Down the coast in Massachusetts, conditions sound a little better, according to Capt. Jack Golini, of Jack Charters. He generally hunts the Merrimack River south to Boston Harbor. "The eiders are starting to move down," he said. "I'm seeing a few more birds moving in earlier than they did last year, which has me thinking it could be a cold winter." A push of scoters recently moved south, he said, and now the waiting game for colder weather and more migrators begins. Oldsquaw and goldeneyes are also starting to show, he said.