Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #47

Saturday's Critter's #47


Happy weekend everyone! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's critters this week..I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party.

I am sharing more the birds and gulls seen on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland.  


 I love the look on the closest Tern..The Black Skimmer in the rear look like juveniles, they are a brownish color instead of the black color of the adult..

 What Gull?  I was thinking maybe a juvie Herring Gull. Edited, I now believe these gulls are the juvenile Laughing Gull.


 A closer look at the Black Skimmer's bill.


I am not sure if this flock of birds flying  by were the Black Ducks or DC Cormorants..I hope you enjoyed seeing more birds from Ocean City Maryland...





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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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67 comments:

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

That tern in the foreground just made me laugh out loud. He looks wild and crazy. Love the skimmers -- they just fascinate me.

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, dearest Eileen; as I wrote in the blog, I'm busy and going out and won't be back until late night tomorrow.
I'll comment you after coming back reading your post:-)
Please do not post this comment, Dear friend.
Love,xoxo Miyako*

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I loved the surprised look on the tern's face. Great photos all round. Have a wonderful weekend. Greetings Jo

The happy wanderer. said...

There's a definite autumn (fall) feel to those photos. It's lovely to see the Skimmers again - a bird I hope to see one day with their unusual bills!

Pat Tillett said...

There are all great photos! I'm with you, the look on the Tern's face in the first photo is priceless!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen great shots of the birds by the sea.Love the Skimmers. Now unless your Us juvenile Herring Gulls are different from the UK ones, the legs are too dark on them be be Herring but I do not know what they are. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Eileen. I have been enjoying your beach shots. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

rainfield61 said...

I enjoy seeing birds as much as finding mushrooms.

Rajesh said...

Superb shots of flock of birds.

Nancy J said...

Line up guys, keep your heads looking straight ahead, lovely, and the wind ruffles in the first photo, a winner. Jean

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Black Skimmer, it shows us what america is, beautiful.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen.
Beautiful pictures of The Black Skimmer.
All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
I wish you a very good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Um verdadeiro show de fotos! Lindas todas! bjs, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very great shots!! The last is fantastic with the splashing water.
Well done!!

Kind regards,
Marco

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ocean City Maryland!! I love that place. It's been ages since I've been there too.

That tern seems to be saying "Are you lookin' at me?"

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thanks for allowing me to join in your critter day.

I'm really taken with that picture of the Laughing Gulls lining up for their picture like that.

That sea looks a bit wild and windy, almost like here. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Icy BC said...

Love these bird shots and would love to be by the ocean too :)

Hannah said...

I so enjoy the skimmers, they have a comical look with the oversized bills. So cute!

oldthings said...

Dearest Eileen ,I come back and I am glad that I am linking with your post ! Thank you so much for the hosting !
Olympia

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous shots! I love the second one - looks like they made a special formation for you! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Frank said...

Lovely views of the beach inhabitants, especially the Royal Terns.

Ela said...

Great photos, Eileen ! And these are so gorgeous birds !
Have a nice weekend :)

Wandering Wren said...

Thanks for the critter party again Eileen. I love your gulls this week!
Wren x

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool sightings of the terns and gulls, neither of which I have ever seen in person so you can be sure I'm jealous. ;))

Brian King said...

Love the Skimmers! Those bills are so impressive. Nice collection of shorebirds!

VioletSky said...

I had to look up Laughing Gull - never heard of him before! Actually, I had n o idea there were so many different gulls around NE NA!

Sandra said...

I have only seen the skimmers one time in my life, a flock at the beach. of course gulls are everywhere, even at Walmart... but i still love pics of them...

TexWisGirl said...

such a cute, impudent look on that first tern! love the skimmers. these are all birds i definitely don't get to see here. :) thanks, eileen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You give a new appreciation to the gulls at a waterfront Eileen.
Have a great weekend.

Montanagirl said...

I like the Tern as well! He's looking a little mussed. Those Skimmers are such interesting looking birds!

Sharon Wagner said...

I like the one where they are standing in a circle. They're probably discussing their attack plan on tourists for the day.

Linda Kay said...

My hubby has so many pictures of gulls from our visits to California. But they are really interesting.

Pat said...

The Skimmers are so cool with those bi-colored bills.

Lynne said...

Wonderful, (again) photos . . . I love all the day trips and your longer vacations because ii get to go along with you by seeing your photos. I have learned a bit too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the way the beach birds all face the wind together.
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Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

I luv seeing the surf. I can c it & picture or imagine the sounds too! ( :

happy weekend

Debbie said...

beautiful shore birds, always remind me of home!!!!

Ileana said...

Beautiful birds!!! Super photos! thanks for hosting. Wish you a nice weekend!

Linda W. said...

Nice bird pics! I'm hoping to get a post up today that actually has some critters!! :) So I'll be able to join the party.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!Great shot of those beautiful birds!I like the Skimmers!Lovely birds, i have never seen before!Gorgeous pictures!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great photos, I love the tern in the foreground of the first photo. I don't know laughing gulls, but I'm certain your juvie gulls aren't herring gulls....

Marie said...

Love the skimmer's bills! Very interesting. And yes...laughing gulls! My hubby loved showing them to our grandson when we were back east. He's been raised seeing them all his life, being a Norfolk native. I love their name! Really great photos, Eileen! Happy to be joining in again this week.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty birds. The skimmers have strange looking bills. Enjoy your weekend!

Felicia said...

love seeing your bird images Eileen.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I did indeed enjoy seeing the Ocean City birds, Eileen. You never disappoint. What interesting bills on the Black Skimmers, and the Laughing Gulls were wonderful. I've never seen them (or at least, known what I was seeing). Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen! I've never seen before such amazing faces of ocean birds from so up close... we have, as well, some gulls at the Black Sea, but their size and appearance is definitely different!! So great... Now that i've saw these images I wished "to be on a shore and to follow a bird"...just like in a summer poem! A happy weekend, too!

Elaine said...

Nice assortment of gulls. Quite an impressive beak on that Black Skimmer!

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the 'formation' in the second photo !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I lived close to the Atlantic shore when I lived in Brooklyn, NY, Eileen, and I miss hearing the seagulls overhead.

lorik said...

I love watching sea gulls...except when they steal my lunch! I had one take a chip (fries) as i was putting into my mouth!
Great images.

Linda said...

Those are neat looking birds!

bettyl-NZ said...

I love seeing shore birds from other places. Those orange and black bills are so strange looking, but I'm sure they do the job.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
I would love to see Black Skimmers for myself! They are quite impressive with their strong beaks!
Your picture are a real smack from the sea!! LOL!!
Enjoy your sunday!

diane b said...

I like the look the tern is giving you. I'm always intrigued to see gulls all facing the same way

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I love the seashore! Nice views of the gulls and skimmers. Better late than never-- I was traveling all day yesterday but it is nice to be back home in Florida.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Love that look on the tern's face. So inquisitive... as if he is thinking to himself "what in the world are you? you look interesting!" Great photos, Eileen.

Cindy said...

Hi Eileen,
My critter isn't real nor is he little however I wanted to come along and play on Saturday. I noticed this little bird you have and read about the black bill, when he opens his bill it looks like he has a fish in it. Nice shots, and I was thinking of you yesterday when I tried to get an amazing shot at a bird sitting outside our RV window. I later looked it up and it is a Magpie native to the area we are in right now. Thanks for the party

edenhills said...

What pretty birds. I love that last shot with the spray.

Stephanie said...

Interesting birds! I love the first shot!

A Quiet Corner said...

Love those Black Skimmers...:)JP

NatureFootstep said...

I´m still so impressed by these terns. Love their heads and bills.

Adam Jones said...

Those Skimmers are wonderful looking birds Eileen. I'd love to see one of them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Birds are amazing. Such great diversity.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi again Eileen...
Just wanted to thank you for sharing your link to this post at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Have a great day.

Helma said...

Ohhhh ..... what a nice pictures Eileen. Especially the 2nd picture and the 3rd picture I find very beautiful. The birds in the 3rd picture I know all Neit and have therefore never seen this.

orchid Miyako said...

Hello,Dearest Eileen; Wow, Ocean City in Maryland seems like sanctuary for birds. I was really fascinated with your picture of the Black Skimmer's bill, how unique with colorful design♫♫♫

I hope you are having a wonderful new week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Charlene N.K. said...

Beautiful bird captures, all of them!

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