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Wordless Friday: Flight

Seagulls

Seagulls

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Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Wood Stork

Wood Stork

Osprey

Osprey

 

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

White Pelican

White Pelican

 

 

 

A Belted Kingfisher

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This Belted Kingfisher lives on Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida.  I have seen this bird at both Paradise Park (the opposite shore from the bird) and at Boone Park.  I took these pictures last week.

The Belted Kingfisher eats fish, frogs, tender turtles, tadpoles and larger aquatic insects.  It swoops down and spears its prey with its sharp long bill.   This bird is quite shy.  Belted Kingfishers live around salt or fresh water.

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Pelicans, Kingfisher, Geese, & Duck

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A Belted Kingfisher, White Pelicans, Sea Gulls, Muscovy Ducks, and Canada Geese were all spotted on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL,  on January 7, 2017.  This little neighborhood lake has a few more inches of water in it since we got a good soaking rain yesterday and the night before last.  I am so very glad!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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