Kind of elegant in their own way.
After the readings and discussion, student got their choice of a signed copy of "Duck Enough" or "Icky."
Here are parts of their thank-you notes.
(Thank you, Mrs. Jones' class!)
On Sunday morning, after photographing all nine numbers on the brass band adorning the Canada Goose pictured above, I submitted the information to the nation Bird Banding Lab in Maryland and gotten an instantaneous reply.
Turns out that Canada Goose No. 1168-30285 is a female, banded as young bird on July 9, 2015, in Ramsey.
I also got a certificate of appreciation (not too brag) -- the first one I've ever gotten for anything pertaining to a Canada Goose.
What does it all mean?
I plan to find out and write. a column about it down the road.
I then sent the information online to the Bird Banding Lab and -- amazingly -- got all the information about the bird instanteously, and a certificate of appreciation.
Can you guess when the goose was banded as a youngster, its gender, and the location where it was banded?
Answer on Tuesday.
RED LETTER DAY
After a really good day of birding, I hear a lot of folks say that it was "a red-letter day."
What does it mean, and where did it come from? (Try not to Google it...)