Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday's Critters #150


Saturday's Critters #150

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 some of our neighborhood Florida birds. So far, I have seen the Whistling Ducks, Mottled Ducks, Mallards, Muscovy, various Herons & Egrets, White Ibis, Wood Storks, Anhinga, Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Grackles, Mockers, Palm Warblers, House Wrens, Moorhens, the Purple Gallinules walked right up to us looking for food?










I hope you enjoyed my birds and images. 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.

90 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Fun neighbors Eileen. I always love how the Anhingas like to spread out their wings to dry.

Jeanne said...

Such lovely birds you have in your area! Beautiful shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

You certainly have seen a lot of birds on your trip and that shot of the Osprey is wonderful Eileen Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

Nancy J said...

I think the Purple Gallinule is like our Pukeko. Iridescent feathers, a strutting walk, and it likes the swampy areas. What a huge variety you see.

Nancy Chan said...

Wonderful photos of ducks and birds. It a joy to feed these ducks and birds. Great shot of the one with spread out wings. Have a beautiful weekend!

jandi said...

Beautiful images! Have a lovely day!

jeannettestgermain said...

Sp4eading it's wings - beautiful! Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

Nice set of birds. Love the great image of the Osprey :)

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, lovely selection of birds, especially the Osprey. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

✿ chica said...

Sempre lindas! Essas assim também! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Christine said...

Once again you have shared a fantastic array of magnificent birds! Each beautiful in their own way!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your Saturday!

Mildred said...

Enjoyed the variety of photos today, Eileen. Wishing you a nice Saturday.

Tom said...

Eileen, such a great collection today, I like number 2 and 5 the best.

amo sin blogg said...

So nice to have such beautiful birds
in your neighborhood.

Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

Forest Dream Weaver said...

They all look so content and living in the moment, especially the ducks!
Thank you for hosting and sharing...

Happy weekend Eileen!
Ruby

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Love that one who is showing off his wingspan for you! :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful sightings Eileen.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Such a lovely selection - I always look forward to your Saturday posts.
Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, your trip to Florida sure must have been like to the heaven for birds♪ I was fascinated the fantastic photo of Anhingas (thanks to Denise :-) spreading its wing(^_^)v
The Osprey looks SO brave with the sharp eyes, must be looking for the prey♫♫♫

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

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Beautiful photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Jenn Jilks said...

You capture so many birds! Good job!

Phil Slade said...

Have a great time in Florida Eileen. Seems like you escaped the big storm so now settle down and enjoy some of that sunshine. What a special bird the Osprey, and to see one so close.

Thanks for allowing me to join in today.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see you're being kind to our web-footed friends, and they've rewarded you with photo opportunities.

Hurrah!
~

Mosura said...

Love the Osprey. Never see them here although they do get them on the mainland.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos, and they are all so beautiful! The White Ibis is so pretty.

Happy Weekend!

Sandra said...

you are living in a bird haven.. and I know that makes you happy... I have critters today but don't join because I don't have time to visit everyone

Noushka said...

Great set of photos, Eileen!
My favourite is the Osprey, I wish I could see them more often!
Keep well and enjoy your weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

i like your new neighbors. :)

Alexa T said...

Lots of beauties! And so amazing feathers display at that blue bird... Thank you for sharing them and A sunny and lovely weekend, too!

Debbie said...

oooh eileen, you are finding some great wildlife!!! great capture of the cormorant, drying his feathers!!!

Phyllis Oller said...

Beautiful pictures ,Eileen,thank-you for sharing & hosting!phyllis

Felicia said...

the ducks are so cute and the osprey is a handsome fellow.

Sharon Wagner said...

You got a good osprey shot. I love how prolific they are in Florida.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You got to see several different birds- great shots!

Small City Scenes said...

I did like all your birds. All beautiful. Have a great weekend.
MB

Linda W. said...

I like your photo of the bird (crane?) spreading his wings. Great capture!

Lea said...

Love the Osprey!

Ana Freire said...

Lovely birds and images, Eileen!
Thanks for sharing so much, in each of your images!
Happy Saturday!
All the best!
Ana

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

some lovely shots.

Quack

photodoug said...

Eileen, always look forward to your weekly photos. Like the osprey. Thanks for sharing.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Gosh, You saw so many birds! Many thanks for sharing your wonderful images. Love the one of the Osprey, and Anhingas.
Have a great weekend, and thank you for hosting.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The Neighborhood FL birds are quite the treat.
Great snaps!
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love ducks and I LOVE that osprey picture :)

I hope you have a great Halloween :)

krishna said...

the bird stretched wings is gorgeous...

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen what fun they all seem to be having, and even one showing off such a wide wingspan! Enjoy your weekend and the upcoming Halloween fun time!

Linda said...

Enjoy your time in Florida, Eileen! I love this series, beautiful photos and birds. I could spend all day by the water sitting and appreciating the beauty. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Are you now living in Florida? Or just for the winter season?

Loved the birds of the 'hood today.

Mama Zen said...

Lovely selection of shots, Eileen!

Ela said...

Beautiful birds and fantastic your photos, Eileen !!
Happy weekend !

RedPat said...

All the other snowbirds will be joining you soon, Eileen!

Poppy said...

Such beautiful photos, Eileen, both of the birds and the surroundings. I especially like the second one; is it an egret or a white ibis?

Happy weekend,
Poppy

Martin Kloess said...

Amazing photos - thank you and keep 'em coming

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so glad (and a tad envious) that you are finding so many birds already around your new winter home. hope we'll be as fortunate when we get there in December.

Happyone said...

My favorite is number two. Looks like he's out for a walk. : )

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'd never get anything done looking at the view and the birds! The Whistling Ducks are ducks I admire from afar, I love their expressions!

Rose said...

I wonder just what all Ihave missed! I bet a lot...you always have great photos.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! I love seeing all the wildlife, especially the ones I've never seen before. I hope to join in one of these days if I ever get my "ducks" in a row. Take care and have a nice Sunday!

Linda said...

That's quite a variety of shots!

Anni said...

We birders appreciate your participation this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!! Thanks for sharing this Eileen!!!

Sonja said...

A nice variety there. We have Ospreys in Australia too although they are fairly rare around Victoria where I live.

Lynn said...

I didn't realize you were in Lakeland - a beautiful area. Love seeing your critters! Especially the one walking the planks!

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. It is Sunday, and I'm running behind. So glad I came by here to see your wonderful duck photos! Gosh, what a variety. I especially like the one sitting on the post alone. Have a good week.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

HI Eileen,
fabulous photos of these wonderful birds.
Best regards, Synnöve

Missy George said...

Lovely birds..beautiful shots.Love the spread wings. Thanks for sharing..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You've seen so many wonderful birds while you wer eon vacation, Eileen. I love the osprey photo! Have a very Happy Halloween and a good week ahead!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Birding here is such fun, isn't it? I think so. Love your Osprey picture. Have a fantastic day tomorrow and a nice week ahead.

The Yum List said...

Birds by the water - what a peaceful post. Happy week ahead to you Eileen!

carol l mckenna said...

Always a delight to see your excellent nature photography ~ thanks!

Wishing you a Delightful Week ~ ^_^

Lois said...

I did enjoy them! We do have a nice variety of birds here in Florida.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - so many ducks - love the individual pictures too. I like the Osprey's eyes - they almost seem like owl eyes. Terrific header. Happy week ahead.

Betty Manousos said...

great selection of birds, eileen. amazing photos too.

happy halloween! xo

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed the bird photos. Another fine Saturday's Critters. Thanks for sharing and have a fine week ahead!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful place,so nice images. Regards

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Osprey, out of this world.

Summer said...

Beautiful critters ♥

Mary Cromer said...

Oh they are all wonderful and I LOVE Whistling Ducks. I got to finally see some in Florida and I think they are so beautiful. All of your birds are stunning. You get to see so many great sights. Have a wonderful week Eileen~

September Violets said...

Ducks can be fun little guys when begging for food. Love the larger birds you caught on camera Eileen. The osprey is a favourite ;)
Wendy

Lady Fi said...

Wow - what an amazing series of shots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely selection of birds!

Devilish Angel said...

Lovely pics...

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Beautiful images Eileen, especially the Osprey!
Have a wonderful week. So hard to believe that it is November already!

baili said...

Your neighbourhood birds are gorgeous. Like always very beautifully captured.
Have a blessed days ahead

"e"BethEdwards"e" said...

wow, lots of wings in your world. out stretched & all. ( ;

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

diane b said...

A nice collection. I like the eagle and the crane ?? drying its wings.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

The hawk is beautiful!

Small Kucing said...

Lovely set of photo, Eileen. Have a nice day :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

always enjoy your critters images..