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Offline saltyshores

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O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« on: Mar 01, 2018, 04:42 PM »
The string of warm days has got some of the spring bird migrations underway. While out in the yard, I just heard the first woodcock "peint". I commonlly hear the first one in the first week of March, so this one is right on schedule.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2018, 05:42 PM »
You should be listening to your reel squawk in stead of listening to birds.
Got some nice slabs today, along with a pail of yellows, time to fire up the smoker. :)
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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2018, 05:59 PM »
You're right, Bob. We expect to be back in N. Yarmouth this Sunday night.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2018, 06:01 PM »
The string of warm days has got some of the spring bird migrations underway. While out in the yard, I just heard the first woodcock "peint". I commonlly hear the first one in the first week of March, so this one is right on schedule.

Love those timberdoodles, spring and fall.  :)

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2018, 06:16 PM »
Might be the earliest woodcock arrival .  This might mean Ice fishing will be over sooner than expected.  I am glad I spent the whole day out ther jigging ,Ended up with 5lbs of perch fillets.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #5 on: Mar 02, 2018, 06:26 AM »
They have long bills, but not long enough to penetrate the 3 ft. of snow on the ground up here ;D

The Cabela's Fishing catalog came in the mail yesterday though.  That counts as a sign of spring.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #6 on: Mar 02, 2018, 07:08 AM »
They have long bills, but not long enough to penetrate the 3 ft. of snow on the ground up here ;D

The Cabela's Fishing catalog came in the mail yesterday though.  That counts as a sign of spring.

You got that right.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2018, 07:41 AM »
Yeah, I saw one about 10 days ago, in Hancock. It was friggin cold that day.
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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #8 on: Mar 02, 2018, 08:34 AM »
Right , Clamfarmer, we are right on the coast with lots of alders and the snow has disappeared, so that's a better condition for early woodcock than northern Maine.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2018, 09:27 AM »
With  the sun up over two hours and the side hills after this storm suspect Woodcock will be everywhere.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #10 on: Mar 02, 2018, 04:47 PM »
The dog went on point for the first time yesterday. The nummah cant hold point but she chased 2 or 3 around here in So Maine.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2018, 06:23 AM »
No pic?
It must be something in the water.

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:09 AM »
So much for spring ??? Poor woodcock are going to be sorely disappointed by mid-day tomorrow... At least it will be good sledding to the lakes until April now!!!  @) :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #13 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:48 AM »
So much for spring ??? Poor woodcock are going to be sorely disappointed by mid-day tomorrow...   @) :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

By this this timee tomorrow, all the woodcock in Maine will be digging for worms with snow shovels.  ;D ;D

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #14 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:55 AM »
StolenB8  good sledding if you don't  go over some of the open holes which were getting pretty big

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #15 on: Mar 08, 2018, 03:51 PM »
StolenB8  good sledding if you don't  go over some of the open holes which were getting pretty big

Just gotta head north woodchip 👌

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Re: O/T First Woodcock in Machiasport
« Reply #16 on: Mar 08, 2018, 04:09 PM »
We had a lot of Red Wing blackbirds show up at feeders in the last couple of days.  This snow will raise up lakes all over and when that happens we get more open water around shoreline .  This can be very dangerous!!!!!!!!!

 



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