Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lake Parker, Lakeland Florida

Hello,

We have been finding some great parks and lakes in Lakeland Florida for our walks and birding. On this day October 19th, we visited a local park in Lakeland called Lake Parker.

This is the first Good Fences or European Good Fences hosted by our new host Gosia @ Good Fences by Gosia Welcome and big thanks to Gosia.

  For my skywatch, I have the sunrise at our neighborhood boat house. The boat house also has some good fences to keep people from falling into the lake with the gators.


On the same day Oct 20th as the sunrise above I have this moon capture. I am way behind sharing photos.



The White Ibis seem to be a common bird all over Lakeland Florida.


It was a pretty sky and a  great day for a walk in the park.


The White Ibis were all over the place. In this photo below you will find a fence behind the picnic pavilion for the Good Fence meme.


We are also seeing a lot of Purple Gallinule, they look similar to the Common Moorhen.  One difference is the color on the bill. The Purple Gallinule has three colors the red bill tipped with yellow and the light blue forehead.


Pretty park scene and sky reflection.


I was wondering is anyone beside me unhappy with Blogger's new dashboard. Why do they have to go and change a good thing. I was happy with the old look.


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.


Thanks to  Gosia for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

55 comments:

  1. Hello eileen and thanks for sharing so many more of your great photos from around Florida! Those sky shots are amazingly beautiful, especially in your header and the purple gallinule is a very pretty bird! Great captures!
    Have a fun day!

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  2. Hari Om
    Eileen... there is a sense of the idyllic about these shots today!!! Like your new banner too. As to the dashboard... it is a bone of contention on the Blogger Blog also and I have begun today a three-part 'etherwobblie' series of articles to put folks minds at rest - or at least help understanding. Main thing to know is that this is just stage one of a major makeover and there will be further change, so it is a grin and bear it situation at the moment... remember you can register your distaste on the FEEDBACK BUTTON at bottom right of the dashboard - the more voices the better!!! YAM xx

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  3. Eileen-it looks like a very pretty place, but I couldn't do a place that had gators.
    Stay safe!

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  4. The blogger dashboard takes a bit of getting use to, it takes this old dog time to learn new things. Lovely sights.

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  5. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  6. Yeah, I've been to Lake Parker :)

    Nice shots.

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  7. Such a beautiful series, Eileen! And the picnic pavilion reminds me of one here in Montreal. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely walks, and I hope your week has been going well! :)

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  8. You have captured a beautiful sunrise at the boathouse. I am amazed by the long beaks of the White Ibis. I too prefer the Blogger's old look. Have a beautiful day, Eileen!

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  9. beautiful and interesting place! And the moon looks so beautiful

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  10. What interesting birds. Someday I would like to visit Florida, it looks so pretty.

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  11. i am just so jealous!! here, everything flies away if you get within 100 feet of it!! stunning images and i LOVE your new header!!!

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  12. Oh my, what beautiful sky shots!!
    Love the white ibis and the purple gallinule.
    I've been unhappy with Blogger for quite some time and would move to TypePad if it weren't so much trouble!

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  13. now that is a FLOCK of Ibis. wow, I have seen 20 in our yard, but not this many at one time

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  14. Thanks for your beautiful pictures once again! They're really pleasurable to view.
    Regarding the new dashboard look, I think the older one was better, easier to use and more appealing. I was a little disappointed with the new one but I'm getting used to it.

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  15. I know that lake! Lovely photos Eileen. The ibises are beautiful. We have a flock that hang around my neighborhood and I always enjoy seeing them.

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  16. Beautiful photos, Eileen and I like you new banner a lot!
    So many White ibises, incredible! I would have a ball there!
    Keep well and enjoy your day :)

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  17. They were both pretty skies for your walk in the park, love the reflection in your second park photo.

    Yes, the new blogger arrangement does take a little getting used to - by the time we all have - blogger will no doubt change it again!

    Happy December Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  18. I envy you these nice warm spots to walk about in, Eileen!
    I hate the new dashboard too. And since the change I can't post on Safari anymore but Firefox is working for me. And my computer isn't really that old. They make things redundant too soon these days.

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  19. Beautiful sunrise, and there are sure lots of ibis! Yes, I'm not happy with Blogger changing the dashboard....I don't like to have to figure out new things.

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  20. Love that blue sky with those pretty white clouds.

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  21. So nice visiting in your world and seeing so many interesting sights.

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  22. I love the green on the lakes down there. Beautiful.

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  23. Did you say gators? Your sunrise at the boat house is just beautiful. And, that is such a great group of white Ibis. You get a lot of great birds, don't you! The bill on your Moorhen is very colorful, and, is that water lilies in the water behind the bird? You had a very productive walk, and got beautiful photos. Have a very nice weekend, Eileen.

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  24. OH, I did want to mention that I agree with you about the changes in the Blogger dashboard. It really is extra work, time consuming, going back and forth to access the stats and posts!

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  25. What incredible colours in that first photo. Lovely Eileen.

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  26. wow, that´s a lot of white ibis. A gorgeous bird :)

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  27. Love your captures .... gorgeous sunrise. Think Florida is a better place than cold Norway right now :) But that the way it is when you live far north.

    Wish you a great weekend, Eileen!

    Irene

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  28. Beautiful pictures. It looks as if the scenes were waiting just for you

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  29. Love your header, Eileen..I am not really happy with blogger in general..I get messages about things that I don't know what to do about so I just dismiss them..
    Pretty sunrise..Love the Moorhen and the Ibis..good shots

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  30. Your first shot is so perfect! I love the gold tones!

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  31. Getting excited to be in Florida myself -- next week, yay!. That looks like a great park.

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  32. I love that first shot with the golden sky! Have a great weekend.

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  33. Very pretty scenes, Eileen. The purple gallinule is quite a striking looking bird. I took a blog break and then came back to a strange new blogger! It took me a while to figure it all out! x Karen

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  34. Bom dia, suas fotos são sempre especiais pela qualidade e beleza da natureza que apresenta com todos os detalhes.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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  35. The White Ibis are beautiful, love that.

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  36. beautiful lake,love the last shot

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  37. Wonderful photos, Eileen! Love the moorhen. Getting closer to getting on the road!

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  38. All the pictures are beautiful.. specially the moorhen

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  39. Great travel and bird shots/. love the purple bird with the rainbow beak. Blogger is a pain changing stuff.

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  40. Phew, Eileen, somehow I couldn't find your blog today! Yes, I'm unhappy with the bland and to-me difficult dashboard. I'll link up my critters post a little later. Have a wonderful day. Jo

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  41. I totally agree. And it's not 'old dog, new tricks', it's a less effective change. By our age we know change!!!! sigh.

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  42. These are beautiful pictures Eileen.
    I like the white ibis and I'm here incredible.
    A new blogger for the fences. I wish her a lot of fun :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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  43. Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎂🎈🎉 😊 🙋 And keep on fulfilling more 💋

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  44. I guess you miss your birds up the coast, Eileen, but Florida is so full of critters it's crazy!
    ~

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  45. Dearest Eileen; I was fascinated by the Purple Gallinule♡♡♡ Wondeful bird, I wish I could see them(♡^.^♡)

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

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  46. Beautiful photos! I've never seen that many Ibises (?) in one place, at one time before.

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  47. Great photos . . .
    Of the lake and Lakeland . . .
    Looks like you are enjoying your move!

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  48. Another amazing place!...
    Beautiful work, as usual, Eileen! Lovely images!
    Kisses
    Ana

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