Fall Jake

dthome

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Well, I figured I’d stir things up a bit since traffic seems a bit slow. Here’s a young Jake I took home from a couple days ago. It took me 12 hours to get this guy. I knew where the birds were roosting, and set up before dawn, but they all flew in the exact opposite direction from where I was expecting. After they left the roost, they entered private land, and I had to wait until nearly sunset when they returned to roost. I shot him 2 minutes before the end of shoot time.

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THE ROMAN ARCHER

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Super congrats dt, great looking bird. Wtg cutting them off to their roost, maybe u missed them leaving but u sure got them coming back after the long Day of waiting and great timing. Thnx for sharing!.......tra
 

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Are you sure that is a jake?
No, actually, I'm not. My conclusion was based on the beard stub and facial caruncles. My guess was that the tail hadn't moulted yet. But I could be wrong!
 

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Doesn't really matter in the Fall. It should be great table fare. I just thought it might be a hen because of the full tail feathers and the feathers appear to go quite a ways up the back of the neck like a hen. I have seen quite a few hens with beards. Congrats either way. Did you get it in San Diego or more North?
 

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All valid points. This was north of San Diego.
 


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