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Melville Ponds

Postby MIKE J. » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:45 pm

If you get the chance to swing by the upper pond early in the morning, check out the variety of ducks in the little pond across the street by the campground, I have been using that pond to get an idea on how many birds and types are in the local area for several seasons now and this morning it was loaded,

1 Sprig
2 Gaddy's
11 GWT
1 BWT (pretty sure it was)
7 Woodies
13 Mallards
3 Black Ducks
and 3 Widgeon

and a hawk trying to grab a teal!

Great place for a Photographer or take the kids to help them learn to identify the different species.

I know someone will ask, NO you cannot hunt the pond, it's too close to the elementary school and other dwellings.

Mike
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Postby rifleman » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:40 am

:huh: Mike, How about on the lower pond? (hunting).

I was there last week catching trout on the fly.
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Postby MIKE J. » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:14 am

Distance wise I think you will be right on the edge of 500ft to the dwellings to the North, (if you set up by the waterfall).

Not sure if Portsmouth has ordinance preventing hunting there. Some dandy Bucks all around there as well.
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