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October 18, 2011

Or,,,Writing Under Cover of Darkness

Well, dear reader it has been almost two weeks since I have posted anything at the View from Bippus, so perhaps a little explanation is in  order.

Old Uncle Milton had the opportunity to take a vacation in the waterfowler’s paradise otherwise known as North Dakota.  The ten day adventure was preceded by a flurry of packing, and a hectic work schedule, in addition to all the fun down on the farm.

So posting here dropped off.  Without notice.  And for that I am sorry, but let me tell you a little about my adventure.

North Dakota- Prairie Pothole Country

For as long as I have known about the sport of waterfowling, I have known that the majority of the ducks in North America are produced in the prairie pothole country. The region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  Generally, the area is gently rolling hills where grasslands exist, forming an ideal habitat for ponds to form; lots and lots of ponds.

And on those ponds the waterfowl of North America make their nests.  Ducks, geese, swans and sandhill cranes move into the area in the spring, find themselves a nice spot to build a nest, and raise a family.  Or rather, families.  Flocks.

Flocks upon flocks.

(To be continued)

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 18, 2011 10:49 am

    Well I wondered where you had gotten off to. Can’t wait to read more. I am sure the waterfowler in the family will be interested.

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