If Spring is for loving- Fall is for fighting

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If Spring is for loving- Fall is for fighting

Postby eggshell » October 14th, 2011, 7:14 pm

I was contemplating my season so far and past fall seasons and it dawned on me I have heard and observed a lot of fighting and sparring in the fall. It's not just gobblers, but hens and poults squabble more than the old long beards. Just last Sunday I watched a flock smack down. Then Wednesday I had a lone hen answer my yelps. she drifted in and out but never got close. Finally I gave her a sharp purr and here she came. She ended up staring me down at 15 yards. I don't make the purrs as hard and loud as a spring fighting purr between gobblers. I just make it sharp and only do one or two purrs kind of spaced out. Not the raucous repeated purrs of a spring gobbler fight. The old hens will come to it and bring their entourage. Poult jakes are particular aggressive and vulnerable to purrs...so don't forget the purr as a fall call.
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Re: If Spring is for loving- Fall is for fighting

Postby maineute » October 15th, 2011, 6:26 pm

Interesting, I will have to keep that in mind.

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