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Egrets & Herons

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Tri-colored Herons all were spotted and photographed by me in the last two weeks here in The Villages, Florida.  We have a lot of small ponds, and lakes here where the waders visit and live.  I especially enjoy going to the parks and road-side ponds to snap pictures of the local water birds.  Such fun!

Most of these larger birds live year around here in the Sumter, Marion, and Lake Counties where The Villages is located (Yes it is a very huge development).  The development has set aside many wildlife areas here.  I so appreciate being able to go out and spot such a rich variety of wildlife in the community here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the

Great Egret

Great Egret

 

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

Great Egret in Breeding Plumage

Great Egret in Breeding Plumage

 

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron with Seagulls and Cormorant

Tri-colored Heron with Seagulls and Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

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