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  • Birthday 11/14/1961

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    Detroit Lakes, MN, USA

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  1. Night number three in a row of perfect conditions. The big tree is locally well known. In our family it is called "Halfway Tree" because it was halfway between Grandpa's house in Barnesville, MN and the spot he kept his pontoon on North Lida Lake. The other two were taken from Hwy 108 crossing between North and South Lidas. I'm not sure, but I think I may have captured noctilucent clouds. I don't know if you should be able to see them from this far south, but the white clouds before sunrise make me wonder. https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/noctilucent-clouds-what-they-are-
  2. Night number two of clear skies and calm winds, making for great conditions to travel around and look for subjects to include with the comet. Hamden Slough, part of the refuge system northeast of Audubon, MN and when the fog moved in, relocated to Big Cormorant Lake in Becker County. I overslept, so I didn't have much time to try too many things.
  3. Heard about a comet visiting our night skies and decided to take a shot at it. Set the alarm for 3:00 am (obscene) got gas and headed out to some high ground thinking it wouldn't be up yet. I read it was supposed to rise about an hour before sunrise. It was already fairly high in the sky. Got a few shots before the sun bleached it out. I am looking forward to another clear night to give it another go. I have spots with better foreground ideas. The way our society behaves these days, I liked the "Keep Out" sign.
  4. Anything Straight No Chaser
  5. You may see very little in the way of charcoal sales. The store I work at sells Big Green Egg grills and charcoal. We were notified that there was a shortage of charcoal. Really no reason given (maybe higher demand due to more people staying home.) Our supplier was out for a couple weeks, but did get some in and we were able to get one pallet. They were limiting each store to one pallet. I haven't heard that they have caught up yet, so higher demand, lower supply = not much for sales.
  6. Thanks all for the nice comments. Yes, I believe they are Greater White Front Geese. All mixed in with the snow goose migration. A friend, Jeff Essler from Bismarck, identified six different species last year from the same migration route in one of my photos. I made a day trip into North Dakota, but all the big flocks I found there had hunters around, so I didn't stop and mess up their hunts. Most of the geese I found were in a triangle between Breckenridge, Wolverton, and Lawndale all in Minnesota.
  7. Lots of running around this spring. In addition to the egret photos previously posted, I got to experience the snow goose migration, a heavily drinking eagle, some amazing sunrises, and lots of ducks.
  8. Few from last Sunday in Fergus Falls at the egret rookery.
  9. Talked to my local Ford service department. Explained to him all the things I could remember. He said I could try a flush and fill and backwash (my words, not a direct quote) for about $250.00. That might take care of it, at least temporarily. If the heat goes away again, I'm looking at replacing the heater core to the tune of $900.00 to $1200.00. He suggested I take it back to the guy that worked on it last year and have the first part done for a lot less money. He told me that my friend "knows what he is doing." My guy in Pelican Rapids is going to work on it next Saturday. The Ford s
  10. Cicada

    Bass Photos

    Two 20"ers and my pb 21" (top photo) smallie, all from west central Minnesota this year.
  11. 2005, 180,000 ish, and yes, the temp gauge in normal range.
  12. If I shut the heat off for a couple minutes, then restart it, I will get heat for a short period of time.
  13. Heat was very poor in my pickup. Took it to a guy and he told me to put some stuff in the radiator. He then reversed a hose or something. I had great heat for about a month. This was all last fall, so my details are poor. Another guy came along and said the Fords of that era had a common problem of gunk building up and causing this. I sill be taking it to a local dealer, but is there something I need to ask for so they don't assume it is something else?
  14. I do have FIXD and that is where I got the code from. I have cleared one code in the past, but this one came back. It is a 2001.
  15. I'm getting a P0123 error code. Comes up with Throttle Position Circuit High Input and Throttle Sensor Out of Range came up. Any idea what all possibilities come with this?
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