Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Safari - Upper Tampa Bay Park

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. Visited UTB Dec 21. Nice day but it turned cloudy after I got there. Nice park, except the trails don't loop well to make it a great hiking park. A gazillion warblers, juncos and finches. If I ever get a longer telephoto...I'm heading back. Hope you enjoy.

 


Wood Storks aren't that gorgeous, but they're so neat!


A typical view there.


burned palmetto


Mangroves at low tide


You can rent a kayak



Hachooo



Sweet bee



Another typical view at the park


By the scat in the trail, the deer love these things


Nice trails




4 hrs of hiking...no deer, eagles or raccoons...so had to throw this shot in the list. 


This pretty girl lived just outside the park.


I fell in love.

14 comments:

  1. I think the Wood Storks are cool too. I love the mangrove shot and the flowers.. The horse is beautiful! Wonderful shots, happy Sunday!

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  2. Love the beautiful horse!

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  3. beautiful colors! sweet critters, too.

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  4. Are you kidding, I think those Wood Storks are just super beautiful. Maybe more so because unless I go to the Zoo the only storks I see are in books. Your horse friend, is adorable. Thanks for the tour, and I'm a pro at knowing grey days, and your photos are still gorgeous.

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  5. Nice photos Mac. The burned palmetto is stunning!

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  6. Another great collection. I really love the burned palmetto image. The blue kayaks appealed to me also. And who could resist that gorgeous equine?

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  7. Oh those birds are beautiful and the trails and the horse.

    Thank you for showing all Mac.

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  8. I am with Karen S. I think the Wood Storks were beautiful.
    Was it just me, or did that line of kayaks look a little like stylised dolphins? Wishful thinking?
    Love your new friend too.

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  9. that horse is gorgeous as is the stork!! i LOVE any wildlife that will stand still for a picture!!!!

    kayaking is on my bucket list but i hope to go and love it so it just becomes something i do often!!!

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  10. How could you not fall in love?
    It looks like a gorgeous place to be out on the water - in a canoe, kayak, whatever.
    Enjoy, Mac.

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  11. another fine series or lovely images

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  12. That looks like a wonderful place. I would never want to leave. I love the wood stork. I've never seen one before.

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  13. I have to say that the wood stock, while not beautiful, would be a good bird to see!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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