Late honker hatch ?

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by Garyoutlaw77, May 29, 2008.

  1. Garyoutlaw77

    Garyoutlaw77 Rough Fish Ambassador

    I fish all over Columbus & have seen honkers hatched as early as April 1 and just the other day I was at COSI down town and some of the Geese are just nesting now. I kinda wonder why they are so far behind the rest of the city's Geese.
  2. Could be that they failed on there first attempt this year and they are renesting. If waterfowl lose a nest before the eggs hatch they will usually renest at least once.

  3. BigChessie

    BigChessie BIG PIMPIN' "GIGELO"

    Gary have you been seeing many bands. The other day my boy and I counted over 25 bands in one spot. lol
  4. Garyoutlaw77

    Garyoutlaw77 Rough Fish Ambassador

    I have been watching this group (50+ Birds) for some time & they have not even made nests this year but laid eggs straight on stone shelfs and have yet to see the first hatch. The Ducks did well enough to start a second clutch. Just has me scratching my head..

    No jewlery or neck collers at COSI this year but have seen a few at Griggs
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Defensor Fortis

    I've been seeing lots of goslings in NE Ohio for some time now. Maybe some of the birds you're seeing are first year birds. They will not mate their first year.
  6. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    i seen what appeared to be a goose sitting on a nest last week!
  7. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    It's plausibile I suppose. I live in Cinci, and walk around A LOT of ponds each day. Havn't saw a nesting Goose for a quite a while come to think of it. Just saw a mallard on a nest about a week ago, I do beleive they've hatched however.