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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Tryingtaxi » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:00 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:Learning some choice Mexican words, albeit not very nice ones, working on the Mexican Mallards. Pinfeathers just like S.A. birds and Mottleds. Glad only two or three left.

So non migratory birds pin feather all year round so if I wanted to skin one and mount you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a first day bird and a last day ? This may be a really dumb question but why are they always full and never get to prime and would species affect plumage at all like if you shot a green wing and blue wing mid season would there be a higher chance of the blue wing not being fully primed out but i mean all duck species nor just blue wing and green
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:47 pm

What's the dead mount in the background Pat? Maybe just the light but the barring looks interesting.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:05 pm

Dead mount is a pair of Magellan Geese and that's the gander showing.

Tryintaxi main reason is that they don't go through an eclipse. Southern Hemisphere birds don't have an eclipse plumage so they are constantly replacing feathers. Non-migratory birds are pretty much tame way. Northern Hemisphere birds are coming out of eclipse plumage in the early fall and develop their breeding plumage during the winter to be all dressed up for spring breeding season.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:33 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:Dead mount is a pair of Magellan Geese and that's the gander showing.

Tryintaxi main reason is that they don't go through an eclipse. Southern Hemisphere birds don't have an eclipse plumage so they are constantly replacing feathers. Non-migratory birds are pretty much tame way. Northern Hemisphere birds are coming out of eclipse plumage in the early fall and develop their breeding plumage during the winter to be all dressed up for spring breeding season.

From Argentina I presume?
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:55 pm

Magellans? Yes. We shot them and Ashyheads in big numbers years ago. Season is closed on them now.

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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:11 am

Those are some pretty geese. Really like that barring on their backs
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby beretta24 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:13 am

The Waterfowler wrote:Magellans? Yes. We shot them and Ashyheads in big numbers years ago. Season is closed on them now.

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Makes me wish I was born 50 years or so earlier. It would have been harder logistically, but there's a handful of species I'll never get to hunt.

On the other hand there's still more out there than I'll get to in a lifetime!
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:28 pm

Nice birds Pat.. Those magellans are pretty cool.

Another finished Speck..
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:38 pm

So perfect Brandon. You certainly have an eye for motion. Love it!
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:50 pm

Thanks for the kind words buddy.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:17 pm

That Spec is smoking!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:31 pm

Thanks Montana
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby wanapasaki » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:25 pm

Thanks Brandon, I'm going to enjoy that on my wall! :bow:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigs4days » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:56 pm

Damn. That is badass. I gonna have to get your phone#.


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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:19 pm

In 2006 we bought property in MT and in 2007 I closed my shop in NJ and moved it all out here.We finally made the move in 2011,but have just been able to get back to work on mounting this year.
So this is the first year that I've done any birds since 2007. Back then I had just started to use artificial heads but was not useing caulk in my birds.
I started out this years birds with caulk in the tails and love it, but was afraid of the mess I might make putting it in the wings.
So today this is the first bird I've done with it in the wings and wow what a difference.
This bird is going on a 4 bird mount that I brought out with me(Im replacing the 4 mallards on it.

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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:26 pm

Very clean MB! Pretty bird.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks Ryan and Sprig4d...

Montana- good looking green head :thumbsup: that's quite a move from NJ to the big sky state. Glad it's working out for you.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:15 pm

Brandon, love the Speck. Nice mount. A favorite to hunt, eat and see mounted. Specks are like feathered fingerprints, no two marked alike.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:41 pm

Thanks Pat. Right on the money with the feathered fingerprint statement. Each one is unique in its own way and great eating to boot.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:59 pm

Thanks Pete, I've been working up to some of my nicest birds. I have 1 nice shoveler, 4 redheads and 3 Golden eyes to do.


Thanks Brandon , yeah it took us 5 yrs to move and a couple more years to get settled in.
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:21 pm

My daughter-in-law's first Canvasback. Katherine doubled on two drakes with her little 20. Priority mounts!

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Andean Cinnamons in progress. The largest of the five races of Cinnamons. Last two I need are in Columbia and the toughest to get. Bucket list!

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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Great looking birds Pat! That's gonna be one happy daughter in law :thumbsup:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Skunk duck...
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby montana bound » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:16 pm

looks great! :thumbsup:

I used to shoot them on the Delaware bay where I used to live.

How was the smell while fleshing ? :lol3:
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Re: What's on everybody's workbench ...?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:18 pm

Very nice Brando!

I can't wait to get it sent to me! Don't send it to a Cougar, send it to a puma...Pete Puma that is! hroooo! A whole lot of-um!
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