Saturday, February 29, 2020

Spotting Birds in the Wilds of Florida


It's a challenge sometimes but lots of fun too!


My youngest son said it was like playing 'I SPY'! Walking a trail and seeing what you can see along the way!

So here we go! Grab a bottle of water and wear your cap! Let's go hiking at Blue Run Park!


Tricolored Heron



Tricolored Heron


Tricolored Heron


Great White Egret


Great White Egret


Little Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron


White Ibis


White Ibis

I hope you've had fun! Did you see anything that you don't see at your house?


Hubby keeps me going and we sure have FUN! A special thanks to him this week!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.


32 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

And think of all the things you didn't even see. Sometimes I go on an insect hunting walk and it is incredible what you can find within a few steps. It is sad that so many people never take the time to connect with nature,

Ellen D. said...

Wow! These are beautiful birds! What an abundance of lovely nature you get to explore! Thanks for sharing!

Edna B said...

I love all your beautiful wildlife. We don't have these birds around here. So it's quite a treat for me that you share your photos. You have a wonderful day, (and hubby too!) hugs, Edna B.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You did a great job finding the birds and wildlife. I love all the herons,egret and the Ibis. The turtle photo is cute. Nice photo of your hubby! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Some of those birds do blend in with the scenery don't they? We so enjoy our blue heron at Grimmwood. He can be elusive as well. Enjoyed seeing Mr Lavender Dreams on the trail!

Debbie said...

awesome birds this week diane, and your captures of them are beautiful!! i like when they are surrounded by all of nature!! i see all of these except the ibis...some birding friends have seen them in the area, but i never have!!

3 cheers for the men in our lives, we have great partners!!

ps...is he wearing your pink hat?? a matching hat?? or is the light bad??

Anu said...

Hello. You saw so many different kind of beautiful birds. Great photos.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I don't think I've seen a Tri-colored Heron yet, but not sure I'd know the difference if I did. I believe the one we have here is a Great Blue Heron, and we saw our first Little Blue Heron the other day. We have the Great White Egrets here too, but I haven't noticed an Ibis yet. And we have the Suwannee Cooter turtle too! Four them in a row the other day. It is such fun to watch and see what birds will show up each day. Springtime seems to be bringing a new variety each day. So exciting to watch!! Love it!!! Thank you for sharing yours with us. I imagine the Blue River will have lots of interesting birds and other wildlife to enjoy. You are blesed to live near enough to go often!! What fun.

Sandra said...

the only thing not seen here is your hubby and the turtle. the others I see in our yard, but not the green heron. have to go to the preserve to see them

Ella said...

Your wildlife is so beautiful …
The White Ibis is a very beautiful bird!
Wishing you a nice weekend!

Tom said...

...you sure found some critter with long necks and one with a short neck. Enjoy your weekend.

Vee said...

I seldom see a heron, but sometimes if I look carefully and wait a bit, I will see one on a rock in the river. I have never seen a white ibis...such a strikingly good looking fellow!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Absolutely wonderful photos and so glad you shared them. . .especially the one of the turtle on the log!! I love it! Have a grand weekend!

Susie said...

Diane, I haven't seen any of those wonderful creatures at my house. Oh, I have one of those hubby creatures. :) I like "I spy" on your hikes. Such grand birds. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Terri D said...

I don't think I've ever seen an Ibis with a clean beak! They are usually dirty from poking into the soil. Great shots!

Jenn Jilks said...

Such a wonderful array!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a super area! My favorite is the little blue heron

RedPat said...

That is what makes Florida so special in the winter - the incredible bird life!

Ann said...

That was a fun hike. I don't see any of those birds around here.

happyone said...

Some of them were pretty well hidden.
Beautiful pictures.
Love the turtle.

Anonymous said...

Diane, what fun to play I SPY with you. I almost didn't see the first heron. That little turtle is adorable!

Linda said...

Great shots! I need to get back to the shore to see the wildlife there.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Nice variety!

Anni said...


Thank you for stopping by & linking up with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin this weekend Diane!

Sue said...

The only one that stops by our place is the Egret, beautiful birds you have shown, but best of all is who you enjoyed seeing them with.
Blessings,
Sue

Inger said...

Of course I see none of those critters here in the desert mountains. So please thank your hubby for getting you both out on these hikes, They are such TREATS!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Peek a boo, birds, I see you! And I see all of those guys over here on my patch! I just don’t get such good pictures of them too often ...your son is exactly right!

Jeanie said...

That egret with the open mouth? FOUR STAR! It should be enlarged!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Nice shots! We have the heron and Egrets but not the Ibis!

handmade by amalia said...

A fantastic hike, Diane. Thank you for that.
Amalia
xo

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I don't see turtles, ibis ibises?), blue herons, or egrets from my house. The other day I saw a seagull fly overhead. That's a rare sight. The coast is about 30 miles to the west, on the other side of a low mountain ridge.

Red Rose Alley said...

The White Egret and White Ibis are so graceful and lovely. They kind of look alike, don't they? There's just something about white birds that are so beautiful to me. You saw some wonderful birds at Blue Run Park, Diane. Thanks for sharing a few of your discoveries.

~Sheri