Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #46

 Saturday's Critter's #46

Happy weekend everyone! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's critters this week..I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party.

I am sharing some birds and critters from our visit to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware last weekend..


 A large group of Great Egrets and a few Snowy Egrets and maybe some Yellowlegs..


 One of the many Great Blue Herons seen during our visit..


 These birds must be confused, it is not winter yet.. The snow birds.. Dark-eyed Juncos..


The Turtle was climbing up this log to get out of the water.. 



It was warm enough for this Toad or frog to be out sunning themselves on a log..


This was one of two foxes we saw walking on the wildlife drive..He/she had it eye on me and my car.




Some more shorebirds and Egrets.. I hope you enjoyed all the birds and critters from Bombay Hook NWR.. Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!





Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.














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

80 comments:

lina@happy family said...

Enjoying your shots, especially the reflections and the fox.
Happy weekend :)

orchid Miyako said...

Hi Dearest Eileen; Oh, Bombay Hook NWR sure must be the great place for wild life animals♡♡♡ Yes, many numbers of Great Egrets and a few Snowy Egrets etc in the first picture; I can only see a couple of egrets sometime in the rice paddy p;) I really love the picture sweet fox had it eye on you and your car♪♪♪

Thank you very much for hosting.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Jo said...

I always love seeing your birds and critters, Eileen. The Blue Heron shot is beautiful. And I never imagined that a turtle can actually climb up a log. The frog shot is perfect too. Thanks for hosting this interesting meme. I love joining the Saturday party! Have a great day. Jo

Gunilla Bäck said...

A wonderful variety of critters. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. I wish you a great weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

that is a lovely collection of both birds and critters you have in this post. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

Ela said...

Eileen, your Critters are beautiful !
Congratulations, you managed to capture beautiful pictures from the life of interesting animals !
Have a nice weekend :)

rainfield61 said...

Another bird's day.

Happy weekend to you.

Jill c",) said...

Your wild life areas is amazing!! There is nothing like this in my place!

Have great days and take care:))

Jocee said...

Beautiful photos, the last one is stunning.

Sue said...

Perhaps the snowbirds aren't confused--perhaps they know something that we dont? Oh dear!! LOL!
Lovely shots, Eileen. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Fox, it's a blinders.

Elaine said...

You saw a nice variety of animals. Love the turtle and frog!

Ileana said...

A rich variety of critters!Very beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

✿ chica said...

Aqui encantamos nossos olhos! lindas fotos! Ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Great shares this week Eileen. I especially like the fox and the last image with the beautiful reflections.

diane b said...

Great shots especially the ones with the birds in the lake. That frog looks enormous if that leaf is a big one...trying to work out the scale.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fantastic series of images Eileen! My favourite is the fox, I love them, mostly because they are so beautiful and intelligent.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Frank said...

A super selection of wildlife Eileen from a great location.

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

So nice pictures of animals and birds, nature has much to show.
Good weekend, Marit.

Alexa T said...

And a happy weekend of sunny october for you, too!! That little turtle and the cute fox are so precious among all those lovely critters you've seen for us! Thnks for sharing them and for hosting, like always, all these wonders! Greetings, salutari and well wishes! hugs, Alexa

Cranberry Morning said...

Love that fox! And the last photo of the shimmering water with birds is just beautiful. Thanks for the link opportunity, Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Bombay Hook appears to be a wonderful refuge, so rich in wildlife. Our juncos arrived about a week ago. That is one bird we do not see in south Florida. Best wishes, adn than you for hosting this great site!

Alexa T said...

Understood... :-* funny face... ok! Salutari! Happy weekend, once again!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm surprised you've seem Juncos so soon! I haven't seen any here yet!

Sharon Wagner said...

What a great variety of critters today. I haven't seen a fox in awhile. I had one trot right up to me once.

TexWisGirl said...

love all the egrets gathered together! uh oh, on the juncos already. :) love the fox!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great bunch of critters you saw there!

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. You found some tremendous light in that first picture. The mixed egret look quite stunning. Love the climbing turtle too.

Thanks for hosting yet another party and enjoy your weekend.

Debbie said...

what a great group of critters...i have never seen so many egrets all together like that!!!

great snap of the turtle!!!

Sandra said...

LOVE the frog! and the fox!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful wildlife shots! Favorite is the fox ~ turtle is cute too ~

Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen.
I love the fox and the turtle.
Have a good weekend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You always have the most lovely, awesome walks Eileen!! Catching the frog out of the water - that's a Wow!! But also catching a fox - now that's a big WOW!! Great Critters!!

Gail Dixon said...

Superb shot of the fox! You must've been over the moon to spot him. Thank you for hosting the meme. So happy to be joining in this week.

Chris Rohrer said...

Looks like a great outing. Anytime I get to see a fox is a bonus. Hope you are having a good weekend. Chris

Marie said...

Beautiful sightings of shorebirds and others on your excursion! And I adore that you got a picture of one of the foxes! Really nice photos!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. I haven't seen any Juncos here yet - in fact, there's a real scarcity of birds around here. Very unusual. Love the fox capture. They are such beautiful animals. The last shot is a beauty.

Felicia said...

Lots of great critters Eileen. On the last image the egret in the middle reminds me of a heart.

happy weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful collection of critters, Eileen.

I think that is an American Bullfrog. (I was just figuring out how to tell the difference between them and similar frogs last week.)

♫ Egrets, I've had a few... ♫
~

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots of those beautiful critters!! I especially like the fox and the last image with the beautiful reflections!!So much egrets!!Amazing!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I just got my internet back! Boy am I late to the party!!!!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful group of "critter" photos, Eileen!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my, Eileen, I am so behind with comments but plan to return here later today because I can see you have some amazing lifers and critter photos that I've missed. There are also many inspiring posts to check out by your followers. I hope to spend some time with those as well. In the meantime, your Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Blue Herons, the turtle, the frog (or toad?), the FOX (I've never seen one in the wild!) and your beautiful reflection shot are all spectacular! What a gift your blog is! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just wrote you a long comment that I think has disappeared into cyber-space. I'll be back later today, Eileen. Thank you so much for your spectacular critters - the Great and Snow Egrets, the Blue Heron, the turtle, the frog, and most especially the FOX.. just Wow! Love the reflection shot too. Have a wonderful Saturday. Many thanks for hosting!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen .. Nice and varied images .. I really like... Regards ..

Happyone said...

I like all your critters but in this group my favorite is the turtle climbing up the log.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Yes, Yellowlegs. Your picture of the Fox is wonderful! I enjoyed seeing the turtle and frog too. A good mix of critters today. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Hannah said...

Beautiful egrets with their curved necks and reflections. I wish I were there to see them too. The fox looks crafty, my son says he saw one in my yard but I haven't seen one.

Gerald (SK14) said...

love herons - not seen one for a few years now - i just get pigeons and starlings.

Merlesworld said...

Lots of great pictures a nice way to spend the day.
Merle.......

NatureFootstep said...

egrets are so lovely in the light of the setting sun. I have something similar in my files but with cattle egrets. :)

Judith Gray said...

The photos group are lovely - I particularly like the turtle! I look forward to joining in your Saturday Blog Link Up sometime soon.

Stephanie said...

Great images!

Lynne said...

One of the days, very soon, I am going to join in on the Critter Party! I enjoy seeing what you and the others post!
We were on a color tour today and I saw a pheasant, wished I had had my camera handy . . .

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

i love the 1st shot - the reflection & all. too cool! ( :

& the fox ... what a cutie. i usually see them looking around not eating. that is great!!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

A Quiet Corner said...

Egrets are so distinguished looking!...:)JP

September Violets said...

Those are some nice shots of the egrets and heron. We often see fox when we're driving up to camping, but never see them on our hikes. I've not been lucky enough to see one when I have the camera handy ... yet! Have a great weekend Eileen. Wendy x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The fox photo is incredible. It's hard a photo of this elusive animal! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Michelle said...

Quite a capture of the fox out and about!

Jen said...

I think that's a bullfrog. Nice photo. My favorite is that fox!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Amazing walks -- that place just gets better and better; even a wary fox! Beautiful pictures.

Linda said...

Fun set of pictures! Looks like a wonderful place to go!

Phyllis Oller said...

a lot of critters! The last photo I really love,plus the fox,& the first one....have a happy weekend what is left of it!,Phyllis

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect outing and photos! The egrets are my favorites--Fun to see the frogs so late in the season, soon enough they'll be hibernating!

lorik said...

My favourites are the turtle and the fox. Great shots!

Brian King said...

The first photo is gorgeous! I love the heron and fox, too!

Ida said...

Loved seeing the birds but I really enjoyed the turtle and the frog and the fox. Not everyday you see one of those. I'll try to remember to link in next time.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such gorgeous birds--love the last shot a lot. That little fox is so cute!

Anni said...

Thank you ever so much for sharing the link to your bird post at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend Eileen!!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very good shots!! The first is really great with wonderful colors and a good light.

Kind regards,
Marco

maryaustria said...

A fantastic series of photos! I love the fox! :)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. The egret photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your post puts me in mind of warmer days Eileen and I always enjoy the wildlife you find on your excursions.
We really need to have foxes re-introduced to our country setting but the coyotes are increasing in numbers and will no doubt be culled in the near future.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos, specially the top one, the egrets look so beautiful in that light

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Amazing to see such diverse wildlife...actually it is glorious...mine is hiding as the weather has shifted and is colder and rainy.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I particularly liked the first shot of the large gaggle, with the golden grass in the back ground. Take a few beats off the heart monitor. So relaxing

Helma said...

I see again host many fun blogs with a variety of diertejs and beautiful birds. you too herons and other birds are fun to watch. Sure enough a turtle:-)
Greetings and enjoy the new week.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What an amazingly beautiful and peaceful place to visit! Your photos are fantastic. I like the last one the best. You were so lucky to be that close to a fox. They are such gorgeous creatures.

Icy BC said...

All gorgeous shots, Eileen! I love the reflection of the white birds in the water..

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