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 Post subject: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:23 am 
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~ Gadwalls ~ I observed this Gadwall pair dabbling amongst numerous Mallards yesterday afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:01 pm 
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Mike,

Nice photograph. I bagged my first Gadwall this past season; a drake, and a pterodactyl of a drake at that. The Gadwall, along with the drake Spoonie, are pretty underrated birds in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Good enough for a postcard IMO!

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 pm 
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AKA Gray ducks in Louisiana.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Nice picture, Whistler.

Tide, yes, better known as gray ducks here. We used to shoot lots of them in SE La., but not much anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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lossking wrote:
Nice picture, Whistler.

Tide, yes, better known as gray ducks here. We used to shoot lots of them in SE La., but not much anymore.



Yep, we ( former brother in law and his friends ) used to hunt out of Venice and Delacroix Island.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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We hunted near Delacroix and Reggio, had beaucoup gray ducks there back then.


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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lossking wrote:
We hunted near Delacroix and Reggio, had beaucoup gray ducks there back then.



We were hunting there in mid-80`s . Grays, widgeon, teal mostly. I remember all the boats leaving the launch in the dark, loaded with hunters and dogs and equipment, sometimes not much freeboard, it`s a miracle nobody drowned! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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:lol: Yes, but those were the good old days...


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Thanks to all that responded. I agree that Gadwall are underrated and the drakes are particularly handsome birds. This is the first pair I have seen inland in Connecticut and I have been a hardcore waterfowl hunter for 50 years.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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I agree, Mike. Gadwalls are fine birds. I've always been pleased to have them in the day's bag and on the table.


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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lossking,

I agree living in La in Slidell for a time, they were around my over grown boat dock, simply beautiful Gray Ducks. Not as taste as Wood Ducks but very good eating in their own right.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Pine Creek/Dave wrote:
lossking,

I agree living in La in Slidell for a time, they were around my over grown boat dock, simply beautiful Gray Ducks. Not as taste as Wood Ducks but very good eating in their own right.

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Maybe not quite the equal of teal or wood ducks, but I never met one I didn't enjoy taking home for dinner. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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lossking wrote:
Pine Creek/Dave wrote:
lossking,

I agree living in La in Slidell for a time, they were around my over grown boat dock, simply beautiful Gray Ducks. Not as taste as Wood Ducks but very good eating in their own right.

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Maybe not quite the equal of teal or wood ducks, but I never met one I didn't enjoy taking home for dinner. :wink:



Filet mignon of the air!

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Beautiful picture!

as an aside for all the talk about woodies and teal being a better eating duck i've yet to cook any bird that tasted quite so good as a briefly brined then low temp smoked mallard breast.

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 Post subject: Re: ~ A Gadwall Pair ~
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Wow! That looks reeeeally good.




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