White Ibis, Tri-color Heron and Mallard Ducks were spotted last week here at Lake Paradise in the lovely little Paradise Park in The Villages, Florida. This small lake is home to a wide variety of geese, ducks, coots, cormorants, egrets, ibis, herons and turtles. I really enjoy seeing the big birds in spots around the lake.
By the way, the Apple Snail is a favorite food of several of the wading birds here, especially so for the ibises. It also is “Duck chasing season” where bachelor ducks vie for the hen of their dreams and chase each other, and the hen, all over the lake. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!