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A Blue Wing Teal Duck, a pair of Mottled Ducks, several Cattle Egrets, a herd of Cattle, and a pair of Sand Hill Cranes were all spotted at or close to the horse farm or ranch pond in Northwestern Marion County, FL, where I have often spotted wildlife in the past.  The Cattle are now grazing in the pasture where the larger pond is located at.

I was surprised about the Cattle and the Teal Duck as both were newly seen there.  I took the pictures of the cranes at another much smaller pond on that same ranch but just down the road about an eighth mile.  I took the pictures on Jan. 5, 2015 from the side of the road.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "New Scenes From the Ranch Pond" (7)

  1. Looks like a great place to watch the wildlife.. I love the cranes, one of my favorites.. The Mottled Ducks would be a lifer for me.. Great shots, have a happy day and weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, Many thanks. It will be interesting to see what happens there at that pond in several weeks due to cattle being around. Hopefully the cows do not run the waterfowl off. We will see. Yes, Mottled Ducks are neat to see. Hopefully you will be able to see some when you visit FL the next time. By the way, I went to Paynes Prairie and saw a Bald Eagle yesterday. Cold day but lots of birds there. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. that place has beautiful colors all around. 🙂

  3. That’s a very pretty scene with the cattle grazing. Amazing how well cattle and wildlife get along together, isn’t it.

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