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More fun at the horse farm

Eating breakfast, very sloooowly! Funny faces. Pretty faces. Crazy rooster in mid-air. Color coordinated shelducks. The prettiest guy there. (He knows it too.) Spent a Sunday afternoon at Horsepower for Kids hanging out with the fowl.

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In the backyard

We recently had a yellow crowned night heron on our dock. He didn’t fly away when I went out to take his picture. I didn’t get too close to the dock though. Of course, the mallard came cruising up to … Continue reading

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Cuteness from the couch.

I was sitting on the couch watching tv and got up to get something to drink. I saw movement outside in front of the dock out of the corner of my eye. I yelled “Baby ducks’ and ran and grabbed … Continue reading

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Spring means fuzzballs everywhere.

  My first fuzzball sighting of the season. Based on the last picture, more to come. I was at Circle B Bar Reserve and decided to stop by Lake Morton on the way home. I had read on Kim’s blog … Continue reading

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Pretty faces at the lake.

Some of the geese have all orange beaks and some have the spots on them. Is that a sunburn? Or maybe an age spot? The black swans were nesting. The only white pelican at the lake that morning. He looks … Continue reading

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Bad pictures of a new duck.

I found the American wigeon that had been spotted at Largo Nature Preserve. A first for me on this fairly common duck. All in front of the picture, they were hanging out with some coots and moorhens. Of course, they … Continue reading

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My first pintail

I had read there was a Northern pintail floating around a small pond near my office. I had to wait until the weekend to get there since I was working late that week. The pond sits in front of a … Continue reading

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Backyard visitors in June.

 A juvenile mockingbird on the fence. Taken through the bedroom window. This was on my neighbor’s fence.  I’m not sure what this is. It looks different from the mockingbird. The eye color was different. It looks bigger than a house … Continue reading

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Little fuzzballs everywhere

It always feels like spring when you see duck families. I saw two big families in downtown Lakeland in late April. I was checking to see if any more swan eggs hatched. No baby swans but plenty of baby mallards. … Continue reading

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Swans in the fog

Swans in the fog. Cruising by. Gotta itch! Another itch! Black swan with friends. Posing for me. Mallard with a hybrid following behind. The lake was of ring neck ducks. The morning I went looking for the bufflehead at Lake … Continue reading

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