goosehunter64 wrote:I'm sure they have fooled many birds over the years...and will continue to do so...but....when I'm sitting there for hours and when nothing is flying...I want to at least look at something realistic...but that's just me..
You need to read a chapter from "The Old Man and the Boy" called "A Duck Looks Different to Another Duck". In the story, the boy says that theyr duck decoys don't look much like ducks. Ned, the bou's grandfather and mentor, explains that this is a problem with most people, they're selfish. They think they know what a duck sees and doesn't see. And that those decoys will work fine. The story continues and ultimately proves old Ned to be a wise old codger.
Consider this. A duck has monocular vision, meaning he sees out of only one eye at a time. He has no depth perception because of that. He's passing your spread at anywhere between 25 and 50 mph and looking at the blocks (preferably several) with one eye. He's concentrating of the things that seem natural to him, motion, position and basic
color schemes. And he is processing this through a brain the size of half a walnut! Do you really think it makes much difference?