Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday's Critters #22

Saturday's Critters #22

Hello & Happy weekend everyone!

Another Saturday has rolled around and  it's time to share your critters.  I am looking forward to visiting and seeing everyone's critter post. 

My critters are from a few weeks ago when we visited the local Hashawha Nature Center. 


This goose seem to be on guard when we walked past..


A pretty male Mallard floating in the lake among his reflection and lily pads.






I was amazed to see how many turtles were out sunning themselves.  Everywhere we look at the lake and wetlands the turtles were there. 


I am guessing here, but I believe this is called the Midland Painted Turtle, a native turtle of North American, It skin has orange or yellow stripes.






A Canada Goose was sitting on a nest at the nature center. I hope you enjoyed my critter post. Now, I want to see your critters..   I wish everyone a happy weekend.




Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends..


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

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.


67 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

It looks like all the critters were out for your visit. The geese and Mr. Mallard are awesome. I love seeing the turtles out basking in the warm sun. Have a great weekend!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the birds are wonderful - and the turtles - oh the turtles. I've never seen one in the wild - what a treat that would be.

orchid Miyako said...

I love the cute chubby goose with different appearance from ours♡♡♡ Happy seeing the mallard which we have in our city park and you taught me the name(^_^)v
Oh, I asked my husband if he knew the reason of the sunning of turtles. He said a couple of reasons and made me check with pc. Surprised to know many reasons p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

katerchen said...

Hallo Eileen
eindeutig Frühling :D
die Gans auf dem Nest..die Ente im Wasser und die Schildkröten,ganz toll eingefangen

LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

Jocee said...

Those turtles are so gorgeous. How lucky to spot so many. Thanks for hosting this fun weekly blog hop.

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-love your critters this week.....especially those sunning turtles. I'd LOVE to bask in some sunshine---endless rain here-it's been dismal the whole week. Ah well-hopefully next week!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

Great shots, love the turtle on his own, happy weekend.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Looks like a lovely Nature centre and all your shots are great. I am glad you found the Goose on her nest. There will be goslings hopefully to follow. Have a wonderful weekend. I traveled throw 7 different counties yesterday and am at my fist stop and was able to link myself.

Liz said...

What a great series of critters. I love the Canada Goose and the Turtle.

rainfield61 said...

The turtles are everywhere.

Because you are everywhere as well.

The chance of being a superstar is thus high.

Ela said...

Gorgeous creatures and great photos !

Gunilla Bäck said...

The turtles are so cute enjoying the sun. Happy critter day, Eileen, and thank you for hosting!

diane b said...

Love the emerald green of the male mallard

DeniseinVA said...

Always enjoy your critter posts Eileen and thank you for hosting.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
Canadian goose on the nest is really great, but the turtles I find super.
Greetings Irma

Noushka said...

Amazing what you can during an outing like this!
I love your turtles
I've just linked up with my critters! ;-)
Keep well Eileen!

Icy BC said...

What a great variety of critters to see! Love the turtles..happy weekend..

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas! Um lindo fim de semana,beijos,chica

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I bet that nature center is a great place. LOVE the one photo with all the turtles on the wood in the pond.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

nice series of critter photos from your visit to the nature centre

Lynne said...

Even the Turtles enjoy the sun . . . tell them to send some my way please!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like your weather has been great! I love it when the turtles are out sunning themselves.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that Mallard duck and I love the turtles sunning themselves!! Careful getting too close to that nesting goose - they get super protective!

Jutta.K said...

Wunderbare Tierfotos!Schönes Wochenende
Jutta

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Thanks for hosting, Eileen.

Naquillity said...

i love going to nature preserves. you always see something interesting like your sunning turtles. what great images you were able to capture of them. your birds are beautiful too. i especially like the mallard swimming among those lily pads. hope all is well. have a great day~

Debbie said...

what a beautiful day, everyone was out enjoying it!!

love the goose posing and the one on the nest, what a great find!!

have a wonderful weekend eileen, we are suppose to have beautiful weather!!

Sandra said...

that turtle is beautiful... he looks like a grown up one from a pet store

Beth said...

Those are all wonderful critters!

vivi ka said...

I am very happy to be on blogs again! I just enjoyed an another Saturday's Critters. Thanks for hosting and your wonderful post!
Have a happy May and a nice weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

love the turtles. :)

thanks for hosting, eileen!

Montanagirl said...

Good morning Eileen! Loved your photos today!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such beautiful critters!Great shots of the goose the malard duck and the turtles!!So cute!!I really enjoyed your wonderful post and photos!!
Have a happy weekend!Hugs!
Dimi...

Roan said...

Love all the turtles. Especially the shot with all of them trying to sit on the same log. The Mallard is a beauty, too. Great shot of the goose nesting.

Saun said...

Love the Turtles hope you have a great weekend Happy Saturday !

George said...

You got some beautiful photos of critters for this week. I really like the way you captured the sheen of the back of the Mallard's neck.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images! Love the turtles!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of nature's gems ~ all excellent ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Andrea Priebe said...

Everybody's Spring seems to be weeks ahead of us. It is still cold here and I have yet to see a turtle sunning itself, though they do all around us when there is sun. I love seeing this collection of spring happenings and am so glad you have them going on near you. Nice post Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Mersad said...

Beautiful creatures and great photos as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

R. Mac Wheeler said...

fun pix

A Quiet Corner said...

Wow! Now that is a handsome goose!!!! They are so striking, don't you think?...:)JP

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh, such beautifully photographed critters, Eileen! Your Painted Turtle especially caught my eye. Thank you for the work you do to allow us to share critters!

Happyone said...

Oh I like the turtle!!!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, sempre um prazer visitá-la!
Absolutamente fabulosas todas as fotos! Magnificas! Parabéns!
Abraços e bom fim de semana. Ailime

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the turtles best ... as a kid i would stare at them all the time ... checking out where they were headed next. too fun!! have a great weekend, Eileen. fun to link up this week. ( :

M. Eva-Marie said...

Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Terrific captures! Love the turtles!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos of the turtles.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for letting us know the name of the turtle. I think that the ones I have been seeing around here are maybe the same. I really like the picture of the Canada Goose on the nest. Have a very good Sunday tomorrow!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the turtles

oldthings said...

Dearest Eileen , thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures !
I take part to this Saturday critters .Thank you for hosting !

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pond, full of nature.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great turtle pictures... it is always good to see them. Thank you for hosting!

lina@a happy family said...

Wonderful varieties, Eileen. Enjoying each of them. Admire your shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I always love seeing your critters, Eileen! Especially the birds.
Thanks for hosting.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - those turtles are delightful!

Pat said...

I like that pile of turtles!

Brian King said...

Great shot of the turtle hugging the log! I've never seen a goose nest. They're quite large.

Gail Dixon said...

I would love to see a different turtle other than the red-eared slider. These are great!!! Although late, I think I will go ahead and link up to your critter party today! Thank you for doing this. :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful pictures!

Alexa T said...

I love all the shown critters, but Mallard duck is my favourite - now... This beautiful duck... is the only that I can say that I know to recognise her... on the lake...lol! But I'm still learning about it... Hugs&thanks!

Helma said...

Very nice but you goose turtles are great. What a different color to that of the red shield. I think that's great to see :-)))))
Very nice week.

Beate said...

I love turtles so I enjoyed these pictures very much. I so wish there were turtles in our lakes here :)

NatureFootstep said...

turtles are cool animals. Fun to watch as we don´t have any in Sweden.

Maria said...

I love the light on all of these.

Marie said...

Great Critters, Eileen! I didn't know you had a meme...I'll have to join in when I can. Love the turtle particularly.

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