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Early season divers? (Follow-up report added)

What species of divers are around the GSL marshes right now? I've heard rumors of a few ruddies and redheads. Anything else? I'm specifically wondering if we have a few ringnecks around.

I normally don't try diver hunting until about November, but I'm thinking about giving it a go tomorrow and wondering how many birds I'll see and what decoys would be appropriate.

I couldn't do any hunting or scouting this week due to school, so I appreciate any feedback. I'll gladly give a follow-up on what I see when I get back tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks!
 

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I saw a guy with Ruddy on opening morning. He had no clue what kind of duck it was either...
 

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I kind of want to go to Farmington Unit 1 and get a limit of Ruddies.

I saw a few nice looking drakes just on the wrong side of the rest area.
 

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Just curious, why would you shoot a ruddy?
Dunno South Carolina, never shot a ruddy. It was some guy I saw with one. Or is it Southern California transplant?
 

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Hey sorry about all that bad weather and destruction back in your home state. They even moved the SC LSU game to BR for tomorrow
 

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There were definitely some ruddies around, but I didn't manage a shot at any of them today (the **** things are really good at sneaking by unnoticed).

I missed on a pair of Canvasbacks and a single Redhead. Not a ton of divers around, but I was glad to find what I had hoped for and get a chance at some nice birds.

I ended the day with two green-winged teal. Nine birds so far this season, and all of them have been greenwings.
 

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Not the best picture in the world, but here you go. I wish there was a Canvasback or two next to them, but I seem to be really good at missing those.
 

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