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Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Alligator headed for pond in The Villages

This stocky alligator duo was hanging out near a pond in The Villages when one suddenly took off into the water after spotting lunch while the other continued to enjoy the warm sunny day. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Full moon setting over Lake Sumter

Check out this beautiful shot of the full moon setting over Lake Sumter. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Pair of ospreys spreading wings over the Village of St. Johns

This pair of ospreys spread their wings to take flight over the Village of St . Johns. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Honey bee pollinating flower in The Villages

This honey bee was enjoying nectar and pollinating flowers at the Fred Funk Butterfly Garden in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Bobcat spotted at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

This bobcat was spotted at the Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve this morning at sunrise. Bobcats are found throughout Florida and are about twice the size of a domestic cat. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Great egret enjoying a snack on the Marsh Bend Trail

This great egret was enjoying a snack while out for a walk on the Marsh Bend Trail in The Villages. Thanks to Sandra Fody for sharing!

Gorgeous morning on Lake Sumter Landing Boardwalk in The Villages

It was a gorgeous morning for an early walk on the Lake Sumter Landing Boardwalk in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Alligator enjoying catch of the day in The Villages

After a tough fight for his breakfast, this victorious alligator took a short rest before enjoying his large fresh catch of the day at a pond in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Opsrey catches three fishes at once at Everglades Recreation Complex

By the looks in their eyes, there is a good chance that the osprey over the pond at Everglades Recreation Complex and each of the three fish he caught are equally surprised! Almost unbelievable, but true! Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Beautiful sunrise over Brownwood Bridge in The Villages

Check out this beautiful sunrise above the Brownwood Bridge for golf carts over State Road 44 in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Red cardinal posing for Valentine’s Day in the Village of Bradford

This beautiful northern red cardinal flew down to the grass to strike a pose for Valentine's Day in the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Tricolored heron enjoying breakfast at Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course

This tricolored heron was enjoying his freshly caught breakfast at Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course. Thanks to Carol Aslan for sharing!

Snowy egret and tricolored heron in the Village of Collier

This snowy egret and tricolored heron were reflecting on life in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing!

Stunning sunrise over Hawkes Bay Executive Golf Course

Check out this stunning sunrise over Hawks Bay Executive Golf Course. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

River otter playing in the Village of Fenney

This playful river otter chose to show off its sleek physique before heading into the water using its powerful tail to swim quickly in search of its next meal in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Cormorant snatching lunch at Everglades Recreation Complex

The cormorant (seen here on the pond at Everglades Recreation Complex) is such a popular bird that he never knows who will arrive unexpectedly for lunch. But he's such a nice guy that he rarely turns them down. (Actually, he sometimes has to toss the fish into the air in order to swallow it head first). Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Beautiful sunrise at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages

Check out this beautiful sunrise at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Bright-eyed alligator swimming across pond in The Villages

This bright-eyed alligator could not take his eye off the camera while he hastily swam across a pond in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Bald eagles fishing behind Everglades Recreation Complex

Two beautiful immature bald eagles fish for what could be their last meal of the day as the sun sets on the pond behind the Everglades Recreation Complex. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Palm warbler near Franklin Recreation Center

This adorable palm warbler, having just finished a juicy worm, headed skyward at lightning speed near Franklin Recreation Center. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Stunning sunrise over Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

Check out this beautiful shot of the sunrise reflecting off the water at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve in The Villages. Thanks to Ronnie Clark for sharing!

Great blue heron proudly displays catch of the day at Everglades Recreation Complex

This beautiful great blue heron proudly displayed his catch (and soon-to-be breakfast) to all the visitors on the path at the Everglades Recreation Complex. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Eastern bluebird in the Village of Richmond

This adorable eastern bluebird worked all morning gathering nesting materials and decided to take a rest before continuing on her quest to finish her nest in the Village of Richmond. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Bald eagles adding to nest in the Village of Fenney

Evidently, this bald eagle is expecting cold weather as it brings extra warming material to its nest in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!