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Action at the Wal-Mart Pond


A Little Blue Heron, a few Common Moorhens, and a little Pied-billed Grebe were spotted at the pond next to the Wal-Mart parking lot on CR 466 around the Buffalo Ridge area in The Villages, Florida last week.

The Little Blue Heron starts out as a white bird and gets darker with age until it is a lovely purplish-blue.  The Little Blue Heron also has greenish-yellow legs and feet.  It is a beautiful big wading bird.  The Little Blue Heron eats fish, frogs, turtles, crayfish, aquatic worms, aquatic snails, and sometimes, shore-based insects and mice.  The heron roosts in tall trees, and prefers Cypress Trees when possible.  please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  My thoughts and prayers are with those people in Northern California who are affected by flooding, or the precautionary evacuations for the Oroville Dam difficulties.

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe


Comments on: "Action at the Wal-Mart Pond" (4)

  1. Teri Nieft said:

    I never hear from you or Tim?????

    • Hi Teri, We plan to get to Ocala and the house soon. I had an injury to my arm which prevented me from doing any cleaning or real hard work for about a month. Am better now. Thanks for reminding me. See you in a few days or so. – Linda

  2. Hello, great birding at the Walmart. I love the cute Grebes. Happy Valentine’s Day, enjoy your new week ahead!

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