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River Wildlife: Pt. 4 of 4

 

 

Belted Kingfisher

Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets were in their gorgeous breeding plumage when I spotted them on the St. John’s River near Blue Springs State Park here in Florida on Valentine’s Day.  I also saw the Belted Kingfisher, Turkey Vultures, Anhingas and so much more!  A fabulous day of wildlife watching.  Today’s post concludes this series of posts concerning that wonderful short river cruise.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Turkey Vultures

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

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Wordless Wednesday: A Few Wading Birds

Green Heron

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Tri-colored Heron

Wood Storks

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

 

Glossy Ibis

Great Egret

Adult Little Blue Heron

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Alligator

Please click on the thumbnail image of these pictures I took this past week here in The Villages, Florida.  As ever, enjoy!

Great Egret

Drake Ring-Necked Duck

Drake Ring-Necked Ducks

 

 

Anhinga

Glossy Ibis

Anhinga

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Waterbirds

Great Egret in breeding plumage

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White Pelicans

Canada Geese

Great Blue Heron in breeding plumage

 

Double-crested Cormorant

Tri-colored Heron with Seagull

Northern Shoveler Ducks

“Hacienda Harry”(the ‘Gator), and Friend

 

An Alligator which I am calling the ‘gator “Hacienda Harry”, and a Great Egret were spotted in the Hacienda Golf Course Pond in The Villages, Florida near the multi-modal path that leads to Panama Drive.  I have seen the alligator there in the pond several times and usually on the far end closest to the multi-modal path and the group of trees on the shore.   I saw this alligator lounging on the shoreline this afternoon (no camera) and yes, it is five feet in length.

I also spotted this Great Egret perched on the top of one of the Cypress Trees in the same area.  This bird was particularly hot as it had its bill open to cool itself.  We have a lot of small ponds and small lakes here were water birds and yes, sometimes, alligators may be spotted.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Egrets at Twilight

Snowy Egret

Two Snowy and two Great Egrets were spotted at Paradise Lake and Lake Mira-mar in The Villages, FL this evening at twilight.  It is always fun to watch the egrets fish or even just stand still on docks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

Freedom Pointe Lake, Lake Paradise Birding

Mottled Ducks, Egyptian Geese, a Tri-colored Heron, an Anhinga, Great Blue Heron, and Great Egret were all spotted a few days ago on Freedom Pointe Lake and Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL.

The Great Blue Heron, Egyptian Geese, and Anhinga were all sitting on what I call “Pelican Point”.  That is the spot where a huge congregation of White Pelicans sits most of the Winter.

The Mottled Duck group was found on Lake Paradise near Boone Park, and the Trip-colored Heron was on the side pond next to Freedom Pointe Lake on Morse Blvd.

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  As ever, enjoy!

 

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