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Sarasota News Leader February 1, 2013 The hesitation in that statement comes from my wonderful sojourn at the Sarasota Audubon's Celery Fields. There were so many Ardea Alba there — flocks of them were fishing, preening, merrily chasing one another; all vying for their very own places in the sun. A couple of times I thought I caught a glimpse of Ardea in a certain strut, with a toss of the beak or glint in the eye. But it was not she. Then the most wonderful thing happened to me. I suddenly awoke from a noon nap, looked into the skies and saw her gracefully Page 83 gliding right above me. The sun hit my eyes and I blinked. When I looked up again, there was only ... Otus ABOUT OTUS Otus Rufous, an Eastern Screech-Owl, was born on Siesta Key and is a full-time resident there. An avid hunter, accomplished vocalist and genuine night owl, Otus is a keen observer of our local wildlife and knows many of nature's secrets. Otus will answer your questions about our amazing wildlife, but only if you Ask Otus. So please send your questions and photos to Thank you. Ardea flies through the Celery Fields. Photo used with kind permission of the Sarasota Audubon Society

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