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Wordless Wednesday: Big Birds in The Villages, FL

Canada Goose at Lake Paradise

 

(Please click on each of the thumbnail images to see the slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!)

Sandhill Crane on Hacienda Golf Course

 

White Pelicans at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course Driving Range Pond

Limpkin Eating an Apple Snail at Lake Mira-mar

Scenes from the Ranch Pond

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

The Sandhill Crane family was there, a lone Canada Goose was there, a pair of Florida Mottled Ducks were there, a fleeing Great Blue Heron had been there, and last but not least a lone Cooter Turtle was there!  The spot was the horse farm pond in Northwestern Marion County, Florida where I often go to observe wildlife from the side of the road.

The Sandhill Crane family was resting under the Oak Trees on the far shore of the pond and seemed serene.  The ducks paddled around the pond as ducks do.  The turtle was dreamily basking in the warm sun.  I think the Canada Goose started flying and must have spooked the heron, which then took off flying to other places.  So, these are the scenes I observed at this wonderful rural pond on April 22, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose and Mottled Duck

Canada Goose and Mottled Duck

Florida Mottled Ducks

Florida Mottled Ducks

Cooter Turtle

Cooter Turtle

Florida Mottled Ducks

Florida Mottled Ducks

Family of Sandhill Cranes

Family of Sandhill Cranes

Wordless Wednesday

American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Male Eastern Towhee

Male Eastern Towhee?

I took these pictures on May 6. 2013 and again on May 7, 2013 in my community here in Marion County, Florida.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike?

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

Cotton-tailed Rabbit

I took these pictures in my yard yesterday, July 17, 2012.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Barn Swallows

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Red-headed Woodpecker

Canada Goslings Learning to Fly

A Mix of Pix

Northern Mockingbird

Here are some photographs I took this past week here on the little farm.  A mix of birds, and ducks.   Please click on the thumbnail image and Enjoy!

Red-Headed Woodpecker

Female Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove

Chipping Sparrow

Mallard Ducks

Some Interesting Birds Visited This Past Week

Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers and more have been here in my yards during the past week.  It has been a banner week for bird watching here in beautiful Cumberland County, Tennessee!  I took a lot of pictures of song birds, birds of prey, ducks, water birds, and geese!  The Canada Geese returned to the lake after a short absence.  The Bald Eagle is now cruising the skies over the lake several times each week in search of a tasty bite of fish or coots.  The beautiful Northern Cardinals were here on a few days this week and we also saw a small flock of the Pied-Billed Grebes.  These Pied-Billed Grebes are small Grebes that are not ducks but are water birds.  Grebes eat fish, insects, and small aquatic animals.  The Pied-Billed Grebes are quite shy and tend to stay well-away from the shore.  The Pied-Billed Grebes often dive to avoid the presence of humans out and about.  The Bald Eagle picture was one that I quickly took because I had seen the big bird swoop down to perch.  I took its picture and almost immediately, it flew away (camera-shy, I guess).

I also captured pictures of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a couple of the American Coots that were up in my yard a few days ago. I so enjoy watching the various animals and birds here.  I take many photographs during the week.  Our weather had been cold, then cool, and now it has turned very pleasant.  I am glad as I now have more opportunities to be outside where all of the great action is!   By the way, because there are so many American Coots in my yards, the Hawk has finally caught one of the Coots.  I surprised the Hawk while it was on the ground with a freshly caught coot.  Just a part of nature.  No, I did not choose to photograph that particular happening.  Guess that is why the Bald Eagle is around so often now.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Red-Tailed Hawk

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