On Christmas Week, I was in Southwestern Florida and visited J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. I was birding casually but had one life bird, a Reddish Egret.
If you wonder why I haven't been posting lately, I've been studying owls this January. The owls are easily disturbed in their winter roost, so I'm postponing reporting about them until the late Spring.