Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday's Critters #156



Saturday's Critters #156


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.

Lake Parker is another local park that is close to us in Lakeland. We usually can see great birds up close and they have a wonderful walking path.

The first two photos are of a couple of Purple Gallinules. They seem to be a common bird for the Lakeland Florida area and this park.





American Coots



A pretty Little Blue Heron


The Limpkin is another common bird seen in this park and Lakeland Florida.


Great Egret with a lizard for lunch







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.

89 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The Limpkin is particularly adorable. Great details in the photos!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  2. A lovely place to vist adn ssee all these birds. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend

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  3. Dearest Eileen, I was just getting ready for bed when your beautiful post graced my computer screen. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely nature walk, I will sleep better after having seen your photos. :)

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  4. We can only get to see these big birds in the zoo. But lately I think I saw some white birds with long legs and they might be migratory birds.

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  5. you are very lucky to live near such beautiful parks dear.
    these lake birds are fabulous .we have here but different than them .
    thank you for sharing .
    have wonderful weekend ahead

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  6. Every one is wonderful, my pick for today was so hard, but finally the Gallinules in their second photo, beaks open, made it to #1

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  7. Hello,

    So many birds you have taken beautiful photos of! The Little Blue Heron is my favourite.
    Happy Weekend!

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  8. nice to see the Limpkin. A bird I saw once in Costa Rica.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  9. Love the great egret with the lizard.

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  10. Hi Eileen, I like that great egret photo... Happy day!

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful array of different birds.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. Funny these coots.
    And what a wonderful pictures of these egret and heron.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  13. Great birds...beautiful area I'm sure.
    I would love to see a Limpkin in real time.

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  14. Ha-those coots look like they're smiling--maybe sharing a funny joke?
    Hope you have a wonderful day

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  15. Fantastic moments caught by you and your camera, Eileen! The Great Egret is welcome to his lizard for lunch!
    Thanks for hosting and enjoy the weekend!

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  16. Beautiful images! It is great to have a park like this so accessible. I must travel a bit to get to places like Green Cay and Wadokahtchee, where the birds seem so much more tolerant to the presence of humans. In my neighborhood wetlands where few people intrude am lucky to get within 100 feet of a Great Egret before it flushed.

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  17. Hari OM
    OOOhhh that last shot is a winner!!! YAM xx

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  18. Great photos, Eileen. Love the last one of the Great Egret!

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  19. Takie wspaniałe zdjecia ptaków,piękne,urocze,barwne,pozdrawiam.

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  20. Great photos! Have a wonderful week-end!

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  21. ...they are all loving the water!

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  22. Wonderful photos, Eileen. I've never seen a limpkin so that was especially interesting. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. There are so many birds! And varieties!!!

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  24. Hi Eileen, I can not enter my name and link for the Saturday critters

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  25. Hi Eileen, so many birds. I've never seen a lipkin. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  26. so many beautiful birds in one place - and it seems you are able to get very close to them. i enjoyed seeing a limpkin, i have never seen one - it looks like they share the appearance of the herons/egrets!!

    the lunching egret is best!! many thanks for hosting, week after week, and have a wonderful weekend!!

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  27. They are very big birds, so lovely especially those first ones with the red beak.

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  28. Poor little lizard, down that long hatch.. great shot. my faovirte today is the limpkin... I love that he matches or blends in the with the stumps.

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  29. Wonderful photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  30. It's been a wonderful time to see beautiful birds here in FL. We may be calling those moorhens....hmmm! We see coots and another bird we are calling moorhens together all the time. I need to get my bird book out...again! Enjoy your day and this blast of 'cold' weather! Hugs, Diane

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  31. Great pics Eileen. Don't think I have seen a Limpkin before. I always love seeing birds or critters I haven't seen before plus all the beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting your party for all of us bird and critter lovers.

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  32. Beautiful pics :)
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

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  33. I saw my first Limpkin in Florida this November. I've never seen your first bird. Nice variety today. I always loved seeing all the critter icons in the link-up. Are they gone for good?

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  34. Lovely shots, Eileen. (Poor little anole, though.)

    P.S. I added some birdie pics and your link in an update.
    ~

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  35. Looks like quite the conversation going on in the second photo. Happy Day.

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  36. Happy Sunday, my feathered friends.

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  37. Wow, what an assortment of lovely and charming critters today! They are enjoying life as it should be! Have a great weekend Eileen!

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  38. Another wonderful array of photography of nature's gems ~ thanks ~ received in love and light ~ ^_^

    Wishing you days of contentment ~ ^_^

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  39. Eileen, beautiful collection of waterfowl. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Wow !! Gorgeous photos and very beautiful birds !!
    Greetings

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  41. More great critters. This time my favorite is the last one.

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  42. What a wonderful variety of birds that is!

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  43. You had another great day. Thanks for sharing it

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  44. Thanks for hosting Eileen. Cute Limpkin..Nice collection of water fowl...great pictures..Stay warm..

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  45. Hi Eileen, Another great selection of photos this week. My favorite this time is the Great Egret with a lizard for lunch! Wow, what perfect timing to get that shot. Congrats! Thanks for sharing all. Hope you have a happy weekend!

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  46. Very nice set of birds - I think from 2017 I'll be linking up to your 'link up'!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  47. Love them all, won't be long before I find them in person -- I hope. At least we are in the right State now. Thyanks for hosting.

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  48. Hi Eileen! How interesting the Purple Gallinules are! I've never seen them, and so it's fun to see something new, and my very favorite Herons too!

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  49. Birds are so fascinating. You captured some more great shots!

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  50. So many beautiful water birds.. all the photos are incredible..

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  51. Hi Eileen, You've captured a great selection of birds here! Looks a fabulous place to visit.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Wren x

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  52. I enjoyed your images. Looks like the Purple Gallinules have a great partnership.

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  53. ...and a lizard for lunch! Now doesn't that sound yummy! LOL I'm sure the egret didn't mind!

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  54. Happy Sunday Eileen. I see you're continuing to enjoy the Florida sun and the water birds. The Limopin is a rather nice bird, amd what an unusual name.

    Thanks for hosting the weekend pictures again. Much appreciated.

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  55. Hello Eileen!:) I tried to link up yesterday, but couldn't for some reason. The Purple Gallinules make a lovely couple, and they are sweet images. Your Great Egret capture is wonderful,...your timing was perfect, and it was nice to see the Limpkin, a bird we don't get to see here. Have a happy day Eileen, and thank you for hosting.:)

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  56. I thank you for sharing this post with all of us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

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  57. Amazing photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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  58. Fantastic Eileen... The white heron is very pretty
    I wish you a good Sunday.
    Besos

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  59. Wonderful photos as usual, Eileen. My fave is the last shot.
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

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  60. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of the different birds and amazing sunshine.
    Have a great Sunday ahead.
    Best, Synnöve

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  61. Limpkin . . . I enjoy your Critter posts . . .
    Usually see something I have not seen before . . .
    Thank you for your plus 150 entries!

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  62. What a wonderful area!! All your photos are super, Eileen...Coots are so "cute" while the Herons are elegant and that hungry Egret is just downright adorable!!!...:)JP

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  63. You have the best sources of finding beautiful birds, Eileen! The pair of Purple Gallinules are really unusual and fascinating the way the seem to communicate with each other. And the great Egret is lovely, although they're not always a welcome sight in our Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. Lovely post, have a great week!

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  64. The Limpkin is my favorite, beauty. But, I love them all.

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  65. Hi Eileen, I am simply wowed by the Limpkin. They are pretty elusive and rarely spotted in daylight. I think they prefer early AM and twilight to be out and about most of the time up here where I live. Have a great coming week!

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  66. I love all of your photos Eileen! The Little Blue Heron is always a favorite of mine.

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  67. In the s cond picture, the gallinules seem to be having a conversation! Love that.

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  68. This might be the first time I've seen an America coot. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  69. Another great collection of birds! I really like the colorful beaks of the first ones.

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  70. Purple Gallinules....not only a handsome bird (one totally new to me!) but what a stunning setting you photographed them in! I often think of bible phrases when I see your posts - the ones that reference how the Lord knows every sparrow and dresses every lily in the field. Such beauty surrounds them, and unlike some of us people, they just enjoy it without a thought to hoarding or ruining it!

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  71. always a fan of your unique bird finds ... such character. have a great week, Eileen. lots on my plate ... hope you are well. ( :

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  72. Boa tarde, as suas fotos são de uma beleza extraordinária, consegue captar bem as belas aves e mostrar os detalhes das mesmas.
    Feliz semana,
    AG

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  73. Beautiful birds. With the first pictures of me especially interested because I have not seen such. Regards.

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  74. Marvellous shots, as always! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Some lovely photo's you've shared again Eileen ...
    Always so nice to see your selection, I think my favourite is your last one.

    I do hope this new week has started well for you, they seem to go by so quickly.

    All the best Jan

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  76. Beautiful birds! I loved the action shot of the Egret eating the lizard--that was great timing Eileen!

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  77. hi eileen, such a beutiful place! i totally enjoyed seeing your bird photos.
    have a lovely week ahead:))

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  78. lovely photos, specially the gallinules!

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  79. Hi Eileen,
    very nice to see the Limpkin,. This bird I did not know but he's gorgeous.
    I wish you a very nice evening.

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  80. Will you find me down here at the bottom? Wonderful photos, especially the one of the egret with his mouth full.

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  81. Love them all, but the American Coots so pretty and I was reminded that just 2 years ago we had them visit two ponds on a regular basis. Both ponds were drained and turned into more of a shallow marshland and not as many birds come, especially since the long drought, just not a lot of water there. Thank you for all that you do. merry Christmas~

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  82. You always show us such fascinating birds and most of them cannot be seen around here so I appreciate your photos all the more.
    Amalia
    xo

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  83. Beautiful variety of birds. I am always amazed at the exotic birds you have.

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  84. Stunning images, specially the last one...
    A big kiss!...
    Ana

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