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Florida Mottled Ducklings have been spotted here in The Villages, Florida at a small parkland pond on Morse Ave. near Live Oaks Park (on the golf cart path side).  By the way, I saw an amazing number of different types of water birds such as a Great Blue Heron, a white phase Little Blue Heron, a small flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, a pair of Sandhill Cranes and a Glossy Ibis in addition to the mama Florida Mottled Duck and her youngsters at this pond!

My husband and I spent a really fabulous few moments at the pond taking pictures and then we were on our way home (did not want to disturb the birds who were feeding).  I so enjoy bird watching here in my community!  I took these pictures on Saturday, April 30, 2016 late in the afternoon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!


Some of the other water birds I saw at the pond!

Some of the other water birds I saw at the pond!




Comments on: "Ducklings!" (7)

  1. Those little ones are so cute!

  2. we have canadian geese everywhere here in Iowa. thanks for sharing the duckies in your area.

    • Hi Beth, We have Canada Geese here at my own neighborhood’s little lake. They love it in the shallow lakes where they get aquatic plants plus browse on the grassy lawns. They eat plants mostly. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  3. Hello, the ducklings are adorable. I love the shot with the Whistling Ducks, Egret and Crane. Wonderful sightings. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • Hi Eileen, A teaser for things to come on the blog later in the week. I was so happy to see the Sandhill Cranes. There are two pairs in the same larger area with the other pair having two chicks (I could not find these as the weather was hot and they were likely under trees). Have a fine day tomorrow!

  4. love the ducklings. such adorable little motorboats. 🙂

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