Did not see the event that lead to these feathers
ALICE and BILLY are seen here with Charlie, an off spring from last year. Alice nested on 14 March. This is here 4th year nesting exactly at this site. She has raised 5 goslings to fledge each of the previous years. This morning the geese left for about 20 minutes, and I examined the nest, finding 5 eggs.
Poor photo through a spotting scope at the end of the day. You had to be there!
flew over head just at end of boardwalk on la chua trail
Bird left about 12:00, flying away singly.
Catching a bat at Univ of Florida Bat House during the evening emergence.
A well know and much visited event is the emergence of 100,000 bats from the Bat House on the Univ of Florida Gainesville campus. This occurs each evening when temperatures are above about 60F. Video and description of the bat colony can be seen in the Univ of Florida, Natural History Museum web site. The bats are of several species. I watched two red tailed hawks await the emergence. Each successfully caught one bat in mid flight.
a cow and two nursing babies!