Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Florida Day 9

Florida Day 9

The early morning of day 9 of our Florida trip was spent near Crystal Springs and Fort Island Gulf Beach. We did a little walk and I did some birding on the beach.




Lots of Black Skimmer, gulls and terns.


We also visited the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.  Awesome variety of  native birds and animals. They also have a nice display of Manatees.




It looks like this is the place to be, the native birds on the outside are actually trying to find a way into the park.


We were able to watch the manatee be fed at this time. I have to admit after seeing the Manatees in the wild, I was a little sad to see these in captivity.


Apparently this  famous hippo "Lu" a favorite at the Homosassa Spring wildlife park was once an animal actor back in the 1960's. He is the oldest hippo in captivity. I hope you enjoyed this post and images. Our next stop is in Ocala Florida. 

18 comments:

  1. A great place to visit. I have been to the zoo when I was young. If I have the time and chance I would like to visit a safari park.

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  2. I love the photos from the beach. Have a great day, Eileen.

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    1. Hello Gunilla, thanks as always for the comment and visit.

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  3. Wow...magnificent! Love the "hippo"!

    I'm happy for you.

    Love

    BShell

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  4. Great pictures ... think my favourite was the old hippo.

    All the best Jan

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    1. As always Jan, thank for visiting and for the comment.

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  5. I been there a few times and always enjoy the visit. Fun captures at a fun place.

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  6. Spectacular photos, Eileen, The previous post are also fabulous! The Tenton mountains and the cloud wonderful! My congratulations! Hugs.

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  7. Oh your photos are so beautiful and interesting. Love the manatee and free would be good. Hug B

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  8. Looks like a fun trip. I love your hippo photo. Such expressive eyes.

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  9. Wonderful beach pictures Eileen :)
    And I love the ones of the manatees
    and the hippo. They are so cute :)

    Have a happy and beautiful weekend!
    Tinna ✐

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    1. Thanks, Tinna. You are so kind! Happy weekend!

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