A few days ago we went to see what was happening at the two small ponds near the Walmart on Highway 466 in The Villages, FL area. Happily, there were several egrets, alligators, herons, coots, ducks, turtles and cormorants there! It was several minutes of happy bird watching and photography.
It is not uncommon in Central Florida to see a lot of exotic birds and reptiles near civilization. It is something we Floridians are used to. At times, one may see a Great Egret hunting in the landscaped front area near a parking lot at a business, or even in the shrubbery at a roadway median! I was pleased to see all of this action mere minutes from my home. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!