Bahia Honda Walk

We planned our walk for low tide and had plenty of beach to walk on.  It was very cloudy in Marathon, but they sky was blue at Bahia State Park.  Here is a look back toward Marathon.

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Sandspur Beach at Bahia Honda State Park

The pelicans were busy fishing close to shore.
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We see a lot of these small birds, but I have not figured out what they are.  The only guess I have is a warbler.  It doesn’t look exactly like the warbler pictures either. (Update:  my Friend Bill Williams suggested that it is a Palm Warbler.  After searching Google images, I agree)

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Palm Warbler

There is a lot of sea grass on the beach in this area too.

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Sea Grass on Beach

It is sad to see what remains of these two palm trees. They were always a popular spot for a beach blanket when they were standing.

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Palm Tree Root Balls

There are two small islands offshore of the park. They can be seen in the background of the picture with Andy walking on the beach. These two small red mangroves are growing in the shallow water between them. Red mangroves have those prop roots that distinguish them.

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Red Mangroves

We have seen rays along the beach.  This stingray is larger than most.  It was also swimming very close to the beach.

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Stingray

I took one last picture of the beach and clouds as we walked around the toilet building to wash the sand off our shoes.

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Clouds Over Sandspur Beach at Bahia Honda State Park

 

We got a few rain sprinkles as we drove back home.  Lucky us, the rain did not start in earnest until after we were back in the motor home.

 

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13 thoughts on “Bahia Honda Walk

  1. wewilliams2016 March 6, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I’ll bet (but not much 😉 that the small bird is a Palm Warbler.

    —W2

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    • Dinata Misovec March 6, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      YES!!! Thank you, Bill. When I Googled images of “palm warbler” in got the exact bird. Thank you. I’m glad I didn’t bet against you there, even “not much”.

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  2. Jane Wilmer March 6, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I love the clouds in your photos!

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    • Dinata Misovec March 6, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      I thought they were pretty cool too. We could see the rain, but it did not show up much in the photos.

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  3. Deborah Whitaker March 6, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures, especially of the sky! We saw stingrays at the aquarium at Gatlinburg last week, they are awesome!

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    • Dinata Misovec March 6, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Did you get a chance to touch them? They feel slick as snot.

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  4. Cas Olverson March 7, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    oh the beautiful colors of the Keys!

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  5. Cas Olverson March 15, 2017 / 11:20 am

    “Thank you for taking me along” on your walk at Bahia Honda 😉 Wonderful images, as usual.

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