Wattoola

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Wattoola – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015
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Young-un – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015
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Hey – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” – Albert Einstein

Wattoola is the native American name for the bird – specifically Creek indians – from William Bartram’s Travels.

It is interesting the way Sand Hills and their young hang out together – mom, dad, and babies. As spring progresses I will be interested to see if other birds mimic this behavior. Ducks follow mom, but dad’s not usually around.

Quote found at http://www.quotegarden.com/family.html

4 thoughts on “Wattoola

  1. Mandy- Wild Red

    I always learn something new visiting your blog! I haven’t been lucky enough to see one of these birds yet, didn’t even know they existed! Great photos, as always😊

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