Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sand Key Park, Clearwater Florida


Hello, 

I am sharing another daytrip to Sand Key Beach Park. Sand Key is a barrier island near Clearwater Florida. It is a beautiful white sand beach with lovely views. These are some of my photos from our outing, I hope you enjoy.

I am guessing these are the Royal Terns, they are large terns, with an orange bill and forked tail and a shaggy band around the back of their head. 









Egrets on the fishing pier.


Yellow-crowned Night Heron


Snowy Egret


Tricolored Heron



My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for beautiful white sandy beaches.
I am thankful for the time hubby and I have to take long walks on the beach.
I am thankful for the beautiful birds I see on my outings.


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

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.





58 comments:

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I love the Royal Terns. But all the birds are good too especially the Tri Colored Heron and its reflection. Thanks for sharing. Greetings Jo

Mildred said...

Good Morning. Such pristine beach photos and lovely birds. Sunshine and blue skies and walks with your husband are definitely something to be thankful for. I thank you for sharing!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful pics.
Greetings.

✿ chica said...

A cada post, te superas com tantas belezas que mostras! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Giga said...

With pleasure I looked at all the birds and view the third photo. Regards.

magnoliasntea said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen. Love the beautiful beach and birds.

Sandi said...

So beautiful...

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful post and photos!

The Snowy Egret is very pretty. Here we just have snow last night, and I long for spring :)

Happy Thursday!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Was breathing deeply with those beach scenes... could almost smell the salt in the air! YAM xx

Sandra said...

you were five minutes from where my son and his wife were working. beautiful photos as always.

Mary Hone said...

Just beautiful. And that ocean looks so inviting.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous, delightful and soothing series, Eileen!

Lynne said...

I can imagine your walks together . . .
How wonderful . . . lovely.

Liz said...

What a fabulous series of images, Eileen! I absolutely love Terns... they are such characters. I love the Egrets & Herons too. The Tri-coloured Heron is an elegant bird!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots.

I have to check my pinned parks, but this one doesn't sound familiar. May give me a new place for a Sunday visit.

Cloudia said...

such bounty! Wishing you a great day!

Dee said...

Royal terns remind me of little old men.

Are those barnacles on that branch that you are holding?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely terns! And the night heron is wonderful!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! Love the reflection in the last shot!

RedPat said...

It looks like you had the beach to yourself, Eileen!

happyone said...

Fantastic photos - I think my favorite it the very last one. Hard to choose though!!

Linda W. said...

Your first photo is great! Also liked heron pic.

Jedidja said...

I love all your photos. The white and blue in the first made me glad. Also a nice list of thankful things.

Bill Nicholls said...

Love the photos you took of the birds

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a beautiful white-sand beach! Love all the bird life you captured.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a beautiful beach! You must have gotten there early in the morning. The birds are b eautiful.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely pictures, especially your last one, the reflections are gorgeous.

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Missy George said...

Love the color of the water..Never heard of a Night Heron..Great pictures..

Michelle said...

The snowy egret is my favorite. I love those plush, white feathers. Thanks for linking up today. Have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

always nice to see wildlife so close the the cities. Some beautful views here :)

Dianna said...

The Royal Terns are quite interesting looking birds. I especially like their split tails. The Egrets are also beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. I also am enjoying your thankful lists at the end of each post.

Karen said...

Enjoying your photos, Eileen. Wish I could take a walk at the beach and hear the surf and the sea gulls.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a beautiful area! I love the white sand and turquoise water - and most of all, your beautiful birds!

carol l mckenna said...

Eileen ~ all very creative photos ~ love the skyline shot with city in background ~ thanks,

Wishing you a peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

Martin Kloess said...

Someone had a busy day. All your beautiful efforts are much appreciated. Bless you

Rose said...

I sure enjoy your bird photos...love that Egret one....and of course the heron ones....all of them.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of the birds.

AzStu said...

Great location shots. You and the birds had the place to yourselves it seems

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful beach and it's obvious that the birds all agree too! :-)

Lady Fi said...

Lovely bird shots! Have a great weekend.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Truly lovely photos! I like it

Margaret Adamson said...

Gorgeous beach and fabulous bird images Eileen

Klara S said...

Amazing pictures. Lovely birds and soooo white sand. Have a good weekend.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. Beautiful series of photos. Thank you.

jandi said...

oh it is a beautiful place! the light is just lovely! beautiful images! have a beautiful day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, you certainly have the knack for finding interesting things alongside the water, those barnacles on the stick/driftwood are funny!
The Terns are so nice, so many in one spot.
I love all your photographs and it was beaut to go on that stroll with you.
Cheers now :D)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Ellen, lovely shots! We have not been to Clearwater Florida. The beach is beautifully white. It looks like they keep it in good condition. I hate visiting the beach to find litter that's washed in from the ocean. That was our experience at Myrtle Beach several years ago and it made us sad to see. Things are heating up in Florida and it would feel more like summer for most of us. lol It's nice here in Tennessee where I'm happy to be in the summer instead of that far south. :) Thanks for sharing with the SWF family. Have a good weekend!

Christine said...

Just wonderful Eileen! I love the last photo with the reflection of the heron, especially!
Oh for a stroll on those white sandy Florida beaches about now!
Lucky you!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Lea said...

Love the birds, and the beach scenes are beautiful!
Have a great week-end!

Jeevan said...

Very interesting and lovely shots on birds and pretty sandy beach.. the terns back head look funny and the fog is quite amazing over the skyline.

Cat Lover said...

Great photos Eileen! Love the herons.
Have a good weekend!

Debbie said...

eileen, i have enjoyed your daily walks on both here and Facebook. you found the perfect place to settle in florida. you shared some real beauties today!!!

Nora said...

Wonderful posting! Hope you have a happy weekend. I love the terns and when I have seen our terns they make the most unusual sound.

Felicia said...

beautiful views Eileen. happy weekend to you

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - great captures. Love the egrets. Happy weekend ahead.

Ela said...

Such a gorgeous place !!
Beautiful photos !!
Greetings

Pat Tillett said...

More amazing photos Eileen! So many beautiful birds, and great scenery.

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