December 21, 2009 at 8:54pm
Congrats on getting your band back.
I lost a great looking drake widgeon a few years ago to a coon. We piled up the limit of birds in the blind and went out in the pirogues to get the decoys. When we got back, one bird was missing- my widgeon.
I knew it was a coon because we had ran him away from the blind earlier in the hunt. I found some feathers in the marsh, but no other sign of the coon or the bird.
Also, last Saturday, we lost two birds off of the water. The wind blew them across the pond. My friend in the next blind saw one get picked up by a hawk. We have seen several hawks hovering in the area the last two seasons and suspected they they had stolen some other ducks. This time it was confirmed.
While no one saw what happened to the other bird Saturday, there were two otters in the area and we suspect they had some gray duck dinner.