Fulvous whistling duck

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Fulvous whistling duck

Postby tknight006 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:35 pm

Just curious if fulvous were common in La? I grew up in south la and never saw one, but they are pretty common in south Florida

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Re: Fulvous whistling duck

Postby TimberMan34 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:34 pm

They usually come through right before teal season and during teal season. But usually leave before hunting season
I saw it right off, didnt put enough dirt down
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Re: Fulvous whistling duck

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:03 pm

They're quite common Summer residents here in Southwest LA, but as stated, most are gone South before the big duck season in normal years.
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Re: Fulvous whistling duck

Postby Sclf » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:28 am

That's what was so crazy about this year. We shot them up until the last day! I've never seen that before. As stated above, it's rare to see them after teal season. We usually see some late migrators early in the first split. But, this year they were here all year.
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Re: Fulvous whistling duck

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:04 pm

Probably speaks to another winter that wasn't. The 6 fulvous my blind shot all came in the second split, and I heard of folks around Little Chenier shooting them regularly all season.
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Re: Fulvous whistling duck

Postby A5Mag12 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:24 am

There had started to be a bunch of them nesting on several lakes in the NW area of the state before the salvinia choked out any open water. We had started having quite a few up here through the first 2 or 3 weeks of the season. They would leave when it got good and cold but by frog season would be all over the place.


They did not use to be around here. We never saw them in my younger years. But we never saw pelicans either and now they are all over toledo bend and the red now.
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