Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday's Critters #163


Saturday's Critters #163

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do,  a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Our Circle B Bar Reserve on 11/19/17, as usual this place never disappoints. We always enjoy our visits, the birds and wildlife.


A male Painted Bunting.


Juvenile Little Blue Heron, Anhinga and a Tricolored Heron.


The same spot a few seconds later, there was the Anhinga, two Glossy Ibis and I believe a juvenile Little Blue Heron or could be an Egret.


A Glossy Ibis


My favorite Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.


The Green Heron another favorite bird.


I am not sure if there are two eagles or an eagle and osprey battling over a fish.


An Armadillo seen on the way out of Circle B Reserve.





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.

80 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The Bunting is adorable.
All photos are great.
I particularly love the last photo, of the Armadillo :)
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

doodles n daydreams said...

Loving that armadillo. We don't see them here.

Diana

Margaret Adamson said...

Once again a greatselectionof critters at Cirlce B anad I loved seeing that Armadillo Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

rupam sarma said...

Lovely bird photos :)
Have a nice weekend.

Florence said...

Love the armadillo! But I don't love him in my garden!

Small City Scenes said...

How neat. Such interesting birds.
Have a good weekend
MB

Tomoko said...

Hello, and Happy New Year, Eileen,
Your birds are always interesting. They are wildlife I have never seen in person.
How sweet to see black-bellied whistling ducks are together. Thank you for hosting.
Happy day to you!

Mascha said...

Lovely series. I'm always so excited about your rich fauna.
Greetings from snowy Germany

NatureFootstep said...

nice wing display of the Anhinga. The Painted Bunting is wonderful to see. :)
And, the Armadillo is an animal I have never seen live.
Nice post Eileen :)

Nancy J said...

The Ibis, he could almost be made from copper as a statue, truly amazing feathers.

✿ chica said...

Lindas aves captaste e adorei ver o tatu, tão difícil de ver! LINDAS! bjs, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos and birds! I love The Herons and The Whistlers. They are so pretty!

Happy Weekend!

Charlene N.K. said...

Thanks again for these beautiful critters that you have gathered for us to enjoy watching. They're just amazing! Happy Saturday!

Crissi said...

Wonderful pictures!
Happy weekend
hug Crissi

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Such beautiful details on the birds. I've never seen an armadillo in person. Kinda scary! lol
Enjoy the day and thanks for hosting.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Wonderful array of birds.
Perfect photographed.
I can not insert my link.
Best regards, Irma

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Armadillos always make me smile! Thanks for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Cranberry Morning said...

Wonderful birds Eileen, but what fun to see an armadillo! I've never seen a real live armadillo. Thanks for the meme, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, cool series of birds - love the bunting. And I loved seeing an Armadillo. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Mosura said...

Wow! Love the Armadillo. Are they common around there?

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, you've lots of lovelies here! Love the Bunting - so colourful. The Green Heron is always beaut to see and, wow, an Armadillo... how amazing, I never expected to see one of those fellows. Cheerio and enjoy your weekend :D)

Daniela said...

Darling Eileen,
thanks most sincerely for everything you always share, blessed be !

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend ever,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you

XO Dany

Jenn Jilks said...

Armadillo? Wow. What fun!!!!

Lynne said...

What a treat to see the Painted Bunting!
And the Armadillo . . . great picture . . .
Great "Saturday's Critter's" post!

Phil Slade said...

Morning Eileen. I can see why you say that place never disappoints. Love the armadillo - what a great animal. Love the colours in the Glossy Ibis too. It's not often you see those shades captured like that. Have a great weekend down there in the sun.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I painted bunting is gorgeous! We'll be on the look out for one now! Love all of your critters today! Thanks for hosting! Hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

you must be in heaven seeing the painted's!! and so fun to see such a huge variety of the birds we only hoped to see up here!!

the glossy ibis, very cool - the armadillo, even cooler!!!

oooooh and the whistlers, are we in texas??!!

Cloudia said...

so much good stuff, E! <3 Enjoy your weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

Great sighting of critters! Thank you, Eileen for hosting and have a beautiful day!

Sandra said...

the anhinga looks like a flamenco dancer and I love the glossy ibis, much prettier than the white

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, The Painted Bunting is one of my favorite birds with its beautiful colors and you have a great shot of one to start this edition of Saturday's Critters! Enjoyed all the photos. Thank you, as always, for sharing and hosting. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Devilish Angel said...

Hi Eileen, I loved that first photo. The bird looks so cute and lovely. Happy weekend!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your photos of the birds are wonderful Eileen and oh my goodness...the Armadillo...love it!

Lois said...

Beautiful birds! Great shot of the armadillo too. I usually don't them in the daytime, except if they are dead on the side of the road!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Armadillo! I haven't seen that creature for a looong time. Great capture, Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I have yet to visit Honeymoon Beach. I find it more satisfying to capture photos of Painted Buntings in the wild than at a feeder. Just love those colors.

Tom said...

...lots of neat critters, I love the Armadillo!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

There are painted buntings around here?!! Awww. I've never seen ONE. Jeez

Love your shots

carol l mckenna said...

All photos are wonderful ~ as always ~ my favorite is the painted bunting and the armadillo ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Marcia said...

Haven't posted on your link up in awhile. We had a great road trip through the south so lots of material for posting. We ended up in FL. Are you living there now full time?

Christine said...

Fantastic birds to witness on your visit and beautifully photographed too, Eileen!
I just adore the armadillo shot! He's a cutie in his own right!
Enjoy your weekend!

Alexa T said...

Once again lots of birds, amazing aspects seen in your travel, Eileen! Many thanks for sharing them with us! A very good day and weekend, too!

Nora said...

thanks for hosting Eileen, as always you share some wonderful photos of nature, love that painted bunting. cheers.

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Wonderful birds photos! Happy weekend!:)

xxBasia

jeannettestgermain said...

The armadillo is such a catch Eileen! The glossy ibis would probably hard to overlook! And I see that last Nov. you went on vacation to Mexico - hope you had fun walking on the beach (one of my favorite things to do)!
Also, you are missed at All SEASONS - hope to see you there soon! (photo link open from Sunday through Wednesday evening 7pm Pacific time) Have a great weekend:)

Denise inVA said...

Loved this post Eileen, great shots of the critters. A place we will definitely have to check out the next time we go to Florida. I hope to join in one of these days but am not up to regular blogging yet. Fighting off my third bad cold. So many people walking around are coughing and sneezing. That time of the year I guess.

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice collection, especially the Armadillo. Thanks for sharing.

RedPat said...

I love seeing the assortment of birds & creatures that you spot, Eileen!

happyone said...

Wow an armadillo. Great photo. I've never seen one. Can't say they are cute!! : )

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Armadillo and not in the park, how wonderful to be able to see such unique critter♡♡♡ Painted Bunting is so lovely♩ I have new pictures of cormorants to share. I will check the difference from Anhinga :-) I always LOVE to see "The Green Heron" in your post, wishing to be able see another color p:-)

So sorry for my late linking, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

ps; Haha, I had a sleepy head (am 6:20 now). Surprised to see my mistake p:-) Have a nice week end, my friend.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh Eileen, Eileen, Eileen...that close-up of the male bunting is PERFECT!!! From the shore birds to the Eagles and the Green Heron, you had me hooked and then the armadillo entered the picture!!!...:)JP

krishna said...

oh Elieen, what a beautiful captures!!! Every week you show so many pictures of beautiful birds.. The Armadillo is breathtaking...

Merlesworld said...

The last photo is a fine looking fellow.
Merle.................

Missy George said...

Love the Armadillo..good shot!! good catches of the Glossy Ibis and the Green Heron as well..I hope you are enjoying your weekend..I'll have to see if I have any critters to share..

Martin Kloess said...

Never saw that last bird. Must be hard to fly with that armor. :))

The Yum List said...

Wow! An armadillo! I've only ever seen one once and it was late at night so I didn't get a very good look.

Linda said...

No armadillos here! i enjoyed your post.

Gunn said...

Armadillo???? That is something I have never seen nor heard about before.

Anu said...

You have seen so great birds! Wonderful series of photos.

Stewart M said...

Painting Bunting and Armadillo in one post! Thats not playing the game - so want to see both!

Sorry about slow reply - I have been in New Zealand and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

I also want to convey my thanks to you for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'....it's always much appreciated. Of course, love the birds today, but that armadillo steals the show this time. I see 'em here, but not this close.

Ela said...

I love our meetings on Saturday's Critters and your fantastic photos !!
I have a problem with the connection to the new widget, but always I've included a link to your blog!
Happy weekend !!

Nick V. said...

Love the bird shots, Eileen, but the armadillo takes the prize this week!
Thanks for hosting.

Irene said...

Hi Eileen! I joined this week. Not mutch to see in my garden this time of the year so a pic from April. Your bird shots are great, as always!

Hugs Irene

Bob Bushell said...

It's beautiful day, all those birds, water birds. And the Armadillo, brilliant.

Rose said...

Whistlers! Yeah! I miss seeing Tex's Whistlers. Love that Ibis...his feathers are like the male turkey feathers...reflects all kinds of colors according to how the sun hits them I don't think we have them here, but I sure wish we did.

Hope you have a great week ahead of you Eileen...your comments are always so cheery.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the different birds. The glossy Ibis is fabulous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the colours in the plumage of the glossy ibis.

Lowcarb team member said...

I always enjoy my visits to your blog Eileen,
The images you share showing the many different birds and the range of colours in their plumage, is just a delight.

I do hope you've had a good weekend, we have had a lot of rain in the UK.
My good wishes for the coming new week

All the best Jan

Karen S. said...

Finally got my post in, it's been a full busy and working weekend! Your critters are pretty and right where they belong, and Friday morning, we got our squirrel intruder out!

troutbirder said...

Terrific blog . I love your birding shots...:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved everything about this from the beautiful bunting to the not so lovely but very interesting armadillo. And every b eautiful bird in between. Circle B is amazing and I envy you being so close.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

Sonja said...

I didn't realise you had Armadillos in the U.S. We saw one in Argentina years ago. Another nice collection of birds too.

jandi said...

Beautiful! The armadillo is amazing- I have always been fascinated by them!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. What a large wing span on the Anhinga, and, beautiful color. I really like your shot over the lake with the eagle. Great photos. Have a splendid day!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

oh that armadillo made me laugh! Only seen one in a zoo :)

Mary Cromer said...

Wonderful post, filled with lovely birds Eileen and my favorites of them is the Anhingas. Cannot wait to see them again this week ending. Thank you for all that you do in hosting this meme~

Pat Tillett said...

You got some of everything! Whistlers are also my favorites.
Fantastic photos Eileen!

Ana Freire said...

I am absolutely delighted to appreciate each of these photos...
Amazing shots, of so many species...
Superb work!
Kisses!
Ana

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