Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Winter in Florida means an influx of our neighbors from the north of both the human and bird varieties. The urban lakes around Orlando get used by a variety of unfamiliar ducks, the most common winter visitor on our little lake is the Ring Neck Duck. We also get a large flock of Cormorants descending on our lake briefly at least one day a year. Fortunately these messy birds don't stay around too long, it's hard enough keeping my dock clean after the year round inhabitants use it as a roost.

This weekend in Leeburg, however, I witnessed for the first time the presence of Canadian Geese in Florida. It seemed odd to see these birds which I associate so strongly with northern climates, hanging around a Central Florida park.

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