Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday's Critters #7

Saturday's Critters #


Hello, I want to thank everyone for joining in on the critter party..


One of my prettier male Mallard shots.







A lot of Great Blue Herons do not migrate south they stay in our area for the winter. I assume they are able to find food year round.  I hope you enjoyed my post and are able to visit with some of the other bloggers linking up their critters..








 To see more beautiful birds and cute critters

Also please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

 Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.

70 comments:

Jocee said...

Great shots, the Mallard is gorgeous. Beautiful colours in the water too.

DeniseinVA said...

Always great to see your birds Eileen. I have entered my link too. Have a great weekend!

katerchen said...

Enten gibt es hier auch reichlich eileen,nur den Reiher,den erwischt man selten .
LG vom katerchen zum Wocenende

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mallard and blue heron shots, Eileen! Happy weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely light in these photos, and beautifully composed shots too. The mallard looks particularly handsome in that light.

Ileana said...

Great photos, Eileen! I love the color of the water as much as birds !
Have a great weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

i always enjoy seeing your birds, eileen!
fantastic shots a s usual~
happy weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

looking forward to enter my link too:)))

florentin said...

Waw! Cat e de frumos...inspirata aceasta alegere!

lichiresti said...

how beautiful is this post ..

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i am really loving the Mallard this AM. what gorgeous coloring. thanks for the link up. glad to join up this weekend. have a great Saturday, Eileen. ( :

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love them all Eileen. That mallard duck and its colors is absolutely picture post card perfect.

Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

axasport said...

foarte, foarte frumoasa...va doresc s-aveti un weekend placut alaturi de ei dragi tie!

Bob Bushell said...

What a beauty, I love good job Eileen.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Blue herons are fascinating and we have a few in our area. I have to keep an eye on them when they think they might fish in our backyard pond though, we don't want the liner pierced.
You captured them showing how beautiful they are.
Thanks for hosting Eileen.

Terri Buster said...

Great shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful presentation as always Eileen. Have a very Happy weekend!

Carole M. said...

like the location where the heron is; lovely shots Eileen

Indrani said...

The first one is so cute.
Great series.

Linda Gross said...

Great shots of the mallard and the great blue heron.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That Mallard Duck is so beautiful and shiny!!!

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the heron and mallard, Eileen.
Nice weekend, Irma

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great captures my friend.. Congrats..

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I enjoy visiting the birds with you! Our ponds and lakes are semi frozen.

Lynne said...

Great Mallard shot . . . surprised you are so "non snow" making it possible for the Herons to be visible . . . Such a gracefulness!

Montanagirl said...

Pretty shots. Your Mallard is so pretty - you even caught the glint in his eye!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the bird.

rainfield61 said...

They never migrate because they have you.

TexWisGirl said...

the mallard is a beautiful shot - and i love the herons in the brown grasses of winter. something comforting about those scenes. :)

thanks for hosting!

Blackberry Lane said...

I really admire the mallard photo. Just beautiful. Have a nice weekend, Eileen.

Brian King said...

Nice catch light on the mallard! Our herons don't migrate, either. Even if the lake has ice, they stick around.

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen
I made it! Thank you for hosting. I love all your shots the Mallard and the blue water is particularly lovely!.
Have a great week.
Wren x

lina@happy family said...

They all look so wonderful!

Amy Burzese said...

Great collection! Thanks for visiting me and for hosting!

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Lovely critter shots ~ looks so warm there ~ Cold, grey and dreary here ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)
Happy Weekend ^_^

me (maria) said...

I enjoyed them all, but the first one is my favourite!
Have a great weekend!

Dimple said...

Nice shots, Eileen. I love the herons. When I see them, they are almost always in camo and photos of them show nothing!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!Great shots of the Mallard duck and the heron bird!!Beautiful pictures!!I always enjoy seeing your birds!!Wish you a happy weekend!!Hug!
Dimi...

Linda W. said...

Love your heron photos! We used to have a blue heron who would visit our backyard. We had a koi pond that he loved to go fishing in. I need to find some critter photos so I can participate again this week! :)

Maria Gagliano said...

Amazing photos. Love the Blue Heron. One of my favorite birds

Gail Dixon said...

That IS a pretty mallard shot. Surprising the heron doesn't fly further south, but at least you get to continue to enjoy them. Thanks for hosting the meme, Eileen!

Kerri Farley said...

Mr Mallard is striking!!

Phil Slade said...

thanks for visiting me in Lanzarote Eileen. Have a great weekend. Hope it warms up for you.

Karen said...

Lovely reflections in the water of your Mallard shot! The Heron is great.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Male Mallards are such pretty ducks. We have lots of them here. I know that there are herons here too but I've never seen one so I love seeing them on blogs.
Thanks for hosting. I am linking up today.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Thanks for hosting Saturday Critters & linking up at the Bird D'Pot.

SquirrelQueen said...

I do love those silly Mallards, he is a beauty. Great shots of the herons Eileen. Thanks for hosting.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
So nice to see!

retriever said...

Gorgeous shots, gretin rom Belgium

Adam Jones said...

The Mallards colours look amazing.

A Quiet Corner said...

I loved it when the huge heron would fly into our yard in VA and snag crawfish!...:)JP

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos.

Our photos said...

Beautful photo you have make, Eileen!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a stunning green on the mallard. And love the secretive nature of the heron.

pattisjarrett said...

That is a great shot of the handsome Mallard.

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Tammy said...

That is a gorgeous male mallard! Such a vibrant color!! Great shot!

Katarina said...

Love the Mallard!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The mallard is very handsome. I love the heron too. Thank you for hosting!

Kim said...

Beaut shots Eileen. I especially like the sheen on the mallard, it looks stunning. And the golden in your banner is gorgeous!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! Love the little green headed duck !

Susan Cook said...

Nice photos. I always love when I spot a heron on the water.

Debbie said...

i think our herons are gone but now i'm not sure!!

i will try to join in tomorrow!!

Debbie said...

finally here!! i will stop back later to visit others!!

thanks eileen, so much, for hosting!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Glad you're doing your critter shots again! I can't take part- my shots this week are people shots!! Maybe next week!

edenhills said...

The herons are so pretty!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous shot of the Mallard!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Some of my favorite birds.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

we have had snowy owl sightings up here in MA on the north shore of Boston as well. They are certainly making themselves known.

Helma said...

The wild once is quite nice to also have the blue heron photographed in a nice position :-)

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