By Ted Grussing
I had to construct a wooden crate today to ship a painting and then take it into to town to ship it. Seemed pretty natural to continue down the road and head to the ponds and see what was going on down there and as I was walking out by the first pond I saw Sam, Eric’s birding partner and we had a nice chat. Sam let me know that not only does Eric Photoshop the owls in, but he uses an owl that has made a trip to the taxidermist; Eric says he got the stuffed owl from Sam after complimenting Sam on the great owl shots he had been getting. Two great guys and two great photographers and both are exceedingly knowledgeable about birds … I learn a lot from them about our feathered friends.