Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday's Critters #204

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!

I may be slow to comment and visit, will be try ASAP.  Thanks for all your visits and comments.


I am sharing some Florida birds from my archives. I saw so many great bird and critters while in Florida, these are a few of my favorites.

The Pileated Woodpecker was always a great bird to see..


Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.


Great Horned Owl on nest.


American Bittern


Florida Armadillo




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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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

67 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that is some Pileated Woodpecker - and love the Whistling Ducks and the Armadillo - great shots. Have a grand weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Could you delete number 48 - it got fouled up and only links back to your blog. Thanks.

Liz Powley said...

You have some fabulous birds :D I particularly like the ducks, such gorgeous colours.And woodpeckers are fascinating (we don't have any).

Thanks so much for sharing and hosting. I hope your blog break was fruitful and restive.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Best wishes,
Liz
http://www.gumnut.net

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Wonderful pics.
Have a nice weekend.

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

eillen there is no link for today 11 November. Can you put it up for us and can you link me link as I am away all now now. Thanks for hositng and this is a fabulous post. Have a lovely weekend.

Memaria said...

Dear Eileen, the critters you're posting today are rather exotic to me!
Especially armadillo!
Beautiful photos, as always!
Have a nice weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

A pretty "red head" woodpecker. I like the ruffled look of the owl. A sleepy Armadillo. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a beautiful weekend!

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen and thanks for hosting. Just yesterday I saw a pileated woodpecker behind our home. I love your pictures this morning.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that´s a weird nest for the Horned owl. But I guess it works :)

Have a great week :)

Nancy J said...

The owl is my favourite today, those tufts, and what a place to nest. Guess when the lights are turned on, he/she will get some extra warmth.

Charlene N.K. said...

Wow, what amazing treasures you have here! Love the woodpecker, the owl and the bittern.
Thanks again for hosting this week!

✿ chica said...

Fotos excelentes! Muito legais! Gostei de ver! Ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Joyful said...

Hmm...this seems to be a link from last week. I hope you are enjoying your blogging break Eileen. Maybe you will have more wonderful critter pics to share with us. xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos!
The Great Horned Owl was very pretty.

Happy Weekend!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!
What a great post!
Gorgeous pictures from your trip to Florida!
Great captures of the woodpecker and my favorite ducks the Whistling !
Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Tom said...

...an Armadillo is a sight that I see around here!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

We certainly see eye-to-eye on favorite Florida birds.Am heading out this morning to look for bitterns!

Gayle said...

A thoroughly modern Owl; choosing a 'loft' with an industrial decor.
And always fascinated by an Armadillo.
Happy Day.

Nick V. said...

Lovely photos as always, Eileen. That plieated woodpecker is something else!
Thanks for hosting.

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen, you see so many interesting creatures. I love your American Bittern photo! Hope you have a good weekend.

Carol Blackburn said...

LOL, we had a Pileated Woodpecker visit our yard last weekend while my brother was visiting us and it was like shock and awe for him when he saw him on our tree. "Look, look, look .....at that BIG BIRD." We see them all the time. It was like seeing him as a little child again, full of wonder. Have a great day.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas e belas fotografias.
Um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jeanie said...

Wow -- that Pileated woodpecker is to die for! What a stunner!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We hear that owl even from our house in the evenings but I've never seen one in the wild. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

David Gascoigne said...

Great shot of the Pileated Woodpecker, something I have never been able to achieve. Enjoy your weekend.

Lea said...

Love the woodpecker!
Have a great week-end!

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the birds and armadillo! The whistling ducks remind me Theresa of run a round ranch… we miss her indeed, right? Great nesting by the owl on the lamp post

Happy Weekend Eileen :)

Sandra said...

my favorite is the messy nest the owl is on. super shot. and love the armadillo to.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your armidillo and bittern are super cute!!! Lovely photos Eileen, enjoy your weekend :)

Cloudia said...

You have the best birds, critters and blog visitors!

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. I do love all of those photos but especially the American Bittern and the Armadillo. What a wonderful animal that is, and how useful to have all that armour against predators.

Thanks for the link today. Have a lovely Sunday.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

When my kids were toddlers and we'd go for walks, my most pressing desire, was the teach them ... 'All life,' and they would finish, "Is precious."

Karen said...

Beautiful photos! I would love to see an owl in the wild. We do see hawks here pretty often. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I loved the Great Horned Owl when you first posted it, I love it now again. thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. I have linked up. Have a great Saturday Jo

Small City Scenes said...

Wow you got some excellent shots. Like that Bittern----I like them ALL!
MB

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, Happy Veterans’ Day. The Great Horned Owl - a great find. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

what a great variety of adorable critters!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome bird photography ~ favorite is that owl!

Happy Weekend,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

A Colorful World said...

Fabulous photos. Love the pileated, and also that armadillo!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, I like having the weekend off, for many reasons but also posting here on time with everyone! Great captures while you were out and about and that owl is my favorite. He appears to be doing some serious business too!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful series Eileen, have a nice weekend.

Stephanie said...

I love seeing those Whistlers. Wish we had them here. A nice series of images!

RedPat said...

What a great post, Eileen! The Whistling Ducks remind me of Tex - I wonder how she is doing?

italiafinlandia said...

Your punk woodpecker is always nice to see!
Have a happy Sunday!

Christine said...

Hi Eileen! Such a fun sighting of the woodpecker and how neat to see the armadillo!
Great photos of each one of your critters!
Happy weekend!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! Love the owl !

Klara S said...

Wonderful shots. Armadillo looks cute. We don't have them in Poland.

Dee said...

I love those "Woody the Woodpecker" woodpeckers. I admit .... in all my years in Florida I've only seen a few and NEVER managed to have my camera with me when they were there. LOL

Great photos!

Missy George said...

The woodpecker is gorgeous..as are the Whistling ducks..Have a great weekend..

happyone said...

Excellent shot of the Pileated woodpecker!!
But then again all the pictures are excellent.

krishna said...

The woodpecker is so bright and beautiful..

Rose said...

Great images!!!

Rose said...

Forgot part of what I intended to say...seeing the Whistlers made me homesick for Tex's blogging. When you see them, do you think of her?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your photos of the pileated woodpeckers are always the best! My favorite in this series is the armadillo - Whatta cutie, is that possible?

Mary Cromer said...

Cool sighting of the Great Horned Owl nest upon the utility pole...and the Armadillo is wonderful. I haven't seen one down in FL since about the 70's.
I am going to try and catch up a little. Funny...I will get on here these past couple of weeks, be right on something, either typing, shopping, Face-booking and the next thing I know I have been asleep for two hours. I am nearly done with the heavy medications and so I feel better.
Have a wonderful week dear one~

A Quiet Corner said...

Hoping you are enjoying your time away...I'm sure you are...and will return with more interesting pix! You've got both the skies and ground covered this week!!...:)JP

Lynne said...

Always a Critter Treat . . .
Loved the Pileated Woodpecker and the
Whistler Ducks reminded me of
Run.A.Round.Ranch Report!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the woodpeckers!!!
Great photos, as always.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Woodpecker always amazes me. A handsome fellow he is. Ours looks a bit different here. Wow, I've never seen an armadillo that close-up before. Those whistling ducks are so sweet.

Nature is surely beautiful in November, isn't it?

~Sheri

Lowcarb team member said...

You have some beautiful birds here Eileen, lovely photographs.
I think my favourite is the Pileated Woodpecker.

Sending my good wishes

All the best Jan

The Yum List said...

I've never seen an armadillo in real life. Thanks for your close-up shots.

Angie said...

Eileen - Do the ducks actually whistle? I was surprised to see the owl on a nest so out in the open - is that normal? Thanks for including the armadillo - I don't know why, but I have always thought they are cute ....

Linda said...

Great shots! I did not post critters yesterday because I did a Veterans Day post and then fell asleep on the couch!

Lady Fi said...

Amazing shots. Love that first one!

William Kendall said...

The armadillo is quite a surprise!

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Eileen! Almost enough to open a zoo!

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