Monday, May 28, 2018

Florida Favs!

Let’s hear it for the BIRDS!

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Most people hope to see Flamingos when they come to Florida and it is thrilling to see them in the wild.

But also pretty neat to see them at Homosassa Wildlife Park. They feed them a special diet that enhances their beautiful colors.

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My sweet cousin Cindy and I spent the day there last week and that was extra special. Come back SOON, Cindy!

My favorite bird, the Roseate Spoonbill was in a different location and it allowed us to get up close and personal with them.

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And take lots of photos!

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Look at his feathers!

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It was ‘lunch time’ so we got to see what was on the menu!

I did a post with Manatee pics HERE if you missed it!

It was a beautiful day! A bit of rain now but nothing bad here.

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Happy Memorial Day!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

32 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Those flamingos are so beautiful!! That plumage is amazing. Happy Memorial Day to you as well.

Tomoko said...

What beautiful flamingos they are! Their gorgeous color and the elegant figures are so special. The Roseate Spoonbill's bill is fun and so cute.Do you see me smiling to them? I visited your post of the wild park with your cousin. That also looks fun!
I am pleased to see you again. I had been away from my PC for a while.
Have a wonderful new week!

stardust said...

What lovely mosaics of Flamingos and Roseate Spoonbills! Now I understand there is special diet behind the Flamingo’s beautiful colors, which made me remind the various colors of Japanese Koi carp depend on foods they are fed.

Yoko

Maggie said...

Amazing colourful plumage indeed but not sure about the dinner entree!
Happy MM!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful photos and mosaics. I love the pretty flamingos. The Spoonbills were a favorite Florida bird for me too. I love the last mosaic with the water and trees, lovely. Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your day and new week ahead.

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous flamingos and spoonbills. Their colouring really is amazing. Florida is filled with wonderful sites and I'm happy to see them through your blog, as I don't know when we would ever return to your state. Someday, perhaps.
Visiting the park with your cousin would have been fun.

Have a great week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm a Flamingo fan and collector! I need a trip to Florida to see some in person for sure!! Good pics Sis!

Patsy said...

I have not seen the Spoonbills before, great on the flamingos.

Sarah said...

Flamingos have always amazed me with their unique color. I've only seen them in a wildlife park, never in the wild. The Roseate Spoonbill is new to me. Fascinating!

Connie said...

Those flamingos are so beautiful! They certain say Florida . . . happy Memorial Day to you too :)

Mary Cromer said...

All of the journeys to Florida and also living there for 2 years in the past, I have always wanted to see two things in the last several visits...a Manatee in the wild and a Rosette Spoonbill. I have seen neither in captivity, or the wild...yet. The image share are marvelous my dear friend~

happyone said...

Beautiful birds. Fantastic colors.

Terri D said...

It is always fun seeing flamingos! The spoonbill is beautiful too! You do find the best places for photos!!

It's me said...

Have a Nice week.....love Ria x ❤️

Linda Walker said...

Beautiful flamingos Diane! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! xx

laurie said...

Oh my gosh aren't they amazing, beautiful!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the Flamingos are fascinating to look at. Such a beautiful bird, indeed. The Roseate Spoonbill is unusual looking, and I've never seen it before. She's so pretty with her rose colored feathers.

Happy Memorial Day, Diane.

~Sheri

Gillena Cox said...

The Flamingos are beautiful . Happy mosaic Monday. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much love...

Linda H said...

Ooooh, I LOVE flamingos! Their colouring is so beautiful! Lucky you to have them nearby...

Linda said...

Looks like fish make you beautiful!

Linda said...

Oh, my goodness!!! Such gorgeous pictures of those beautiful birds!!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitas aves, preciosas fotografías!!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Diane; OMG, your first picture of flamingo caught my eyes instantly as I haven't seen one before and spoonbills, neither :-)
Oh, they are given special diet that enhances their beautiful colors ♧♧♧
I enlarged and enjoyed the collage of Spoonbills; yes, great feather♪ My husband looked interested in their food p;-)

Thank you SO much for your sweet comment.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh yeah, I loved those birds! The greatest park ...(the birds are sort of semi-wild, don’t you think?). The owl that you saw in my second-to-last post was at Homossasa too, by the way.

Debbie said...

we have been having torrential rains here, i feel like i need to build an ark! the flamingos are GORGEOUS, the colors are so outstanding!! the spoonbills are so pretty as well, i am loving those little tiny curls!!!

BeachGypsy said...

Ive been on a little blog break to celebrate our wedding anniversary,,,, and also my birthday! I've been reading though! I'm so glad you got to spend that time with your cousin Cindy! I loved the wildlife park pictures and the manatees are such neat creatures, aren't they? I love your post that's up.....I love flamingoes! They are so pretty. I love these pictures you got! Is your cousin still there? i hope y'all got a nice long visit. It's sure getting hot here, how about there? Soon it will be too HOT TO EVEN GO OUTSIDE!! Summers are brutal here, just like there. But winters and Falls and springs are just so perfect to enjoy!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful flamingos - the first photo is stunning - bird looking like an exotic flower!

Angie said...

The color of the flamingos is just out of this world. Yes, let's hear it for the birds!

Angela said...

The flamingos are beautiful. You got some great pictures of them!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What awesome colored 'feathered friends' ~ can see why you enjoyed your visit and took such lovely photos!

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

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, those flamingos are just so beautiful.

All the best Jan