Thursday, August 4, 2016

Florida 2016 continues

Hello,

I still have lots of photos from our Florida visit, birding highlights were from Lakeland,  Circle B Bar Reserve and the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. I hope you enjoy!



Great Blue Heron on a fence, Lakeland Florida.


An Anhinga skywatch shot.


An Osprey Skywatch at Circle B Bar Reserve.


A view of the sky and fence at Lake Apopka.


Osprey line up on the electric poles, Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive.


A closeup look at the Opsrey.

 I hope you enjoyed your visit. I appreciate your nice comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. I have a few fence and my deck railing for Tex's Party and some pretty sky shots.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

71 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
I really liked that shot of the Ospreys lined up on the telephone poles. Great shot!
I saw that once with crows on posts surrounding a field-I don't know what it is about that, but just think it's neat.
Have a great weekend

Mildred said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen. I love the last shot of the osprey, especially. Wishing you a nice day!

alp said...

Estupendas imágenes..un abrazo desde Murcia....

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos of the birds!
Last week we watched a Great Grey Heron, and that's really rare here.
The Opsrey are so beautiful.

Happy Thursday!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your bird photos always amaze me. Love the heron but the osprey is great, well captured.
Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Christine said...

These are wonderful shots Eileen! Fantastic close up of the osprey! That is a fun shot of the birds on the electric poles! Lovely shots!
Have a fun day!

jandi said...

the Osprey shots are awesome! they are beautiful birds! have a lovely day!

Tom said...

Mighty nice sights!

✿ chica said...

Lindas todas! Gosto de por aqui passear! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Wow a lineup of ospreys is worth bragging about!!! Always love your shots Eileen. Blessings, YAM xx

Lea said...

Love the birds, and the view of the lake is pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, the ospreys on the light poles!!! awesome!!! thanks for the beautiful blue water scene, too.

Mascha said...

Great birds in Florida (wish, I could be there - )
Have a nice summertime

Maggee said...

Great shots! The one of the ospreys on the poles is really neat! Looks like a great visit! I feel the 'itch' to get out traveling again!

The Yum List said...

What is that in the birds claws? Is it some remaining prey?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've been thinking about a drive to Lake Opopka. It's a bit of a stretch. You recommend? How was the hiking, if you managed to get any in? Enjoyed your shots.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Great photographs of Osprey with prey and lining up on the electric poles♪ The Japanese name of "Anhinga”is ”ヘビウ・ snake Cormorant"; wondered makes any sense or not and checked p:-) The etymology of the name is from its way of swimming in the water with long neck looks like snake(♡^.^♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Osprey has a fish in it's claws! Thanks for the visit and comment.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, we did not have a lot of time for a hike. We mainly did the 11 mile wildlife drive, I would recommend visiting Lake Apopka.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures.
The last one is really great. What a fantastic bird!!

Kind regards,
Marco

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Great post with intesresting species!
It seems there quite a few Ospreys in Florida, they are rarer here in France.
Keep well, warm hugs :)

Zizi Santos said...

São todos lindos!
meus pássaros preferidos!
bjs Zizi

Mary Hone said...

Those are great. We have been seeing a lot of osprey here, because of all the rivers. Love them.

Margaret Adamson said...

These are fantastic bird shots Eileen

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, your Osprey is enjoying a little breakfast. Good for him ... nice series. Love the Osprey lined up on the light posts. I have a similar picture with vultures lined up. Great fence as well in beautiful country. Thank you. Eileen for another wonderful view of our world :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda W. said...

Your last photo of the osprey is amazing!

Sandra said...

looks like you landed in bird paradise... love the lake view and the fence in front of it. wonderful osprey pic..

Karen said...

These are amazing photos, Eileen. I took the kids to a birds of prey program at the local university. They are stunning to watch.

Nadezda said...

Nice shots, eileen. I loved a blue heron's photo and especially Lake Apopka view. Thanks for sharing your trip to Florida!

Linda said...

I love this series, Eileen, especially the heron and the osprey!

Mama Zen said...

What marvelous shots! That last photo of the osprey is a stunner!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful pics.
Have a nice weekend. Greetings.

Cloudia said...

wonders Eileen, show themselves to you!

Happyone said...

I like them all but the first is my favorite. : )

Inger said...

What a good photographer you are. Love them all.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We see so many beautiful birds in this part of Florida. When I walk in the evenings I usually see herons, egrets and ibis among others. I just looked at your other post and saw the coral snake...very scary! We've never seen one but we've seen other poisonous snakes in swampy areas. I'm enjoying your photos my friend. Hugs, Diane

Helma said...

Great photos to see and the last picture ..... wow !!! Which is really quite nice!
Greetings, Helma

RedPat said...

Love the line of Ospreys, Eileen!

Nancy J said...

Every one stunning, but the last one, is he standing on his dinner? Beautiful summer skies.

Janneke said...

That last photo of the Osprey is gorgeous Eileen.

Martin Kloess said...

Amazing. Do you pay these birds to pose for you? :))

LV said...

One thing for sure, you do not use a point and shoot camera. You do excellent work with your camera and share great sights.

Photo Cache said...

I did not realize ospreys are impressive birds. I will be in Fla next week, although I bet the only birds I see are the ones in the Tiki Room.

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Ida said...

Those were fantastic. I loved them all.

Al said...

Very pretty shots - my favorite is the lovely heron.

Michelle said...

LOVE that last shot!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You find some good sized birds for this post. Ospreys always fascinate me a little bit. We don't get them (I think) here in Oklahoma. We have lots of great blue herons though.

The Furry Gnome said...

Saw some Osprey ourselves tonight.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that Osprey!

I got a Great Blue Heron on a fence, too, but I'm saving it for Saturday.

;-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos, and my fav is the close-up of the Osprey. Beautiful shot!!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous bird shots.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)What wonderful large birds you see. Love the fun photos of the line up of Ospreys, and the Anhinga on the lamppost,:) The close up portrait of the Osprey is gorgeous, and The Tranquil lakeside view with fence is lovely too.

amo sin blogg said...

You are proficient receiving so great photo of the big birds !!

I wish you a nice weekend.
Anne-Mari

Nancy Chan said...

Great photos of all the different types of birds esp the Ospreys on the electric poles.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are awesome shots. Love the osprey in the nest- that is cool! Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello LV, my camera is the point and shoot Canon SX40. It has super zoom too. Thanks for the comment and visit.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures. Love the stance of the blue heron and the look of the osprey!

Jedidja said...

Very nice, Eileen. I love the blue heron but also the osprey line up on the electric pole.

Missy George said...

great shots..that Osprey had a fish!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Thank you for another great set of photos. The last one, the close up of the osprey, is just awesome! Hope all is well with you and your family. Take care and have a fine weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a fantastic close up of the osprey ... I think that one and your first photo of the Great Blue Heron are my favourites!
I hope you've had a good week - it's certainly gone by so quickly.

All good wishes for the coming weekend

All the best Jan

Klara said...

nice images. the one with birds lined up on the poles is great.

Caroline Gill said...

What superb Osprey pictures, Eileen. Magnificent.

Bob Bushell said...

I did enjoy your pictures so much, but, my favourite was the Osprey, beautiful.

A Quiet Corner said...

Osprey are awesome...there are lots of nest here in CT...perhaps next year, I'll volunteer to observe one...:)JP

Lynne said...

Great photo catches Eileen . . .
Nesting Osprey . . . great shot!

Joyful said...

Eileen, you got some awesome shots of the heron and osprey. Well done!

thomas said...

Seems every bird have their own vantage point

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that would be called gorgeous sky images :)

Ana Freire said...

Amazing poses, from the birds!!!
Remarkble work, Eileen!
Kisses
Ana