Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday's Critters #168


Saturday's Critters #168

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.

If you have not guessed already from my other post, the Circle B Reserve in Lakeland is one of my favorite birding places in Florida. Sometimes we visit the Circle B twice in a week. Here are some more of my favorite scenes, birds and a butterfly from the reserve.

Two Wood Storks.


A Zebra Longwing Butterfly


Two baby gators.


A Roseate Spoonbill


A Pied-billed Grebe


Green Heron


Sandhill Cranes




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.

79 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Always wonderful Eileen, I especially love the Green Heron.
Joy

Tom said...

...no gators over here, thank goodness.

Nancy Chan said...

Great shot of the Zebra Longwing Butterfly. It looks like it has its wings in 2 shades. Your birds shots are always beautiful.

Mosura said...

An amazing reserve. Would love to get there one day. You've even got two of my favourite bird types, cranes and storks, at the one place.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari 9m
A joy, as always, to view with you Eileen! YAMxx

Small City Scenes said...

I have always liked Green Herons but have only seen one close enough to take photo and that photo got me a Blue ribbon at the fair.
MB

Daniela said...

We're truly living in such a wonderful world, even if many of us don't take care of it, alas ! thank you for sharing your terrific critters with us, dearest friend !

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
sending blessings of joy to you, sweet Eileen

XOXO Dany

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen, The storks look so soft. The green heron photo is just gorgeous. Always a joy to see where you have been and the birds that you have photographed. Have a great day.

Margaret Adamson said...

Circle B is certainly a wonerful placce to go bird watching and you have captured some lovely shots. Thanks for hosting and have a marvellous weekend,

Charlene N.K. said...

Oh, what beautiful creatures you've captured again! I particularly like the storks, heron, spoonbill and cranes.
Happy Saturday!

diane b said...

Lovely nature reserve. I love the green heron.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Your photographs are once again fantastic! Wonderful photos of the Green Heron and Zebra longwinged butterfly!
Thanks for hosting!
Enjoy your weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the green heron

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is an especially nice shot of the Greenie! My envy of your Wood Storks has lessened a bit-- I had complained about their absence locally in south Florida but suddenly a colony of about 25 pairs has cropped up in Weston, only about 12 miles north of our home! Now I will keep wishing for some cranes.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those two baby gators made my Saturday morning :)

Mary Cromer said...

It does look like a wonderful place to see birds and nature from several of your shares on here and Facebook. I love going to the one in Delray Beach, though I am not good with the spelling. The birds are just outstanding, their numbers are incredible. Have a Happy weekend~

Jeevan said...

Wow! Superb capture on the birds and wonderful light on the butterfly... Seems you stay to close the habitation to check often :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm still amazed at the greenery to the south of us! We bitterly cold, today.

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots once again, Eileen.
Thanks for hosting.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Love the squawking Pie Billed Grebe---cute. Happy Day.

Kate said...

I am always fascinated by the variety of bills/beaks on our feathered friends!

Phil Slade said...

I can see why you visit Circle B twice a week Eileen. It looks a lovely quiet place and seems to hold lots of birds. Love those baby gators - no hands though! Tahnks for letting me join in today. Have a super weekend.

Cat Lover said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos and post! The Green Heron is so beautiful.

Happy Weekend!

Marcia said...

If you are in Florida you should go see Wakulla Springs south of Tallahassee.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Great shots Eileen, as always. It's been a long while since I've linked up... maybe I'll get on my own blog later and post a nice shot of a chickadee I captured this week. That is, if I can steal a few minutes from my kids on the main computer where I keep my photos and software.

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I love your critter selection this week. Beautiful images. Thanks for hosting this meme. Greetings Jo

Crissi said...

Fantastic shots - always wonderful Eileen!
Lovely weekend
hug from Bavaria

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your Green Heron has such a beautiful background! And two baby gators...how cute! Mama must be close by though! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww, all wonderful catches. I love storks. The baby gators are a trip, aren't they. . .

Lea said...

I always enjoy seeing Wood Stork photos, a bird we do not see here.
Thanks for hosting this meme
Have a great week-end!

Bob Bushell said...

Eileen, you are a genius, everyone is work of art.

ellen b. said...

Wonderful shots Eileen. Those storks are something else. We are overdue for a walk here so we can see more critters. Hope your weekend is going well...

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen! I'm early for me this week, it pays to mention to the boss that I've worked too many weekend in a row! I have this weekend off! Yay. I enjoyed all your critters, but especially I spy with my little eye, some very cute eyes just above the water! Very neat capture!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo set of critters ~ delightful 'feathered friends' ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

A Casa Madeira said...

Olá Eileen por aqui o calor tem sido bem forte.
Amei as imagens.
Amo fotografar borboletas.
Bom começo de março.


Hello, Eileen, the heat has been very strong here.
I loved the pictures.
I love photographing butterflies.
Good start to March.

Sandra said...

We have seen 3 different species of butterflies in the backyard and the past two days which may spring is really here or more likely summer is really here. I love all the photos but I always do I don't think you can take a bad photo

September Violets said...

Love that photo of the green heron. You can really see his subtle colouring there! Happy Saturday to you Eileen ;)
Wendy

A Colorful World said...

Love the baby gators and the roseate spoonbill!

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice variety, the Zebra Longwing Butterfly and Green Heron really pop out. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Another beautiful and winning series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty around you. Your posts always brighten my day. I hope you are having a great weekend!

Powell River Books said...

The Zebra Longwing butterfly is very interesting looking. I've never heard of one before. - Margy

Debbie said...

the green herons and the sandhill cranes are just amazing. i'm not sure about all these gators - i would be frightened - maybe??!!

many thanks for hosting, i hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Happy Saturday, Eileen. I think the Roseate Spoonbill is one the prettiest birds you have photographed since I've been reading your blog. They are so pastel, and really dress up their environment! The wood storks are so stately, they resemble the tree stump that they're standing by. Great shots of all birds, and young gators too! Happy weekend to you.

Karen said...

These are great photos. We had about a jillion birds on the lawn digging for worms after the huge rainstorm, but I couldn't get a clear pictures of them.

RedPat said...

That Green Heron is so elegant! Thanks for hosting Eileen!

happyone said...

Great pictures of some interesting critters.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I though the funny seal in my post would make a cute addition this week to Saturday's Critters, Eileen! Thanks for hosting!

Merlesworld said...

Baby gators now that something you don't see very often, me never.
Merle..............

krishna said...

The green heron is so beautiful..

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Lovely photo's again, I especially like the zebra longwing butterfly.
Good wishes for the weekend

All the best Jan

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing another beauty packed day.

Dianna said...

Oh what beautiful pictures you have, Eileen. So many colorful birds out there...and the baby alligators...wow. I always enjoy my visits here.

Dee said...

BEAUTIFUL again!!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Eileen I lookede at the link ups and clicked on my name and it brught me to my blog on december 2016---how does that happen? I guess I need help

Small City Scenes said...

Me again so I added myself again and if you cou;d delete the #5 one maybe I will get some comments.
Thanks a bunch
MaryBeth

Rose said...

Love that green heron shot...others are nice, too.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, You are lucky to have Spoonbills in your locale. They are gorgeous! I love that shot of the Green Heron. It looks like a spot I would enjoy visiting. Lots of variety of birds and wildlife. Have a great Sunday!

The Yum List said...

You are brave to get that close to a gator.

Linda said...

Great shots! Is that grebe laughing at you?

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all your pictures in yet another fine Saturday's Critters. I especially like the Sandhill Cranes. We used to spend some summer time in Montana and I will always remember the sound of the Sandhill Cranes calling in the early morning. Their call is so distinctive! Thanks for sharing and hosting! Wishing you a happy weekend and a good week ahead!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, "Circle B Reserve in Lakeland" seems to be the perfect place to birding (like you said)☆☆☆
A Zebra Longwing Butterfly is REALLY attractive; must be enjoying spring weather♪ I always LOVE to see the Green Heron which is the Heron I cannot see here(♡^.^♡) Wonderful photograph!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments♡♡♡
I'm away from pc for a while; Have a wonderful weekend and new week, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

rainfield61 said...

What if our world comes without birds.....

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen,:) What a delightful series of photos. It's no wonder to go twice a week to this haven for wildlife. Love the Green Heron shot, and the beautiful butterfly.

Eileen I am having trouble linking up today, and I don't know how to correct something, could you please help me!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann.... thanks for your comment!
Great shots! I hope we soon have scenes like yours here. Still snowing... In some minutes I will walk with a colleague of mine with our dogs in winterwonderland...
Have a nice Sunday ;:OD)

A Quiet Corner said...

While all are great catches, the Green Heron has my attention, Eileen...love them!!!...:)JP

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I'm late linking in this morning...

LOVE 'em all Eileen, but the baby gators captures my heart.

Lynne said...

I love that you keep me/us in critter pics!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Fantastic photos!:)

xxBasia

Missy George said...

Your pictures make me think that it's warm out...Brrr! Beautiful as always..Haven't seen a butterfly for awhile..

Missy George said...

Your pictures make me feel warm..summer like...I wish!! It's bitter cold today but it is to warm up next week..not too fast, I hope..The green Heron is lovely..Hard to pick a favorite shot..Happy Sunday..

Linda W. said...

I can see why this place is your favorite. Nice wildlife photos!

NatureFootstep said...

I would love that place too. So rich in wildlife. Loved to see the spoonbill, grebe and cranes :)

Lois said...

Lovely photos of all the critters. I'll bet there was a mama gator hanging around nearby!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

gorgeous! I love the one just close to the bottom of post. Such a baby bird. You can still see it in his feathers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can almost hear the grebe squawking! What a lovely assortment. Yes, I guessed that Circle B was a favorite of yours -- and I am envious.

Helma said...

The animals in your post are really great to see again.
The roseate spoonbill is still a surprise. In the Netherlands we have only white spoonbills :-) The green heron is so beautiful. I wish we had it here too.
Greetings, Helma

Liz said...

I always seem to miss linking up with your meme. I plan to with my WBW post but then the weekend gets away from me.
A great series of critters, Eileen!

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