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Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

Four Glossy Ibis, a Bald Eagle, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, a Great Egret, a beautiful Tribute-colored Heron,  Sherman’s Fox Squirrels, a Grey Squirrel, Common Moorhens, and a Little Blue Heron were all spotted at the wonderful Sharon Weichens Nature Preserve here in The Villages, Florida yesterday afternoon.

It had rained (thankfully) earlier in the day so the birds were out in force gobbling up many food items that had washed into the medium-sized lake at this beautiful preserve.  I do not think I have ever spotted so many different types of birds and animals while there at the preserve.  We were there at about 3:30 in the afternoon.

That Bald Eagle looks like it is starting a nest up on the high tension line tower.  I was a long way away from the eagle and was happy I had the long lens.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  P.S. I will post more pictures I took today in a future post.

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Grey Squirrel with a nut

Grey Squirrel with a nut

Sherman's Fox Squirrel

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

 

 

Southern Bald Eagle

Southern Bald Eagle

Great Egret

Great Egret

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

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Comments on: "A Visit to Sharon Weichens Preserve" (4)

  1. I love your work in this post! Especially the Sherman’s Fox Squirrel!

    • Hi Cathy, Many thanks! I so enjoy going around to various ponds and the preserves here in The Villages. This preserve is a favorite. I like the distinctive larger Sherman’s Fox Squirrels a lot. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. It makes me feel very good to see that so many creatures are doing so well there!

    • Hi Montucky, I really agree! The nice thing about the animals and birds at the preserve is that they are totally wild and free. The preserve is needed and is increasingly populated with critters (it is a newly opened spot on the lake). Have a wonderful weekend!

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