There is a Great Horned Owl nest in Philippe Park and this should be a great time to photograph the chick and the male and female owls. A tripod is recommended and a lens of 300mm or longer will be helpful.
Every other Sunday we will meet at a local park to explore our "wild" side. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The trips will not be strenuous but may involve walking distances of one to two miles. Today we are going to explore Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. Tides will be fairly low, but rising. Shorebirds and waders are common under these conditions. I've often seen Bald Eagles in the area as well. We'll meet in the parking lot by Shelter 7 and the Indian Mound.
You can read more about Philippe Park at the County site (http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/11_Philippe.htm).
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