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More Scenes from Paradise


Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida has an amazing number of birds visiting these days.  Of course with the water level so low, there has been very easy access to fish, frogs, tadpoles, turtles, aquatic insects, and aquatic plants.  The supermarket for birds has been open for fine dining and the birds have been loving it.  No rain other than our big storm on Saturday.  That helped a tiny bit. I was glad for the moisture.

I took these pictures on Sunday early in the evening.  I spotted the flock of White Pelicans, a Great Blue Heron, a pair of Egyptian Geese, a few Double Crested Cormorants, lots of Canada Geese, a flock of White Ibis, several small shorebirds, crows, and the usual Mallard and Mottled Ducks.  I never know what birds will be there so it is a lot of fun to check on the visitors.  I think they also somehow check on us, too!  Ha!

Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!







Four Egyptian Geese Are Here Now!


I was pretty surprised to see not just a pair but four of the Egyptian Geese here on a local park lake.  The other surprise for me was how swiftly these geese fly!  I think that speed is their Shelduck heritage showing, as they are actually a quite old hybrid of Shelduck and Goose.

Egyptian Geese are beautiful waterfowl!  I took these pictures on August 3, 2015 early in the evening.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that photograph.  Enjoy!





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