Classes are over, the Birding Cup is over, the Biggest Week is over and now I am back down in Florida. Anna has been down here since January working with the ‘Southeastern’ American Kestrels around the Gainesville area, and now I am also working with her. Our primary tasks are monitoring the kestrel nest boxes, banding chicks, and finding natural cavities. I have been down here for over a week now and everything is coming along very nicely – many nest boxes have chicks that need to be banded and we are also having some great luck finding kestrel pairs feeding young in natural cavities throughout the Ocala National Forest. I have also been able to pick up a few year birds such as Common Nighthawk, Chuck-wills-widow, Swallow-tailed Kite, and Mississippi Kite. On the downside, the house we live in has very poor internet and is very far from the nearest library, so Anna and I may be posting less often than we normally do….anyhow, here are some photos that I have taken the past few days to give you an idea of all the cool animals around this area!