Can't figure this site out, know people look on here but few responses but I'll give this a shot.
Any of you folks up in the interior or further out along the coast seeing any birds. I know Minto flats normally produces big time and I hunted around Northway back in the early 80's and saw lots of birds, my question is not cyber scouting I know how that goes. I am just wondering what kind of feeling people are getting about duck numbers, they appear low out here in Cold Bay, I know it is early but normally I see more ducks this opening weekend. The geese appear normal and the brant are looking good with good number of sub adult birds in the flocks, at least the ones I study the wings bars on.
Unless a biologist jumps on here it will all be ancecdotal but as I recall reading, when the prarie pothole region is dry the pintails over fly and end up in Alaska, then on wet years they stay further south. With all the water down south and the rapid increase in nesting pairs down there wondering if they are short stopping "our" birds. Just looking for thoughts on this.