Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday's Critters #138

Saturday's Critters #138

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.

I am sharing a pretty Great Egret and a juvenile Common Moorhen seen in Lakeland Florida.


Great Egret by the lake in Lakeland Florida




A juvenile Common Moorhen near the boat ramp. 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.

69 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

The great is such a very elegant regal bird and lovely shot Eileen of it. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a happy weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful shot of the Great Egret by the lake and the juvenile Common Moorhen. Happy Saturday, Eileen and thanks for hosting.

rainfield61 said...

Happy Saturday

Martin Kloess said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

The Yum List said...

Ooh! I get to be the first commenter today! Happy Saturday Eileen! Wishing you a great weekend!

Uppal said...

very well focused and beautiful clicks!

NatureFootstep said...

Hi Eileen. Great images of the Great egret and I love the little moorhen.
Thanks for hosting and hope you have a great week ahead.

Phong Hong said...

Hello Eileen! I got here through Nancy's blog. I thought it would be loads of fun to share my critter too :D

Breathtaking said...

Oh Eileen! your picture of the Great Egret is really beautiful. I never realized how elegant they are. Cute picture of the sprightly little Moorhen too. Have a nice weekend!:)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love the tranquil colours in the photos of the great egret, what a beautiful bird!
The little moorhen in action is brilliant.
Thank you for hosting Eileen and have a truly wonderful weekend :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

How beautiful The White Egret is! Very nice photos.

Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--love the close=up of the Egret. My, that's quite an eye!
Hope you have a terrific weekend

Christine said...

Happy Saturday Eileen and thanks for hosting and sharing your wonderful photos! The egret is such a graceful bird and love the moorhen too!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen. These are stunning photographs. Wishing you a pleasant day.

Tony McGurk said...

The Egret posed perfectly for you Eileen & the Moorhen looks like it's about to pounce on something.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful egrets! When I first came to Florida I saw one of those plain juvie moorhens and thought I was seeing some new kind of rail.

Tom said...

I love the Great Egret!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Moorhens and other coots are perhaps not the most elegant of birds, but they are always fascinating to watch! The egret, on the other hand, has the bearing of a ballerina! Happy weekend Eileen. YAM xx

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Have a nice weekend. Greetings.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love this party! Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Brian King said...

Egrets are beautiful birds! Really nice photos!

✿ chica said...

Sempre um encanto aos olhos passar aqui! Ótimo fim de semana,bjs, chica

Florence said...

Love the egrets!

Home Meadows said...

What a pretty picture of the egret; such an elegant bird. Thank you for having the link up party. Heather

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's hard to id the juveniles, isn't it? You got some wonderful photos to share! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Diane

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Great composition with three horizons on the first photo of a beautiful egret.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all

Love egrets. They are so graceful when floating in for a landing.

Y'all come on by
Hawk aka BrownDog

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots- thanks for hosting!

Sharon Wagner said...

Those egret shots are so pretty. And so is the heron below.

Debbie said...

gorgeous captures today eileen, i LOVE the egrets!! i don't think i have ever seen a moorhen. we are on the same page today, i saw so many egrets in Connecticut while on vacation. have a great weekend eileen and many thanks for hosting!!!

Small City Scenes said...

That Egret is a beauty.
Have a wonderful weekend.
MB

Sandra said...

The snowy egret is my favorite of all the big birds here in Florida the cranes that herons but all birds. I love to see them ruffle their feathers. You got a beautiful shot of him

photodoug said...

Eileen, exquisite photo of the Great Egret. Thanks for sharing.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Oh yea!
These are very beautiful captures indeed.
I particularly enjoyed the birds android the backgrounds they have been photographed in.
Thanks for hosting and Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Lynne said...

Majestic indeed . . . that Great Egret . . .

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography and what an exquisite egret!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Phil Slade said...

The Great Egret is a magnificent bird Eileen and two wonderful photos. I had to look closer at the Common Moorhen as it looks so pale compared to ours, but then I think it's the bright light that you found on that day.

Thanks for the chance to link up today. Enjoy your Sunday.

Sandi said...

Nature is just astounding. So much variety and life! Who would even think to create something like this?

Linda W. said...

Great photos of the egret - especially the second one!

Nick Va said...

Very graceful birds, Eileen, beautifully shot.
Thanks for hosting and have a great new week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

seen a few of those *wink*

Hi from Tampa

Denise inVA said...

Great photos Eileen. I am still a bit behind on my computer time but hoping to join in next time. Happy weekend to you :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful showing of the Egret, love it.

TexWisGirl said...

such a beautiful blue backdrop...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird, Eileen.

And thanks for your critter parties, I look forward to them.
~

Linda said...

Love your photos, Eileen! Beautiful birds!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, What a nice shot of the Great Egret! You really have some wonderful birding photos. Congrats on another fine Saturday's Critters. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend and take good care.

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos , Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Ela said...

Such gorgeous shots of a beautiful bird !!
Happy weekend :)

RedPat said...

The moorhen looks very young and awkward! ;-)

Lowcarb team member said...

I can't believe Saturday has come around once more!
Lovely photo's here Eileen, the second photo of the Great Egret is my favourite.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

All the best Jan

Joyful said...

Stunning egret shots.

Happyone said...

Wonderful picture of the egret. So nice and clear.

Wandering Wren said...

Have a great weekend Eileen - the Egrets are such elegant clean birds aren't they?
Wren x

Merlesworld said...

We don't get those birds around here but up north they have lots of very simular ones
Merle..........

Linda said...

Gorgeous egret! I saw a smaller one within sight of my house.

Stewart M said...

Thats a great shot of the egret - white birds are always hard!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What an awesome and fantastic egret photographs♡♡♡ Wonderful focus and backdrop (thanks for Theresa p:-). And nice timing you caught for the Common Moorhen♪ I think summer is not the season for birdies here in my area... Haha, waiting for the cool days for seeing birds.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e lindas e belas fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Andarilhar

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
those are marvelous photos of the white heron. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Those 2 photos of the Great egret are stunning, I love the natural surroundings.
I hope you are enjoying great sunny weather!
Keep well, warm hugs and enjoy your sunday :)

Karen S. said...

Good morning Elieen, yes I'm a day late, but here now! Working this weekend but off tomorrow! Hooray! Thanks for bringing us this lovely critter post every Saturday!

Missy George said...

Handsome Egret..great shots..Happy Sunday

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That first photo could be a painting! I just love it!

KL said...

You can send these pictures to National Geography; it's of that high quality.

Zizi Santos said...

Belos cliques!
eu amo as garças
tenha uma linda semana!
Zizi

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning - award winning photos.!!

Anni said...

Good Morning Eileen...Sorry I haven't been able to get here sooner, a busy weekend and not much time online yesterday. Lovely photo of the egret in the beautiful surroundings...and the moor hen is a great find as stealthy as they can be sometimes.

Thanks for sharing this post link with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Hope your day is a good one.

Ana Freire said...

Amazing!!! Photos and details!...
Great work, Eileen!
A big kiss!
Ana