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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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April 21: Picture of the Day

April 21, 2010 at 07:48 AM

Driving along today and listening for turkeys (which I heard gobbling and saw strutting) I saw something unexpected up in a tree.

Was it a new hornet nest that I had somehow missed the past few hundred times past that tree?

Nope. A barred owl was perched in plain sight well after sunrise, most likely trying to dry off in the sun on this misty, moisty morning.

After a few pictures, I tried to back closer to the owl with no luck. Off it flew.

Click here for a bit more information on barred owls in Illinois.

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