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A Flock of White Ibis Roams the Neighborhood

White Ibis are sometimes seen as a small flock roaming around the neighborhoods here in The Villages, FL.  They are harmless and eat worms, grubs and insects in the lawns and exposed flower bed soil.  They fly off if disturbed by friendly dogs or even people walking by.  I enjoy their brief visits here.  Please click on the thumbnail image.  Enjoy!

Ibis, Herons, and ‘Gators

Alligators are fairly common here in Florida. Recently, I spotted Alligators in two places – a very small one in the shallows of Cherry Lake at Live Oaks Park in The Villages and an adult at what is known as “Fishing Pond” here in The Villages on Morse Blvd.

I also saw a small flock of White Ibis and a Little Blue Heron there at the Fishing Pond next to that ‘gator.  Additionally, I usually see a Great Blue Heron at Freedom Pointe Lake.  I was not disappointed.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

Waterfowl at Lake Mira-mar in The Villages, FL

Today’s almost wordless Wednesday offering is view of the White Ibis flock, a Wood Stork with the White Ibis, Mallard/Mottled Duck hybrids, a couple of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, a Great Egret, and a Canada Goose.  All were at the little Lake Mira-mar at Spanish Springs, The Villages, FL, a few days ago. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

Wading Bird Wednesday

Snowy Egret

This Snowy Egret was hanging out near the shore of little Lake Mira-mar at Spanish Springs in The Villages, Florida.  After a few minutes it flew over to another area of the lake where it was joined by an adult White Ibis.

The Trip-colored Heron was spotted at the Freedom Pointe Lake while the Great Blue Heron was seen at a water retention pond area at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course near the driving range pond there.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

Snowy Egret

White Ibis and Snowy Egret

Tri-colored Heron

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 Wednesday: White and Glossy Ibises

Adult White Ibis

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

Adult White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Juvenile and Adult White Ibis

Pelicans on Three Ponds

White Pelicans have been spotted on the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course driving range pond; the Freedom Pointe Lake; and Lake Paradise here in The Villages, FL on February 24, 2019.

These are migratory water birds which often are accompanied by the Double-crested Cormorants which help the pelicans fish.  The White Pelicans come to Florida in the Winter months and return to the Mid-West and other Western states the rest of the year.  We did have about six birds stay over this past year. The breeding pelicans have a small disc on their bill while the older juveniles have the light pink bill.

Pelicans eat fish, frogs, snails, small turtles, small alligators and larger aquatic insects.  They chase their prey and scoop it up into their big flexible bill pouch begin eating.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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