Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday's Critters #118

Saturday's Critters #118

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.

Hubby and I took a walk on the trail next to the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland. Below are some of the birds I saw including the cool Great Horned Owl.


Great Horned Owl seen off the trail.


A snoozing Great Horned Owl. I wish I could make that tree branch disappear, but that is not happening.


Singing Redwing Blackbird.


Besides the birds above, we also saw a group of white-tailed deer running off into the woods. I hope you enjoy my owl and all the other birds from our walk.





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 Stewart  hosting Wild Bird Wednesday Thanks to Stewart for hosting this fun meme.

82 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great owl sighting!!

Linda W. said...

Nice photos of the owl!

Cloudia said...

Be back with mine in the morning Pacific time!

Gunilla Bäck said...

All the birds are great, but I love the owl. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

Small City Scenes said...

How cool to see an Owl. Nice shots.
MB

Nancy Chan said...

I like the Sleepy Great Horned Owl. Have a great weekend!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Great shots, Eileen! Especially the photos of the Great Horned Owl are amazing.
Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters and have a lovely weekend!

Tom said...

I can almost hear that Redwing Black Bird!

Margaret Adamson said...

that Ow is a magnificent bird and you got a great shots of the Blackbrd. thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend.

Lea said...

Lovely photo of the Red-Winged Blackbird!
They are very elusive here - difficult to get a good photo.
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Sikora Modraszka said...

Cudowne zdjecia,piękne krajobrazy,śliczne ptaki,dla mnie zachwycająco piękna wycieczka,pozdrawiam.

elisa said...

I love your owl and all the other birds, too.

Kind regards
Ulla Laiho
http://minnatur.blogspot.se/

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Thank you Eileen for hosting Saturday's Critters.
Your capture of the snoozing Great Horned Owl is great!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Daniela said...

My Lovely, Wonderful Eileen, good morning and thank you for hosting me !

Hope you and your friends will enjoy the post I've linked, filled with so many critters living in the little lakes and in the English styled garden of the wonderful Villa the Marquess Orso Serra has made build after visiting England in the early XIXth century, located in the hinterland of Genoa.

Sending you much love for vishing you a most wonderful day, today, and weekend ever,
with heartfelt gratitude

Dany

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice to see the owl. Our best local spot for them was "improved" from a nice wild place into more of a park with equestrian trails and picnic shelters, which made the owls move elsewhere. Hope to see them nesting near our Illinois home fairly soon. Thanks for hosting!

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. You found a good one with that Great Horned Owl. Although the branches might intrude a little into the scene I think it is good to see how a large owl can hide away. Of course you showed my favourite the Red-winged Blackbird. How I wish I could hear it singing right now.

Have a great day and weekend.

✿ chica said...

Que beleza, tenho sempre que me repetir aqui! Belíssimos cliques!ADOREI! bjs, ótimo fds! chica

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures. Wonderful these birds.

Many greetings,
Marco

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Beautiful birds!Great shots!
My favorite bird is the owl!
Gorgeous pictures!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Sue said...

Eileen-That owl is certainly handsome.
Have a good weekend

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Owl images, and the Blackbird, lovely.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks for hosting! The owl sighting is just wonderful! I love all your photos!
Have a great weekend!

rainfield61 said...

Owls are very cute. As far as I know.
Their expression just looks like ours.
But I haven't take any pictures of them.
Happy weekend to you.

Sandra said...

the only place i can find critters to photograph here are in the parks.. they are in the preserves but have never seen them. a few cranes here and there. i love that owl and the red wing black bird. awesome shots

jandi said...

The owl is just gorgeous! Wouldn't it be so much easier if we could make branches disappear!! Have a beautiful weekend! Love the image of the bird singing in your collage (not sure of the type of bird)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Very beautiful owl! Here we can hear one late at night, but I have never seen it.

Have a nice weekend!

Country Gal said...

Oh I would be soo thrilled to get a photo of any owl lol wonderful captures good thing he was napping . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Kate said...

You certainly were "a wise old owl" to get out early enough to see the owl and other birds!

Sandi said...

In the first photo I could quite tell what that was! But there he is showing his face a few spaces down.

Amazing shots!

September Violets said...

That's a beautiful GHO! I get annoyed when these silly birds can't perch in a clear shot too ;) You saw a nice collection of springtime birds. Redwing blackbirds are the chorus of spring!
Wendy

Indrani said...

Very well captured through the branches. The bird collage is good too.
You always have such a wonderful variety to present to us.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Some lovely photo's here, but that owl one has my number one vote!

Hope you have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

a great set eileen!!!!! i was thinking, darn those branches but then i thought, good thing they don't have any leaves yet!!! awesome sighting of that owl, it is a beauty!!!

many thanks for hosting eileen and have a wonderful weekend, i think we are getting snow tomorrow!!! (what!!)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's my dream to see an owl when we hike. We can hear them! lol Love your photos! Happy Saturday. Hugs, Diane

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

That's one beautiful owl. And I've never seen a red winged blackbird - what a beauty

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, what a group of happy captures. That owl is just the cutest, and I trust even with his eyes closed he/she is still seeing! Genius critter shots again, you sure can capture them. I'm still working on my cardinal photo, thinking of adorning his favorite tree with delights just for him! Enjoy your weekend.

Irma said...

Nice shots Eileen.
Wonderful these birds.
Best regards, Irma

Lynne said...

I like all of your pics . . .
Even the ones with a branch in the way . . .
(I saw my first Robin yesterday . . . while I was inside the house looking out!)

Karen said...

I've only seen an owl at the Louisville Zoo! Great photo! He looks cozy in the sunshine.

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice photo of the owl. Thanks for sharing.

me (maria) said...

The owl is impressive!!
All the photos are beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

lovely array. Kudos

aktuellabilder said...

Owls is in my opinion surely the most beautiful birds. Great captured.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Good sighting of the Great Horned Owl. I hear an Owl every night, but have never seen one, let alone photographed one. I am so jealous!:))Love your shot of the beautiful Red-winged Blackbird, and all the other birds, but the blackbird is a favourite of mine. Have a great weekend, and many thanks for hosting.:)

Noushka said...

WOW!
This owl is fantastic!
He let you get quite close, lucky you!!!!
The red-winged blackbird is very beautiful too, lovely shots, Eileen!
Keep well and enjoy your weekend

Laura. M said...

Beautiful owl, asleep :))
Good weekend Eileen.
Besos.

Jeevan said...

Terrific shots on the horned own! And beautiful collage of birds :)

carol l mckenna said...

What a place to go walking ~ filled with the 'gems' of nature that you photograph so well ~ Beautiful owl shot!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Anu said...

What an handsome owl! The Redwing blackbird is beautiful. Nice photos!

Happyone said...

Great captured of the owl!!
Love the bird collage.

Denise inVA said...

Super photos of all your birds. Exciting to see the owl. Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme Eileen, and for always visiting and leaving your lovely comments. Have a great weekend :)

Linda said...

Wonderful owl sighting, Eileen. Beautiful photos.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We've been too busy to see many birds! Thanks for hosting~

Al said...

You've got some great birds today - I love that owl!

jeannettestgermain said...

Branches in the way, that would be a problem in birding, eh? But you captured it clear enough so we could see its face!

Katarina said...

The Owl is impressing!

Happy weekend, Eileen!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a hoot! I'd love to get a pic of one, instead of just hearing them.
~

Anni said...

I am always excited to see owls Eileen. ....great pictures. Thanks for participating at I'd rather b birdin' this weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks so much for hosting -- as always. I just wish I could SEE an owl -- with or without branches! Love all the other birds too, and I swear I can almost hear the red-wing singing !

Phyllis Oller said...

I`m lovin` the owl & hawk,but all of your pictures are awesome,thanks for hosting!phyllis

Missy George said...

You sure found a lot of birds on your walk..What fun..Love the owl..I've been watching one with chicks on a web cam..Have a good weekend.

The Yum List said...

The owl - what a majestic creature.

June Caedmon said...

Great shots of the owl, Eileen! What a neat sighting!

Mama Zen said...

Love the owl!

Linda said...

Nice shots! We had snow today, did you?

Stephanie said...

Wonderful series of images!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my the owl and the Red Wing Blackbird in the same post - wonderful photos - every lat one of them.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics. Greetings :)

Christina said...

Great sights! Happy weekend!

Nick V. said...

Love the owls, even with the branches, Eileen!
Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belle série.
Bravo pour le hibou ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The Great Horned Owl looks very handsome.....lovely shots too! I'm constantly amazed at the variety of birds you have around you.
Thanks for hosting and sharing.

Have a wonderful week Eileen,
Ruby

Marie C said...

That Great Horned Owl is just wonderful! Love the photos. Thanks again for Saturday's Critters and for always being such a faithful commenter on my posts for that and everything else! :-)

Barb said...

I love when you see the owls - this one looks huge!

Montanagirl said...

Always love to see Owls!!

NatureFootstep said...

cool owl images with or without branches :)

edenhills said...

I just love owl! I haven't seen the ones that used to nest in my pasture for a while. I do hope they are still hanging around. Thanks for hosting each week!

Hannah said...

You are so blessed to find the owl in the tree, Eileen. I keep trying to spot the one I hear calliing in my yard but never see it.

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Loved the Redwing Blackbird singing moment :)

Maggee said...

Awesome! a Great Horned Owl! And the Red-winged Blackbird looks like he is singing his heart out! I haven't seen one of those yet... but I will! They are everywhere I hear! Thanks for sharing!

Helma said...

I see a lot of beautiful prints with cute animals :-)
I had this week no animals for the post but perhaps the next :-)

Ana Freire said...

Remarkable shots, of so many different birds!...
I loved to see them all! Great details!
All the best!
Ana