Sunday, May 3, 2015

Kissimmee Florida

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

After spending three nights on Florida's East coast we drove on to spend some more time at Kissimmee, located inland and not far from Orlando.. I am sharing some of my photos from our visit to Gatorland.. I am not too crazy over the alligators but it was fun seeing the breeding area they have for the birds..



Above a breeding Cattle Egret with lovely colors. The Breeding Marsh at Gatorland was the big attraction for me..Egrets were everywhere..Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets and the Great Egret all had nest at this rookery..


Some scenes from our visit to Gatorland...Black Crowned Night Heron perched on the fence railing, a turtle safe out of the water,  I did like this weird grin on this huge gator.  He/she looks happy..



Also seen as my header, all these Herons and Egrets were seen at the Gatorland rookery..

 I hope you enjoyed my Gatorland post and photos.. Thank you for visiting and for all the nice comments.. Tomorrow is our 25th wedding anniversary, it seems like time has gone by so quickly.. Have a great day and week ahead!

I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!


61 comments:

  1. Wow - great photos. I had forgotten about the cattle egrets - we used to see them in S. California a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Eileen. You certainly had a wonderful holiday in Florida and saw fantastic birds and Gators. These images are superb.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very nice series of images .. Happy monday ..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful bird photos, Eileen!
    I continue to be impressed by the alligators (we of course don't have any large aquatic reptiles). They look scary... fortunately they love tourists! :D
    Have a great week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great photos of all these lovely birds. Despite the grin on the gator's face, it is still scary to me...lol! Bright Monday to you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Eileen,
    marvelous photos of this animals and birds.
    Best regards, Synnöve

    ReplyDelete
  7. That gator looks way too happy :/
    Blessing for your upcoming week.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Eileen,
    Very good shots of these animals.
    Nice that funny head of that little egret.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ha! Though I don't like gators, that one does have a silly smile! Have a good day, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hari OM
    Tremendous shots Eileen - love that one of the 'smiling assasin' - looks well-satisfied!!! YAM xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello Eileen!!
    Kissimmee is such a lovely place to visit!!Gorgeous pictures of the Egret birds and the aligator!Great captures!!I saw some egret birds in my area last week!Love your new header!!!So preety!!Have a happy week!!
    Dimi...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Muito lindo tudo por lá! Adorei ver! Linda semana,bjs, chica

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like you were in your element with the birds at gatorland, excellent captures as always.
    Wishing you all best for your Silver Wedding Anniversary tomorrow.
    Maggie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely photos, specially the heron next to the 'Trespassers will be eaten' sign!

    ReplyDelete
  15. what fuzzy birds. those feather are way cool. such character. what a fun area. we have been there many times over. ( ;

    ReplyDelete
  16. GREAT shot of the cattle egret! the gator did look like he's was grinning or up to something. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. we have passed this Gator land many times, but hubby is always a point a to point b driver so have never seen it. i love the look on the gators face, like he is thinking about dinner.. and smiling.. the turtles legs made me laugh.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That gator's been eatin' too much. He needs to try a treadmill.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great bird pictures as usual, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  20. That gator might be smiling but I'd not be doing a "close up!" Great pictures Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great shots. Love the gator grin.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love those, what an interesting place that must be.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely Mosaics, Eileen - LOVE that Cattle Egret! Wish we'd see them around here. A couple strays passed through several years ago. So exciting to see them.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Nice pic of the cattle egret! And I loved your gator shots.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful pictures of herons, Eileen.
    Perfect photographed, my compliments.
    The crocodile is scary for me.
    Beautiful header you have on the blog.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This must be paradise!!!
    The Cattle egret in nuptial plumage is just gorgeous! The turtle is cute with its legs up, he makes me laugh!!
    But boy, those gators... I wouldn't like to meet one 'round the corner Sssssss!!!!
    Cheers, Eileen, great post!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great shots of cattle egret. I like them.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Eileen - Happy Anniversary! The 25th is a special one! Love seeing all the egrets. The alligator does look very fat and happy! I don't think I've ever seen an alligator with a double chin! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  29. How lovely - I like that egret!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Some of your shots reminded me of our experience when we were in Florida.

    That shot of the gator is great; I think he's smiling... neato!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh WOW ! How fun to be there and take these wonderful photos you took ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Eileen, Those rookeries located next to, or in Alligator zoo exhibits really do have that ability to keep the predators away from the chicks and eggs because the predators do not like 'gators! Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow. I love the header!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Eileen, great photographs! Love the Herons and Egrets, the photographs are so clear and perfect. That alligator, ekkk... not crazy about them at all.

    Happy 25th Anniversary tomorrow! Celebrated big!

    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow! That gator is large and looks well fed! The cattle egret is beautiful. Florida looks to be a perfect place to bird watch, Eileen--you must have been in heaven!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Amazing mosaics!And great shots of the animals too!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh lots of animals at Gatorland...gators scare me...so unpredictable.

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a diversity of creatures!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Eileen, Thanks for sharing those great bird photos! Sylvia D.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Gorgeous Egret..Love the grinning gator..Happy Anniversary..

    ReplyDelete
  40. You were in heaven here, weren't you Eileen? ;-)
    Interesting comment above, who would want to tangle with a humongous grinning gator!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  41. That's some beak on the Cattle Egret!!

    Happy Anniversary. : )

    ReplyDelete
  42. Cattle egrets are so rich in color during breeding season. Gorgeous captured. You are really getting some good birding in this spring!

    ReplyDelete
  43. the song says "never smile at a crocodile" and I think this would be true for this gator too - he seems to be sizing you up Eileen.
    Happy travels!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Eileen,
    I thoroughly enjoyed the birds and the very cool turtle.
    I am scared of Gators, so didn't look at them for too long :)
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your Gatorland images are very nice!
    Have a good day, Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  46. The egrets are gorgeous. The gator looks like he's smiling. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Lovely photos.Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
  48. That cattle egret photo is wonderful - so crisp and vivid. Looks like that gator had plenty to eat! You saw a bonanza of birds there.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Cool place. That gator does seem to be smiling.

    ReplyDelete
  50. So beautiful are all of these gorgeous birds and that is one monster alligator...have a HAPPY!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Neat critters, the Cattle Egret looks like it having a bad hair day. Tom The Backroads Traveller

    ReplyDelete
  52. Great photos and the cattle egret is fantasist itself nicely put in the picture!

    ReplyDelete
  53. These are awesome shots! Always love an egret photo, they are so lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Amazing shots of nature's beautiful critters! Wonderful!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    ReplyDelete
  55. Those gators always look mean. LOL
    Lived in FL many years ago, but was not interested in taking pics back then. Live and learn.
    Hope you are having a good week.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Dearest Eileen; What a FANTASTIC holidays you had in Florida♡♡♡ Personally, I've never seen alligators and wish to see how fearful they are p:-) Love the the cattle egret, too♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  57. this looks like a great place for some really close-up views. the cattle egret is so beautiful!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  58. He does look like a happy and well fed gator Eileen! He's been around a while!!

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments will not be published.

Have a happy day, Eileen

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...