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Whistlers on Wednesday

These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or “Whistlers” were spotted here in The Villages, FL in a grassy area just coming out of a golf cart tunnel near Lake Sumter and Morse.  I took the pictures at about 6:00pm last night.  These are such cheery cute ducks that I always enjoy seeing them.  The small flock was grazing on tasty insects as the grass had just recently been cut and it had rained a little earlier in the day.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Some Favorites

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Whistlers

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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!

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Ducks

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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!

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Happy Landings!

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

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!

White Pelican

White Pelican

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Common Cormorant

Common Cormorant

 

Wood Stork

Wood Stork

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

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