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Swarming like BEES!

Postby R-Factor » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:26 am

At least that's what I thought when I arrived on location late yesterday afternoon. :eek: We have a small lake in the north zone that tends to stay open late every year- even when other larger and smaller waterways around it lock up. Goose numbers can be staggering here in November-and yesterday didn't disappoint. I was working nearby and figured I'd drive over and take a little peek. When I arrived, two massive groups of geese totaling close to 2000 birds were just picking up off the field where they had been eating and were circling toward the water. I hustled over to the water and watched them land along with what appeared to be a couple hundred ducks- many being Mallards. Sometimes you can't believe your eyes...I wish I was there right now instead of working on the computer today! The images are only from my smartphone, but you can get an idea of what things were like overhead...the noise was almost deafening...and I was loving every minute of it. :biggrin:

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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby JCraig12 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:18 am

Holy cow! And I thought we were in the thick of it when we saw 3-400 yesterday! :lol3:
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby mountainguy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:26 am

Yikes. I'd be running for cover.
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2013: 9 Geese, 31 ducks
2012: 10 Geese, 27 ducks
2011: 3 Geese, 20 ducks
2010: 5 Geese, 20 ducks
2009: 3 Geese, 20 ducks
2008: 1 Goose, 18 ducks
2007: 4 Geese, 19 ducks
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby tgs » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:08 am

VERY COOL! :eek:
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby decoycarver » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:55 am

the things you witness and have no gun or camara..makes me home sick to move back upstate NY..it;s that way most of the seasons..a small corn field back there is approx 300 acres..and the farmers love us hunters..thanks for the picks..
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby 2forhookin' » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:31 am

I just got back from a week long trip up in St. Lawrence county, NY and that is what it looked like everyday up there.
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby southernducker » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:39 pm

Beautiful sight there! Good luck with em..scouted one 2 of my places this morning and there was enough ice to keep the birds out :no:
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby K.I. Joe » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:04 pm

Way Cool, Thanks for sharing
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby MaineHunter » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:24 pm

Very cool! Seems like something you'd see in a magazine or on TV
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby jlmaine » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:48 am

GPS location? Dont hold out on us man :beer:
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby R-Factor » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:27 pm

jlmaine wrote:GPS location? Dont hold out on us man :beer:


Does GPS stand for Goose Plucking Site? :wink:
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby I am A Redneck » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:54 pm

Good to know that there are still good numbers around.
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Re: Swarming like BEES!

Postby ashaw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Up north here our local roosting pond had frozen solid over the past few days and there had to be about 1000 geese on it still tonight when I drove buy.
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