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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 .

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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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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Dep6 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:38 am

When do you start harvesting rice, just curious?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Late August, though I've seen us cut on the 10th of August.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Cypress_Bend » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:56 am

I hunt in SEMO and have not been over to check on the place yet and not bothered my farmer. I was just wondering about when will rice be ready for harvest this year.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:45 am

We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby MarkM » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:24 am

ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.

We are having some cool weather here in ND. Birds should be moving fairly soon
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:26 am

ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.



That's good to read. The anticipation level on my end is high, especially after last year. Still not seeing much, yet, and in the numbers we're used to. Though I may be pushing it early just a bit.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:36 am

D Comeaux wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.



That's good to read. The anticipation level on my end is high, especially after last year. Still not seeing much, yet, and in the numbers we're used to. Though I may be pushing it early just a bit.

We are a little ahead of schedule this yeah. Though we usually don't have 400 acres flooded.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:45 pm

ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.

That is really good news Cason. No late spring snow cover helped with nesting I'm sure...
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby MarkM » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:19 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.

That is really good news Cason. No late spring snow cover helped with nesting I'm sure...

There was ice here in April when I drove up...
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.

That is really good news Cason. No late spring snow cover helped with nesting I'm sure...

I took it as a great sign as well. That number of birds on this date tells me to expect out typical teal migration of 20k plus birds. Which is something we didn't even approach last year.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:17 pm

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Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:We saw a flock of about 15 teal on Sunday. Today we are looking at well over 100. The migration is getting off to a much better start than last year.

That is really good news Cason. No late spring snow cover helped with nesting I'm sure...

I took it as a great sign as well. That number of birds on this date tells me to expect out typical teal migration of 20k plus birds. Which is something we didn't even approach last year.

more good news.... :beer:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:43 pm

I'll get some pictures tomorrow of what is growing in our moist soil projects.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Dep6 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:36 pm

Great news on the birds for sure!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby possumfoot » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:31 am

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:43 pm

I saw the first eagle today. Ducks must not be far behind.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:46 pm

Wish you would have had a camera.
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