Saturday, October 06, 2007

October 6th, 2007 Opening Day

First day of the 2007 season, and it was a warm one. It is one thing to swat mosquitoes, but wiping sweat at the same time make it a short day. We have not had a frost in the area yet this fall, and as always you really need a good killing frost before the biting critters are asleep for the season.

As what we seen it was just a little exciting. Several bunches of ducks, and there were a few big ducks along with the usual, Teal, Widgeon, Gadwall, Woodies. Etc. Had a couple of chances, at some of them, but did not go. The Goose picture was even more exciting. Had a pair of big boys that passed right over the pit, giving us at best a marginal shot, but thinking they were going to circle for a better shot, passed on that shot. I was gone on the second opportunity. There were 3 in this bunch, and since I was not there, I am not sure just what happened, but understand there was another marginal shot on them too. This three settled into the decoys and escaped un harmed. Seen a single Canada, and I think that wraps up the total excitement on Canada’s.

Now the real exciting news. Had a flock of nine. Another flock of 14 and the third flock of four, Whitefronts. What is going on, are they getting ready to move?? They are a couple of weeks early, but when you start seeing them, they are usually well underway, for their annual push through this area. So keep an eye on this report and also listen to other reports, because they wait for no one when they decide to move, it goes in 2-5 days.

So we didn’t get any shots but all in all, was a fun morning. The sunrise was just a sunrise, so after it was apparent that, the 12:08 flight was not showing up we jumped the ship and come home.

This is the way I am doing it this season. If there is something to report I will write a report, but if nothing I am skipping that evening report.

So as always, Remember the troops in your evening prayers, and check back
See Ya Carl

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