While I was at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala on Jan. 15, 2015, I saw a lot more birds than just the Wood Storks. I was thrilled by seeing many American White Ibis, at least twenty American White Pelicans, a few Common Coots, a lot of Common Cormorants, and a Great Egret or two. Yes, I also saw about a hundred Black Bellied Whistling Ducks (I’ll save those pictures of Whistlers for another post). There also were several resident park ducks such as Muscovy Ducks and Pekin Ducks.
The sheer number of large birds at this older city park was amazing! I believe that there are (or were) many fish in the two ponds as the park has a catch and release fishing policy. Nearly all of these birds are migratory visitors to the park. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!