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Anhinga on flooded Lake Mira-mar

I took these pictures on Sunday evening at twilight here in The Villages, FL.  The pictures were taken at Lake Mira-mar and at near Boone Park on Lake Paradise.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

White Ibis on Lake Mira-mar at Veteran’s Park area

Mottled Ducks at Boone Park, Flooded Kim Street

Great Egret on Lake Paradise from near Boone Park

Another Sighting of White Pelicans in The Villages, FL

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White Pelicans stop here in The Villages, Florida during their Winter migration.  I really love seeing the big gatherings of the huge beautiful birds!  I saw this flock fishing as a group in a pond on Pinellas Drive here at the Evans Prairie wetlands area, on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  There also were Double Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and a couple of Little Blue Herons plus ducks and coots around!  What a mob!

I don’t think this is the same flock I had seen a couple of weeks ago in the North end of the community on El Camino Real.  I am always so pleased when I see the White Pelicans, which by the way, are mostly fresh water-loving birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Woodpecker Wednesday: A Red-bellied Woodpecker in Dunnellon, FL

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I spotted this Red-bellied Woodpecker at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, Florida on April 17, 2015.  The chatty busy and absolutely wonderful bird was pecking away on a broken limb in a huge Oak.  This Oak Tree was along the pond trail on the back side of the pond away from the bike trail.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Update on the Sandhill Crane Family

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The Sandhill Crane family I have been occasionally observing out in the area adjacent to the horse farm pond in Northwestern Marion County, FL, is doing really well.  I am thrilled!  The juvenile has really grown a lot and is about five to six weeks old.

I have now photographed the trio four times since March 16, 2015.  I took these latest pictures from the side of the road a long way from the birds so as to not disturb them.  I photographed the cranes on April 15, 2015, at about 5:00 pm.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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