Saturday, July 3, 2021

Do you see what I see?


 It's a two tailed bird....right?


Up on the top of Bluebird of Happiness Hill!


Or a bird with a VERY large head!!!

Walk slowly so we don't scare it away.


And take LOTS of photos because you may never see this again!


Then right before your eyes, you blink and everything becomes clear!


YOU look very odd to US too, hiker with the pink cap!!!


There were lots of Doves perched here and there on this particular hike on the Florida Trails.


And now we need to pick up our pace.


We don't want these Buzzards to think we are easy pickings! heeheehee!


Every hike is different. No matter how many times I hike this same particular section of the Florida Trails.


😃 NEWS FLASH!!!! 😃

I'm going to take a blog break for the rest of this month. We have some things we need to get accomplished and I won't be on the computer much at all. I'll miss you and look forward to hearing all of your news when I get back! 

Have a wonderful month of July! 

Be back before you know it! 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’. 


51 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Cute post on the doves and vultures. You do have some great sightings on your walks.
I hope you have a great month of July. Happy 4th of July! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, I appreciate the visit and comment.

Tom said...

...and don't blow away in a storm.

Edna B said...

Wonderful photos! We'll miss your posts, and see you when you get back. Hugs, Edna B.

Lea said...

Great photos!
Enjoy your time off!

Rain said...

Cute post! :) Those buzzards don't look to intimidating...not like the cartoon Looney Tunes lol! ;) Enjoy your blogging break! :)

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy July Away Time!
Wow! Great capture.

Martha said...

Enjoy your blog break! Keep your eye on Elsa this weekend and have a happy 4th. :)

Betty said...

That was cool. I had to look many times to see what was real. Hope you have some nice downtime from blogging.

Haddock said...

Like the way those buzzards stoop and look.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I thought that was an odd bird as well Diane. good luck on accomplishing your goals this month. We will miss you.

MadSnapper said...

we all need the blog break sometimes, it is about time for me to do one. the list is growing again. I love doves, these are really funny and cute

Susie of Arabia said...

Those first few photos really made me look closely at what I was seeing!

Marcia said...

Knew something was amiss in those first few photos but what a capture!

Enjoy your break!

bill burke said...

Great captures of the birds, very nice to see. Enjoy your break!

This N That said...

Enjoy your break!!.I should do that as well...Really running out of topics and pictures..Stay away from those Buzzards..

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Great pictures of the doves. I always like to see how they perch and just watch us. I wonder what they are thinking. And then the vultures...well, I don't really WANT to know what THEY are thinking! And yes, I step lively when I see them giving me the eye. Hope whatever you are doing is going to be pleasant. Take care and we will look forward to hearing from you when you get back to us!!

RedPat said...

Have a great month of July and get everything done. I look forward to your next hiking post!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am going to miss you and your posts--alot--
but have some fun while you are off and out and about!!
luv, di

Terri D said...

I will miss you but sure understand the need to get things done and to unplug now and then. Wishing you blessings through the month!! xo

Olde Dame Holly said...

Have a nice break!

Linda said...

Enjoy your blog break!

Phil Slade said...

Enjoy your break Diane. And come bac refreshed and ready to hit the birding trail again.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Great shots! Enjoy your break!

Anni said...

I'm happy to be here and thank you for sharing your blog with us today at IRBB! Love your trail photos Diane...see you when you return.

Ann said...

You got those pictures of the doves at just the right angle.
Enjoy your blog break.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs.
Enjoy your blog break, hope you get everything done/accomplished.
Look forward to seeing your next post when you are ready :)

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I noticed the Head before I came to the image where you mentioned it. :) :) It is always fun when your imagination takes you places. :)

I hope you will ahve a great time offline.

Take care, see you later. :)

Nancy Chan said...

Great and interesting sighting on your hike. I think the birds find us human interesting too. Hope you have a good blog break and return to us refreshed with more interesting posts.

Jeevan said...

Lovely series on doves and birds of prey! Have a great month ahead

happyone said...

That sure did look like an extra head.
Enjoy your break. See you when you get back. :)

The Liberty Belle said...

I hope that you enjoy your blog break. Looking forward to your return.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are so right about hikes changing every time! And what an interesting example you show!! (Part of the change is having a good eye and you definitely do.) Enjoy your well-deserved blog-break!!! (I hope the things you have to do are fun stuff, at least partly.)

Teresa said...

Espero y deseo que lo pases muy bien. Besos.

Debbie said...

it won't be the same without you, you will be missed!!

fun pictures today. thanks for the picture/card, i saved it!!

enjoy your break, don't work too hard!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Hope you are staying safe with the storm on the horizon of Florida, not sure if it will affect you or not. I agree, you just never know what you will see on your daily walk, no matter how many times you go! I enjoyed your double-headed bird pictures! So much beauty to see around you! Stay safe and enjoy your time away from the computer :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Those mourning doves are so precious. It looks like you saw many of them on your hike. Have a nice break, Diane. I hope you get some of the things done that you wanted to. I'll be here when you return, dear friend. : )

~Sheri

Kim said...

Hey, Diane, hope you had a Happy 4th! Love that even Buzzards are appreciated on your blog. What would we do without the cleaner-uppers ofate hurricane!

LA Paylor said...

okay, best of luck taking a break and getting things done! See you with your lovely nature pics again soon!

Barbara said...

The two-tailed bird! How clever you are!

I hope you get everything on your To Do List done. See you when you come back!

handmade by amalia said...

That first photo is so funny.
Amalia
xo

Laurie said...

👍👍👍❤️

DeniseinVA said...

What fun! Great captures Diane! A Happy Belated 4th of July!

DeniseinVA said...

Ups! Also meant to say enjoy your blogging break :)

SImple and Serene Living said...

Enjoy your break. We all need one sometimes. xo Laura

BeachGypsy said...

well I am missing you, so come back soon!! Enjoy your break!! summer has arrived and it's so hot!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi there, we have mourning doves here too in Canada...a very calm bird. Have never seen vultures...amazing size. Meanwhile, enjoy your break; I do that a couple times a year and it feels like refueling.

Sharon Wagner said...

Mot mots have the best tail feathers. Enjoy!

John's Island said...

You sure got some neat photos of the Doves. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy and have a great break!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful photos of the birds, Diane. Enjoy your blog break!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
I just found your comment from Sept. 2020! I haven't been on my blog for quite some time! I am doing well....I see you are still hiking and photographing your wonderful wildlife! Lovely photos! Hope all is well! I will be in touch! Miss you! Love Linda

Rostrose said...

These are great photos to marvel, puzzle and let your imagination run wild! Furthermore I wish you a nice blog break!
Have a nice weekend, Traude
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