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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 3: Picture of the Day

May 03, 2010 at 07:27 AM

This red-winged blackbird was such a good model yesterday. He sat calmly on his cattail, picked at the seed head, pulled fluff, sang his head off and offered me about 20 good pictures.

Of course, he was not nearly so cooperative today, when I needed one of those 20 pictures. And yes, it was tempting to reach back in time to get one of those better shots to replace this one. Same flooded cattails. Maybe even the same bird. Why not?

That was May 2. Today is May 3. So it goes.

 

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