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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and a pair of Canada Geese

A lone Wood Stork, a small flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with a pair of Canada Geese, and a small flock of Mallard and Florida Mottled Ducks were spotted Wednesday evening at twilight at Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL.  The Wood Stork was at the far shoreline browsing for its evening meal.  I really enjoy spotting Wood Storks!

The Mallard/Mottled ducks were preening and bathing in the warm lake waters while those gorgeous whistlers were lounging on the shore.  I think there must be a resident on this lake that feeds the ducks as I often spot the whistlers and mallards around one area at the end of the afternoon.  Who knows?  I hope if the resident does put food out, that the food is duck chow.  It was a fun time seeing these birds just after spotting the Bald Eagles in one of the other Villages here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Wood Stork

Mallard and Mottled Ducks including hybrids

Florida Mottled Duck or a Mottled/Mallard Hybrid

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Comments on: "Ducks and a Wood Stork at Lake Paradise" (2)

  1. You live in a bird paradise!

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