- Aug 1, 2004I had a Hairy Woodpecker in my Niceville yard again this morning.
First one I've had in months. Downey's are around more too. Still
have a couple of Red-Headed Woodpeckers and many many Red-Bellies.
Can't someone send me a Pileated?
Went out very briefly the last couple of days - yesterday in
Niceville I saw a juvenile Little Blue, Osprey, Green Heron, Wood
Duck, Kingfisher, both Vultures, Black&White Warbler, and all the
On Friday (cruising by, unprepared) in Ft. Walton I had a Yellow
Warbler, and at the County Holding Ponds there were a pair of
Egyptian Geese - didn't have time or scope to id the shorebirds -
yellowlegs of some sort, Killdeer, and Black-necked Stilts were
obvious. Also all the usuals, lots of Cattle Egrets, a Snowy - and
some swallows too far away to id.
But the weirdest thing was that in the water yesterday in Niceville,
as we went by on the way to the commissary (couldn't get hubby to
stop), I saw a white swan. It wasn't anywhere I could find when I
went back later, so no id. Also saw a Coyote on Eglin near the
commissary - ran across the road about 100' in front of the car,
maybe he's why I haven't seen a Fox Squirrel around there in