Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday's Critters #203

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!

Sharing some birds from our visit to Lake Erie and Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania.

We tried to get to park early in the morning, I wanted to see if I could find some new birds. We did see lots of Wood Ducks.





Hermit Thrush


We watched this Belted Kingfisher banging a fish against the tree branch it was sitting on.


Northern Flickers


A large groups of Cormorants.


Great Blue Heron


Green Heron



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




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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

70 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Cool images, Eileen. Love the Flickers and the Kingfisher with fish----good find
MB

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a treat today to see all your photos. I love herons best but the Northern Flickers were amazing. You made my evening much brighter. Thanks Eileen.
Hugs.
Joy

Memaria said...

I enjoyed your beautiful photos!
Have a happy weekend!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen, and thank you for hosting. These are pretty photos. I especially love the wood ducks and the Northern Flickers. Have a great day.

Jo said...

Oh Eileen, your birds and critters are always awesome, but to capture a Kingfisher tenderising his meal, is so very special. I have only on very special critter today. Thanks for this meme. Have a great day. Jo

NatureFootstep said...

no new ones from what I can see, but, still a lot of fine birds. :)
Have a great week.

rupam sarma said...

Hii, Hope you are doing well.
Loved the post. Amazing pics.
Have a nice weekend.

Liz Powley said...

I love seeing birds from other parts of the world. Birds are so 'part of the environment' in any place and often one of the first differences I notice when I arrive. It is like they are familiar companions that once not familiar make it extremely obvious that I'm not in a familiar environment.

These photos are gorgeous. They have lovely colour balance and the compositions just work really well. Lovely work.

My favourites are the ducks, the thrush, flickers and the herons. The colours just work really well.

Thank you for hosting the blog party!

Best wishes,
Liz

Tom said...

... Presque Isle State Park is a wonderful place, you saw a nice collection of critters.

David Gascoigne said...

Any time you see lots of Wood Ducks it's a great day!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas e tão bom é passar aqui sempre! beijos, lindo fds! chica

Joyful said...

A beautiful set of images. I find the ducks floating on the water to be very peaceful and soothing. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Those Wood Ducks are so beautiful! I would like to have seen the kingfisher swallow its big catch.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Looks like you had a great time photographing the various birds at this park. What a great variety!
Loved seeing the kingfisher with his fish dinner! The northern Flickers are pretty birds too!
Thanks for hosting!
Have a great day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Such a variety... but to catch the fisherman and the fish, that was special! YAM xx

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Beautiful birds and I so love the name Hermit Thrush!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Nick V. said...

Beautiful shots as usual, Eileen. I especially like the Northern Flickers!
Thanks for hosting.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias de uma grande beleza.
Um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Debbie said...

WoW!!! what a great day!! i love seeing those wood ducks, we had a couple in smithville last year, that overed winter there, i am hoping they come back!!

cool to see the herons!!!

Cloudia said...

So nice! The belted kingfisher is a tough bird

Mary Hone said...

Love them all. I saw two king fishers yesterday on the river, they were flying so fast and calling so loudly.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, nice capture of the kingfisher’s activity. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So many great photos - love the flickers and the kingfisher - and the wood ducks - thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

the first time I saw wood ducks, I said to Diane, my birding friend, what is that???? they are really beautiful ducks.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

Red said...

Amazing to see such a large flock of cormorants. We only see one or two at a time.

Nick Va said...

Have a wonderful new week, Eileen!

Phil Slade said...

You pi led a fine day Eileen. It's always a good day when you see a kingfisher. Thanks for the link up today and have a good weekend.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Eileen, lovely photos of these precious ones. I would have like to have seen that one banging the fish on the tree (not that I'm into violence) but how these little ones live is amazing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've seen a few of these birds this week on our hikes....even the wood ducks! But we never see green herons! Something to look for and hope for. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Nancy Chan said...

Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Beautiful birds especially the Flickers and kingfisher with the fish! Have a wonderful weekend!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! The Belted Kingfisher is so beautiful.

I wish you a nice weekend!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wonderful pictures!
I really enjoyed the photos with cormorants,the wood Ducks and kingfisher too!
Great captures!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

A Colorful World said...

Such lovely shorebirds, and hermit thrush! Have a great weekend!

Florence said...

So many beautiful birds!!

Schotzy said...

How blessed you are to share life with so many beautiful feathered friends!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful array of birds, my favourite is a Kingfisher, superb.

GreenComotion said...

Oh wow - The Belted Kingfisher -- what a bird and what a name!
Very nice post, once again, Eileen!!
Have a Happy Weekend and thank you for hosting.
Peace :)

William Kendall said...

It's quite rare to see wood ducks here in the city, at least.

RedPat said...

Wood Ducks are such elegant birds! I would have been thrilled to see the Kingfisher! Thanks for hosting Eileen!

Linda W. said...

Great photo of the flickers!

Karen said...

Wonderful photos! I think I saw a heron today at the edge of the pond.

Suzanne Prickett said...

A great catch on capturing the Belted Kingfisher with his catch! I hope he enjoyed his feast, he worked hard for it! I like how you have invited all kinds of critters, real or pretend, and statues and paintings to your Saturday's Critters post. I will have to see what I might have to contribute for next time. The Northern Flickers are pretty birds, too. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

italiafinlandia said...

They are all nice birds...the ducks are the funniest.
Have a good weekend, Eileen.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Lots of great photos of all the different birds. I love the composition in the shot with northern flickers.

Have a great weekend,
Andrea

happyone said...

Great capture of the kingfisher with the fish.

krishna said...

Beautiful... just beautiful...I love the belted kingfisher...

A Quiet Corner said...

Wood Ducks are soooooo beautiful. Can you tell me why the Kingfisher was slapping the fish on the branch? Is t to break the bones?...:)JP

Our photos said...

That's nice ! I like the wood ducks !

Rose said...

Nice group of birds...I would love to get a good look at some wood ducks in real life. I think they are so pretty.

Linda said...

Excellent bird pictures!

Powell River Books said...

You always have great bird pictures. This week I had three bird visitors. The first was a male Merganser, followed by two gorgeous Trumpeter Swans. I didn't get any pictures though. They were too far away on a rainy day. But I did capture a Song Sparrow that just arrived using my critter cam. The shots made an interesting "video" of his antics. - Margy

Lady Fi said...

So very lovely!

yonca said...

Hi,
Hope you are doing well. Wonderful photos of the flickers. The Wood Duck is one of the most pretty of all waterfowl. Happy Sunday!

rainfield61 said...

I cannot imagine if there is one day we live without birds...

Sandi said...

That’s so weird about the Kingfisher. So he was tenderizing it?

Lynne said...

Happened upon a like scene the other day . . .
Ducks floating by . . .
I thought of Eileen . . .
Can’t believe this is #203 . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww

I need to get off my butt and go hiking...

Missy George said...

Love the Kingfisher with the fish..Where theres a will , theres a way. Wood Ducks have always been a favorite of mine..Happy Sunday..

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a beautiful series of pictures of these different birds.
Perfectly photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

ellen b. said...

Wonderful critters, Eileen. Hope you've had a good weekend.

Sue (this n that) said...

Love seeing the Wood Ducks, and the river's reflections Eileen.
What a great shot of the Kingfisher!
Have a very happy week :D) xx

The Yum List said...

Sometimes animals look as though they have personalities similar to humans. Have you ever seen the BBC videos where people do voice-overs to videos of animals? It's very funny.

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love the colourings of the Northern Flickers, and the photograph of the belted kingfisher with that fish is just brilliant.

All the best Jan

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Well, getting there early means "the early bird catches..." the best pictures! :-) I love the Kingfisher. A rare sight for me, so I always look for them. Your post and the flickers also remind me I need to get my feeders up.

I hope you're doing well Eileen! Take care, and enjoy your week!

diane b said...

As always lovely photos of birds/critters.

Sussi said...

The kingfisher has such a big fish. Great shot!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature and critter shots as always ~ Wonderful!

Thanks for your well wishes too ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post! I am so envious of that amazing picture of the kingfisher with his prey!! And all those wood ducks. I wish I could go birding with you!!

Klara S said...

Wood Ducks pictures are my favourite today.

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