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#10892202 - 06/03/15 09:41 AM Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1857
Loc: Hurst, Texas
This morning at 6:00AM I went to a local park pond. It was a beautiful morning under a full moon. There was no wind, but the water was an ugly chocolate brown color.

The bluegills were nowhere to be found. I did catch a few tiny ones.That pond was last stocked with bluegill in 2002, and the sunfishing is usually poor. I am told it was very good at one time.

I caught bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills. I also saw a very unusual water bird with odd facial markings.

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#10892242 - 06/03/15 09:58 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40100
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I don't like fishing in muddy water but lately that is all we got. Things are starting to clear up and conditions are improving each day. It will only get better! thumb




Side Note: At least you got out there and caught a few fish. Nicely done. cheers
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#10892251 - 06/03/15 10:08 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
Blues Online   crying
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1938


http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id


Yellow crowned night heron and a nice looking one!!

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#10892258 - 06/03/15 10:11 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Blues]
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Originally Posted By: Blues


http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id


Yellow crowned night heron and a nice looking one!!




Thanks "Blues" for the I.D. I was just fixing to look it up! coolio
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#10892277 - 06/03/15 10:28 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
Blues Online   crying
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1938
You guys help everybody all the time with the gills...if there's one subject I have ground to stand on it's Texas birds.

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#10892332 - 06/03/15 10:50 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Blues]
Smithaven Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1857
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Thanks for the ID. I have never seen one before. It was quite unafraid, and came within 10 feet of where I was standing.

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#10892339 - 06/03/15 10:54 AM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
Blues Online   crying
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1938
Usually do their hunting at night and stay bedded in tight cover during the day. I would assume fishing is tough for him too with the muddy water at night, so he was trying in the early morning.

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#10892533 - 06/03/15 12:24 PM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 178
Beautiful bird! Some fish is better than no fish! thumb

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#10895514 - 06/04/15 02:31 PM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Love those nature post. Nice job. woot

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#10908612 - 06/10/15 12:26 PM Re: Birds, bullheads, turtles and tiny Bluegills [Re: Smithaven]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10212
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Enjoyed both post and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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