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Water Birds on Wednesday

Pekin Duck

Pekin Duck

A Wood Stork; American White Ibises; Pekin Ducks; Florida Mottled Ducks, an Eastern Blue Jay (what?  He is not a water bird!); Egyptian Geese, and a  Tri-color Heron were all spotted on Monday night at twilight at a small lake behind the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center parking lot (Spanish Springs Square area), The Villages, Lake County, Florida.

Yes, one of the cute white Pekin Ducks does appear to have some sort of small cyst or tumor on its head.  The ducks, geese, and Ibises all are quite adept at begging for tourist treats along the parking lot.  Unfortunately, the Wood Storks are picking up on the begging routine (in their own quiet way).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

American White Ibises, Wood Stork

American White Ibises, Wood Stork

American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

 

Pekin Ducks, Hybrid Florida Mottled Ducks (AKA The beggars!)

Pekin Ducks, Hybrid Florida Mottled Ducks (AKA The beggars!)

Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Geese

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Comments on: "Water Birds on Wednesday" (4)

  1. Good morning, I love your water birds. The shot with the Stork and Ibis is my favorite. The Egyptian geese are cool. Great post and photos. Enjoy your Wednesday!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, I always look for the one or two Wood Storks that seem to have taken up residence at or near this small lake. There are a few lakes very close together where the Wood Storks like to hunt. It is always a pleasure to see the Wood Storks! Have a wonderful day today!

  2. i like the stork w/ the ibis. and ducks are always cute!

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