Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday's Critters #86

Saturday's Critters #86

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 is linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit and leaving a comment.

I am sharing some more critters from our visit to Cape May on July 6. Most of these images were taken while walking on the trail at the Cape May Point State Park.




I just fell in love with these cute Killdeer Chicks.


The Killdeer chicks were running in front of us as we walked on the trail in Cape May.


The American Oystercatcher is a cool bird and one of my favorites to see at the shore.  I hope you enjoyed my critters and post. As always thanks again for linking up, for the nice comments and for visiting my post. I wish everyone 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.





80 comments:

Cloudia said...

" Happiness will
come to you when
it comes from you. "

And it DOES, Eileen cause you do

Indrani said...

Wonderful collage made. But for that scary snake I liked all others here. :)

Ela said...

As always, your animals are beautiful, Eileen!
This little bird is lovely !
Thanks for linking and great fun !!
I wish you a happy weekend :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The little chicks on the beach are so very cute! I like your collage, too.
~

Nancy J said...

The Kildeer chicks are my pick-o-the-day, what a sight to see them out there.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what an interesting selection of critters you have here. I love them all but the Kildeer Chicks stole my heart. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Joyful said...

There sure were a lot of critters on that walk. Luck you Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Phil Slade said...

A lovely collage of your walk Eileen. Of course that Killdeer chick is a real cutie. Thanks for hosting again, and have a wonderful weekend.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen That is a wonderful vried collage of critters but my favourite shots is of the cute Killdd. Many thanks ofr hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

Kildeer chicks? OMG--so cute! I've NEVER seen a picture of them before.

✿ chica said...

Lindos teus bichos mostrados.Só não gosto da cobra, tenho pavor delas! bjs e lindo fim de semana! chica

Möwe von der Insel said...

All beautiful as always Eileen :))
And I also fell in love with the
killdeer chicks, they are so cute! :)

Have a happy and wonderful weekend!
Möwe

Stewart M said...

I really like that oystercatcher - its seems to have a huge bill!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such a beautiful collage of all those lovely critters!
I saw many Canada Geese in the Netherlands!
What a cute little chick!!Great images!!Excellent shots!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I adore this time of year with all the chicks being so active...and the killdeer babies are adorable. The snake can remain in the grass tho...I've seen 'em all too often this year. lol

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
So recognizable as an oyster catcher and yet so different from ours also - that bill means business!!! YAM xx

EG CameraGirl said...

The killdeer chicks are very cute!

Noushka said...

your collage gives an idea of how many species of animals you saw!!!
Amazing!
The snake reminds me I have very few for a couple of years, a sad thing.
Great shots, Eileen, keep well!

Gayle said...

Cute Kildeers. They are probably one of the first birds my children learned to identify when they were small as they watched the 'broken wing' act in the field across from our home.

NatureFootstep said...

I could mention all your fine critters but I think it is enough with The Killdeer chicks they are so cute :)

Thanks for hosting!

What was that about GOOGLES last stupidities? You have to put this in your sidebar? After having pushed that button on top a hundred times each day I am thinking of stopping blogging. That is obviously what they want. :( I think everybody knows that there are a thousands of cookies in our computers. And more are coming each day. :( :(

Kate said...

That walk certainly gave you wonderful opportunities for a variety of animal photos.

Tom said...

Another great critter collection. Tom The Backroads Traveller

NatureFootstep said...

I found the note about cookies :( It´s obvious EU law :(

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant Eileen. They are all such pretty birds but that Killdeer chick steals my heart. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend:)

photodoug said...

Eileen, another splendid collage. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Love those little baby kildeers!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful snake!!! love those killdeer chicks, too. just keep the two away from one another. :)

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful mosaics and great photos. I particularly enjoyed the Killdeer and the butterfly.
Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Peace :)

Linda Kay said...

Great pictures, Eileen....but you could have left out the snake.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the best, the Killdeer chick, lovely.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What an adorable birdie Killdeer Chicks is♡♡♡ And the American Oystercatcher is amazing bird with outstanding red beak.Your collage with beautiful critters are Fascinating; I love the photo butterfly with flowers☆☆☆  I wish Cape May stays as a dream land for critters♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Snap said...

Wow! What a selection of wildlife. I have to admit that some of my favorite birds are the shore birds... especially the little ones ... they are so much fun to watch as they dart about. Happy Critter Day and thanks for hosting.

Sharon Wagner said...

Nice collage of animal goodies!

Debbie said...

i was trying to pick a favorite when i realized they are all my favorites....except the snake, i don't love snakes!!

but really...these are the types of critters i love to photograph!! have a wonderful weekend eileen!!!!

Sandra said...

the Killdeer chicks are adorable and one looks like he is laughing. yikes on the snake, hope you were using a LONG lens... great shot of him/her.

Phyllis Oller said...

The baby killdeer was too cute!! I really love all your pictures, even the snake, & the oystercatcher is another favorite I hope to see one day, thanks for hosting, have a great weekend ! phyllis

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely critters! The chicks are so cute. Enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh the chickie's are so cute. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots.
I shared one of my sweet critters today too. Thanks for the party.
Hope it's a great one and a great weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos - love the collage - and the oyster catcher is always a favorite. But those baby Killdeer - I've only seen nests with eggs and full grown - so cute, like little wind up toys.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh, those killdeer chicks are adorable!!!

Excellent variety of critters on your walk.
I have never crossed paths with a tree climbing snake, which is probably a good thing for me. ;)

Nancy Chan said...

Everyone of them is beautiful except the snake. Have a beautiful weekend!

Linda W. said...

That kildeer chick is super cute! Nice collage!

Al said...

What great critters - those chicks are so cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen....those killdeer babies are just so darn cute! I love them. Actually, love all, but they are little darlings.

AlexaT said...

As always, such gorgeous aspectes captured through your camera lens... Tha little birds are fantastic...
Warm greetings for this weekend and a happy day of saturday!

jeannettestgermain said...

The chick is sooo cute:)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

The chicks are the best!
I'm a bit late. We are preparing for going away. You know how it is!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun and beautiful collection of critters in the collage. And I love to those birds.so funny on the ground... (my kindle fire spell check program simply refuses to allow me to call them by name...I have to figure out how to disable the stupid thing.)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

loved your critters. (wish I'd seen more in NC)

Our photos said...

Very nice, i love the Killdeer chicks !

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

A great group of critters Eileen....that Oystercatcher is a very unusual bird

Merlesworld said...

Lots of wonderful animal pictures there.
Merle.........

Cranberry Morning said...

Family is here this weekend. So sorry I'm linking up so late! Thanks for hosting, Eileen. I love those sweet little Kildeer chicks!

Happyone said...

Nice variety of critters. I love the killdeers. Like to watch them run. They remind me of little road runners. : ) We have quite a lot of them around here.

Hannah said...

I like the butterfly, and the Killdeer chicks are so adorable, especially the part about them running down the path ahead of you. I would love to see some, so I like yours. I'm wondering if they are like the plover chicks that forage for themselves even when small.

Linda said...

My, you "catch" so many critters! Love the chicks!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The Killdeer Chick's photos are very cute. Thanks for sharing.

The Yum List said...

Aahh! A snake! Hope you had a strong zoom to capture that one. ;-)

Rhonda Albom said...

Wonderful critters you share with us, except for the snake - I am not a fan. I live in New Zealand where there are no snakes, but we do have Oystercatchers (not the American ones) and they look different, but similar enough I know they are related.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
a fantastic collage with all these wonderful animals.
The little birds are so cute !
Have a nice Sunday, Eileen.
Best, Synnöve

Irene said...

Great collection as always. The Killdeer chicks are so cute!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful critters! I especially liked the Killdeer "chicklets."

Lynne said...

Great Critter Collection . . .
Killdeer chicks are so sweet!

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing this post with us bird enthusiasts at I'd Rather B Birdin' Eileen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

the kildeer chicks are so cute!

Nick Va said...

What a great place to go on a hike, Eileen. Wonderful photos, as usual.
Cheers, Nick

Susan Cook said...

looks like a great nature trail - lots of wildlife - thanks for linky :)

I love the little killdeer chicks

Missy George said...

Adorable Killdeer..We used to vacation at Cape May Point..Was that snake photo taken there??? I remember when you could walk in front of the fort..They have lost a lot of shoreline..Hope you are having a fun weekend..

Montanagirl said...

Love your mosaic and all your critters!

Laura. M said...

Your photos always beautiful nature.
Good Sunday Eileen ;)
Besos.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Great collage! I like those Killdeer chicks! Beautiful little birdies! Have a wonderful Monday tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful critter shots!

Marie C said...

The baby bunny and the killdeer chick...too sweet! Love the mosaic of wonderful pictures. Awesome post! Have a great week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great collage again Eileen.
... my favourite are the Killdeer chicks.

Enjoy your Monday, well it will soon be here!

All the best Jan

Carola Bartz said...

I love all your photos - the collage on top is great! The oystercatchers here on the West Coast are all black with orange-red bills and orange eyes. Quite striking, I think, whereas the ones in Germany look more like yours. I love to see all these differences.

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

all things that fly ... well except that sneaky snake ... i will pretend he/she doesn't exist. ha. ha!! great shots. have a nice one. ( :

Country Gal said...

WOW ! Awesome post and photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Mama Zen said...

If I had seen that snake, I'd still be running!

Gail Dixon said...

Whoa, so many cute critters! Love the collage. I've never seen a Killdeer chick before, so this was a treat. I wonder what kind of butterfly that is? So pretty and unusual.