Beautiful job, Willy! I think you did his memory very proud with that canvasback decoy! I would aggressively bid on that bird!
In an odd twist, I was involved in some restoration and dune stabilization work on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail system in a section that transits the Lake Superior shoreline this summer. It was adjacent the MDOT visitors site here in Marquette. An individual walked-up to our group and began asking questions about our work that were quite well informed and pointed. As we conversed, I discovered that she was the new director of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary facility, as well as the news on Joe's pbootying.
I worked out there during my first summer out of high school and a year while a freshman in college. I learned a great deal about waterfowl biology from Joe Johnson, as well as Dr. Harold Prince and, then PhD student, Rick Kaminsky(former DU biologist and now Mississippi State researcher).