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Big Birds at the Lake Part 2

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The White Pelicans with the accompanying Double Crested Cormorant flock has been here on the rapidly shrinking Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL, for several days. We are in a slight drought which is why the smaller lakes are drying up.   I spotted the big birds flying-in at the lake on Dec. 22, 2016.  The lake is drying up so there is great fishing for these birds!  The White Pelicans are migrating South and likely will rest here a few days before moving on down the peninsula.  The Pelicans are here from up North, likely from the Mid-west.

I want to wish all who celebrate, a happy Hanukkah!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy.  Part 3 of 3 will appear here on Wednesday.

 

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Comments on: "Big Birds at the Lake Part 2" (4)

  1. It’s good that those birds have a place to which they can migrate to escape the cold winters!

    • Hi Montucky, I agree! I saw another bunch of White Pelicans soaring over the lake-side archery range this morning while I was shooting. Fun distraction. Have a wonderful day and a great 2017!

  2. Hello, great shots of the White Pelicans. They are one of my favorite birds. Enjoy your day and the week ahead! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

    • Hi Eileen, I also enjoy the pelicans. Saw a few fly over the archery range (lake-side) this AM. The big numbers of pelicans have moved to Santiago Golf Course Lake here. We are seeing fewer birds on the lake as the lake continues to evaporate (the little island is now connected to land via a pipe which is potentially allowing predators to cross). Sad but that is life here. Boom and bust. Have a wonderful New Year!

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