Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tuscawilla Park

We love this park but haven’t been in awhile.

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We thought of you when we were there, Eileen! (she visited this park when she was in Florida)

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It was surprising to see lots of different birds….

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not the usual birds we’ve seen in the past.

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We even saw a Belted Kingfisher fly by and land in a tree across the way.

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It’s nice that hubby has a good zoom on his camera!

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Don’t you LOVE these Seagulls?

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Lots of posing…

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and flying!

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And even a photo bombing when hubby was trying to photograph a Great Blue Heron. A Gull flew by just as he clicked!

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We both had our cameras clicking!

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

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and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

34 comments:

Sandy said...

Pretty walk. Love the belted kingfisher.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I remember walking around this park a few years ago. It was really nice. I love seeing all the birds, the Cormorants, Gulls and Heron are all wonderful. The Kingfisher is a great bird and wonderful photo. Thank you for linking and sharing your post. I also appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Sandra said...

lovely park, i have seen all of these birds here but not the kingfisher. he is certainly exotic looking. our weather is perfect this time of year

Tom said...

...I haven't seen a Kingfisher in years, thanks!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for all of your photographs.
It looks a lovely park, I enjoyed my walk with you.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

You two have shared some amazing photos. Enjoy the weekend.

Jeanie said...

I see Kingfishers at the lake now and then. At least I think I do! Beautiful photos and how wonderful you both enjoy shooting!

Arlene Grimm said...

Beautiful Diane...I always enjoy seeing your nature photos.

Irma said...

Beautiful park is this.
Very beautiful this kind of kingfisher, which we do not see in the Netherlands.
Best regards, Irma

carol l mckenna said...

Oh beautiful nature shots! Beautiful park too!

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

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty park! Love that you keep photographing these amazing birds to share with us!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It looks like a lovely park. You both got some great shots of those birds.

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous birds! What a wonderful park!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) What a lovely park, and you took some beautiful pictures of the lake, the gorgeous Belted Kingfisher with the crazy but wonderful hairdo, the gulls and Egrets, and photo bomber photo made me smile.:=)

Jenn Jilks said...

I've ALMOST gotten a photo of a kingfisher! Good work!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Phil Slade said...

Those long lenses do come in handy. Especially so for smaller size birds. Good work in capturing that Belted Kingfisher.

Terri D said...

A lovely park and WOW to all those birds!

Susie said...

Diane, You certainly have a great assortment of birds there. Love that pretty kingfisher. Seagulls in Florida are like starlings here. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. Emma is in Florida...wish you could see her.

Connie said...

Pretty park and lovely walk . . . I think it is wonderful that you and your husband love walking and exploring your area together. I am hoping that when my Steve finally retires, that I can get him to walk with me. It is so good for your health and getting out in the fresh air looking at nature is the number one way to relieve stress.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love seeing the critters! Very pretty!

Victoria said...

I love the caption on the last photo. I often wonder what birds and animals are thinking about us as we take their photos...although sometimes I think maybe it's better that we don't know!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I had a big bird photo bomb me this afternoon when I was out in our parking lot photographing the Thunderbird jets doing their air show down the road--those birds think they can fly anywhere and anytime they want!!!
great photos--
enjoy, di

happyone said...

What a great walk. Love the kingfisher. I used to see them when I walked around the lake where we used to live.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a pretty place and you took such wonderful photos of the birds! Love the last photo with the caption!

Angie said...

Love the last shot with the speech bubble. Hilarious!

Kathy said...

Wonderful pictures as usual. Such a pretty place to take pictures of the birds. Thanks for your help identifying the "mystery" bird on my blog.

BeachGypsy said...

Nothing better than a nice long walk on a pretty and sunny day! I love when you take us along to see your sights. We vist quite a few of your parks when in Florida because when you travel with two dogs, we have to find a place to walk them. Not just for them "doing their business" but so they can also enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and all the fun things to see and TO SNIFF AND SMELL, ha ha LOL. We liked all of the parks we've been to, some very small city/town parks and some large ones like that big one in Orlando. (the name escapes me now, sorry) We also so love our parks here in Charleston. Buying a year pass pays off very very quickly, for our county parks. I'm trying to remember when we last visited a State Park, maybe when we evacuated for a hurricane, maybe??---not sure.There is also a State Park in Myrtle Beach we really enjoy. Do y'all go to any State parks there? I also love the Tennessee State parks.

Jill Harrison said...

looks like a lovely park for a visit. Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by my blog last week.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Love the Kingfisher!

Debbie said...

i love seagulls, they are home for me!! the kingfisher is a beauty. and although they are in this area, i have never seen one. beautiful captures of nature!!

have a wonderful sunday!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

A lot of high flyers today. Any park with anhinga-cormorant buddies is a good park.

Betty Crow said...

Looks like a very nice place to walk. Love all the birds, but the photo bombing gull made me laugh. Love that you posted it.

Zaa said...

How lovely to capture such fabulous pictures of the birds... I think maybe they were posing for you and your hubby ...Such a peaceful walk... filled with bird antics...What fun !!!..Happy Easter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so envious of the Kingfisher photo! All your (and hubby's) photos are good as always, but I have tried for years to get a good picture of a Kingfisher...we see them fairly often here and in Oregon and points between, but every time I put the camera up to my eye they fly away.... every.single.time!!! Thanks for the lovely pictures ... and this Park looks like an amazing place to walk.