Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cape Coral & Myakka River State Park, Florida

Hello,


These are some images from our time in Florida, one day we visited the Myakka River State Park after a visit to the Cape Coral area to see the Burrowing Owls.  While watching the Burrowing Owls I also noticed the Loggerhead Shrike, seen below. It was also the spot were we saw the Monk Parakeets, I posted on a previous post.

Below is the Loggerhead Shrike seen on a wire near the ball field. It was a pretty blue sky above the Shrike.

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The Burrowing Owls seen in Cape Coral Florida.


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A scene from the Myakka River State Park

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This is one of the many Roseate Spoonbills we saw at the Myakka River State Park. It was a pretty sky and sunny day.

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For my list of thankful things this week:
I am thankful for the beautiful birds in the world.
I am thankful for my eyesight, I am able to see the beauty in the world.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

54 comments:

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen
Great sightings today!
THe Burrowing owls are the true stars of this post although the shrike is probably more difficult to "catch" with your camera!!
Enjoy your outings and keep well :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Lovely - the owl shot is my number one today!!! YAM xx

Francisco Emanuel said...

Gosto muito destas belas fotografias.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Tom said...

...what a lively spot.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great photo of the shrike and the burrowing owls are very cute!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Eileen, lovely photos as always! Love the burrowing owls.
Take care.
Robin

Karen said...

I especially like the owls. I've never seen one in the wild. Do you ever see pink flamingos there?

Sandra said...

not fair, I have never seen owls like this and you found TWO

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Nice post.
So Beautiful pics.Greeting

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

What a lucky shot with those owls. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Loggerhead Shrike, and the Burrowing Owl, beautiful images Eileen.

Sussi said...

great photos, love the owls!

Lea said...

Interesting birds, especially the owls, and pretty scenery
Hope you are having a good week!

Linda said...

A brilliant and amazing series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Dee said...

Those burrowing owls are certainly giving you the "look"! LOL

Even with those mean eyes ............aren't they just the CUTEST????

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice shots Eileen. Don't think I have seen a striker before. Love the owls. Have a great weekend.

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures.. and the owls are so cute..

Debbie said...

awesome sharing today eileen!! the loggerhead shrike has such an interesting look!! and what a great capture of the owls!!!

Cloudia said...

Great shots, E. Lovely

Christine said...

Wow Eileen, these are so special! Love the burrowing owls and the spoonbill in flight!
Wonderful post!
Happy Thursday!

Mildred said...

Terrific images, Eileen. I wish you a very nice holiday weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely pictures from our winter home stomping grounds!

A Colorful World said...

Love the shrike, but those burrowing owls are wonderful!

carol l mckenna said...

Love, love the owls ~ great photos Eileen ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend coming up for you ~ ^_^

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! I love The Burrowing Owls was very pretty.

Happy Thursday!

Denise inVA said...

It must have been such a joy to be in that area. Loved your photos as always Eileen. Thank you so much for sharing them and happy day to you :)

Linda W. said...

Love the owls!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know it's my dream to see an owl! I walked at the park this morning and saw quite a bit...not an owl though! heehee! Enjoy your afternoon my friend. Hope you come back down here soon! Hugs, Diane

William Kendall said...

Those owls look like real characters.

NatureFootstep said...

I love all the shrikes I have seen. Your Loggerhead Shrike is gorgeous. Great shot!

Rose said...

I love how you are so focused on the L. Shrike's eye! And would love to visit that park...the Burrowing Owls are so sweet!

happyone said...

Pretty pictures, like those owls.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for the great pictures. Enjoy the days ahead.

Lois said...

Beautiful, especially those Burrowing Owls!

Michelle said...

I like the expression of the faces of the burrowing owls. Funny! Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

The Yum List said...

Your photos of nature always give me a sense of peace.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen. I enlarged them and they became amazing! I love owls. I think it might be because their faces remind of cats...

jandi said...

Those owls are adorable! Have a beautiful day !

Crissi said...

Superb shots Eileen!
Happy day
♥Hug Crissi

Gordon said...

Hi Eileen, a bit late getting to your post , but well worth it as always now that I finally have. I hadn't heard of the place you visited, so went into Google earth. My God that is a huge area of untouched land, I used the measurment tool, to find out it measures roughly 14 miles North to South, and similarly East to West.
Thank you for teaching me Somthing, Gordon.

Bill said...

Burrowing owls are new to me. Beautiful. Wonderful that you were able to get the shot.

magiceye said...

Lovely blue skies and cool sightings

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures and shutter chances. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Love the shrike, but those burrowing owls are wonderful.
Thank you for the great pictures
Best regards, Irma

LV said...

Always a joy visiting and see all the interesting things you share. Super great photos. Almost hear the birds sing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Those 2 B Owls are so cute Eileen.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love, love LOVE the Burrowing Owls!!!!!!!!!

Al said...

That is a beautiful area, such vibrant greens and blues. I love those owls!

Photo Cache said...

I get so much joy when you post owls.

Worth a Thousand Words

Lowcarb team member said...

I think those Burrowing Owls look great.
Great selection here Eileen, thank you.

All the best Jan

Lady Fi said...

Beautiful shots.

Lynne said...

The Burrowing Owls have beautiful markings . . .
Against a tree . . . almost impossible to see . . .

Anita Johnson said...

And now I am happy to see a burrowing owl....a dream of mine! Excellent!