Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday's Critters #93

Saturday's Critters #93

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Last week on my critter post I shared mostly the Great Egrets and Night Herons from the York Pa rookery now I am sharing the assorted ducks, geese, heron and egret shots. These images are from July 31, I really need to clean out my files.


A female Mallard giving me the evil eye.


A couple of cute ducklings.


Hybrid Mallards, the ducklings are cute but almost off of the bottom of the photo.


 Canada Geese and a Great Egret


More of the Mallards, hybrid Mallards and a juvie Black Crowned Night Heron is snoozing in the back. I hope you enjoyed my critter post. I thank everyone who is participating with my critter linky party. Also thanks to all who just stop by for a visit and most of all for all the nice comments.  Have a happy weekend!





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.  

90 comments:

Cloudia said...

Loverly Eileen!

I'll be back with mine

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love the Mallards, especially the ducklings. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo

rupam sarma said...

Lovely photos
Greetings, Have a nice weekend

Gunilla Bäck said...

The ducklings are adorable! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable ducklings. :)

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
This night heron so relaxed in this park is something quite strange to me!
Here we have to go seriously out of our way to find it and take pictures!!
Great post :)
Keep well, I will be away for 10 days.
Hugs from France :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Haha,I love the evil eye of the female Mallard. I DO wish I could see all these varieties of Mallards,the ducklings and so on with my regular great egret and blue heron(^_^)☆ Black Crowned Night Heron is snoozing in the back gave me sweet smile♪

ps, Thank you SO much for your thoughtful comment. It won't be soon to have full recovery but I'll be patient :-) I wish I could visit your former posts... I'll try hard to visit other friends as well.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

NatureFootstep said...

the hybrid mallards look very nice. And cool to see the heron beside them.

Thanks for hosting :)

Liz said...

Those ducklings are so cute!
Thanks for hosting, Eileen. This is my first time linking up with your meme. :)

Joyful said...

Great photos Eileen! You always share such wonderful wildlife and bird photos and so many too! I don't know how you keep them all organized. Have a wonderful weekend.

Charlene N.K. said...

Thanks for your lovely critters and for another week of hosting. Have a great weekend!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely photos! All the birds are so beautiful.

I wish you a nice weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

A very cool selection of birds Eileen. Thanks for sharing them and for hosting. Have a great weekend :)

Nancy Chan said...

Hello, Eileen. Lol! I like the way the female Mallard gave you the evil eye! My favourite is the cute ducklings swimming in the water.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Love the ducks. You can observe them forever!))

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Helma said...

Good morning Eileen,
helemoooie pictures of the ducks but the heron I like most :-)
Enjoy your weekend.
Greetings, Helma

✿ chica said...

Que lindas!!! Desejo ótimos cliques e um fim de semana lindo também! bjs, chica

Christine said...

Thanks for hosting another fun link up, Eileen and sharing the photos of the ducks and ducklings! They are so sweet!
Enjoy your weekend!

diane b said...

I like the critter having a snooze.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous photos, I love the Heron, superb.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
..hybrid mallards??? Now I have to research ... &*> YAM xx

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Many cute bird's photos. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

I enjoyed the "quack, quacks " this morning . . .
A Saturday Morning Critter treat!
Thank you for hosting Eileen . .

Linda Kay said...

The ducklings are so cute! What is it about small animals that we enjoy so much?!

EG CameraGirl said...

The hybrid mallards are quite attractive but it sure does make identifying ducks more complicated! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Adorable!! Fabulous photos, as always, love them!

Happy Saturday~
Nancy

Cranberry Morning said...

That second photo makes it look like so much fun to be a duck out on the water! Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeevan said...

Interesting perspective with the evil eye Mallard! The ducklings are very cute and the birds share spaces nicely together. Excellent captures

Lowcarb team member said...

Great selection Eileen ... I love the ducklings they look so cute.

Hope you and hubby have a great weekend.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

awwwww, what a great party they are having, everyone chatting and getting along!! mamma will be a little more protective when the babies are that little!!!

have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Paloma Delprado said...

Lovely photos Eileen! Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon Wagner said...

Nice quackers!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It has been wonderful weather for watching the water birds. You've captured quite a few varieties. Have a god weekend.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice shot of that duck.
That silver egret is very wonderful.

Many greetings,
Marco

Katarina said...

I like the Mallards - they are so cute!
Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

Linda W. said...

The baby ducklings are adorable!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful close up shots of nature's gems!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gail said...

Your photos are always so great.

I am linked. Thanks for the opportunity.

Happyone said...

Cute pictures of the ducks.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
Happy Weekend!!

So nice to see the lovely photos of coexistence.
It does really warm one's heart.

Thanks for hosting.
Enjoy!
Peace :)

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

love that shot of them all hiding or taking shade under the tree. too cute. ( :
have a great weekend, Eileen.

Bethany Carson said...

I especially like your shot of the ducklings! Thanks for hosting!

Betty Manousos said...

hey, eileen!

these are gorgeous! happy weekend~

jandi said...

Lovely shots! Lovely aquatic birds! Have a beautiful weekend!

Al said...

Very pretty birds. My critters this week would love them!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the cute little ducklings

jeannettestgermain said...

Who can resist ducklings? Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Crissi said...

Superb photos!
Happy weekend
Crissi

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the little duckies! And that's an awesome side eye from Mrs. Mallard.
~

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I'm glad you didn't throw these photos away while you were cleaning! Quite a hodge-podge of mixed-up Mallards. I think the first one may be a male in eclipse plumage, as its breast is quite red and bill is clear greeninsh-yellow instead of the expected more orange-brown of the female. But hey, what difference does it make!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Love the ducklings soo cute . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Merlesworld said...

I do like a duck picture or two.
The early one is warning you not to get to close.
Merle..........

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, Eileen, those ducklings are ADORABLE...just too cute..:)JP

Barb said...

You have such a variety of birds in your area! I like the Heron visiting with the Mallards.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the lone egret with the geese. The egret looks as if he wants star attention.

The Yum List said...

Oh the ducklings!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love how you get so many different birds in the same shot - and the ducklings are so cute.

Rose said...

I love that last shot of the birds snoozing in the shade.

Stephanie said...

As always such nice series of images.

Linda said...

Fine water birds! Nice to see.

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely wild pictures...

Pierre

Ela said...

What beautiful shots, Eileen !! I love these beautiful creatures !!!
Happy Sunday !

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) It's nice to see everyone getting along in such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. You're so lucky to have them so close to where you live.Neat pictures Eileen.

Hannah said...

I had to chuckle over the duck giving you the evil eye. I experienced that when trying to photograph a swallow mom sitting on her nest above the light on the restroom at the beach. The baby ducklings are so cute. I marvel that the different kinds of birds can live together peacefully when my poultry can't seem to get along.

Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE the immature heron in the shade of the tree!!!

Before we leave for the day, I just wanted to stop by and say this:
Thank you for taking time to add your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo belas fotografias.
Um bom Domingo.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely photos Eileen!
Hope the ducklings have a good life.......young things are always so beautiful.

Happy Sunday!
Ruby

Karen S. said...

Ducklings,ducks, they all are such a gift and pleasure to see! What is it about those delightful little critters that immediately grab our attention! Enjoy your weekend, in my world it may be our last summer like day. It was an incredible day here on Saturday and today should be even nicer! Topped off at a stunning 80 degrees with a gentle breeze! My kind of day.

rainfield61 said...

All are lovely critters.

Sandra said...

love the little ducklings and maybe the evil eye was because you were looking at her babies.. he last one they look like they are standing in the shade to keep cool

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Sea birds. It's one of the things we miss most when we are in the mountains.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Uppal said...

Lovely selection of captures!

Phil Slade said...

Kalimera from Greece. I'm sorry I can't join in with your critter day Eileen but I'll be back to normal soon. Have a great week ahead

Mama Zen said...

Very pretty shots!

Nick V. said...

Great shots, Eileen. Love to watch the antics of ducks...

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend!!!Nice series of pictures sincerely ..

David Gascoigne said...

Glad to see pictures of Mallards - an underrated familiar species.

Missy George said...

It seems late for ducklings..Looks like only 2 made it from that clutch?? So cute..Happy Sunday..

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hybrid mallards, that's a new term for me but why not?
Eileen, wish I could describe what I heard the other night around 3 am. I've checked raccoon, porcupine and skunk vocalizations but was already sure it wasn't any of them. Possibly a bird I can't identify - not an owl though. It made about three short eerie sounds followed by a long warble. The warble was actually a pleasing sound. If you can suggest any ideas I'll keep googling possibilities.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

the babies are sooooooooo cute

Tom said...

I like your ducky collection.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congratulations on this edition #93 of the Saturday's Critters meme. Your photos are always interesting and it is quite amazing at the photos one can enjoy by looking over all the other bloggers who participate. I hope the clouds clear and you are able to see the lunar eclipse tonight. I always enjoy the shots of the moon you get back there. Take care and best regards for the week ahead.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Of course my favorite is the juvie heron! Have a super good coming week. No eclipse view for me as it is raining here in my area.

bettyl-NZ said...

That's a great variety of fowl you have there! I love to see ducklings, no matter the name!

oldthings said...

Dearest Eileen ,thank you so much for your hosting ! Amazing photos of your critters !

TheChieftess said...

Shoot!!! Too late for the party!!! I'll try to post to your next critter day!!! Thanks for joining me on my photographic journey...TheChieftess.blogspot.com!!!

Janice Adcock said...

Lovin' the duckies.

Ana Freire said...

They are so cute!
I loved all the images!