I don't post a lot of reports on here and this isn't a true report, but I just had to share this.
I did a solo bay hunt this past Saturday and overall it wasn't great.
The first hour or so I was only seeing one or two big flocks(Redheads) way out over the open water no where near my spread. Honestly the wind wasn't exactly right for this spot but I was jonesing for a bay hunt.
About 8:30 a solo duck comes in and flares just at the edge of my spread, I got him on the second shot and it was a drake wigeon, only my second wigeon ever. If you recall my post from a week or two ago about where to target wigeon, you'll know that I haven't had the greatest luck targeting those birds. It was beautiful! I realize it isn't a great one but in comparison to my first, it was great! Lol.
Then at least another hour goes by before I see the next flock. It was another big flock of redheads on the horizon, somehow, I got them to turn using a wigeon call. (Used it on the wigeon as well) At first half of the flock broke off and turned to my spread, then the second wave of birds followed. The first half split again so at this point it was about 1/4 of the original flock. They cupped over my spread but then began to lift and I knew I'd been spotted, I decided to take the shot. Whiffed on the first shot then on the followup shot, I smoked 2 of them. The first one is the nicest Redhead I've ever gotten, the second was pretty good as well and maybe the 2nd best for me. So my slow hunt improved quickly with that flock. That was it for the day but it was a good day with only drakes taken!
Picture time. The redhead on the right is the good one! If I didn't already have 4 birds in the freezer, he'd have joined them. I'm already regretting not putting him in there. I just couldn't justify it. I've had one in there a couple years already and just can't afford it. Didn't see the sense in adding a fifth.