Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sightings close to home!

Real close! We watched these two White Ibis in our backyard a couple of weeks ago.

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A crow was watching them pretty close too!

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Hey….don’t leave mad! lol

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Up close…

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at the gold tee!

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Isn’t this a pretty bed of clover and an odd palm tree across the way?

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And then when we walked out front one evening we saw a Red Shouldered Hawk land on the gutter of the house across the street.

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It’s hard to get good photos in the evening with the low light.

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But this shows the beautiful feathers of the back of this majestic bird.

That’s one of the great things about living in Florida…

lots of wildlife even in your own back (or front) yard!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

And what a joy to get up early and watch the Royal Wedding! Our very best wishes for this beautiful young couple. God bless them!

26 comments:

Lea said...

Great photos of the Ibis, and I like the Hawk photos, too!
Have a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great series on the White Ibis and the Hawk. The hawk is a beauty!
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

Susie said...

Diane, You always get great bird pictures. My daughter Kathy would love walking with you. She is a true birder. She even join a bird watching club in here area. Blessings for a fun weekend, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So much nature right at your doorstep! We have had a few birds coming to the new feeders and are hoping more will come soon.

carol l mckenna said...

Hawk is awesome and lovely Ibis ~ great photos!

Happy Day to you,
C & Z

Cloudia said...

Wow! Great captures!

happyone said...

Nice shot of the hawk up on the roof. The second one is looking right at you.

Powell River Books said...

Hawks are so much fun to watch. - Margy

Stacey said...

You spot the prettiest birds! I love seeing them. :)

Tom said...

...that's a Sago Palm I believe.

Terri D said...

That hawk is SO gorgeous! Wow. We have flocks of Ibis that travel through the yards eating bugs. They are fun to watch!

Vee said...

Hawks do not hang out here so freely as they do down your way. 🙂 I have only seen a couple in my entire life.

Angie said...

You just made me realize - we don't see much clover out here in Montana! I do miss it! Lovely birds, especially the ibis. How wonderful to have them in your YARD!

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous hawk! Love the black and white with a bit of red in the first photos though!

Margaret Adamson said...

great otsee thebirds so close in your garden. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anni said...

As you say...fine feathered friends...in your OWN back yard! Wow.

I thank you for taking time to add your link to this post for us all at I'd Rather B Birdin'...much appreciated!

Phil Slade said...

Now that is highly impressive Diane. And slightly amusing to one whose garden birds are limited to mainly Goldfinch!

I would be thrilled to have an ibis or a large hawk in my yard, even more so to get pictures like that.

Betty Crow said...

I liked seeing the Ibis and the hawk! Hawks fascinate me. I don’t care how many good shots I have, if I see one I’m taking a picture. Interesting creatures. Happy Sunday!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

A hawk about the size of a turkey landed in our birdbath yesterday after strafing our birdfeeders. I about had a heart attack.

NatureFootstep said...

you have some neat wildlife around you :)

Debbie said...

nice captures of the ibis and the hawk, they are thrilling to see!! i hope you had a nice weekend!!!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitas fotos!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the photos of the Ibis, and the Hawk too.
Thanks for sharing them.

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

I can't imagine what it is like to see this magnificent creature in your own back yard! WOW!

Lorrie said...

I love the colouring on the ibis. What a special visitor to come to your yard.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I did the same thing as you a week ago Saturday! (And I think I'm still catching up on sleep, but it was worth it!). I agree with you about how wonderful it is to see these kind of birds so close to home!