^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Based on surrounding reports, I would estimate there were about 4 grand in the region as of Saturday.
The actual opener (Thursday) was not as good as it would have been the previous Saturday IMO.
There were a lot of juve's, however more unattached adults arrived early last week and promptly started organizing them.
Always shoot the white one's first.
Yep. See it all the time.Most people don’t realize it when the adult or lead bird talks and will pull the juvies and even adults that get pulled toward your spread back into formation.
That is impressive. Smart birds.Yep. See it all the time.
Last week before opener, I watched an unattached group that had been corralled by a smaller family group w/adults.
They flew in and sat them in a bulrush stand of ours, left them and flew out to scout new areas, came back 30 minutes later and called them all out and left.