When we were driving down the gulf coast of Florida, I saw a flash of two birds scratching in the dirt, in the long grass at the side of the road. I had never set eyes on them before. I found this extraordinary looking bird again at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. As I mentioned in a previous post, the park is also a rehabilitation center for injured birds. It is called a Crested Caracaras and a member of the Falcon family. They build large nests in trees or on the ground, and live 9 to 15 years.
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