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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

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