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pic of the wood duck

Postby had » Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:50 pm

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here is the pic of my buddys first wood duck.

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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:59 pm

It looks cool, congrats on the wood duck.
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Postby yellowlab » Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:01 pm

i remember my first "woody" i ask my brother what the heck it was... :oops:
i was young :thumbsup:
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Postby macdaddy » Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:14 am

Nice job, had. Congrats. Beautiful birds, those wood ducks.
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Postby duckplucker » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:39 pm

Congrats on the woody!
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Postby donell67 » Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:39 pm

congrats on the wooduck. looks like those are all hen bluewings. ever get any drakes. we get a few here never get any drakes. we get quite a few greenwings rarely getting any drakes either. anybody know whats up with that?
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:15 pm

Donell,

I hardly ever see any drakes for blue or green wing. Same with widgeon. I only see hens. It is either that or they are just too young to have the color.
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Postby had » Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:33 am

the one on the left is a greenwing. we get a few greenwing drakes but never a bluewing. we see them alot before the season opens. the drakes are always with drakes and by themselves. the day we took that picture was the only time i have even seen drakes while hunting. we didn't even get a shot off they came in behind us. the bluewing is one of my favorites mostly cause it is so hard to get.

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Postby Pete-pec » Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:18 am

I do my own taxidermy, and if you are not seeing any drake teals, it's probably because they are both sexes in their eclipse phase. Basically they look very similar when they're in this phase. On the blue-wing, look for the green secondary color on the wing speculum. If you shot one of these birds in January, you would see their true Breeding plumage. Wings cupped, Pete
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Postby GreenheadKiller » Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:30 pm

Man, I wish I could find something other than teal and widgeon I want more mallards!!! I've been shooting lots of drake green wings and widgeon over here. Maybe the migrators aren't in WA, State yet. Nice woodie those ducks sure are awesome!!!! Don't get me wrong so are the teal, its just that I haven't seen many mallards here yet.
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