Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday's Critters #95

Saturday's Critters #95

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.

After being away from my computer for a week or so, I will catch up with everyone's post as soon as possible. I am sharing some birds and critters seen on our walk to the local Hashawha Nature Center in Carroll County Maryland.


I believe this is a juvenile male Scarlet Tanager, I see dark wings which is a tell-tale sign.  But, I am always open to corrections.


A couple of juvenile Eastern Towhees.


Another juvenile Eastern Towhee.




A Green Heron walking the highwire across the lake.


One of the many slider turtles we saw at the lake.


A Red-spotted Purple Butterfly. I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters from the Hashawha Nature Center. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and thanks for the nice comments. I also appreciate everyone joining in with my critter party. 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.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

85 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters! The turtle is so cute. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely selection of birds an butterfly fromthe Nature Reserve. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love all the juveniles. The heron is amazing - walking across the wire! I love the purple butterfly. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

thomas said...

Everyone seems to be enjoying the sun,have a nice weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

These are great Eileen. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable turtle. :) nice fat caterpillar that tanager has. :)

jeannettestgermain said...

Like the turtle stretching his neck:) Hope yo have a great time when away!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks again for hosting tis fun meme! I love those photos of different birds but the butterfly shot is beautiful!
Happy weekend!

Linley S said...

That butterfly is so beautiful Eileen and a great capture of the turtle. Have a great weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Yours photos are splendid, and you always share such a great selection of critters. The juvenile Eastern Tohwee has to be my favourite, love his expression, and the butterfly and turtle captures. It was a surprise to see a Green Heron walking a highwire,.. I didn't know they could do this.:)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello, Eileen!
You have posted wonderful images. Beautiful critters and lovely light and colours in them. The butterfly photo is especially impressive.
Have a great weekend!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great mix of photos!

vivi ka said...

Wow! A beautiful post with a great finish! Have a great weekend!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas, como sempre, tuas fotos! Desejo um fim de semana muito bom por aí! bjs, chica

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of these critters.
Perfect sharply photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Joyful said...

Enjoyed all the critters Eileen. It was interesting to see that heron walking across the rail. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

That's a big fat womb that the bird has caught in the 1st photo. And the butterfly is a black beauty with glossy wings.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely series of photos Eileen. The butterfly is beautiful.....love the subtle colours!
Thanks again for sharing and hosting.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a green heron walking a high wire before! What a hoot!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful array of birds, turtle and butterfly, love them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the 'highwire act' with the Green Heron.

Crissi said...

Great shots series!
Beautiful weekend
Crissi

Cathy Keller said...

Such a handsome turtle! And the butterfly is so very elegant! Lovely!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos
Have a nice weekend

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I'd love to know what the two juveniles are 'saying' to each other in the 2nd photo

Gayle said...

Love the turtle. Happy Day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Absolute delights.... happy weekend!!! YAM xx

Sikora Modraszka said...

Cudowne photos,ptaki fajne,pozdrawiam.

Lea said...

Great Critters! Love the butterfly!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Welcome back! Isn't retirement grand?!?!!!!

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, some really amazing stuff here. you know the butterfly was my favorite but that turtle was pretty amazing itself!!!

the link in part is not loading for me, i will keep trying, maybe i just have to refresh the page!!!

Nick V. said...

Another great selection of photos, Eileen. Thanks for hosting.

Nick Va said...

Lovely! Thanks for hosting.

photodoug said...

Eileen, a wonderful assortment of critters. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

came back and got it!!!!!!!

Mascha said...

Great series, my absolute favorite is the butterfly. Never seen such a dark one here...
Enjoy yur weekend :-)

Sandra said...

I love the little eastern towhee and wow on the tight rope walking heron. great shots.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

rainfield61 said...

Oh no, I cannot show my critters because the spiders have left their home.

Sharon Wagner said...

A fine turtle. And great butterfly!

jandi said...

LOVE them all but especially the turtle + butterfly!

Magia da Inês said...

❀ه° ·.
Belos clicks!!!
Gostei mais da borboleta.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
❀❀ه° ·.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I especially like the turtle

Happyone said...

Great captures of all the critters.

carol l mckenna said...

All very beautiful photos ~ my favorites are the two birds together in the tree and the little turtle!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gwen said...

You are SO talented. :) Have a great weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Hi. A great selection again Eileen. I do rather like the turtle today, probably because here in the UK I never see any. And the butterfly is just superb. You see Eileen I do appreciate all wildlife, I'm not a bird groupie only.

Have a lovely time.

Katarina said...

Such a beautiful butterfly!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

squeeeee...I love flutterbys

Linda W. said...

Your turtle pic is very cute!

September Violets said...

A nice selection of birds! We see these turtles when we camp, but I never knew their name, thanks for the ID. Enjoy your weekend Eileen!
Wendy

The Freckled Rose said...

What beautiful pictures you take! I especially like the one of the turtle, looks so regal. Love his pose. Thank you for hosting and hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice series of pics. Happy weekend..

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice variety of creatures! Especially like the baby birds. The first time I saw a fledgling towhee here in Florida I was perplexed because it was quite heavily streaked. Others I have seen up north have looked much more like yours, with softer streaking. I wonder if this was just individual variation or maybe the Florida (yellow-eyed) race is different. My field guides don't help much with this.

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Eileen. I am back on blogging circuit following two weeks without my desktop. I really missed everyone and also sharing my own. The first bird...I am anxious to know for sure what it is. I had a migrating bird come through the yard the other day that looks a bunch like it. Great post. Take care~

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Oh this is wonderful Eileen...I adore seeing the birds and the turtles. And butterflies. It is getting colder here so wildlife is few and far between although the dragonflies are still plentiful! have a wonderful weekend.

Tom said...

Open to correction, surely not by me!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots, Eileen! Turtles always make me smile.

Ida said...

Great selection of critters. Loved seeing the turtle and the pretty butterfly along with all the wonderful birds.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shot of the turtle and the birds!

pattisjarrett said...

Love the Green Heron "walking the tightrope." The Red-spotted Purple butterflies look so elegant, definitely one of my favorites.

The Yum List said...

That turtle really seems to be enjoying the sun.

Linda said...

Great shots! Nice to see the juveniles.

Powell River Books said...

Good timing to catch the bird with a worm in its mouth. - Margy

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of the critters - makes me feel all warm inside.

NatureFootstep said...

I would have loved seeing the green heron walking the wire. Cool!

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing this marvelous post by linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin'. You know by now, I always enjoy my visits here.

b.."E"..th said...

i love the turtle & butterfly. very very cool. ( :

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What splendid critters, dear friend. I especially amazed by the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly♪♪♪ How elegant it looks and I wish I could the green heron :-)

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

AlexaT said...

What an enjoy to see all these critters from such up close... Amazing like always!!
Great to come back and to have such joy of looking at your stunning instants! Warm greetings and a good start in the new week!

Betty Manousos said...

hey eileen, great selection of birds. i really like that butterfly shot.

happy weekend~

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on another very nice post for Saturday's Critters. Hope you are having a fine weekend!

Marie C said...

I don't know what was wrong with me yesterday...I forgot it was Saturday and went all day without adding my post! :-) Love your juveniles, and the turtle and butterfly are great! Nice shots!

Ela said...

Fantastic shots !!! It would be great to see the purple butterfly here in my garden !!
Happy Sunday !

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Always love those green herons! Gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Late to the party because we had our first storm yesterday and lost electricity! Hope you have a great Sunday. xo Karen

The happy wanderer. said...

A great collection, Eileen. Looks like a lovely fall.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely selection of photo's here Eileen.
Hope you had a good week away from the computer.

Many thanks for your visits to the low carb diabetic blog, it's always good to receive your comments.

Have a good week ahead.

All the best Jan

Giga said...

Cute birds and a turtle, but butterfly charmed me. Regards.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely Red-spotted Purple, Eileen.

;-)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The Towhees are great birds. i have not seen any in a couple of years. Saw one when I first moved to Florida but nothing since. That Green Heron picture is a great one. Have a fine coming week!

Lynne said...

Nice Critters Eileen!

Rose said...

You sure had some nice shots to share...the one of the green heron walking the wire tickles me.

Ana Freire said...

Great images, Eileen!
And that butterfly... Stunning!!!!
A wonderful sequence, as usual!
Kisses!
Ana

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all the quick birds in the sunshine.
I like the turtle so much !
Best regards, Synnöve

Liz said...

So many beautiful critters! I must remember to link up this week.