The dark pictures were actually opening morning of the second split. I had not been to the spot for two weeks. I had no idea that they could combinde the corn with 18 to 24 inches of water in it, so it was a big surprize when I got there in the am and the corn was gone. I set up in the fence row and waited for first light. Having not been back to the spot and the corn being picked, I had no idea what, or if anything was using it. About 20 min til shooting time, I had about 20 mallards pile in. They landed and swam off to one end out of range. I didn't want them there to pull off other birds, so I walked out and flushed them. I had to go out a ways to get them to fly. When I turned around to walk back to my hide, there were about 500 mallards about 50 yards up wanting to land. I had to clap my hands together to scare them away. They pulled up and made a big loop over the field. When they did, another flock of 500 or more showed up and also tryed to land with me standing out there. I stood there for about 15 min clapping my hands in the decoys so they wouldn't land. I took the footage while I was doing that. When it was shooting time, I ran to the hide and grabbed my gun. The daylight footage of large flocks was a couple of days later in that week. I hunted it sun, wed, fri, and sun. The ducks worked from shooting time till ablout 1pm. We didn't shoot at any flocks over 30 birds (and there were lots of them.) We would let them work until they left on there own. About half way thru the season I went to the laydown blinds in the flooded corn. They got to where they didn't like to go near the fence line. We never hunted more than 2 people at a time, per-day. This way we were done and out of there, so the ducks could work back in. We always got our limit of 4 mallards, except at the very end . Not many "other" ducks around. During the first split the place was covered up in woodies. After we got our mallards, we would fill our limits with woodies. That's what some of the footage is from, woodies dive bombing us in the standing corn. They would land 4 or 5 yards away from us, just outside the standing corn. This place had never had crops on it in the last 15 years. They would plant up to within 5 yards of the edge of the water is all. We always would get one hunt out of it and the birds wouldn't come back. It's amazing what flooded corn will do.