Sure...we see lots of Canada geese in Southern Illinois... This goose was in a temporary “pond” not far from Anna which had been created by one of our recent rounds of heavy rain...In concert...or maybe just side by side...two of the original eagles...or maybe just two eagles...  I made a stop along a rural road, near some water...caught a glimpse of what I thought might be a bald eagle in nearby trees. Turned out it was a bald eagle...and...perhaps...an immature bald eagle, too...I was grateful to see a pileated woodpecker while walking through a wooded area on a recent cold and snowy morning...actually, there were two or three of them hanging around at the time...A pair of mallard ducks...and some turtles, too...were sharing some space and basking in the sunshine at a local...and frequently visited...pond...

This week is one for the birds...really...

Please read this...

We’ll open this week with a “mea culpa,” which is Latin for “boy, that was dumb...”

Last week, in the News Notes column which appeared on page one of the local newspaper, the editor (that would be yours truly) wrote that filing for the 2022 primary election would start on March 14.

Wrong. Filing started March 7. Don’t know how I messed that one up, but I did. We’ll just say that confession is good for the soul... Sorry about any confusion my faux pas might have caused...

Moving right along...

During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been fortunate, at least in my own simple mind, to have been able to take photographs of some critters of the feathered variety, including some that I don’t get to see very often. 

With that in mind, I thought I would share some of the photographs with you folks this week. Please bear in mind that when it comes to identifying our feathered friends, I am not an expert...

By the way...all of the photographs were taken right here in Union County. We are blessed to have such a variety of wildlife in our little corner of the world.

Hope you like the photos...

In the for what it’s worth category...stepped out the back door last Sunday evening to check on the weather...and I could hear an owl hooting in the night...as loud as could be... Wished I could have seen the owl.

Meanwhile...

Daffodils started blooming in our yard during the past week or so...

The Other Half’s young tomato plants have been doing very well...hope the cold weather that was in the forecast for this week doesn’t cause any problems...

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