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Duck, Duck, Ibis

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 … Continue reading

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White and bright

There’s a small flock of white pelicans that spend their winters at Lake Morton in central Florida. I think they may stay there all year round now. They have become acclimated to having a lot of people around since this … Continue reading

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Beautiful “ugly ducklings”

Sometimes things just work out. I was heading home after a long walk at Circle B Bar Reserve and decided to stop by Lake Morton near downtown Lakeland for a quick walk around the small lake. I was hoping to … Continue reading

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Pretty duck at Lake Morton

This is one of my favorite ducks at Lake Morton. Looks like some type of hybrid mallard. Beautiful colors and very different from the brown mallards. He swam right up to me and started taking a bath. As I was … Continue reading

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I am my own rubber ducky.

I caught this white duck taking a bath recently at Lake Morton. When you think about it, don’t you take a bath all of the time when you spend most of your time on water?  How dirty can you be? … Continue reading

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Swans, ducks and geese. Oh my.

The usual fun animals at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. That last shot shouldn’t be happening. Birds should not fill up on bread. If you’re going to feed them, at least bring corn. Or bugs but I doubt you want … Continue reading

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Wood duck explosion at Lake Morton

A female wood duck with a snack. A male wood duck watching over the lake. A happy couple floating around. This couple was hanging out under a tree near the edge of the lake. She wanted to nap and he … Continue reading

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Another chapter of “So many babies”

I stumbled on this muscovy duck family at Lake Morton back in late May. They were so cute. They stayed close together and close to Mom. I rarely see all yellow babies so this was a treat. Near the duck … Continue reading

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More from Lake Morton

A young stork that looks like an old soul. Besides the swans, both geese and ducks were nesting all around the lake. Things were still getting frisky so more babies to come. A wood duck couple were sleeping on the … Continue reading

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Seven swans a swimming

They grow up so fast.  Baby black swans that are teenagers at this point. It’s nice to see more black swans around the lake. Looks like this swan was getting restless,watching for her babies to hatch. I took so many … Continue reading

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