Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday's Critters #142


Saturday's Critters #142

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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.

On August 23rd hubby and I went on a daytrip to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. It was an Egret day, the egrets seem to be gathering before migrating south.





Great Egret with a Great Blue Heron. I will be sharing more photos and Egrets on my next post.



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:

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful bird. I don't think we have them here, maybe in Eastern Wa.
Have a happy weekend
MB

jandi said...

I love your egrets!have a beautiful day Eileen!

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful when the big birds reflecting on the water.

Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Egrets are such lovely birds. I enjoyed looking at your photos, and will look forward to seeing more egrets from you. Have a good weekend!:)

Tony McGurk said...

Great Egret photos Eileen. We get a lot of them around here. I was out in the country today & saw plenty of them hanging out with their cattle friends but each time as I approached the sound of my motorcycle would scare them away.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I love egrets and herons... but they do always look rather out of place on a branch! Have a great one Eileen.. YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful post with Great Egret and Blue Heron! I'm looking forward to your next post.
Happy Weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Beautiful shots Eileen. I also have egrets in my post today. Thank you for hosting and happy weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

so, your birds are also gathering. Soon we will have just winterbirds left.

Thanks for hosting

Irma said...

Hi Eileen
Beautiful pictures of the Egret.
Best regards, Irma

Daniela said...

Dearest Eileen,
good morning to you and thank you for hosting me, actually I didn't remember that in this recent post of mine I had a few shots with my beloved creatures :) !!!

I so love Heirons, on our river are living so many Blue Heirons and some Storks, we can watch them better during the coldest months of the year, but they're so gorgeous to see in flight !

Thank you for another stunning post of yours and for hosting me today, dearie, wishing you all my best for your coming weekend

Xx Dany

Christine said...

They are lovely photos of such regal looking birds!
Thanks for hosting & enjoy your weekend!

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Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice images of the egrets and herons! The water level in our local wetlands is so high that it discourages wading birds. I am actually seeing more of them in my back yard lake than out in the wild. The tropical storm is partly to blame. Now it has moved up your way.

Merlesworld said...

We don't get Egrets or Herons here but up north I think there are many in the swamps of the Northern Territory.
Merle...........

Sue said...

I can't believe how fast the summer went and that birds are now gathering for the big trip south. I've already had blackbird flocks and Robins going through here. Won't be long now.....and though I know you aren't keen on winter coming, I have to say "Oh Yes!"
Have a great weekend, Eileen

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love photos that have reflections in the water! These are lovely! Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Ela said...

Fantastic photos and very beautiful birds !!
Happy weekend !

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Pretty Egrets. I saw my first one at the state park the other day but too far away for a photo.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Have a nice weekend.
Greetings :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Hubby wants to take me birding for my 60th birthday! I am reluctant. I can simply view your photos!!!!

Debbie said...

WoW!!! a great day for photographing egrets. awesome captures and a beautiful reflection!!!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Love your centre photo of the Egret and Blue Heron....they are no doubt communicating in bird language!
Thank you Eileen....

Happy weekend,have a great week,
Ruby

Phil Slade said...

I love herons and egrets any day of the week Eileen. Thanks once again for your hosting of this photographic get toegther. Have a happy wekend.

rainfield61 said...

They are beautiful, and busy.

Karen S. said...

Sounds like a perfect place to visit, Delaware has some lovely places indeed. These reflections are pretty, double the charm! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend as well, I'll be working it, but I have today off!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Great egrets and blue herons are so neat to photograph, especially in their native surroundings. (which in my case, is my yard..lol) Enjoy your weekend! We still may have more rain on the way. I better get another stack of movies out! Hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

I am loving the photo on your side bar of the black crowned night heron. wow. and I love these birds today, they are beautiful

Nancy Chan said...

I have seen some birds that look like the Egret around our place but I am not sure whether they are the Egret or not. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a beautiful day!

Linda W. said...

Lucky you seeing so many egrets!

TexWisGirl said...

the egrets are gathering here, too. love them.

carol l mckenna said...

More beautiful nature shots ~ Great photography!

Thanks for visiting ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Linda Kay said...

Such lovely and graceful birds.

Sussi said...

beautiful birds!

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . .
One Egret looks like he has an extra curve in his neck . . .
Or maybe it is a her . . .

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos and impressions.
Have a great weekend, Eileen.
Best, Synnöve

Linda said...

Hello Eileen, you have captured the Egret in such a magnificent way!

photodoug said...

Eileen, elegant egrets. Thanks for sharing.

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Great photos! Have a lovely weekend!:))

xxBasia

Mildred said...

Happy Weekend Eileen. Thank you for hosting. Your Delaware pics are so nice. I love the reflections in the 2nd one.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Wading birds are a favorite...perhaps because when we are in the low country their croakin' call wakes us in the mornin'.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty waterbirds, have a great weekend!
~

Jesh StG said...

Am amazed how you always have been able to find some animals each wee to post! Thanks for hosting:)

jeannettestgermain said...

Am amazed how you are able to find each week some animals to post! Thanks for hosting:) Have great weekend!

RedPat said...

I don't like to think about the birds heading south already. I'm not prepared for winter to come any time soon!

Sandi said...

Just beautiful!

Martin Kloess said...

Just for me. One of my favorite birds (egrets). Thank you.

Karen said...

I enjoy your blog. Thanks for hosting Critters!

Happyone said...

NICE captures.
I like the reflection in the first one.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

How lovely to see the egrets - I'd love to see some here! Thanks for hosting the Saturday Critters meme!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - amazing - and the two together - that was even better. Love your photos. Happy weekend.

The Yum List said...

Happy Labour Day Eileen. Getting ready to migrate - a sign that winter is on its way.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen!! What good photos! I will look forward to your next post, the Egrets and Herons are so beautiful and I wish I could see them more myself!

I hope you're having a good weekend!!

Linda said...

I like egrets! We once lived on a road called Egret Court but it had herons, not egrets.

Noushka said...

nice collection of photos, Eileen, great observations!
Enjoy your sunday :)

September Violets said...

Aren't those egrets beautiful! Such slender, long necks :) Thanks for hosting Saturday critters Eileen. Sometimes I forget I have posts about critters (mostly birds) that I can share here until after I do up the post!
Wendy

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful photos, eileen.

have a great and safe labor day! xo

Nick V. said...

Great photos of these graceful birds, Eileen. Enjoy your long weekend.
Thank you for hosting.

Missy George said...

I miss the Herons and Egrets at my old home..We backed along wetlands and had lots of critters...Have a happy weekend..

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Labrador weekend to you

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely water birds!!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Mama Zen said...

The egrets are so pretty! Have a great weekend!

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful egrets photos, Eileen!
At the beach near my country house, we have many egrets too.
Have a happy Sunday!

Anni said...

I'm a bit late in getting over to visit with you this weekend...hope all is going well, and thanks for adding your blog to the linking tool at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Eileen, I loved all the water birds where you and hubby visited recently. Such well composed images.

It IS Labor Day weekend isn't it? Being retired I just don't pay any attention much any more. Thanks for the reminder.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see the reflections in the water ...

All the best Jan

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great pictures of birds

Ana Freire said...

Lovely and peaceful images...
Always a pleasure to appreciate your photos, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, Egrets♪I love all the photos♡♡♡  I smiled seeing the one with the long neck in the second picture(♡^.^♡)

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