Saw a great sight while scouting this evening

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Saw a great sight while scouting this evening

Postby Joser06 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:46 pm

So this year I am scouting a lot prior to our opener. I have probably been to 12 of my spots and have hardly seen more than wood duck, which I am not complaining about. Not many mallards and no teal, until tonight. Well I saw all of the common puddlers for the area tonight. I saw woodies, blue wing, green wing, mallards and blacks, but the best thing I saw was this.


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It is tough to see, but that is a hen pintail. Gorgeous bird and it wasn't too afraid of me. The picture was taken through my binoculars and my iphone because I had left my nikon at home. I hope it hangs around another week because that bird is my unicorn. It had some blue on its bill and that's what made me double take it
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Re: Saw a great sight while scouting this evening

Postby MIKE J. » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:51 am

Nice find. The northern pintails are around in small numbers. I agree on the numbers being way down locally when compared to the last 5 years. I have been watching several roosting areas that are typically loaded with teal and woodies and the last 2 week I have seen 12 birds :no: Typically I count them by the hundreds each night.
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Re: Saw a great sight while scouting this evening

Postby woodduck14 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:56 pm

Awesome man, hope it's there for ya on opening day. Hope the drake is there too...
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