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Monday, June 17, 2024

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Cattle egret hatches in the Village of DeLuna

This newly born cattle egret had a tiring morning watching his sibling emerge little by little from his egg, causing him to need a quick nap before he returned to his vigilant watch. Shortly after, he welcomed his brother to the world in The Village of DeLuna. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Colorful sunrise over Lake Sumter Landing

Even man's best friend could enjoy this colorful sunrise over Lake Sumter Landing. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Glorious morning at Belmont Executive Golf Course in The Villages

This glorious morning can be found on most days at the Belmont Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Roseate spoonbill at Longleaf Executive Golf Course

Look at this beautiful roseate spoonbill photographed on the Longleaf Executive Course in The Villages. Thanks to Anna Brown for sharing his photo!

Tufted titmouse singing melody in the Village of Poinciana

This delightful tufted titmouse was perched in its usual spot, singing a sweet melody early in the morning in the Village of Poinciana. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Snowy egret skimming the surface of pond at Hogeye Pathway

This elegant snowy egret was spotted skimming the surface of a pond at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages. Thanks to Craig Henry for sharing!

Eastern meadowlark on the move at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages

Having serenaded those nearby for the better part of the morning, this beautiful eastern meadowlark leaped into the air, only to spot something intriguing on the ground below, prompting a swift descent onto the grass at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Family of ducklings in the Village of Pine Ridge

This mother duck was getting all of her ducklings in a row in the Village of Pine Ridge. Thanks to Carol Aslan for sharing!

Mottled duck family near the Everglades Recreation Center

This adorable mottled duck family was enjoying one of their first outings at a pond near the Everglades Recreation Center. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Red-bellied woodpecker peeks out of hiding place in The Villages

This beautiful red-bellied woodpecker decided to peek out of his hiding place in The Villages for a look. Thanks to Craig Henry for sharing!

American bald eagle landing at Briarwood Executive Golf Course

Even when just landing, the American bald eagle displays its majesty over its surroundings at the Briarwood Executive Golf Course. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Baby alligator taking a walk in The Villages

This baby alligator was spotted taking a walk in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Ravenous anhinga at Lake Okahumpka

This ravenous anhinga just had a huge breakfast before snagging his desert at Lake Okahumpka. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Eastern bluebirds in the Village of Hemingway

These eastern bluebirds are a happy sight for birdwatchers in the Village of Hemingway. Thanks to Ellen Lyons for sharing!

Alligator out for a swim in the Village Of Collier

This alligator was out for a swim in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing!

Stunning technicolor sunrise over The Villages

The sky created a stunning technicolor sunrise over The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Great blue heron in the water in the Village of Fenney

This great blue heron was striking a pose in the water in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Kim Ruppert for sharing!

Celebrating National Alligator Day in The Villages

Today is National Alligator Day, which is meant to raise awareness of alligators' benefits to the ecosystem. This alligator in The Villages, Florida, however, would rather blend in and appear to be part of the ecosystem. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Great blue heron napping next to Mallory Hill Country Club

This great blue heron was napping next to Mallory Hill Country Club in The Villages. Thanks to Heather Stone for sharing!

Beautiful morning sunrise over the Morse Bridge

Check out this beautiful morning sunrise over the Morse Bridge. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Pair of glossy ibises grazing in Village of Fenney

This pair of glossy ibises were grazing in the grass and digging it on a mellow day near the Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

White pelican scooping up fish from retention pond in The Villages

This white pelican was spotted scooping up a fish from a retention pond in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Great blue heron by water in the Village of Pine Ridge

This great blue heron was spotted standing by the water in the Village of Pine Ridge. Thanks to Carol Aslan for sharing!

Beautiful full moon over the Lake Sumter Landing lighthouse

Check out this beautiful shot of the full moon over the lighthouse at Lake Sumter Landing photographed from the Morse Bridge. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!