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Mar 14, 2017 12:39 |  #1

these guys have been scarce down here this winter. water levels are not normal


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Mar 14, 2017 17:36 |  #2

Nice flights Bob. Is the water higher or lower than normal?


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Mar 14, 2017 18:40 |  #3

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Nice flights Bob. Is the water higher or lower than normal?

. Most places I go it's lower. The del Ray wetlands are way higher than normal


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Mar 17, 2017 07:49 |  #4

Nice flight s as well brilliant colours.


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Mar 17, 2017 08:44 |  #5

CaptBob wrote in post #18300820 (external link)
these guys have been scarce down here this winter. water levels are not normal

Is that what it is?

You're sure right....I never see them any more. And we're about 4 inches light in the rain department. The lakes and ponds are all visibly low.


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Mar 17, 2017 10:43 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #6

Very nice Bob!


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Mar 18, 2017 07:42 |  #7

Wallace River wrote in post #18303253 (external link)
Nice flight s as well brilliant colours.

thanks Ian- they are very photogenic. unfortunately I here that water levels in everglades national park are causing a nesting crisis. sea level is up 5 inches, salt intrusion is increasing, fresh water is way lower than normal etc., etc. oh well I'm glad to find a few up by me so I'll keep at it

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Is that what it is?

You're sure right....I never see them any more. And we're about 4 inches light in the rain department. The lakes and ponds are all visibly low.

they move around a lot looking for ideal conditions- last year we had extra winter rain and which brought them closer to the roads where I drive.

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Very nice Bob!

thanks for looking Ted


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Mar 18, 2017 18:02 |  #8

Nice shooting, Bob. The Spoonies are "more widely dispersed " around here according the the local experts. Water levels are good, so, maybe food issue? Seen some but not the usual numbers.


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Mar 21, 2017 20:09 |  #9

ardeekay wrote in post #18304558 (external link)
Nice shooting, Bob. The Spoonies are "more widely dispersed " around here according the the local experts. Water levels are good, so, maybe food issue? Seen some but not the usual numbers.

down here they say they did not have a good nesting year. water is key to them though - not too high, not too low. and falling is best


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