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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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Water Birds on Wednesday

Pekin Duck

Pekin Duck

A Wood Stork; American White Ibises; Pekin Ducks; Florida Mottled Ducks, an Eastern Blue Jay (what?  He is not a water bird!); Egyptian Geese, and a  Tri-color Heron were all spotted on Monday night at twilight at a small lake behind the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center parking lot (Spanish Springs Square area), The Villages, Lake County, Florida.

Yes, one of the cute white Pekin Ducks does appear to have some sort of small cyst or tumor on its head.  The ducks, geese, and Ibises all are quite adept at begging for tourist treats along the parking lot.  Unfortunately, the Wood Storks are picking up on the begging routine (in their own quiet way).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

American White Ibises, Wood Stork

American White Ibises, Wood Stork

American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

 

Pekin Ducks, Hybrid Florida Mottled Ducks (AKA The beggars!)

Pekin Ducks, Hybrid Florida Mottled Ducks (AKA The beggars!)

Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Geese

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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