Thursday, January 26, 2017

Honeymoon Island Beach State Park

Hello,

On Nov 21st hubby and I visited the Honeymoon Island Beach State Park, Dunedin Florida located on the Gulf of Mexico.  They had a beautiful white sandy beach, lots of pretty seashells and of course lots of birds.


A closeup of the Terns.


A pretty sky and white sandy beach.


A Great Blue Heron in the surf.


A large flock of Terns and some gulls.


The beautiful beach, sky and Gulf of Mexico.


Jellyfish and seashells.


Brown Pelican


An Osprey


A Gopher Tortoise


My list of things I am thankful for:

For all the blogs I read and follow.
I am thankful for small acts of kindness.
I am thankful for you here reading my blog.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 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.

66 comments:

  1. Yes eileen I did enjoyy this post and the blue sky and sea looks gorgeous as does all the birds you saw and photographed

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  2. Lovely post, Eileen.
    And I really like your header too!
    Have a great weekend

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  3. Hello,

    Beautiful photos of the white sandy beach and the birds. The Terns are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Thursday!

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  4. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed seeing close-ups of the Terns with tufted quiffs. And loved all the other birds and pretty beach scenes. What lovely pristine beaches you have. Looks so welcoming. Jo

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  5. Oh what a slice of paradise! Gorgeous beach and wonderful photos of the birds and pretty shells - the jellyfish not so much, lol!
    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day, Eileen!

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    gorgeous photos of this fabulous place and all the beautiful birds.
    Have a great Thursday ahead, Eileen.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love the beautiful white sandy beach. Great bird photos, too.

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  8. Wonderful beach and beautiful birds, but I do not like jellyfish. :)

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  9. I love that closeup of the terns fluffing their feathers! :)

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  10. The sweeping sand of the beach is so inviting. Happy Day

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  11. I am thankful for blogging and for bloggers to. I love all these photos. that beach is just gorgeous. I was only there once, back in 1986 and it looked nothing like this. it was only rocky shore line, it is really beautiful now

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  12. i enjoyed all these photos, especially the close up of the little birds...one has bands on his legs, guess he's been caught before! have a great day :)

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  13. I love Dunedin...such a quirky little town. And this is a beautiful beach. We went there a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Isn't it fun to see the tortoise? They are so cool! Hugs!

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  14. Simplesmente maravilhosas,adorei! Já de volta! bjs, chica

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  15. I love Honeymoon. You got some great shots. The causeway onto the island is a good stroll too, for birds

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  16. Hi Eilen. Boy! Those skies are so blue and the sand so white. It all looks so inviting with good birding too. Love the terns and their yellow bills and the ossprey waiting around.

    Have fun!

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  17. Boa tarde, a selecção de fotos é maravilhosa, a excelente definição e a bela cor, mostra na perfeição a natureza que é única e encanta, a praia de areia branca e as lindas aves são o máximo.
    AG

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  18. WoW!!! eileen, so much beauty where you are!! i really enjoyed the terns and those gorgeous blue skies!!! and the tortoise, he is really cool!!

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  19. Oh dear, now I must take a trip to my nearest beach on Galveston Island. Thanks for the reminder of how wonderful beaches are in mid-winter. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  20. Beautiful white sand beach. And very cute to closeup of the Terns. Eileen. I have never seen them before.
    Buen jueves.
    Besos.

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  21. That sand, the terns close up, and blue skies, all truly wonderful views, and although we are in summer, your blue skies are a real lift, as we have had so many grey days.

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  22. Eileen, thank you so much for your beautiful photos. The beach is so white, so nice. I never saw that in my own country! So, it is interesting to see your sea, your birds and other animals. I am glad I was here.

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  23. Hi Eileen, I love the pics in this post! If I must pick a favorite (difficult!) it would be the second picture … closeup of the terns. The one little tern looking down at his/her feet seems to say, Why do I have these bands on my legs? :-) That is a beautiful beach! Thank you for sharing and I am Thankful for your blog and for the kind comments you leave for me. Have a happy weekend ahead!

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  24. Eileen, you have made my day with these brilliant photos!!! And what a treat to see the tortoise, too! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you are having a great week. :)

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  25. Your posts of wildlife and landscapes in Florida are giving me a bad case of wanderlust!

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  26. We've only been there once -- it was so fun -- we need to go again -- this is an overnight trip for us to get there -- but we will do at least one more of those this season I hope.

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  27. Blue sky a long white beach and birds make a pretty much perfect day.
    Merle............

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  28. What a beautiful stretch of beach.

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  29. Every picture in this set is a beauty!

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  30. I didn't know that Herons went surfing..Great shot..Love the blue sky, water and sandy beach..Have a good weekend.

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  31. I've been there too and loved it! Great pics, Eileen!

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  32. These pictures are just heaven to me! I love a peaceful beach. You have captured it perfectly. Thanks for linking up today.

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  33. Lovely photos. My grandmother would have taken that tortoise home and made gopher stew out of it!

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  34. Wonderful pictures.
    Love the Terns and what a gorgeous blue sky.

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  35. Honeymoon Island Beach State Park an amazing place. Thank you a this beautiful look around.

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  36. So pretty - what a wonderful beach.

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  37. Hello, Loved to read your post.
    Beautiful pics.
    Greetings :)

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  38. Those white sand beaches are so beautiful!! Great photos.

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  39. What a nice and interesting posting.

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  40. Wonderful series of birds! Great photos. That closeup photo of terns are so fantastic. One of the sterns is ringed.

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  41. what a wonderful post! that second image made my heart skip a beat! have a beautiful day!

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  42. so much treasures on that beach. Love it all. Hope you walked barefooted :)

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  43. What a wonderful place, the beach is lovely and the local furry residents are pretty.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  44. Wow!!!!!! Great shots, Eileen!!!
    The second one... absolutely stunning!
    A very beautiful beach!
    Have a great weekeend ahead!
    Kisses
    Ana

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  45. Your photos are really beautiful.
    You are a clever photographer.

    I wish you a nice weekend.

    Hugs from Anne-Mari

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  46. Wonderful bird photos!
    The white sand and blue sky with fence is my favorite photo
    Hope you having a great day!

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  47. what beautiful white sands and the terms are lovely too! Dunedin is the old name for Edinburgh!

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  48. What more could you want, white beaches, blue skies, lots of nature and great company.

    Diana

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  49. Wonderful shots of the beach and all the birds.
    And o my ... what a lovely blue sky ... :-)
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  50. Wow! Such a beautiful place to visit. Looks like a delightful day. Thank you for sharing the awesome photos. Have a nice weekend.

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  51. What a array of birds, love 'em Eileen.

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  52. excellent series. love the fence, white sand and cloudless blue sky.

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  53. It is a visual treat to visit your blog!
    Thank you!

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  54. Beautiful beach shots,love the one with the fence

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  55. Such a beautiful place, Eileen! How I miss going to the beach..it's super cold down here. Happy happy 2017 and happy blogging as well :)

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  56. Such loveley white sandy beach, blue skies and waters! Looks like a summer day at the shore... Beautiful birds and the seashells on the sand.
    Lovely!

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  57. Dearest Eileen; Oh My, what beautiful blue sky and beach with sweet birches and others♡♡♡ The flying pelican photo is amazing♩ I wish I could see the blue one as we have white ones in our city park and kind of mascot of our city. The surfing skinny blue heron gave me sweet smile :-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  58. Dearest Eileen; Wow, Armadillo and not in the park, how wonderful to be able to see such unique critter♡♡♡ Painted Bunting is so lovely♩ I have new pictures of cormorants to share. I will check the difference from Anhinga :-) I always LOVE to see "The Green Heron" in your post, wishing to be able see another color p:-)

    So sorry for my late linking, Dear friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  59. you beautiful captured the blue heron..

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  60. So wonderful to see those blue skies - and of course the birds and tortoise.
    Lovely images

    All the best Jan

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  61. What a beautiful place!
    That white sand looks like snow. Great photos!

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