Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday's Critters #80

Saturday's Critters #80

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 from one of our daytrips to the Delaware Shores and Bombay Hook WNR.


A Blue Grosbeak posed nicely for a couple of seconds. The male has the pretty rusty wingbars.


A group of Short-billed Dowitchers  and a Willet seen at Prime Hook NWR. I am assuming these are the Short-billed and not the Long Billed Dowitchers.


Osprey with it's dinner seen from the road.




A couple of Black Bellied Plovers at Bombay Hook NWR


Here's looking at you kid!


One of the many bunnies we saw on our walk at Prime Hook NWR.


This shot is cute with the bunny and its paw up to his mouth and a look of surprise.

 I hope you enjoyed this post of birds and the cute bunnies.. Now, I am looking forward to seeing your critters. As always, thank you for your visits and nice comments. 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.




72 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the osprey and the bunny. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen, and thank you for hosting!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the Dowitchers, Osprey, Plovers, bunnies - love them all - what great shots.

Hannah said...

Your photos are so cute, Eileen. The Blue Grosbeak is my favorite color combination for birds, though usually the salmon color is more abundant. The hawk has such funny wide-eyed expression, and the last bunny is hilarious!

Indrani said...

Such wonderful captures for the day! You always have a great variety!

Jo said...

Oh Eileen, how I miss our serious birding and bush outings! Love your Dowwitchers and other birds and the bunnies. Thanks for hosting this meme. Jo

lina@happy family said...

Enjoying the wonderful birds and cute bunnies shots :)

Margaret Adamson said...

beautiful coleection of different critter in this post today. Many thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; A Blue Grosbeak sure was posing nicely for you♡♡♡ I LOVE the 'Here's looking at you kid!' shot; fantastic eyes he/she has☆☆☆
I wish I could see sweet bunnies like yours,I really reminisce the ones (white ones) we had at the school when young p:-)

Frank said...

The Grosbeak is a beauty and that Osprey is looking pretty fearsome.

Lovely set of images Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Lindas aves e a lebre um amor!Adorei! beijos, tudo de bom nesse fim de semana! chica

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Of course you know I LOVE the osprey. What a fantastic image you captured from the road with its dinner under its talons.

Uppal said...

Pretty pictures! The first one with the indigo color exterior is so charming and so are the bunnies!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Lovely photos! The Blue Grosbeak looks gorgeous.
Have a great weekend!

Gayle said...

Very nice photos. That bunny is too cute.
Thanks for hosting.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I do so miss all the variety of birds I had in my garden in Sydney... greatly enjoy seeing yours!!! YAM xx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

In all the times I've seen the osprey near us, never seen them with their catch of fish, great shot. Wonder what that bunny was thinking with the paw up!
Have a great day Eileen.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I just love the first and the
last one!
The first one because of it's
beautiful blue colour and the
last one because you cought it
in the right moment, it's
really funny :))

Have a beautiful weekend!
Tinna ✐

Sandra said...

love the heres looking at you and the bunnies are so sweet.. i would love to see rabbits in the wild.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have such fun on your adventures!!!

Mersad said...

That last bunny shot is adorable!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mary Cromer said...

A Blue Grosbeak, I had never heard of or seen one, all beautiful, but that one stole my heart for the day~

Debbie said...

oooooh eileen, day trips are the best!! you sure did come home with a pocket full of awesome images!!

i LOVE the asprey but the surprised bunny is my favorite!!!!

NatureFootstep said...

so many cute critters in your area.
Thanks for hosting :)

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, what an incredible shot of that adorable bunny, with his paw up to his mouth, how ever did you do it! It's always so refreshing to view your darling critters. Thanks for hosting this.... your blogger buddies make my morning...critter happy!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Cute bunnies. They have been particularly active and conspicuous here in Illinois. Perhaps a bumper crop of babies. Good news for the Red-tailed Hawks!

Brian King said...

Love the second photo! Nice ones of the osprey and rabbit, too!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely collection of critter photos for this week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the cute bunnies around here. Enjoy your weekend my friend. Hugs, Diane

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful grosbeak! sweet hares and love the plovers.

Valerie said...

A great series Eileen. Love that cute bunny! Thank you for hosting and happy weekend.

Mildred said...

Happy Saturday Eileen, I love your photos today and the bunnies just melt my heart! Thank you for hosting. Enjoy the day.

Sharon Wagner said...

I have an illustration with a bunny doing that same pose. I'll have to send you a link!

Sharon Wagner said...

Well, it was actually the squirrel, but the bunny was close. Here's a link.
http://sharonrwagner.blogspot.com/2012/04/dumb-bunny.html

Al said...

That's a great batch of critters. Have a great weekend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have a wonderful collection of critters! I love the Blue Grosbeak, he is so pretty. And the rabbit in that last shot is another favorite. Have a nice weekend!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, your photos are wonderful. You share a special collection and I just love that last shot of the bunny! Too cute.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, cm

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely variety of nature's gems ~ Great shots ~ Love the bunny!

Happy Weekend,
artmusedog and carol

June Caedmon said...

Great shot of the bunny, Eileen! I never see them doing anything but looking terrified, lol :) have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

Country Gal said...

I do love your critter photos Eileen always wonderful and such a treat to see ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

sandyland said...

i ENJOYED ALL RARELY HOME ON sAT TO BROWSE SLOWLY BUT THE GROSBEAK OH MY !!

Phil Slade said...

How cool to see all those dowitchers together like that. And the Osprey shots are fantastic, especially the one with the meal at the ready. Thanks so much for inviting me along today Eileen.

Have a Happy Weekend and Good Birding.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Hello Eileen! After linking up last night, I couldn't remember if I had commented or not... it was a late night!! It looks like I forgot. The blue grosbeak is a dream; he is truly spectacular. I enjoy seeing osprey and I think the bunny is adorable. Thank you for hosting. You have a great community here.

Ela said...

Fantastic shots !!! I just love your critters, Eileen !!
Have a nice weekend :)

Lynne said...

Love the bunny pictures . . .
I always love any/all of your photos . . .
Here's looking at you was a great shot!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Blue Grosbeak is very cool, I don't remember ever seeing one. I saw some baby bunnies on the trail, but none let me get a good pic. Thanks for hosting, Eileen!
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Adam Jones said...

The Osprey is a real stunner, and the rabbit so cute. Have a great weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Wowee, I love your birds and the Rabbit, fabulous.

Anni said...

Hi again dear Eileen...
Thanks for sharing the link to this wonderful post at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Happyone said...

I like the last picture of the rabbit. Cute!! He could be saying, 'oh my.'

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my goodness, that Blue Grosbeak is out of this world. And the Osprey! Wow!! An extraordinary post, Eileen. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Our photos said...

Very nice series !

Linda W. said...

Love your second photo of all the birds reflecting in the wet sand. And your bunny shots are very cute!

Lois said...

I love them all, but I think the first picture is my favorite! Glad to be able to participate this week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. I wish we had some of those Grosbeaks down here. They're beautiful.

Missy George said...

I don't think I ever saw a Grosbeak..Pretty color..Love the bunnies..Have a nice weekend..

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, Eileen! Love the sweet bunny and that Blue Grosbeakan is so pretty!!Your critters are always a sight to see!

Nancy

Phyllis Oller said...

All are great captures, but the hawk is always my fav, have a great rest of the weekend! phyllis

The Yum List said...

What a gorgeous shade of blue that first bird is.

Noushka said...

What a wonderful post, Eileen!
Those black bellied plover are gorgeous, I never managed to approach them enough yet for some decent pictures!!
And this Osprey look straight at you is fabulous!
But I just love this cute multicoloured bunny :)
Enjoy your Sunday :)

Betty Manousos said...

good morning eileen.
i always enjoy your bird photos.

great shots! i, especially, like that first one.
happy sunday¬xoxo

rainfield61 said...

The bunny in the last picture is so cute.

magiceye said...

Wonderfully captured all!!

bailey-road.com said...

The Blue Grosbeak is beautiful!

Marie C said...

The blue grossbeak is such a nice capture...I've never seen one or even heard of them before, so I enjoyed seeing him! Beautiful osprey and shorebirds. Love the cute bunnies!

Stephanie said...

Love the bunnies and the Osprey shots!

edenhills said...

I love the grosbeaks we have here, but I've never seen a blue one before. Beautiful!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Last week I posted a drawing of Toto, so this week a went with a life photo. Blessings!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Sorry I couldn't stop by any earlier.
I love that Blue Grosbeak - so adorably cute!
Have a Wonderful Day and thank you for hosting!!
Peace :)

Ida said...

So many great birds here. That blue one caught my eye as did the adorable bunny.

Une Angevine said...

j'adore ce deuxième cliché

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great photos, the bunny is so cute!

David Gascoigne said...

Blue Grosbeak is a wonderful looking bird, which doesn't get this far north unfortunately.