One of the two black neck swans at the lake.
Posing for pictures.
The red-headed duck is back for the winter.
He was hanging around the ring neck ducks. I haven’t seen a female one with him.
He’s a handsome one. I hate that he doesn’t have a mate.
There’s a handful of white pelicans that hang out at this lake during the winter. They stick together and don’t come running for a handout when people come to feed the ducks.
Such a pretty face.
Settling down for an afternoon nap.
Coots have cool feet.
I’ve been stopping by Lake Morton in Lakeland after my walk at Circle B Bar Reserve lately. Since it’s only 10 minutes away, it’s a quick walk around the lake before I head back to Tampa. The small lake is full of fowl! Ducks, geese, swans, white pelicans, coots, ibis, great blue herons and lots of different gulls.
Marvelous bird shots – I could NEVER pick a favorite! Each one is grand. Thank for for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/abstractions.html
You really got some amazing shots, the white pelican images are really special.
I love the black necked swan, some great photos here.
I have seen a variety of white swans, black swans but never a black necked swan. Thank you for sharing.
Amazing collection of photos. Thanks for sharing them with us, who have never seen these birds in the flesh.
Love your Coot photo! I’ve trying to get a good photo of the Coot’s feet, but here they spend most of their time in the water. Lovely pelican photos, too!