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    Default Spring is here!

    Saw my first group of geese today!!!
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    Most of been the same ones that flew over my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Saw my first group of geese today!!!
    Not sure what it is, but the hair on the back of my neck always Stands up and I get kinda choked up, when I hear a Wedge of geese or a flock of Cranes go over...

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    Saw about 75 going over merrel field about 430...

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    Saw first flock of the year midday fri. on the inlet in front of Cordova. Maybe the same ones.....Hurry Sept.

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    I saw what i think were a bunch of cacklers today up around rabbit slough and the hay flats. Probly about 30 or so with a few big geese and ducks mixed in.

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    Snows are back to. Seen them when I was out training on the flats.

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    Yep, there were a couple on the hayflats and the Knik river on Saturday.
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    Saw our first flock of about 35-30 Canadiens Saturday. No open sloughs/lagoons here yet to bring em down tho.
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    It's called The Spring Migration, It happens every year about this time.

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    Have not seen any yet but I have my eyes on the sky looking for some early migrators. Can't wait till September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK DUCKMAN View Post
    It's called The Spring Migration, It happens every year about this time.
    i thought alll we shot were local ducks. once those are gone its game over.........there are no ducks in alaska
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    One of the ponds where I walk/work the dog now has an open lead. Yesterday it held a pair of Mallards and a Pintail drake. Pup got very excited.
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    Did anybody happen to notice the thousands of geese in the slough that runs under the Palmer exit where the glenn and parks split? I went down with my spotting scope just to see if I could find some neck bands or leg bands. There were tons of Cacklers, Taverners, Specklebelly and Snow Geese. There was even a hybrid Snow/Cackler and a few swans. For ducks we saw pintails, goldeneye, widgeon, ringbills, mallards, and mergansers. The bird that really had me drooling though was the big drake canvasback I saw! Another guy standing there said there was 3 drake hooded mergansers in the tailrace. I didn't even know we had them up here. Get out and see the birds while they are here, they will push north soon.
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    Here is a couple pics from today:
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    Yep, saw them all on Saturday. Wish I would had time to stop. Great time to see birds you seldom see any other time of year.
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    pics of the hoodeds or it didnt happen!!!
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    i stopped yesterday and saw a few, not like what is in the pics, newhere close to "thousands". me think somebody is seeing spots. Bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by akblackdawg View Post
    i stopped yesterday and saw a few, not like what is in the pics, newhere close to "thousands". me think somebody is seeing spots. Bud

    There were most definitely "thousands" the day duckslayer and I drove by. As far as you could see they were piled in there on top of each other. Some may have moved on by now, but a week ago, definitely thousands.

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    Bud, I wish you could have been there to see it. The pics I have only show the birds in the water, and it was taken on my iPhone, every few min a flock would jump up and fly around, each flock was probably 300 or more birds. They are spread out all over that Trunk road area now.
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