Sat was a little odd, as we've seen nearly nothign BUT mallards for sometime. Saturday in the rain was suicidal gadwall day. Think we (SpringHill Duckman and I - and the "we" also makes it sound like I helped some) had 7 gadwall in the first 20-25 minutes, with no two coming from the same bunch. Just singles or doubles, racing in and out. I was in the water fetching, trying to catch them as he dropped em... shot a couple divers later as well.
Oddly, NO geese until pretty late, and no geese at ALL Sun. But Sunday was the mallard day we were looking for.
Had some really nice, big bunches working our little slough, sunlight smacking green heads all morning long. had a fun spread, great working birds, perect finish to the duck season. And we managed to whack a few, as always, should been a few more, but hitting 'em all wouldnlt be any fun... would it? Time to get a few geese now, and then it's all fins for awhile!