A walk around Lake Morton

Male ring neck duck floating by. Most of them stay pretty far out in the middle of the lake but this one came pretty close to the grass.

Male ruddy duck. I don’t see these very often here.

Ring billed gulls floating in the sky. Actually, there was a family feeding them so they were hovering over. I’ve said it before “It’s all fun and games until someone gets pooped on.”

Against the blue sky.

Everyone came for a handout including the great blue heron.

The silver swan is a juvenile black swan. This one must have been born late last summer.

My trips to Lake Morton in Lakeland should be fairly often now. I’m keeping an eye out for babies; geese, swans and ducks. Two weekends ago there were several geese sitting on eggs. It was a beautiful day so after walking around Circle B Bar Reserve for over 3 hours I had to make a lap around Lake Morton. I was there around lunchtime so the sun was harsh and most of the animals were sleeping except the ones being fed. I’m also on a mission to see the eagle hanging around there that I keep hearing about. Still haven’t seen him yet but I know I need to get there much earlier in the morning. Check out the eagle picture my flickr contact, OopsJohn,  took there

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21 thoughts on “A walk around Lake Morton

  1. I love your Florida today better than I do my own –thanks for sharing — as always another place to add to my ‘must visit’ list. Sallie (FullTime-Life) — commenting her using my WordPress alias.

  2. If you live near an ocean, you’re going to get pooped upon sooner or later, LOL.
    Love these photos as always, Dina, but that young swan is stunning. If I were a girl swan, I’d want to hang out in his pond.

  3. I used to love watching Ruddy Ducks until our government spent £4.4 million eradicating them from the UK… many thanks for sharing yours..

  4. I want to be where you are … so many different species and wonderful photo opportunities. Your picures are all exquisite and your knowledge of all the birds seems endless. You are blessed …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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