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At the Golf Course pond

At the Golf Course Pond in our Development

In recent days, Florida Mottled Ducks have visited the temporary rainfall retention ponds in the development where my hubby and I live.  These native dabblers also were seen at two Northwestern Marion County rural farm ponds with one pair enjoying the company of a whole bunch of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks!  I took these pictures on April 17, 2015, April 20, 2015, and on April 22, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that picture.

At the Golf Course Pond

At the Golf Course Pond in our Development

At the Large Rainfall Basin

At the Large Rainfall Basin in our Development

At a Backyard Pond in Horse Country

At a Backyard Pond in N.W. Marion County, FL

at the Horse Ranch Pond

At the Horse Ranch Pond in N.W. Marion County, FL

At a Backyard Pond in Horse County

At a Backyard Pond in N.W. Marion County, FL

At the Horse Ranch Pond

At the Horse Ranch Pond in N.W. Marion County, FL

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Comments on: "Florida Mottled Ducks in the Basins and Ponds" (6)

  1. laughing at the goofy whistlers. 🙂 love the wave shots (bottom left and center).

    • Hi Theresa, I thought of your when I spotted this flock. Actually there were about a dozen Whistlers at the small backyard pond which is near two major horse farms. Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!

  2. I had never thought that there were so many ducks down there, especially this time of year.

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, we do have a few migrating waterfowl still here and also have native ducks around. There are over 600 lakes and ponds plus 2 rivers in my county alone. Many are swampy but a lot are regular-looking bodies of water. Have a great day today!

  3. The ducks are happy with these ponds…and the rain.. Love the Whistling Ducks and the Mottled Ducks look so much like the female Mallard.. Great shots..Have a happy Tuesday!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, they do like our ponds here in this area. It is currently raining here so it looks like the Love Bugs came and brought the rain (Love Bugs are annoying but basically harmless flying bugs that come in May and Sept. for a couple of weeks). Have a super good day today!

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