Its Here! / by Dave Hileman

You have been waiting, hoping and writing hundreds of emails (just not to me) but your wait has ended, welcome to Bird Week II. It is back and millions will have something to do post Super Bowl. This time it is an all Florida lineup. We start with a new bird for me, number 342, the Common Moorhen. That is the bird in the background with the bright red "helmet" beak with a yellow tip. This bird is just entering breeding plumage. You can also see the white slash across the flank and the white band near the tail. The smaller bird in the front is a Pied-Bill Grebe. Clearly we are off to an exciting start. But don't start sending emails like the last Bird Week, we will not send out previews.