Tuesday morning it smelled like fall here in the big city. Heavy dew on everything and just a little chill in the morning air. Wednesday morning it does not smell nearly as good and appears to be swinging back towards August weather.
I have been so busy working on various school remodeling projects that I have not had the time at home to do anything to the boat (s), or the grass panels. Not much fishing either. The school work should be over with by August 10 and I can get back to more serious fun "work".
Still thinking about swan decoys - either carving some foamers or making some silos on a Y-board. Silos will be easier to make and much easier to carry around in the boat.
Also thinking about a few golden eye decoys since they are around so much they could add to the confidence factor. Again silos and maybe some foamers over the winter.
I have the supplies to make a second bilge pump motion feeding decoy. Just need the battery and a some other electrical stuff. Thats what I will pick up this saturday while the karate kid is at the dojo.
One of the things I have been researching a little is decoy use and placement. The Refuge has a pretty heavy amount of information on that condenced into one thread. There is almost too much information in this thread. The guy who started it, Woodduck31, has some pretty awesome insight to share, And he carves some really cool decoys out of dock foam.
One of the things that I learned from this thread and some others is that wigeon decoy better to feeding birds/decoys than to resting decoys. Until recently duck butts were the only feeding pose offered by the big decoy manufacturers. Sport Plast has their dabbling pair and GHG has the no heads these days. But any other species and they are all resters or head up poses. Other ducks need to eat, too.