Saturday, September 2, 2017

The lost Sandpiper

I'm sharing a few photos from my walks to the pond this week. We had a very unusual visitor! 


 A Sandpiper!


 He was on the golf course! 


We don't live on the beach. We live in North Central Florida so this was the first time I've ever seen a Sandpiper here. We've seen them at Canaveral National Seashore but not this far inland.


The Little Blue Heron flew in while I was there. He fluffed his feathers when he landed.


A pretty duck was in the water....


and a family of Moorhens.


But a Sandpiper? I never!!!!

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27 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

Maybe he/she was trying to get away from Hurricane Harvey? Also, I love the Open Library you mentioned but I can't get it to download to my Kindle which is on my pc and also on my tablet. It gets an error. Are you able to? Is it just certain books? Have a great Saturday!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Sandpiper is beautiful. Lovely collection of birds and photos. I always love the Little Blue Heron. Great seeing the family of Moorhens. There are some Sandpipers that are found inland, maybe the Solitary Sandpiper or a young Spotted? They are both found near streams or ponds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed. Have a great day.

Susie said...

Diane, You sure have some pretty photos. I like that the bird came to see you. Wonder if all the winds maybe blew him off course. That heron is adorable. Blessings for a fun filled weekend, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

You have the most beautiful places to view all the birds.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Great bird sightings, especially the Sandpiper, but it was fun seeing the Little Blue Heron again. Enjoy your weekend Diane, and I hope it is stress free.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a sweet Sandpiper. I don't see them around my neck of the woods.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend, Diane.

~Sheri

Connie said...

I would love to go walking with you. You always see amazing things along your adventures outside. Thanks for taking your camera along and sharing.
Connie :)

Jeanie said...

I guess you take water wherever you can get it! And it's certainly attracting the wildlife!

It's me said...

Lovely weekend....enjoy love Ria x ❤️

A Casa Madeira said...

I loved the birds.
Good entry for the month of September.
janicce.

Janey and Co. said...

How unusual! I enjoy seeing birds of any knid.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great selection of birds you saw, thanks for sharing your photographs. So nice to see the fluffed up heron and the sandpiper too.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Lea said...

How exciting to see a bird where you don't normally see it!
Have a great week-end!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So funny! I'm looking forward to watching those silly birds in less than a month now for our annual visit to the island! I love the sandpipers -- they are so amusing to watch. But then I'm fascinated by seagulls too haha!

Villrose said...

Lovely!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

He is sooo cute--to me a photo of the green heron today down on a dead tree on the river --only 2nd time I have spotted a green one down there!!
we just had a dousy of rain storm here--lots and lots of hard heavy rain--the retention pond is the fullest I have ever seen it!!!
enjoy the moments, di

A Colorful World said...

Seems nature is always full of surprises! Loved your shots of the golf course sandpiper.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sandpipers are my favorite of the shorebirds. Maybe he is displaced by weather. Your photos of the other feathered friends are great. Have a nice holiday. ♥

Linda said...

Nice shots of the birds and pond. Interesting that the sandpiper came for a visit.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That sandpiper just wanted to check out the gorgeous area you live in :)

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

How wonderful that you had a sandpiper visitor. xo Laura

Cherdecor said...

The hurricanes may be disorienting the birds right now. If I lived on the east coast, I am sure that I would be disoriented about now. I pray that Irma will go away. Stay safe down there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wonder if the storms blew that little shorebird off coarse and onto your (golf) course! Nice sightings all around!

podso said...

You'll have to see if you see that little sandpiper again. Maybe he hopped a ride from the beach!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a cute little bird - seems lots of places are getting misplaced birds these days. There is a swallowtail seagull in the Seattle area - they are usually in the Galapagos Islands. Lots of people are flocking there to get photos and are disturbing the poor bird. I'm happy to just see the photos of it - it is gorgeous. Plus it is a long, ugly drive to Seattle - 3 to 4 hours to go 90 miles - no thank you.

Love the Little Blue Heron - I'd never seen one before. Wonderful photos.

Hope your Labor Day is fabulous my dear.

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed seeing all the pics in your blog:)