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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby waterfowlman » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:39 am

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:06 pm

Keep the migration reports coming from up the flyway. :thumbsup:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:19 pm

North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:41 am

65 degrees today. Ten day average is mid 40's high mid 30's low.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:14 pm

beretta24 wrote:North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.


That sucks.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:02 am

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beretta24 wrote:North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.


That sucks.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:07 am

There seems to be a healthy number of birds in the state. Everyone I talk to says they have birds. Most say they have more than normal. This is indicative of what I thought would happen. With the late migration more landowners had fields flooded which in turn stopped more waterfowl. We didn't see the mass concentration early, but I expect to see the birds load up once season opens. Usually the opening day of season is a non stop influx of birds seeking refuge. We will see.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:56 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby 18javelin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:15 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Image

BIRDS!!!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 pm

that almost qualifies as a 'mega flock ton' of birds! :clapping: :clapping: thanks for the pics. Cason.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:50 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Image



Byers, I think your lens is dirty... there are a bunch of tiny imperfections that keep messing up that beautiful scenery picture... :hammer:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:54 pm

If it's not froze up yet...

It will be.

Winnipeg, Canada. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0547

Minneapolis, MN. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USMN0503
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby sprigs4days » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:59 pm

what's your duck numbers estimation now Cason?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:05 pm

LARGE quantities of "fowl" excrement.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:09 pm

D Comeaux wrote:LARGE quantities of "fowl" excrement.


I bet there is a metric ton of goose poop
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:13 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:16 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
D Comeaux wrote:LARGE quantities of "fowl" excrement.


I bet there is a metric flock ton of goose poop


FIFY.... :wink:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:16 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Image

That's Nice.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:17 pm

:lol: :lol:

That's just amazing Byers.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby teddysberna » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:20 pm

How far from the house are all these birds? I feel like the noise would drive me insane trying to sleep
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:23 pm

teddysberna wrote:How far from the house are all these birds? I feel like the noise would drive me insane trying to sleep


Ya there's not much quiet.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:50 pm

teddysberna wrote:How far from the house are all these birds? I feel like the noise would drive me insane trying to sleep

Some people get used to it. Grizz is not one.
Hard to say on the duck numbers swamp. They're all mixed in with the snows. Did see a bull sprig pintail today.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:59 pm

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teddysberna wrote:How far from the house are all these birds? I feel like the noise would drive me insane trying to sleep

Some people get used to it. Grizz is not one.
Hard to say on the duck numbers swamp. They're all mixed in with the snows. Did see a bull sprig pintail today.

By that I assume that most of the pintails are not plumed out yet, which is unusual. We did not see many here that were plumed out with visible sprigs.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:18 pm

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teddysberna wrote:How far from the house are all these birds? I feel like the noise would drive me insane trying to sleep

Some people get used to it. Grizz is not one.
Hard to say on the duck numbers swamp. They're all mixed in with the snows. Did see a bull sprig pintail today.

By that I assume that most of the pintails are not plumed out yet, which is unusual. We did not see many here that were plumed out with visible sprigs.

They're not funky looking anymore, but we rarely see full sprigs until later in the season.
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