Saturday, February 17, 2018

Seeing Spots!

On hike #10 at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, FL we saw an elusive Wood Thrush.

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It’s the first one we’ve seen here in Florida.

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We get so excited to see a bird we’ve never seen here before!

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It was down in the brush but it stayed put long enough to get a few pics.

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One more! (and thanks hubby for some of these close ups!)

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Then later we saw a Yellow-Rumped Warbler from the back!

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That was an easy ID!

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Then last night I ‘spotted’ this Northern Flicker high up in a tree.

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I only got two photos before it flew.

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Have you spotted anything unusual this week?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

42 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are all wonderful birds. The Thrush is a beauty! I like the cute Yellow-rump warblers and the Flickers too. Great series of photos.

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

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You guys got some wonderful shots!

Arlene Grimm said...

It is amazing how well birds can blend into their environment. I guess God planned it that way!:) I saw some daffodils blooming here yesterday and it really lifted my spirits. Spring is on the way.

Lea said...

Great bird photos! I especially like the Wood Thrush and the Flicker.
I looked in my bird book to see what a Yellow-Rumped Warbler looks like from the front and side - I might not be as lucky as you to get an easy ID!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Terri said...

Great sightings! Nothing but rain here, and I've had bronchitis for over a week and unable to get out. Hopefully soon.

Sandy said...

Wonderful photos. I love bird watching, but I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary lately.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of beautiful bird photos ~ love that little one with the yellow rump ~ what a fun adventure you both!

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Excellent clicking!!

laurie said...

such amazing photos, professional ,, wow,, you are such a talent.

ann said...

Fabulous photos!

Terra said...

The way your bird photos turn out amazes me, they are clear and colorful.

Jeanie said...

What a fun discovery, Diane! That's a treat -- and wonderful photos to prove your good sighting! Three cheers for you!

Vee said...

What a handsome little fellow Mr. Wood Thrush is!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Lots of bird sounds, but no sightings. Great photos. xo Laura

Debby said...

Beautiful. I want your camera!

Terri D said...

The only unusual things I spot are those that I see in your blogs!! Love these photos and the information you share!

happyone said...

Great bird series. The pictures are so crisp and clear.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What sweet birds!

Angie said...

That thrush certainly has some personality ... looks like he is giving you a little bit of an 'evil eye'! Out here, the animals are hunkered down since it is snowing non-stop. Due to get 6 - 12 inches!!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Great bird photos--love all of them--
and yes I did get some different photos myself this week--at a Farmers Mkt--
and one of a very hairy top hat chicken--his hair on the top of his head was sooo long that he kept shaking his head to see where he was going--(or she??)
the photo did not come really well--but is in my Di's workbasket site--
happy photo hunting this week--di

Hootin' Anni said...

That 1st thrush image is picture post card perfect Diane!

Thanks so much for linking in this week ... all of us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' appreciates your participation!

Susie said...

Diane, I love that pretty little thrush. The warbler was unusual. We have the flickers here too. It was fun to see your birds today. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Blondie's Journal said...

Amazing. Just amazing!

Jane x

Linda said...

Fun shots! You and your hubby make a good team!

Sandra said...

that first little bird is just plain old adorable. all the birds are great shots. i just read your about me story and enjoyed finding out about you. and that you have a lighthouse inside you home. LOL... you are centrally located and only an hour or so from each coast. and enjoying life. nothing better in our wonderful weather. i just heard the weather guy say in a few days we will be having record heat. oh no on that

Janey and Co. said...

I am always amazed by your wildlife shots...especially the birds.

Betty Crow said...

I've chased a thrush for days, but he is too illusive. I had to laugh at the warbler. He wanted to make sure you were able to identify him. :)

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

Yes, I did spot something unusual this week.....Annie left me a little surprise on my kitchen floor! LOL! I love the wood thrush...what a cutie! Great pictures!

Red Rose Alley said...

That sweet little Wood Thrush is so cute with its long legs. And the Yellow Warbler is a pretty one too. Haven't seen anything unusual lately. It's still very cold here, and the birds should be coming around soon. Oh, I DID notice the pink blossom trees already coming out in my town. : )

Have a lovely week ahead, Diane.

~Sheri

Ricki Treleaven said...

I always enjoy seeing photos from your walks, Diane. I did spot something unusual here yesterday afternoon briefly..... the sun!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful photos! Awesome wood thrush and yellow rumped warbler! Love the flicker too.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Great photos. I really like the little thrush. No unusual birds this week but I'm hoping to see a few more birds as it slowly inches closer to spring.

Jean Berryessa said...

Super photos. Looks like a beautiful walk.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful birds, Diane! I have mainly seen the usual magpies, blackbirds, and cute little chickadees this winter. I was excited to see a redheaded downy woodpecker for a few moments this week.

Carol Z said...

Always enjoy seeing your bird posts. I see you're reading Elly Griffiths. I discovered her books last year and really enjoy them. Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Oh, what lovely pictures! I so enjoyed seeing the sweet birds. And I have to tell you that I LOVE your header!

Hugs to you!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Diane! We did see some spectacular sights along the shore this weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

I think we have the Wod trush in Sweden A nice little bird, but shy.
Loeve the flicker which we don´t have :(

It's me said...

So sweet ...have a Nice week love Ria x ❤️

Lois said...

Beautiful closeups! I love seeing Yellow-Rumped Warblers.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I have never seen a Wood Thrush down here in south Florida. I'm sure that some come through or fly over us at night, but will keep my eyes open this spring.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! I'm grateful to see your pictures and must confess a little envious! Wonderful. (And the easy ID pic of the warbler made me laugh!)