Saturday, September 25, 2021

Shorter Hikes, smaller birds

 
It doesn't always work out that way but we did see some pretty birds this past week on the Florida Trails.


Ovenbird

We were determined to go hiking even though the weather was in full 'summer mode'!


Red-headed Woodpeckers

The humidity was high and the breeze was low but it still felt good to get outside and explore!


Carolina Wren

We just go a little slower and keep the hikes short.


Waterthrush 

Thank you to Anni and David G. for help with the IDs! You came to my rescue AGAIN!!!


And then Autumn was announced and overnight our weather changed!


Tufted Titmouse


We are still in the 80s but there is a nice breeze and less humidity!


Northern Parula


I have so many trails on my list that we haven't been able to hike this summer. 


Kestrel in flight with the 'catch of the day'!

Does standing behind this post make me look thinner? lol


(that's a rhetorical question...don't you DARE answer it!!!)

Have you seen a change in the weather this week? 


Happy Fall from Florida! 

49 comments:

Tom said...

...the Tufted Titmouse is a cutie.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Still hot and humid here in south Florida as well, but we do get the gulf breeze and that helps.

Ed Rosack said...

Looks like you had a wonderful hike!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic assortment of bird photos.

Marcia said...

The thermometer read 48º this morning. But daughter says we should have had a frost by now and haven't yet so we are warmer than usual.

MadSnapper said...

Yes we saw the same change you did and this coming week is going to be more of the same all week per the TV talking. You'll have a chance to walk more and get more awesome pictures as these are really beautiful. And yes I'm going to find a post to get behind to take my picture haha

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Pretty Header...

Adorable birds. I love little ones. Even though big ones, are regal and impressive.

Ahhhh yes, Autumn seems to walk the land, in many places, now.

Of course, standing beside/behind any object, makes us look smaller!!!!! Heh, heh, heh.... You don't think that saying NOT to answer your question, was going to stop me, did you? It make it MORE sure, that I would. -gigggggles-

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Inger said...

I love the little Tufted Titmouse. So many lovely photoe and good for you getting out there no matter the weather. Fall is here, so are the fires and smoke, so I can't be outside for very long to enjoy the cooler weather.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane,:=) Wow, you saw some pretty smaller birds this time on your hike. I also like the Tufter Titmouse but the Wood Thrush is a fab capture and the Black and White Warbler too.
The dramatic shot of the Kestrel with his frog catch is also a great find.:=)
Enjoy your weekend Diane.:=)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane,

We having some cooler temps, perfect for walking. You had some awesome bird sightings and your photos are beautiful. The Red-headed Woodpeckers and the Northern Parula are a few of my favorites. You look cute too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Vee said...

The catch of the day is the most interesting picture. Yay for more pleasant weather!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Some great photo but I love that tufted titmouse

RedPat said...

Love the shots of the Thrush and the Titmouse in particular. The weather has turned cooler here this week and we had a lot of rain!

Kathy said...

We have definitely seen a change in our weather. It is much cooler and less humid. I love all your bird pictures. It would be hard to choose a favorite out of this batch. Glad you are out and about and having fun.

Villrose said...

Some nice birds to see after all!

Linda said...

YES! And I love it! It's still hot in the afternoon with temps in the 90's but it was 67 when I woke up this morning.
i always enjoy seeing what you see on your hikes!

Jeanie said...

That woodthrush is lovely. Some wonderful birds here today!

bill burke said...

Wonderful series of photos. My favorite is the Tufted Titmouse. Have a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shooting of the Kestrel with its meal, and my favourite is the Tufted Titmouse, stunning.

Ranten said...

Lovely birds! Happy weekend!

Aunt Helen said...

Beautiful array of birds! I love the little Titmouse. So fragile and sweet. Happy weekend of hiking! Love, Aunt Helen

SImple and Serene Living said...

You got some great bird shots. Happy Hiking, my friend. xo Laura

happyone said...

Fantastic pictures. Wow, favorite is the red headed woodpeckers!!
Weather has turned cool here - it is fall for sure!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

All your bird photos are absolutely beautiful!

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to see these birds, my favourite is the Tufted Titmouse.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

All the best Jan

Linda said...

I enjoyed the post. Thanks for sharing.

Irma said...

Your photos are great.
Beautiful birds, that wood thrush is really beautiful.
Many species that you show do not occur in the Netherlands.
We have had a cool summer, but we have a beautiful late summer with higher temperatures than in the summer itself.
Greetings Irma

Anni said...

Spectacular bird sightings Diane *the black & white warbler's actually a water thrush!!*
Yes, there has been a drier front move in in our area, but forecasted to go back into summer mode this week.

Thanks for linking in this week!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Lovely captures of these beautiful birds!

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David M. Gascoigne, said...

Hello Diane: The bird you identify as a Wood Thrush is an Ovenbird, and the bird you are calling a Black-and-white Warbler is a Louisiana Waterthrush.

Penelope Notes said...

The tufted titmouse has to be one of the cutest birds ever created. Now the weather has cooled down it will be fun to have more walks.

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture of a different kind of birds, and the weather at my place in south India is too good without harsh sunshine, and we are anticipating a fair monsoon season ahead. I think you look good enough for your weight and height to care to look thin. Have a great week

Olde Dame Holly said...

We had pouring rain and a chill in the air! In the southwest! So strange but so welcomed. I love love love your photos. And you look GREAT, come on out from behind that post young lady! Don't you think the eyes of the ovenbird are just spectacular? And the titmouse's eyes, too. So big and sweet.

Willow said...

Wonderful hikes! I love hiking even in the summer as long as there is shade.
Yes, our weather has moderated, thankfully.

Edna B said...

Temps are cooling down. Fall is here. Your birds are beautiful. What a great shot of the kestrel with it's prey. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Fantastic feathered friend photos and such a short hike you say ~ beautiful Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Carla from The River said...

I love seeing the titmouse, they are so pretty. We have not had them in our neck of the woods for awhile. We had not had Blue Jay's for several years. Now this year they are back. They nested and raised a family.

Jenn Jilks said...

So great that David can help! There are so many birds!!! The ovenbird is so pretty.

Debbie said...

you sure did see a lot of beautiful birds. great spots the red heads found, the titmouse too!! the parole is a really pretty bird. our weather has turned and it has been so nice out, we have been very lucky!! enjoy the rest of today and the wonderful new week ahead!!

NatureFootstep said...

great catch of the kestrels catch :) But, what kind of tree is that, with such large cones??
I have never seen the Tufted Titmouse, but I would really love to see it!

lol, I will not answer. :)

Ann said...

Wow so many pretty birds. I've never even heard of that first one.

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, like I commented earlier than David... I identified the water thrush.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Fantastic photos of beautiful birds! Our weather has just recently changed to more managable temperatures for walking. We were getting up at 5am this summer and I must say I'm glad we don't have to any longer. Have a nice week!

Sandy said...

It has cooled down a bit here. Lots less humidity which helps a ton. I am sure it will wander back up but maybe not as bad. I love all the bird pictures.

Nancy Chan said...

Great photos of critters from your hike. We have rain these few days and the weather is much cooler now.

Kim said...

So many of those birds are new to me! And wow, catching that Kestrel and prey in the shot! Good one!

You look lovely behind that post, Nature Girl! 💖🍁🍃🦌🐦

Jeannie said...

The picture of the Krestal in flight catching a bug was an awesome shot. Good job!
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Red Rose Alley said...

A lovely assortment of birds, Diane. And that butterfly weed is so pretty. What a delightful color it is. It looks like Autumn to me. : )

~Sheri

Teresa said...

El reportaje es precioso, me gustan todos los pájaros. El clima por aquí también es más frío. Feliz otoño.