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Sandhill Cranes at a pond on Morse near Live Oak Park

Egrets, Herons, Wood Storks, Sandhill Cranes, Anhingas, Double-crested Cormorants, Seagulls, and Common Coots were all spotted here on Freedom Pointe Lake and Lake Sumter in The Villages, FL this last weekend.  What a bunch of wonderful birds to observe!

This area has a lot of ponds, small lakes and medium lakes plus marsh lands so there is a great many spots to observe the wildlife.  We get a lot of different species of birds here in the Winter months.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version.  Enjoy!

Cormorants, Egrets and Seagulls at Freedom Pointe Lake

Wood Storks and Anhingas

Great Blue Heron at Freedom Pointe Lake


A Raft of Common Coots on Lake Sumter

A Common Coot on Lake Sumter

A Double-Crested Cormorant on Freedom Pointe Lake

Comments on: "Lots of Waterfowl and Wading Birds" (5)

  1. Certainly bird paradise!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, something to see almost all the time here. Our local neighborhood lake is ducky right now with Mallards and Whistlers (Seagulls have come in abundant numbers, too). The other small lakes have Pelicans, Cormorants, and a variety of other breeds of ducks. It is a bird paradise! Have a tremendous weekend and Merry Christmas!

  2. You see a wonderful collection and variety of birds. Have a happy day and weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Beautiful birds all around…..

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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