Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eastern Screech Owl at Six-Mile Cypress Preserve

Tuesday,  May 8th

My daughter, Katie and I headed over to Six-mile Cypress Preserve to see if any late migrants were about. We first stopped at the pond at Metro Parkway to see if any white pelicans were on-hand. Just the day before Bob Pelkey along with several fellow photographers rescued a hurt pelican here. It was taken to C.R.O.W. on Sanibel for treatment of its broken wing. We didn't see any pelicans today, but did find a couple of Black-necked Stilts, Least Sandpipers, Killdeers among the usual waders.
Eastern Screech Owl

At Six-mile it was very quite. We were rewarded with sighting the resident Eastern Screech Owl sticking its head out of the nest box in the parking lot. The other good sightings was refinding the Great White Heron at Gator Pond, that I had reported on in a earlier posting. A feww other birds seen included Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals and Roseate Spoonbills.

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