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Lots of different species passing through

There has been some flocks of black jacks (ringneck ducks), wigeon and teal on some ponds near my house for about a week now. This is the time of the year I used to band ducks, you never knew what you would get in the traps.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 07:40 AM
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Where did you band ducks in the Spring?

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Chiques creek near the Penn State experimental farm below Sporting hill and a big pond near where I live in Manor twp. I did preseason banding for wood ducks on the river at Washington Boro but I liked post season banding better because the duck were in their courting clothes.
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No doubt about the colors being better in the Spring.
At MC Lauren has been banding Black ducks in the late Winter/early Spring to help with the Black Duck Study that has been going on. She banded over 60 Black Ducks in the past couple of months.

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I targeted black ducks on Chiques creek back when we were putting reward bands on them for a black duck study. Chiques was a spot black ducked liked because it was wooded on both sides on some stretches, a magnet for woodies and black ducks.
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Yes,good numbers of waterfowl have been moving in the last few weeks. Loons have been showing up also. We have been getting 6-8 pairs of Wood ducks on our pond also.

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Very few ducks moved through this spring. Usually see quite a few divers come through this year hardly any thing showed up. Now geese are a different story. If they don't destroy the eggs on the nest should be a banner year this fall.
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Got a few hanging out on a little hidden pond near where I hunt...
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Saw about 100 bluebills on a small lake today.

Is anybody else seeing sandhill cranes? We have what seems to be a small resident population here now, about 30 birds.

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This is (and always has been) my favorite time to look for birds. More variety than any other time of year and they look the best. Last weekend I saw woodies, mallards, blacks, Green-wing teal, ringnecks, A TON of buffleheads, some bluebills, 2 different kinds of mergansers, and a single drake pintail.
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