A Flock of Snowy Egrets

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Snowy Egrets were spotted as a small flock of perhaps ten birds, at the lovely little “Golf View Lake” pond behind the Paradise Recreation Center and Mark Twain Library here in The Villages, Florida on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the afternoon.  This is likely a migratory flock on its way up North.  It is very unusual to see so many Snowy Egrets (and probably seven Great Egrets) together.  There also was a White Pelican, several Double-crested Cormorants, a Great Blue Heron, and two Canada Geese at the pond while I was there.

These are fish and frog-eating birds that wade in the shallows of ponds, streams, lakes and marshes to catch their prey with the sharp long bill.  Snowy Egrets are small white egrets with mustard yellow legs and feet with a black bill.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo…

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Great Egrets

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These Great Egrets were seen at Golf View Lake (a pond) and at Lake Paradise at Boone Park here in The Villages on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  The large egrets were there at the pond on the shore of a golf course, along with about fifteen or so Snowy Egrets.

There must be quite good fishing at Golf View Lake now,  as it is unusual to see so many egrets at one small pond’s shoreline.  This pond is a few blocks from two small lakes.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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