Various beauties around Lake Morton in late November.
Lots of turtles.
One of the many swan statues in the downtown area in Lakeland.
Even in late November, it was warm enough to want to jump in the fountain. As tempting as that is, there’s always the chance of a gator in that lake.
Lots of pretty swans on Lake Morton.
The cormorants were getting all their “ducks” all lined up.
In a flash, I saw the male northern shoveler flying away. He was very skittish. Then a ring necked duck came in for a landing.
A lady was feeding the ducks some cracked corn (which is what they should be eating instead of bread).
Drying off on the lake.
People come to this lake to feed the ducks and swans but it’s mostly the ibis that get fed. They fly in by the hundreds and attack the person holding the food.
A few random ducks.
You can always find wood ducks at this lake.
There was a pair of coscoroba swans (smaller swan with the bright pink beak) but I think there is now only 1. I think the mute swan has become friends with the coscoroba. They were hanging out together and flirting.
It’s mating and nesting season for the mute swans at Lake Morton.