One of the black necked swans.
A black swan working on a nest.
A young mute swan.
A young and an old wood stork.
One of the shelducks at Lake Mirror.
A pied grebe hiding in the reeds,
Cormorants and anhingas drying off in the sun. The first bird in the top picture is an anhinga. The rest are cormorants. Anhingas have a straight beak and spear their fish. Cormorants have a curved beak and hook their fish.
Threes a crowd.
All taken at Lake Morton and Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. The small lakes are just a few minutes apart so it’s easy to do quick walks around both before heading home.