I must have missed them while I was ice fishing with three days of the season left ... How on Earth could of that happened.... I thought it was night but the sky was just black with ducks ..... You guys really crack me up .... I always take the bait though .... Jokes on me but there are guys who actually believe that the birds don't show up until like middle of December ... That is what is scary. Total duck numbers peak on or around first week of November .... There is a slug of mallards at the very end but nothing compared to what came through weeks earlier.