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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:05 am

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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Any updates Cason?

Not a lot to report. Ducks and geese are trickling back north. At least they are in between these dammed winter storms. Teal are starting to show up, which means to me that our spring birds are almost here.


We've got paired up mallards and the geese returned. They were sitting under an oak tree eating acorns last night.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:15 pm

Geese are back at my place. Heard them for 3 nights in a row.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:38 pm

I saw numerous groups of ducks today. Quite possibly the single biggest flocks of pintail I've ever seen.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:40 pm

ByersFarm wrote:I saw numerous groups of ducks today. Quite possibly the single biggest flocks of pintail I've ever seen.

really? Now I'm curious as to an estimate since I know you see big wads of birds....
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:50 pm

BWT are now showing up in force.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:56 pm

ByersFarm wrote:BWT are now showing up in force.


Can you club one and send it to me?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:35 pm

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ByersFarm wrote:BWT are now showing up in force.


Can you club one and send it to me?

They certainly are pretty this time of year.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:41 pm

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ByersFarm wrote:BWT are now showing up in force.


Can you club one and send it to me?

They certainly are pretty this time of year.

Yes they are.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 am

How long before you start drawing down water to get ready to plant?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:17 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:How long before you start drawing down water to get ready to plant?

We have already drained all of our fields that will be rice. We actually planted some rice yesterday. We started to drain most of our fields that will be soybeans. There is one left that we will hold water on for about two more weeks. No one around us has water or has had water for over a month.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:32 am

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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:How long before you start drawing down water to get ready to plant?

We have already drained all of our fields that will be rice. We actually planted some rice yesterday. We started to drain most of our fields that will be soybeans. There is one left that we will hold water on for about two more weeks. No one around us has water or has had water for over a month.


Do you plant any corn or just rice and soybeans?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:35 pm

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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:How long before you start drawing down water to get ready to plant?

We have already drained all of our fields that will be rice. We actually planted some rice yesterday. We started to drain most of our fields that will be soybeans. There is one left that we will hold water on for about two more weeks. No one around us has water or has had water for over a month.


Do you plant any corn or just rice and soybeans?

We do plant corn, but we are staying away from it this year.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:41 pm

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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:How long before you start drawing down water to get ready to plant?

We have already drained all of our fields that will be rice. We actually planted some rice yesterday. We started to drain most of our fields that will be soybeans. There is one left that we will hold water on for about two more weeks. No one around us has water or has had water for over a month.


Do you plant any corn or just rice and soybeans?

We do plant corn, but we are staying away from it this year.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:02 am

Cason, are you still holding water and if so what's hanging around? I know you'd have BW. Did the Specks head north?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:04 pm

D Comeaux wrote:Cason, are you still holding water and if so what's hanging around? I know you'd have BW. Did the Specks head north?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:51 am

I'm sorry that I missed your first post. We have one field that is still flooded. 127 acres. There are still a bunch of bwt and spoonbill hanging around. Around 100 snows are still here along with 20 or so specks. ImageImage
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:19 pm

ByersFarm wrote:I'm sorry that I missed your first post. We have one field that is still flooded. 127 acres. There are still a bunch of bwt and spoonbill hanging around. Around 100 snows are still here along with 20 or so specks. ImageImage



Thanks!! Neat pictures.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22 am

ByersFarm wrote:I'm sorry that I missed your first post. We have one field that is still flooded. 127 acres. There are still a bunch of bwt and spoonbill hanging around. Around 100 snows are still here along with 20 or so specks. ImageImage

about the geese...

Stragglers? Cripples with pellets? Or do you normally have them this late? Cold weather and snow keeping them there???
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:01 am

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm sorry that I missed your first post. We have one field that is still flooded. 127 acres. There are still a bunch of bwt and spoonbill hanging around. Around 100 snows are still here along with 20 or so specks. ImageImage

about the geese...

Stragglers? Cripples with pellets? Or do you normally have them this late? Cold weather and snow keeping them there???


They all appear to be healthy. It's not the norm for them to stay on our lake this late. We do have them stop for short periods on their return, but these have been here for weeks.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Dep6 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:45 am

Love the pictures. It is odd for them to still be there unless they know something we don't, that is!!'


It was 33 degrees this morning here in West Central Ga, so maybe they do know something we don't!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:51 am

How's the planting going ? I know it's on hold right now.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:18 am

bump .

Any updates??
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:32 pm

I apologize. I just noticed your post from April. We've had our rice in the ground for a while and we are watering it now. We also started planting beans today. The wet spring has really hindered us.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:26 am

I know this is about 2 months early from when you started this post last year but I am curious to know whats happening here. I know last week you mentioned you had started pumping some water and today you seen some teal. Little bit earlier start this year?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:31 pm

t_baker wrote:I know this is about 2 months early from when you started this post last year but I am curious to know whats happening here. I know last week you mentioned you had started pumping some water and today you seen some teal. Little bit earlier start this year?

One of the perks of the flood. I'm not waiting on harvest to start flooding.
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