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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

This juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was spotted on the North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive near Apopka, FL on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  I also saw an adult Black-crowned Night Heron perched on a very distant tree but my photograph was not good enough to add-in here.  The juvenile was fairly close sitting on a sturdy tree limb just across a narrow canal from the roadway.  This is the first juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron I have ever seen.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

More from the Sharon Wiechens Preserve

Here are the last of the photographs I took last week at the Sharon Wiechens Nature Preserve in The Villages, FL.  I saw a Great Blue Heron; the bill and neck of an Anhinga bird peeking out of the murky canal water in front of the lake; a Coot; and a male Boat-tailed Grackle.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!


Boat-tailed Grackle (male)




Back to the Shopping Center Ponds Part 2 of 2



While I was at the shopping center ponds the other day, I also spotted turtles, a couple of alligators, and an Anhinga perched up in a small tree right next to the shore of the pond.  These were in addition to the Great Egret, pair of Hooded Mergansers, a Common Moorhen (red flesh over its bill), and the Common Coot.  I ran out of room on Friday’s post, so I’ll show photos of these animals today.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!




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