Pelicans, wood ducks and swans (Oh my!).

Lake Morton in Lakeland is a good spot to find white pelicans in the winter besides Fort Desoto. There are a lot fewer at Lake Morton but you can usually get closer. They hang out on the brick retaining walls around the lake. Most of the time they are sleeping when I’m there but on a recent trip they were moving around a little. I think two of them were fighting over space on the floating pole.

A coot swimming by.

Wood ducks were napping up in the cypress trees and some were swimming around the lake.

There’s always turtles sitting on the cypress knees.

The city of Lakeland were selling swans in late October. When I was there they were in holding pens on the lake. I felt bad that they were leaving their home but there have been banner crops of babies over the last few years and the lake is over-run with swans. Swans were getting hit by cars and fighting with each other. Hopefully they’ll go to homes that have more room for them. If I had a small pond on my property I would buy a pair. The money goes back into the fund to feed the swans at this lake.

2 thoughts on “Pelicans, wood ducks and swans (Oh my!).

  1. The swans are so beautiful! How wonderful that there is a healthy population there and they keep things manageable. Love seeing the birds you see. They are some we might see here too!

  2. Hello,
    I love all of these birds. The White Pelicans, Wood Ducks and the Swans are all beautiful. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment and visit.

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