Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roseate Spoonbill


Joining in today with a couple of my favorite memes Michelle's Nature Notes and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.

The Roseate Spoonbill is one of my favorite Florida birds. Since being in Florida, I have seen the Spoonbills at the wildlife drive at Merritt Island NWR, Ding Darling NWR, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland and at our local Lake Parker Park in Lakeland. These are some various images of the Roseate Spoonbill.

The Roseate Spoonbill has a long flat spoon-shaped bill. This shot shows just how flat the bill is. The first three photos were taken at Lake Parker Park in Lakeland, Fl.

Their head is bald.

This angle shows the cool spoon shaped bill.

Immature Roseate Spoonbills are a paler pink. Their pink color is derived from their diet. They eat frog and aquatic insects and very small fish. The next two images were taken at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland Fl.

The photo below shows they have red eyes.

The Roseate Spoonbills in the next two photos were seen at the Ding Darling NWR , Sanibel Island 12/7/16

I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday's Critters #161

Saturday's Critters #161

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.

Just an FYI, I accidentally deleted some of my comments on my last post, I meant to delete an anonymous comment. So if I have not visited your post that maybe why. I always try to return visits to everyone who comments on my post. Sorry!

These images are from our visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve on Nov 9th. 

The Barred Owl seen as we started our walk.

Anhinga showing off it's pretty feathers.

The Limpkins are another common bird at the Circle B

 Great Blue Heron another common bird seen at the Circle B

Red Shouldered Hawk

A Black-crowned Night Heron

One of the many Green Herons we saw during our walk.

Green Herons seem to be plentiful at the Circle B.

Osprey also known as the Fish Eagle.

One of the many gators seen at the Circle B

White Peacock Butterflies are another common sight at the Circle B.

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.