Jimmy, check out the ponds near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Thats the easy access place for some "mergreasers." The best and most consistant place on the beach though that I have found is the creeks running out of the ponds behind Bodie Island Light. I come into the trail off of hwy 12. Its maybe a 100 yards and youll have marsh along your right. as soon as it opens up to the confluence of 3 creeks, your at the right spot. tuck yourself into some of the brush along the bank and throw your camera up on the tripod and just wait. Buffleheads, hoodies, widgeons, gadwalls, and otter abound. Ive had both mergreasers and otter pop up just inches from me in that spot.