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Great Blue Heron

A couple of days ago at dusk, I went to the Sharon Rose Wiechens Nature Preserve here in The Villages, Florida.  It was the first time I have been to the preserve since Hurricane Irma.  Not much has changed except for one large tree being cut down.

While at the preserve I spotted Common Coots, a few Common Moorhens, a few Boat-tailed Grackles,  a few Red-winged Blackbirds, and toward the end of our visit, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, a Great Blue Heron , and a flock of ducks that suddenly appeared way up in the sky flying Northward.  The preserve is a lovely spot and I am glad to have been there again.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

A Common Coot

Boat-tailed Grackles

Male Red-winged Blackbird


Sandhill Cranes

A male Common Moorhen

A Flock of Ducks

Comments on: "A Visit to the Sharon Rose Wiechens Nature Preserve" (7)

  1. wonderful variety

    • Hi Kelly, I so agree. I am thrilled to go out and find several different bird species every time I visit a pond, lake, marsh, or just my own street here. Central Florida in Winter is the hot spot for bird watching. Have a great day! Thanks for your comment. I hope you like the blog.

  2. Nice that they have such places for the wildlife!

    • Hi Montucky, I agree. Our developer has a long established method of setting aside land – mostly marshes and ponds, but some is flat open dry land, for wildlife. The developer here is pretty conscientious about conservation and the environment. That family group is especially involved in ranching itself so they know. Have a great day!

  3. Hello, the preserve looks nice. I always enjoy seeing the Cranes. Have a great day!

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