Sandhill Cranes virtually disabled on concrete

Sandhill Crane on lawn in Sun City Center, FL [staff photo]
Sandhill Cranes virtually disabled on concrete
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Sandhill Cranes are practically crippled when walking on roads since that can’t get any traction due to their leg and feet anatomy that favors softer grounds.

It is a beautiful site to see these four-foot tall birds in our neighborhood, but please remember to slow down when you come up to them while driving since they are virtually disabled when walking on concrete and asphalt roads.

Sandhill Cranes are on Florida’s Threatened and Endangered Species list by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Security Patrol: 642-2020
FWC Hotline: (888) 404-3922

The White Heron (Great Egret) in Sun City Center, FL

The White Heron (Great Egret) in Sun City Center, FL
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The Great Egret in Sun City Center, FL
The Great Egret in Sun City Center, FL photo/staff

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) can stand 1 meter tall (3.3 ft) and weigh a bit over three pounds.

The Great Egret also is known as the Large Egret, Common Egret or the Great White Heron.

This particular Egret is found in as far as Europe and is highly concentrated in the Sun Belt region of North America.

 

Black Swans at Swan Lake on N Pebble Beach at Central Campus

SWAN LAKE with Black Swan with red beak at Sun City Center Community Association Central Campus (SCC CA) Cherry Hills Drive
Black Swans at Swan Lake on N Pebble Beach at Central Campus
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SUN CITY CENTER — Researcher have found that Black Swans pair for life with around a 6% divorce rate.

They will aggressively defend their nest and when the baby swans (cygnets) hatch, they are attended by both parents for about 9 months. (source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Swan)