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  1. As B725 says this is more commonly used as a green fertiliser. There were 3 farmers using this in our patch over the summer espescially on ground that they were unable to drill with spring crops. It made little sense to me when you consider the diesel costs of working the ground & drilling, the spray costs (these crops were dessicated ) ,then chopped & finally cultivated into the new seedbed this Autumn. On the up side a couple of fields did attract pigeons...one field early on where they were after the rape & red clover as it emerged & one after it had been chopped. The
  2. That's about the size of bag me & my mate would have counted as a good session! ( Well done ..but there's no need to shout ). They are still finding the odd stubble but they are rapidly being ploughed in & drilled around here; Drillings are not attracting much attention either. Same with the maize unfortunately.
  3. Perfect session for you & the 'boys' I'd say. You're getting quite professional with the filming as well...beginning , middle & end with decent music. Ted & Bear will have dreamt about the morning when they got in front of the fire back home. You shot quite well into the bargain. Wheels are bound to come off soon. Thanks for posting.
  4. Shot a few in Herefordshire this evening & was also surprised that a few had acorns in their crops. A large crop of acorns in our neck of the woods but today was the first time I'd seen them dropping out of their cups rather than being 'ripped off' the trees by a high wind. V little breeze today here. Fewer pigeons than usual for the Autumn in my fairly extensive patch. I worry a little that the late harvest will provide too much in the way of stubbles for the birds to concentrate on the acorns? In my book the flighting of birds over Oak trees beats shooting semi- hovering birds over dec
  5. Wow> How much does he charge per hour for modeling duties? Another picture highlighting your photographic skills GG.
  6. You are holding up the video section on your own Big Al.That cottage fire would be surrounded by knackered dogs at the end of the day? Who said dog's can't smile for the camera? The season is over in a second it seems..probably my age as well , time goes quicker! Only a few days left to savour & then concentrate on the pigeon population. I must contribute more; Have a day on Thurs which I shall try to record. Keep smiling Ted & Co.
  7. Snipe retrieve picture is one to savour.
  8. These reports are a testament to your experience, fieldcraft & above all your accuracey when set up.I think a lot of us here know that bags like these don't just materialise from thin air. Yet another satisfying read at a late Sunday breakfast; With your report PC & a trip to watch The Saints winning yesterday it has turned into rather a good weekend! Unfortunately my pigeoning has had to stop temporarily as my gamedealer has stopped taking pigeons for reasons best known only to him. With two freezers full & unable to find anyone else to take them I'm reluctant to shoot & jus
  9. Oh lucky man. Looked like perfect conditions for a walk round & I think we can all relate to truely mixed bag like this,although I think my legs would have surrendered long before the duck flight! Are'nt those teal such beautiful birds ( & tastey). Man & dog in harmony it would seem.What is the best species count you've had on your grounds? You must have been close to it on this outing?
  10. Well done Bear.. mind you he has a good mentor. One or two good birds there as well. You can't beat a walk around with the dogs at Christmas time , espescially in those wild surroundings. (Must do a bit of editing of my Gopro footage soon ,I've got a bit lazy). Happy new year to you all over there.
  11. So glad to see this! Looks as sound as a bell; Now all you have to do is train him not to carry the hide net across the field when you've brought down one of your 50 yarders.
  12. Of course a lot is in the cooking & what else is used to add flavour, particularly to sauce made from tthe meat. But that taken I would have said Teal & Muntjak until we were invited to share a saddle of Chinese Water Deer. That hit the spot that day..maybe it was also the company? Worst?....inland Widgeon; As bad as pike!
  13. More & more like Scorcese with a story to tell. Great video Big Al. As you already know I'm a big fan of Ted; He would swim to Ardboe & back to retrieve a bird for you,(I am assuming you are on the East shore of Neagh from your accent)? I just got a new Lab pup last week (9 weeks) If she turns out half as good I shall be happy. Those two high ducks would have made it all worthwhile. Thanks for the entertainment.
  14. Fantastic breakfastime read there Sako...thanks. You can almost hear those geese from the photographs. What could be better for most of us on this forum than being out there in the elements surrounded by such a concentration & variety of wildlife, the shooting would be a bonus I think. Great pictures & a happy wee dog.
  15. Very sorry to hear of your loss Shootthepigeon. It sounds to me from the sequence of events that your bitch had bled internally from one of the ovarian arteries where a ligature had slipped; With this there is a slow deterioration, weakness, pale membranes, rapid respiration & heart beat. It is sad that the vets did not take her back in ,put her on fluids & investigate the reason for her deterioration. I know you didn't want to take her back for a post mortem ...you are quite right that it would not bring her back,& if you did want to find out for further informatio
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