Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland Florida

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing more birds, skies and fences from our visit to Lakeland Florida. On this day we walked close to three miles around Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland Florida. It was a little foggy in the early morning, we could not even see the whole lake during our walk.


Above is one of many of the Limpkins we saw during our walk.


Scenes from our walk around the lake, ducks were plentiful and lots of fences in front of the big homes on the lake. My contribution for Tex's Good fences above. During our walk, various groups of ducks would actually run up to us like they were greeting old friends. I know they were looking for food but we did not have anything for them.


This may have been one of the few days we did not have sunny skies while in Florida.. A foggy look at the lake..that is if you can see the lake.


Not a lifer, but one of my favorite Florida birds the Purple Gallinule. It's beak color is different than the Moorhen or Common Gallinule.


A look at the sky, trees and fence as we walked around the lake. Another combo fence and sky shot for both of the memes. I love the trees. I am pretty sure later in day the weather was much better.


It was easy this morning to look straight into the sun..this is it folks, my view of the sky on this day.


More of the Lakeland Birds we saw during our walk around the lake. On the top row: Little Blue Heron, Wood Stork with Limpkin, Mallards or Mottled ducks.  Bottom Row: White Pelicans, Wood Ducks, Duck family.


I hope you enjoyed this series of skies, fences and birds. I know you all know me by now, I can not do a post without my birds, lol! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

82 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Last night I dreamt about ducks and what am I seeing this morning...your super pics!!!...:)JP

✿ chica said...

Adorei cada uma das fotos e momentos! bjs, lindo dia! chica

Gayle said...

Love the pair of pelicans. Great photos all around.

Andy said...

Florida birds are so much easier to approach.

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny how I never think of Florida as having fog. After all, it's the "Sunshine State." ;)

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

very mysterious. i enjoy the foggy bird shots. ( :

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lake Hollingsworth is on my todo list. Nice shots :)

Ileana said...

Lovely pictures. Have a nice day, Eileen!

TexWisGirl said...

love all your birds. :) nice fences and moody misty day. laughed at egcameragirl's comment. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like that Limpkin, and your collages are very nice, Eileen.
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Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, another stunning array of awesome photographs!! I'm just crazy about the Purple Gallinule, I've not ever seen one, I don't think! It's beautiful!

Have a great week!

Nancy

Cranberry Morning said...

I have never ever seen a gallinule. What a beautiful bird!!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots. Love the shot of the Limpkin with the foggy background.

Tanya Breese said...

great captures!!

Christine said...

Hi Eileen! You do capture so many wonderful birds and scenery! Thanks for an enjoyable visit and peek at Florida fences too!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great shots Eileen. You captured interesting fences, skies and the birds. Love your collage and the last darker shot is great.
Have a great day.
Hugs, CM

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Lovelyset of bird images dispite the foggy conditions. Love the last shot.

Nancy Chan said...

I would love to visit a lake with all these beautiful birds. I like the palm trees.

Happyone said...

More great photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Eileen, the Limpkins are one of my favourites.

Carola Bartz said...

I love foggy pictures like that. Usually I take a lot of photos in the fog because it is so beautiful and adds something special and a bit mysterious to the images. I love all the birds you have posted here.

carolann said...

Thank you for sharing the lake land
fences. All lovely. The Collage is nice.

Gwen said...

looks chilly, but still great shots! Thanks for sharing!

Marie C said...

Such interesting fences! And I love the Purple Gallinule!

LV said...

You covered all the bases very well. I really like that purple bird with red beak,

Cloudia said...

Nice pics. Very atmospheric-




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Pix Under the Oaks said...

Florida has some great fences! Love all the birds. Fog can make for some nice clicks!

Debbie said...

Ooooooh Eileen, that first image is mesmerizing!! Lots to look at in these gorgeous mosaics!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
what a delightful array for the day - Glad I am not the only one who has to deal with veiled suns!!! ADORE that last shot.... YAM xx

Stephanie said...

More unusual birds I have never seen nor heard of before. So unusual to see no sun in Florida. Cool images!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of images, a great blog.
I love the Limpkin with the foggy background.
Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Irma

Uppal said...

Great variety in the offerings. Charming birds,graceful fences and imposing sky views et all

Ida said...

Great post. The fences were so nice. I like that white one that looked like it had "pineapples" on it. Also the texture of the one below with the palm trees was pretty cool. As always great bird shots.

DeniseinVA said...

These are lovely, lovely, lovely! I especially loved that first shot with the foggy background. Thanks for stopping by Eileen. I did get your previous comment but have been a bit slow on getting on the computer to moderate them. Just doing it now. Have a great day :)

Tom said...

Your critters are great and the last photo is my favorite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of everything, as always!!! Love the moon!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful foggy images!Gorgeous pictures!Such a lovely place!!So many kind of preety birds!Love the pair of pelicans!So cute!!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Linda W. said...

You saw a lot of different birds on your trip! Some of them are quite unusual. Your collages are great.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely dreamy views, they just pull me in!

NatureFootstep said...

so many interesting birds in your area :) Love the wood ducks.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful Eileen....the wood duck is one I hope to see sometime this year. It's my 2015 challenge.
lol

And the limpkin...never seen one of those.

Romi C said...

It seems to be a beautiful place to take a walk. It would be interesting to watch birds there.

Our photos said...

Nice series. I love the last photo !

Amy Franks said...

gosh you always have the most interesting pretty birds there Eileen, I love seeing your photos :-)

RedPat said...

That Limpkin is an elegant bird!

The Yum List said...

Ooh there's a story brewing in that fog.

Photo Cache said...

Learned of new birds today. Thanks.

Worth a Thousand Words

Brian King said...

Fantastic photo of the Gallinule! Love the fog! Beautiful!

Lois said...

I think I have told you before that I always enjoy seeing your birds! The foggy shots are beautiful too. Lakeland is a nice city.

Missy George said...

Great fog shots..Love the Limpkins..Interesting birds..

Rose said...

I had never heard of a limpkin...I need to look them up. I really like it...

Kathy said...

I love that name Limpkin! Sounds like something from a fairy tale!

September Violets said...

You some great water birds on your walk around the lake! That little blue heron is very striking. I would love to see some of these large herons and storks. I think the mist on the lake really adds great atmosphere to the photos. I love misty mornings :)
Wendy

Michelle said...

I like the interest the fog adds to the photo.

Jocee said...

Some rather moody skies. The birds are beautiful, awesome shots! :-)

Mildred said...

Great fences and birds.

Rajesh said...

Very nice place with lovely birds.

ladyfi said...

Love the mood set by the fog!

Weekend-Windup said...

Looks very beautiful!wonderful shots!

Pauline Woodcock said...

I love the foggy background in these photos, it really adds charm. I find your photos lovely!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Very interesting post, Eileen! I love the foggy sky shots and loved seeing the variety of birds and ducks. The Purple Gallinule is extraordinary! Have a wonderful Friday!

Jim said...

Top shots.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very nice photos, good catches of birds! Beautiful scenery !!

Christian Perrin said...

Great post, Eileen. I loved that first foggy Limpkin shot, very moody. I always think the natural side to Florida is so beautiful and would love to visit someday.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Oh yes, I agree about the Purple gallinule, what a stunning bird it is!
Your sly wasn't much bright than is ours in the last 48 hours... :( but your photos are magnificent.
Today we had pouring rains!
The Limpkin is a bird I have never seen, he stands out well on the light background.
Enjoy the end of the week, hugs from France!

diane b said...

Great shots . I tried to leave a comment on your travel blog but it said that I didn't have access to that page?????

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely post, Eileen!
Your misty photos are so very beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

rainfield61 said...

I have sunshine and I have fog. Here and there.

forgetmenot said...

Nice photos--you, again, have found a wealth of birds to photograph! I always enjoy your posts. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful, hazy-day photos, Eileen. I love them particularly for that.

You know, I couldn't tell if the Mallard on the roof was real or it was a statue?

Beautiful (hazy - my kind) skies and the wall with the stucco design on it.

Pleasure to visit your page, as always.

Have a Beautiful Weekend!
Peace :)

Montanagirl said...

Enjoyed seeing everything you saw - The misty photo is so pretty.

Bethany Carson said...

The Limpkin looks like a neat bird! I love foggy mornings--especially for taking pictures--unless we have to do any driving! Enjoyed seeing the wide variety of birds in this post.

Powell River Books said...

We went to Florida once and rented an airplane. In addition to heading out to the Bahamas we got to see quite a bit of Florida from the air and ground. It was an experience to fly over the Everglades. - Margy

Barb said...

I like seeing the wood stork and the pelicans. We don't often have fog - I think it makes the landscape looks mysterious.

Linda said...

Excellent photos! Have a good weekend!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a nice post, great images!
Greetings from Italy!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful foggy shots! Have a great weekend.

ak-ut said...

i love the last one :-)
happy weekend

Jutta.K said...

Hey eileen,
wonderful and impressic photos, ic come visiting you from Skywatch-friday. This is my sky
♥ly greetings from Germany

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post and here I am only a relatively few miles from Lakeland learning about new Lake from you way up there in Maryland. Blogging is great. I'm off to add Hollingsworth to my 'must go visit list'. Thank you.
(Those purple gallinules are favorites for me too. Also you saw so many ducks I've never yet seen here.)

edenhills said...

These are all great shots. Love that limpkin. Never seen one before.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving your duck shots!!
I've never seen a Gallinule before --- interesting!!

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