Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:55:00 GMT
Reply-To: Ann Stewart <ajsophie@NETZERO.NET>
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From: Ann Stewart <ajsophie@NETZERO.NET>
Subject: "the plane, the plane" - no just a WOOD DUCK!!
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Well finally after over a month late I had my first WOOD DUCKS to the pond this morning. As I earlier had posted they usually start nesting in early January and have many eggs by this time. But for some unknown reason this season they are very very late. Someone contacted me when I posted earlier and they also said their wood ducks had not started nesting yet. But a couple weeks ago they contacted me and said their had arrived finally. NATURE knows best and so do the WOOD DUCKS so hopefully things are back on course for another season of WOOD DUCK BOX MONITORING.I first started keeping records in 1997 and with the exception of two years (lost data somewhere) through 2008 I have hatched 328 WOOD DUCK EGGS!!!! Of course the survival rate is very low but I hope I have helped contribute to the Wood Duck population in a small way. Hopefully this will be another good season.
Question? So I do not violate the rules of GABO and ask a nonbirding question I will tack this question onto my wood duck letter.
Can someone tell me how to clean binoculars- not the lens - but the body of the binoculars around the eyepieces,the middle where all the dirty collects, where you handle them and transfer grease, etc.????I do not want to use any type abrasive or anything that would bleach the color.
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