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Ducks & Ten Years!

 

Hen Bufflehead Duck

 

Seldom seen ducks such as Pintails, Blue Winged Teal, and a lone Bufflehead (my favorite duck), were here in The Villages, FL, on December 26, 2019 in the Northern areas of the community (Souliere Villas ponds and Lopez Legacy Golf Driving Range pond).  Other ducks such as Whistlers were seen at Lake Mira-mar and at the little Glenview Country Club ponds on Buena Vista at El Camino.

I can’t believe it is now the Tenth Anniversary of this blog!  Wow!  A big thank you to all who enjoy these posts!

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the pictures.  Happy New Year to everyone!

Mallards & Canada Geese

Pintail Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

 

Pintail Ducks

Northern Shoveler Ducks

Hen Bufflehead Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Migrant Ducks

Mallard Ducks

 

Hooded Mergansers, Mottled Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Lesser Scaup Ducks, and Northern Shoveler Ducks are all frequent visitors here in The Villages, FL during the Winter months.  We also occasionally see Green or Blue Winged Teal Ducks, Northern Shoveler Ducks, and rarely, the Ring-necked Ducks and Wood Ducks.  I am always happy to see these pretty ducks here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  I will have a brief post on Wednesday.  Enjoy!

Lesser Scaup Ducks

Northern Shoveler Ducks

Mottled Ducks

 

 

 

Drake Hooded Merganser

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Hen Hooded Merganser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Whistlers on Wednesday

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Almost Wordless Wednesday

Little Blue Heron

Hooded Mergansers, herons, a Pied-billed Grebe, Florida Mottled Ducks, and a Lesser Scaup Ducks were spotted on Nov. 12, 2019 at a neighborhood park pond here in The Villages, FL.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Florida Mottled Ducks

Drake Hooded Merganser

 

 

Hooded Merganser Ducks, Hen Lesser Scaup Duck and Pied-billed Grebe

Tri-Colored Heron and Little Blue Heron

Pied-billed Grebe

Wordless Wednesday: A Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of these photographs of the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, taken on July 20, 2019 in The Villages, FL at Lake Mira-mar.  As ever, I hope you enjoy these pictures!

Wordless Wednesday: Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

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Just Ducky!

 

Migratory and native ducks alike are seen here in The Villages, Florida during the Winter months.  Lesser Scaups, Hooded Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks, Northern Shovelers, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Mallards, and even farm ducks like the Muscovy Ducks  and Tufted Ducks are here.  Occasionally seen also are the Green-winged Teal, Redhead,  Bufflehead, and Widgeons.  I have yet to get a good photo of those breeds.

We have a lot of small lakes and golf ponds in our lovely community where the ducks happily forage for their meals.  The Diving Ducks are a lot more wary of people.  The Mallards, Mottled Ducks, Muscovy and Tufted Ducks are happy on the shoreline as well as in the water.  The other breeds are mostly on or in the water day and night. The diving ducks are mostly meat-eaters and the dabblers are pretty happy with seeds, plants, insects, worms, tadpoles, and tiny fish.

It is quite fun to see the big variety of ducks here in the Winter season! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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