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I was gonna say my yard has been thick with juvenile birds the last few days, always harder to ID birds this time of year. Had an albino something or other with a flock of birds, not sure I've seen an albino bird before. And just had a sharp shinned hawk hanging out on the branch above the feeders.
But I feed ALL of the birds......love them raptors.
I will say the cowbirds around sure tolerate the dog or I getting pretty close to them.
Had a decent trip. We fished the evening of Aug. 9-Aug. 15. Had 2 pretty good days, 2 bad days, and the rest were just so-so. Dad, Uncle, and Grandpa don't like getting up early anymore so we usually outdrink the fish at night and sleep in mornings.
We have slowly been learning how to consistently catch fish on this lake. The local guys don't provide any information and neither do the guys that have been making the trip for 20+ years. Can't say I blame them much, but would have shortened the learning curve for us a little bit. We found a bay a few years back that we can catch 10-16" walleye all day in, just a shallow weedy bay pulling spinners. Usually get enough eyes' for dinner and then go search the reefs, shorelines, and islands for bigger fish.
I think we finally dialed in on some bottom bouncers and have 2-3 spots were we can go and most likely catch fish with the chance at some big ones. 1oz to 1-1/2oz BB with leeches or worms work the best on these spots. 2 spots are reefs topping out at 9-10fow and the other spot is a little flatter, with access to some shallow weeds. We also deep troll suspended fish some evenings and don't catch a lot, but the ones we do are bigger fish. We found iwe caught more fish when we were running and gunning. Fish a spot for 20-30 minutes and then move on until we found some fish. This kind of stinks for Grandpa but he understands we can't catch them if they are there and active.
Biggest of the week was 26 1/4" walleye with 20-25 eyes' over 20". I think I had 2 -25" and also a 37" pike the last evening. Really fun time and scenery with the family. Looking forward to next year and searching more of the lake.
Not a cowbird. We have several around here and they are generally dark-black grey and brown. The pictured bird almost looks as though it could be an immature yellow headed blackbird. Cowbirds are quite reclusive and we have been surprised they come out to our feeders, but they have become pretty regular customers. Like the deer that graze in the front yard. Last night we had the buck, doe and twin fawns and even though we talked softly to them they did not spook, but seemed to simply acknowledge our presence on the deck and continued to feed.
And of course, as usual, the black squirrels are gathering all MY walnuts! darn.....I just can't win. The chipmunks eat my strawberries, deer eat tomato plants and squirrels eat my walnuts.
I'm left with this old bottle of Beefeaters, a small bottle of vermouth and a few olives in a jar. Things are tough out here in the wilderness.
Spending most of my time in Dallas these days due to my job. Will be fishing the Otter County Area in a couple of weeks. Can't wait! Just wondering what you guys are seeing? I am assuming the Bass are in and will be in their late summer patterns which to me means that you could find 'em anywhere. One of the questions my friend had (I guess watching KVD in Elite Series and Major League fishing -- I think his recent win on the Elite Series on St Lawrence River was mainly a drop shot) was jerk baits for this time of year. Frankly, I use mostly jigs and plastics. Watching KVD, I think I should give jerk baits more a try.
It looks yellow in the bad picture but it's a very rusty medium brown. Definatly in the blackbird family though I think. I need a decent camera. Eye guy, you told me about a not too expensive digital camera with a good zoom lens didn't you? I don't think that's it. The ring on its back is the same rust color.
It looks way to light brown to be a cowbird but I see nothing else in my bird book it could be??? I know this is a bad picture but it's the best I can do. The thing is so tame I can almost walk right up to it and it never goes away for long.