In early March I hurt my back and ended up with a compression fracture. I had to take it easy for a while and after two weeks without long walks in a park I decided to take a road trip across central Florida to look for the whooping cranes. I figured it was easy to sit in a car and I’ve been saying I was going to go over there but just never took the time. This was also right before the big lock down. On the way home I decided to stop at Circle B Bar Reserve for a quick walk even if it was just a few minute in the parking lot. I felt pretty good (was wearing a back brace around my waist) so I walked a little ways down the main trail. It felt good to be out. I’m glad I made the effort because they closed the reserve down the next week for a while. I found the whooping cranes, more on those later. Above are sandhill cranes that were right up on the trail.
Lots of the usual birds there including the great blue heron yelling at an intruder.
It must have been soft shell turtle day because I saw three different ones on my short walk. They were up on the trail. They are usually skittish but one stopped for a pose.
I’m going to miss the tree twins.
A small part of the marsh at Circle B Bar Reserve on a beautiful day.
Compression fracture???? What!??
Hi Dina, I’m visiting from My Corner of the World link-up. Very nice bird photos you’ve got here. I hope you recover well from your back injury. I spotted a pair of trumpeter swans in my area. #MCoW
Lovely photos of the birds, turtles and the magnificent trees. Good that you were able to do a walk before they closed the park. Hope your back is better soon. Take care.
These are fascinating photos of the animal world and of this big tree! It is very touching to see this in your world!
I hope you get to visit your favorite place soon! Be well! Fabulous photos.
I’m glad you got to be out and about for a while, it makes a lot of difference physically and mentally. Your birds are so pretty and the turtle in the water is just an all-round great shot!
I’m so happy that you joined us over at at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!