Today was slow but steady at the hayflats. We had ducks trickling in every half an hour or so. Mostly all we saw were teal. We had one flock of pintails come in. They snuck up on us. We were standing there shooting the bs, when we hear what sounds like a squadron of F-16's coming in. Then suddenly we had pintails diving and rocketing through the decoys, and even through the blind. We ended up dropping 3 of them. When I went to pick one of them up he flew off. And of course I am standing there with an empty shell in my gun. So we really only got 2 of them. We also had a couple of flocks of cranes fly over. Really high, but they were there. I have no idea on how you could get them down to shooting range.
The end of the day total was 16 ducks, 3 Mallards, 3 Pintails, 1 Unidentified Diver, (I think it is a goldeneye, but could be a bluebill) and the rest were teal. I think some of the migrators are here. That flock of pintails were definetly migrators, and I am pretty sure a couple of the flocks of teal that came in were migrators. Maybe duck hunting is going to get really good in the next week or so.