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More Baby Birds at Lake Morton

May 21, 2023 - Well, we can join the Wood Ducks for their race...ready, set, go!... I've been loving the opportunities with the Wood Ducks this spring.... On this particular morning I didn't see any Wood Ducklings.... Read more

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Ducks and Ducklings

April 25, 2023 - So I am surprised to see this Lesser Scaup among the Wood Ducks.... Speaking of Wood Ducks, they are everywhere!... Then I look across the lake and see Mama Wood Duck escorting her family for a swim.... Read more

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Baby Birds Coming To Lake Morton

April 23, 2023 - The Wood Ducks were active on the lake again.... Cygnet Watch continues, and Wood Duckling Watch will start soon, so you'll definitely hear more from Lake Morton!... Read more

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Springtime Fun at Lake Morton

April 19, 2023 - I've focused on American White Pelicans and Wood Ducks in my last posts from Lake Morton.... Yeah, I can't get through a post without including a Wood Duck.... Read more

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An Unexpected Surprise – Wood Ducks

April 12, 2023 - As I sat in my favorite location enjoying the gorgeous morning light, a small flock of Wood Ducks was enjoying the spring morning.... I haven't seen Wood Ducks mate before, but when the female lies low in the water like that, it can only mean one thing.... I have a…... Read more

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Cuteness Alert! Baby Wood Ducks at Lake Morton

June 4, 2021 - I was too late for the swans, but it was the perfect morning for Wood Ducks.... The Wood Ducklings are the most photogenic of the ducklings at Lake Morton, and also the hardest to photograph.... I've never gotten a full-family portrait of the Wood Ducks before.... Read more

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Springtime Stop at Lake Morton

April 20, 2019 - Lake Morton is an excellent place to photograph Wood Ducks, as the usually skittish species is fairly accustomed to all the people that walk around the lake.... A little while later, in one of the few moments of sunshine that morning, I came across another drake Wood Duck at the…... Read more

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June Morning at Lake Morton

July 12, 2017 - Lake Morton is a reliable location for Wood Ducks, and they are so accustomed to people that it's fairly easy to photograph them.... Read more

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Early April at Lake Morton

May 7, 2016 - A pair of Wood Ducks meandered in the grass....  The Wood Ducks at Lake Morton are very accustomed to people, but I was still surprised when they let me approach them to photograph them.... Read more

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A Cruise Down Silver Springs

June 16, 2015 -  A Wood Duck, to be precise....  Wood Ducks were plentiful on this particular morning, resting on small branches along the water's edge, or swimming near the shore.... We saw several Wood Duck families that included small chicks.... Read more

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Cloudy Morning Walk at Lake Morton

January 15, 2014 - Lake Morton is a great place to go photograph Wood Ducks....  Usually Wood Ducks are a very secretive species, but the ones at Lake Morton are less skittish.... Read more

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More from Lake Morton

September 21, 2013 - Lake Morton is a good place to go to photograph Wood Ducks....  I saw plenty of juvenile male Wood Ducks during my visit.... Read more

Late Bloomer

August 29, 2012 - I also saw lots of juvie Wood Ducks at the lake.... In the wild, Wood Ducks are extremely skittish, but the ones at Lake Morton are used to people.... Read more

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Baby Ducks at Lake Morton

May 6, 2012 - Mallard Chicks But my best surprise was finding this pair of Wood Duck babies.  They are a little smaller and daintier than the Mallard babies.  Mama is very careful with them, and she moves them off into the grasses as soon as you approach.  I stood watching and she eventually…... Read more

A Walk Around Lake Morton

April 14, 2012 - I was ecstatic when a pair of Wood Ducks flew down in front of me.  Wood Ducks are typically very skittish, and I have almost no good images of them.  At Bok Tower, you can find them at Window by the Pond, but you usually scare them when you enter…... Read more

Anniversary at Bok Tower Gardens

June 5, 2011 - Great-Crested Flycatcher We went to Window by the Pond first, hoping to catch the Wood Ducks before other people arrived and scared them off.  They are such skittish ducks.  Unfortunately another group slipped in just before us and scared them all away.  You could hear them calling as they splashed…... Read more

Hummers and Cuckoos at the Circle B Bar Reserve

June 4, 2011 - Pileated Woodpecker We think there are Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks and Wood Ducks nesting there, too.  They were sure hanging out in the tall trees today, calling to each other and carrying on.  There are plenty of good cavities up there for duck nests.  It sure makes you appreciate the "leap…... Read more

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A Perfect Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 3, 2010 - Palm Warbler I've been seeing Wood Ducks in flight over Heron Hideout for the past few weeks.... Wood Ducks Lots of Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers greeted us as we turned onto Marsh Rabbit Run.... Marsh Rabbit Run Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Cardinal,…... Read more

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The Whistler Flight School is pleased to announce the opening of Marsh Rabbit Run!!

September 27, 2010 - Three Wood Ducks flew by just as we reached the Marsh Rabbit Run trail.... Wood Duck There were tons of Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers and warblers along the Marsh Rabbit Run.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher (heard), Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Common Moorhen, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested…... Read more