Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday's Critters #96

Saturday's Critters #96

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.


Hello, I had this post scheduled to go in case I was too busy. These images are from our visit to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge on Sept 2nd. Hubby and I always enjoy seeing the birds and wildlife during our visit to this refuge.


Above a female Belted Kingfisher posed nicely for me. I was surprised usually the kingfishers are very shy.


A large group of terns, various ducks and gulls.


Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, American Avocets, Black-necked Stilt and gulls.



A Green Heron is usually seen at the Finnis Pool.


The Belted Kingfisher was posing so nicely.


A frog, wildflowers and slider turtles.


I just loved this frog, he/she looked like it was smiling at me.  I hope you enjoyed my birds, frog and turtles. Thanks for visiting my post and for all the nice comments.  I hope you enjoyed our visit to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge.







As always I appreciate my blogging friends joining in on my Saturday Critter party. Thanks for linking up and I also appreciate 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.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.




79 comments:

Stewart M said...

Thats a nice range of critters! I think I may have to start post things that are not birds, so I join in with this link on Saturdays.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; OMG,what a LOVELY frog yes smiling at you (♡˘◡˘♡) Always Love Belted Kingfisher which looks really brave and elegant♪  Haha,I wish I could see Green Heron (my feeling every time seeing them in your blog)

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

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for showing this beautiful post. *Sigh* how I miss seeing kingfishers but loved your Belted Kingfisher. Grant and I were fascinated as it looks a lot like our Giant Kingfisher. We wondered how big your Belted Kingfisher? Ours is 44cm tall and weighs 375g. Thanks for hosting this Critter meme. I love searching for subjects to photograph and post here. Have a great day. Jo

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileeen As you know I am ruhing but was able to get linked in and had a quick glimpse at your lovely post. (More later) So many birds in the Collages and I love the Belted Kingfisheer and that last shot of the frog is fabulous. Have a lovely weekend

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful clicks
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the kingfisher and the smiling frog. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

I had to smile, the frog in the last shot is certainly a happy critter :)

Great place and sightings. Have a wonderful time wherever you are. My world is totally grey today. Clouds are on the ground :(

Crissi said...

So beautiful pictures!
Happy weekend
hug Crissi

diane b said...

A lovely collection of critters. I think you made a typo under the frog. It is a frog smiling not a turtle is that right?

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas e até o sapo está lindo na foto! bjs e ótimo fim de semana!chica

Christine said...

Fantastic shots of the kingfisher! I love how the frog is smiling and enjoying his five minutes of fame!
Thanks for hosting this fun link up, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

It's beautiful, so many images.

Linley S said...

Just love the hairdo on the kingfishers, and those frog eyes certainly were looking right at you. Enjoy your weekend Eileen.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots of the kingfisher! I'd love to have one pose for me like that!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eillen,
fantastic photos of the birds, especially the Kingfisher and the green heron and thr frog too.
Have a nice weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

A Quiet Corner said...

Love the photos of the Kingfisher and that frog just couldn't be any cuter...for a frog, that is!...:)JP

Cranberry Morning said...

Eileen, what marvelous photos! How I'd love to visit that wildlife refuge. I love the kingfisher photos especially. I knew someone with a haircut like that. Thank you for hosting.

Hannah said...

Your Kingfisher photos are so cool, Eileen. I love the wild crest feathers sticking up. The frog is quite a jolly fellow. I actually saw a new bird in my yard this week, an Evening Grosbeak, but did not have my camera handy.:-(

Anni said...

I really like the kingfisher images...especially the one where she's looking directly into the view!!

Hootin' Anni / Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I also have had bad luck getting good shots of the kingfisher. Yours is splendid! Love all of the photos-- the frog is captivating!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
WOW - somewhow you upped your own game here today Eileen!!! These are all superb - but that kingfisher rules!!! Happy weekend to you, YAM xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love that turtle he looks so cute and cheeky.
Can a turtle look cute and cheeky at the same time?

Great selection of shots here Eileen, and I always love the way you present them.

Hope you have a happy and enjoyable weekend.

All the best Jan

rainfield61 said...

Oh ya, I managed to have the picture of a spider before it went shopping again.

Gayle said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful and fun photos. Happy Day!

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely images... a big smile on my face when I saw the frog.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
These are again very beautiful blogs with lots of fun and interesting animals.
Also you photos are again great to see. The frog is cute but the heron and kingfishers are really fantastic.
I wish you a very nice weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos Eileen. Particularly loved the Belted Kingfisher and the smiling frog. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

The Furry Gnome said...

A kingdisher that actually posed for you!? They always fly away before i'm anyplace close!

Debbie said...

the kingfisher images are such a treat for me and your images are AWESOME!!! i have never seen one before and i keep hoping!!!

the frogs are beautiful too, they seem to be very cooperative and extremely photogenic!!!

many thanks for hosting eileen!!!!

Adrienne said...

Oh my!!! LOVE those frog pics!! So adorable! The frogs an turtles remind me of my little pond! The kingfisher pics are so wonderful too - there's a photog I love who shows tons of patience and captures kingfishers at our pond...I don't have that same patience! Thanks for hosting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Good morning Eileen. Every time I see your bird and wildlife captures it is as though I'm right there with you.
Happy Saturday!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, goodness what a happy, smiley frog indeed! I just adore that face, and I'll keep his image in my mind all day. Funny thing about my dear frogs, since coming back from Alabama I haven't seen one! I know the nights are getting colder and we had a few cold days, but gosh last Sunday night on my return it was still 80 degrees outside. Perhaps it's their time to go where ever it they wander off too. Enjoy your weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The belted kingfisher photos are fantastic Eileen. Love the frog one too. Enjoy the weekend.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a cute frog!

Tom said...

So many nice critters this week Eileen. Love the frog.

photodoug said...

Eileen, like your capture of Froggie. Thanks for sharing.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The Belted Kingfisher is a very interesting looking bird.
Your photos are lovely....but the frog is really special!
Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Love the green heron and the kingfisher. We have them nesting every year at the shore.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thanks for the chance to join in again. Well the Belted Kingfisher shots are just beautiful but I have to say that "Smiley Frog" really made me smile too.

Have a lovely and restful weekend.

Happyone said...

Great selection of critters for today. Love the smiling frog.

carol l mckenna said...

What awesome series of birds and love the bull frog ~ Always wonderful nature photography!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Nancy Chan said...

I like the Belted Kingfisher with its standing hairstyle! All are lovely photos of critters.

sandyland said...

wonderful shots and colors so entertaining

Sandra said...

that first king fisher is absolute ugly- beautiful, i love it and so is the frog. love that frog.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I just love the kingfisher shots and of course the green heron is always my fave! Those two turtles kissing is so cute. Wonderful photos, Eileen, and thank you for hosting. Hope your weekend is a good one. xo Karen

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful mosaics.. Well-done.. :-)))

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

amazing birds. my fave is the froggie eyes. wait is that a toad? any who ...cool all the same. have a nice weekend. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

great shots all the way thru! the kingfisher, especially.

sorry no link today. if i get some energy later i may try to link in late. :)

Amy Franks said...

I just love the unusual birds you've photographed, certainly ones we don't see here. Hope you're having a fab weekend, we've been watching the rugby world cup, very exciting :-)

Merlesworld said...

Love the frogs.
Merle........

Missy George said...

Wonderful Kingfisher shots..Love the frog..Hope you are having a great weekend..

Lynne said...

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Lynne said...

Love that Belted Kingfisher . . .
But the one that takes the prize is the smiling turtle . . .
(and I think he looks like a frog!)
Always the Best Pics of Critters . . .

The Yum List said...

The kingfisher actually seems to be posing - showing you her best angle ;-)

Stephanie said...

Look at that frog, so cute! Love it ! Love the Kingfisher shots! Such a great assortment of critters, Eileen! :-))

Linda said...

My faves are the kingfishers and that cute frog!

Powell River Books said...

The Kingfisher is such an interesting bird. - Margy

Marie C said...

Great photos! LOVE that cute frog!!! :-)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Wonderful photos and fabulous post, with so many birds, but the one that really stands out is the Belted Kingfisher, what a splendid looking fellow he is, and so is the cheerful frog.

Eileen, I'm so sorry for the mistake I made in linking up my Good Fences post, and now I don't know how to rectify this. Help!

Liz said...

What a great range of critters, Eileen!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the smiling frog! The kingfisher is so handsome and the green herons too

Anni said...

I'm back to send along my thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

David Gascoigne said...

Ah Bombay Hook - one of the great refuges on the east coast.

Ela said...

Fantastic post and so gorgeous pictures !!!
Have a nice Sunday !

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots once again, Eileen. That kingfisher is magnificent and yes, I smiled back at the frog too!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

all nice shots

Kingfishers are so cool looking. Look even neater in flight. I don't get to see many down here. I need to spend more time in the marshes.

Indrani said...

Never seen a grey kingfisher before. Great capture.

pensandoemfamilia said...

Hei.
Great photo". Lovely. Have a nice day.

Kathy said...

Love your photos of the kingfishers. They're such pretty birds and their head is so huge compared to the rest of their body. Perhaps it's because the feathers around the head are fluffed all the time!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like your smiling froggy, too, Eileen. I think he or she is a bullfrog.
~

Rose said...

Oh, Denise, I did enjoy these...I always do. I would love to have the opportunity to see the green heron up close. I have only seen one or two around here.

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen! The red-eared sliders and the frog are creatures I do see here in Montreal, but rarely! Just in nature parks. :)

Giga said...

Beautiful view of snow at the top of the mountains.They look great birds strolling down the street and the sunlit side of the road. Regards.

Ana Freire said...

I just loved all these images, showing us so well, the wildlife of that place!
And I Loved to see Kermit, the frog, on the last one... ;-P Great details!
Kisses
Ana

Ida said...

So many wonderful birds. The Belted Kingfisher is quite amazing looking. - I just loved your smiling frog. It made me smile right back.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So envious of the wonderful pictures of the Kingfisher. The green heron is great too (but I am not as envious -- I've actually been able to get a decent picture of that bird, but not of a Kingfisher). The frog is absolutely adorable!!!

Felicia said...

love your smiling frog.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I think that is the best photo of a Kingfisher I have ever seen and the same goes for the frog. Those are truly spectacular photographs, Eileen. Also loved the Egrets, terns and seagulls, and especially your gorgeous Green Heron. Thank you so much for this wonderful meme and for your own amazing contributions to it.