Thursday, June 13, 2013

Siesta Key, Florida

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

With this post I am taking you back to Florida, a lovely sunset at Siesta Key Beach and some birds from the area.


Above are a Ruddy Turnstone and a Sanderling seen on the Vienna Beach, Florida.


We saw lots of Pelicans flying by at the Vienna Beach.


I like this shot of the pier with the flag and pretty sky.  We also saw a group of dolphins swimming near the pier. They are always a happy sight for me to see.


This pelican was enjoying the Gulf of Mexico beautiful clear water.

Our sunset on the same day was seen at the Siesta Key Beach. A very pretty beach with beautiful sand.



Siesta Key beach is very popular and there were many people out enjoying the beach and sunset.


I really loved the clouds and the reflection in this photo above.


When I looked at the photo above it looks as though there is a hand holding the sun. I see a thumb and fingers? What do you see?



 After the sunset and heading back to our car I saw the last bird seen during our visit to Siesta Key. I believe this is a Semipalmated Plover.

I hope you enjoyed my birds and sunset. Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

74 comments:

Carole M. said...

I especially loved seeing the very different pelican specie; beautiful photographs Eileen...

diane b said...

The birds in the below post are so colourful and pretty, great shots too. The sunset and beach look absolutely beautiful. The pier and clear water are also dreamy.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen.
The sunset I find sublime.
Regards, Irma

Jen Sanford said...

Wowzer, beautiful shots! The pier one is awesome, but also love the pelican in the greenish water... Makes me want to go on vacation!

Reena Walkling said...

Some beautiful images but love that pier shot!

Brian King said...

Great shot of the pier and your sunset photos are gorgeous!

George said...

Thanks for taking us with you on your visit to the Keys. I've always wanted to get down there, but haven't made it yet. Your pictures of the birds are wonderful, and the sunset is absolutely gorgeous.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful set of images. I really like the Pier, and the skies are so beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

the shore looks so refreshing today. :)

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Wonderful shots!! I particularly like the one of the pelicans skimming the waves. Your sunsets shots are beautiful :-))

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the sand and the sea. The sunsets are gorgeous as well.

Annemor said...

Wonderful shots.
I like the pelican and the variety of them
Ha ve anice evening.
Mormor

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/13/jeg-liker/

DeniseinVA said...

Love these shore birds, the pretty scenery and that gorgeous sky. Thanks Eileen, even seeing everything at the ocean in pictures makes me feel so good :)

Phil said...

I like that pier shot too Eileen the way you led us down the pier to then fall off the end! Beautiful sunsets too.

Tammy said...

What an incredible sunset! Love the clear blue water and white sand on the west coast!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh how I miss the beach! I haven't visited a beach in years. Your photos made me realize how much I do miss the sand and lovely water!

Betsy Adams said...

Great birds, sky, sunset photos from the beach. That pier photo reminds me of the pier at Ocean Isle which we photograph ALOT....

Hugs,
Betsy

NatureFootstep said...

thought I had respodned to this post. Seems I didn´t. :)

Love that little Sanderling. I saw them quite well in Morocco. So charming where they run back and forth around the beach. :) Love that sunset shot with the grass.

Cecilia Artista said...

Wow, beautiful pictures!
It must have been a beautiful place to visit!
Lovely birds and a terrific sunset!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!Beautiful pictures!!I love the sunset shots!!Thank you for sharing!!!Have a lovely evening!!Hugs!!
Dimi..

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°✿✿⊱彡
Que belas fotos!!!
Por do sol encantador!
Bom restinho de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

Leovi said...

Some pretty lights on these beaches, breathtaking! Great photos!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful skies! And clear water!! All lovely!

Sylvia K said...

So much beauty and such superb captures for the day, Eileen! Love the beach and the water as well as some awesome skies!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Photo Cache said...

blazing sky. love the pier shot too.

pattisjarrett said...

More lovely shots! I really like the sunset with the grasses. And yes, I did see the "hand" holding the sun before I read your caption. Great capture!
Hope the stormy weather passed you by without incident.

Valerie said...

A fabulous series of captures Eileen. I do like the shot of the 3 pelicans gliding just above the water, and continue to be surprised that these birds are brown in the northern hemisphere; Pelicans in Australia are white. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your region of the world.

The Write Girl said...

Stunning sunset and I love the pelican shots. Each photo is a gem!

Pam =) said...

Fantastic captures of one of the best beaches on Florida's westcoast.
Have a great weekend Eileen!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, A lovely area and neat beach. Super white sugar sand. I last was there twenty-five years ago so I am due to go again some day soon. I sure like your pictures - especially so of the Pelicans. Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

Rajesh said...

The beach looks very nice place with glorious sunset.

Joyful said...

Wow, Eileen. These photos are all so beautiful. I can almost touch the water and the sky shots are breath taking.

Margaret Gosden said...

I enjoyed the pelicans flying - the composition!

Karen said...

What a lovely beach! Great shots!

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! What magical shots!

Maria said...

Great vistas from Sarasota! I was also around there.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous and more gorgeous that sunset . . . I see a hand too, thumb and finger . . .

Luna Miranda said...

i love the how the sand glows--gorgeous light! the sunset and grass gives me a tranquil feeling. glorious photos.

Mary said...

Wonderful shots! I really would like to be there! The pier shot is my favorite!

Bob Bushell said...

A great day out, love the sunsets, cheers Eileen.

Ti Ra said...

Your beach photos are simply wonderful

Happy weekend
Tina

Pearl Maple said...

beautiful collection of photos, Florida is a very pretty place to explore

ulla laiho said...

Great photos - I love the sunset of course - we have had a long winter this season in Sweden.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, I specially like the photo of the pier stretching into the sea. The shots of the sunset are amazing.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful orange and the peeking sun!

✿ chica said...

Que lindo lugar e fotos! beijos,chica

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the birds and the nature. My favorites are the Bridge, the Pelican and the Sunset with the weed. Gorgeous !

inge said...

Stunning pictures lovely the pelican always reminds me of my holidays in America. Have a fun weekend

Carver said...

Wonderful Florida skies and birds.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wonderful and stunning pictures of bech and sunset♡♡♡

I went to see fireflies the other night. I wished the pictures of the flying. So before that, I consulted the camera maker's support center how to take photos of them and also moon and sky (mode and zoom); result were terrible or so funny that I found that I should give up with my type of camera p;)

I can finally see these gorgeous ones are for you guys "know how and with quality of camera" p;) 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I especially like the image of the flags on the pier.

Carol L McKenna said...

Divine shots ~ lovely skies and birds and great composition and colored skies !

thomas said...

Lovely pier shot,it will make a great subject at sunrise or sunset if the angle is right.

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful set of images, I especially love the flying pelicans and the pretty clouds and reflection.

Betty Manousos said...

amazing reflections, dear eileen!
beautiful sunsets and views!

such outstanding photos!

happy weekend~

Heather said...

Beautiful photo montage. I especially like the one with the pier, the sunset/beach grasses and the fiery sunset/hand one. Thanks for visiting!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Wow..so many beautiful photos, Eileen. I love seeing water at this time of year. It's refreshing!!!

Saun said...

Not sure if mine posted anyways I see the thumb and finger too. Have a great weekend and happy shooting

Saun said...

They say third time is a charm. Here we go again I see the thumb and finger too. Awesome shots enjoy your weekend Happy shooting now if they all show up feel free to delete them LoL

i stora drag said...

Very nice place to visit, with white beach, clear water, dolphins and such georgous sunsets! Fantastic!
Have a nice weekend, Eileen! /Pia

magiceye said...

All WOW captures!!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous beach. All of your photos are beautiful but I love the one of the pier and the beach grasses at sunset.

Happy Weekend!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures!

nd60 said...

didn't know much about the plover until I recently saw the movie The big year recently...

those are lovely pictures :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a beautiful location! Great photos, really enjoyed this post.

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series you show :)

Min fotogen said...

Great shots from florida beaches !
Have a nice weekend !

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies ! I love seegulls they make me think of holidays !

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the play of light and colour in these beautiful beach and sky views! Still strange for me to see that brown toned pelican when ours are black and white!

Arija said...

What a great post. The phases of the sunset, the low flying pelicans and the jetty that begs me to go fishing. A real treat!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All I can say is, I wish I was there! Very pretty pics:@)

Loredana Donovan said...

I especially love the pier image, great perspective, and your sunsets are beautiful! :)

Birgitte said...

Meget smukke billeder, sol sommer og vingede væsener ;-)

Celeste said...

What a wonderful series of photos and so atmospheric. You even included my all time favourite bird, the pelican :)

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