Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday's Critters #178

Saturday's Critters #178


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.  

I am taking you back to the Circle B for some more bird sightings. The Wilson's Snipe could usually be found in a couple places off the trails. 


Two Wilson's Snipes in the morning light.


I could always get my fill of Black Bellied Whistling Ducks at the Circle B.


The Black Crowned Night Heron could be found in various spots along the trail too.


Looking up at the sky, it was filled with Tree Swallows. 


A Limpkin was sharing the trail with us. 


My You tube video of the Limpkin, their sounds are very loud and weird.






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.

56 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - great photos. Love the video. I would love to see the whistling ducks in person too. Have a grand weekend.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen!
Happy Saturday!!

The Lipkin's photos are fantastic.
I don't think I have ever seen one in the wild.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for hosting.

Peace :)

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful bird pics.
Have a nice weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Limpkins are interesting. They have long beaks and long legs. Pretty birds post as always. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a beautiful day!

Linda said...

An amazing and captivating series, Eileen! And I enjoyed the sounds on the video. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Crissi said...

Great series Eileen! Thanks for hosting.
Happy weekend
HUg Crissi

Small City Scenes said...

Oh the Lumpkin----interesting. Nice post.
Enjoy you time away---I hope
MB

Mosura said...

Love the snipe and Limpkins. Your Night-heron is very similar to our Nankeen Night-herons.

Daniela said...

Thanks most sincerely, darling Eileen, for the gorgeous shots you always share and for hosting every week this so lovely party of yours !

Wishing you a great weekend - Happy Mother's Day !
I'm sending blessings across the many miles,
with hertfelt gratitude,
sweet Lady

XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

NatureFootstep said...

my link no 6 is wrong, goes to the wrong post :(

I love the look of the Limpkin. I only saw it once and think that is a pitty.
thanks for hosting. :)

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I always love seeing your snipes and limpkins. Birds I've never seen before. Thanks for hosting this meme. I've linked up below. Enjoy your day. Jo

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Always a joy visiting here!!! YAM xx

Bob Bushell said...

What a lovely sound, the Limpkin is precious.

Giga said...

Very interesting and beautiful birds you meet in your hike. I like the sounds of the last bird. I greet and wish many birds in their journey.

✿ chica said...

Lindas ,como sempre tuas fotos! Que tenhas um lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

Lynne said...

Tall skinnny legs . . .
Long skinny beaks . . .
Amazing it is to see
all the unique little critters in this world . . .
Thanks to you Eileen . . .
Great pictures . . .
Happy Mother's Day!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice photos of the Wilson's Snipes. I have not had many opportunities to get good views of this species.

Latane Barton said...

If anybody can help me with my questions today it will be Eileen!! Love your devotion to the bird kingdom and with letting us all share our pictures with you.

Kate said...

Your experience as a birder, the photos, and all the information you provide are a joy to visit each week!

KL said...

As I watched the video, it seems like a majestic place. What trail is this? Where? In Louisiana or Florida? Loved all the pictures. Gosh! birds are such magical creatures and thank you for sharing them with us.

Nick V. said...

What a great selection of birds, Eileen! You certainly take fantastic shots of them.
Thanks for hosting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that Limpkin on the trail...how cool! Fun to see the swallows and whistlers too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend my friend. Happy Mother's day, Diane

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, I hope you are well.
Lovely series of photographs, my favourite is the Two Wilson's Snipes in the morning light.

All the best Jan

Jenn Jilks said...

I don't have the variety you have, but I have a quantity of wood ducks!

Pietro Brosio said...

Very nice pictures of the critters.
Happy weekend!

A Colorful World said...

The snipes are fascinating! I thought I saw one on a low perch near another bird while in Texas, but thought I must be mistaken, because I wasn't aware that they ever left the ground! :-) Love that black crowned night heron, and the limpkin is really awesome!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, I have the weekend off too, yay, and I know you're out and about too. Enjoy your weekend and Mother's Day. Beautiful critters you've shared for us today too.

Cloudia said...

Thank You, Dear <3

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw, enjoyed. You always make me think, Yeah, I need to get back out to the Bar B

Azstu said...

Great set of photos as always. Loved the Limpkin Video.. and what a cool looking environment there.

FYI, I have finally decided on Flickr for my photos. Here is a link https://www.flickr.com/photos/azstu/

Sandra said...

my favorites are the limpkin and the snipes. all are beautiful. they sure are loud in the video..

carol l mckenna said...

Always wonderful 'feathered friends' photography ~ thanks,

Happy Mother's Day ~ ^_^

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! The Limpkin certainly makes a funny sound and it seemms to own that ppath Eileen. Thanks for hosting and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

happyone said...

Wow the Wilson Snipes sure have some long beaks.
Nice close up of the black crowned night heron!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love the whistlers, always...and the Limpkin is a new one for me. Thanks for sharing and also for hosting!

Martin Kloess said...

Enjoy your time away. Thank you, as always, for these marvelous critters. See you when you get back.

Michelle said...

The Limpkin is a new one for me!

The Yum List said...

The morning light does wonderful things for beautiful photos. Happy weekend Eileen.

Phyllis Oller said...

Love your limpkins,I must push myself out of my forest here & find other birds I`ve never seen before,love all your critters & thanks for sharing & hosting,Eileen,have a great rest of the weekend,phyllis

Rose said...

I enjoyed these...will check the video out later.

handmade by amalia said...

I enjoyed the photos and the video, what an unusual bird.
Amalia
xo

Linda said...

I like the limpkin! What a cool bird!

diane b said...

Always lovely birds on your posts

doodles n daydreams said...

Enjoyed the video, some nice shots here. Enjoy the weekend.

Diana

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of all these beuatiful birds.
Have a great Sunday.
Best, Synnöve

Mildred said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. Beautiful photos. Yours Wilson's Snipe resemble ours Common Snipe.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love limpkins -- we haven't seen (or heard) as many as we usually do this season. Circle B as usual was wonderful. Hope you are enjoying your current adventure as much as you did your sseason in Florida.

Debbie said...

love the Lipkin's...how about those legs!!! have a wonderful mothers day!!!

bettyl-NZ said...

I so love to see birds that I would never see in my part of the world. Nice captures of these fantastic critters.

krishna said...

Love the video.. it is so beautiful..

William Kendall said...

The limpkin is very strange to my eyes.

Alexa T said...

Incredible place to have a visit and to see such interesting various birds. As always, These are birds I never seen before. So, it is so interesting to see them through your camera lens and to listen the record on the video, as well. Amazing sounds.
Have a great and sunny week of May! Best regards!

Mary Cromer said...

Wonderful post however what must it have been to see so many Swallows flying like that, knowing they were taking down the bugs!!! Have to LOVE love them. I think I need to hire a few to fly over my land. Have a wonderful week my friend. Hugs~

Maggee said...

So many great photos of awesome birds! The only ones I have seen are the Tree Swallows, tho not nearly THAT many! Hugs!

Jeanne said...

LOVE your black crowned night heron especially. last year on a photography tour had the privilege of seeing several pairs of these with their nests. Such a lovely bird.

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