There are photographs I recently took here in The Villages, FL. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
It is really getting hot here in North-central Florida! These Common Crows really know how to cool off and enjoy a refreshing drink. Fortunately my neighbor has a nice, shaded, bird bath that is full of water. It is the same spot where I had previously photographed a bunch of American Robins bathing and splashing. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!
Crows have been here on my street a lot lately. I took these photographs on May 2, 2015. Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!
This Sharp Shinned Hawk was perched on an electric line with several Common Crows on day recently. This bird was seen in one of the newer neighborhoods here in the development where I live.
By the time we got the truck turned around and parked, all but one of the crows had left the scene. The hawk nervously looked toward the remaining crow and me. I got the snap shots before the hawk had enough and flew off. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Crows were seen at the larger rainfall retention basin pond here in the development where I live on Oct. 23, 2014. The Crows were hunting for tadpoles, and tasty insects. They were there at the pond along with the Killdeer and Lesser Yellowlegs. I always enjoy watching Crows. Crows are amazing and quite smart! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
All this Turkey Vulture wanted to do was get a quick drink out of the rainfall pond across the street here. No, the small group of about five crows would not have it. The crows ganged up on the poor vulture and off all flew. It sounded like the battle that happens when the crows chase the neighborhood Red-shouldered Hawk! Lots of noise and commotion. In the end, the carrion- eating vulture was the loser and has left the area – for how long, we won’t know. I took these pictures on Sept. 28, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
Common Crows have been around here on my street in the last couple of weeks bravely battling the resident Red-shouldered Hawk and even chasing off a small bunch of raucous Eastern Blue Jays. The Crows are pretty common (pun intended) in this development and in the Ocala, FL area.
Crows are part of nature’s clean-up squad and also enjoy the bounty of the Live Oak Trees here. There are Acorns, insects, and many other types of food around on this street for these bird to dine on. These medium-sized birds are noisy, pleasant and smart. I took these pictures here last Sunday. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!