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Eastside Bird counts
« on: September 27, 2023, 10:21:32 AM »
All,

I was out last weekend driving the roads looking for Pheasants and Quail, I saw a few birds but not many. What are you guys seeing? does it look like we had a good hatch this year?

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2023, 10:24:34 AM »
Scouting my normal haunts during the youth season a couple of weeks ago quail are doing well pheasant a repeat of the last few years.  Few and far between

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2023, 10:39:47 AM »
I'm not much help here ,cause Eastern WA is so big.
Quail everywhere.
Pheasant always seem to be in some private field.
I don't hunt them,but that's what I always see.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2023, 12:16:55 PM »
Near Seven Bays - Good looking quail numbers with several decent hatches it appears based on sizes I am seeing. Same for Turkeys, they look to have had a great hatching season.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2023, 01:23:08 PM »
Good numbers in the Palouse where I have been. Seem to be alot of unique colors this year that must have been released. Be a good year for a few oddly colored roosters to mount. Blacknecks, grey rumps, greens and seen a few melanistic looking ones.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2023, 01:42:29 PM »
Quail seem to be doing pretty well around my area. Not sure about pheasant, don't really look for them and can't imagine there are many in my area.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2023, 02:07:49 PM »
Pretty much status quo as the last couple years.   great quail, poor pheasant, mediocre chukar, grouse sporadic

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2023, 07:21:02 AM »
I've seen a few roosters along the road getting grit, quite a few quail. I'd also say, just a normal amount of sightings. I haven't been up for grouse yet. I was reading on another forum, folks back east are concerned Turkeys are raiding grouse nests. Wonder if this is an issue in our State with high population numbers of turkey. I've seen chickens catch and eat mice, snakes, or what ever they can get ahold of. Are Turkeys any different?
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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2023, 07:25:45 AM »
Pheasant numbers are way down on the Yakama reservation this year. Quail did fine donít know what happened with the pheasant, very few young ones.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2023, 07:52:33 AM »
Ugh, I wanna delete my post...  :chuckle: Everyone's gonna be hunting the Palouse now. It's OK, I don't bird hunt. I use my property as a nesting site and to keep numbers up in my area. Really I have seen plenty of birds all the way to the Snake River and even to Pomeroy and Dayton. Seems to be average to above average in alot of areas. I even saw late hatch groups running along the roadways at the end of harvest.

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2023, 08:23:31 AM »
Pheasant numbers are way down on the Yakama reservation this year. Quail did fine donít know what happened with the pheasant, very few young ones.
There is a hell surge on coyotes down there.  That isnt helping.   Probably fewer trappers down there as well with skunks and coons.   

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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2023, 08:32:46 AM »
Seems to be an exceptional number of birds of prey this year. Seeing a ton of hawks while out grouse hunting.
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Re: Eastside Bird counts
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2023, 08:55:19 AM »
Kind of off-topic here but I also had a second hatch of guineas and now I have a batch of a dozen Guinea Keets in a large aquarium with a heat lamp. Because they had a late hatch they won't be very big come winter so I'm feeding them high protein meal worms with meatbird feed and flockraiser. If I can spot them in the field I usually have to take the babies away and raise them myself. Because the Mother's aren't very smart and they'll lead the babies right to the water and drown them or leave them behind in a bunch of grass and not be able to count how many babies they have, and they slowly disappear 1 or 2 every day. But back on track, this hatch was around the end of August along with the second pheasant hatch.

 


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