For amateur ornithologists, such as yours truly, winter in Florida is fun. It's migratory season, and I never know what I'm going to see with so many feathered creatures flocking south. It's common to see sandhill cranes here year round. Usually, they're alone or with a mate. In the winter, I've seen as many as 5-6 flying together, which is an impressive sight with their 7-foot wingspan. But, last weekend, as the sun was setting at Myakka State Park, three dozen sandhill cranes filled the sky as they flapped and honked toward the birdwalk and prairie. What a sight!
prairie photo I posted earlier this week? All those sandhill cranes and other birds are 'hiding' in the vegetation. It was a very successful birding excursion.