Special thanks to Miami Springs resident, Robert Williams, for sharing some of the wildlife pictures he’s taken in Miami Springs since he moved here in 1980.
Robert Williams on this daring Owl Rescue: “An owl that I found trapped in the dead royal palm tree and which I rescued by climbing 40’ up the tree trunk…” Thank you for being daring Robert!
South American parrots that used to hang out in pairs on the wires in the alley behind my house and feed en masse at the bird feeder in my back yard
Great Egret / Heron: “One Great White Heron that used to show up in my yard every Christmas Day, and only that day (very odd!)” – Robert Williams
GREEN TREE LIZARD
THIS RACCOON WANTS TO PLAY POOL VOLLEYBALL.
WOODPECKERS – True story: When I first moved into Miami Springs in the 80s, it was a January Saturday morning and the windows were open. I wanted to sleep in past sunrise. But someone is hammering away at 7:30 in the morning. It was rapid hammering, so it had to be some type of machine hammer.
I finally get up. I look at the window. And then I see this beautiful woodpecker hammering away at the plastic housing of the street light. I’ve learned to love the hammering of the woodpecker and enjoy the presence of this truly unique bird that calls Miami Springs home.
“Red-headed wood pecker that used to live in a dead royal palm tree in my back yard” – Robert Williams
IGUANAS – These non-native species were a rarity back in the 80s, but are now seen all throughout our community.
PARROTS – The many trees in Miami Springs makes our community a great habitat for a wide variety of birds including parrots.
“South American parrots that used to hang out in pairs on the wires in the alley behind my house and feed en masse at the bird feeder in my back yard.” – Robert Williams