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Getting up close with Florida critters.

Up close with a ruddy duck. And black bellied whistling ducks.  One was missing an eye A pretty lady wood duck. A very important sign.  Even the night heron standing in front of it should not be fed. “Hooo’s there?” … Continue reading

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Another edition of “Funny Faces at the Zoo”

Another hot morning at the Lowry Park Zoo in mid-August. The zoo really cleaned the glass on the manatee window. I put my Iphone up to the glass and snapped the above.

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Fun stuff at the lake

A white ibis with a blue tint on the end of his feathers. Dirty beak Splish splash Pretty lady Cool dude. Needs butter. Funny feet Pink beak The three stooges Cottonball head A puppy that thinks he’s a duck. A … 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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Flying things at the Florida Aquarium

This is the closest I’ll get to a hooded merganser. They are so skittish. The ones that float around in the channel behind my house take off if I open the back door. It’s interesting that his beak looks like … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose

Wood duck hiding in the shade. Ruddy duck floating around the lake. This guy should have gone north by now. Powder puff head still cruising around the lake looking for handouts. Interesting hybrid floating around. The geese were watching me. … Continue reading

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Ducks at Lake Morton

By late October, ring neck ducks were sighted at most lakes. This was at Lake Morton in Lakeland. There was a large flock of ruddy ducks floating in the middle of the lake. Ruddys are a little more rare to … Continue reading

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A walk around Lake Morton

Male ring neck duck floating by. Most of them stay pretty far out in the middle of the lake but this one came pretty close to the grass. Male ruddy duck. I don’t see these very often here. Ring billed … Continue reading

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