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Ducks at Tuscawilla Park


Muscovy Ducks and a Pekin Duck were all spotted at Tuscawilla Park lake in Ocala, Florida on Sept. 24, 2015.  The Muscovy Ducks and Pekin Ducks are both domestic farm breeds.  These ducks probably flew away from farm or ranch ponds in the area or are descendants of previous generations of ducks that did.  The Muscovy is a very unusual-looking duck and it has a distinct fleshy growth on its head, called a “Wattle”.  I was happy to see Muscovy ducklings at the park as well as the adults.

The white duck is the Pekin Duck.  There were only a few of the Pekin Ducks at the lake, and really only just a few wading birds there during this visit.  This lake is jammed-packed with water fowl and wading birds in February!  It is quite the sight.  I previously photographed many birds at this same lake this last Winter.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a very slightly larger version of that same photo.  Enjoy!






Comments on: "Ducks at Tuscawilla Park" (5)

  1. they’re so cute!!

  2. Hello, the ducks are so cute! Great photos. I hope all the other birds return to the lake soon. Have a happy day and week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I think some may be winging their way to Florida as I write. I hope so. I look forward to Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers as well as other favorites (I hear that my favorite Buffleheads sometimes are seen here in Florida). I hope your weather does not get rough with the coming hurricane Joaquin. Have a great day today and thanks for your wonderful comments!

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