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Update on the Sandhill Crane Family

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The Sandhill Crane family I have been occasionally observing out in the area adjacent to the horse farm pond in Northwestern Marion County, FL, is doing really well.  I am thrilled!  The juvenile has really grown a lot and is about five to six weeks old.

I have now photographed the trio four times since March 16, 2015.  I took these latest pictures from the side of the road a long way from the birds so as to not disturb them.  I photographed the cranes on April 15, 2015, at about 5:00 pm.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Flock of Wild Turkeys

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I spotted this small flock of Wild Turkeys in Northwestern Marion County, Florida on February 16, 2015, in a large cattle pasture.  The birds were on the move and heading away from the road so it was quite fortunate that I got the pictures.  These turkeys primarily eat grains and insects which are abundant in these wide open ranch areas.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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