A flock of Mottled Duck hens, a juvenile American White Ibis, an Anhinga, a Great Egret, and a small shorebird, were all spotted at a local Ocala horse ranch pond on November 4, 2014. I took these pictures from the road and used my long lens as the pond was quite a ways from the pavement. This particular pond was just down the road from where I had seen the Wild Turkey a bit earlier.
I had to look at my photographs on the computer to actually tell that there was a very young Ibis there at that pond. I also was startled by a Great Blue Heron in the tree right above my head. That heron quickly flew off before I could get any pictures. Florida will soon be receiving many more migratory birds visiting for our very mild Winter climate. I look forward to seeing these birds in coming weeks! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!