A Flock of Snowy Egrets

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
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… Continue reading A Flock of Snowy Egrets

Double-crested Cormorants in The Villages, FL

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
Double-crested Cormorants are water birds that are often found in the company of White Pelicans here in The Villages, Florida during the Winter months.  These dark brown and grey birds have an orange bill that has a slight hook at the tip, blue eyes, and orange-brown legs and feet.  Their feet are webbed like a duck.  After diving for… Continue reading Double-crested Cormorants in The Villages, FL

Cedar Waxwings Swarm a Holly Oak

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
? Cedar Waxwings are a lovely songbird that love to eat berries.  Our neighbors have three Holly Oak trees that are full of bright red and tasty for birds, berries.  A few days ago, I noticed a large flock of birds circling around the neighborhood alighting on tall trees and then moving on to another area of trees. Since… Continue reading Cedar Waxwings Swarm a Holly Oak

A Family of Eagles in The Villages, FL

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
A pair of Southern Bald Eagles and their two eaglets were spotted on the nest up on the high tension electric line tower at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  This nest is along the multi-modal trail near the Mulberry Dog Park. The parent eagles have used this nest… Continue reading A Family of Eagles in The Villages, FL

Orienteering in Story

Originally posted on Your guide to hiking and biking trails in and around Indy:
Hi everyone!? During this past weekend. We took advantage of the unseasonably mild weather and tried our hand at a permanent orienteering course located in the Hoosier National Forest (HNF) near Story, Indiana.? And, the whole town is apparently for sale! This is a 25-control course that was created in 1993… Continue reading Orienteering in Story