Pasco County, 3/10/2013



Great-horned Owl (photographed pulled over in my car along the side of the road from a safe distance)

This morning I birded with my new friend David Gagne. We had a fantastic time. My biggest hope was to see a , and we found at least one at Werner-Boyce . We heard several , a and a Sora. We then went to the Gulf Harbors Golf course, which is now abandoned, we saw many ducks.

At least 600 Redheads were there and lots of Red-breasted , including one adult male (the first adult male I’ve seen in Florida). We also saw my first of the year. We also found a Northern Shoveler, a Northern Pintail, a couple Ring-necked Ducks, some and one female Greater Scaup.

On the way home I saw the scene above. Pretty fun to see. So while it pays to keep your eyes on the road, it also can be nice to look up from time to time.

Red-breasted Merganser

Redhead

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Harsh Vardhan

Your Great-horned Owl is most impressive. I am in Jaipur, India, holding Birding Fair for years to conserve local Man Sagar lake which started happening, any connectivity?
Harsh Vardhan: http://www.birdfair.org & http://www.ourindiantours.com.