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Wild Pond Ducks: Florida Mottled Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Hybrids

Last evening I did a bit of bird watching at Paradise Lake, Lake Mira-mar, and the Golf View Lake here in The Villages, Florida where I spotted many wild ducks.  Most of the ducks were the native wild Florida Mottled Ducks, Mottled and Mallard hybrid ducks and a few Mallard Ducks.

All of these are dabbling ducks that tip their head into the water to grab small insects, worms and aquatic plants to eat.  These ducks are here all year around.  They are enjoying our many small ponds and lakes and have made themselves quite at home here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!


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