Wednesday, February 15, 2012
These photos are from Lake Kissimee State Park in Florida. It's a beautiful park with lush, tropical foliage everywhere. I think you'll see quite a difference from the previous park inhabited mostly by Live Oaks. This park is a bit further south of Lake Griffin.
This is a sandhill crane. It is my understanding these birds are not Florida natives but migrate here for the winter. Nevertheless, I have seen them around at all times of the year down here. Their wingspan can range to almost seven feet so, yes, they are quite large.
Here's a video of their mating dance from youtube.com. It's quite entertaining!
Here's the new toy Jim is coveting -- a folding boat.
Christmas is coming . . .
Posted by Kay at 4:07 PM