Birds up close at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

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You could hear this sandhill crane calling from all over the park. He was yelling all morning. Maybe he was calling for his mate.

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An injured whooping crane. One of these days I’m going to head to central Florida to look for the wild whooping cranes that winter there.

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This very young spoonbill was not afraid of the tourist. He was right over the boardwalk.

 

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Flamingos having a disagreement.

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Are they a couple?  The caracara on the left is missing a wing and two of his right toes.

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Barred owls make the cutest faces.

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This fulvous whistling duck had a bad right leg. He was limping around.

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My first American wigeon.

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Wood ducks were hanging around all over the park.

There’s a huge variety of birds at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Birds that you would see in the wild from all over Florida. Most of these birds are injured in some way and have found a home here.  We went up there to see the manatees that hang out in the river that runs through the park but there are so many great birds there as well.  I might have to get back up there later in the springs to check out the sandhill crane, swan and duck babies.

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17 thoughts on “Birds up close at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

  1. A great group of birds all in the same location. What a wonderful opportunity to see them. I am sure some would not be so easy to find if they were not injured. Sorry for them, but grateful that they have found a place where there is quality of life. Nice post, Dina …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. Hi, I saw the caption under your thumbnail on OWT meme and decided to visit you. I like that you find wildlife in the middle of the city. And when I saw all your beautiful bird photos, I was bowled over. So great that the injured birds found a safe haven in that park. Have a great day. Greetings, Jo (Tanzania, East Africa)

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