Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday's Critters #110

Saturday's Critters #110

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.

They are calling for a big snowstorm (1-2 feet of snow)  this weekend. I am wishing the weathermen are wrong and we do not get as much snow as they are calling for. I am also praying our electric stays on and this storm goes by quickly. I hope everyone in the storms path stays warm and safe!

These are some images from our visit to Assateague Island National Seashore. We saw plenty of birds and the wild ponies.


The cute Yellow-rumped Warblers a winter bird for Assateague were the most common bird we saw. There must have been hundreds of them around the island.

For Teresa's Friday Hunt 
1. The letter D
2. Week's favorite
2.  Beautiful


For Teresa's Friday Hunt 

I am sharing this photo from our walk at Assateague Island. It is my Favorite photo from the day and I would say this trail is Beautiful. I like how the trail is lined with these bushes, it reminds me of a natural tunnel. 


A Great Blue Heron lurking in the grasses.


Some of the wild ponies were right on the road.


The horses were crossing back and forth in front of our car.


 For Teresa's Friday Hunt and the word Beautiful....I am sharing one of the BEAUTIFUL wild horses on  Assateague Island.



For Teresa's Friday Hunt and the letter "D" I saw a lot of Ducks, Grebes and Mergansers at Assateague Island, sorry the lighting was not very good for the shot above.


 I hope you enjoyed visiting Assateague Island. As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great 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. Thanks to Teresa for hosting Friday's Hunt

88 comments:

Liz said...

Another post chock full of beautiful nature photos! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - hope you dont get as much snow as the weathermen are predicting.

I back home now after a great trip away, all I have to do now is catch up on 100s of emails!!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, always enjoy seeing these beautiful birds in your photos. It is so wonderful to be able to see wild ponies on the road just like we see cows on the road over here.

DeniseinVA said...

Great post, loved the natural tunnel. Bet it is stunning in the summer as pretty as it is now. Loved your birds and the ponies also. Thank you for hosting Eileen and have a happy and safe weekend. Like you I am hoping it won't be as bad as predicted. It seems to have stopped snowing but know we have to get through tomorrow so here's me keeping my fingers crossed.

rainfield61 said...

So the word beautiful is flying all over the space.

It labels birds, horses, mushrooms etc.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Loved seeing the wild ponies, and the beautiful archway of branches. Have a great weekend Eileen!:)

Margaret Adamson said...

The horses and birds are beautiful Eileen andI love how those bushes have grown into a tunnel like walk through. it looks magical. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful and not too much snowy weekend

Tom said...

love your lurking heron!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful photos! I heard about the storm, and I hope everyone are getting safe.
Take care!

Enjoy your weekend inside :)

✿ chica said...

Lindo tudo e adorei o túnel de árvores! beijos, chica e lindo fim de semana!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, let's hope the snowfall isn't as bad as it's been forecast. I love the Yellow-rumped Warblers and always the Great Blue Heron. And the ponies stole my heart. The wooded walk to the Island looks so serene. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love it. Greetings Jo

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, Eileen, LOVE your new template design, AND your new header. So simple and beautiful.

The Y R [myrtle] warbler is darling. A lot of them here in Texas in the winter. And the horses are fantastic.

Liz Needle said...

I love your bird shots. That crane is superb. I agree that tree lined trail is so inviting. Great post.

Christine said...

Another beautiful location with lots of beauty, especially the natural tunnel in the arch of trees! The heron shot is fantastic too!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved Assateague Island...one of my best memories from our RV trips..thanks for the great pictures, he memories ...and for hosting!

Crissi said...

So beautiful pictures Eileen!
Happy weekend
hug Crissi

Linda said...

So lovely to see your beautiful photos gracing my screen this morning, Eileen!

Jeevan said...

The trail looks awesome and inviting for a stroll inside the shadow of the bushes! Really beautiful capture on the wild horses and this remind me my visit to Point Calimere (a wildlife scrub forest here) where I found many wild horses along my drive inside.

Happy Weekend

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Even though wild, the ponies seem to trust the people within reason.
Love the natural tunnel. Happy Day.

Cranberry Morning said...

I can't get over those wild horses. That is just amazing!

EG CameraGirl said...

How exciting to see the wild ponies!

GreenComotion said...

Good Morning, Eileen!
The 2nd photo is quite beautiful.
That the horses are free to roam is definitely beautiful too.
Great images, thanks for hosting SC!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Snap said...

The little warbler and the ponies ... WOW! Fun! Thanks for hosting!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I love the horses they are beautiful . Washington got hit hard last night with the snow storm . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend and be safe and cozy .

Lea said...

Beautiful ponies!

Gerald (SK14) said...

I especially love the heron and the "tree tunnel".

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Lovely array! Hope your weekend is looking warm... and storm-minimum... YAM xx

Lynne said...

Great pictures Eileen . . .
Love the tunnel where you walked . . .
The Wild Ponies up close and beautiful
must have been an added treat!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a thrill to see the wild horses! Love the heron photo too. Stay warm this weekend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Those horses are beautiful indeed! Lots of waterfowl species in one photo!

Linda Gross said...

What great pictures you got from your visit. I hope that we are able to make a return trip to Assateague Island this year. I saw on your Facebook page that you got lots and lots of snow. Be careful out there!

Tony McGurk said...

The 2nd photo is a wonderful looking place Eileen & what a treat to see all the horses. That 1st little bird is just so cute

J said...

Such sweet pictures of those critters just peacefully enjoying life - the way we should - without anxiety! But who can be worry-free with the forecast I know is headed your way? I hope you are able to enjoy the good parts of it and keep your electricity!
I like your new white background. I do think it's easier to read, even if less dramatic than before. Both are great because nothing eclipses your lovely photos!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed your shots :)

edenhills said...

Thanks for joining in Friday's Hunt. I do hope you stay safe with the storm. I love that natural tunnel on the path. The ponies are beautiful. I was there once many years ago, and I would dearly love to come back to the island. I'll have to get my critter post up and linked in later today.

Debbie said...

oooooh those horses are just so beautiful, i wish i had been sitting beside you!!! my next favorite was the heron in the grasses, that's a beauty as well!!

i hope things are good by you and most importantly that you have power!!!!!

many thanks for hosting eileen...and bringing us all together!!!!

thomas said...

That trail under those trees is truly unique

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, the first is my favourite, beautiful.

Karen S. said...

Good Morning Eileen. I really like that canopy of trees shot, what a wonderful place to go hiking. Your critters, are all darling, pretty horses too. I shared a few of the critters in my life, although my blind puppy Allie was not having any part of it today! Enjoy your weekend and hiking about.

Linda W. said...

Great photo of the blue heron lurking in the grass! Stay warm and safe - hope that big storm misses you!

Sandra said...

i love all your photos you have shown us of this island. a place i foul like to visit. horses in the road is like a dream to me.. the little bird sitting sideways made me think of this morning. on the way to walmart, sitting at a light, there were 5 little birds hanging on in the wind that is gusting to 45 today, i don't know how they were hanging on

Jim said...

Eileen, I generally don't give too much thought to the birds, generally they are more trouble (clean-up jobs) and they are worth. But your Yellow-rumped Warbler is a cute friendly and fragile looking bird. Nice, thank you.
All your pictures are beautiful, I suppose the horse ones get my vote. I had thought wild horses were to be found only Out West.
We have the blue herons here, all over the lake we just moved away from. (I hope you don't mind my link, this one bit the dust.)
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-single-impression-miss.html
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Giga said...

Well, that was not snowing. I like the heron in the grass, and no ponies. Have a nice Sunday.

Kathy said...

Those ponies are just amazing!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The wild horses are beautiful.....and the heron....what a wonderful expression!
Good luck with the storm!
Ruby

Marie C said...

Just love your Assateague photos! Wonderful always seeing the wild ponies, and the birds are so awesome too. Hope you aren't snowed under! And yes, that the electricity stays on! That is always such a huge concern with these storms. Friends in Mississippi after a hurricane went through had no electricity for over three weeks....fortunately they had a generator! It can be so scary! Take care! Thanks again for the meme!

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice photo of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. Thanks for sharing.

sandyland said...

so lovely all

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hi, Eileen. Thanks for taking us to this island. I enjoyed imagining walking through that tunnel of branches, seeing the wild ponies and birds, and breathing the fresh air.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

jeannettestgermain said...

Yes, I was amazed that these ponies were there right on the road! Happy weekend to you!

Rose said...

Oh, how I love that trail! That would be an awesome place to walk. Loving the ponies, too. And such a cute little bird.

A Quiet Corner said...

Although that Heron in the tall grass is a super pic, the close up of the horse is adorable, Eileen. So lucky...:)JP

Linda Kay said...

Hopefully, folks are on the alert for those wild ponies out in the road. Kind of like the deer?

amanda peters said...

Great set of photos..
Amanda xx

Katarina said...

Great shots as usual, Eileen.
Happy weekend!

RedPat said...

I hope that you are safe & warm, Eileen! Thanks for hosting.

genie said...

Oh, dear.....You are getting what we just finished with. I am wondering about how Still Pond and Chesterton are doing. I think a phone call is definitely the order of the afternoon. Hand in there. It will be gone soon...I hope. g

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Love the photos from Assateague! A favorite is the yellow rump. We are loaded with them and bluebirds this time of year here in the low country!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My car is almost buried and it's still snowing hard in NW D.C., Eileen! (At least I have plenty of critter pics, though!)

;-)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Fantastic photos, Eileen! I'd love to go there, it's been a wish of mine for a long time.

Linda said...

I love Assateague! Thanks for the tour.

Beth Edwards, friends call me "E." said...

wow, 110, that is a lot of posts. wow wee, congrats on that! i love that little cove ... i want to walk through. very cool. have a great weekend! ( :

Florence said...

Love your little Yellow-Rumped Warbler! We see them occasionally here. But right now we are overrun by goldfinches. We have never had so many.
Hope you are staying safe and warm while the snow falls outside!

Mama Zen said...

All of these are just gorgeous, Eileen! Stay warm and stay safe!

The Yum List said...

Looks like a beautiful spot. I'd love to go for a walk through that 'tunnel'.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Eileen, the mystery of the birdie bush will be solved when it blooms this spring. <a href="http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/viburnum-dentatum/index.html>Here's another potential culprit</a>.
~

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice shots of the critters!
Happy weekend!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful pictures ! Love the wild horses !
I think that you got a lot of snow, I saw Washington this morning on TV ! Impressive ! Hope you get well through this storm !

Anni said...

Thanks Eileen, for adding your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Magia da Inês said...

✿゚ه° ·.
Bonita série de fotos.

Bom domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
✿✿ミ

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the horses. Have a great week ahead, Eileen!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the horses are beautiful!

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. Thanks for hosting.
Have a great new week!

Maggee said...

Great shots of the ponies! Now we begin the melting... not much snow here... how about you? I had a Lifer visit my feeder this morning... a Female Red-Winged Blackbird! Not that I want anymore of that type bird to visit, but it was neat!

Jeannie Marie said...

I did a post in 2012 about my visit to Assateague Island. It was a fabulous experience! When I saw your photos, I knew right where you were even though there are many places where wild horses live. http://4jeanniemaries.blogspot.com/2012/12/wild-horses-at-assateague-island.html

Ela said...

These are very beautiful pictures, Eileen !!
Have a nice Sunday !

Missy George said...

Your second picture is beautiful.. Lovely area...

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely selection pf photo's Eileen ... enjoyed every one of them, thank you.

Hope you are surviving the snow - it's been bad your way, from the pictures we've seen in the UK

All the best Jan

Happyone said...

The natural tunnel of bushes lining the trail is just beautiful. I'd love to walk down there.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Interested birds.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the Wild pony shots and always beautiful nature shots, Eileen ~

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

AlexaT said...

But the forecast is so precise, indeed... It snowed when it was announced!! OH my... and lots of snow...
The pics (from your trip) are gorgeous! The trail and the horses!!
Warm greetings for you! Salutari! :) *-*

TexWisGirl said...

loved the gbh close-up and that trail is awesome!!

Hannah said...

What a fun place to visit, Eileen! I like your tunnel through the trees and the friendly ponies, up close and personal!

Daniela said...

My darling Eileen, your photographs amaze me more and more, to come and visit you here is to have a wonderful jump in the wild nature, I love your blog, and I love you, my lovely !
Sending love to you, with gratitude
Dany

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the trees over the street and the horses and all the birds. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Ana Freire said...

Thanks for sharing, Eileen!
Lovely captures!!!
Kisses
Ana