Several sandhill cranes at Kinsington Metropark have become tame.
I was very close to this one, which was hanging out near the parking lot.
This is a pileated woodpecker, which is slightly unusual but not rare. It resembles the ivory-billed woodpecker, which very sadly today was declared extinct, along with a number of other species that have not been found in many years. For the complete story about this ongoing tragedy see this just-published story in the Washington Post:
Art in the Park
|On the wall of the Nature Center: a reproduction of a painting from the Detroit Institute of Arts.|
The work is titled “Cycles,” by Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007)
It depicts Ojibwa spirits of a frog, fish, bear, bird, and turtle:
animals you can see in the park — except the bear.
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