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Posts tagged ‘Belted Kingfisher’
Lake Paradise is one of the little park lakes here in The Villages, Florida. It is home to a variety of birds big and small. The level of the lake is way down now. We are in a drought. This is a man-made lake and depends on rainfall for its water.
I spotted the Belted Kingfisher again. I have photographed the bird several different times. I also saw a pair of Canada Geese browsing up in the park near the shoreline. There were about a hundred small shorebirds and Seagulls. The shorebirds likely were some type of plovers and Lesser Yellowlegs. I also saw a lone Snowy Egret and a lone Great Blue Heron. The sad fact is that those shorebirds were wading in what should be the middle of the lake in mere inches of water.
Not many ducks at all this morning. I took the pictures at about 8:00am. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
This Belted Kingfisher was spotted sitting on the top of a water pump house beside a small farm pond where several geese and cormorants also were resting on a float and on the shoreline. This little pond is in the backyard of a home on a few acres, and is located in the heart of horse farm country in Northwestern Marion County, Florida.
I took these pictures on March 14, 2015, from the side of the road. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Here are some shots I took two days ago at the new place I live. I saw the Belted Kingfisher way up in the top of an Oak on the property near the pond. The Canada Geese are here in a flock of about twenty strong. They come and go a lot as there are a couple of small lakes nearby in the overall neighborhood here. I was quite pleased to see that the Oaks have a resident Red-bellied Woodpecker! There are also several Pied-billed Grebes that paddle around on the pond from time to time along with the Mallard Ducks. As my new home is in the same county as the old one, many of the birds and waterfowl will likely be familiar ones to me. I am totally happy to have the wildlife here and will be taking lots of pictures to share here on the blog. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!