Wildlife is abundant at Seminole Lakes. Stories are told of raccoons stealing golf balls on #3. Fish Crows stealing balls and taking flight on #12. Osprey and Eagles fish daily in our lakes. A brown Pelican regularly visits the lake along #18 during the winter season. Cormorants not a summer resident in our lakes return in the winter and claim the lake around #13 as home for the season. Sometimes they swim in formation. Mottled ducks are resident and claim the lake on and around #5 their home. Fierce flights have been observed when one invades another's 'territory'. #5 and #11 are homes to Sand hill Cranes and there are gopher turtles on #11. Bald Eagles often use the old snag behind #9 as a perch. Our winter visitors who fly the farthest (we think) are from the northern tier of the NW Canadian Provinces. Yes we do have gators and this year mama brought her babies to the lake on #3 tee box. A Red Shoulldered hawn nests in a live oak tree on teh 17th fairway. Nesting Great Blue Herons and Anninga's can be seen from many of our greens. Year-around and winter residents (the true snow birds) include migratory waterfowl/shore birds, raptors, and song birds. All of the listed birds are here winter and/or summer. Song birds are abundant, warblers, thrushes, cardinals, swifts, etc.
Bald Eagle Great Egret Killdeer Gray Catbbird Osprey Wood Stork Mourning Dove Northern Mockingbird Swallow-tailed Kite Glossy Ibis Eurasian Collared Dove Brown Thrasher Red-shouldered Hawk White Ibis Belted Kingfisher European Starling Turkey Vulture Scarlet Ibis Red Bellied Woodpecker Pine Warbler Anhinga Mottled Duck Pleated Woodpecker Yellow-romped Warbler Cormorant Ring-necked Duck Eastern Phoebe Field Sparrow Snowy Egret Red-breasted Merganser Loggerhead Shrike Grackle Tri-colored Heron Common Moorhen Blue Jay Brown Pelican Little Blue Heron Sandhill Crane Fish Crow Great Horned Owl Green Heron Lesser Yellowlegs American Robin
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