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    Animals,  Birds,  Cranes,  Florida,  Lake Woodruff

    A Visit with Some Florida Sandhill Cranes

    The Florida Sandhill Crane is a big bird – reaching heights of four feet with a wingspan of around 78″, they stand out when they are foraging for food along the dikes at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge near DeLeon Springs, Florida. Sandhill Cranes can reach a height of 47″ with a wingspan of 78″ and weigh around 11 pounds.  I visited Lake Woodruff in mid-April, a different time of year than when I usually visit. During this time, I was able to see some young cranes (also known as colts) with their parents. They sure have some long legs. A young colt foraging with one of its parents. Sandhill…