Monday, January 28, 2019

Green Cay Nature Center

Happy Monday!

I have heard about the Green Cay Nature Center and boardwalk being a great place for seeing the birds up close. Hubby and I visited twice during our recent trip to Florida. The Nature Center looks over 100 acres of wetland and has 1.5 miles of elevated boardwalk. 




The Painted Bunting is one of my all time favorite Florida birds, they are beautiful. 



While walking on the Green Cay boardwalk you will see birds any direction you look. If you are a birder or not, this is a great place to visit.  The Glossy Ibis posed nicely for me.




We saw a few Green Heron, some times 2-3 rather close to each other.  


I love the fluffy look on this Anhinga.  



This is the Purple Gallinule, easily to id by the blue spot above the red and yellow bill.  



Some Green Cay waders we saw on the top row, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Tricolored Heron. Bottom row the Little Blue Heron, Green Heron and the Great Blue Heron.  




Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

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I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.

As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

33 comments:

  1. We absolutely loved our visit to Green Cay a couple of years ago. We went later in the season, obviously early would be great too. I would LOVE to back to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  2. The Green Cay Nature Center looks like my kind of place to visit.
    Oh my the buntings . . . I would love to see.
    Thank you for sharing Eileen!
    (FYI, my email is down. I cannot receive/answer.)

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like the painted hunting too. We don't have them here yet...another couple weeks. The female is just as oretty...all a bright green.

    My favorite today is the glossy ibis!

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  4. Si, son hermosas esas aves, las zancudas siempre me llaman la atención y ese Ibis una belleza, en mi país Chile su capital tiene un aviario y ahí pude conocer muchas y tomar fotos al Ibis rojo...

    Gracias por dejar tu mensaje en mi portal.
    Feliz lunes

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  5. The birds from the second photo also delight me. The others are also beautiful, and I love the ibis for its downward curved beak. Best wishes and have a nice week.

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  6. Oh so beautiful ~ the mosaics of photos and the wild life captured in photos so well ~ Love that painted bunting!

    Happy Monday to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Interesting birds from a different part of the country. The Painted Bunting is very sweet
    MB

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  8. Thank you very much for your words, looking for new looks and how I like everything about nature is that I look for a blog that also publishes of it, as well as my poetry that is my main work and that agreed with all the other interests that I develop, like they are the paintings and manual arts

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  9. oh eileen, what a great variety of birds and your images are GORGEOUS!!!

    the purple gallinule, (never heard of it) and the glossy ibis were real favorites, maybe because i have never seen them. how wonderful, to see these out in the open, in their natural habitat!!

    oooooh and i just remembered the buntings, ok, they may be my all time favorite. you captured great images!!!

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  10. Ooo - so inviting! Plus it looks lovely and warm.

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  11. Holy cow look at the beak on the Ibis. The painted bunting has got to be one of the most colorful birds, looks like it was playing paintball.

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  12. What a variety of colourful birds.

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  13. A treasure trove of birds, Eileen!

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  14. Beautiful photos as usual - a wonderful place for a walk with birds.

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  15. What a fun day you must have had at the nature center. Such beautiful birds and some that you don't have in your area.

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  16. Such a wide variety of beautiful birds. The Painted Bunting is very pretty, I have never seen one before. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening and a wonderful new week.

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  17. Looks a very nice place to visit.
    I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs, the Painted Bunting has such wonderful colourings.

    All the best Jan

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  18. What a wonderful looking nature center! Florida really does have the best birds of all the states. The painted bunting is gorgeous. I never saw one in person and enjoyed your photos of it, Eileen.

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  19. lol. love the anhinga shot too :) Really cool looking!

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  20. The painted bunting almost looks like something a kindergartner would color...they just don't look real. I am with you in that I so love them. I would love this place...

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  21. Eileen - truly a birder's paradise. In the second mosaic, I chuckled to see the Painted Bunting peeking around the bird feeder. Adorable. Thanks for sharing the abundance of bird life with Mosaic Monday readers, especially those of us still in the throes of winter!

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  22. Hi Eileen
    Wow, you shot the Glossy Ibis and the Green Heron are brilliant.

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  23. Thanks for dropping by and I love the email. I can see little paint ball helmets on those birds, lol. Why not come back and link up?

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  24. Looks like a wonderful place to visit with an abundance of birds..Lovely pictures..The painted bunting is beautiful..so colorful..have a good day..

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  25. Oh wow! These are great shots. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Painted Buntings.

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  26. Beautiful! I love elevated boardwalks, I'd very much enjoy walking on that one.

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  27. Amazing pics.Loved the post.
    Greetings.

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  28. Oh that looks like a wonderful place to walk and observe the glories of God's creation. I'd love to see a painted bunting in person, so to speak. And I'd love to walk that boardwalk all the way to the end and back!!

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  29. Fantastic visit Eileen. I liked to scroll it with your photos.
    Good wednesday.
    Besos.

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  30. Green Cay looks my sort of place Eileen. I can imagine that as you say, it isn't essential to be a birder to enjoy the surroundings. Love the painted bunting pictures, the herons too. Hope your snow stops soon; we are in for more tomorrow.

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  31. Love the beautiful blue skies

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  32. It is beautiful! The painted buntings are adorable, mind you, our critters are so dull, for the most part, at this time of year.

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