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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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Open Blog Thursday 2-4-10

February 04, 2010 at 07:12 AM

I am actually working this week, for a change of pace. But I still need your help.

FROM Jon L. Ruppert of Nokomis:

“We observed a solitary mature bald eagle circling the rock quarry area north of Nokomis on Sunday, Jan.31. 2010.  It looked like it was making its way to the northwest (probably looking for open water). We have some resident red tailed hawks on the property; but I knew when I first saw it wasn’t one of them, and then when the tail and head glistened pretty white in the sun, there was no doubt. I saw an Eagle sitting in a tree in the same area around three years ago. We usually head over to the Mississippi each year to see Eagles but didn’t this year, so it was a nice surprise to see it in Nokomis.”


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