Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday's Critters #153


Saturday's Critters #153

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 want to wish everyone in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving, I am sure we all have many reasons for giving thanks. 

My post and photos are from another visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve. As I mentioned previously Circle B is one of my favorite spots for walking and birding.  We have been going there at least once a week if not more.

Great Blue Heron with a soft shelled turtle.


Osprey


Green Heron


Red Shouldered Hawk


Turtles


Common Yellowthroat Warbler


Great Blue Heron


Black Crowned Night Heron










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.

91 comments:

Mosura said...

Nice photos. It's great to have a regular birding patch. Love the little 'Common Yellowthroat Warbler'.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice Heron pics. and I love the yellow throated Warbler. The Green Heron is special too---I have seen one only once. Beautiful
MB

jandi said...

morning Eileen! a wonderful selection as always but the warbler is my favourite today! have a lovely day!

jeannettestgermain said...

The totally green shot is unusual! Have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

poor turtles, all covered up with the green stuff. :(

Nice birds all of them. Love the Osprey. :)

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, your bird photography is amazing. I loved the Osprey and the Red-shouldered Hawk. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

Suza said...

fantastic pictures of beautiful birds

Nancy Chan said...

Great collection of beautiful birds and turtles. Have a wonderful weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Good Morning Eileen!:) Oh wonderful sightings!! Love every single one of your photos. The Circle B Bar reserve is a fabulous place to see wild life. I do think the Green Heron is a lovely bird, and the little warbler is so sweet. The Great Blue Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, and Red Shouldered Hawk shots are fab!! Have a lovely Weekend.:)

Mildred said...

These are just fabulous photos, Eileen! Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds Eileen, I love the Herons.

Charlene N.K. said...

Wow, it another set of stunning captures! I love each of them!

Sue said...

Those turtles need a good hosing off-LOL! My goodness, I thought at first those were those topiary ones. Ha!

Karen said...

We see hawks around here, especially when there is snow on the ground. They look kind of fierce!

Lynne said...

You must be in bliss to capture such great pictures.
I hope you are enjoying this warmer weather "critter land!"

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh look at those turtles!!! The warbler is a cutie pie... all these are fabulous shots Eileen. Hope your weekend is looking fine! YAM xx

Lea said...

The Osprey is the best!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Connie Smiley said...

That has to be a great place, Eileen, and it looks like you got full advantage of it with all your wonderful sightings. Love your Green Heron!

Connie Smiley said...

That must be a beautiful place, Eileen, and it looks like you took full advantage of it with all your wonderful captures! I love your Green Heron.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Great pictures of these birds.
Nice the Hawk and the 'green' turtles.

Kind regards,
Marco

Giga said...

It is great that you have a place where you can see wonderful wildlife and birds. Regards.

Nick V. said...

A beautiful selection of critters, Eileen. Best wishes for Thanksgiving, I wish you and your family peace and happiness in these troubled times.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful shots, eileen! you are the best of hosts.

Tom said...

What a great collection, Eileen.

Debbie said...

good morning eileen, you are seeing such a great variety of birds - and capturing amazing images/close ups!!! the last image is a favorite and the warbler, that's a great catch!!

many thanks for continuing to host and happy thanksgiving to you and your husband!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

THAT's where all our birds have gone! :-)
Actually, I heard a loon this morning, off in the lake.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. Well we both love our birds but hey those turtles reallly made me smile when they are grener than a Green Heron. Love the rest of your captures this morning. The Osprey and hawk in particular. Have a super weekend and thanks for inviting me to join you today.

Cranberry Morning said...

Eagles, hawks, and herons are seen often in our neighborhood, but you've got wonderful photos of them! Love those herons especially. They're such interesting looking birds! Thanks for the link up, Eileen.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow!!!  I was fascinated by these blue herons with different shapes and colors ☆☆☆ I thought the first heron with a soft shelled turtle must have a bit hard time to eat p:-)
The sweet Yellowthroat Warbler's shot of the face from very front is really ADORABLE, gave me a smile for a while(♡^.^♡)

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

Nick V. said...

PS: I especially like that little warbler!

Magia da Inês said...


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Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!!!
Beijinhos.
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Sandra said...

what a beautiful swamp..i like all the close up shots of the birds and did not know herons eat turtles. amazing. I am headed to the Canine Christmas festival to enjoy the canine critters

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on birds of different species and the green smeared turtles in pond look funny!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, it appears your lovely osprey has breakfast, or is it dinner? You sure know how to capture some delightful photos!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Absolutely love the green turtle shot!!! Enjoy your weekend Eileen.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Gorgeous photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great pics, Eileen. That Green Heron is so pretty!

Poor little softshell turtle...
~

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Duckweed the perfect camo for those turtles.

Alexa T said...

Such amazing images captures, Eileen; the turtles are fantastic in green...And all the birds are lovely to observe! Many thanks for sharing this lovely nature collection and a very good weekend! Also, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Linda W. said...

Fantastic collection of bird and critter photos! I especially like your first one of the heron with a turtle in its beak.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very nice images. I especially liked the herons, the yellowthroat and of course the pale Red-shouldered Hawk (which coincides with my blog theme this week!). Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Christine said...

Eileen, once again you have shared the most wonderful photos of so many different birds & critters, I'm amazed! So beautiful & magnificent!
Enjoy your weekend!

Daniela said...

I'm amazed more and more at your stunning shots, their charm catches me, my darling Eileen-the first one is truly unique and superb!-thank you for sharing them with us !

Wishing you the most wonderful weekend ever,
I'm sending my dearest love to you

Xx Dany

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahh Bar B one of my favorite spots.

Lovely shots

Linda said...

Magnificent series, Eileen! Beautiful birds and turtles. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Al said...

You've got some great shots this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, lots more neat photos in today's Saturday's Critters! Many excellent ones in your post! Eileen, I think you have a lot of patience. :-) You capture the critters at a perfect moment. The Common Yellowthroat Warbler is an example ... just great! I noticed that you added John's Island to your blog list in the sidebar. I love that and thank you so much! Thank you for hosting and sharing Saturday's Critters! Have a fine weekend!

September Violets said...

Eileen! These shots are just beautiful today! Every one is so incredible! I didn't know herons ate turtles...poor little turtle, so helpless. Love the green heron with all the details so clear. The turtles coming out of the bog look like little monsters! Loved seeing all your critters today, enjoy your weekend :)
Wendy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Eileen I love all the birds you see, but those turtles were especially amazing! They look like they were made of stone.

photodoug said...

Eileen, excellent capture of a diverse selection of birds. Thanks for sharing.

RedPat said...

I love the turtles covered in Duckweed! And the warbler pic is so good! They are all good, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us!

Merlesworld said...

I do love a good turtle photo.
The birds are pretty too but they don't have the personality of the turtles.
Merle.........

Martin Kloess said...

These are awesome pictures. (but I don't have to tell you that)

Happyone said...

Wow these are all amazing shots. I can't even pick a favorite!! They all are. : )

carol l mckenna said...

These are incredible nature shots! Fantastic ~ thanks,

Wishing you a gentle weekend ~ ^_^

Lowcarb team member said...

I don't think I've seen a Green Heron before - but now I have, thank you.

That yellow-throat warbler is a very attractive looking bird, such lovely colour.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Linda said...

Your bird pictures are fantastic, as usaul.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! The Great Blue Heron is so beautiful!

Happy Sunday!

Devilish Angel said...

I like great blue heron...

Anni said...

Fantastic images Eileen!! Every one of them. I think my favorite today is the yellowthroat...love how it posed for you.

It was a wonderful, so enjoyable post today. Thanks for coming by and adding your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' for us bird enthusiasts!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I forgot to add this to my comment yesterday, so came back to...say....

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Such a variety...that dear little warbler is a wonderful closeup ; glad he posed for you :)

baili said...

sounds wonderful place for birding specially .
you always come up with various fabulous birds .loved the blue heron .and turtles look so cute to me

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, How are you? Loved the post. Beautiful pics :)
Happy Thanksgiving :) Greetings

weekend-windup said...

WOW! Amazing shots!

Rose said...

Very nice photos...I love the Yellowthroat Warbler and the Green Heron one best of all....oh and the Osprey. Love seeing it!

Janneke said...

Real magnificant photos Eileen, that Green Heron looks fantastic, but the Great Blue one with the turtle is a beauty too.
Regards, Janneke

The Yum List said...

That contrast against the rich blue sky is beautiful.

Lois said...

Fabulous photos Eileen! I'm feeling a little sorry for the turtle in the first shot though.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The Green Heron is my favorite in this series of photos - Whatta handsome dude, or dudette -- But those turtles... :-)!!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Circle B! Great shot of the heron and his soft shell turtle lunch... and all the birds are amazing. The hard shelled turtles are really mossbacks aren't they! Wow, they're covered in green stuff. Green heron is a huge favorite of mine and that's a lovely portrait.

Noushka said...

Great photos here Eileen, you were quite close to all these magnificent birds!
The Green heron is probably my favourite!
Keep well and enjoy the new week!

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - although I am sure most of these birds are not welcomed by the prey items!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of all these beautiful birds.
Have a great week ahead !
Best, Synnöve

B"e"th "E"dwards said...

the turtles make me laugh. that is too precious!! glad they are happy. happy week to you ... can't believe Thanksgiving is here again. so quick. ( ;

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosas fotos que revelam belos momento fotográficos.
Feliz semana,
AG

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous shots.

Missy George said...

Exceptional pictures..You just keep getting better..HAve a happy Thanksgiving Eileen..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You saw a nice variety of birds and got some amazing photos! We just got back to FL and we're seeing all kinds of different birds now. Love this time of year when we have a chance to see some migrating through. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Hugs, Diane

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos! The yellow throated warbler is very sweet!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Your bird photography is amazing.
I loved the Osprey and the Red-shouldered Hawk.
Best regards, Irma

Crissi said...

What a great collection Eileen - super!
Hug Crissi

Laura. M said...

You always show us beautiful nature Eileen. I love arriving here.
Good tuesday.
Besos.

handmade by amalia said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! Lovely photos, as always.
Amalia
xo

Karen said...

Eileen, thanks for sharing your great photos, for hosting, and for your kind comments on my posts through the year. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wow!! really nice pictures.. Well-done.. Happy week..

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving! xoxo

Small Kucing said...

Time sure flies fast. It's going to be the final month of the year soon.

Thanks for all the lovely photos posted

yonca said...

Amazing pictures! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eileen.

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
all dez ereigers are great to see. especially the green heron I find very beautiful.
The yellow throat sparrow is really super cool !!!! What a wonderful bird is saying. I wish we had these in the Netherlands.
Greetings, Helma