Thursday, December 8, 2016

Circle B Bar Reserve Oct 29th


"Always believe something wonderful is about to happen." unknown

I am sharing a sunrise from our neighborhood on Oct 29th, more birds from another Circle B Bar Reserve and some fences for Gosia's European Good Fence meme.

Neighborhood Eastern Phoebe on the fence.

Neighborhood Belted Kingfisher on the dock railing.

Circle B Green Heron on Oct 29th

Circle B Tricolored Heron

Circle B Bar Reserve Osprey

Neighborhood sunrise and some fences around the boat house.

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday's Critters #155

Saturday's Critters #155

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.

Yesterday was my 60th birthday, where did all those years go? Most were all very good years and I am thankful for each year. 

On October 23rd, hubby and I visited Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland just to see the swans. Back in the 1950's Mr Pickhardt,  a Lakeland native purchased a pair of White Mute Swans from the Queen of England. The city of Lakeland had to pay for the capture, crating and shipping of the Mute Swans  to Lakeland Florida. Now, Lakeland is known for being home to over 200 swans. There are also  Australian Black Swans, White Coscorba swans from the Faukland Islands, Black-necked Swans from South America and their are other species of birds like ducks, geese and pelicans.

There is an annual round up where the birds are gathered for a medical check up. The swan is the logo of the city of Lakeland.

The birds tend to swarm around people who feed them, there are machines around the lake where you can purchase food for the birds. They seem very tame, we walked around the whole lake and the birds were everywhere we had to walk around some they were just relaxing on the grass.

These birds seem free to go anywhere, we even saw some crossing the street. Thankfully the cars and drivers know they have to stop and give them the right away.

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!

I am using the new Mr. Linky tool. The previous linky seemed to change in price.  Also, this new Linky will run from Saturday to Saturday. If you have problems linking please enter your URL in the comment and I will try to fix the problem.  Thanks for participating with my Saturday's Critters. 

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.