Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Homosassa Springs Wildlife SP

What a fun afternoon! We've talked about going to this park for the past couple weeks. After getting out of bed just before 10 am Jim says lets go! So we drove down through Crystal River to Homosassa Springs. The drive was lovely. We stopped for lunch in Crystal River.

We had mostly overcast skies. After taking the tram over to the wildlife park the walk was on paved walks or boardwalks. We walked the circuit and saw the exhibits of mostly birds

of course there were gators! it is Florida
red fox
flamingos
young white ibis

there were three eagles in this enclosure, I'm sure injured at some point
there was a small island with pelicans nesting

We see Cara Cara's when we stay in Mission, funny we had to come to Florida to get a picture!







Of course there were manatees, there are several who have been here 30-40 years. Injured at some point but enjoying life here. These three ladies had there medical check-ups today. We also saw two young ones that they plan on releasing later this year