Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stand Still and Don’t Smell (Part One)

Whether you go into the woods with a gun or a camera, there are are two basic rules which cover the clandestine observation of wildlife: stand still and don’t smell. Not smelling is the easier of the two.  The first … Continue reading

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Hearing Protection from Vitamins?

Disclaimer:  I am not a medical practitioner.  Ask yours about the following to find out if it is suitable for you. Wearing hearing protection when at the rifle range, shooting clays, or at a driven bird shoot is a given.  … Continue reading

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Woodpeckers

Over the years, we have had many woodpeckers visit the suet feeder in our backyard.  Mostly, they have been hairies and downies: both male and female. Now and again, we have seen northern flickers around the place.  They look to … Continue reading

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It’s an ill wind

Tonight, the sky is very dark and the snow-covered ground radiant white.  There is a biting wind blowing into town; yet, on it, there is the smell of silage and cows.  It is a very comfortable smell on a cold … Continue reading

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