Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday's Critters #79

Saturday's Critters #79

Wow, this is my 1,000th post since I started blogging in July 2009.  I thank all my wonderful blogging friends for all their visits and comments over the years.

Happy Father's Day!

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.

These are some birds seen during a visit to the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Havre de Grace Maryland back in April. This is the same place where I saw the King Rail on a previous post.


The Yellow Warbler, you can the red streaks down his breast.



A rusty capped Swamp Sparrow, looks like he wants to come out of my photo.



The Virginia Rail a secretive marsh bird.


And a Glossy Ibis is included in the birds we saw during our visit.


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.

79 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice assortment of colorful birds. That Swamp Sparrow really pops!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. That is an impressive accomplishment! The glossy ibis is a cool bird. I would have been so excited to have seen it. Love the yellow warbler too.

Small City Scenes said...

That Warbler is so pretty. Thanks for hosting and have a super weekend.
MB

Ela said...

Always nice to see beautiful birds !!
Thanks for sharing you gorgeous shots, Eileen !
Have a nice weekend :)

jandi said...

Eileen, these are really beautiful, vivid images! we call our black ibises hadedas in South Africa! have a beautiful weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen CONGRTULATIONS on your 1,000th post and MANY thaks for hosting this meme. You do a great job. Marvelous post and the vivid yellow of the Warbler is gorgeous. I strugle with all your different Sparrowst ID them but this is a good close up of the Swamp Sparrow. great capture of an illusive Rail and beautiful posed Ibis. Have a lovely weekend.

Elaine said...

Congrats on your 1000th post, and thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters. I always enjoy seeing the many and varied birds that you post, most of which I never see here.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen.
Beautiful pictures of these different birds.
The last one is my favorite.
Have a happy weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Gunilla Bäck said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I love all your birds. Have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

your Yellow Warbler looks a little bit like the Yellowhammer. Think I have some images not posted. :)

Love the glossy one. Finally got some shots of them in Australia :) Will post them eventually.

Thanks for hosting.

Charlene N.K. said...

Wow, 1,000 posts! That's amazing! And your pictures are always beautiful!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Each of your birds are new to me and beautiful! The little Yellow Warbler is gorgeous!

AlexaT said...

Congrats, now and always! It's such a pleasure to really enjoy by all these beauties shared by you in the amazing posts about nature and wildlife, as well! Details from nature that through your camera lens can observe and share (birds, animals, so on)... amazing aspects from up-close, so various, so interesting like in the documentaries from tv channels...
Thank for hosting and Have a sunny weekend of june!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 1000th post Eileen. As always you've posted more fantastic pictures. I love the Rail and the Sparrow. Have a fab weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the Yellow Warbler!!
And in your previous post---Ocean City MD is one of my favorite coastal areas in the East.

✿ chica said...

Tão lindos,Eillen! Ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

diane b said...

As usual magic photos of beautiful birds.

Tom said...

I'm amazed by the number of critters that you find. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Gayle said...

Sparrow coming out of photo - looks like he's leaning down to go under the tent flap :)

Brian King said...

Nice shots! Warblers don't sit still for long. The Ibis is impressive! Congratulations on your milestone!

sandyland said...

could not have been a better 1000 thank you

Lea said...

Love your birds!
Great photo of the Glossy Ibis
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

A Quiet Corner said...

I never saw a Virginia Rail up close so he was a treat for me...:)JP

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Happy 1000! :))
Gosh, that'll take me some time
to get that far :))
Love that cute yello feather ball,
and the last one is just beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tinna ✐

Andy said...

What a great sighting! Swamp Sparrow, Virgina Rail and a Glossy Ibis!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on lots of great blogging! You always take amazing photos and I've learned to identify some of the birds I see thanks to you! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

TexWisGirl said...

love that ibis! so pretty! congrats on 1000 and on all your wonderful bird sightings that you share with us, too!

Linda Kay said...

The Ibis is very curious, but my favorite is the yellow bird.

Debbie said...

an awesome group today, i think the ibis was my favorite!!!

congrats on 1,000 posts, that's a great milestone!!!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that's a great number of posts. Love the yellow warbler and the Ibis - several birds I've never seen. Thanks for sharing.

Cranberry Morning said...

I remembered!!! Thanks so much for hosting the link up, Eileen. That Virginia Rail is such a beautiful bird. Love the photos!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy 1000th. (Nice shots :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All these wonderful birds in addition to the lifer King Rail you posted before. Another great birding spot .... You have such great ones and the talent for spotting them and getting the pics! Thanks for sharing and as always for hosting.

Phyllis Oller said...

What a beautiful collection of birds ! Congrats on your 1000th post! Your blog is always a delight to visit , full of information! Thanks for hosting this meme,phyllis

Helma said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post.
That is quite a milestone in blogging.
Very good weekend.

Sharon Wagner said...

Happy Anniversary! The big 1000. I'm getting there.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely birdies. Congrats on your 1,000th post, and thank you for being our critter host!
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rainfield61 said...

You have run a thousand miles, bringing along all your critters.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Fabulous fotos of our feathered friends!!! Have an equally fabulous weekend!!! YAM xx

Linda W. said...

Happy 1,000th post! A blogging milestone! Loved your collection of bird today, especially the bright yellow one (already forgot his name)

Diane AZ said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I love your wonderful birds. Happy weekend!

June Caedmon said...

Congrats on your 1000th post, Eileen! Wonderful captures today! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

The Rail is my favourite, that one is superb. I love Glossy Iris, well photographed.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Wow! What lovely photos of interesting birds. We have been to Harve de Grace. Congratulations on the 1000 post anniversary! I'm just starting--I have a lot to learn. ♥

Pat said...

Great shots of four really cool birds. You always have such a great variety to share. Congratulations on 1000 posts. Quite a milestone!

Ileana said...

Lovely birds! Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend!

Al said...

I love that yellow warbler, it's so bright and pretty.

Marie C said...

Wow! 1,000 posts! Congratulations! Let there be 1,000 more! :-) And thanks for the meme and the loyalty to visiting others, too! Love the yellow warbler and the glossy ibis.

Uppal said...

Congrats for such beautiful innings you played with multiple critter families. 1000th post, a great achievement for your resilient spirit.Wishing you much more success in future and always!:-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the swamp saparrow!

Giga said...

Beautiful birds, but ibis amazed me. Regards.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lots of variety in your photos, love the ibis

Jo said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post, Eileen. I think I first "met" you on blogger sometime in 2012 and I love your blog. The rail is superb and would be a big tick for me. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a wonderful day. Jo

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the colors of your last bird - beautiful specimen! Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Those are some marvelous bird shots, especially the one of the Virginia Rail. Blessings!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Congratulations, Eileen. The Virginia Rail is a difficult bird to capture with a camera. Thanks for sharing.

pattisjarrett said...

Congratulations on post 1,000! The Glossy Ibis is beautiful!

Anni said...

...thanks Eileen, for stopping by to share your link this weekend.

The Yum List said...

Such a variety of birds today - Mother Nature is truly amazing.

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i love the tiny yellow bird. what a beauty. ( :
happy weekend!!

loved your youtube video earlier ... i lost power & forgot to go back to comment. we had a terrible thunderstorm. of course the dishwasher was on ... had to drain it and start over. nuts!! oh well ... could have been worse i guess.

Zizi Santos said...

Todos lindos!
livres na natureza!
amo!
bj
bom domingo!

Merlesworld said...

Wow you are doing well I hit 300 the other day and I was pretty pleased.
Some very pretty birds there.
Merle.............

Lynne said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post . . ,
Loved your little bird critter pictures today.
Non from me this week . . . sorry . . .
Worn out from a busy few days in Chicago!

Hannah said...

The Yellow Warbler is such a bright bird, and the Glossy Ibis so magnificent, I like the colors and the iridescent look to the greenish feathers.

Stephanie said...

Love the Yellow Warbler and Ibis shots!

Karen S. said...

Congratulations on 1,000 posts, that is incredible, Bravo. Thanks for hosting this too, it's very fun to follow along. My favorite today is the yellow bird in the first photo.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Bethany Carson said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I like your shots of the Ibis and the Virginia Rail!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Congratulations on your 1000 post mileston, Eileen! I don't know how you do it!! We also have the Glossy Ibis down here - but Pilchard is VERY jealous of the Sparrow! We only have two varieties in OZ - House sparrow and Eurasian tree sparrow - and he's never seen the tree sparrow! I showed him your Swamp Sparrow, so now he wants to come visit :D Have a great weekend!

Nick V. said...

Happy 1000th post, Eileen. Lovely shots!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, 1000 posts and counting....congratulations Eileen. You are my favourite bird blogging sister.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Congratulations! Well done. By the way, I have never seen a Glossy Ibis up close. Neat picture of the bird. Have a tremendous day tomorrow!

Laura said...

What a beautiful variety of birds Eileen!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Wow Congratulations on your 1000th posts and of course we all thank your efforts hosting as well♡♡♡ I always get Fascinated seeing your birds (which are used be unfamiliar to me :-)
The rusty capped Swamp Sparrow (sparrow is the only bird I can see here and there and too agile to take photos,haha) you introduced is really colorful♪ The red streaks of 'The Yellow Warbler', and the Glossy Ibis with such long beak is the one I wish to see☆☆☆ 

PS; Thanks for your sweet words, still looking for which cosmetic is the cause of my rash(^^;)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

bettyl-NZ said...

Congrats on your bloggy milestone! I always enjoy your critters.

Rose said...

That ibis always fascinates me!

Wandering Wren said...

1000 posts that's a big woo hoo from me!
Wren x

Black Jack's Carol said...

Congratulations, Eileen! You are such a wonderfully consistent blogger, with beautiful shots of birds that I might never see if it weren't for your posts. All four of these birds are gorgeous. I once saw a Virginia Rail at Jericho but it has been several years since that wonderful day. All the more to enjoy your sighting :)

David Gascoigne said...

A male Yellow Warbler is such a gorgeous little bird!