Birds are on the move! Reports from the weekend have been coming in of huge masses of snows and specks starting to push back to the north. As last weeks temps warmed up the specks started staging in to larger groups preparing for the journey back to the north. However the push north maybe slowed down by a cold front from the northwest predicted to drop 1 to 4 inches of snow in Nebraska and Northwest Iowa. Currently the snow line is at South Dakota, Minnesota, and Northern Wisconsin. Without any major changes in the weather forecast, there should be no stopping the migration in the midwest and it could make for a hard last few weeks in the south and the rest of the states speck seasons will be closed.
Seth Ousley from Crowley, Louisiana reports:
The daily bird flight has changed since the freeze we had recently. I saw migrators coming in and have noticed the birds flight patterns have become extremely unpredictable due to them being new to the area. I’m afraid we have already lost some birds in south Louisiana as quick as we got some new ones. The specks are flying in strong flocks staying near the bodies of snows. Safety in numbers has increased the size of our decoy spread to ensure a good hunt on a tough day. Regardless we will give them hell till the end!
Brady Duhon reports from Gueydan, Louisiana:
Our birds have pushed out man not sure what’s going on we will be picking up duck decoys here in next couple days draining our water to try and get specks to move back in. We are loosing birds daily with this warm up and will be in the field this week searching for specks a little further north.