Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lake Parker, Lakeland Florida

Hello,

We have been finding some great parks and lakes in Lakeland Florida for our walks and birding. On this day October 19th, we visited a local park in Lakeland called Lake Parker.

This is the first Good Fences or European Good Fences hosted by our new host Gosia @ Good Fences by Gosia Welcome and big thanks to Gosia.

  For my skywatch, I have the sunrise at our neighborhood boat house. The boat house also has some good fences to keep people from falling into the lake with the gators.


On the same day Oct 20th as the sunrise above I have this moon capture. I am way behind sharing photos.



The White Ibis seem to be a common bird all over Lakeland Florida.


It was a pretty sky and a  great day for a walk in the park.


The White Ibis were all over the place. In this photo below you will find a fence behind the picnic pavilion for the Good Fence meme.


We are also seeing a lot of Purple Gallinule, they look similar to the Common Moorhen.  One difference is the color on the bill. The Purple Gallinule has three colors the red bill tipped with yellow and the light blue forehead.


Pretty park scene and sky reflection.


I was wondering is anyone beside me unhappy with Blogger's new dashboard. Why do they have to go and change a good thing. I was happy with the old look.


I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.


Thanks to  Gosia for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday's Critters #154


Saturday's Critters #154


Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

If you are in the area Space Coast Birding festival  Jan 25th - 30th. The festival sounds like a great time. Check out the link for all the activities planned. I have enjoyed visiting the area including Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island NWR, Cocoa Beach and Titusville. 



More from Merritt Island, the birding at the wildlife refuge is great. I am sure we will be visiting here as often as we can. These images are straight out the camera only resized for my blog.  I was pleased with my zoomed images of the Bald Eagle, it was perched on an electric pole with a fish.







Reddish Egret


Reddish Egret, maybe Caspian terns and possibly Dowitchers?


Green Heron, can you find a spiders web?



A blurry look at a Manatee nose and part of it's face.








Starting next Saturday I am using a new Mr. Linky tool. The previous linky tool changed their price. I hope all goes well with this new linky, Saturday's Critters will run from Saturday to Saturday.  Sorry, your thumbnail will not show unless I decide to upgrade my membership. If you have problems linking please enter your URL in the comment section and I will try to fix the problem.  Thanks for participating with my Saturday's Critters.


As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.