I hope this post is okay; I wanted to give some thanks where thanks are due. My name is Jennifer Miller, and I rarely post mostly because I normally have nothing of value to contribute. I am a beginning, amateur taxidermist at best and haven't even worked on any birds in the last year due to my schedule. That said, I do read and learn and I wanted to offer my thanks to everyone that contributes here. I have loved birds and studied them my whole life so that I can portray them accurately and thoughtfully in my paintings and taxidermy has allowed me to research them in ways that photos or even observing and handling live birds can't quite do. So for sharing all that you do, I thank you for that! I also wanted to thank the folks that have gifted me birds in the past. I've asked for very few because I am such an amateur, but they have taught me so much! Why all this thanking? Well, I am really honored to say that I won the 2015-16 Federal Duck Stamp competition with my painting of Ruddy Ducks, so those of you that hunt migratory birds will have my silly little ducks on your stamp. It's a huge honor! Thank you all once again.