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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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Swan soup with a hint of goose on top

It’s show off time at Lake Morton.  The swans are flirting and just starting to nest. The geese were being their usual honking selves.  I’m going to try and get over to the lake often this spring to see if … Continue reading

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Swan Lake

I caught this beautiful mute swan taking a bath in the shade at the end of the lake. She went on for a long time. I’m not sure how dirty they get swimming around all day but she was determined … Continue reading

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Pelicans and swans at the local downtown pond

The pretty white pelicans will be gone soon. They will be heading north for the summer. I’ve only seen one at this lake all winter until recently. They must be stopping over for a rest before their long flight home. … Continue reading

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A stop by Swan Lake during the holidays.

Which one doesn’t belong? Gotta itch! Floating through the lily pads. Imagine using your mouth to clean your foot.  Or maybe he’s using his foot to clean his mouth? Taking a bath. Friends hanging out together. Lady ruddy duck floating … Continue reading

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Finding fuzzballs around the lake.

I think that lizard isn’t going to make it. I thought all of the winter ducks had gone north by now but this ring necked duck was still hanging around. Black swan preening. At first glance I didn’t think there … Continue reading

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Cutest fuzzballs ever!

Mom keeping an eye on everyone. The gray one on the left was born only 18 hours earlier. The beige ones were born the day before. Snuggling together. “You guys make good pillows.” The youngest one is ready for a … Continue reading

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Swans at Lake Morton

Pulling up weeds to soften the nest. Moving things around. Getting more comfortable. Showing off. Almost looks like a two-headed swan. At first I thought the black swan was flirting but I think he was pushing the white swan away … Continue reading

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Swimming baby swans

A handful of shots of the baby swans at Lake Morton in Lakeland. There were 3 families there on the Saturday morning I stopped by. This was in late May so by now they are probably pretty big. They are … Continue reading

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Ball of white fuzz

Baby swans are like cotton balls with feet and a beak. There were two at Lake Morton in Lakeland the morning I stopped by. The first picture was of a baby in a pen. The park rangers put the baby … Continue reading

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