Reverse Migration

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Reverse Migration

Postby LAT88 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:43 pm

Not sure if that's the appropriate term for when they fly back north, but I was back home in Madison this weekend and saw a lot of birds. The ponds by the house never have any ducks but the morning started with a pair of canadas looking for their usual spot to nest. Then a pair of hooded mergs flew in and stayed for a bit. After lunch a pair of mallards and a pair of GWT came in. A few years ago we had a pair of BWT stay around for a few weeks in May. The drake was in full plumage and was the prettiest iv seen. Its always nice to have a chance to watch them as they make their way back north. They're not near as weary once the season ends.
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Re: Reverse Migration

Postby jstewart_1981 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:38 am

That would be the correct term for that. We usually have lots of blue wings this time of year but Ive yet to see any. Usually late February theyre piling in thick.
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Re: Reverse Migration

Postby LAT88 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Itd be neat if they took the early teal season and made it following the regular season. Id actually have a chance at a nice BWT drake.
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Re: Reverse Migration

Postby jstewart_1981 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:52 am

I see hundreds around in Feb-April typically. Flocks of 30 plus sometime. I have managed to shoot some nice drakes in late January here where we had an odd winter. I have 2/3 of them mounted.
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Re: Reverse Migration

Postby LAT88 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:16 pm

The best one iv killed was late Nov. You could barely see the white crescent on him. Saw a few nicer one in LA in December but never had a chance at a drake.
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Re: Reverse Migration

Postby jstewart_1981 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:29 am

Heres one of the few Ive shot over the years. This was 2/3 seasons ago late January.
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