Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday's Critters #76


Saturday's Critters #76

Happy weekend, everyone!  Can you believe it is the end of May? 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.

Hubby and I like to take walks along the Susquehanna River trail on this day we saw a lot of Double-crested Cormorants in the river.


Double-crested Cormorants seen in the Susquehanna River.



They must be catching some great fish in this spot.


Also seen on the trail a Mourning Cloak butterfly.


More Cormorants seen from along the river trail.


On the drive home we always pass this Alpaca farm, they are cute critters..I hope you enjoyed my post and critter photos. 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 beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two 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.





83 comments:

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen.
Your animals are always amazing. Especially the mourning Cloak butterfly is very beautiful!

Thank you for letting me join you today. It is the second time. Yes, how fast the time is passing. Rainy season in Japan is just around the corner.

Nancy J said...

Alpacas are good looking, until they are shorn, then looked so skinny and miserable. The ones you have in your photo series are plump, and well covered with their fleeces.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the mourning cloak and the alpacas. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

so sad the Mourning Cloak is injured. But it seem to manage anyway.

I discovered that there are an alpacka farm somewhere south of where I live. I saw a sign but did not go that way at the time.

Thanks for hosting.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I enjoyed your critter post today, especially the Apalcas. These are critters we don't see here in SA. Thanks for hosting. have a great weekend. Jo

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Alpacas always look so adorable when they've got their full coats.....and so silly when they've been cut.
Hope you have a good weekend

doodles n daydreams said...

You have some marvellous critter shots there, and some fences thrown in to boot, haha.

Diana

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures, cormorants are hunting for fish.
The Alpacas are really great, just like the butterfly.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I haven't seen any alpacas here in Florida-- it must be too hot. Cormorants are too successful for their own good, as they are being killed by the thousands up north. Thanks for hosting my "critters!"

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that IS a lot of cormorants!!!
...lovin' the farm photo too.

Hannah said...

So many comorants! I have heard there are too many up here eating the baby salmon fry so they are considering what to do about them. The Alpacas are adorable, so fluffy.

Mildred said...

The cormorants and the butterfly are new to me. You have a lovely place to walk and photograph. Cute photo of the alpacas too. I appreciate the opportunity to link up.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Good morning Eileen, alpacas are such cute animals. They always look like they are smiling. Maybe one day we can add them to our farm.

✿ chica said...

Sempre maravilhas aqui,Eillen! Um lindo dia! bjs, chica

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. Cormorants are very popular in our country too. Cormorants which live in river have white color neck part. Thanks for sharing.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shots Eileen.

Gayle said...

Love the fluffy alpacas.
Our neighbor just described cormorants to the RG this week. They seemed like ducks in trees to her.
Have a good one!

Tom said...

Love the butterfly! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful critter post! Those Cormorants are awesome, must be celebrating and having a huge party! Love the Alpacas, look at those long legs? What a great shot Eileen of that butterfly, beautiful markings! Love the little blue spots!
Have a great day~
Nancy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
yes that is quite the gathering on yonder water!!! What a pleasant outing &*> YAM xx

lina@happy family said...

Birds, butterfly, and alpaca! Wow, you always share great variety, Eileen.

TexWisGirl said...

that is a BUNCH of cormorants! holy cow! :)

Sandra said...

i like the alpaca and when bob fishes, land or in a boat, he looks for the birds, that tells him where to find fish...

Linda Kay said...

Great variety, Eileen...my favorite is the butterfly.

Linda Gross said...

There is an alpaca farm near me. I want to visit the farm, but haven't done so yet. We saw cormorants along the Niagara River a week ago. We didn't stop to get any pictures.

Karen S. said...

Good morning! It's so sweet how the cormorants are huddled together, and the Alpacas, and that lovely brick house behind are my favorite of all your beautiful photos today! Enjoy your weekend.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, These are some neat critter photos. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Have a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love the details of the butterfly! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the party! Hugs, Diane

Chandra Eswaran said...

Good Morning Eileen!
Lovely birds, butterfly and Alpacas.
Mourning Cloak Butterfly - what a thought-provoking name!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Beautiful Weekend!
Peace :)

ulla laiho said...

I always enjoy your pictures!

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - thank you for hosting. LOVE all those Cormorants. Lucky you!!

Brian King said...

I've never seen that many cormorants at once! They're hated in the fishing world because of their knack for decimating fish populations. They don't exactly "catch and release"! LOL!

Nice shots! Hoping to see more butterflies this year.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
The sight of all these cormarants must be quite something! I bet they make a racket too!!!
I had no idea the Mourning Cloak butterfly could be found on your continent too, here it is found rather in mountainous areas and it is quite rare to see :)
Enjoy your weekend and keep well!

Phyllis Oller said...

Thanks for hosting. You showed us some beautiful critters, I haven`t seen a mourning cloak yet, Phyllis

Sharon Wagner said...

I like the shot of all of the cormorants lined up on the river rock or tree.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful Susquehanna River! I loved living in Pennsylvania and driving back to Wisconsin, crossing the Susquehanna. Sorry I'm late to the party, Eileen. I need to remember to get a post ready for Saturday Critters! Thanks for hosting. :-)

Debbie said...

another wonderful group of critters!!!! you know the ride home was my favorite....the alpacas stole the show for me, they will be getting their haircut (sheared) soon!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely pics, Eileen. Looks like that Mourning Cloak has suffered some bird strikes. Amazing how they still manage to get away, isn't it?
~

Marie C said...

Love the cormorants! So many! Pretty little alpacas also, and the butterfly with its damaged wing is still lovely. I never seem to be able to get pictures of butterflies!

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, o tempo tem passado depressa demais mesmo!
Lindas imagens, como sempre. Adorei os bichinhos da última foto!
Beijos, ótimo fim de semana.

Lynne said...

Great Alpaca scene Eileen . . . wish I had a "critter piece" to link today but I have none.
An "almost" of a Seagull . . . but I wasn't fast enough!
I will have to be on a Critter Hunt this week!
Have a great weekend . . .

Happyone said...

Always enjoy your critters. : )
May sure flew by!!

Phil Slade said...

I can't believe all those Double-crested Cormorants Eileen. Such an amazing sight and I can only think there must be very many fish in that river. The Mourning Cloak is a real beauty too.

Thanks for the picture party and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lots of cormorants! Nice walk and drive ..... Thanks as always!

Andrea Priebe said...

Cormorants are amazing and always hang in groups. We have them here too. They usually come in with the Pelicans and then some move on and some stay, but this year they were late and are just beginning to thin out. Here they hang with the Herons and Egrets in their Rookeries. Great shots. Also love your butterfly. I have only seen one of those since we moved here and that was a couple of years ago. They are beautiful. As for the Alpacas, where are their long necks? I guess it gets burried in all of the wool ... Oh my. Adorable though. Thanks, Eileen, for your pictures and for hosting:)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Rose said...

I did enjoy this...for some reason cormorants fascinate me. Maybe because we don't have them around here. We did see one or two at a distance last spring. I think they were passing through.

One of these days I am going to join this when I know I have time to visit a few others. Just not fair to join when I I know I am going to be busy. It is bad enough when I think I am going to have time and then don't.

Adam Jones said...

What a lovely butterfly. Great images as always.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That is a huge flock of cormorants. Love the mourning cloak butterfly, hope to see them in our garden this year.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
I again see a lot of beautiful animals pass by. I feel sorry for the butterflies in your blog. He misses a whole part of his wing!
Regards, Helma

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!

Katarina said...

I like the alpacas - they look as soft as they are!

Mama Zen said...

Love that shot of the butterfly!

Joyful said...

Happy Saturday Eileen. Lovely photos you've shared. I wish you a very pleasant weekend of photo opportunities :-)

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful collection of critters, Eileen! Like your mourning cloak, so many of the butterflies I'm seeing have torn wings. I think it must be from all the bad weather? Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

Pat said...

How amazing to see so many Cormorants. Great captures. LOve the poor, tattered butterfly too.

Our photos said...

Very nice series !

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; OMG, such many Cormorants; I've just seen a couple of them, a couple of times at our city park's lake p:-) Your Mourning Cloak Butterfly looks SO elegant♡♡♡ Alpaca must be really CUTE♪ I wish I could have a chance to see :-)
Thank you SO much for hosting; Getting HOT during the day to look for sweet critters(^^;)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Stephanie said...

Love the Alpacas and the butterfly.

Linda said...

So that's a mourning cloak butterfly! I don't know the names of many of them.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I always enjoy your series of photos, and the Alpacas really are cute, aren't they? I see some on my way to/from work every day, and I always enjoy seeing them--I know that I'm not far from home when I do! :-)

Linda W. said...

Wonderful butterfly photo! It's like he posed just for you. Have a great weekend!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Pietro and Cynthia said...

Neat critter images!
Happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

I amjust off Tory Island but still away in Donegal but looks into see your post. Lovely as ever but I looved the Alpaca and bitterfly the besst. Thanks for hosting adn have a grat week ahead.

Nancy Chan said...

First time seeing an Alpaca for me. They are cute animals.

Mary Cromer said...

It looks like you saw some wonderful animals to share for your critters yesterday. So sweet those Alpacas and all of the rest too ~

rainfield61 said...

Many birds, many joy.

Ileana said...

Your criters are always beautiful. Great photos! Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day!

Anni said...

Hi again Eileen...thanks for stopping by and adding your link this weekend.

Hope your day will be super.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful pictures.
What a lot of cormorants. So nice!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos Eileen ! We have quite a few Alpaca farms here to and yes they are cute critters . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

gorgeous butterfly. we have seen a lot lately. i wonder why sometimes it seems they are more popular ... & others they disappear? do they go on vacation or? ( :

Jeevan said...

Very beautiful and enjoyable pose! The cormorants make a lovely presence across the river and I too hope he get enough fish along with birds. Love the cute llamas in the Alpaca farm

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like it would be a lovely place to spend the day.

Nick Va said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. Thanks for hosting.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shots Eileen!! Especially love those alpacas!!

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David Gascoigne said...

It's always great to see Morning Cloak. In this part of the world it's one of the first butterflies of spring and a joy to behold when it first appears.

The Yum List said...

Hi Eileen, Just noticed you have a traveling blog too. Beautiful photos! I was not allowed to comment however. Not sure if you realize this.

Uppal said...

Such variety of offerings and all of high quality. The butterfly looks so cute.Perfect timing!

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Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Fantastic day trip. There is a walking trail along the creek by our house and we have loved our walks and bike rides there.

edenhills said...

Beautiful butterfly. The alpacas are cute.

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