Long Island Migration Observations

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  1. Hunt n' Fish

    Hunt n' Fish Elite Refuge Member

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    I was outside working this afternoon and had geese flying over all day. I noticed more and more black ducks and mallards on the ponds and bays this week, and have seen some scoter moving around in Montauk and the Sound. Anyone else seeing anything interesting? Looking forward to a fruitful season.
     
  2. Circle Hook

    Circle Hook Senior Refuge Member

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    There are a few hundred geese that just showed up a few days ago on the south fork. My farm pond has been loaded with woodies and teal since mid September but I still haven't seen any mallards or Black ducks yet.
     
  3. Frank Lopez

    Frank Lopez Elite Refuge Member

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    It's really the same every year. We get an early migration in mid October that mixes in with the local birds. They hang around until about the first week in December and then pull out. About mid December, we start seeing more and more birds coming down. Part of that is the icing up of the small fresh water ponds and lakes here on the Island. This was one of the reasons for the split seasons back in the 60s.

    Frank
     
  4. Band Buster

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    Did a trip to Maine last week. Place was loaded with teal , blacks, some mallards, and we even shot a couple pinners. Hopefully sign of things to come.
     
  5. Hunt n' Fish

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    No pics Dan? Sounds like a fun trip.
     
  6. Band Buster

    Band Buster Elite Refuge Member

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    Just the classic tailgate pile. Super wet mud covered ducks lol Not much to look at. Poured rain! motor died, boat got leaks, bailing, one paddle 2 hrs of paddling in a small boat packed with crap, 2 dogs and two guys all after a duck show that couldn't be beat. It was awesome I want to do it again!!!:yes
     
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    cwa1104sab Elite Refuge Member

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    Did you go self guided ? What area of the state did you go ?
     
  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    This system works well.:joker
     

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