Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dolphins on the Gulf Coast

As soon as we got out of the car at the boat ramp, we looked out and saw dolphins at play. 


I'm not sure how many there were but at least three came up at the same time.


It's hard to take photos of them because they are only out of the water for a split second.


But hubby and I both tried out best!


It's one of our favorite sightings!


It was a beautiful day and lots of people were out on the water!


 On our way home, we stopped at the Locks and this Limpkin walked right by us.


It was taking a little Sunday stroll,


so we got lots of neat photos of it.


We didn't hear it squawk today, Eileen! She has some videos on her blog of their crazy 'bird call'!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

33 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Happy 4th of July dear friend. Be safe and enjoy the meaning of this holiday.

Hugs

podso said...

You did pretty well with the dolphin photos. They are quick, but a thrill to see, aren't they? Hope you have a nice long weekend! Happy 4th.

Susie said...

Diane, You and your husband have such great adventure. Love the dolphins...you are right about it being quick sightings. Blessings for a great holiday weekend. xoxo, Susie

Ariadne said...

Ah dolphins so rare to see and catch a photo of.Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love watching dolphins play. If you use your iPhone to take pictures, you can keep your finger pressed on the button and it will take tons of pictures right in a row, so you might get a better shot of the dolphins.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love the dolphin sightings. One of my favorite sights to see in Florida, were the dolphins. Great captures. I like your Limpkin shots too, they are crazy loud birds. BTW, thanks for sharing my link.

Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I am sure it was exciting to see the dolphins. Nice bird shots too. Happy 4th.

Vee said...

I've got a whacked pileated woodpecker drilling his fool head off here! I must go searching for the limpkins' call. Take a video of those elusive dolphins! 🐬

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Dolphins are so special, love that you got some photos. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs!

Karen Ann said...

Dolphin sightings always seem magical, don't they? We don't get them around here unless they are very lost.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you saw dolphins, how delightful. They are such playful sea creatures. How funny that the limpkin walked right by you. You got some nice pictures of it.

I hope you are staying cool in that Florida heat, Diane. I'm trying to do the same here in California. : )

love, ~Sheri

Sandy said...

I never tired of seeing dolphins, but they are sooooo hard to photograph.

Kathy said...

How cool to see dolphins like that! I'm jealous. I've seen them only in an aquarium and it's nowhere near the same thing. As usual you got some great bird pictures. Hope you have a great weekend and holiday!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Yep--I have tried to get good photos of dolphins-but like you said--they are soo fast and only come out of the water part way and only for a second--
great photos though--
enjoy the moments, di

Carol Z said...

I'd love to see the dolphins swimming in nature. Maybe, next time in Florida. Have a great weekend!

Lea said...

Dolphins! Wonderful!
Great photos of the Limpkin!
Hope you are having a beautiful week-end!

Phil Slade said...

You did fine with the dolphin shots. Like you say, they don't make it easy. As for a Limpkin, I guess they are members of the ibis family?

happyone said...

I would have loved to see the dolphins. You did quite well with your pictures. : )

Gina said...

Diane, I can imagine how seeing the dolphins must just make your day. They are such joyful creatures! ♥

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my, what fun to see the dolphins - and a nice strolling bird. You find the most interesting things on your outings. Hope you weekend continues to be so wonderful. Hugs to you my friend.

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
How fun to see the dolphins playing! That must be some sight! I have seen many whales but only one dolphin....I sure love them though! Hope your summer is off to a good start....it's been rainy and humid here with lots of thunder storms. Have a good weekend,
xo
Linda

Connie said...

We went out sailing when we were in Florida and the dolphins were swimming all around us, it was so exciting and the only time that I have ever seen them in the wild.

Linda said...

You guys seem to be having the time of your lives!! I love reading about your adventures!!

Cherdecor said...

Those dolphins are pretty sneaky. I guess one would need a "rapid fire" camera to get their pictures. You have the best life! I love driving around with you and seeing all the neat birds and other animals.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw, some nice critter events

NatureFootstep said...

love dolphins, who does not :)

Great shot of the Limpin :)

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I'm late getting to visit with you, holiday company from Colorado, but want to wish you a happy week ahead and thank you for joining us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Oh to see a limpkin just stroll in front of me....what a day that would be for me. Jeaslous, I am.

And I too like to watch the dolphins at play. Actually guiding the ships along the channel either in or out. They're fun to watch.

Terri D said...

Dolphins are indeed hard to capture in photos! You got some good ones though! Love the Limpkin!!

Geraldine Helen Hartman said...

Such intelligent, magical animals.🚢

I hope you and your family have a beautiful July 4th. It was Canada's 150 birthday this weekend too.🐝

A Colorful World said...

How wonderful! Love the dolphins at play. Have a wonderful Independence Day.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotografías, besos

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Happy 4th July!
I've always wondered what it must be like to swim with dolphins. Great captures of the dolphins and the limpkin.
Have a wonderful week :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Limpkin love and dolphins -- what a wonderful day!