Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #44

Saturday's Critter's #44


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters! I am sharing more of the birds and critters seen during our Colorado vacation.. Besides birds, hubby and I loved seeing all the elk.. The biggest herd were seen in the Beaver Meadows area ..Specifically off the road that goes to the Cub Lake trail.. Every day the cars were lined up on the side of the road, people sitting out in their chairs watching the elk show.. One big bull elk was bugling and chasing another male around and away from the rest of the herd. 



A Yellow-rumped Warbler was one of the common birds we saw around Estes Park and the Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park. 



The chase is on.






This Black-billed Magpie was going bald..molting..




If you turn up the sound all the way you will hear the bull elk bugling on my video..It maybe too long, I do not mind if you do not watch it all, lol.


Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.







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I hope you enjoyed my critters and now I am looking forward to seeing the critters you are sharing this week..
Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


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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.

62 comments:

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

I have never been first in my entire life ever! Nothing like being on the West Coast and three hours behind everybody else.

I love your Rocky Mountain Elk! Aren't they magnificent? Beautiful pictures (I've never really gotten good birds in Colorado...next time we visit the kids I will try harder.)

Thank you so much for hosting.

Marie said...

Boy!!! How did we miss this awesome viewing spot! I hate that so much! You saw some great elk there, and got great photos and video too. I am so jealous!!! :-)

Brian King said...

Love those bulls! I hope to photograph some elk in the wild here one day. Very impressive animals!

Jo said...

Oh that constant warring for territory. It even happens in kitty -households! Great post. I never knew that magpies (like our crows) molt. And I didn't know what sound an elk makes. Now I do. I love sharing in your wonderful Saturday Critters Party. Have the best weekend ever, Eileen. Greetings, Jo

Ela said...

Great family of deer ! Beautifully captured scenes from the lives of these amazing animals !
Eileen, I wish you a nice weekend :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen This is a lovely post and the Elk are beautiful beasts. Loved the video (You videos are running on into more videos, like it did some time before). Lovely countryside. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the elk. How wonderful to find a big herd of them. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

Those Stags are seeing whose the best and female Elk, excellent photos.

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
What a great post!Gorgeous pictures of the bull and the elk!Your video show us the beauty of the nature and those amazing critters!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Your elk photos are wonderful but the video is just superb. That bull elk looks like it should topple over with carrying those magnificent antlers,
Thanks for hosting again and have a wonderful weekend.

Elaine said...

Lovely photos of the elk! We saw the elk rut in Pennsylvania a few years back. They put on quite a show.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the moose.
The video is great.
I wish you a very good weekend.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh the elk are magnificent! Nice to see the video as well as photos :)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos and great video, Eileen. Happy weekend!

Frank said...

Hi Eileen. Interesting that we should share the same wildlife event but with different beasts.

Great pics of the bull Elk and a very well captured video.

Have a lovely weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Living in Colorado for over 40 years, I don't ever recall seeing a Yellow Rump Warbler!!

The Elk, on the other hand, are plentiful...you've captured their strength and beauty to be sure.

Jutta.K said...

Das ist ja ein ganz toller Bericht.
Ich hatte noch nie die Gelegenheit ,
Elche in freier Natur zu beobachten.
Tolles video.
Liebe Grüße
Jutta

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic post Eileen! Those elk are magnificent. The video was fun to watch also. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Having a video of your subject certainly enhances the post. I think I must have watched it on your FB, as it looked familiar?
Have a nice weekend!

rainfield61 said...

I love the background colour of the first picture.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, my hubby would be ga-ga over those elk. He's been hunting for elk and been very close, but has not had a good opportunity. I think he would prefer to be like you and just photograph them.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful elk! so impressive!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Here I was, expecting your 'normal' amazing bird photos. Your 4-footed ones are amazing!!!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, Elk is SO gorgeous that it must have been such fun to see chasing♡♡♡ Great nature seen, Eileen (^_^)v

Thank you very much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

I especially like that black-billed magpie!

Sharon Wagner said...

Boy, their antlers are majestic.

J said...

I am visiting from Debra's Frugal Little Bungalow. As promised, your photos are wonderful! The elk are truly majestic, running free and happy as God intended!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Magnificent creatures and a great video!

lina@happy families said...

Thanks for the video. I see and hear many things there.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous shots.

That bull has quite the rack. No wonder he's got a nice harem :O)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Aren't the elk majestic? I enjoyed your video of this big guy grooming his antlers in the grass, Eileen.This weekend is "Elk Fest" in Estes Park. Did you hear that Trail Ridge Road already had almost two feet of snow in the high elevations?

Lynne said...

The Elk and the run must have been quite the experience to see. Thanks Eileen, really great Critter post!

Debbie said...

oops, i forgot to link in!!

the elk are beautiful, with the tall grasses. i have never seen a magpie, they do look cute!!

have a wonderful weekend, we are getting some much needed rain!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

The magpie.. and on my goodness, those wonderful antlers as seen in the video rising out of the long grass.. another stellar post, Eileen. Just love it!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh.. and that cute little sneeze followed by quiet laughter :) That brought you right into my world.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome elk shots ! love them!

Happy Weekend
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

maryaustria said...

Such wonderful photos! Beautiful birds and the elk is very impressive!

A Quiet Corner said...

I've only seen Elk when driving through an animal preserve...never in their true wild state!...:)JP

Hannah said...

Such magnificent photos of the Elk! Their coloration is just great with the golden grass. I'm wondering why the bull in the video rolls his head from side to side in the grass and pulls some out on his antlers, so funny! The molting magpie is cute, my chickens are molting now too.

Christian Weiß said...

The elks are wonderful.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

We never get to see elk so this was a rare treat...loved the video!!!!

Gerald (SK14) said...

not seen a magpie that colour before

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post... and as Frank has already said it's much the same over here with the Red Deer...

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I like the deer !

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful critters!

Linda W. said...

Love all your elk photos! We just returned from Olympic National park where we got to see an elk herd too.

Pat said...

Great shots of those magnificent elk. I loved the video, seeing the bull with those impressive antlers.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh, those pictures of the Elk are wonderful! Have a super good Sunday tomorrow!

Cloudia said...

I could hear the bull elk just seeing your good pictures!


Felicia said...

I love to see the elk and hear them bugling. The video was great Eileen.

Stephanie said...

Wow, amazing images and that video was fabulous to watch!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love looking at those elk.

/ late to the party, but I made it!
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Noushka said...

My word!
That elk has quite a number of does for himself!
He must have spent quite an amount of energy to keep rivals off!!
Brilliant footage Eileen!
Keep well :)

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

i love your video. always fun to hear them in their real habit. we have gorgeous birds out in these parts. but the western birds are so different. maybe i need to have a place to live in both areas. i wish??!

enjoy your day, Eileen!! ( :

Anni said...

Thanks, Eileen, for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Holy cow... elk! I can't ever seem to get photos as well as yours of the elk around here. They get spooked so easily.
Thanks for hosting.

Bethany Carson said...

Great shots of the elk! They are magnificent creatures. I just saw a couple yellow rumped warblers at my place the other day...wasn't sure what they were!

Susan (ABON) said...

It's amazing to watch the Elk during rut. Colorado is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip there!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Elks are such beautiful animals. The antlers on that bull are very impressive! Your videos are fun to watch and listen to. Thank you for bringing nature to us.

Pat Tillett said...

Your photos are all great, I love seeing all those Elk. Colorado is a beautiful state and full of great sights.

NatureFootstep said...

love the powerful deers you have. Gret photos. :)

Ida said...

I know I'm really late commenting but I just had to say how much I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the elk and watching the video as well. They are such amazing animals. I can't imagine how heavy those racks of antlers must be.