Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday's Critters #73

Saturday's Critters #73

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!!

Happy weekend, everyone!  It's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

I am sharing some birds and critters from a local park called Hashawha Nature Center..This park has some great trails and we always seem to see some kind of wildlife during our walks. On this day we saw birds, deer and lots of turtles..



A pretty Eastern Bluebird


A White-tailed Deer


White-throated Sparrows and a Goldfinch bathing in the puddles.



These turtles could be the Red-eared Slider. It has a red stripe on each side of its head.. Their name comes from their ability to slide off rock and logs easily.


A Canada Goose popped it's head up out of the grass as we walked by..


Not sure if these are more Red-eared Sliders or are they the Painted Turtle?


The Redwing Blackbirds are common for this park, especially near the marsh land. I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters. I am looking forward to your critters..Thank you for the visits and for all the nice comments.. As always I appreciate your participating with my critter party..Have a happy weekend!




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


To see more nature scenes, beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these three memes below.



Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme. And thanks to Jutta's Eden Thursday




84 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely critters all of them. I wish you a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother's Day!

DeniseinVA said...

Loved all the photos Eileen. Happy Mother's Day!

Joyful said...

Beautiful bluebird and blackbird. Happy Mother's Day Eileen. Enjoy your weekend.x

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen The internet worked here this morning so I was able tolink in myself. I love the Bluebird and the BLackbnd as well as the Turtles. This is my last day here and tehn home again but I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sara D.B. said...

So many beautiful critters! Great photos!
Happy Mother's Day, Eileen!

Indrani said...

I like how the birds perch so confidently on these dead tree trunks and tips of branches. They make a good picture.

Gerald (SK14) said...

especially love that bluebird

Jo said...

Hi Eileen I love your bird pics (the Red-wing Blackbird is awesome) and the turtles are interesting! I'm in a great birding spot on the East Coast of SOUTH AFRICA for the week and hope to post lots of photos soon. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day. Jo

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Eastern Bluebird sure is prretty and elegant♡♡♡ I love the scene Canada Goose popping it's head up among the beautiful green♪ Red-eared Slider look new to me :-)
Thank you very much for hosting.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
I love the Eastern Bluebird and the Redwing Blackbirds.
A happy weekend, and Mother's Day.

Adam Jones said...

Your Bluebird is a great looking bird. Just stunning.

Jutta.K said...

Love Eileen,
Today I have linked a photo of my new Photo- Challenge
It's about nature, and of course also to animals.
Maybe you like also to publish an article on my blog
I would be very happy. Google Translate is exists.
Kind regards
Jutta

✿ chica said...

Muito lindos e feliz dia das mamães pra ti e todas! bjs, chica

Tom said...

What a great critter collection Eileen. Tom The Backroads Traveller

A Quiet Corner said...

Spring makes all of us happy...including the critters! Happy Mother's Day, Eileen...:)JP

Sandra said...

you are the queen of Saturday critters. i would love to see that deer. and the little gold finch.. the only critters i see are our pups... i did see a hawk in our tree at daybreak, to dark for a pic.

biebkriebels said...

You made some beautiful pictures of the wild life in the park, that bird you captured very well.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

So many critters to ID! My brain is full!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the best places to walk. Lovely curious deer there as well as the birds and turtles.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hit send accidentally....thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Gayle said...

Love the turtles. Thanks for hosting.

Lynne said...

I always like your nature, bird walks . . . I enjoyed the "turtle cuddle" today . . .

Sue said...

I especially liked the turtle photos.
Happy Mother's Day, Eileen

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Happy Mothers Day to you as well, Eileen! The park looks like such a peaceful place. Thanks for hosting us and look forward to lots of birds during migration!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Eileen this is a wonderful park...and a favorite amongst your wildlife there...I miss the bluebirds this year as they are not nesting here. Thanks for hosting.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds and the turtles. These turtles are so cute and beautiful.
Have a nice weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lots of very in your critters the week. Love the bluebird.

Mildred said...

Beautiful variety of pictures, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Brian King said...

Love the bluebird and blackbird photos! Very nice! Great wildlife variety!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Nice collection, Eileen. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Loves critters of all variety... something about the Canada Goose in the grass made me giggle. No obvious reason. Felt good! YAM xx

Linda Kay said...

The bluebird is so pretty....the turtles are cute as well.

TexWisGirl said...

turtles always make me smile. :) lovely bluebird and pop of yellow in the goldfinch. thanks, eileen!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That goose looks so funny popping his head up. What a great place to see lots of wildlife. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sharon Wagner said...

A red winged black bird once attacked the top of my head. Lucky I was wearing a cap!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - you have a great selection of critters at your park! I love the way the goldfinch is a splash of bright yellow in your photo!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
another set of images of the extraordinary that fauna surrounds you!
aren't the Red-eared Slider turtle considered feral? even so, I find them very pretty :)
The Redwing Blackbird is gorgeous although they are quite common, but funny enough, I don't remember seeing any when I was in North Carolina...
Great post!
Keep well and enjoy your WE!

Stephanie said...

All such wonderful critter shots, Eileen! Especially the painted turtles.

Lea said...

Love the turtle photos!

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - I like your line-up of critters today!

Bob Bushell said...

Awesome photos Eileen.

Debbie said...

a wonderful collection of critters....my favorite, the bluebird!!! he found the perfect perch for his photo shoot!!!!

and the red winged as well. they always seem to pick those grassy type perches, all of which work great for images.

happy mothers day eileen and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Linda W. said...

The Eastern bluebird is pretty. And I love your turtle pics! Have a happy weekend!

sandyland said...

Fabulous pics I long to see a bluebird

Mama Zen said...

Eastern bluebirds are so pretty! Lovely shots, Eileen!

Snap said...

Great critters! I love watching the birds at bath time. They take such great pleasure in a little bit of water! Happy Critter Day and thanks for hosting!

Gwen said...

Fabulous photos! :)

LindyLou Mac said...

I have always enjoyed your stunning photography Eileen. I will join in this meme sometime, adding badge to my list now. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The Eastern Bluebird of Happiness!

Happy Mom's Day, Eileen and everybody!
~

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen, I love the bluebird - such a beautiful shade of blue. Cute shot of the birds taking a bath! I finally have some critter shots to share! Happy Mothers Day and thank you for hosting!

jeannettestgermain said...

The two turtles on the bark of the tree are so cute! Happy weekend to you:)

Chandra Eswaran said...

Happy Weekend to you also, Eileen!
The birds (with the possible exception of the Blackbird) and critters in your photos, which are super cute, remind me of our own neck of the woods. It is a true blessing to be amidst such a joyous environment.
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Great One!
Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

They are all enjoying the sunlight and water. Happy weekend.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, Happy Mother's Day! What an abundance of wild life in your local park. Thanks for sharing.

Ela said...

You have lovely places to walk !
I love these beautiful critters !
Have a nice weekend :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Eileen- what a wonderful place to hike!!! It would take hours seeing everything you see!! I'd never leave!!

June Caedmon said...

Enjoyed the turtles, Eileen~! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Missy George said...

The turtles look like Eastern Painted turtles..I'm no expert..Love the Bluebird..I haven't seen ours for awhile..Happy Mothers day..

Our photos said...

Very nice ! Love the Bluebird !

forgetmenot said...

What a great bunch of critters you have captured !! I'll join your group next week. Happy Mother's Day - enjoy the weekend. Mickie :)

Hannah said...

What a nice walk, Eileen, I love the song of the Red-Winged Blackbird, and the birds taking a bath are so cute. The turtles seem to be havng great fun, too.

Happyone said...

I think blue birds are my very favorites.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so many of Mother's creatures...such a blessing eh ... nice hike

Barb said...

Love the bluebird and the turtles.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I love the photo of the Bluebird, which I've not yet seen this year, and the turtles are always fun to see! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


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Maggie said...

Amazing critter captures, Eileen. Your photographs always have such clarity that I feel as if I'm standing right next to you as you shoot.
bon dimanche
Maggie

Irene said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen. Happy Mother´s day!

diane b said...

The blue bird is so pretty and the blackbird with red on its wings is an interesting one.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The first bird' photo is very cute. I like the deer photo very much too. Thanks for sharing.

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!
Happy Mother's Day to you too!!
Lovely collections of birds!
Like the Bluebird and the blackbird!
What a cute little deer!!Wonderful pictures!Thank you for sharing!!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Anni said...

Great variety today Eileen...and in my opinion the two top photos are the best...the blue bird and the deer.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The Eastern Bluebird and Redwing Blackbird are gorgeous!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

birds, deer and TURTLES!!!! can't get any better than that!! :)

happy sunday & mom day!!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. Love to hear and see the Red-winged Blackbird. Cute sliding/stacking turtles.

rainfield61 said...

I wonder whether all these critters are as busy as us. We have to sacrifice something in order to get the others.
How about them?

Arti said...

What a beautiful variety of different birds, amazing shots.

Arti

Celeste said...

What a lovely walk and so many great critters. Thanks for sharing :)

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! Not joining in this time, but will check on a few of the posts. Will be back next week.

Uppal said...

Hi Eileen,
A magnificent Visual feast, thanks to your passion for the craft.

Rose said...

I always love turtle shots...and just enjoy nature shots in general. Those sparrows sure look like they are enjoying themselves!

edenhills said...

What a wonderful assortment of critters. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Elaine said...

Love those turtles!

pattisjarrett said...

Pretty little bluebird! Goldfinches look like they'd have more class then to bathe in puddles! ;)

David Gascoigne said...

I think the turtles in the second picture are painted turtles.