Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday's Critters #30

Saturday's Critters #30

Hello and happy weekend!  It's that time to share your critters. I hope to see you join in with the Saturday Critter Party.

I never had a chance to share some more of my sightings from Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.. It was a quick daytrip for hubby and I. Even though it was a short visit we saw many birds and critters.


I always enjoy seeing the turtles all lined up and sunning themselves..



We watched a couple of Black Skimmers doing ther thing..skimming over the top of the pool.



One of many Great Blue Herons seen at Bombay Hook NWR.


 A Green Heron surprised us, we were looking on the ground for them at Finnis Pool, when we happened to look up and the heron was in the tree.





 The Indigo Buntings were one of the common birds seen at Bombay Hook. He is such a pretty blue.


A juvenile Bald Eagle flies over one of the pools at Bombay Hook.. I hope you enjoyed my visit to Bombay Hook NWR..
Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends.. Have a happy weekend!





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.

81 comments:

  1. A wonderful collection of critters. Have a fabulous weekend, Eileen!

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  2. Fabulous close ups of the Green Heron. Looks like he was waiting for you. The turtles always fascinate me and I too like to see them sunning on the rocks.

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  3. Hi Eileen, I love seeing the turtles sunning themselves, too. And the Black Skimmer certainly knows its skimming! The best is the Juvenile Bald Eagle; especially after you told me that they nest in the area. What a sighting! Hope you have a great weekend. Jo

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  4. Awesome bird shots. They all are wonderfully captured.
    Happy weekend.

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  5. The Black Skimmer and Green Heron are my favourites, but I love them all.

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  6. So many beautiful birds around.

    You won't get bored.

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  7. I enjoy your critters, always, and the green heron is a fabulous one!

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  8. Hi Eileen, I'm really taken with all your lined up turtles - so cute.
    Will have to get organised and join in with you soon. Cheers for now :D)

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  9. Lovely shots. Loved the turtles!

    www.volatilespirits.com

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  10. HI Eileen A wonderful selection of critters in this post and I especially love the Green Heron. thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Beautiful photos of critters as always!!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Hello Eileen, I enjoyed all the photos, but especially the green heron and the Indigo.

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  13. Such a terrific variety!
    I especially love the turtles .
    Have a great weekend, Eileen.
    It's supposed to be hot and muggy here--time to "hide out" in the house with a few good books.

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  14. Wonderful pictures of the Green Heron!

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  15. oh, a skimmer ... what a cool bird. ( ;

    now i have a song in my head ... what did Dela wear (or Delaware) ha. ha!! do you know that song? a kids song.

    have a great weekend, Eileen.

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  16. Love the shot of the sunbathing turtles and of the juvenile bald eagle!

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  17. The Indigo Bunting has such a lovely colour!

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  18. I love the turtle line-up in the sunshine Eileen. And the Green Heron in the tree is a stunner. I can't imagine Indigo Buntings being the commonest bird - one would do me.

    Thanks for letting me join your party today. It's fun.

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  19. I love turtles! I take more pics of turtles when I'm at the zoo than anything else. Your bird shots are great also!

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  20. What a wonderful visit; lots of variety.

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  21. The herons are a personal favorite! Nice portraits of the Green Heron. I've never seen a Black Skimmer except in photos, but those bills are too cool!

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  22. wow! those green heron shots are AWESOME!! love that indigos are 'common' there. :) thanks for hosting, eileen!

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  23. I'm liking the lineup of little turtles and the stunning indigo bunting...

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  24. Amazing shots of the Green Heron. An Indigo Bunting has been toying with me when down at the garden, but never stays long enough for me to get my camera raised.

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  25. a fabulous place to make all your birding dreams come true!!

    you got some awesome captures here and your heron, although different then mine, it is equally beautiful!!

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  26. Wonderful photos . . .
    Awwww . . . for the Indigo Bunting . . .

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  27. Those sunbaking turtles on each others backs are a hoot! Thanks so much for hosting and your ongoing visits and lovely comments Wren x

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  28. Wonderful photos, Eileen!Have a nice weekend!

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  29. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful shots!!
    That heron is very very beautiful.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  30. Your green heron is quite colorful, I love all of the birds and turtles. :)

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  31. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos.
    Photo 4 and 5 are my favorite.
    Best regards, Irma

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  32. We love turtles! Terrific bird captures. Thanks for hosting.
    Karen & Beep

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  33. Love those turtles all lined up in the sun! Nice shots of the green heron.

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  34. Wonderful series of photos, starting with those cute little turtles all lined up. The Green Heron shots are spectacular.

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  35. A wonderful collections of unique critters. thanks. MB

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  36. Always wonderful nature photography here ~ You see more birds and critters in a day than I do in a month ~ Thanks for sharing them ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  37. I never saw a green heron before, Eileen! That was wonderful! Bombay Hook looks like a treasure trove for interesting birds and critters!

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  38. Your photographs are spectacular. The Green Heron and the Indigo Bunting were highlights for me. I've only seen a Green Heron here a handful of times. As for the Indigo, your photos will probably be as close as I come unless I manage a trip to your part of the world. Thanks for a wonderful job hosting, Eileen.

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  39. Awesome photos Eileen! The lighting in them is perfect.

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  40. A wonderful selection! The juvenile eagle and The fabulous Green Heron are fantastic captures.

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  41. Fabulous series of critter shots! Would love to see a Green Heron someday.

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  42. Loving your critters, especially the turtles!! AND the young eagle!! I've been keeping up with the Decorah eagles and they've had some problems this year!! One broke its wing trying to fly!!

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  43. Your shots are wonderful, Eileen! You saw some beautiful critters. I love the Green Heron and the Indigo Bunting is one of my favorite birds.
    Have a great weekend!

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  44. Such a amazing collection of photos. To see a bald eagle is so amazing they are protectd here in Ireland as they are so few of them

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  45. A great collection of photos for today.

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  46. Great pictures! Love the Green Heron and Indigo Bunting!

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  47. Olá Eilleen, um conjunto de belíssimas fotos! Grandes instantâneos!
    Bom fim de semana.
    Abraços, Ailime

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  48. Great wildlife!
    Turtles lined up sunning are one of my favorite things. :)

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  49. Love your critters, especially the bunting!

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  50. Your green heron shots have me GREEN! lol Also loved the skimmer...have yet to see that one in person. Thank you for hosting this fun meme!

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  51. Beautiful green heron shots!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  52. Great birds and photos, I like the Green Heron.

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  53. We've never made it to Bombay Hook. We'll have to remedy that when we get to your part of the country again.

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  54. Very nice ! I like the green heron !

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  55. Beautiful pictures. I've been to Delaware once - loved it! Over from TexWis blog.

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  56. These pix are wonderful! I love herons...all kinds...blue, green, red throated...they are so suave!!!...:)JP

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  57. wonderful images Eileen thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting.

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  58. Lots of great finds. From my experience, having a green heron above one is not the way to go--or maybe it depends on what it ate. Messy!

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  59. Love this spot! Have never seen a green heron on a tree --- that's so different.

    I should have a critters post next week I as we will be in Anchorage so I will have time to write some posts and link I hope. Poor internet in Homer, but lots and lots of pictures and a lovely time!

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  60. Add me to the fan club of your great shot of the turtles! We have a place on our road where I always check to see if they're there sunning themselves, it's fun to see them--Some day I'll have to stop and get a photo of them!

    Hope you're enjoying this weather we're having and your weekend!!

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  61. A nice series of critters.
    I really like the turtles sunning themselves.

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  62. Que lindo passeio!
    você tirou belas imagens!
    gostei muito do pássaro azul!

    Eillen, eu não tenho mais o blog da natureza.
    Tive que encerrar.
    Sinto falta, pois não posso postar no sábado EST

    Você tem Instagram?
    add zizisantoss

    beijo Zizi
    bom domingo!

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  63. All wonderful shots! I love the green heron surprise though, and that indigo bunting, particularly!

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  64. Good morning Eileen!!
    Beautiful series of photos!Great birds I like the Green Heron!!Wonderful captures!Have a happy Sunday!
    Dimi...

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  65. Eileen, your photos are amazing. The depth of field, and details so perfect on each shot. It's such a pleasure to view them.

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  66. Wonderful collection - I love the Green Heron!

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  67. lovely photos, specially the skimmer, that's a bird that always fascinates me

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  68. You're so lucky to have all those photo ops..Never saw a green Heron..They're all blue around here. Happy Sunday

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  69. Beautiful birds! I never would have thought a heron would be in a tree. I'm sorry I missed the critter party. I even had a post ready in draft. Guess I was too excited about the strawberries. Lol

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  70. Lovely photos. I love the Blue Heron. One of my favorite birds

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  71. Thanks for linking up this weekend. It's always appreciated Eileen...you tend to dazzle us with some many wonderful birds.

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  72. Also this blog is again full of beautiful pictures. Especially the green heron is fantasist itself. That we have in the Netherlands, unfortunately. But your other birds are gifts of nature :-)

    Warmest regards, Helma

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  73. thanks for sharing all those nice critters. :)

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  74. I don't have an opportunity to see birds like these much if at all, so I enjoyed yours. I particularly like the green heron close-ups, he looks like quite a character. I also like the intense blue of the Indigo Bunting.

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  75. Beautiful pictures.
    Have a fantastic day. :)

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  76. Have a nice Day .summer from Belgium

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  77. Hi Eileen, Those birds are very beautiful. I have not seen any of them before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Christa

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