Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tuscawilla Park

Eileen at Viewing Nature with Eileen has done a few posts on the photos she took at this park when she visited Florida. So last Sunday we packed a picnic lunch and drove across town to spend the morning at this beautiful park. It’s over 34 acres and has a nice walking trail all the way around the large pond.

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And birds? There are SO many varieties of birds right there in the park.

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Look at these cute snowy egrets.

(one has mating plumage…oh my)

I was carrying my little Canon S100 point and shoot.

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These of this American White Pelican are right out of the camera.

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

35 comments:

Diane said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, I am glad you were able to visit this park. The birds are awesome. I love the Snowy Egrets, Pelican, Whistling Duck and the Ibis. Great photos and critter post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful.

Arlene said...

So pretty!! And at last the temps here are becoming more moderate so being outside is not asking for heatstroke!

ann said...

Most exotic; however, I will tell you that we do have egrets of some sort here and even pelicans. Yes, pelicans that populate the irrigation ponds and lakes here. They are quite common, a fresh water pelican. Have a great week end,Diane.

Jeannie Marie said...

It's amazing the birds that are here in Florida, I marvel at them all the time. Even the common laughing gull...they make me laugh!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable whistler sneaking into the last shot. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Glorious photos. You are lucky to have so many birds in a park near your home. I love the pelican shots - I do miss the pelicans of California. For some reason we have no pelicans up here - but 90 miles away in Seattle they do have them.

Linda H said...

Beautiful park. I love the white egrets... :)

Connie said...

What a lovely walk . . . thanks for letting us tag along :)
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love lakes and I love birds and of course I love taking photos--
but you did it all for me--thanks!!
smiles

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shots with your Sure Shot Diane!!! Love your suggestion of having a picnic!! I haven't done that in years!!! And I saw a whistler in your last picture!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great shots. I have this park on my to be visited list!

Susie said...

Diane, Great photos of so many nice birds. I was amazed at so many different ones in one shot. So good you took a picnic with you. I would say you and your husband truly enjoy nature. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely park to visit and you saw great birds at it. Have a wonderful weekend.

Carla from The River said...

Great photos. I love how you share Florida Nature with us. :-))
Carla

Christine said...

Very pretty lake with so many photogenic birds! TFS
Have a fun weekend!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
I love their pink beaks! what outstanding photos of these egrets and pelicans!
xo
Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, the pelican always fascinates me, and the snowy egret is so cute. What a great place to take some awesome pictures of wildlife and nature.

~Sheri

Maggie Ann said...

wow...what beauty! and your camera did a great job capturing everything..

Primitive Stars said...

Such great pictures of a wonderful Park.Blessings Francine.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great shots Diane, looks like a very pretty park!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pelicans make me happy!
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Kathy said...

Beautiful photos!

Anni said...

Beautiful birds!!! Terrific photos of the pelicans and the last one with the BBW Duck and ibis!!

I bet that park is so pretty.

Thanks for sharing your post link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Anni said...

Beautiful birds!!! Terrific photos of the pelicans and the last one with the BBW Duck and ibis!!

I bet that park is so pretty.

Thanks for sharing your post link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Diane, it's so nice to see all of the different species of birds in your amazing parks. You are lucky to have so many different places to choose from for your outings.

And birds galore....love them. Especially the egrets....I'm a fan.

Jen

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful place and gorgeous birds!

Judy

Rose said...

Love those pelicans...and wanted to tell you I love the cloud photo in your banner.

BeachGypsy said...

Your white pelicans are pretty! Ours are brown!

Roan said...

Your point and shoot managed some amazing shots!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's beautiful there and nice to see you visiting where she'd enjoyed herself so much as well :)

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Nice, nice photos Diane! Beautiful!

Marie C said...

Such wonderful photos. I know you had an amazing day there!

Art @ Home said...

Hey, I'm over here reading your posts, and your blog is not updating on my feed like it's supposed to do. I'll keep an eye on it. Has anyone else told you this?