Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday's Critters #154


Saturday's Critters #154


Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

If you are in the area Space Coast Birding festival  Jan 25th - 30th. The festival sounds like a great time. Check out the link for all the activities planned. I have enjoyed visiting the area including Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island NWR, Cocoa Beach and Titusville. 



More from Merritt Island, the birding at the wildlife refuge is great. I am sure we will be visiting here as often as we can. These images are straight out the camera only resized for my blog.  I was pleased with my zoomed images of the Bald Eagle, it was perched on an electric pole with a fish.







Reddish Egret


Reddish Egret, maybe Caspian terns and possibly Dowitchers?


Green Heron, can you find a spiders web?



A blurry look at a Manatee nose and part of it's face.








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As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Merritt Island NWR

Hello,

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 I wish everyone in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for and I hope this Thanksgiving you too have plenty of reasons to give thanks. Speaking of giving thanks, I also want to thank Theresa for being such a great host with the Good Fence meme. Theresa has always been a wonderful blogger and always there commenting on my blog and on everyone's blog. Theresa and her blog post will be missed, I am still hoping she pops in once in while with a new post. Theresa, I wish you all the best.

These images are from Oct 27th, a visit to Merritt Island NWR and Canaveral National Seashore. The mosaic below are from the trail at the Merritt Island NWR visitor center. We left early enough we stopped at Cocoa Beach for the sunrise.

BTW, if you are in the Florida area the Space Coast Birding festival  is happening on Jan 25th  thru the 30th. The festival sounds like a great time, especially for the birders. Check out the link for all the activities planned.


We saw some pretty colors in the sky, pinks and greens. It looked like a sundog but different.


The boardwalk trail at the Merritt Island NWR visitor center. I like the reflection of the boardwalk fence.


We saw a lot of Little Blue Herons.


A mixed flock of White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills and Egrets were feeding in this one spot.



 I have more images from Merritt Island NWR and will share them on one of my critter posts. I hope you enjoyed this series. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday's Critters #153


Saturday's Critters #153

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

I want to wish everyone in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving, I am sure we all have many reasons for giving thanks. 

My post and photos are from another visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve. As I mentioned previously Circle B is one of my favorite spots for walking and birding.  We have been going there at least once a week if not more.

Great Blue Heron with a soft shelled turtle.


Osprey


Green Heron


Red Shouldered Hawk


Turtles


Common Yellowthroat Warbler


Great Blue Heron


Black Crowned Night Heron










As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Part II

Hello,

I wanted to share some more photos from our visit to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. It was a pretty day weather wise and a beautiful sky, lots of birds and a few gators.

For Tex's Good Fences, the entrance sign at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. I am not sure what these grasses in front of the sign are called, but they are pretty.


A view of the lake and sky.


A cute Pied billed Grebe


Red Shouldered Hawk


Great Egret


The Great Blue Heron with his dinner, same bird and fish as in my last post. It took a while for the heron to eat this fish. This heron walked around for awhile turning the fish around different ways in his mouth before it was finally swallowed.


Sunrise from the neighborhood.



As always, I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday's Critters #152


Saturday's Critters #152

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

On this day we went for a drive to the Lake Apopka wildlife drive. This is our second visit here and we were not disappointed with all the birds and wildlife sightings.

A Great Blue Heron with it's fish dinner.


One of the many pretty Little Blue Herons.


I am not sure of this Hawk id? Red Shouldered Hawk? Update: Per Ken the hawk is the Red Shouldered hawk, possibly a juvie. Thanks Ken!


Belted Kingfisher on the wire.


Just the eye of the gator.


An Anhinga airing out it's wings.


My Bald Eagle shot, we were surprised to see the eagle land on the pole and even more surprised when the mate arrived for some afternoon delight. I missed that shot.


I hope you enjoyed my birds and photos from the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!






To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lakeside Sunrise

Hello,

We try to have a daily routine a walk and a workout at the community's fitness room. On this day we were up early to see the sunrise over our lake.

On one of the neighbors pier, a Great Blue Heron, maybe two Snowy Egrets and a Great Egret.


Sunrise over our lake and a Great Blue Heron on the boat house.


A Palm Warbler on the fence.


Neighborhood Sandhill Cranes


Sunrise at our lake.


A zoom of the Great Blue Heron.




I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday's Critters #151


Saturday's Critters #151

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

My critter post is all about the birds, below are the Palm Warblers.


Common Moorhen and or Purple Gallinule , this photo looks much better if you click for the larger version.



Not the best shot, the birds were further away. But, I thought it was cool to see the Wood Stork, Snowy Egret and White Ibis all together in the neighborhood.


Two Snowy Egrets, Anhinga and a Great Egret


The neighborhood Snowy Egrets, there maybe a juvenile white Little Blue Heron mixed in.




I hope you enjoyed my birds this week. As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!








To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Circle B Bar Reserve

Hello,

Can you believe it is November already, time is just flying by.
I am sharing some photos from our first visit to Circle B Bar Reserve. Since arriving in Florida we have been to the Circle B Reserve a few times. I can tell it will be one of my favorite places for a birding outing and walk.

My Osprey sky shot.


A Limpkin, one of the common birds seen at Circle B


A view of the pier at Lake Hancock, my fence shot for Tex's Good Fence meme.


A view of the sky and lake. This is Lake Hancock seen from the trail at Circle B.


A pretty Great Blue Heron with the mossy trees.




I love these moss covered trees. Circle B Bar Reserve is close enough to our place, I am sure we will be visiting often.



Back in our neighborhood, two Little Blue Herons standing on the dock fence.


Sunset over our lake.



 I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. Also, I want to mention visiting Jerry's blogs @ As the crackerhead crumbles and Sitehoundsniffs


Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Saturday's Critters #201

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where...