No owls visible, and I checked all the boardwalks, spur trails, dunes, and even the tops of the condos south of the park, to no avail. I decided to point the truck toward home.
I stopped at the Click Ponds in Viera and found 49 species in 48 minutes, mostly in the south pond. Water levels have risen some in the north pond since last week and there are not as many birds. Green-winged teal continue to rule the duck world and Least sandpipers the shorebird world. Stilt sandpipers and a single Western sandpiper were still present. As long as water levels remain low, these birds will likely be there all winter.
Now, it is on to non-bird things and thoughts of next year.