Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #48

Saturday's Critter's #48


Happy weekend everyone!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's critters..I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit..

I am taking you all back to Colorado with this post, hubby and I visited the Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR located just northeast of Denver.. I try to make a point in visiting any closeby wildlife refuges during our trips..




I had to laugh at this Great Blue Heron. It was not happy that a Black-billed Magpie joined him on this tree.



This heron seem more at peace on it's own little island in the pond.. I will do another post with more birds seen at this wildlife refuge..



Bison were introduced to the refuge in 2007. We only saw a few bison on the day of our visit. 



 The wildlife refuge is also known for its Prairie Dogs. This was my first time seeing Prairie Dogs in the wild.. They are cute.


 Driving on the wildlife drive we noticed quite a few areas with the Prairie Dogs..


Another critter from the refuge....this is either a Mule Deer or the White-tailed deer. Both deer species are found on the wildlife refuge. I hope you enjoyed my critter post and photos..


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








As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments. I am sorry, I am not able to send everyone thank you emails for your comments. Since I am working full time, life  and blogging takes up a lot of time lately.

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!
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.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

73 comments:

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
Lovely photos of nature.
Bison are favorite of mine.
The Prairie Dogs are really cute.
Peace :)

The happy wanderer. said...

I'd love to see Prairie Dogs so special thanks for sharing these.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Eileen
I wonder if I really qualify for Saturday Critters with my two cat photos - please let me know!
I love to see what you post and I always enjoy your birding walks!
Have a very happy weekend.
Shane

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I smiled with your blue heron in the first picture as well♡♡♡
Prairie Dogs and Mule Deer are SO adorable, wish I could see proud looking :-)
Thank you very much for hosting,have a wonderful weekend♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

rainfield61 said...

This Great Blue Heron and a Black-billed Magpie create a drama.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Looks like a great place to visit and I loved seeing all the critters you saw there especially the Bison. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome photos Eileen! It is too hard to pick a favorite. Happy weekend to you :)

RA Berks said...

Great pictures! My brother had a pet prairie dog one time. I love watching buffalo.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters all of them. I love the prairie dogs. They're adorable. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

diane b said...

The cranky heron is funny. The close up of the prairie dogie great.

Irma said...

I love the prairie dogs.
They are so cute, and in the wild that is super.
They are seen here in the Netherlands alone in the zoo.
Wish you a good weekend, Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I really enjoy your retrospectives on your trip to the Mountain West. It does make me pine a bit for my former home in the mountains of New Mexico.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The heron's antics are hilarious. The prairie dog looks as if it is stlaking and the deer is a cutie. Gorgeous photos.

Hannah said...

It's great that you got to visit a wildlife preserve, and share the photos. The bison is so magnificent. I enjoyed my visit to a prairie dog town, and watching their antics. It might not be so much fun in your own backyard.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Is the heron yelling for help? Magpies are quite brave,so it may be enjoying the situation! The Prairie Dogs are sweet and very well camouflaged.
Lovely photos!

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Frank said...

Thanks for sharing the images of the Prairie Dogs and Bison ... two animals I have never seen.

Have a great weekend.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

HI Eileen,
marvelous photos of the different animals. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Synnöve

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The Prairie Dogs are sooo cute! The Mule Deer look very funny and cute at the same time. Happy weekend, Eileen.

Magia da Inês said...

。°°✿⊱。
Belas fotos da vida selvagem.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.°✿⊱
°。.✿✿⊱

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen and thank you for hosting the critter party today.

I must say that I rather enjoyeed seeing the Prairie Dogs today, probably because we have nothing like them in the UK.

Enjoy your weekend lots.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lots of nice captures, my fave is the heron.

Brian King said...

You got one of my all time favorite birds! Classic western flavor with the bison, prairie dogs, and mule deer!

Indrani said...

Nice collection of critters for the week.

TexWisGirl said...

the bison are so cool to see. prairie dogs are cute, and i'm really glad we don't have them here! :)

Sharon Wagner said...

Yes, the Heron does seem to have something to say about the intruder. And not anything good!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I remember LOTS of prairie dogs in Colorado on the plains!!

Thanks for hosting Eileen.

Debbie said...

what a great place to visit and see such an amazing variety of wildlife. the bison were a big treat for me!!!!

Ranten said...

Great pictures! Have a great weekend!

sandyland said...

can't get enough of these !!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great photos, Eileen. I have never seen a bison in the wild.

I have seen both mule deer and white-tailed deer, though. I think that is a mule deer, they have much more white fur on their rumps. (You don't see much white on a white tail deer unless it raises its tail and runs away.)
~

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful wildlife refuge and fantastic photography!

happy weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - Nice photos of the various wildlife you saw! Love the Bison shot.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that second shot.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh just love the heron shots - the prairie dogs too - great post.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place to visit!And all those beautiful animals you saw!Like the picture of the Great Blue Heron and the Bison!!The Prairie Dogs i have never seen before!Great shots!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Karen S. said...

I am a true fan of Prairie Dogs, and so sorry I didn't really capture any photos of them when I was in South Dakota this summer.

Kristin_Texas said...

I haven't seen bison and prairie dogs like that since I was a little girl, visiting my grandparents when they lived in Oklahoma for a while.

There are some buffalo kind of near us, but I never seem to see them. They're always pretty far back in the pastures. I've always wanted to get a picture of them, especially when the bluebonnets are blooming.

Amy Burzese said...

Great collection of critters. I love seeing the Bison. I think I'll like up my post today. Thanks!

Noushka said...

Oh those prairie dogs are sooooo cute!
And that bison is very imposing!
You must have enjoyed yourself quite a bit in that refuge! :)
Enjoy your sunday Eileen!

Gail Dixon said...

Those prairie dogs are so precious!! Eileen, I thank YOU for hosting this fun meme. Have a great weekend.

Happyone said...

Nice variety of critters. Always enjoy your photos.

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

Buffaloes r always cool n my book! ( : have a great day!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the prairie dogs are so cute, and the deer too

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Eileen! Great photo of the bison! I have not visited the refuge as yet--hope to get there soon!

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see the Bison bull. :)

thanks for hosting and wishing you a great week.

jeannettestgermain said...

Finally am able to join -plenty of critters around my new house, if I could catch them in the act:) Have a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

I absolutely love those things, but I do think the is Bison, fantastic.

Linda W. said...

I grew up in prairie dog country. They are so cute and very fun to watch.



Karen said...

Terrific shots! The prairie dogs are so sweet!

Pat said...

What great shots you got on your trip. How neat to see the bison and prairie dogs.

KaHolly said...

Wow! Look at all the participants!! I loved your pics! Esp, that heron squawking at the magpie. I've never sen a magpie, but I used to see prairie dogs in TX all the time. Not so much anymore.

Our photos said...

Very beautiful. I like this very much !

Felicia said...

lovely array of critters Eileen.

Stephanie said...

These are great! I must apologize for not participating. I have not captured any critters for some time.

Marie said...

Great photos, Eileen...wonderful birds and critters! I will be linking in again soon. In the meantime, your link on I'd Rather Be Birding did not open up for me. You might want to check it. (LOVE the bison, by the way!)

Linda said...

I think that's a mule deer. Look at those huge ears!

Black Jack's Carol said...

After the young fledge, herons are such loners, aren't they? That photo did make me smile. The bison is magnificent!! And, I would dearly love to see a prairie dog. How great that you managed photos of them! I like your deer too. In fact, I love all your posts, Eileen. A very happy Saturday night to you!

Stewart M said...

I do like those ground hogs!

Nice post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

Hey Eileen...happy Sunday.

Thanks again for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'. It's always appreciated!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I always enjoy the photos you take on your travels, Eileen. You always see so much!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, belíssimas fotos de animais bem diversificados, mas todos adoráveis!
A natureza aí é em bem recheada de belezas invulgares!
Muito obrigada por partilhar!
Tenha um bom domingo.
Abraços,
Ailime

Willow said...

Love visiting wild life refuges such beautiful sights and knowing the animals are safe and free to roam. Great shots of them Eilleen ~ hope your having a fun weekend.

Fjällripan said...

Nice photos! The prarie dogs are so sweet! :))

Lynne said...

The Prairie Dogs are kind of cute . . .
Seeing a Bison would be a treat too . . .

Cranberry Morning said...

What a nice collection for this week's critters! I am so annoyed with myself for forgetting to link up on Saturday. There's just something about Saturdays. Hopefully, I will get here next weekend. :-)

Wandering Wren said...

I would not know a Prairie dog if I tripped over one -new to me, so thank you for introducing me! As everyone says they look cute :)
Have a great week
Wren x

Al said...

I haven't yet made it to that refuge. Lots of snake photos on the links this week!

Larry said...

Love the Bison and Prairie Dog photos!
That magpie is a rascal trying to provoke the Heron like that.

Helma said...

Very nice and lots of links with animals and birds. Wonderful to see Eileen:-)

Louisette said...

Wonderfull lot shots bisons,greeting from Belgium

amanda | wildly simple said...

These critters take me back to family vacations on the western ranges. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

What a great collection of wildlife and Mother Nature, Eileen...:)JP

Pat Tillett said...

That Heron looks upset! I wonder who he is yelling at? Really nice photos and a great post.

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