Saturday's Critters #177

Saturday's Critters #177

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 may be away from my computer and internet for a bit. I will visit your blogs and comment as soon as possible.  

Below, left to right are the Black Skimmer, Bonaparte's Gull with the orange legs and the rest are the Laughing Gulls.

Lots of Black Skimmers and various Gulls.

Ruddy Turnstone

Gulls and Skimmers in flight.

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.


GreenComotion said…
Hi Eileen-
Wonderful new series!
I didn't know there were different Gulls.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)
Oh my - that must have been heaven!!!!
Mildred said…
Thank you for hosting Eileen. I love the last photo of the birds in flight. Wishing you a nice weekend.
Daniela said…
Wishing you the best of weekends, darling Eileen,
amazed more and more at the stunning Nature you share with us !


Jo said…
Hello Eileen, the Black skimmer are spectacular with those pointed bills and of course, the Ruddy Turnstone is always my favorite. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo
Hi Eileen, Thank-you for hosting! Wonderful to see the sea-birds. The black skimmer is a handsome bird. Take care and come back soon! x Karen
Tom said…
...I started counting, but lost track!
NatureFootstep said…
that was a very pale Ruddy turnstone. Guess it is not breeding time. :) It is a beauty anyway.

Thanks for hosting, Have a great week.
Ela said…
Wow !!! Fantastic photos !!!!!
Happy May, dear Friend !!

Beautiful photos of the gulls! We see them sometimes in the summer here.

Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend ahead!
Mosura said…
Didn't know you had Ruddy turnstones there. We get them here in summer. Love the skimmers.
Nancy Chan said…
Hi Eileen, I have never seen so many birds in one place. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful day!
Gordon said…
Seeing such sights brings back lovely memories of holidays we had in Florida, Thank you Eileen, and take care, Gordon.
Irma said…
Hello Eileen
Beautiful series of photos of different types of birds.
Perfectly photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma
✿ chica said…
Paisagens praianas! Lindas, encantam sempre! Ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica
Bob Bushell said…
Beautiful shorebirds.
rupam sarma said…
Helloo, So nice post and pics. Last pic just awesome.
Have a nice weekend.
Incredible sea birds Eileen.
I'm always partial to the bonaparte's gull...they're so small and pink legs/feet. At least I see them as pink instead of orange. Maybe I'm color blind and didn't realize.
ohhh that are many of them. Nice shots.
happy weekend
rainfield61 said…
I wonder how a laughing gull laugh.

Ha ha ha ha ha?
amo sin blogg said…
Beautiful seabirds. Some of theme we can see here too.
I like your new header. Beautiful.

Wish you a happy weekend !
Jenn Jilks said…
I love the skimmers! Such an interestingly coloured beak!!! Great birds, as always!
I like those skimmers. So far, over the past ten years, I have seen only one in our local wetlands.
Florence said…
I've always thought black skimmers look comical, beautiful but comical.
Laughing Gulls always tickles me. Happy Day.
photodoug said…
Eileen, nice capture of the Ruddy Turnstone. Thanks for sharing.
Cloudia said…
Nick V. said…
Lovely beach shots, Eileen!
Thanks for hosting.
magnoliasntea said…
It's a rare occasion that we are near a beach so you photos are a real treat. Love those birds.
Have a great weekend!
Debbie said…
WoW eileen...what mob scenes, amazing to see i would imagine!! awesome captures!!! have a wonderful weekend - many thanks for hosting!!!
Lynne said…
What could be better on this Critter Party Day . .
Oh my, Laughing Gulls . . .
Laura. M said…
Great flight of seagulls. The last photo is great Eileen
Good weekend.
One of the first things that endeared my wife and I to Florida when we moved here from the desert...listening to the laughing gulls
Sandra said…
love the beach birds
Linda W. said…
That's a lot of birds! I like your second photo.
Al said…
What an incredible bunch of birds!
happyone said…
Nice photos.
Sure a lot of birds in that last one!!
William Kendall said…
The black skimmer is quite unusual to my eyes. We don't see them here.
Beautiful shots, Eileen! Such lovely beach scenes, and great shorebirds! I will be joining in again soon!
Linda said…
Such a glorious series, Eileen! I feel as if I am there with you! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great weekend. :)
carol l mckenna said…
Gorgeous shore bird photography ~ always a delight here ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen; Wow, what many Gulls and Skimmers in flight♪ Their beak is really unique with the same orange outstanding legs(♡^.^♡)

So sorry for my long absence. I'll be back with my regular pace p:-)
I DO hope you are having wonderful weekend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*
Martin Kloess said…
Quite a spectacle by the sea
Another lovely selection of photographs Eileen, thank you.
Hope the coming new week goes well for you.

All the best Jan
Country Gal said…
Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !
Linda said…
Sweet guys! Love the crowd in the last photo.
Jeevan said…
awesome gull series... love the take-off of gulls in last pic!
Missy George said…
The Skimmers are pretty..Great picture of the Turnstone..Hope you are having a great weekend..
Rose said…
There is a lot of birds in those shots!!!!
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, The Skimmers are so unusual and striking-looking birds. Have a pleasant coming week. Enjoy your blog break.
Love the photos and I wish I could be on a warm beach to see the seagulls myself! But I had no idea there were different varieties of gulls, and Canadian Geese until we lived in Alaska and saw them there - Who knew, right? Okay, I've a feeling you did! :-)
Good Morning Eileen!!! That birds so nice. Really cool pics ..

Happy week ..
Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of all those wonderful birds. Amazing !
Best, Synnöve
Karen S. said…
Good morning Eileen, as I play catch up again before I head to work, again! Always fun to check in on your critters, and lovely captures you share for us. Enjoy your week.
Cat Lover said…
Hi Eileen, great photos! Always nice to be down by the water.
Take care.
Sussi said…
so many birds!
jandi said…
just wonderful! love the mass of red beaks!
Noushka said…
Hello Eileen, awesome collection of birds. So many together! Happy week, warm hugs!
Lady Fi said…
So lovely with all those birds.
It's getting to be beach weather finally, but it seems to alternate from spring back to winter too much so far. - Margy
Anu said…
Beautiful photos! The Black Skimmer looks so great.
The skimmer looks like he's leading a parade!
Helma said…
Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures are in your post.
The Black Skimmers are really amazing. I have never seen this one.
With a lot of pleasure, this post has been reviewed again.
Best regards, Helma
Mary Cromer said…
Hi Eileen...oh my I am not sure what is going on, it shows no comments and that has to be wrong. I so enjoyed seeing your Skimmers, the Mystery Bird that I only saw myself the first time this past February. I love to watch them skim over the top of the sea water, amazing flights. Hoping that you are doing well~
KL said…
Can I consider my Ferns as critters? Lol. I guess not but still I have entered in your meme. What some gorgeous shots you have taken, especially the one where the birds are flying out. Almost a National Geographic Shot.
Betsy Adams said…
Hi There, You must be traveling!!!! I have missed your posts and your FB posts..... Hope--whatever you are doing --that you are having an awesome time...

Great group of Birds... We are at the beach --and have seen several of the same birds here...

Hey! I am new at your blog (: I am following you now(;
I hope you can visit mine and follow me back (; Have a good day!
Maggee said…
Wow! That is a LOT of Skimmers! I thought seeing about 25 Royal Terns yesterday was a lot!! Enjoying going backwards in your blog!

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