Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday's Critters #31

Saturday's Critters #31

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July yesterday and is having a great holiday weekend!

It's that time to share your critters. I hope to see you join in with the Saturday Critter Party. I have some more photos from our last weekend walk along George's Creek. The creek and trail is just  a short drive from our house..



These pretty dayliles are along the creek..For the last three weekends hubby and I have gone back to the same trail for a walk, the daylilies are blooming and look beautiful.



 The Great Blue Heron fishing..


 A family of Wood Ducks..


I am not sure if this is Great-Crested Flycatcher, Wood PeWee or the Eastern Phoebe. I was hearing all three calling..


I believe this is the female Common Whitetail Dragonfly. The male would have the white tail. Besides birds I enjoy taking photos of any kind of wildlife that includes dragonflies.

 Noushka's blog has some amazing dragonfly shots.  You should check her blog..



I am not sure of this dragonfly id, any help is appreciated.


 Hubby and I sat and watched the Heron and Wood Ducks hoping that the Bald Eagles from the previous week would make an appearance..while having a rest I did enjoy listening to the Wood Thrushes.


 This video is for the bird songs and not photos.

I hope you enjoyed my post this week.  Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends.. Have a happy weekend!







To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

63 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the dragonflies, they're gorgeous critters. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

orchid Miyako said...

Wonderful collections of the flower, bird and dragonfly♡♡♡
I always have to let my dragonfly-lover husband see the dragonfly pictures p;)
I wish I had the place like "George's Creek" nearby(^^;)
Thank you very much for hosting, Eileen.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jo said...

You're good to know the dragonfly id, Eileen. I also love to take ANY critters out in the wild and normally have to ask for help in knowing them. Great lilies and water birds on that creek. Hope you're still enjoying your 4th July weekend. Jo

Gerald (SK14) said...

I always love seeing a heron

lina@a happy family said...

I hear different bird songs, Eileen. Love it.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen
Love the quietness of that place and the bird sounds. Did you know your video are rolling over to show many of them? I am not complaining and am enjoying them. I got my laptop back and was able to link in although my laptop is still missing emails now and my computer man is coming back today!. Now I know how you get those fantastic moon shots. is that a video camera or a still camera with video you are using? It certainly can zoom in close. Have a wonderful weekend.

Katarina said...

Ah, listening to the bird songs was a real treat!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen I am still watching your videos and wondered what the large birds were high up in the sky on the video right before the angry Jays. Looks like birds of Prey but I know you will know. that is a wonderful deck to sit and watch the birds. I have stopped the video to write this to you! May be more questions!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen I now know they are Vultures but what kind? I see you have 58 video. Now that will keep me out of mischief!

Sue said...

Such a nice walk filled with critters. I have NO idea how you get a photo of a dragonfly. I had a really neat one yesterday in the garden--never saw this one before, but do you think he'd (she?) would sit still for one second?? No! On the bright side, I spent a glorious hour following it around so I guess that's all that matters.
Enjoy the weekend

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds.

Irma said...

What a great videos, Eileen.
You really can zoom in very far at the moon.
I thought so far zoom, that is beautiful.
I wish you a very nice weekend.

Phil Slade said...

Such a great place to walk and take in the sights and the sounds Eileen. Wow, there is so much growth at this time of year and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all that bird song to test out my birding skills.

Thanks for joining up all us bloggers for the weekend. Enjoy your days.

A Quiet Corner said...

When I read you liked dragonflies, I was going to suggest you visit Nouska...then I saw you already met her, Eileen! Your bird in question looks like our Eastern Phoebes that we have nesting...on the front porch. This place is right down the road...you are lucky!...:)JP

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I have my blog with birds of Redshank still places today. I am now eht read up. Everyone I will also put my link with you :-) Beautiful photos of dragonflies have in your blog and that's a warbler? Enjoy the weekend :-)

The happy wanderer. said...

It's nice to see some lovely sunny weather and bright flowers after the grey rainy day we've had!

Ailime said...

Hello Eileen, so beautiful!
Great photos!
I wish you a goog week end!
Hugs
Ailime

✿ chica said...

Adorei as fotos e o vídeo! Sempre nos encantamos por aqui! beijos,lindo fim de semana!chica

Lynne said...

Eileen . . .
Love seeing Saturday Critters through your eyes!
I have heard different names for lilies in the past week.
Ditch lilies . . .
Out House Lilies
Tiger Lilies
Day Lilies
Old Lilies
No matter . . . I think of them as my "original lilies." Mine surround an old oak tree with an old bitter sweet vine attached . . .
Happy day to you . . .

EG CameraGirl said...

That spot is sooo pretty that I wouldn't mind taking that walk over and over. And I bet there's something new to see every time you go there.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It looks so pretty and peaceful there :)

Brian King said...

Your creek has a lot of wildlife! Dragonflies are something I don't see a lot of and have never photographed.

TexWisGirl said...

the thrush has some beautiful tones and trills! looks like a great place to spend some time! thanks for hosting.

Roan said...

I would enjoy that walk over and over again. It's a beautiful, peaceful place. Enjoyed listening to all the bird sounds.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for sharing all.

DeniseinVA said...

A great series Eileen, I loved each and every photo. Have a great weekend :)

bj said...

What a beautiful place.
xo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

dragonflys have so much personality with those big eyes and long torsos!! Loving the wild day lilies too!! I'm told - that the deer do not eat wild day lilies!! Not sure - but have been told this!

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful place to wander---so full of interesting critters. MB

rainfield61 said...

The heron go fishing,and I am waiting to see what it will get.

Unknown said...

i went walking with you thanks

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

The creek has many animals and flowers, so pretty and peaceful! Love your video!

Pat said...

The creekside trail looks like a great place for spotting and photographing wildlife. Lovely shots.

Saun said...

What a great set the dragonflies seem to be in abundance this year. I have a few shots too. Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful scenery and the birds, splashing in the water, oh, I dunno what is name, properly a Flycatcher of sorts.

Ileana said...

Beautiful place !I liked the birds song! Happy weeekend to you!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!What a beautiful place to visit!!Great shots!I like the birds photos and the duck family!!I really enjoyed your video!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Great series Eileen- the day lilies are so pretty. The last bird shot reminds me of of phoebe I once captured, but I'm awful at bird names, so really don't know.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely place of nature and beautiful photography of the various critters ~ love the blue heron ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Anni said...

I'm not sure my comment went through...Blogger has been doing this glitch now, for about a week...

Beautiful scenery, flowers, birds and dragonflies!!!

Marie said...

What a lovely, peaceful place! Love the photos and the bird song video makes me feel so restful and happy! Love it. Thanks for hosting this meme. I don't often have pics of animals other than birds but I try! Will join in whenever I can. Have a wonderful week!

Andrea Priebe said...

Bird songs ... music to my ears.... but then a motor and some scolding. Oh so true to life. What a delightful post. Okay and we keep going into other videos ... my goodness you are ambitious. Thank you, I did indeed enjoy your post.

Andrea @ From the sol

Christian Weiß said...

A great place and beautiful birds.

Andrew Fulton said...

I really am so sorry I wasn't aware of this Meme...
I will be an ardent follower xx

George said...

You got some great pictures along this creek, and of course I approve of the name as well.

Our photos said...

Wow very nice ! I like the dragonflies very much !

Anni said...

Once again dear Eileen...thanks for linking up and sharing this weekend at the Bird D'Pot.

Marie-Anne said...

So many different beautiful critters in that place! I love dragonflies!!
Have a nice Sunday!!!

Susan said...

Hi Eileen, that's definitely a great place for a walk. Always beaut to share the views with you :D)

Happyone said...

Really like the dragon fly.
Looks like a wonderful place to walk.

Elaine said...

Beautiful place and excellent dragonfly shots!

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome photos and the video. Wishing you a good evening and a nice Sunday.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the flycatcher & the dragonflies. i have been amazed at the increased amount of dragonflies i have seen recently. they are every where. ( :

Stephanie said...

I appreciated the video, the sounds and the scenery is so beautiful there. Great shots of the dragonflies and birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk . Love the thrush -- am in awe of your ear for their song. I have not mastered that skill at all. Pretty dragonfly. Michelle had a link to a post explaining the difference between dragonflies and damselflies, which I've never known before.

Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful meme and for your kind comments on my efforts.

Adam Jones said...

Lovely pictures Eileen. The dragonflies are exceptional.

Carole M. said...

I enjoyed seeing the various birds and dragonflies too Eileen, and listening to the thrushes over the water; a pretty spot to unwind.

magiceye said...

Listeneing to the birds chirping was peaceful!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

With the video...helped me enjoy it with you.

(I think I got a skeeter bite)

:O)

Debbie said...

I enjoyed the video!! A lovely entry Eileen, thanks for hosting!!

NatureFootstep said...

love to see the wood ducks. :)

Gail Dixon said...

I love dragonflies too. Thanks for the link to the other blog and for hosting this fun meme! I almost forgot. I have never seen the common whitetail. Beautiful photo!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos!
That little Flycatcher (or whatever it is) is so darned cute.

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