Lakeland Florida


You all know me by now, I have more birds and images from my part time neighborhood. Mostly birds, fence and sky shots to share from Florida. These are all from our walks around the neighborhood.

There are 4-5 Sandhill Cranes that are residents, this crane family must live here year round.

My sky shot with a few White Ibis in flight.

A view of the lake and boat pier.

A Tricolored Heron on the boat dock.

A neighborhood sunset

I hope you enjoyed my pic's. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. 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.

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


Loving the tri coloured heron and the sunset with the palm trees.
Have a wonderful Thursday :)
jandi said…
beautiful skies and the heron on the boat is gorgeous! have a beautiful day!
Muito belo este lago na Florida.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Christine said…
I really do enjoy all your photos Eileen! The skies are so soft and beautiful and the cranes and Tri coloured heron are wonderful captures!
Have a lovely day!
✿ chica said…
Um show de fotos,adorei! LINDAS! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica
Tom said…
Eileen, neat birds and skies!
Beautiful! I love the crane in the dock and the beautiful sky!
Summer said…
I enjoyed the beautiful photos ♥
Love a sunset.

When we moved to FL in 86, Sandhills were rare. It is so nice to see many more now. And not just in the country. I just wish they would stay a bit farther away from the roads. I love them.
Sandra said…
my favorite is the last one. one of the many reasons why I love Florida is the sky and all that is so beautiful and it is year round.
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) I like your Sandhill Crane neighbours enjoying the pickings in the green grass in our first shot. It's a lovely picture with the smaller birds in the background. Likewise the Tricoloured Heron is a fab shot, and all your sky images are so beautiful. I especially like the last shot with the Palm trees!:)
Mary Hone said…
The shot of that single heron is great. How fun to see the family of cranes.
Cloudia said…
These are wonderful dear Eileen!
Linda W. said…
I like your photo of the cranes!
thomas said…
love the palm trees sunset
Lady Fi said…
What gorgeous shots! Looks as if you're enjoying Florida a lot.
Bev said…
Such beautiful pictures... love the palm trees!1
Hello Eileen. What beautiful pictures of the lake and pier. It all looks so peaceful, and the birds don't mind having their picture taken. Have a great day, and weekend.
Mildred said…
Lovely photos, Eileen. The skies look a little ominous. We are hoping for rain today. It is so very dry here. I hope your day is very pleasant.
Bob Bushell said…
Fantastic photos, the Tri-coloured Heron is beautiful.
Linda said…
Hi Eileen, I am always so happy to see your posts and lovely photos, and this time is no exception. What a beautiful series!
amo sin blogg said…
Very nice Heron !
And all the other pictures too.

Hi Eileen, I remember seeing Sandhill Cranes for the first time. I was on a golf trip in Florida with friends, (and I had a camera of course).

SO GINORMOUS! And because they're used to golfers, you can walk right up to them. (Or vicey-versey.)
RedPat said…
The cranes are super to see, Eileen! Are you in Fla for the winter?
Martin Kloess said…
Great pictures, artfully composed
Hello Eileen
Once again a lovely selection of photo's for us to enjoy.
I particularly liked the tri-coloured heron and the boat pier and lake.

Enjoy the remainder of the week

All the best Jan
The Yum List said…
Some beautiful photos today Eileen. Thanks for sharing. :-)
ellen b said…
Wonderful photography Eileen! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Missy George said…
Pretty skies..don't think I ever saw a tri colored Heron..Hope you are having a good week..
Happyone said…
I love those cranes.
The sunset is beautiful with the palm trees.
Karen S. said…
I did enjoy your photos and it seems they all enjoyed being caught on camera!
The Yum List said…
Absolutely stunning. I adore the change of colours at dusk.
pattisjarrett said…
What a lovely shot of the lake and pier.
Michelle said…
The tri-colored Heron is quite handsome.
Beautiful -- we love Lakeland -- are you two becoming snowbirds?
Oh Eileen, what a lovely place to visit, or live!! I don't think I'd ever get tired of that view or the Sandhill Cranes!
Love the Cranes and the Heron adn the last shot is gorgeous Eileen

Beautiful photos! It looks so exotic in Florida. The tri-colored heron was fantastic captured!

Have a Happy Weekend!
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen; Gorgeous photographs of "the Sandhill Cranes and the Tri-colored Heron"; made me REALLY wish to see them♪♪♪ Cranes are white ones here and Heron with Tri-colored looks Elegant(^_^)v
Thank you SO much for sharing unique birdies♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
rupam sarma said…
Helloo, Hope you are doing well. Beautiful pics.
Greetings :)
TexWisGirl said…
i like your part-time neighborhood. :) love the tri-color!
Lynne said…
No matter where you are, we can count on some "critter " views . . .
Nancy Chan said…
Beautiful view of the lake, pier and birds. Have a lovely day!
Debbie said…
ooooh eileen, you traded heaven for heaven, what a great spot you have chosen. the tri-colored is gorgeous!!!
Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds and the glimpse of light.
Have a great weekend, Eileen.
Best, Synnöve
John's Island said…
Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed your photos from Florida! Are you spending the winter there? Wishing you and yours a fine weekend ahead! Take care Eileen!
That's such a pretty lake! Great photos, and enjoy your weekend.
carol l mckenna said…
All very dynamic photos and as I have said ~ you go the 'best' nature places! thanks!

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^
Hello Eileen,
yes, I have enjoyed your lovely pictures.
Nice greetings from Austria,
your new follower, Christine
Glad you are having such a nice lime in Florida, Eileen! You've seen some amazing birds and wonderful scenery.
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Alexa T said…
Hello Eileen! I would love to see such big birds, but I'm glad to admire them through your lovely pics, as always! The view of the lake and boat pier is amazing captured and also the neighborhood sunset. Such beautiful and dramatic skies. Have a great day and wekend!
Ana Freire said…
A beautiful place indeed!...
Amazing shots!... Specially the last one...
A big kiss! Have a great weekend, Eileen!
All are lovely shots of central Fla./Lakeland.
I grew up on the St.Johns River in Astor, just below lake George and the birds and ducks are wonderful!! Everywhere.
Excepts the ducks along the river. Too many gators now!!
Lady Fi said…
So fabulous! Aren't you lucky!

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