Here they come boys,

Discussion in 'Louisiana Flyway Forum' started by drakenuts, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Working with Reggie just makes me look old.
     
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    Ahhhhhh.........Just kiddinggggggg.
     
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    Come on, dude. I'm going Wednesday morning, most water ought to be locked up by then.
     
  5. Rick Hall

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    We had plenty of apparently new mallards in yesterday's gale, which isn't always the case on the first day of such fronts. And the guys on the east end of our marsh reported a solid wave of mallards lasting fifteen minutes, which might have been as close to a grand passage as anyone's ever apt to see down here again.
     
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    Haven’t seen a 15 minute wave of mallets in 15 years, I’m so jelly.
     
  7. Rick Hall

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    I didn't get to see it either, but there were still enough around this morning to enjoy another good morning. Broke a mess of them from way the hey up with "contest" hails, and would think them new and tired of flying:
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    What area of Louisiana where those killed at?
     
  9. Rick Hall

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    Southwest, on the freshwater edge of the coastal marsh.
     
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    That's a nice mallard shoot Rick especially considering your in an area that's not usually known for an abundance of mallards. These reports somewhat support what I've been thinking for a few years now. Cold fronts just do not have the profound effect on bird movement that they once did. If a bird has a good fat supply he can go for long periods of time without food so open water becomes the issue. If an area locks up and there's a source of open water in the general area that's usually where you will find them. That's especially true if they still have access to food. Birds, especially mallards, won't move any farther than have too. I fear the days are gone when you had a South wind the 2 days before a front hit you'd use any excuse necessary to miss work because you knew the flight was going to be on.
     

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