Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sights around Blue Run Park


I know this is a super busy time for everyone so I'll be brief! 


And share some of the beautiful nature scenes we saw on our last hike at Blue Run Park.


When we see families I ask to take photos. I told this young lady that she was the best dressed for an outing!


The Withlacoochee River


Turtles on the river!


Great Blue Heron


Great White Egret hiding in the ferns.


A pretty Warbler


We are seeing big flocks of all kinds of Warblers now!


Hermit Thrush


The Hermit Thrush was the biggest surprise of the day! He's not one of our regulars!


*Holiday Hugs*

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE 
 
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

 


27 comments:

Tom said...

...the turtles are my favorite, I see very few here!

Gayle said...

Great captures. Gotta love the great blue heron.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

What a pretty view of the river. The birds in Florida are always wonderful. I love the cute warbler and the Thrush. The turtles are cute too. Great post and I enjoyed your photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Sue said...

What a beautiful park, your photos are spectacular, I am amazed at your knowledge of birds! I can only imagine the sounds as you walk!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Sue

Sandra said...

the lady dressed I pink is perfect for her bike riding, she can be seen. also the thrush and the warbler are about as perfect as perfect can get. precious little birds

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Marvin saw our great blue heron the other day at Grimmwood. It had been a while since he had visited. Love the pretty young lady all styled up for exercise. Maybe I would exercise more if I had that pretty outfit.:)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Even as a dedicated birder the girl in pink takes the prize today.

Debbie said...

you see a lot of beautiful birds on your walks!! the big birds are always my favorites but the warbler and the thrush are gorgeous!!

that woman surely is the best dressed biker. she looks so happy!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That egret couldn't hide from you. Lovely photos, have a good weekend.

Kim said...

Lovely photos, Diane! And also saw your barred owl posts. My goodness, what luck! We only ever hear owls, and only at night. I consider that special. I can't imagine seeing one! I think I'd faint from joy! Happy Saturday!

Susie said...

Diane, You see the best things on your hikes. I hope the birds sing to you when you spot them. Blessings for a great Christmas season. xoxo,love, Susie

RedPat said...

It is always wonderful to see the birds but seeing turtles in the wild is a treat!

Vee said...

She is beautifully dressed and so pretty, too. I am amazed that you found all those birds hiding as they were...

happyone said...

Lots of beautiful pictures of the birds but my favorite is the turtles.

Terra said...

I love that river and the turtles and birds.

Linda said...

Lovely scenery, great bird photos!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Beautiful place. I wish my knee would hurry up and heal so that I can get out and do some hiking. We have had some perfect hiking weather here in Georgia. xo Laura

Edna B said...

I love the photos. I really do enjoy going along with you on these nature hikes. Thank you for sharing. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Terri D said...

It looks like it was a beautiful day for hiking! Beautiful photos, as always!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Amazing photos as always!! I especially like the on of the turtle on the log!! Well done! Have a grand day!

Anni said...

After untying my tongue from saying that River's name...I can now say you found some Terrific birds.

Sorry for being tardy visiting today. Internet connection issues. Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin

Unknown said...

Oh look at those turtles!! I just love all your photos. 😊 Kit

Ann said...

Wonderful photos. That woman was a good sport to let you take her picture. I like her outfit

handmade by amalia said...

I'm so impressed with the turtles. I wouldn't have thought that they would dare.
Amalia
xo

Lowcarb team member said...

Love, love, love all of your photographs but I think the turtles are my favourite.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn’t it great to be in Florida in DEcember! Wonderful hike and birds.

betty-NZ said...

Thanks for sharing your sights with us. It's good to be outside whenever the weather permits.


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