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Old 07-12-2008, 05:04 AM
 
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Yes, definitely a sandhill crane! Sorry, when you said it was more or less egret-size, I had this guy (cattle egret) in mind! To my mind, sandhill cranes are much bigger than egrets. Anyway, the cranes are beautiful and usually go around in pairs, or a pair plus a baby (darling!).
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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I believe I have those cranes walking around the community where I live. There are two adults follow by two young one. The adults are about 4 to 5 feet tall and on alert while the young one walking around searching for food. T
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Yes, definitely a sandhill crane! Sorry, when you said it was more or less egret-size, I had this guy (cattle egret) in mind! To my mind, sandhill cranes are much bigger than egrets. Anyway, the cranes are beautiful and usually go around in pairs, or a pair plus a baby (darling!).

Yep, I never bothered to look at the differences between cranes, egrets, and herons. I always lumped these birds as looking the same but I see that they do have quite a few differences.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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I'm in New Tampa (Crosscreek & Morris Bridge area) looking for Burrowing Owls, actually any Owls to photograph. Anyone got suggestions close by?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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I just had to check on that kind of Owl, it seems like it is not easy to find.

Owls - Burrowing Owl
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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Ours isn't really a yard, but the green area around our Dunedin condo, and the big live oaks right outside our Lanai. Open grassy areas dotted with oaks, and a small seasonal pond nearby. In the yard and pond, we get roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, ibises, plus a family of muscovy ducks who mooch around the back of the healthcare center next door. Oh, and mourning doves.

In the trees we have fish crows and bluejays mostly, but had an owl one night last year--I think it was a great horned owl by the voice. Various unidentifiable songbirds.

In the sky we have raptors of various kinds, and a flock of some kind of parrot.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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I read somewhere that they are in just about any community that they will burrow close to a curb, in an area like a baseball field, in newly developed communitie. I just hope someone knows of an area where they have been spotted. Or where there is a resident owl that they see nightly.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Brandon
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I live in Brandon with a manmade lake in my back yard. We get ducks, used to get sandhill cranes, seagulls and that's about it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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All the usual, plus a little owl in the oak tree, a rare spotting of a hooded warbler - 2 years ago - lots of blue jays/mockingbird/cardinals/small woodpeckers. Had a giant pileated woodpecker in the past and several hawk type birds looking for lunch (squirrels). Because we are near tobeach/intracoastal - we get white egrets and spoonbills passing through and packs of white ibis pecking up the yard. I am seeing wren like birds, tiny ones just now in the garden too maybe they are migrating? noidea what they are yet.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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Default Still looking for Owls

Thank you all for commenting. I am still looking for Owls in the North Tampa area. Would appreciate your help. Thanks again
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