Good morning and a big welcome to Bird Of The Week. My name Paul Szurek (FF/Birdman) and I have the pleasure of being your host for the next 2 weeks. My thanks to KMA for asking me to host this great bird forum. Since this is my third time to host I will not bore you with a long introduction but will keep it brief for any newcomers. I retired from the Arlington Fire Department after 30 years of service where I held the rank of lieutenant. I am married to my wife Carol and reside in Mansfield, Texas. I have been doing taxidermy for the past 46 years. I originally started out doing all areas of taxidermy but decided to specialize in birds in 1996. I still do and occasional fish or deer head but birds are my favorite. I am hoping to see all the regular posters here and welcome any newcomers. Remember this forum is for all to enjoy and share their work with others. I encourage all to take a minute and take a picture of their latest works. You can also post some of your older or favorite birds as well. Thanks to TWinter for his good job of hosting for these past 2 weeks. I will kick off BOTW #30 with a nice flushing pheasant that I just finished up a couple of days ago. I am looking forward to visiting with everybody and seeing their posts. Hope everyone has a great holiday, Paul.