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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Marshall, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Catch Photo And Release

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    Saw some Red Winged Blackbirds today. It is good to see them but i bet they are freezing thier butts off. Usually thats a good sign that spring is not far. I should be seeing the tree swallows in a few days to a week. Last year they came back around march 15th. I sure wish it would at least warm up to normal temps for this time of the year.
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    I agree, I hope this nasty weather chnges before long.
     

  3. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    I saw my 1st buzzard if the year yesterday.
    Red wings are a great sign. :D
    I hope. ;)
     
  4. I've seen buzzards most all winter long... They tend to stick around southern ohio most of the year...
     
  5. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    Its called a freeze line. A buzzard can't eat frozen meat so in the
    late winter as the freeze line moves north so do the buzzards.
    That is why its just a big deal when they show up in Hinckley
    every year. It means the thaw is on the way.
    I don't doubt for a minute that you've seen buzzard all winter long,
    my only question is where? I doubt no ones ability to i.d. birds
    until they prove to me they can't but a crow or a redtailed hawk
    can have the same silhouette as a buzzard at a consideral distance.
    Again not doubting your abiltity just stating a fact. :)
     
  6. hmnmnmnmn Sounds like your calling me out ;)
    I can tell you this much I have $1000.00 says I never have confused a crow or a redtailed hawk for a buzzard or will in the future... :)
    I hunt Morgan, Noble and Muskinghum counties down S.E. Ohio
    A crow and a redtailed hawk prob could not even be seen at the heights a buzzard will be at when floating on the upper wind currents...
    If you would like to take me up on that bet we can go out anytime at your leisure there smallieguy... :D
    In the 47+ years I have been around I doubt I have ever mistaken anything ever for a buzzard/turkey fulture
     
  7. Lundy

    Lundy Staff Member

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    I watched a redtail eating from the gut pile of a deer my son had killed the previous day during the late muzzleloader season. In fact there where 3 different Redtails that ate from the pile, but one was clearly dominant and the others only visited for very short times.

    I neat part of all of this, other than I never knew they would or had seen redtails eat from gut piles, was the interaction of a lone redtail trying to defend the pile from 6-8 buzzards. The hawk was actually able to hold his ground against much bigger birds for almost a 1/2 hr before being finally run off. It was neat to watch the hawk chase them away. It would stand on top of the pile with it's wing spread out and then run toward the buzzards that were only a few feet away.

    I can't imagine many people confusing buzzards, hawks, and crows, at least not most people that I know.
     
  8. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    I stand corrected all knowing, all seeing one.
    just check your spelling.
     
  9. from reading your post I'd say your the all knowing...
    no mano eh [​IMG]
     
  10. oh BTW I said
    I spend a good deal of time down south...
     
  11. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    what the hell is mano?
    And you never answered the question.
    where did you see these buzzards all winter long?
    I wish not to fight with anyone and I even said I'll back off to a known
    bird specialist. Fishing is my thing , if you can teach me something
    I'm smart enough to pay attention but I will not get into a pissing
    contest over a bird.
    Sorry Cylde if I hit a nerve or came at you the wrong way.
     
  12. Freeze

    Freeze Cisco Kid

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    I don't know what the official word on buzzards migrating but I don't recall ever seeing them in the Dayton area in the winter. SE Ohio could very well be a different story as I'm sure 3 hours north of here where Smallieguy lives is different.

    All I do know is - give me some average temps at least.. Com'on mother nature throw us a bone :D
     
  13. well i guess i don't know my birds very well,because i thought i saw buzzards throught the winter.baby bass :) :) :)
     
  14. I'd call that hitting a nerve...
    Guess my spelling needs work ...I was refering to Roberto Duran (no mano) when he quit in his fight with sugar ray same years back...
    I went out to the car and got out my notebook... My kids and I play a game we never named but we count buzzards and get points for them when we are driving around and we only count them if someone else in the car can verify they seen them too...
    we all are running a little over 200 each pt wise...
    So I think we have seen a few together and again man...
    most all winter is not all winter and we had not seen many if any last month but have already this month and I can't wait to see them all the time then that means we all can get some much needed soft water fishing in...
     
  15. Hey baby bass I think some of us may just be in an area that maybe has more but I'll never doubt if someone says they do or they don't...
    They sure are an ugly bird though gezzzzzz...
     
  16. they sure are ugley with there bald heads. baby bass :) :) :)
     
  17. bones

    bones blah-blah-blah

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    seen a eagle today at delaware. could not get a picture all i had was a camera phone.parrothead took a picture of it i hope it turns out.
     
  18. i saw some groundhogs all over the sides of the expressways the other day. they're finally waking from hibernation. hopefully that means ponds will thaw and the walleye will really start running the river soon.
     
  19. ...this winter will be nothing but a memory someday...
    I hope sooner then later...
     
  20. Lewis

    Lewis ORIGINAL TEAM OGF

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    I own some land right near the Guernsey Muskingum county line and I am there nearly every weekend.
    I have been seeing buzzards everyday.
    They winter there.