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:

  1. 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 :)

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

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  3. Gosto muito destas belas fotografias.
    Um abraço.
    Autografos Futebol

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

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

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

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

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  8. Hello, Nice post.
    So Beautiful pics.Greeting

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  9. What a lucky shot with those owls. :)

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

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  11. great photos, love the owls!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. Lovely pictures from our winter home stomping grounds!

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  21. Love the shrike, but those burrowing owls are wonderful!

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

    Happy Weekend coming up for you ~ ^_^

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  23. Hello,

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

    Happy Thursday!

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  24. 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 :)

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  25. 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

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  26. Those owls look like real characters.

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. Pretty pictures, like those owls.

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

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  31. Beautiful, especially those Burrowing Owls!

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  32. 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!

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

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

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  35. Those owls are adorable! Have a beautiful day !

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  36. Superb shots Eileen!
    Happy day
    ♥Hug Crissi

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  37. 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.

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

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  39. Lovely blue skies and cool sightings

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

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

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

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  43. Those 2 B Owls are so cute Eileen.

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

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

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

    All the best Jan

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

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

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