Why Did the Caracara Cross the Road?  

Well, it didn't quite cross the road -- more like stepped out to check out its new surroundings. I say that because it's the first time that I have seen a Crested Caracara in the area where it was. This was on my latest edition of a winter raptor survey that I've been doing in a section of Florida. I've usually found several in the Hendry County part of the survey, but this was a first for me on the Palm Beach County side. It's standing on Miami Canal Road, a fabulous place for seeing and photographing raptors. And fear not, it's a lightly travelled dirt road -- safe for him and me..