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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

These aren’t the best images; I’m shooting through glass and into the sun which gives some wicked reflection. But the subject is something I’ve been trying to capture for a while. I’m at the breakfast table eating and reading when I look out and sure enough there are two pair of wood ducks hanging out. …

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Picture Dates: February 18 & 24, 2019 Last weekend (February 17, 2019) our neighbor and local wood duck supporter cleaned out the nesting box in the green space behind our house. Just in time. The next morning a couple of wood ducks were scoping out the homes in the neighborhood. The female was already in …

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Wood Duck banner photo

March 27, 2017 It’s that time of year – the wood ducks are courting and finding places to lay their eggs. Thanks to our neighbor Jonathan Schluter there are plenty of homes in the green space behind our home: he has put up at least a dozen wood duck boxes. Now are the boxes wood or …

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Warning! This story ends well, but there is a picture of a duckling that didn’t make it. There is other interesting content in the picture so I’ll leave that picture small; you can click on it to see an enlarged version if you wish. Back in March we had at least two wood duck pairs …

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My good friend and neighbor Jay is a naturalist (or something; he likes fish and wildlife). He partakes in the Audubon Christmas bird count every year. His  neighbor  (wait, isn’t that me? no the other neighbor – Jon) is another bird guy.  Anyway, Jon gave Jay a duck box to attract a pair of ducks who might want …

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My work has a “Healthy Steps” program where you get points for various activities. I get most of my points from swimming and yoga, but you need to have a few public activities in order to get full credit (meaning cash rewards at the end of the year and reductions in health insurance premiums). I …

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