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White Pelicans stop here in The Villages, Florida during their Winter migration.  I really love seeing the big gatherings of the huge beautiful birds!  I saw this flock fishing as a group in a pond on Pinellas Drive here at the Evans Prairie wetlands area, on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  There also were Double Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and a couple of Little Blue Herons plus ducks and coots around!  What a mob!

I don’t think this is the same flock I had seen a couple of weeks ago in the North end of the community on El Camino Real.  I am always so pleased when I see the White Pelicans, which by the way, are mostly fresh water-loving birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Another Sighting of White Pelicans in The Villages, FL" (6)

  1. Hello, great captures and sighting. The pelicans are another favorite. I like the shot of the group of pelicans with the egrets nearby. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

    • Hi Eileen, The group of pelicans and cormorants were cooperatively fishing and would paddle or fly from one end of the pond to the other all around the shoreline. The egrets and herons were eager on-lookers trying to figure out where the prey actually was. It got completely comical at one point to watch all this going on in real time. It was a memorable sight! Glad you enjoy pelicans a lot! Have a happy day today!

  2. Pelicans are marvelous birds and I enjoy seeing them in your photos. Never get to see them here.

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, I believe they tend to be Mid-western type birds focusing on the upper Mississippi area and the Great Lakes regions. They do migrate S. here to FL each Winter and I did see them once in Fairfield Glade, Cumberland County, Tennessee when I lived there on Lake St. George. Have a wonderful rest of the day and evening! Thanks for your always great comments.

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