Greetings from the Scioto River bank south central Ohio, well spring is here and the cardinals have taken up singing every morning .Doves are finding nesting sites and turkeys will be sounding off soon .The woodducks are back in the little creek behind m house. Ever since I was very small ,birds fascinated me . Their colors, songs ,flight.I've been privelaged to be able to travel to Colorado twice and during a hunting trip ,study them there. Grey jays,magpies. I've made several trips to Scotland ,and the birdlife there is awesome. I was able to mount a pheasant for a family using ''old school'' techniques. Long orchard grasses dried and wrapped into a body ,clothes hangar wire for support. Though I don't travel with glass eyes,, I did come back some MONTHS later soak up the wattle area and place the eyes in a fresh bed of clay. Over there rooks, jackdaws, oystercatchers ,wood pigeons, peregrine falcons,and suprisingly common eiders lots of them in a cove behind a sea wall right outside Pittenweem , and even a golden eagle in Glencoe ,were some of the ones I could identify .My favorite was their blackbird. So we're off to another week of birds ,lets see some new ones even old ones thanks again for having me as a host.