The water around the Safety Harbor fishing pier was really low the morning I was there in mid-March. There were a lot of shorebirds far out on a tiny spit. A few black bellied plovers, red knots and dowitchers were mixed in with tons of willets, gulls and terns.
Heading around the edge of some mangroves I could just make out 3 Canadian geese.
Several manatees were coming up for air.
A red-winged blackbird posing on the mangroves.
I stopped by Folly Farms on the way home. Lots of little critters there.
I rarely see butterflies mating.
Quite a busy beach! Love the butterflies. I heard that the Manatees have had a hard time surviving the winter.
We’re seeing almost NO bees here. It’s rather worrisome.
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So excited to see your pictures Dina. I love the beach shots and other beautiful creatures you shared. Saw this post at Senior Salon Pit Stop #261. My shares are #108 through 111 at the party. Hope you’ll check them out. Warm regards, Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health
Wow I would love to be there. Amazing birdlife.
This is a great “Florida Sampler”!
Love all those butterflies.
SO refreshing all!
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Lovely series, beautiful birds and butterflies. Sorry, I am late commenting! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and the rest of the week!