aythya collaris sightings

Discussion in 'Florida Flyway Forum' started by Glades Ranger, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Bamawaterfowler

    Bamawaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    and you know its going to be OK when the ringers show up to the Bass Pro pond off I95
     
  2. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Saw my baker's dozen on sunday morning, my heart is racing
     
  3. duckmanJR

    duckmanJR Senior Refuge Member

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    Saw a few flocks up high turn a few laps on my marsh...but were not interested...
     
  4. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Finished up with twenty birds in five hunts- not a lot birds seen but just enough. Only one lost to an alligator. New Federal shells passed the test.
     
  5. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    You shot 20 ringers? I’ve never seen so few in all my time down here. I think I saw 4 total ringers all week and only had one come through the decoys and I let him go.

    You better keep quiet if you have a ringer spot. I know a couple guys who are specifically looking for them because they prefer them. Early onset dementia is my guess.
     
  6. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, I am persistent. Thought of going to the big lake but shallow conditions and lukewarm reports have kept me close to home. This present wave of cold wind is welcome!
     
  7. duckmanJR

    duckmanJR Senior Refuge Member

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    There are some large concentrations.....but I shot all puddle ducks first split....but when the lull hits about 12/15...I will dial in on Ringers.
     
  8. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Up to 7 hunts, 28 ringers....things have definitely slowed down, saw only six birds last weekend got a pair. Hoping the new cold front will have a positive effect.
     
  9. duckmanJR

    duckmanJR Senior Refuge Member

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    There seems to be a lot less Ringnecks in my area but there are some strong localized amounts in North central florida.
    Also, there are some in what I consider non traditional areas. MINWR has never been considered a Ringer spot...yet some impounds have strong numbers.
     
  10. Swampfoot

    Swampfoot Senior Refuge Member

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    Blue wings have been STRONG, haven't even had a shot at a ring neck yet.
     

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