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Limpkin

Limpkin

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

American White Ibises and a resting Wood Stork

American White Ibises and a resting Wood Stork

There have been a tremendous number of water birds, and wading birds here in my area in the last week.  I have seen several hundred Hooded Merganser ducks, about twenty-two or more Wood Storks, ten or so Great Blue Herons, probably thirty Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets,  Anhingas, Common Cormorants, White Pelicans (sorry no pictures as they left before I returned with the camera), a Tri-color Heron, hundreds of American White Ibises, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, Canada, Egyptian and Chinese Geese, Pied-billed Grebes,  Common Coots, and a Limpkin!

Such fun to watch all this action on a daily basis.  I took these pictures here in Sumter and Lake Counties in The Villages, Florida, in the past week.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

 

Osprey

Osprey

Wood Stork

Wood Stork

 

 

 

Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets

Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

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Comments on: "Waterfowl, Wading Birds, and a Friend" (4)

  1. Wonderful variety of birds and photos. I do love all the waders. You do get to see some awesome birds there. Lucky you! Have a great day!

    • Hi Eileen, I sure do wish the pelicans had stuck around but at least I saw them here. Maybe more will come our way in coming weeks. We still have a number of Wood Storks here as well as about a hundred or more Hooded Mergansers. The weather has gotten cooler and very windy so who knows what birds will come or go. Have a tremendously nice weekend!

  2. love the goose shot! and i’m so happy we have a pied-billed grebe that seems to be staying here this winter. arrived last week – first one i’ve had in about 4 or 5 years!

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