Blind test

Discussion in 'Birds' started by dmwphoto, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. I set up a makeshift blind in the woods behind my house today. It was mostly cloudy most of the 6 hours I spent sitting here but lots of action. The squirrel was nearly caught by a red shouldered hawk and if I had not been so surprised by the attack I could have got it captured. The hawk actually hit the ground trying to get the squirrel, near miss. got a picture of the hawk but not a very good one so I will not post that.
    did you see that?????? he nearly got me
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    I might not have the brightest colors but they say I am pretty...
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    OK, OK so I GOT THE BRIGHTEST COLORS, am I pretty???
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    Dave
     
  2. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Cool shots..
     
  3. Dave
    Very nice love the red bellied woodpecker the blind will help very much
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Looks like the blind worked well. Very good shots Dave. :smile:
     
  5. Very cool Dave, that's crazy the hawk missed!
     
  6. I have just started using a blind and they can make a big difference your so close that you can tell the sound of the different birds by there wing noises the woodies sound a lot different than the others.

    I haven't seen any hawks when in the blind yet but a sharpie took a Pine Siskin I was focusing on once, bit of a suprise.

    Your going to have lots of fun, it pretty neat having so much going on around you and they don't know your there.

    Martin
     
  7. Chip

    Chip

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    Oct 13, 2005
    WA
    Dave,
    Nice shots and great story.
     
  8. Nice shots Dave, you should have posted the hawk anyways. I mean you sat there for 6 hours. LOL.............. Its like fishing all day, and you get that one bite and miss it, urghhhhhhhhhhhhhh. good news is there is always a next time and you dont have to travel far :wink: Would luv to see a pic of blind. Actually thinking of buying one that is built in 15seconds and folds back up to a 30 inch disk by 2-3 inches think. Looks kind of cool :cool:
     
  9. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Dave & Martin I'd like to see a shot of your blinds.

    Keith Can you post a link to the one that you found?

    Thanks,
     
  10. Frank,
    I cut down two small cedar trees and set them using a larger one that still standing as a backdrop to conceal my outline. used the hand saw and cleared a few obstructing bushes in the shooting area. This is located near good food and water sources (natural) at edge of a field just about 30 yards into the woods. Did all the prep on saturday, tried it out sunday, worked great. I own the land so cutting the trees is not a problem. I will try and get back in there next weekend and get a picture of it all.
    here is a link to another one to complimemt Mike mac's posting.
    http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ...lind&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp
     
  11. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks Dave & Mike. :smile:
     
  12. Frank, give you an idea, page 9 of 20 . Mikes looks very similiar. Key is super light weight and it is about the size of a hoola hoop in a bag if that makes sense..........

    http://www.russellsports.com/files/281-300hs06.pdf
     
  13. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks Keith. :smile:
     
  14. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    blind a great idea.
    Dig that squirrel tail action !!
     
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