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Ibises at Flooded Lakes

These White Ibises were perching in low oak trees at the side of flooded Lake Mira-mar in The Villages, FL and walking around in the lake-side parking area at that same little lake.

I also saw several White Ibis walking on the grass between parts of the  flooded Boone Park on Lake Paradise also in The Villages, FL that are separated by a now flooded street.  Both lakes are still full but yes, the water is down a little.  It sure is weird seeing waterfowl and wading birds paddling and walking along through the flood water on a neighborhood street!  Those areas are pretty much off-limits so I was careful to stay where it was safe and easy to walk around.

I think the bird population is probably half what it was before Hurricane Irma here.  Just an un-scientific guess on my part. I think most fled and flew elsewhere.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Ibises at Flooded Lakes" (2)

  1. It’s good to see that they made it through the storm. Probably some were blown off course though.

    • Hi Montucky, I think so. It also is tough to say how many birds really are around because access to many of my former observation spots is now temporarily impossible due to flooding. I think things will be back to normal in a few weeks here. The South of FL is a different story. Have a great coming week!

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