Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Glossy Ibis

Hello,

Wow, it's the last day of January. Time to say hello February.
Today, I am sharing the Glossy Ibis, another bird that seems to be common in Florida. The Glossy Ibis can be seen in various countries around the world, it is a widespread species. Their diet can be insects to mussels, crabs and crayfish.






Breeding adults have reddish-brown bodies with shiny green wings.



I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday's Critters #163


Saturday's Critters #163

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

Our Circle B Bar Reserve on 11/19/17, as usual this place never disappoints. We always enjoy our visits, the birds and wildlife.


A male Painted Bunting.


Juvenile Little Blue Heron, Anhinga and a Tricolored Heron.


The same spot a few seconds later, there was the Anhinga, two Glossy Ibis and I believe a juvenile Little Blue Heron or could be an Egret.


A Glossy Ibis


My favorite Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.


The Green Heron another favorite bird.


I am not sure if there are two eagles or an eagle and osprey battling over a fish.


An Armadillo seen on the way out of Circle B Reserve.





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, January 26, 2017

Honeymoon Island Beach State Park

Hello,

On Nov 21st hubby and I visited the Honeymoon Island Beach State Park, Dunedin Florida located on the Gulf of Mexico.  They had a beautiful white sandy beach, lots of pretty seashells and of course lots of birds.


A closeup of the Terns.


A pretty sky and white sandy beach.


A Great Blue Heron in the surf.


A large flock of Terns and some gulls.


The beautiful beach, sky and Gulf of Mexico.


Jellyfish and seashells.


Brown Pelican


An Osprey


A Gopher Tortoise


My list of things I am thankful for:

For all the blogs I read and follow.
I am thankful for small acts of kindness.
I am thankful for you here reading my blog.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Limpkin

Hello,

Happy Tuesday!
The Limpkin is a Florida breeder, it can be found from northern Argentina to Florida. The Limpkin's diet consists mainly of apple snails.

I have seen the Limpkins all around Florida, I can hear them while I am inside my house. That is how loud they sound, like an alarm going off.





In Florida, these birds do not seem to fear people. We have walked by them, while they stood on the trail or next to the trail.




The Limpkin makes some unusual sounds, some sounding down right awful.




I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday's Critters #162


Saturday's Critters #162



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.


We visited Pelican Island NWR on 11/11/16, located near Vero Beach Florida. We left early enough in the morning for a stop at Vero Beach to see the sunrise and then it was off for our hike at Pelican Island NWR.


Pelicans flying over the Atlantic Ocean at Vero Beach Florida.


A pretty sunrise at Vero Beach.


A couple of Sanderlings with a Ruddy Turnstone on Vero Beach. The birds almost blend in with the sand and seaweed.


A juvenile Night Heron, my guess is a Black Crowned Night Heron? Do you agree?


A White Pelican and a Cormorant in the distance at Pelican Island NWR.


A Great Blue Heron with a distant Brown Pelican.


A Tricolored Heron seen on the trail at the Pelican Island NWR.


A Great Egret seen on the trail.


The White Ibis were also seen on the trail, some let us walk by others flew off.



There is a memorial for the wildlife refuge system at the Pelican Island NWR





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, January 19, 2017

Lettuce Lake Park

Hello,

Is January flying by or what? I wish there was a way to slow down time, it is going by much too quickly. These are images are from Nov 14-16th. I never got around to showing my photos of November's Supermoon and a sunset. Also, our visit to Lettuce Lake Park just outside of Tampa Florida.



Sunset from our neighborhood.


Some clouds over the Supermoon.


November's supermoon reflection on our local lake.



The boardwalk at Lettuce Lake Park, it is a beautiful park. We saw pretty views of the water, trees and boardwalk.



White Ibis on the tree top.


Common Moorhen  with a group of turtles.


A twisted Great Egret across the lake.


A small alligator and a turtle.


Here is my list of thankful things:
Not having to set an alarm.
A Good night sleep.
Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
All my life's experiences, good and the bad.



I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roseate Spoonbill

Hello,

Joining in today with a couple of my favorite memes Michelle's Nature Notes and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.

The Roseate Spoonbill is one of my favorite Florida birds. Since being in Florida, I have seen the Spoonbills at the wildlife drive at Merritt Island NWR, Ding Darling NWR, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland and at our local Lake Parker Park in Lakeland. These are some various images of the Roseate Spoonbill.

The Roseate Spoonbill has a long flat spoon-shaped bill. This shot shows just how flat the bill is. The first three photos were taken at Lake Parker Park in Lakeland, Fl.



Their head is bald.


This angle shows the cool spoon shaped bill.


Immature Roseate Spoonbills are a paler pink. Their pink color is derived from their diet. They eat frog and aquatic insects and very small fish. The next two images were taken at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland Fl.


The photo below shows they have red eyes.


The Roseate Spoonbills in the next two photos were seen at the Ding Darling NWR , Sanibel Island 12/7/16






I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday's Critters #205

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...