Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday's Critters #167


Saturday's Critters #167


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.

These are all sights from one of our Circle B Reserve visits. On the path from the parking a snake and armadillo.


A slider turtle and can you find the gator?



A Red-shouldered Hawk.


Great Blue Heron on nest.


Sandhill Cranes moving along the burr marigolds.



Pretty Green Heron, a common sight at the 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.

81 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Oh that heron on a nest is stunning. Thank you Eileen.
Joy

Nora said...

oh I like all of them Eileen. I like the green heron. We had one here. This Circle B Reserve must be a wonderful place to live nearby. It is just full of wildlife and birds. I want to go there one day.

NatureFootstep said...

yes I did see the gator, was about to tell you when I read your Question. It is well hidden.

You still have such variety of wildlife, Let´s hope it stays that way.

Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Florence said...

Happy Saturday, Eileen! Love the Armadillo even if they can wreck havoc in a garden. Aren't Sandhills just magnificent!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Mildred said...

Happy Saturday, Eileen. Very enjoyable pictures, the green heron is gorgeous. Blessings to you this weekend.

Klara S said...

Yes! I can find alligator! I noticed him, when I read your question. Well hidden. Thank you for hosting this lovely meme.

Tom said...

...that armadillo sure is an interesting critter.

Marleen said...

I have never seen a green heron before, it's beautiful!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! The Green Heron was very pretty.

Happy Saturday!

Charlene N.K. said...

I like all your birds, as always! They are amazing. And that armadillo is so fascinating. I've never seen one in reality yet.

Daniela said...

It's always such a delight to my heart to come and visit you, darling Eileen, your Nature is amazing more and more to me !

Wishing you a most wonderful end of your week,
with much thankfulness

XOXO Dany

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I loved seeing the Armadillo. A new critter to me. Yes, I could see the gator. And as always I love seeing all your birds. Beautiful photo of the Red-shouldered Hawk. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Lea said...

All interesting critters, but I like the birds the best!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice photos! That's one sneaky alligator-- maybe wants turtle soup for lunch. We must get out to Circle B one of these weekends. Thanks for hosting!

Nancy Chan said...

You have so many interesting critters to show. I love to see them all except for that snake. I will run as far away as possible. Lol! Have a beautiful day.

Mosura said...

Nice shots as always. Love the little snake.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. With all those critters you hardly need any birds. I'd love to see an Armadillo and some of your North American turtles. That heron sure has an extra large nest and although the nest is very exposed I don't suppose much is going to make trouble for a Great Blue. Have alovely weekend and the week ahead and thanks for the chance to join in today.

Laura. M said...

What a good selection you have made !! They are all precious. Eileen
Good weekend.
Besos

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, oh I still can't get over seeing the Armadillo - such a strange little creature to be walking our planet. How amazing to see him!
I loved also to see the Heron's nest - ha ha, not the tidiest but it looks like it'd be warm.
Cheers and thanks for all your wonderful pics. Enjoy your weekend, bye now xx

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Lovely array of birds and the armadillo is a must!
I've seen a wild one when I was a kid in Nicaragua...
I love these Roseate spoonbills, I wish our white ones could that pretty!
Enjoy your weekend :)

Jenn Jilks said...

We're still quite cold, but my owl sighting was much fun!

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen! That armadillo is fantastic!
Thanks for hosting.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love the Blue heron on its nest!!!!

Nick Va said...

Wonderful shots! Have a lovely weekend, Eileen!

Nick V. said...

I've corrected the link tot he Pied Currawong post, Eileen. Please discard the first incorrect one...
Sorry!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! What a variety of amazing creatures in Florida with great weather included!
Your photos of the hawk and heron are wonderful and I just spotted the gator!
Happy Saturday! Thanks for hosting!

Sandra said...

I had a hard time finding the gator. he sure is well hidden. that armadillo is so pretty and I have not seen one in many moons.

Mary Hone said...

So vibrant with all kinds of wildlife.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the critters… the slider turtle is indeed daring to move near the gator. I wonder why hawks stood on one foot. I have seen hawks stood on one foot couple of times.

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful photos ~ favorite is the Great Blue Heron ~ creative composition ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Saturday ~ ^_^

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Greatly camouflaged Gator and a unique turtle.
Great series and snaps.
Thanks for hosting.
Happy Weekend to you.
Peace :)

Uppal said...

Lovely photos of an array of critters!

Mary Cromer said...

Yes, I see the gator ;) Would you believe, I only saw one while there two weeks ago. The Green Heron is gorgeous and it has been years since I have seen an Armadillo, how neat that was. My favorite on this post though is the Great Heron nest, so beautiful! Have a Happy weekend and Happy week my friend~

jandi said...

Beautiful as always! Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Love seeing the armadillo, and would love to see one in person. Fantastic heron on its nest photo. Can't wait till they return to this area.

Anonymous said...

You really saw a lot of great wildlife! Nice photos.

A Colorful World said...

Took some looking to find that gator! :-)

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures.. the green heron has pretty long beak..

Lynne said...

Always such great pics Eileen . . .
I liked that nesting Blue Heron!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, you put them so well, the birds are magnificent, Eileen you are fantastic,

Al said...

I love all that wildlife - it's so different from my part of the world.

jeannettestgermain said...

Would love to see an armadillo - it looks so pre-historic!Thank you for hosting Eileen!

happyone said...

Favorite photo today is the heron on the nest.

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen! As always, wonderful aspects from nature! It looks like a walk in summer to me; a great perfect blue sky and so much sun... Incredible critters, so unusual...
In my post, I have only an iron horse, a sculpture...so, I'm not sure if it is suitable to be posted/ or linked, this week.
Best regards and a lovely day and weekend to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'd love to go to the Circle B! You see so much variety! Love the Green heron and it's always fun to see the turtles...snakes, not so much! heehee! I went to a State Park today and I'm worn out...but happy! Hugs, Diane

A Quiet Corner said...

OMG! Eileen, that Great BLue Heron on the nest is just WONDERFUL!!!! And yes, I think I found that "gator"...:)JP

RedPat said...

I certainly envy you for all the wonderful nature that you are seeing, Eileen!

Ela said...

All these animals are so beautiful !!! I have never seen an armadillo !! Amazing creature !!
Happy weekend !

Linda said...

Beautiful series, Eileen, I love everything here! And the armadillo is fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah, nice shots. Circle B is like heaven for photography

Cat Lover said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Eileen! I linked up, or tried to, I hope it worked! Lovely photos by the way!

Martin Kloess said...

A real treasure trove here. Nothing can escape your eyes.

Maggee said...

Love seeing the Herons! Can't wait till they return here! We saw Armadillos last summer in Alabama, all along the highways... road kill. Apparently that is common... I linked up tonight! Trying to get caught up! Hugs!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure about the gator. I think I see it.
I've always want to see a armadillo.
Coffee is on

Linda said...

Your birds are magnificent!

Devilish Angel said...

Good pics Eileen. Happy sunday!

diane b said...

Eeek I don't like snakes and I have never seen an armadillo.

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures in your post.
Especially the green heron I find absolutely amazing.
Have a nice Sunday
Greetings, Helma

rainfield61 said...

A day with the visit of so many critters.

♥Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'♥ said...

Thanks Eileen, for adding your link to this post of beautiful, tropical birds [and other critters] with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

I must ask, and I've been wanting to the last couple of times I've visited...what is that pink blossom in your header [on the left]?

Debbie said...

i found the gator, just as i was ready to say i couldn't!! i assume the turtle was dinner. the heron is really pretty!!!

Dee said...

Hopefully the slider turtle did NOT become lunch for the gator.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I always love birds at a feeder. Great shots of all the critters - and that turtle had better watch where it is going.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The armadillo is fun to see - Your photo reminds me of the first time I saw one "in the wild." They really are unusual critters, aren't they?

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
I've just been watching a TV programme about Ospreys ... and for some reason I thought of a recent blog post of yours when I'm sure you had an Osprey?

But back to Saturday's post, some lovely photographs again. I do like the one with the Great Blue Heron on its nest, and also the Green Heron, such beautiful colouring.

I hope your weekend has been good - all best wishes for the coming new week ahead.

All the best Jan

The Yum List said...

Ooh! An armadillo!

Lynn said...

Love those native Floridians!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these different animals. And yes, I find the gator - scary !
Best regards, Synnöve

Denise inVA said...

A wonderful array of critters Eileen. Thanks for sharing and have a great week :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've never seen an armadillo! They look like mini dinosaurs.

Karen S. said...

Good morning, yep it's Monday but this is my Saturday! I really like armadillos and once while I was driving in Florida one ran right in front of my car, but he/she survived. Thank goodness! Enjoy your week Eileen!

Black Jack's Carol said...

An armadillo! My goodness, Eileen.. you have seen more critters in your lifetime than I think I will ever see in mine. I am so glad you started this meme so that I get to enjoy your world from afar. :) I had to search a bit, but I found that crocodile in spite of a rather fine job of camouflaging. Every photo was wonderful, but I especially liked the way the Blue Heron had wedged the nest so securely between the two tree trunks. Thank you so much and have a wonderful week!

Giga said...

For all but the snake I would gladly August watched and admired. Have a nice week.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastics shots.. Love the armadillo.. Cheers. .

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Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, specially the heron on the nest. And yes, I see the gator!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love Circle B, wish we lived closer! I've seen and photographed green herons many times in years past, but they are eluding me this season. Oh well, I still have at least a couple of months.

Lois said...

Lovely photos and yes, I do see the alligator. The turtle doesn't seem to notice it though! I haven't seen an armadillo in the daylight in a long time.

Beth.."E"..Edwards said...

always a fan of herons ... that was a tiny snake ... so i am thinking that is ok ... if he/she stays small. i know in my dream world it might. ha. ha!! ( ;

Rose said...

Beautiful captures, Eileen. You get so many wonderful photos!

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely place to visit, and your photos are gorgeous. I looked and looked, but never could find that gator!

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