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05/24/2013

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Sarasota News Leader May 24, 2013 Page 73 sota County as well as right here on south Si- is what the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO) esta Key (right across the bay from you). writes about this bird: "the Great Crested Flycatcher is easier to hear than to see … [It] is a Sarasota Audubon Society reports that to evbird of the treetops. It spends very little time eryone's delight these birds have returned in on the ground, and does not hop or walk. ... record numbers this April. They leave us in [It] sallies out from perches after flying insects winter and sojourn in Central America but … [It] hunts primarily in top of canopy." In faithfully return to Florida to nest. other words, you did remarkably well in capReading between the lines, I sense you were turing its image as it perched way high up in frustrated by failing to get a better photo. Here the shadows of that slash pine.

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