February 17, 2019



Congratulations on 60+ years with your hubby! My hubby and I celebrated our 40th this year. Bunche Beach looks like my kind of place.

Michelle Banks

I love the beach and would happily walk and sit and read a book.....Michelle

betty - NZ

How awesome! I see why you love it so much! Thanks so much for linking up to My Corner of the World!

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

I am pretty sure this was last week's, but I can't find your new post.

Thanks for sharing your day with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin!

Eileen Wise

Hello Sallie, love your beautiful birds and photos. The Reddish Egret is a favorite. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Have a great weekend.

Linda P

A walk along a quiet beach was a perfect way to spend Valentine's Day. Great photos of the different birds that you saw.


Nothing like a walk on the beach. You captured the birds so well and I like seeing the pelican in comparison to the other birds. Thank you for linking up today.

Peter B.

Nothing better than a beach walk! Beautiful photos.

Photo Cache

I especially enjoy walks on the beach when it's isolated.

Linda Brown

I love your bird photos! You take really good ones


Wonderful! You have such amazing birdlife down in Florida. I hope we get to see it again one day. We are not beach people either in the strictest sense of the word. I love to walk on it and look out at the ocean, see the birds scurrying back and forth, but that's about it. Great post Sallie!

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots.


Happy to share with you this beautiful Valentine's day and these beautiful birds. Here we have not seen one bird around the mengers, except two Turkish turtledoves. It's so sad. I hope they found something to eat in the bushes all around. But it's looks like a mystery for me.


Although I'm not a big ocean person and don't care to swim in it I like walking the beach, wading, looking at shells, and birding. You are fortunate to have the option so near by.

William Kendall

That pelican makes me smile.


I'm really liking the Reddish Egret, it even looks in motion in the heron photo, kind of like the old Keep On Truckin' poster. Congrats on spotting the Yellowlegs although it sounds like a taunt that the other birds made up to tease it. That pelican looks as if it's feeling a bit superior or maybe just looking for a snack.
I think you're in a lot better shape than me because I would plant my tired old arse on a sturdy chair next to a wheeled cooler full of refreshments close to or in the water, waterproof Bluetooth speaker on top of a box of pudding cups and camera in hand. I'll be the one taking your picture with a Twizzler hanging out of my mouth as you two walk by.

Jennifer Jilks

We don't often sit on a beach.
I love the birds, myself!

Kelly Anne Rothaermel

Love Herons and the beach! Have a great week!


Lovely photos, I love all birds but am particularly fond of pelicans. I do like the photo of the large pelican with the smaller birds. Fun.


It looks like a lovely beach and your photos - again- are great . I especially like the one of the Egret and the Heron.

Linda in Virginia

That's the best way to enjoy a beach!


The beach looks gorgeous


Your bird photos are wonderful Sallie. I always enjoy walking on the beach in the winter months.


Isolated beaches in the Outer Hebrides are my favourites, but your variety of birds are fantastic to see-great shots!

Stewart M

Pelicans, terns and heron/egrets are always great to photograph. I really like that long thin shot.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: glad you were able to link in to WBW - sorry for the change - beyond my control!

Amy Franks

I love the bird with the massive beak, never seen one like that.

Lady Fi

Amazing shots! A quiet beach is my favourite too. Love love that pelican!

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Love the pelican.

Su-sieee! Mac

I'm going to imagine that the pelican is the lifeguard for that section of the beach. He (she?) looks to be doing a grand job. I have a hazy recollection of seeing a cartoon of a pelican wearing a sleeveless teeshirt (with LIFEGUARD printed on it)m swimming trunks, and a cap. If he didn't have a whistle hanging around his neck or in his beak, then it should've. :-)

Hootin'' Anni

Loving it! That one of the brown pelican, I adore!


The last time I saw a tide rippled almost white beach like that was in Fuerteventura where the temperatures were similar to your own. Sigh!

I think those terns are Caspian Terns but more local bloggers may correct me. Forgive me Sallie, but us sad birders just have to put the correct name to absolutely everything.

bill burke

Walking along a beach is very enjoyable. Beautiful images, Sallie.
Have a wonderful day and new week.


Walking along a sandy beach in bare feet ahhh. Joy oh jo.


Walking on beaches is a wonderful way to get exercise and enjoy the world. You do have lovely places to walk in Florida. Love seeing all the birds. Have a wonderful week, Sallie.


Like you I love walking on a beach but not sitting and tanning. Lovely photos of the birds, the reddish egret is a very handsome bird

Alan Bates

I can walk on the beach or laze on the beach. I love them either way.


I never heard of those beans, which goes to show that we never stop learning new things in life, Sallie!

I am not a "sit on the beach and tan" type person either. Never was, and thankfully that fact has saved my fair skin so many years. I also like to walk along the shore and look for interesting shells and driftwood pieces.

You do see so many interesting birds there, and now a new one for the books!

A ShutterBug Explores

Lovely shore shots and shorebird photos too!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


That looks like a lovely beach. I don't enjoy just lying in the sun either, although that was different when I lived in a cloudy place...


Happy you got info on the seed pods.
Luv your birds today. Happy Mosaic Monday



Wish we had a beach close by to take photos at. we are over an hour away and if it is sunny the traffic is bad!! Have a good week Diane

Eileen Wise

Hello, Sallie. I love the beautiful Reddish Egret and the Little Blue. Pelicans and terns are favorites too. I like walking on the beaches. Love the photos and mosaic! Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead.


We have never celebrated Valentine's day, it simply didn't exist. Riccardo only knows that Al Capone was murdered this day, and that's not very romantic !
I love to walk barefoot in the sand but not with shoes, then you get all the sand inside and that hurts !

riitta k

Your collage is lovely - tranquil colors & full of zen. Happy MM.

Nancy Chan

I love beach walking especially in the early mornings and evenings when it is not hot. Nice birds pictures from your beach walks. Have a happy new week!

Mary Jo

What a fun post. Happy Valentine's Day.

Junieper/Jesh StG

Happy it was the perfect Valentine's day for you and sharing what you saw with All Seasons! Love to walk on the beach, but I'm glad that since our nest is empty we don't have to stay for hours. I actually like the harbor just at well. So many things to photograph:)
Since our son in Holland paid a surprise visit the week before, we did all our going to special places with him.
Have a lovely week, Blog Friend!

ellen b.

I'm definitely a walk on the beach kind of gal and not a lay in the sun and get a tan kind of girl. I love to come upon seabirds of all varieties. I enjoy seeing what you see since we are hours and hours from the seashore these days. Glad you had a good Valentine's Day!


oh sallie, i feel the exact same way that you do about the beach. i love it, spring, fall and winter, i don't go near the place during the summer!! i live in a summer tourist area and the town and beaches are mobbed during the summer!!

LOVE the egret and the heron....and denise, she is the best!!!

ps...your pictures are amazing, i think you are doing a fine job!!!


Sallie - so excited to have you back at Mosaic Monday, and with a lovely stroll on the beach, to boot! Anytime I can be out and about on a walk with my hubby is a Valentine's Day! I laughed at your observation about the pelicans - they do look a bit like a playground monitor during recess!!! Enjoy your week ahead!

David Gascoigne

I share a liking for the way you use the beach, Sallie. On our recent trip to Costa Rica we walked the beach early in the morning, before the heat of the day, and walked in the water on firm sand. It was delightful. And as you might well imagine, I was happy to have the company of birds too.


Oh, I do love shorebirds. We took a little birding trip along the Texas Coast a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely time identifying shorebirds.
What a lovely way to spend Valentines Day. Glad you had fun.

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