Monday, March 25, 2019

Dyer Park, Winding Waters & Spanish River Park

Hello and Happy Monday!

I am taking you back to our Florida trip, on Jan 10th we went looking for a park in West Palm Beach called Winding Waters Natural Area. There are always signs warning about the alligators. 


A Loggerhead Shrike was a common bird seen at Dyer Park. 


We saw a large flock of Glossy Ibis while walking the loop trail at Dyer Park. On the left side of the top photo you can see the trail we walked. 



There must have been hundreds of Swallows, flying over the nearby landfill. This photo looks better if you click on the photo for a larger viewing. 



We walked a loop trail used mostly by joggers and walkers. Each day we were in Florida we racked up some steps walking. Below are some of the birds we saw during our walk, Wood Stork, Cattle Egret, White Ibis, Anhinga, Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Glossy Ibis, White Ibis with a Wood Stork and Moorhens and the Tricolored Heron. 




The Spanish River Park had a nice little nature trail. We did not see many birds, pretty plants a Palm Warbler and some colorful berries. 




Spanish River Park beach, to get to this beach we had to walk through a tunnel under the road. 


Spanish River Park Beach, Boca Raton Florida.





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


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!




Check out the links, 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.

61 comments:

  1. ...a beautiful spot to enjoy nature's beauty!

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  2. Hello,

    Wonderful shots from Florida. The Ibis looking very pretty, and so many swallows!
    Happy new week ahead!

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  3. Adoráveis e encantadoras fotos! Que tua semana seja linda! beijos, chica

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  4. We don't get to Florida often, I love your pics! Such beautiful places to walk and enjoy nature. The Ibis and swallows are beautiful -

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  5. You obviously really enjoyed your time in Florida and found some great places to walk.

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  6. The photos are wonderful. I am concerned at what one would do if you met an alligator. Are there park wardens around?

    God bless.

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  7. Florida is just so beautiful and you have captured it perfectly, postcar perfect. I thought of you at the bank on Friday. I parked with my nose to a pond. when I came out there was a sunning Anhinga, making little sounds, right in front of my car.

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  8. Wow! I love the beach scenes and that BIG flock of Glossy Ibis is amazing! We saw a flock of about 100 white Ibis this weekend. Of course LOVE your Shrike....since I've just finally seen one of those and know what it is now! heehee! The weather is fabulous now....come on back! Hugs, Diane

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  9. Hari OM
    Rather idyllic, I'd say! YAM xx

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  10. What fun, many steps, many shutter-clickings! So glad you shared them here...happy week to you!

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  11. What a great place to visit...that sure was a lot of swallows. and that is a great picture of the loggerhead shrike...

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  12. Beautiful bright skies in your photos. The Loggerhead Shrike is a gorgeous bird and this is the second blog that's featured a photo of it recently. I'd never heard of it before. Happy new week!

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  13. This is so fun Eileen ... and your travels here in our parttime State put us to shame. Almost every time you blog from here I find a new place to add to our must visit list. This day it is is two!

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  14. That loggerhead shrike sure is a pretty bird!

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  15. Wonderful shots! What a great trip that was.

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  16. Florida has so many wonderful nature areas to visit. It looks like you had a wonderful time walking in the parks to see all the birds and beautiful plants. Glad you did not encounter an alligator!

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  17. What a gorgeous spot to view all the nature. Fantastic photos!
    Have a wonderful day and new week.

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  18. Those Ibis are beautiful. Thank you for sharing these photos today.

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  19. Your Florida trip sounds heavenly... How long do you usually stay when you go there each year? We've toyed with the idea of heading south to FL somewhere for 2-3 weeks (or so) in winter (just to get away from winter a bit)....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. awwww, birds and more birds.

    ...been offline...trying to catch up.

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  21. wonderful scenes from a beautiful nature

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  22. That is an amazing number of swallows...& I am sure in real time the sky was exploding with them

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  23. The best part of visiting Florida in winter is seeing all of the birds. Thanks for showing them to us, Eileen!

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  24. Great place to be for Jan. 10. Many of those birds will be quite far north now.

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  25. The Loggerhead Shrike is favourite of mine, lovely Eileen.

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  26. Beautiful photos but the photo of the Shrike is stunning, what a lovely looking bird.
    Amanda xx

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  27. Goodness, so many swallows!
    I did enjoy your mosaics too.

    All the best Jan

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  28. Oh the alligators sound scary, but the photos are really nice. Happy Monday. Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much🌻love

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  29. You always encounter such great feathered friends, Eileen. Much better than gator encounters!

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  30. Love Florida! Makes me want to become a beach bum. Great birds!

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  31. So nice seeing all your beautiful photos. Must have been nice taking a break from winter!!

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  32. Eileen - enjoyed your park and beach, for different reasons. The park was clearly teeming with birds - I cannot imagine that many glossy ibis in one location - cool! Just today I saw a Northern Shrike near our lake - very busy eating insects! The beach looked deserted, just the way I like it! (And glad you did not see any alligators!) Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  33. Lovely collages from a nature filled walk!

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  34. Very nice images, really enjoyable!

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  35. It was wonderful that you saw so many birds in this a lovely area Eileen

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  36. I am always staggered by the amount of wildlife you see on your walks.

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  37. Hello,
    thanks for sharing these beautiful views!
    That's the power of the net: to share beauty from all around the world without travelling...
    The Shrike is also among my favourite birds, with that lovely black mask on its eyes!
    Have a nice week.

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  38. I love the way you introduce me to common birds in your neck of the woods that I have never seen - like that Loggerhead Shrike!
    Have a lovely week Eileen, happy birding!
    Wren x

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  39. so fun to visit and see the birds that we don't see here. your mosaics are so pretty, i think i see a "foot" in one of them?? hehehe

    the shrike is gorgeous, thanks for sharing this bird - one i may never see otherwise!!!

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  40. Loved seeing the Ibis. Interesting birds. Seeing all that beautiful water makes me want to plan a trip to Florida. :)

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  41. We saw our first Tree Swallows at the cabin this week. They are about two weeks early, strange after such a cold winter spell. Hope they can find enough insects to eat. Also saw the first Oregon Junco. It's nice hearing all the bird sounds. Winter always seems so quiet. - Margy

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  42. That looks like a special place to visit Eileen. That certainly was a lot of swallows in one place but the Loggerhead Shrike is my favourite today. Ttake care with all those alligators around.

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  43. It never ceases to amaze me the abundance of wildlife in Florida. You have captured it all beautifully. Thank you Eileen! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  44. Oh my gosh, your second photo is just precious, such a great capture. All of these photos are bringing me right there. Looks like a great place to spend time.

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  45. Hi Eileen, Neat photos, as always. I have got to hand it to you taking that trip in January to Florida. I think around Jan 10 was when we had that biggest snow in 30 years here in Seattle. Next year I've got to put Florida on my travel agenda! :-) It looks like you had a lot of great walks. Thanks for taking all the pics and sharing them with us. Thanks, too, for all your kind comments on my blog. I hope you have a happy rest of the week. Take care! John

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  46. Fantastic close up of the loggerhead shrike and the rest of your nature pics too, as always. My sister just got to Florida this afternoon but she's not one for nature except her fascination with gators continues.

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  47. You live in a wonder of wildlife, Eileen. :-)

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  48. Beautiful vievs with blue sea & sky - great birds. Have a nice week.

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  49. You always have the most magnificent nature shots! Lovely!

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

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  50. love bird and beach shots. nice moments 2 share!! ( ;

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  51. Golly all those birds. We all are lucky to see so many. I do like the Loggerhead and I have only seen once or twice
    MB

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  52. What a wonderfully beautiful place to visit!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  53. Me encanta vernir a verte Eileen, y admirar la naturaleza tan linda que compartes. Maravillosas fotos.
    Te deseo buena noche.
    Un abrazo.

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  54. Those innumerable swallows and the blue sky: gorgeous!

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  55. That's a great shot of all the swallows in the air! And the beach looks so relaxing.

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