Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday's Critters #190

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


Hubby and I visited the Delaware Water Gap and East Stroudsburg Pa on June 27-29. We saw a lot of waterfalls and I found some birds along the way.

I took this shot  of the Baltimore Oriole while sitting in my car, I had to zoom to the tree tops way across the Bushkill Falls parking lot.





Below is the Wood Thrush seen off the trail at Bushkill Falls.





This Cedar Waxwing was seen at the Resica Falls.





Great Blue Heron in a dried up lake.



Louisiana Waterthrush  at Dingmans Falls


A large group of Mallard Ducks seen off the road.


More Mallards, I have never seen so many Mallards together.


A Gray Catbird from our walk on the McDade Trail at the Delaware Watergap.


Also on the McDade Trail a Song Sparrow.


Another bird on the McDade Trail the Brown Thrasher almost hidden in the grass.


I know these are not the greatest photos but I wanted to record the birds I saw while visiting Stroudsburg Pa and the Delaware Water Gap. I will show some of the waterfalls on another post.



I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!



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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

76 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Wax Wing - Oh my, what a beauty!
Lovely collection for this post, Eileen.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

rupam sarma said...

Another beautiful post.
Awesome pics.
Have a nice weekend.

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful birds Eileen. Happy weekend to you :)

NatureFootstep said...

you must have a very good camera and be steady on your hand to capture the Baltimore oriole. I have seen it, it is a very beautiful bird :)
You have dried up lakes too, ;(
Have a great week ahead. :)

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen! Thank you for hosting. I like the 1st photo with the pretty bird perching on a very interesting tree. Looks like long cones hanging on the tree top. You have found so many interesting birds on your visit. Have a fantastic weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Gorgeous, the lot of 'em! Happy weekend... YAM xx

Joyful said...

I really like your photo of the Baltimore Oriole. Lovely. I hope you are enjoying your summer Eileen. Enjoy the weekend. xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Lovely birds and photos! I love the small Wood Thrush, it's so cute.
Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely selection of birds in this post and like you I have never seen that many Mallards together. There must have been a Mallard Convention!! Thanks for hositng and I hope you have a wonderdul weekend.

Gordon said...

Morning Eileen, lovely selection of bird photos you have taken, I paticularly like the Song Sparrow, smart little bird, and i've never seen one.
Have a great weekend ,Gordon.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos of these different birds.
Perfectly photographed, my compliments
I wish you a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Uma mais linda que a outra! Adorei! bjs, chica

Tom said...

...Eileen, you found such a large selection, very nice!

David Gascoigne said...

Wonderful record of your visit, Eileen. I am sure that the record in your mind is precious indeed. Have a great weekend.

Giga said...

A lot of birds you saw while traveling. They certainly made you happy. Greettings and have a nice weekend.

Sussi said...

wonderful birds and photos!

Jeanie said...

What fertile territory for birds. How wise you are to keep a good photographic record!

photodoug said...

Eileen, what a cute wood thrush. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Blackburn said...

Yea, those are wonderful photos. Interesting subjects, all of them. For years people kept telling me "there's no such thing as a Baltimore Oriole, it's a baseball team." I just ignored them. Then finally one day my husband said, "hey, you've been right all along it is Baltimore Oriole." Thank you very much! I think they are beautiful birds and tried to get some here by putting out oranges but it didn't work. Other people get them in their yards but not me. Maybe someday.
Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

love that first shot. the thing is I noticed all those green cones before I saw the bird and I would have been focusing on the tree tops and not the bird... the bird is adorable perched up there surveying his kingdom. I love trees, all trees

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. You had a great day out and saw a lovely variety of birds so don't worry or apologise for the birds not always playing ball. We have all been there too. Anway I love seeing these North American birds as you know.

Have a great weekend and thanks for the link-up.

ann said...

Great bird photos. Love the cedar wax wing. We have planted a hawthorn with red berries, hoping to attract them here. They do come to our area, we just have to get them stop by.

Ratty said...

So many good birds. Some kinds I haven't seen before. I always like seeing animals.

Florence said...

Looks like you had a lovely birding day. All the beautiful species. Have you posted photos of the falls? I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous series, Eileen! Such a lovely variety here! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great weekend!

ellen b said...

Love that Wood Thrush photo. So sweet. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Eileen.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful bird photography with your zoom lens ~ the thrasher is my favorite ~ ^_^

Ela said...

Beautiful birds and photos !!
Happy weekend !

Dee said...

You had a very good day of birding!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the birds and sounds like a wonderful place to watch birds! The waxwing looks interesting with a cap like head and I liked the color of oriole.

A Colorful World said...

What wonderful variety of birds! Hope you are having a great weekend, Eileen!

Sandi said...

We live among greatness.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww, a nice collection of our feathered friends. (Hope the heron found a lake with water in it)

William Kendall said...

Quite a gang of mallards!

Karen said...

Your photos are always such a treat. Thank you. Have a great weekend. Beautiful weather here in Indiana.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Great shot of the Cedar Waxwing. I've only seen them once come through here about 5 years ago! What a show they put on in my back yard! It was after a rain, and they spent a lot of time flying through the Mulberry tree and on the ground, looking for worms, I guess. I tried to get some photos, but all were out of focus! I continue to watch for them. Maybe I'll try a video next time. A very pretty picture of the Baltimore Oriole...do you know what kind of tree he is perched on? I enjoyed your post, Eileen. Have a great weekend!

Al said...

Such a lot of beautiful birds.

Nancy J said...

They are superb photos, and what a zoom to show the Oriole . And the long cones on a ??type of pine or conifer tree? they are so different to what I see down here. My pick, the song sparrow.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, great photo of the Baltimore Oriole under such challenging conditions. And I love the Cedar Waxwing - oh I love them all! Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

RedPat said...

I always enjoy your bird pics, Eileen! I'll be back with a critter next week!

Debbie said...

all of your images are really beautiful but i especially love the oriole, and when they sit on the tops of trees like that!!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Lovely shot of the Baltimore Oriole, in the fir tree, with cones I have never seen the like of before. I love your Song Sparrow capture too, and the amazing images of all those Mallard Ducks. Super post Eileen, and thank you for hosting.

Lea said...

You always find the most interesting birds! Beautiful photo of the Song Sparrow!

happyone said...

My favorite is the Oriole perched at the tippy top of the tree.

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Look at all those Mallards! How neat to be there to see them. Enjoy your weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Bob Bushell said...

So many birds, all them are fabulous Eileen.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Beautiful images Eileen. The Great Blue Heron is so blue. I love it.
Have an amazing weekend :)

Missy George said...

That's a lot of Mallards..We are not far from the Delaware Water Gap..I don't think I've ever seen a Baltimore Oriole..The rest of them are pretty common around here..enjoyed the pictures..

Martin Kloess said...

Wow! This is an impressive collection of critters. Thank you

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Earlier today I was reminded of your blog when I was sitting outside on our deck. A little bird landed nearby and I knew you would be able to identify it. I think it was a red bellied woodpecker but not sure. Sadly, I didn’t have the camera in hand. If I had been able to capture a photo it would have given me a neat post to link up with Saturday’s Critters! Now, knowing you enjoy the Pacific Northwest, here is a little update on things: Seattle is on its way to the longest stretch of days without rain on record. The current record is 51 days. Although there was some drizzle a few days ago, there wasn’t enough at SEATAC (the airport and official spot for weather records) to qualify as “a trace of rain” so we are still on for breaking the record. Through August 4 (yesterday), the airport has logged 48 straight days without measurable rain—a tie with the second-longest stretch on record. The all-time mark of 51 days, set between July 7 and August 26, 1951, is almost certain to be surpassed on Tuesday, August 8. You may know the old weather saying, “extremes bring extremes.” It may certainly be true as we had the wettest October through April this past winter/spring. I will keep you posted if we break the record! :-) Hope you have a happy weekend and a great week ahead. Oh yes, one more thing … I sure enjoyed all your photos in this edition of Saturday’s Critters!

Linda W. said...

Love the oriole! That's a bird we don't see in the PNW.

Rose said...

What a jackpot of birds you seen! I would have loved to see even half of these.

Rose said...

I also meant to say I have never even seen a fourth of that many mallards! That must have been amazing to see all of them.

Merlesworld said...

Great bird pictures.
Your birds are so different to ours, but I did wake this morning to the laughter of a kookaburra that is hard to beat.
Merle.............

Linda said...

Love that cedar waxwing!

rainfield61 said...

I remember I have seen a family of the Wood Thrush at my hiking trail.
Their voice is sweet.

Stewart M said...

That's a lot of Mallard!

Hope all is well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Betty Manousos said...

such wonderful birds...great photos, Eileen! i particularly love the oriole.

Have a lovely sunday, enjoy your day! :)

♥ Anni ♥ said...

At first I thought that Louisiana Thrush was banded on the left top leg, but realize now, nope...after I enlarged your photos.

Certainly a great series today Eileen.

You shared some great photos today, and I appreciate you sharing them with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! Thanks.

Lynne said...

Once again . . . great pics.
Liked that Oriole way up on top!

Wandering Wren said...

I love your blue Heron Eileen - I bet you had a fist pump moment when you clicked that beauty! A bit like us when we saw the blue butterfly today - except that you were calm enough to get a brill photo, me not!
Happy Sunday!
Wren x

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, wow, great shot from your car. I always enjoy seeing your nature walks, and the critters you come across. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely birds.. Have a great week ahead.. Cheers..

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So fantastic that your are able to take all these photos of these glorious birds. Have a lovely weekend!

The Yum List said...

I saw lots of herons on my recent travels.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a fabulous selection here Eileen, but my favourite is those mallards ...

Hope your weekend has been a good one, my good wishes for the coming new week ahead.

All the best Jan

phann son said...

you must have a very good camera and be steady on your hand to capture the Baltimore oriole. I have seen it, it is a very beautiful bird :)


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Kalantikan said...

Oh tha's a lot of birds! I pity my nephew's oriole chick which he saved from the crow which kidnapped it. It fell on the ground and Allen took it home. He put betadine on the wound, and feed it often just like the mother oriole. It was already eating papaya and banana. Then suddenly it after a few days it died. Apparently, there is deep wound and maybe it got infected. We were so sad! It is so beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - I'm astounded and overwhelmed. Amazing!!!!!!

doodles n daydreams said...

Love the variety of birds and especially the delicate cream and browns colours on the thrush.

Diana

Elizrd bth Speaks said...

gorgeous colors. so pretty. so rainy here today. hope you are getting rain too. i know we all can use it. so dry lately. ( :

Life Images by Jill said...

gorgeous birds Eileen. Some of them are so cute! Happy birding and have a fabulous week.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I truly enjoyed your FANTASTIC varieties of birds photographs form the two places; I really wish I had places or nature where birdies can relax and stay♧♧♧ 
Of course I LOVE colorful birds like which I can find here like Baltimore Oriole・Resica Falls and other with the chic color ones. But I was impressed by the Gray Catbird; really has a unique color♡♡♡

So sorry for my belated comment, wishing you are not exhausted by the heat which we have here :-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of all those different birds.
Best, Synnöve

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