Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday's Critters #82


Saturday's Critters #82

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 want to thank Mersad of Mersad Photography for mentioning my blog on his post titled 10 Wildlife Blogs to follow. I am honored to be included with this wonderful list of bloggers. Mersad, you are so kind. Thank you again!

I am sharing some more birds from our visit to the Homosassa Spring Wildlife Park. The birds are Florida native birds, most of which have been rescued and are being rehabbed.



The cool Crested Caracara


A pair of Roseate Spoonbills.


Brown Pelicans showing off their breeding colors.


Wood Duck with turtles.



Wood Duck, turtles and Florida's Great White Heron.


The Florida Great White Heron is seen with the pink legs.


Pink Flamingos,  juveniles and adult White Ibis. The Pink Flamingo is not native to all of Florida but has been seen in extreme southern end of Florida. I hope you enjoyed my critter post and now I am looking forward to seeing your critters. Thanks for participating, 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.




95 comments:

Rose said...

Oh, my, Lorelei would love those pink spoonbills...I will have to try to remember to show her these when she returns.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Here I am back on the east coast where our three hours earlier time difference allows me to be first! Thank you for hosting! I love all your Florida birds ... Have yet to see a flamingo in the wild! Homossassa is definitely on my list for next season.

Linda W. said...

Great collection of bird photos today! And congrats for making Mersad's list. You totally deserve it!

Blogoratti said...

Congrats on the mention, and what wonderful photos!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great birds all of them. I love the turtles resting on the logs. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

Jutta.K said...

Your photos are wonderful, not to beat, I'm thrilled!
♥ly greetings from Germany

NatureFootstep said...

It is wonderful images and great to see. I´m not sure we have any place like this in Sweden. I know there are a few private people that are allowed to take care of injured birds. But no parks.

Thanks for hosting :)

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely collection of critters today and those Flamingoes are really a brilliant colour. Thanks for hosting Eileen. Have a lovely weekend.

Uppal said...

Terrific images!The colorful duck sharing space with turtles is enthralling. In fact, you've taken us to a swanky bird party. WOW!

Charlene N.K. said...

All these birds are wonderful! I've never seen these before and I wish I could see them someday. Great captures!
Have a joyful weekend!

Hannah said...

Your birds are fabulous, I like the Brown Pelicans with the arches in their necks, and the pale blue on the heads of the Roseate spoonbills, and the Flamingos are so colorful, they must have been eating lots of shrimp.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the different species of birds.
The first one is my favorite.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

What beautiful colours they all have! :)
The first one is my favourite with it's
nice hair do :))

Have a sunny and happy weekend!
Tinna ✐

Sue said...

Really terrific photos, Eileen! Happy Saturday to you!!

Bob Bushell said...

What array of birds, well set out.

✿ chica said...

Um show de fotos lindas e animais que mostras hoje!Adorei! Lindo fim de semana, com bastantes coisas boas por aí! bjs, chica

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, the pair of Spoonbills are so beautiful along with that Wood Duck's colors!!!...:)JP

Latane Barton said...

The pic of the heron, duck and turtles was just Too Cute. All three sharing a log sort of.

Adam Jones said...

The Caracara looks fantastic and those Pelicans are super handsome in their breeding colours. Have a great weekend Eileen.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my Eileen.....these are all simply AMAZING images!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Brown Pelicans are stunning in their breeding colours!

Debbie said...

such an awesome collection, your images are so crisp, clear and colorful!! love the spoonbills!!

much thanks for hosting!!!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

The colors on the wood duck are so amazing, as if he's been painted.

Ileana said...

Excellent pictures of these wonderful birds! Have a nice weekend, dear Eileen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
another outstanding display of feather-hood!!! YAM xx

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, Absolutely amazing these birds! Magnificent photos! Florida should be a paradise. Congratulations! Hugs and good weekend. Hugs Ailime

Linda Gross said...

Colorful post! Wood ducks are so pretty, aren't they?

Sandra said...

my first ever viewing of a caracara and it is beautiful. have not even seen a photo before. all of these wonderful birds are so beautiful... i love the spoonbills and the pelicans.

Lynne said...

Wonderful post Eileen . . . great variety.
Congratulations on being Top Ten . . .

Jo said...

Congratulations on being mentioned as one of the 10 wildlife blogs to follow! You deserve it, Elaine. I love the Crested Caracara and enjoyed all the other birds and wildlife too. Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme. Jo

TexWisGirl said...

i love the caracaras! such neat birds and that's a beauty of a shot! so is the wood duck and turtles on the log. gorgeous! beautiful brown pelicans! loved them all.

Gayle said...

Outstanding! - my pick is the log with the wood duck, turtles and white heron.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You know, Eileen, I think pet stores should pay a portion of all sales for wildlife rehabs. Something should be done to support these groups. Then there are the fishermen, who hurt the birds.
Your photos are amazing, as always!
P.S. appointment with a radiation oncologist Monday afternoon. We'll see how that goes.

Brian King said...

Caracaras are just awesome looking birds! One day I'd like to see spoonbills and flamingos! Woodies have gorgeous colors! Glad they're getting "fixed" up here. Great photos! Ironic thing is I'm a fisherman and I've never hurt birds.

Phil Slade said...

Brilliant pictures today Eileen. The Crested Caracara is the tops for me but the rest are almost as great. Thanks for inviting me along today and have a lovely weekend.

Frank said...

Another super selection Eileen. I don't think I have ever seen Brown Pelicans in their breeding plumage before.

Have a great weekend.

Tom said...

How can I choose a favorite? Impossible! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Cranberry Morning said...

So exotic, for someone who lives in northern Wisconsin! Love the crested Caracara especially. Thanks so much for hosting, Eileen. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Incredible photos and birds Eileen. The crested caracara is an extraordinary bird.

Kate said...

What wonderful variety you provided today!

photodoug said...

Eileen, great collection of handsome birds. Thanks you for sharing.

Sharon Wagner said...

What vivid critter pictures today. Especially the Caracara. Congrats on the shout out!

rainfield61 said...

The pair of Roseate Spoonbills are so beautiful.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, great photos of all these graceful birds. I've not seen the roseate spoonbills.

Gail said...

I joined with dogs...not wild critters. Some how I messed up the picture.

Your birds are beautiful.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love them all!

Are those Roseate Spoonbills spooning?
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Small City Scenes said...

What exotic birds that except for the Wood Duck we never see out this way. Thanks for showing them to us.
MB

Ela said...

Nice to see all these beautiful critters !! Wonderful shots !!
Eileen, have a nice weekend :)

Karen S. said...

Wow Eileen your Caracara is just amazing, so proud he is! I especially like the wood duck with the turtles, a really cute photo, and the Flamingos too! You certainly do have the pick of the critters always! Enjoy your weekend!

Andy said...

I could spend a lot of time at this park :)

Nick Va said...

A great selection of bird photos once again, Eileen! Many thanks for hosting and for visiting my blogs.

Grantham Lynn said...

A great collection. Beautiful shots. I really enjoyed the turtles.
We saw a huge one crossing the road a few weeks ago after the big rains we were having. I missed the shot though!
Thanks for sharing yours. And thanks for the party.
Have a wonderful Saturday.

Crissi said...

Your photos are very beautiful!
Great weekend
Crissi

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; WooooW!!! I was so fascinated with all the colorful birds: the Crested Caracara looks SO brave and noble. We have white pelicans in our city park but how different Brown ones look♪ I'll check how their adults look after breeding colors tomorrow :-)
Oh, Roseate Spoonbills, Flamingos,I enjoyed your great photographs♡♡♡

Night Night from midnight Japan to Dearest friend in America, xoxo Miyako* 

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on this Saturday Critters ... you've gotten it started with some excellent critter photos. My favorite is the wood duck with turtles. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful unique birds to me and Great photography as always!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have seen all of these birds in the wild here in Florida other than the Flamingo. I have seen a pair of Flamingoes in flight in the TX Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. Have a wonderful coming week. Glad you liked Homosassa Park.

J said...

God bless those people who operate the sanctuary and care for injured birds. The Caracara looks like a penguin from a glance! I wonder if that's the protection from predators. They'd do a double-take - "WHAT? A penguin?! HERE?" and move on, shaking their heads in disbelief!
All the photos are striking, but the one with birds and the glistening water behind - my, my! A MASTERPIECE!

bailey-road.com said...

Great photos, Eileen. That Caracara is magnificent-looking and I love the snazzy Brown Pelicans.

Mary Ann Carter said...

Good Morning Eileen!! I love this blog and your pictures are just great!! The colors and 'designs' on the wood duck are amazing and I love the grouping with the Heron!! Thank you so much for sharing your fun!!

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos! What a wonderful place that rehabs the birds! The Caracara and the Spoonbills were my favorites.

Al said...

What a beautiful series of birds!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
What an exquisite post!
So many different species and soooo colourful!
They seem to get along well with the turtles :)
Sorry for being so rarely on the web, I promise to catch up as I can :)
Many thanks for your fidelity :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

All of these birds are stunning! The pink flamingos are fabulous and the caracara is such a beauty! I'm behind on posts together for my blog this week but hopefully I can link up next week. Have a great day!

Bethany Carson said...

Oh wow, this post is awesome! I love all the gorgeous birds! The wood duck's colors are awesome, and it's hard to beat flamingos!

Nancy Chan said...

Eileen, all I can say is that every one is a great beauty!

jeannettestgermain said...

Love how the Caracara looks - never seen this bird! Happy weekend Eileen!

Anni said...

Thanks for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and sharing your link to this magnificent array of beauties Eileen.

miss-cherry said...

Piękne ptaki. Cudowna seria zdjęć.

Clairejustine oxox said...

You got some great shots here :)

Thanks for stopping by and hosting..

Mildred said...

Incredible photos, Eileen. That wood duck is gorgeous!
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

sandyland said...

Turtles and duck photo made me swoon

Black Jack's Carol said...

I would love to see that wildlife park some day. I thought the Brown Pelicans were especially beautiful, Eileen, but as always, found every photo to be fascinating. I'm not surprised Mersad listed you in his top ten. That is definitely well-deserved. Have a wonderful weekend!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the duck !

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

those colors are so clean and clean. crisp. nice views!! ( :

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Congrats for making the list .....your blog is very deserving Eileen. Love these exotic birds especially the Crested Caracara....I linked in Monday;s post, but I think you have read it already.

magiceye said...

The Crested Caracara is impressive! Loved all the pictures!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, oh I love this post and especially the log with the turtles and duck. Too wonderful and all your photos are spectacular.
Thanks for stopping by my Creative space today and your kind comment. Have nice rest of the weekend.
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Happyone said...

Wow that wood duck is amazing. What fabulous colors. Looks like someone painted him.

Debby Ray said...

Hi Eileen! These are some fantastic photos...lovely birds! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Linda said...

Excellent photos, Eileen!

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, Wow! How did I go my whole life without seeing Roseate Spoonbills? They are amazing. This is one of your best selections yet, Eileen, and that is saying a lot.
Amalia
xo

Giga said...

I love the birds from the second, third and last photo. :)

orvokki said...

Wonderful birds, I can see them only in zoo.
The photos are really beautiful.

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, you saw some gorgeous species and took such wonderful photos! Love that crested caracara!

Gattina said...

Beautiful selection of birds, and I love the turtles !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Thanks Mother for giving us so much beauty.

Missy George said...

Gorgeous pictures Eileen..Love the Wood Duck and the turtles...Hope you are enjoying your weekend..Thanks for hosting..

Stephanie said...

Fantastic shots. Especially the first image. He's beautiful!

amanda peters said...

All lovely looking birds..
Amanda xx

Mama Zen said...

These are fabulous!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Another amazing post with gorgeous birds, Eileen. (I am starting to wonder whether you ever stay home!)

Stewart M said...

Congrats on the anniversary - I find it hard to believe that I started back in 09 as well! (its a good vintage!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kerri Farley said...

Oh, I really need to visit Florida! Those birds are Gorgeous! You got some GREAT shots!

AlexaT said...

Never seen colored pelicans like these ones... we have only the white ones in Delta Dunarii or around!!.. Such joy to see from up close so many creatures in/from various habitats!
A sunny day of summer!