Osprey on Enrique Dr. near Golf Course
I took all of these pictures here in The Villages, FL during the past two weeks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. By the way, the lakes here in The Villages are now full or nearly so! Hooray! Enjoy!
Sandhill Crane on CR 466 near Morse Blvd.
Anhinga at Freedom Pointe Lake
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks at Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise
White Ibis at Lake Mira-mar
Wood Stork at Lake Mira-mar
Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy! A reminder – the Black-bellied Whistling Duck juveniles have the bluish bill and feet while the adult ducks have pink bills and feet. I snapped these pictures on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL.
Here are more photographs of the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (from a week ago at Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL). Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that particular photo. Enjoy!
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks are so very pleasing and cute that I love sharing the pictures of those I see here in The Villages, Florida. I took these pictures on July 23, 2016 at Lake Mira Mar in Spanish Springs. The ducks are mostly active in the early morning and late in the afternoon or early evening.
These are ducks with personality! I so enjoy seeing them with their pink bills, legs and feet. Beautiful or handsome waterfowl! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy! P.S. I will be on blog break for the next couple of weeks. See you back here after the much needed break. Wildlifewatcher
Enjoying the looted bird seed (and the squirrels will likely get the blame!)
Black-bellied Whistling Duck are among the favorite ducks here on the blog. No wonder – “Whistlers” are just cute fun ducks! They exude a charm with their pink bills and feet. They have real personality!
I took these pictures at Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida, this past weekend. I noticed that the home under construction at the pond end of this small lake (connected by an under-street culvert to the main body of water) was not being worked on at that moment, so I went along the shoreline beside that lot and took some long-distance pictures of the Whistlers.
Fun to note is that on the shoreline of the main lake, a homeowner has a bird feeder set up on a pole in their backyard. The Whistlers really are clever! My husband saw one of the Whistlers fly up and peck at the feeder and behold, a shower of bird seed came down. I waited but I did not catch this act at all. Those are intelligent little cuties, for sure! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo. As ever, I hope you enjoy seeing the Black-bellied Whistlers!
A Group Approaches a Pond-side Backyard -Begging with a Potential Hand-out in Mind???
Coming in for a Pond Landing (to possibly enjoy the Duck-Chow Party?)
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or “Whistlers” are extremely cute ducks! I saw a small flock of the whistlers at a local park lake last evening at dusk. The bunch of ducks were on the shore at the Veteran’s Park in The Villages, Florida, near the Spanish Springs town square. Such cuties!
The whistlers were at the park with some Chinese white geese, some Mallard Ducks, Common Coots, mixed breed ducks, and a lone Muscovy Duck. I enjoy seeing all the various kinds of waterfowl, wading birds and other critters at all of the small lakes and ponds here in my new community! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the picture. Enjoy!