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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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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

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May 1: Picture of the Day

May 01, 2010 at 10:03 AM

I knew the goslings were somewhere. They must have been on lockdown last night when I tried to find them before the storm arrived.

This morning I saw plenty of baby geese of varying sizes. But I also saw several two-bird clutches, which tells me this might not have been the best hatch in the area I was frequenting. And most of the parents have already herded their goslings together in bigger groups, with four and even six adults keeping watch. The group above consisted of four adults and they kept busy chasing all the other honkers away.

Not the best picture, I know. Bad light. Long way off. But I promise many more gosling pictures in the days to come.

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