Thursday, November 3, 2016

Circle B Bar Reserve

Hello,

Can you believe it is November already, time is just flying by.
I am sharing some photos from our first visit to Circle B Bar Reserve. Since arriving in Florida we have been to the Circle B Reserve a few times. I can tell it will be one of my favorite places for a birding outing and walk.

My Osprey sky shot.


A Limpkin, one of the common birds seen at Circle B


A view of the pier at Lake Hancock, my fence shot for Tex's Good Fence meme.


A view of the sky and lake. This is Lake Hancock seen from the trail at Circle B.


A pretty Great Blue Heron with the mossy trees.




I love these moss covered trees. Circle B Bar Reserve is close enough to our place, I am sure we will be visiting often.



Back in our neighborhood, two Little Blue Herons standing on the dock fence.


Sunset over our lake.



 I hope you enjoyed my photos. 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. Also, I want to mention visiting Jerry's blogs @ As the crackerhead crumbles and Sitehoundsniffs


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

80 comments:

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
such a wondeerful area and fabulous birds. Your photo of the limpkin is my favorite.
Best, Synnöve

Tom said...

I love the Great Blue Heron with the mossy trees.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

These are beautiful shots Eileen!!
Love seeing the Spanish moss hanging in the trees!!
Very typical of the St. Johns River as well!!
Need to get back "home"!!

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosos teus cliques,adorei! beijos, lindo dia e tido de bom! chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos and birds! The blue heron is very pretty.

Happy Thursday!

Sue said...

You moved? When did I miss this??? Must have been one of my trips. Yikes! I am behind.
Looks like a cool reserve. You always find the goodies!
Have a great weekend

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo conjunto de fotografias uma maravilha.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
Andarilhar

Christine said...

Amazing photos of the osprey and limpkin. The mossy trees are so pretty too and i enjoyed seeing the views across the lake especially at sunset.
Have a wonderful day!

Tanya Breese said...

excellent photos....i just love all that spanish moss!

amo sin blogg said...

Fine bilder !
Osprey, Fiskeørn, ser vi her også.
Den pleier å ha
reir i et tre på en liten øy som vi ser fra
kjøkkenvinduet ;)

God helg fra Anne-Mari

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh you lucky dog!!!! What a great place to live near, Eileen...:)JP

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wonderful birds, especially the limpkin. And the mossy trees are fascinating. It seems like they would create an eerie atmosphere at night.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scenes. definitely not inmd. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Not ONE gator shot? How can you go to that preserve and not have one gator shot?

:)

Mascha said...

A famous walk around. My absolute favorite is the photo of two blue herons.
Enjoy the time :-)

Noushka said...

Lovely post Eileen, those first 2 birds are superb!
And the sunset so delicate :)
Keep well and enjoy the last part of the week!!

Sandra said...

I did not know the Circle b is there. these are beautiful. that is the best photo of a Limpkin I have ever seen. I know you love this place

David Gascoigne said...

I remember visiting Florida and imagining that I would have to search earnestly for Limpkins, but they seemed to be in every wetland I visited. Great bird though.

ann said...

I always enjoy your fabulous bird photos. It is fun to see such unique birds of other places. Fall continues to have its way here with mild weather, so mild that we are beginning to worry about not getting any moisture. While we love the warm weather, we do know that we need some wet weather. Continue to enjoy your Snow Bird status. I will enjoy reading about it.

Mildred said...

Wow! Some of my favorite bird photos, Eileen. That sunset shot is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Lynne said...

Missy trees and bird views . . .
Great decision you have made I would say . . .

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've walked those trails! But circle B is an overnight trip for us, so I'm lucky to get there once during the season. You chose a great spot for your Winter adventure! Love the Limpkin and the scenery....

Rose said...

Really nice shots...love the osprey just cause I love them. I have only seen one in real life. And I love the feel of the shot under those trees!

Karen said...

I have never seen a limpkin. The birds you photograph are amazing to me. Beautiful scenes.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome Osprey shot and other nature shots are divine as always ~ thanks!

Wishing you a week of your choice ~ ^_^

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Fabulous captures of the wildlife. Love your Osprey shot against such a brilliant blue sky, and the Limpkin, which is a lovely bird, and not at all common here. Love the view of the pier, and the moss covered trees. It must be lovely to walk in this reserve.

Mama Zen said...

These are really beautiful!

Suzanne Prickett said...

I really love the mossy trees and the Blue Heron. I can see why you revisit this area often. It appears to have a variety of wonderful birds and scenery. A beautiful shot of the sky and lake, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lynn said...

Love the two herons contemplating life. Beautiful area.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful bird photos and the sunset shot is great too!

magnoliasntea said...

Your photography is excellent, Eileen. Beautiful photos. Love all the birds.

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
Some gorgeous shots Eileen... Florida? I must've missed something (have been away, so need to catch up!) YAM xx

Bev said...

You always take such great pictures!! Beautiful

Happyone said...

Looks like you're enjoying the warm weather and continue to take great pictures.

Buttons Thoughts said...

You always have the best photos of birds I will probably never see. Thank you. Hug B

Ida said...

Eileen these were so lovely. The lakes are so pretty, the birds are wonderful and the fences were good. - It's always a pleasure to see your photos.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous place, Eileen! So much beauty here! I love your photos, thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour!

ellen b said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen. The osprey is quite magnificent. Love the feathers on that Limpkin. I'm not familiar with Limpkins.
The fence along the walkway is a nice feature for sure. Hope you have a good weekend.

jandi said...

Those first 2 images are really awesome! Beautiful scenery! Have a beautiful weekend!

Robin Lamb said...

Eileen, beautiful images!

Janneke said...

Great photos Eileen, so interesting I had never heard of a limpkin and never saw this bird. I googled the bird and now I know why, it's a real American bird. Blogging is so informative.

Martin Kloess said...

Amazing shots in a amazing spot

RedPat said...

It looks like you have found a great place to spend winters, Eileen!

krishna said...

Beautiful clicks of the birds..
2016 is almost at the end... time flies

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Jedidja said...

Beautiful photos of the birds. But above all I love the pic of Lake Hancock. Nice photo.

Sandi said...

Magnificent photos, Eileen. It is good to see good in our world.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful location and photos! I love the spanish moss hanging from the trees... so atmospheric!

Wandering Wren said...

November - yikes! Sounds like you are having a busy time too EIleen, I'm catching back on all your posts and I'm happy to see the beautiful Florida birds.
Wren x

The Yum List said...

The two blue herons look as if they're just met up for a good catch up and might head off for a cup of coffee afterwards. hee hee! ;-)

Debbie said...

it's just beautiful there, i am loving those 2 little herons. soon you will have to change your handle to "eileeninfla"!!!

Lois said...

Such a beautiful place for taking pictures. I love all of the birds of course, especially the osprey.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, you got some great shots at the Circle B Bar Reserve! Impressive close ups! I am envious of you down there in Florida for the winter! :-) I'll be looking forward to a lot of your excellent photography. Have a fine weekend ahead!

LV said...

That is a great place for walk, but thankful it is fenced in.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, I love the Limpkin. I have never heard of it before. I even love the name.

Sonja said...

I'd love to see a Limpkin, so special thanks for showing one! Enjoy your time in Florida.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, You have "Wowed" me with that Limpkin! It is pretty hard to get to see these rather shy and secretive birds. Good job! Glad you are enjoying Florida. I will keep that spot in mind when we visit other places here in FL. Have a super good Friday tomorrow!

Dancin Fool said...

That looks like such a great place to visit, the birds are amazing. Your sky shot is so tranquil, it looks like dawn, was it?

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

These pictures are gorgeous Eileen! Thank you for sharing this wonderful place.

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful post and awesome pics.
Thanks for sharing.

baili said...

i really enjoyed visit of this so calm and beautiful place through your amazing photos .
worth visiting when you need peace of mind though.

sky and lake shot is so captivate ,
and Heron on the dock hold my eyes for long with their isolation soothing effect
have a blessed weekend dear

Nancy Chan said...

Great shots of birds at Circle B. The moss covered trees are beautiful! I also love the sunset shot.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I could see why this would be a favorite place - It's beautiful, and I wouldn't know where to look first!

amanda peters said...

Stunning photos of the birds, love the last photo of the sun setting. Have a lovely week.
Amanda xx

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wowzer. The osprey shot alone makes me jealous. I hope you have a great weekend!

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow, the lake is gigantic! A very clever and wonderful series, well done.

Missy George said...

The Osprey shot is gorgeous as is the Blue Heron in the trees..Nice picture.Cute Limpkin..love it's name..Enjoy your weekend..

J said...

Eileen, your shots are "other worldly!" So beautiful they seem like paradise. The blue heron - so serene amid his lush environment! What a life!

Small City Scenes said...

Really beautiful shot---as yours always are. Isn't it fun to go somewhere else to take photographs.
MB

Lowcarb team member said...

A great selection again Eileen, I particularly like the Osprey ...
and the sunset over the lake is beautiful, so tranquil.

I hope you've had a good week, they certainly zoom by.
Enjoy the up-coming weekend

All the best Jan

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great pic of the blue Heron and the mossy tree. I saw one this week on the pond near our house but didn't have my camera. I should go over to the pond again. Thanks.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wonderful place to visit and see you on the great birds. The Limpkin it's my favourite

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; In your GORGEOUS photographs from your visit, my favorite is the ELEGANT Osprey♫♫♫ How handsome(♡^.^♡)

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

Alexa T said...

Fantastic place to have a walk with such trees covered with moss and blue birds. The view of the sky and lake is amazing; and the orange sunset, as well!
Best regards in november, Eileen and a very good weekend, too!

Linda said...

Oh, I love the limpkin!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Those birds look fantastic indeed!

Ana Freire said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos, Eileen!
A beautiful sequence... and once again... an amazing place to visit!
Kisses!
Ana

Helma said...

Wow ..... photo 1, 2 and 8 are truly magnificent !!
Beautiful to see and what a beautiful colors.
great. My compliments.

Greetings, Helma