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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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May 14: Picture of the Day

May 14, 2010 at 04:24 PM

Spent a few minutes this morning on Bluebird Herb’s Peoria County bluebird trail hoping to spot a bluebird.

And I did spot a blue bird. Just not the shade of blue I was looking for.

Even so, this little tree swallow is no shabby fellow. They are actually sharp-looking little birds. Problem is, they seem to like bluebird nest boxes. And this guy was lingering near one of Herb’s boxes. But he offered a better picture opportunity than any of the three bluebirds I also saw. All of them were a bit camera shy.

So today’s best option was a swallow.

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