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Wild of the Week: Cinnamon teal & April Fool's

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No, this cinnamon teal is not an April Fool's joke; it is a a piece of Chicago outdoors history and click here for it's being Wild of the Week and other field notes. However, the bird was part of a great April Fool's jokes.

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Until Morel of the Week photos start running, I will run WOTW. E-mail nominations to straycasts@sbcglobal.net.

As a side note, Geoffrey Williamson posted one of my all-time favorite April Fool's jokes on Friday on IBET, the birder's network.

Click here to read it.

I was so fooled I started pulling together a redo of WOTW and was thinking about making it a complete separate article. Until a few alert IBET people picked up on the April Fool's aspect.

Think hockey, Siberia, Latin.

Great bird, all the same. And great April Fool's joke.

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