Name: Bill Dougan
Date: December 9, 2013
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Weather: Temps for the first part of the week are going to be cold lows – 7 Celsius, highs of – 4 Celsius with flurries and moderate winds, getting much colder later in the week with high of – 11Celsius and lows of -15 Celsius.
Snow Cover: Had some snow early in the week but most of the fields have very little snow left on them.
Water Conditions: Some ponds are freezing up for a day or so then opening up. Rivers are all open but that may change by the end of the week.
Feeding Conditions: Geese are feeding once a day late in the day on sunny days; on dirty days they are feeding around mid-morning. Ducks are feeding before and after legal shooting times.
Species and Numbers: Good numbers of both ducks and geese here now, starting to see more and more divers showing up also.
Migrations: We have all our birds here now the only birds left to come will be the late season divers. May have lost a few birds with the very high north winds and bad weather that we had during the first part of the week.
Season Stage: We are starting our eleventh week of the season, which opened on October 1st our season closes on December 31.
Hunting Report: Hunting is still very good; have to be where the birds are going now all feeding together in big flocks.
Gossip: Guys are starting to harvest some nice divers and sea ducks. A few guys are picking up some banded birds also.
Name: Russell Brzezinski
Date:December 8th, 2013
Weather:Unseasonably Cold, low 20’s, Windy and overcast
Water Conditions: Windy, NW winds,
Feeding Conditions: N/A
Species and Numbers:Good numbers of geese and a fair number of mallards. Not seeing many divers along the river or big water.
Migrations:Geese, and mallards. Another good push of swans seen high overhead.
Season Stage: Towards the end of the regular season.
Hunting Report: Fair shooting for geese and mallards. Tough to get into the divers, but expected better. The elements made the hunt more challenging than it should have been. Lots of areas are freezing up.
Name: Ray St. John
Date: Dec. 09, 2013
Location: London, ON
Weather: Temps were a little below freezing this week. Mild weather to start the week melted almost all snow.
Snow Cover: A light dusting of snow.
Water Conditions: Water levels in the creeks and rivers are back to normal. Small ponds are frozen. Creek and rivers still open.
Feeding Conditions: Feeding conditions are excellent.
Species and Numbers: Many of our birds have left the London area. Hoping that there will be one more push of birds from the north. Moderate numbers of geese remain, very few ducks.
Migrations: Birds starting to migrate south….out of our area.
Season Stage: 1 month left in our regular waterfowl season.
Hunting Report: Tough hunting this week in our area, less geese and terrible weather.
Gossip: No new gossip.