Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sand Key Park, Clearwater Florida


Hello, 

I am sharing another daytrip to Sand Key Beach Park. Sand Key is a barrier island near Clearwater Florida. It is a beautiful white sand beach with lovely views. These are some of my photos from our outing, I hope you enjoy.

I am guessing these are the Royal Terns, they are large terns, with an orange bill and forked tail and a shaggy band around the back of their head. 









Egrets on the fishing pier.


Yellow-crowned Night Heron


Snowy Egret


Tricolored Heron



My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for beautiful white sandy beaches.
I am thankful for the time hubby and I have to take long walks on the beach.
I am thankful for the beautiful birds I see on my outings.


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

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.





58 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen, I love the Royal Terns. But all the birds are good too especially the Tri Colored Heron and its reflection. Thanks for sharing. Greetings Jo

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  2. Good Morning. Such pristine beach photos and lovely birds. Sunshine and blue skies and walks with your husband are definitely something to be thankful for. I thank you for sharing!

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  3. A cada post, te superas com tantas belezas que mostras! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

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  4. With pleasure I looked at all the birds and view the third photo. Regards.

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  5. Gorgeous photos, Eileen. Love the beautiful beach and birds.

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  6. Hello,

    Beautiful post and photos!

    The Snowy Egret is very pretty. Here we just have snow last night, and I long for spring :)

    Happy Thursday!

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  7. Hari OM
    Was breathing deeply with those beach scenes... could almost smell the salt in the air! YAM xx

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  8. you were five minutes from where my son and his wife were working. beautiful photos as always.

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  9. Just beautiful. And that ocean looks so inviting.

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  10. What a gorgeous, delightful and soothing series, Eileen!

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  11. I can imagine your walks together . . .
    How wonderful . . . lovely.

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  12. What a fabulous series of images, Eileen! I absolutely love Terns... they are such characters. I love the Egrets & Herons too. The Tri-coloured Heron is an elegant bird!

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  13. Nice shots.

    I have to check my pinned parks, but this one doesn't sound familiar. May give me a new place for a Sunday visit.

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  14. such bounty! Wishing you a great day!

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  15. Royal terns remind me of little old men.

    Are those barnacles on that branch that you are holding?

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  16. lovely terns! And the night heron is wonderful!

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  17. Wonderful photos, Eileen! Love the reflection in the last shot!

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  18. It looks like you had the beach to yourself, Eileen!

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  19. Fantastic photos - I think my favorite it the very last one. Hard to choose though!!

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  20. Your first photo is great! Also liked heron pic.

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  21. I love all your photos. The white and blue in the first made me glad. Also a nice list of thankful things.

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  22. Love the photos you took of the birds

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  23. Looks like a beautiful white-sand beach! Love all the bird life you captured.

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  24. That is a beautiful beach! You must have gotten there early in the morning. The birds are b eautiful.

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  25. Lovely pictures, especially your last one, the reflections are gorgeous.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  26. Love the color of the water..Never heard of a Night Heron..Great pictures..

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  27. The snowy egret is my favorite. I love those plush, white feathers. Thanks for linking up today. Have a great weekend!

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  28. always nice to see wildlife so close the the cities. Some beautful views here :)

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  29. The Royal Terns are quite interesting looking birds. I especially like their split tails. The Egrets are also beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. I also am enjoying your thankful lists at the end of each post.

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  30. Enjoying your photos, Eileen. Wish I could take a walk at the beach and hear the surf and the sea gulls.

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  31. What a beautiful area! I love the white sand and turquoise water - and most of all, your beautiful birds!

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  32. Eileen ~ all very creative photos ~ love the skyline shot with city in background ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

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  33. Someone had a busy day. All your beautiful efforts are much appreciated. Bless you

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  34. I sure enjoy your bird photos...love that Egret one....and of course the heron ones....all of them.

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  35. Fantastic shots of the birds.

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  36. Great location shots. You and the birds had the place to yourselves it seems

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  37. What a beautiful beach and it's obvious that the birds all agree too! :-)

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  38. Lovely bird shots! Have a great weekend.

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  39. Gorgeous beach and fabulous bird images Eileen

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  40. Amazing pictures. Lovely birds and soooo white sand. Have a good weekend.

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  41. Hello Eileen. Beautiful series of photos. Thank you.

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  42. oh it is a beautiful place! the light is just lovely! beautiful images! have a beautiful day!

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  43. Hello Eileen, you certainly have the knack for finding interesting things alongside the water, those barnacles on the stick/driftwood are funny!
    The Terns are so nice, so many in one spot.
    I love all your photographs and it was beaut to go on that stroll with you.
    Cheers now :D)

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  44. Ellen, lovely shots! We have not been to Clearwater Florida. The beach is beautifully white. It looks like they keep it in good condition. I hate visiting the beach to find litter that's washed in from the ocean. That was our experience at Myrtle Beach several years ago and it made us sad to see. Things are heating up in Florida and it would feel more like summer for most of us. lol It's nice here in Tennessee where I'm happy to be in the summer instead of that far south. :) Thanks for sharing with the SWF family. Have a good weekend!

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  45. Just wonderful Eileen! I love the last photo with the reflection of the heron, especially!
    Oh for a stroll on those white sandy Florida beaches about now!
    Lucky you!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  46. Love the birds, and the beach scenes are beautiful!
    Have a great week-end!

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  47. Very interesting and lovely shots on birds and pretty sandy beach.. the terns back head look funny and the fog is quite amazing over the skyline.

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  48. Great photos Eileen! Love the herons.
    Have a good weekend!

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  49. eileen, i have enjoyed your daily walks on both here and Facebook. you found the perfect place to settle in florida. you shared some real beauties today!!!

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  50. Wonderful posting! Hope you have a happy weekend. I love the terns and when I have seen our terns they make the most unusual sound.

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  51. beautiful views Eileen. happy weekend to you

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  52. Wow - great captures. Love the egrets. Happy weekend ahead.

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  53. Such a gorgeous place !!
    Beautiful photos !!
    Greetings

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  54. More amazing photos Eileen! So many beautiful birds, and great scenery.

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