Thursday, March 30, 2017

Merritt Island NWR & Cape Canaveral Seashore

Hello,

Wow, just one more day and March will be over. I am looking forward to April, the springs birds and visiting my old favorite Maryland birding spots. Since returning home, I have not been out much due mostly to the weather. I miss the Florida weather, sunny and warm. So I hope you do not mind seeing more Florida photos.

A pretty Roseate Spoonbill seen at Merritt Island NWR


Another Roseate Spooonbill, maybe a young one. The coloring was more whitish then the pretty pink.



Also at Merritt Island NWR, a group of Coots is called covers or a raft.


A flock of Red Knots at Cape Canaveral Seashore.


Terns on the beach at Cape Canaveral Seashore.


A pretty sky and reflection


Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful! 

My thankful list for today:

I am thankful for my health. It is not perfect but it could be worse.
I am thankful for today.
I am thankful for warm weather.


 Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.


Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

62 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful post and photos! The Roseate Spoonbill was very beautiful. We must be thankful for such lovely nature!

Happy Thursday!

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-so nice to see your photos. I've missed them on our "break".
Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the start of spring.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

✿ chica said...

Que tranquilidade por lá! Belíssimas fotos e adorei!!! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
don't think I have seen so many coots together at a time before! Hope your week is light and bright! YAM xx

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! I always enjoy your photos from Maryland or elsewhere! Your captures of the terns and red Knots are wonderful - they all are!
Enjoy your day!

Tom said...

...oh, I miss the beach.

Lynne said...

Loved that first PINK . . .
Beautiful . . .
Time and time again you bring me/us birds we
never see, seldom see, daily see . . .
I am thankful for you . . .
You are my Bird Person . . .

Sandra said...

I have always enjoyed watching a flock of terns on a beach, they are so much fun darting here and there and pecking away. I wonder if the lighter pink is because they are further north than we are, and eat different

Florence said...

It has been 30+ years since we visited Merritt Island. I'd say it's about time we went back! Your photos are all the enticement I need to go back. I didn't know what a group of coots was called either. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

so many lovely photos and birds and I also enjoyed the Myna from the earlier post ! :)

Sussi said...

looks wonderful! Lovely pink!

Linda W. said...

Lots of great bird photos, especially your first one.

Giga said...

Watching beautiful birds never quite enough. Joy to look at. Regards.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots of the birds and that swirly blue sky.

William Kendall said...

What pretty birds!

Nancy J said...

That pink is beautiful the white a promise of further colour, and the beach shots, love those shadows. Enjoy home, wherever it is.I, too, am thankful for SO much this week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I need a stroll on the beach. Its been a tough week.

A Colorful World said...

Such gorgeous photos! I know you enjoyed being there and seeing so much beauty, and so many interesting animals and birds. Especially love the coots.

Linda said...

Such a glorious series, Eileen! I love the details and beauty of the birds, the soothing views and the stunning reflections!

RedPat said...

The first spoonbill is fabulous, Eileen!

Steven Que said...

These images are awesome! That reflection on your skywatch shot is just mesmerizing!

Steve

Denise inVA said...

I will never get tired of your Florida photos Eileen, or any photos for that matter. Loved these. Thank you so much for sharing and enjoy the rest of the week.

Bob Bushell said...

They are fabulous, especially the first one, special Eileen.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

NatureFootstep said...

the spoonbill seem to say: keep quiet! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Those two photo's showing the Roseate Spoonbill's are wonderful, I especially like the reflection in the second photo.

Enjoy the rest of the week, it's a bit scary thinking it will be April on Saturday, I just don't know where the weeks and months go ...

Take care

All the best Jan

Missy George said...

Always nice to see sunshine!!! We haven't had much here...The shadows of the birds on the beach make a very unusual effect..Interesting..Nice shots as always , Eileen..Thanks for sharing

Rose said...

I love those Roseate Spoonbills...and enjoyed the other photos. And still enjoying the Myna bird in the post before.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I never get tired of your Florida shots! I like the last, wide angle view of the beautiful beach with no people!!

Martin Kloess said...

Don't mind at all. These photos are spectacular.

Michelle said...

I love that first photo showing those pretty, pink feathers. Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

The Yum List said...

The Roseate Spoonbill seems to be giving herself a hug.

Debbie said...

We all have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for all your wonderful images and would be even more thankful if you were still in Florida. One day you will run out of pictures and I will miss them dearly!!

Pointy Little Sticks said...

When we lived down in Orlando, we went to MNR at least twice a month. There was an alligator there that they call Big John. He was at LEAST 14 feet long. He's always in the same place. For the longest time I thought they put a fake alligator there, but once he did move. He blinked his enormous eyes.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, I always love to see those Roseate Spoonbill of yours ... they're a gorgeous shade of pink.
The flock of Red Knots on the seashore make a gorgeous pattern in your photograph... I love it.
Happy days and thank you for all the great posts you do. Cheers now :D)

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Loved the post. Awesome bird pics.
Greetings.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos! I love the pink plumage of the roseate spoonbill! I'm very impressed by all those coots together, seemingly quite peaceful! If our coots get together there's usually a lot of fighting!

Klara said...

wonderful series. birds a pretty and setting so soothing.

Jeanne said...

Really looks as if you had a great time in Florida! Love the shots of these coastal birds.

Pauliina/PauMau said...

Lovely birdlife, looks quite different than ours here in northern Europe :)

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Amazing place. Thanks for all pics.

Mildred said...

A beautiful post with amazing photos. Have a blessed weekend, Eileen.

Cloudia said...

Your photos and your gratitude blesses us, E!

Lea said...

Love the birds, and the last beach and sky shot is so peaceful!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Polly said...

oh wow, that Roseate Spoonbill is one of the prettiest birds I have ever seen. Lovely photos, I like the Mynah bird from your previous post too. If I were to do a thankful list it would be the same as yours Eileen. I hope you have a very happy weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely photos of birds and sky. Have a beautiful weekend!

Laura. M said...

Wonderful photos. I love nature Eileen.
Thank you for sharing beautiful photos.
Good weekend.
Besos.

Cat Lover said...

So interesting to see such different birds! Hope it warms hope soon so you get enjoy your Maryland birding spots.

Irene said...

Awesome captures .... love the beach scenes!

Happy weekend!

Irene

Valerie said...

Lovely series of captures Eileen. What interesting shapes are created by those Red Knots and their reflections!

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures! The Roseate Spoonbill in the 1st pic looks like an icecream cone!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The Roseate Spoonbills are such pretty big birds. So exotic. I only have seen them at Sanibel and also one flying by at St. Augustine. Great pictures. Have a good weekend!

krishna said...

Oh!! the spoonbill is so beautiful..

Linda said...

Beautiful images! You caught great light.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful bird photographs and I also love the beach scenes eileen.

thomas said...

a very clean and unpolluted beach

Caroline Gill said...

That Roseate Spoonbill is utterly stunning! And lovely beaches, too! Hope you are enjoying the weekend, Eileen. Thank you for visiting my blog.

bettyl-NZ said...

Pretty Florida birds! I do hope your home weather gets better soon. We all have much to be thankful for.

Liz said...

The Roseate Spoonbill is gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The terns with their shadows on the beach is a beautiful picture! If it makes you feel better, it is sunny and HOT here now -- really really hot, although of course it might be better up where y'all were. It's over 90 this week here and humid.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

And I'm thankful that you post so many wonderful birds for us to see and experience. I adore every photo today - and am just a smidge jealous - would love to see so many birds.

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