These wading birds and the duck were all spotted at the little Freedom Pointe Lakes on El Camino Blvd. in The Villages, FL this past weekend. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Tai-Colored Heron and Snowy Egret
Osprey and Common Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorants at the Freedom Pointe Lake
Wading birds, ducks, exotic geese, cormorants, and egrets were all spotted in The Villages, FL this past weekend. It was so fun to see five resident White Pelicans at the Nancy Lopez course. Those pelicans have now been here for the past three years and apparently do not migrate North with the hundreds of other White Pelicans that spend the Winter here.
Bird watching is such a pleasant hobby! I so enjoy sharing the views of the many different birds here in The Villages with you via this blog. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
Great Blue Heron at the Freedom Pointe Lake
Great Egret at the Glenview Country Club decorative pond
Snowy Egret at the La Hacienda Golf Course Pond
Egyptian Geese at Nancy Lopez Driving Range Pond
White Pelican and Cormorants at the Nancy Lopez Driving Range Pond
Florida Mottled Ducks at the Nancy Lopez Driving Range Pond
Canada Goose at Lake Paradise
(Please click on each of the thumbnail images to see the slightly larger version of that photo. Enjoy!)
Sandhill Crane on Hacienda Golf Course
White Pelicans at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course Driving Range Pond
Limpkin Eating an Apple Snail at Lake Mira-mar
Female Boat-tailed Grackle
A pair of Boat-tailed Grackles, a couple of male Red-winged Blackbirds, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a male Northern Cardinal were all spotted at the North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive on the shores of Lake Apopka, in Apopka, Florida on Sunday, March 3, 2019. I did not see many songbirds but saw a lot of wading birds and Osprey on the trip to this large lake. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Male Northern Cardinal
Male Boat-tailed Grackle
Male Red-winged Blackbird
Male Red-winged Blackbird
A pair of Sandhill Cranes and a Little Blue Heron were seen at two ponds here in The Villages, Florida last week. I saw the cranes on the shore of the small pond near Live Oaks Park on Morse Blvd. near CR 466, and the Little Blue Heron was at Freedom Pointe Lakes (The larger lake). By the way, it has been very windy on several days here so a bit of blown-in trash is evident in the pictures. Most of our shorelines are very clean here and this is a rare occurrence.
Both of these are wading birds that eat fish, frogs, aquatic snails, larger aquatic insects, small shoreline snakes, baby waterfowl, and baby Alligators. The cranes also will eat grains and seeds. I love seeing these beautiful big birds here! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that photo. Enjoy!
Little Blue Heron
An Anhinga hanging on for dear life in high winds
I took these photographs here in The Villages, FL, during this past weekend at the Freedom Pointe Lakes. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Great and Snowy Egrets