Environmental groups statewide are urging the 75% of Floridians who voted for Amendment One to take advantage of the Fl. Senate's new web page and offer suggestions on how to best spend the money. Public input is always a good idea, but hopefully citizens will take a moment to think before they comment, and won't be swayed by all the special interest groups that are now clamoring for a slice of the pie.
On Saturday 01/17/14, we enjoyed a beautiful morning of birding along the Withlacoochee State Forest's scrub restoration area, which included a great view overlooking the Citrus County Landfill. There were at least seventeen Bald Eagles, which included various stages of plumage from juvenile to adult. Unfortunately, we missed the family of Florida Scrub Jays that live here, possibly due to hunters that were in the area before the trip begun. Other highlights of the morning were a Northern Bob-white, and great views of Herring Gulls in various plumage. The complete checklist can be viewed HERE.