Cute, fuzzy and fun at Lake Morton

It’s that fun time of the year when there are baby ducks everywhere. This one Blondie in the family was so cute. It’s amazing they grow up to look like mom.

The three stooges standing on a pipe.

Beautiful swans at  Lake Morton.

It felt like spring in late March.

A wood duck couple.

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More fowl than fish.

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One of the two black neck swans at the lake.

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Posing for pictures.

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The red-headed duck is back for the winter.

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He was hanging around the ring neck ducks. I haven’t seen a female one with him.

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He’s a handsome one. I hate that he doesn’t have a mate.

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There’s a handful of white pelicans that hang out at this lake during the winter.  They stick together and don’t come running for a handout when people come to feed the ducks.

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Such a pretty face.

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Settling down for an afternoon nap.

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Coots have cool feet.

I’ve been stopping by Lake Morton in Lakeland after my walk at Circle B Bar Reserve lately. Since it’s only 10 minutes away, it’s a quick walk around the lake before I head back to Tampa. The small lake is full of fowl! Ducks, geese, swans, white pelicans, coots, ibis, great blue herons and lots of different gulls.

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Last day on the farm for a while

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Horses playing and taking mud baths.

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Strutting around.

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A green heron hanging around the pond.

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“Don’t land on me” said the turtle to the great blue heron.

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Floating around the pond.

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Love is in the air.

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Showing off for the ladies.

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I think this one needs some sunscreen.

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This pond has its own “cotton ball” head duck.

This is probably my last trip to the “funny” farm this year, or least until very late fall. It’s already too hot here. It was a perfect morning in early March. All of the animals were very active.  In the summer they’ll be sleeping all day and the farm will be filled with “summer camp” kids. Although, it’s tempting to go back in the summer to see if there were any spring baby animals.

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