Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday's Critters #158


Saturday's Critters #158

Wishing a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa to all my blog friends. 





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 not sure what happened with Mister Linky, just add your name at the bottom of the list. 


These are from Nov, 19th another one of our visits to Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. There are always lots of birds to see, a nice variety of swans, ducks and waders. I have tons of photos from this lake, it is hard to choose which to share. I hope you enjoy.

A pair of Wood Storks.



Three American White Pelicans.


A variety of egret, geese and White Ibis.


American White Pelican


Black Swans


A Ruddy Duck.


The Black-necked Swans.


Mute Swan front center has the orange bill, but the swan in the back right has the dark black bill is a different swan species.


A Wood Duck couple.





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:

  1. Dearest Eileen; Merry Christmas to you from Japan☆☆☆
    Oh, I really understand that you said it was hard to choose which to share for us, what wonderful varieties of birdies♪
    My dream is to take pictures of Wood Duck (wild one not from our city zoo), hope you remember the reason from my former comment p;-) And the swans I really miss them! The Black-necked Swans are SO unique, I wish I could see them.
    I had a kind of Christmas Present(♡^.^♡) While I was on our way back from shopping for Christmas dinner, I could find 'Shrike’perching on an electric wire. Looking forward to posting my 20th species of bird.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family♪

    For the last, I'm so sorry for my big mistake that my first link (no 2) is the same one from previous link. Please forgive me and if you can, would you delete it.

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

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  2. Hi Eileen and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    What a beautiful set of birds you found here. Don´t think I have ever seen black necked swans or the single one with grey bill. Strange! Must be very rare.

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  3. Beautiful photos, and they are all so pretty. The Black Swans are amazing!

    Happy Weekend, and Merry Christmas!

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  4. Beautiful Feathered Critters. Looks like they are all out to enjoy the festive season too! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you, Eileen & to your love ones too!

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  5. Wishing you a merry Christmas Eve and Christmas, Eileen!

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  6. The wood duck is just spectacular!!

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  7. So beautiful Eileen, I love all your critter photos. I think this time the pelican is so special.
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

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  8. Eileen, such a wonderful collection of feathered critters for Christmas.

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  9. The exotic swans are certainly graceful but I especially seeing the beauty of our native storks, pelicans and especially the Wood Duck! Merry Christmas!

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  10. you take such wonderful photos of storks and pelicans, they are my favorite birds. I love them because they are so ugly they are cute... your photos show details I don't see with the naked eye.

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  11. Loved the Ruddy duck--what a handsome fella.
    Have a VERY Merry Christmas, Eileen. May the New Year bring you lots of fun.

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  12. 'Such beautiful photos! Merry Christmas! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  13. Good morning Eileen. You've shown us another brilliant collection of birds today. I think the pelicans are just awesome creatures. And even though the Black Swans are not native to America or here in Britain, I always love to see them.

    Thank you for all of your hard work in bringing your critters to us each week in 2016.

    Please accept my very best wishes for Christmas and the coming New Year.

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  14. The swans are so beautiful! It's nice to go to a lake or pond and see so many birds! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Merry Christmas!

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  15. The Pelican sitting on the end of the pier by himself has such a self-satisfied smile on his face!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!
    Lea

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  16. Been there. You got great shots of the natives.

    Merry Christmas

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  17. Hari OM
    Now then, the black-neck swans are new to me! Beautiful. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!! YAM xx

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  18. Merry Christmas Eileen and many thanks for the gift you give us all year by hosting ... and of your beautiful pictures too! Aren't Florida birds great?

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  19. Famous photos of beautiful birds! My favorites are the black swans.
    Merry Christmas :-)

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  20. Do these critters know it is Christmas?

    Merry Christmas to you, and your family, and your critters.

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  21. Gorgeous photos for the critter series, Eileen, and I love your header! Merry Christmas to you, dear lady. :)

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  22. Lovely birds. Wishing you happiness Eileen...

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  23. Hi Eileen,
    beautiful foto'heb you in your psot. Great to see all these beautiful birds.

    For you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the good and beautiful 2017

    Best regards, Helma

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  24. WoW!! lots of peeps today!!!

    ¸.•*¨*•♪♫♫♪Merry Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

    Eileen, have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  25. those black swans, always so special!!!

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  26. Dearest Eileen
    wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    Sending all my love to you and your family,
    and blessings of Joy on theis Festive Season

    Xx Dany

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  27. What beautiful creatures, Eileen! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  28. What a fabulous birds you have photographed, I loved them. Seasons Greetings to you and hubby.

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  29. Helloo,
    Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah.
    Beautiful pics. Greetings from India

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  30. So many white birds! Thanks for hosting us, Eileen! Have a Merry Christmas in the warmth!

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  31. A lovely lot of photographs ... thank you.

    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas

    All the best Jan

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  32. The black swans are my favorite picture today though all of them are amazing.
    Merry Christmas. : )

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  33. Hi Eileen-
    Wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!
    Beautiful photos of birds in this post.
    I didn't know Pelicans were that big - cool!
    Have a Wonderful Holiday and thanks for hosting!
    Peace :)

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  34. Wonderful collection of beautiful birds, Eileen!
    Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

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  35. Wow! The choir of birds gather in this beautiful display.
    Merry Christmas

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  36. I like the snowy white egrets. Thanks for all the effort you put into your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent. Merry Christmas.

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  37. Black necked swans are so beautiful...

    Merry Christmas!

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  38. Merry Christmas to you and your family Eileen.

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  39. Hi Eileen, Outstanding photographs! Oh so nice to see the Ruddy Ducks. Have not seen any here yet. Beautiful Swans, too! Merry Christmas!

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  40. Pelicans are such amazing-looking birds.

    Merry Christmas, Eileen!
    ~

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  41. Wonderful pictures! Hope your Christmas is delightful!

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  42. Merry christmas.. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  43. Merry Christmas, Eileen. Thank you for all the wonderful photos you share.

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  44. Handsome birds!

    Merry Christmas!

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  45. What a lovely treat these photos are, Eileen. A perfect Christmas gift! Many thanks for hosting this great meme this past year, I've enjoyed joining in and seeing all the beautiful posts.
    May you be well and healthy in the year ahead and take many more great photos!

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  46. ✧ه° ·.

    Que o menino Jesus faça morada no seu coração
    em todos os dias de sua vida!

    FELIZ NATAL!!!

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  47. Dearest Eileen, wishing you and your family a happy Christmas!

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  48. Oh my goodness! What a great group of birds! Wow! I need to decide what 'new' bird I want to put as 'most wanted' on my blog! Seeing all these certainly gives me some ideas! Hopefully tomorrow I will find a local lake where they have seen some Snow Geese AND Greater White-fronted ducks also! That would be nice! Hugs!

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  49. Beautiful shots! Merry Christmas, Eileen!

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  50. The Wood Storks are very interesting looking..Great shots as always..Merry Christmas to you and yours..I hope 2017 is good to you..

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  51. Hi Eileen, Another fine Saturday's Critters post and I enjoyed all the photos! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for sharing your blog and for all your kind comments on mine. Best regards from Seattle!

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  52. Heisann, Spot and I wish you a wonderful and peaceful Christmas time, hope the best for you, hugs from both of us ;:OD)

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  53. Excellent set of photos Eileen. (FYI, this is stu megan from facebook. I quit FB, just got fed up with the nonsense from them !! ) so will be visiting yours and others blogs directly).. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for all the photos. and will be using this alternate email raglanvvard. )

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  54. Always a treat . . .
    Hopefully 2017 I can add to Saturday's Critters more often!
    Hope your Christmas was Happy and Merry!

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  55. Hi Eileen! Merry Christmas to you and your family from Norway!

    Irene :)

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  56. Two of my favorite water fowl, swans and wood ducks. Wonderful photos.You are very lucky to see such a variety of beautiful water birds.

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  57. Boa tarde, registos lindos das belas aves, está maravilhoso.
    Feliz ano de 2017 com a concretização de todos os sonhos.
    AG

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  58. I hope you had a very Happy Christmas, Eileen and have a wonderful 2017. I didn't realise you had some Black Swans there!

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  59. Wonderful photos!

    Hope you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year!

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  60. i love the wood ducks or the swan. so cool!! happy new year, can you believe it is almost here?? wow wee time is flying. have a great day! ( ;

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  61. Hi Eileen,
    marvelous photos of all these beautiful and pretty birds. I especially love the pelican photos !
    Best, Synnöve

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