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"Northern Birds" Dove #5915289 09/06/15 04:55 PM
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This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?


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When the bird populations have been spotty and all of a sudden they increase, there is a cold front to the north maybe not reaching all the way south but there, it's not rocket science to figure out what happend.


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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?


That's what outfitters tell you when the hunting is slow.

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The birds are a lot bigger. Normally the pin feathers are longer. Not all guides are liars...

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Originally Posted By: STXHO
The birds are a lot bigger. Normally the pin feathers are longer. Not all guides are liars...


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They have a funny accent


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Northern birds show up carrying carpetbags with a sense of entitlement.

Ok, actually just watch for the cold fronts. They generally push birds south.

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SA weather guessers are saying next weekend a strong cold front will hit south TX. I say bs


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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
This weekend I heard allot about when the "Northern Birds get here". "these are all resident birds" etc.

When do you know the "Northern Birds" are here?

have the guide/outfitter call you?


Ain't no northern birds here- all locals


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The strong coldfronts will push the north texas birds south and will bring MAYBE the northern birds here, IF they ever stop in north texas.
I prefer no fronts and keep on shooting the 'locals'

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seen a pic on another forum from NW Panhandle and the lines were full of birds...
we normally have a front thru here mid-sept before Szone opens
our resident doves go south and we have to wait for the Plains birds to arrive...

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I have no idea if it has anything to do with a front, but my bag included much bigger birds yesterday than the hatchlings I was killing one the first 2 days of the season. I think half of those still had pieces of egg shells in their feathers!

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Noticed several very large groups around Frisco this morning that were not here yesterday. Larger birds as well.


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Originally Posted By: NTX RAIDER
I have no idea if it has anything to do with a front, but my bag included much bigger birds yesterday than the hatchlings I was killing one the first 2 days of the season. I think half of those still had pieces of egg shells in their feathers!


We had same - very few this years hatch


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