Spotting Sand Hill Cranes and seeing other wading birds and birds of prey, were highlights of my day trip to the wonderful Sunnyhill Restoration Area in Weirsdale, Florida on January 3, 2015. This park is conservation land along the banks of the Oklawaha River and used to be a huge farm years ago.
This was the third time I had visited the park. I really loved seeing a trio of Sand Hill Cranes in the front yard of the one of the park office spaces. I had seen two cranes in the same yard the last time I visited, which was about a month ago. We also spotted a flock of the cranes down the road about two miles but I could not get any pictures as there was no place nearby to park along the highway. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!