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This page continues April 27th and our trip to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.  That ends with Row 7 and then we show you some photos of the progress of snow melt around our house and yard.  After that we jump to "Kazuya's Baked Delights" offerings for this month.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  Our April 27th trip to Creamer's Field continues on this page. Here are three shots which show Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) with one foot up in the air. Are their feet cold and they're holding them up out of the cold water to warm them in the sun, or what? It looked very uncomfortable.
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  Here is a pair of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that are playing around and, seemingly, reveling in having arrived at Creamer's Field. In the 3rd shot you can see one of them rolling around in the water. We saw this pair rolling around and around several times.
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  In this row, and also in the next row, are two pair of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) which seem to be posturing for who gets the prime feeding spot (or something). They kept stretching their necks to the maximum possible height and then ducking their heads, doing some wing threats and so on. It was interesting.
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  The posturing you saw in the previous row continues here and in the third shot, you can see that the pair of Swans on the right have won and the pair on the left say "okay, you can have this spot."
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  In first position is a White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons). Then there are two shots of some Canadian Geese coming in for a landing.
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  In first position in this row is a Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) stretching its wings. In second position is a pair of White-Fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) and in third position is another Trumpeter Swan, one who looks like it's giving somebody an earful!
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  Here is a final shot which shows a number of Trumpeter Swans and Canada Geese. In second position is a map of Creamer's Field. HERE is a link to this same map if you'd like to see it larger.
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End April 27th, Begin Breakup and Snow Melt around our Yard
  Here are a few photos which show the progress of snow melt and breakup around our yard. The first shot was taken on April 7th and you can see that the pile of snow just off our driveway and front porch is still pretty deep. The second shot was taken on April 12th, for comparison. The third shot was taken on April 21st. Note how much the pile of snow just off the front porch has gone down.
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  Here is a comparison of this year and last year. The first shot was taken on April 30, 2018 and the second shot was taken on April 30, 2017. We had lost considerably more snow last year on this date than we've lost this year. Oh, and you can't really tell here, but it was snowing when I took the 2018 photos; snow on April 30th, BAH!
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End April Breakup/Snowmelt, Begin
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  On April 6th Kazuya and I had a First Friday gig at Fairbanks Rings and Things. Here is a piece of Kazuya's German Chocolate Cake, some Hamantaschen and some Banana Scones with Chocolate Chips. We sold out before the end of the day.
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  The first two shots in this row also show products that we sold at the First Friday Event. Then on April 13th, 14th and 15th we attended the "Spring Bazaar" at Bentley Mall. Seeing as it was a three-day event, we expected to have some slow time and so on, but what we did not expect was that on the third day, the review shown in third position would be posted to Facebook by a local food critic. Apparently, quite a few people follow that food critic, because suddenly people were coming out of the woodwork and we ended up being sold out at 3:00 PM. Our next event is First Friday in May, back at Fairbanks Rings and Things. Let's see if people remember!
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