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Duck Pond

Postby mtlhdr » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:51 am

Took this photo with my cell phone yesterday of one of the public land jump shootin' ponds that I like to visit. The water levels haven't recovered from 4 years of drought but it's getting there. It didn't offer up any birds this day but it did this photo op...

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Re: Duck Pond

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:07 pm

Nice. Looks like it might be a difficult sneak depending on where the ducks are?
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Re: Duck Pond

Postby blue04 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Sort of looks like a golf course :-)
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Re: Duck Pond

Postby mtlhdr » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:30 am

AverageGuy wrote:Looks like it might be a difficult sneak depending on where the ducks are?

If it's full and the ducks are up either arm, they're too far for a decent shot. Otherwise, there's a dam face that provides the cover. This area is a former cattle ranch and all of the ponds were formed by earthen dams.

blue04 wrote:Sort of looks like a golf course

You're kinda right. There was a big fire out there this summer (you can see a good and scorched area in the upper left). Thankfully the fire spared a lot of the habitat but it did burn a lot of the undergrowth and weeds. With the rains we've had so far, regrowth has started and put a nice layer of green on the ground in places.
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Re: Duck Pond

Postby LongHammer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:25 pm

Really cool looking photo. I could sit under that tree all day ducks or no ducks.
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