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Whistlers on Wednesday: Paradise Lake

I spotted this cute pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, Fl last evening at about 6:00pm.  I spotted the two ducks waddling down the slope of a lake-front back yard to the lake to sip some water and then slowly waddle back up that same yard to the shrubbery.  I am thinking the pair are nesting in the bushes.  I always enjoy seeing these cute brown and pink ducks!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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Scenes from Lake Paradise

 

Canada Geese and their goslings, Anhingas, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, hybrid Mallard Ducks, Grey Squirrels, a medium-sized turtle, and a Great Blue Heron were all spotted at twilight on Saturday at Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida.

You may be able to spot the goslings in one photo I took.  That family of geese was on the opposite far shoreline so I had to edit the picture quite a bit to get a good look at the fluff-ball babies.  There also were a few Black-bellied Whistling Ducks beside the proud mother and father geese.  Right now it is quite around here due to nesting season and very windy weather.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday: Whistlers

Please click on the thumbnail version of each photograph of the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks to see the slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!

Almost Wordless Wednesday: The Whistlers in Flight

These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks flew over Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL, a couple of days ago late in the afternoon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Up Close

Yes, I kept a safe and appropriate distance from these birds and animals (Burros were photographed last Summer in Custer State Park, South Dakota).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Birds and Waterfowl in Flight

A Double-crested Cormorant

White Ibis, Mallard Duck, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, a Double Crested Cormorant, A Snowy Egret, Sandhill Cranes, and a Little Blue Heron were all photographed while in flight.  All were moving from place to place here in Central Florida in The Villages and in the Ocala area.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

A Hen Mallard Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

White Ibis

 

Sandhill Cranes

A Snowy Egret

A Little Blue Heron

Waterfowl Wednesday: Lots of Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Mottled Ducks and Mallard Ducks were all spotted at Lake Paradise near Schwartz Park and Boone Park yesterday at dusk (about 5:15pm).  I am starting to see more ducks each week here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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