Have only seen the same local flocks for the last month-ish. 50ish birds total, a few less after monday, but they haven't all hit the field I hunt at the same time. Seems a couple small flocks show in the morning, and a larger one in the afternoon.
Outsiders call us sadists or masochists; sometimes both. Others, mostly ourselves, describe our activities in romantic, even heroic, terms. We take ourselves very seriously and tend to forget that much of duck and goose hunting is fun and sometimes ridiculous.
The perils of duck hunting are great, especially for the duck.