Florida in Winter

Sebastian Beach Ocean Waves

Sebastian Beach Ocean Waves

Black Skimmers Sunbathe Flat on Sand

Black Skimmers Sunbathe Flat on Sand

White Ibis at Lagoon

White Ibis at Lagoon

Laughing Gull with Mouth Open

Laughing Gull with Mouth Open

Pink Spoonbill and Blue Water

Pink Spoonbill and Blue Water

Lesser Scaup at Backyard Pond

Lesser Scaup at Backyard Pond

Tricolor Heron with Purple Eyes

Tricolor Heron with Purple Eyes

Great Blue Heron with Windblown Feathers

Great Blue Heron with Windblown Feathers

Bald Eagle and Black Vultures Near Home

Bald Eagle and Black Vultures Near Home

Alligator in Pond

Alligator in Pond

Double Rainbow Over Backyard

Double Rainbow Over Backyard

In Florida we enjoy an outdoor lifestyle year round.  Although it may get chilly from time to time when winter cold fronts blow through from the north, the weather usually warms back up to 70°F within a few days.  That means we go outside and enjoy the beach, gardens, and wildlife. 

Florida is home to over 500 species of birds, which makes it one of the top birdwatching destinations in the world.  Our local birding and wildlife festival is the largest in the nation!  Info about the festival is at:  http://www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org/   Come on down and enjoy nature in the Sunshine State!  

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

8 Responses to Florida in Winter

  1. Ingrid says:

    Fantastic collection of photos. I’ve never seen skimmers sunbath. Interesting!

    • Pam says:

      Thanks! The first time I saw a skimmer sunbathe I was worried it looked dead. I went a little closer and he popped right up. It’s so funny to see.

  2. Beautiful photos, and I too have never seen skimmers sunbath, hey they gotta get their Florida suntan too! 🙂 Love the Laughing Gull’s wide open mouth, awesome unique shot!

    • Pam says:

      Thank you so much! It is so funny seeing the skimmers stretched out on the sand. Pretty tame too – you can get close if you slowly make your way over to them. I think the laughing gull was laughing at me. 🙂

  3. Fantastic shots, Pam!! You’ve really captured many of the beautiful highlights that make Florida so special. I love living in Florida – we consider ourselves privileged every day!

  4. elisa ruland says:

    LOVE your nature shots, especially the quirky fabulous bird photos!

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