Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland Florida

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing more birds, skies and fences from our visit to Lakeland Florida. On this day we walked close to three miles around Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland Florida. It was a little foggy in the early morning, we could not even see the whole lake during our walk.


Above is one of many of the Limpkins we saw during our walk.


Scenes from our walk around the lake, ducks were plentiful and lots of fences in front of the big homes on the lake. My contribution for Tex's Good fences above. During our walk, various groups of ducks would actually run up to us like they were greeting old friends. I know they were looking for food but we did not have anything for them.


This may have been one of the few days we did not have sunny skies while in Florida.. A foggy look at the lake..that is if you can see the lake.


Not a lifer, but one of my favorite Florida birds the Purple Gallinule. It's beak color is different than the Moorhen or Common Gallinule.


A look at the sky, trees and fence as we walked around the lake. Another combo fence and sky shot for both of the memes. I love the trees. I am pretty sure later in day the weather was much better.


It was easy this morning to look straight into the sun..this is it folks, my view of the sky on this day.


More of the Lakeland Birds we saw during our walk around the lake. On the top row: Little Blue Heron, Wood Stork with Limpkin, Mallards or Mottled ducks.  Bottom Row: White Pelicans, Wood Ducks, Duck family.


I hope you enjoyed this series of skies, fences and birds. I know you all know me by now, I can not do a post without my birds, lol! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

82 comments:

  1. Last night I dreamt about ducks and what am I seeing this morning...your super pics!!!...:)JP

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  2. Adorei cada uma das fotos e momentos! bjs, lindo dia! chica

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  3. Love the pair of pelicans. Great photos all around.

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  4. Florida birds are so much easier to approach.

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  5. Funny how I never think of Florida as having fog. After all, it's the "Sunshine State." ;)

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  6. very mysterious. i enjoy the foggy bird shots. ( :

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  7. Lake Hollingsworth is on my todo list. Nice shots :)

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  8. Lovely pictures. Have a nice day, Eileen!

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  9. love all your birds. :) nice fences and moody misty day. laughed at egcameragirl's comment. :)

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  10. I like that Limpkin, and your collages are very nice, Eileen.
    ~

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  11. Eileen, another stunning array of awesome photographs!! I'm just crazy about the Purple Gallinule, I've not ever seen one, I don't think! It's beautiful!

    Have a great week!

    Nancy

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  12. I have never ever seen a gallinule. What a beautiful bird!!

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  13. Nice shots. Love the shot of the Limpkin with the foggy background.

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  14. Hi Eileen! You do capture so many wonderful birds and scenery! Thanks for an enjoyable visit and peek at Florida fences too!

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  15. Great shots Eileen. You captured interesting fences, skies and the birds. Love your collage and the last darker shot is great.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, CM

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  16. HI Eileen Lovelyset of bird images dispite the foggy conditions. Love the last shot.

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  17. I would love to visit a lake with all these beautiful birds. I like the palm trees.

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  18. Nice one Eileen, the Limpkins are one of my favourites.

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  19. I love foggy pictures like that. Usually I take a lot of photos in the fog because it is so beautiful and adds something special and a bit mysterious to the images. I love all the birds you have posted here.

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  20. Thank you for sharing the lake land
    fences. All lovely. The Collage is nice.

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  21. looks chilly, but still great shots! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Such interesting fences! And I love the Purple Gallinule!

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  23. You covered all the bases very well. I really like that purple bird with red beak,

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  24. Nice pics. Very atmospheric-




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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
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  25. Florida has some great fences! Love all the birds. Fog can make for some nice clicks!

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  26. Ooooooh Eileen, that first image is mesmerizing!! Lots to look at in these gorgeous mosaics!!

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  27. Hari OM
    what a delightful array for the day - Glad I am not the only one who has to deal with veiled suns!!! ADORE that last shot.... YAM xx

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  28. More unusual birds I have never seen nor heard of before. So unusual to see no sun in Florida. Cool images!

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  29. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of images, a great blog.
    I love the Limpkin with the foggy background.
    Have a nice evening.
    Best regards, Irma

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  30. Great variety in the offerings. Charming birds,graceful fences and imposing sky views et all

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  31. Great post. The fences were so nice. I like that white one that looked like it had "pineapples" on it. Also the texture of the one below with the palm trees was pretty cool. As always great bird shots.

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  32. These are lovely, lovely, lovely! I especially loved that first shot with the foggy background. Thanks for stopping by Eileen. I did get your previous comment but have been a bit slow on getting on the computer to moderate them. Just doing it now. Have a great day :)

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  33. Your critters are great and the last photo is my favorite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  34. Wonderful captures of everything, as always!!! Love the moon!!

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  35. Hello Eileen!!
    Wonderful foggy images!Gorgeous pictures!Such a lovely place!!So many kind of preety birds!Love the pair of pelicans!So cute!!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  36. You saw a lot of different birds on your trip! Some of them are quite unusual. Your collages are great.

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  37. Absolutely dreamy views, they just pull me in!

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  38. so many interesting birds in your area :) Love the wood ducks.

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  39. Wonderful Eileen....the wood duck is one I hope to see sometime this year. It's my 2015 challenge.
    lol

    And the limpkin...never seen one of those.

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  40. It seems to be a beautiful place to take a walk. It would be interesting to watch birds there.

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  41. Nice series. I love the last photo !

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  42. gosh you always have the most interesting pretty birds there Eileen, I love seeing your photos :-)

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  43. That Limpkin is an elegant bird!

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  44. Ooh there's a story brewing in that fog.

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  45. Fantastic photo of the Gallinule! Love the fog! Beautiful!

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  46. I think I have told you before that I always enjoy seeing your birds! The foggy shots are beautiful too. Lakeland is a nice city.

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  47. Great fog shots..Love the Limpkins..Interesting birds..

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  48. I had never heard of a limpkin...I need to look them up. I really like it...

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  49. I love that name Limpkin! Sounds like something from a fairy tale!

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  50. You some great water birds on your walk around the lake! That little blue heron is very striking. I would love to see some of these large herons and storks. I think the mist on the lake really adds great atmosphere to the photos. I love misty mornings :)
    Wendy

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  51. I like the interest the fog adds to the photo.

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  52. Some rather moody skies. The birds are beautiful, awesome shots! :-)

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  53. Great fences and birds.

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  54. Very nice place with lovely birds.

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  55. Love the mood set by the fog!

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  56. Looks very beautiful!wonderful shots!

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  57. I love the foggy background in these photos, it really adds charm. I find your photos lovely!

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  58. Very interesting post, Eileen! I love the foggy sky shots and loved seeing the variety of birds and ducks. The Purple Gallinule is extraordinary! Have a wonderful Friday!

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  59. Very nice photos, good catches of birds! Beautiful scenery !!

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  60. Great post, Eileen. I loved that first foggy Limpkin shot, very moody. I always think the natural side to Florida is so beautiful and would love to visit someday.

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  61. Hello Eileen,
    Oh yes, I agree about the Purple gallinule, what a stunning bird it is!
    Your sly wasn't much bright than is ours in the last 48 hours... :( but your photos are magnificent.
    Today we had pouring rains!
    The Limpkin is a bird I have never seen, he stands out well on the light background.
    Enjoy the end of the week, hugs from France!

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  62. Great shots . I tried to leave a comment on your travel blog but it said that I didn't have access to that page?????

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  63. Lovely post, Eileen!
    Your misty photos are so very beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

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  64. I have sunshine and I have fog. Here and there.

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  65. Nice photos--you, again, have found a wealth of birds to photograph! I always enjoy your posts. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  66. Beautiful, hazy-day photos, Eileen. I love them particularly for that.

    You know, I couldn't tell if the Mallard on the roof was real or it was a statue?

    Beautiful (hazy - my kind) skies and the wall with the stucco design on it.

    Pleasure to visit your page, as always.

    Have a Beautiful Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  67. Enjoyed seeing everything you saw - The misty photo is so pretty.

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  68. The Limpkin looks like a neat bird! I love foggy mornings--especially for taking pictures--unless we have to do any driving! Enjoyed seeing the wide variety of birds in this post.

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  69. We went to Florida once and rented an airplane. In addition to heading out to the Bahamas we got to see quite a bit of Florida from the air and ground. It was an experience to fly over the Everglades. - Margy

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  70. I like seeing the wood stork and the pelicans. We don't often have fog - I think it makes the landscape looks mysterious.

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  71. Excellent photos! Have a good weekend!

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  72. What a nice post, great images!
    Greetings from Italy!

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  73. Beautiful foggy shots! Have a great weekend.

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  74. i love the last one :-)
    happy weekend

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  75. Hey eileen,
    wonderful and impressic photos, ic come visiting you from Skywatch-friday. This is my sky
    ♥ly greetings from Germany

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  76. Beautiful post and here I am only a relatively few miles from Lakeland learning about new Lake from you way up there in Maryland. Blogging is great. I'm off to add Hollingsworth to my 'must go visit list'. Thank you.
    (Those purple gallinules are favorites for me too. Also you saw so many ducks I've never yet seen here.)

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  77. These are all great shots. Love that limpkin. Never seen one before.

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  78. Loving your duck shots!!
    I've never seen a Gallinule before --- interesting!!

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