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White Ibis, Great Egret, and Muscovy Ducks

Young Adult White Ibis

White Ibis have been occasionally strolling around the neighborhood looking for tasty bites in the lawns and gardens here.  Our weather has been rainy with nearly daily thunderstorms happening in the afternoon hours.  I have not been out and about much both due to the weather and my husband being ill.

I did go out yesterday to the neighborhood lake and saw a pair of Muscovy Ducks paddling around which is not a usual sight on our lake.  I also saw a Great Egret in the distance on the far shoreline.  Not much to report due to weather and nesting season underway for many of the birds, not to mention, molting going on for many birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Muscovy Ducks

Great Egret

Wordless and Wild Waterfowl Wednesday

Muscovy Duck at Paradise Lake, The Villages, FL

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Florida Mottled Duck, Lake Paradise, The Villages FL

Florida Mottled Ducks on Lake Paradise, The Villages, FL

An Almost Wordless Waterfowl Wednesday

Whistlers

Here are some photographs I took of ducks including the ever-so-cute, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (flock in flight) at Paradise Park in The Villages, Florida, on Monday evening at dusk.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Mallard and Mottled Hybrid Ducks

Whistlers

Muscovy Duck

 

 

 

 

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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Ducks at Veteran’s Park, The Villages, FL

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A few white domestic Pekin Ducks, a lone Mallard drake, and a bunch of hybrid mixes (likely Muscovy and Pekin or Mallard and Pekin) were all happily strolling around the peaceful shoreline of the pond end of Lake Miramar at the Veteran’s Park in The Villages, Florida, near Spanish Springs Square.

I spotted the ducks late in the afternoon this past Sunday.  Several ducks were resting under the Rhododendron bushes.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version.   Enjoy!

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Ducks at Tuscawilla Park

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Muscovy Ducks and a Pekin Duck were all spotted at Tuscawilla Park lake in Ocala, Florida on Sept. 24, 2015.  The Muscovy Ducks and Pekin Ducks are both domestic farm breeds.  These ducks probably flew away from farm or ranch ponds in the area or are descendants of previous generations of ducks that did.  The Muscovy is a very unusual-looking duck and it has a distinct fleshy growth on its head, called a “Wattle”.  I was happy to see Muscovy ducklings at the park as well as the adults.

The white duck is the Pekin Duck.  There were only a few of the Pekin Ducks at the lake, and really only just a few wading birds there during this visit.  This lake is jammed-packed with water fowl and wading birds in February!  It is quite the sight.  I previously photographed many birds at this same lake this last Winter.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a very slightly larger version of that same photo.  Enjoy!

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Everything is Just Ducky!

 

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Hooded Mergansers

Hooded Mergansers

 

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Here are some of the ducks I have spotted in the last several weeks in Marion County, Florida.  I saw all except the Florida Mottled Ducks at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala.  The small group of Mottled Ducks was spotted at one of the golf course rainfall retention ponds here in the development where I live.  The Musvovies and the Pekins are domestic (farm) ducks but the others are all wild ducks.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Muscovy Ducklings and Adult

Muscovy Ducklings and Hen

Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck

Hooded Mergansers

Hooded Mergansers

 

Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks

Pekin Ducks

Pekin Ducks

Florida Mottled Ducks

Florida Mottled Ducks

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