Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL
I have selected favorite photographs I have taken in Florida in the last three years to share here today. I tend to love Wood Storks, all the different woodpeckers, assorted ducks, and the various herons and egret,s the best! I hope you will like seeing these old favorites!
Wood Stork in The Villages, FL
A Little Blue Heron in The Villages, FL
A Green Heron in Dunellon, FL
A Great Egret in Breeding Plumage, The Villages,
Snowy Egret, The Villages, FL
A Pileated Woodpecker, Ocala, FL
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are such cute ducks that I just had to post a few new pictures that I took in the last week or so. I really enjoy seeing the “Whistlers” here in The Villages, Florida, in the various little lakes and ponds.
There are several older juveniles in the Paradise Lake flock that amuse me. These teenaged ducks fly around an awful lot. Juvenile whistlers have the bluish bill and feet while adult Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have a pink bill and feet. The adults are patient and basically paddle or sit contentedly on the shore near the water.
We are seeing more and more ducks here. I even spotted a hen Bufflehead the other day! So glad! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!
These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and Florida Mottled Ducks (Mallard Ducks with a few White Ibises were also in the crowd) were photographed yesterday at Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Here are a few silly shots of waterfowl, wading birds and birds of prey coming in for a happy landing. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!