Cheryl Merz of Tampa, Pat Austin of Zephyrhills and Anne Nelson of Alberta watch as a great horned owl feeds her two 5-week-old owlets in a pine tree at Fort De Soto Park on Friday, Feb. 22. The area has been fenced off to protect the birds. The mother owl has been nesting in the park for about five years. Several people gather daily to watch the wildlife, many bringing their long lenses and binoculars.
Under watchful eyes
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