Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring is a Wild Time in Florida!

We have so many birds that migrate through Florida and Springtime is the perfect time to see unusual sights!

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I’ve seen several Eagles in the past couple of weeks.

When I was walking across the parking lot at the Farmer’s Market last week, I saw an Eagle flying in and out of a large flock of Egrets.

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I guess he was saying ‘stay out of my territory’!

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AMAZING!

I’m glad I had my good camera with me. I ‘threw’ my fresh fruit and veggies in the trunk and grabbed my camera. Florida strawberries….don’t get smushed by the sweet potatoes! lol

I drove over to Sholom Park which is right next door and as soon as I got out of the car, I saw a flock of dark birds HIGH in the sky!

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I think they are Coots! Which is pretty amazing!

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Migrating Coots!

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I also saw a pair of Swallowtail Kites at Sholom. YAY! They are nesting there again this year!

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One of the signs at Sholom Park.

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(up close)

It was a beautiful day to be out and about!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

27 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Every day is a good day to look up at the birds.

Susie said...

Diane, So exciting seeing the eagle...I thought it odd he was flying around the egrets...was he sizing them up for lunch? :):) I love the sign at the park. Blessings for a fabulous weekend, xoxo, Susie

Betty Crow said...

Great in-flight shots! Love the poem on the sign. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the sign and message. Awesome sighting of the eagle. Love the flock of egrets too. Could the darker birds be Cormorants? I would love some fresh Strawberries, yum! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I also appreciate your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That blue sky and the birds, gorgeous!

Stacey said...

I just consider it a gift from God when I get to see animals in nature! I know you do too. :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Amazing captures of the Coots in flight. Lovely poem too! Have a happy weekend!:)

Terri D said...

That sign is profound! Wow. The photos are wonderful and Eagles always fascinate me. Thanks for sharing your photos AND your knowledge!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great shots Diane, thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

It's me said...

Beautiful....have a Nice weekend love Ria x ❤️

Carla from The River said...

I just love your photos. I am so happy you grabbed the camera.
Fresh strawberries, oh my, I am a wee bit jealous!

Debbie said...

wow, wow, wow!!! how did you do this...your in flight captures are just amazing. and a bald eagle, how thrilling!!!

Boopnut said...

Fun, fun! I am not so smart about birds, but enjoy your posts!
Blessings!
Deb

Angie said...

You can replace the strawberries, but you might not see these birds again for a while, especially since they are migrating ... I think you prioritized well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very nice Diane! Wonderful pictures. The kites are just starting to come back here -- I see them, but could never get such a good picture.... thanks for this.

BeachGypsy said...

Love the picture of the eagle flying!! Yesterdays flowers-- could they be lenten roses???

Linda said...

Great shots! A large part of being a good photographer is having a camera available for great opportunities like this.

Phil Slade said...

Yes, spring is a great time to watch visible migration. I'd love to see a Swallowtail Kite.

I think your coots are cormorants Diane.

No English strawberries here yet, just migrants from Spain!

Anni said...

Around here coots are year 'round! They're everywhere. I don't think I've ever seen this number in flight tho!

For sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin', I thank you!!

Karen Ann said...


Something so inspiring about seeing an Eagle - great shots! It's still cold here in Connecticut - unbelievable. I envy your beautiful sunny warmth!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful seeing those birds. Great photos

NanaDiana said...

Leaving FL---next stop---Wisconsin for some of them! We have not seen any returning flocks yet...but I did see a robin perched in the snow yesterday- xo Diana

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love our wildlife photos. That eagle is something else! Wow.

Jeanie said...

I love the arc of those birds. Do send some north soon!

Andrea said...

Oh you are so lucky to see them! And your photos are great, they have different formations while flying. The pictures are very well taken.

Zaa said...

You surely do take in the beauty of nature ... The bottle tree blossoms are gorgeous ... and following the birds formations in the sky is lovely past-time...Nice photos.....Thanks you for sharing the beauty...Hugs

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely shots of the birds, Diane, I loved them.
Amalia
xo