Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beach Birds at Canaveral National Seashore

We drove over to the beach with our picnic and snacks (and water)packed in the ice chest to spend the day!

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And it was gorgeous! Perfect weather….80s with a light breeze, nice and cool blowing off the ocean.

We walked and walked, picking up pretty shells. (I’ll show you those later) We don’t carry a camera on the beach for obvious reasons. (we usually get WET! lol)

But hubby had his phone with him and snapped off a few pics to share. He’s been enjoying your sweet comments on his photos. (me too!)

These are Willets

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and these are Sanderlings.

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That’s our best shore bird ID guess!

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I stood on the boardwalk and took these of a pretty seagull that flew over and then landed nearby.

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I know I was ‘leaning’ looking up!

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He was so nice to stop and pose for me!

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He looked rather comical.

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Maybe showing off for the camera?

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What do you think?

Canaveral National Seashore

…one of the things we like best about Florida!

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(this is the photo hubby took with his phone and I cropped for my new banner)

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the beach and the Canaveral Seashore. Pretty captures of the Willets and Sanderlings and the Gulls. Looks like a great day to be at the beach! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks also for the comment on my post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Jeanie said...

Those Willets are really wonderful. So is that beach!

Ella said...

Can not wait for summer to go to the beach!
I can see the seagulls every day, but I also want to hear the sound of the sea, to taste the salt air and of course to swim!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs!

Mildred said...

The weather looks delightful and I love all of the pictures. The one makes a great header for your blog.

Lea said...

Fun!
Great photo, too
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandra said...

i love to watch all of these sea birds running to and fro and wading/fishing/soaring.. the peace just flows from the water and sunshine and the noise the gulls make is peaceful to me also.. that gull is really showing off for the camera

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beach birds make me smile! I love to watch them. Good photos Sis!!

Sandy said...

I think he WAS posing for you. I took a stroll on the beach this week as well. The Canaveral area is so pretty!!! Definitely one of the best things about Florida. The photos are great.

Betty Crow said...

Wonderful shots of the birds on the beach. I enjoy the ocean, but haven't been in a couple of years. I think I need to plan a trip.

Susie said...

Diane, One day I expect you and your husband to print up a bird book. You sure know a lot about them. I love the little birds darting in and out of the water ...the seas must be bringing them some food. Blessings to you and your hubby , xoxo, Susie

Inger said...

That bird is struttin. Love your hubby's pictures and yours too. With this you made me miss the ocean.

Tom said...

...this beach bum wishes he was there!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great photos of the sand, water, and birds. What a beautiful place to walk.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

The beach, or any beach, is my favorite place on earth! Love the great sights and the shore birds. They are funny, but watch out for your sandwich. Little thieves they are! ♥

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous shore and beach shots!

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

Victoria said...

Great photos, I think the seagull ones are my favorites. He definitely looks like he's posing for you!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love all those beach photos--can't believe I live this close to the beach and can't get there very often--my friend and I almost went to day--until we looked at how rough the river was and how hard the wind was blowing --and decided it was not a great beach day-
Hubby takes nice photos with his camera--thanks--
enjoy,di

Lowcarb team member said...

That beach and the Canaveral Seashore look great, and I like your new banner photograph.
Great shots of the seagull, he looks a great character!

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Vee said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect day!

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous beach shots! Such a beautiful place. Love the birds too.

Angie said...

LOVE the new banner! (That's for your hubby ...)

Of COURSE the seagull is posing ... with a little bit of prancing mixed in! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Yep. Sanderlings and Willets. And if I'm not mistaken, a Ring-billed Gull. Shame you didn't see the owl but keep trying.

Anni said...

You just can't beat spending time on the beach on such a perfect day!! Beautiful!

I'm sending my thanks to you for sharing your blog photos with us bird lovers this weekend. It's our privilege to visit you from I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Someone has to live here. Might as be us.

happyone said...

I would enjoy walking along shore line. The pictures sure are pretty.
I will check out those shoes. Thanks.

Carla from The River said...

I would love to come for a visit. This looks like a perfect place. I do like Mr. Seagull. What a silly.
Carla

Linda said...

It was a perfect day for you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this!!! Perfect beach weather and perfect pictures of your day there.

It's me said...

Happy spring ....love from me Ria x ❤️

Jenn Jilks said...

I saw a seagull flying over the house the other day. It was amazing. It means the lakes are thawing!

(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Cherdecor said...

You had great temperatures to be at the shore today. I walked across the street to visit my neighbor who has returned from spending winter in Florida. She is not happy with our weather here. It has snowed three times since she came home. "Be patient," I told her. Hot weather will be here before we know it. Enjoy your weather!

Pam Jackson said...

Yep...it was really nice of him to pose for you. Great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

love to see the vaders. As I live inland I don´t see many of them :( Love your beach with wildlife!

Janey and Co. said...

The Willets were my favorites to watch on our morning beach walks.