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The Villages
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Photos

Bald Eagle With Bad Hair Day Near Spanish Springs Town Square

This stoic bald eagle was seen near Spanish Springs and was definitely having a "bad hair day." It looked like while most bald eagles catch their prey using only their talons, this over-achiever dunked his head as well to get breakfast. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Lighthouse Point Bar And Grille At Lake Sumter Landing From Above

Check out this view of the Lighthouse Point Bar and Grille at Lake Sumter Landing from above. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Happy To Meet In The Village Of Fenney

These black-bellied whistling ducks were so very happy to meet each other in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Cloudy Sunset In The Village Of St. Catherine

This sunset in the Village of St. Catherine featured a fish-shaped cloud that appeared to be eating fire. Thanks to Sherrin Willis for sharing!

Mourning Doves At Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

These mourning doves at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve only had eyes for each other. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing her photo!

Great Egret At Sunrise On The Fenney Nature Trail

This great egret was preening at sunrise on the Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Great Egret Visiting Pod Of Pelicans Near The Village Of Briar Meadow

This highly sociable great egret enjoyed fraternizing with a pod of pelicans at a pond near the Village of Briar Meadow. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Sandhill Crane In The Village Of Pine Hills

This beautiful sandhill crane almost seems to be posing for the photographer in the Village of Pine Hills. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Snowy Egret In The Village Of Hawkins

This beautiful snowy egret caught a snack in a very crowded corner of this pond in the Village of Richmond and chose to bring himself and his little morsel to a more secluded area to munch on it in peace. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Wood Stork Feeding At The Chitty Chatty Preserve In The Villages

This wood stork was feeding at the Chitty Chatty Preserve in The Villages. Thanks to Craig Henry for sharing!

Great Crested Flycatcher At Gray Fox Executive Golf Course

This great crested flycatcher, a mighty hunter, was showing off his captured prey on the Gray Fox Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Thanks to Debbie Collins for sharing!

Roseate Spoonbill Behind Lake Deaton Plaza In The Villages

This beautiful roseate spoonbill looked up from its dinner for just a second as if to say hello behind Lake Deaton Plaza in The Villages. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Common Grackle In The Village Of DeLuna

This common grackle in the Village of Deluna was uncommonly striking. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Bald Eagle Building Nest In The Villages

Bald eagles are nesting again between the Briarwood and Walnut Grove Executive Golf Courses. It's time to repair and rebuild the nest. Thanks to Garry Kolb for sharing!

Red-Shouldered Hawk Calling To Mate On Fenney Nature Trail

This red-shouldered hawk was calling to its mate in the Village of Fenney during the early morning hours. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Male Cardinal In The Village Of Pine Ridge

This male cardinal was spotted in the Village of Pine Ridge. Thanks to Carol Aslan for sharing!

Alligator Camouflaged In Pond Near Brownwood In The Villages

This alligator was eerily camouflaged floating amidst the dark green vegetation just prior to sunrise at a pond near Brownwood in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Banded Water Snake In Shadows At Fenney Nature Trail

This nonvenomous banded water snake was waiting in the shadows to capture its prey at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing his photo!

Great Blue Heron On Lake Sumter Landing Walking Path

Check out this great blue heron enjoying the water rushing over the rocks at Lake Sumter Landing along the walking path. Thanks to Daniel Chamberlin for sharing!

Great Blue Heron Hiding In Tall Grass Near Rohan Recreation Center In The Villages

This great blue heron was sheltering under tall grasses to help him keep cool from the summer heat near the Rohan Recreation Center in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Alligator Family Swimming In The Village Of Fenney

This mother alligator was keeping her newly hatched babies close while swimming in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

School Of Fish At Fenney Nature Trail

This school of fish at Fenney Nature Trail was seen heading away as fast as their little tails would push them to escape a very hungry looking blue heron. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Snowy Egret In The Village Of Hawkins

This snowy egret was demonstrating its aerial acrobatic abilities while fishing on a windy day in the Village of Hawkins. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Alligator With A Smile In The Village Of Deluna

This alligator with a charismatic smile was enjoying a pond in the Village of Deluna. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!