'm thinking the raft of ducks was thick enough so that there were easily 5 
ducks per linear foot. The raft was maybe 800 feet long, for a total of 4,000 
ducks.

This made me rethink my duck count from Monday. Monday's raft of ducks was 
longer (maybe 1500 feet) and thicker. Conservatively keeping the 
5-ducks-per-linear-foot measure gives me a count of 7,500 ducks on Monday.

I guess my question is: Do these numbers seem unreasonably high?

Thanks!

Bernie Sloan
Milwaukee


      
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