Came across an article recently that mentioned the re-introduction of barn owl nesting boxes in Palm City, Florida.
Wondering if anyone had info on whether this was successful, and if there is perhaps a website with info on locations (I have Googled, but with no success) as does Cape Coral with...
Observers believe another female came in looking to take over her territory. We have been checking on the nesting box for some time and, since that incident, only a male peregrine has been in evidence. Perhaps the interloper moved on after the kill.
FYI ... here's a pic of a Peregrine kill we came across a couple of days ago. There were three dead pigeons in the area .. one on a road, one high in a tower (we could see it through zoom lens) and this one.
We're not sure why the Peregrine would have left three dead pigeons, but his behavior...
A couple of years ago, we were shooting at Ding Darling, on Florida's Sanibel Island. Since I use a Sigma 300-800, it usually attracts some attention. We had come across a Red-shouldered hawk in beautiful light and an almost perfect background.
Within minutes, a crowd of about a dozen people...
My wife and I are currently in Southwest Florida (Fort Myers Beach area) on a bird photography holiday and were thinking of a cross-state trek to check out the Viera Wetlands.
I'd appreciate it if anyone familiar with the area could let us know what the birding is like there currently...
We're planning another visit to Florida in January and, along with the spots we normally photograph at, were wondering about the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail.
My understanding is that this is a more-than-100-mile trail on which vehicles are discouraged. Since we will be driving, does anyone...
Have observed similar behaviour in the past. Just recently at Ding Darling we saw a Little Blue Heron and Snowy Egret following a Double-Crested Cormorant as it swam about hunting fish. Whenever the Cormorant surfaced, it was a race between the Heron and Egret to be first on the scene.
I was also leaning toward Swainson's ... and if the photo was taken in New York, it's very much within the species range ... check out http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide for more info
You didn't specify exactly where in Canada you are, but I give another vote for the Sibley guides.
We're in the Toronto area, and there are several other good area specific reference books available for Ontario and Eastern Canada.