Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday's Critters #67

Saturday's Critters #67

Happy weekend, everyone!  It's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. 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 had this post scheduled, just in case I did not make it home in time. So, I am still going with it.. But, we are home from our road trip to  Florida..sorry I was not able to visit most of your blog  post..I tried leaving comments from the hotel's wifi and my ipad... but that was super slow..


I am looking forward to seeing all the waders nesting in our area soon.. The photo above is from last year.


Before we left for our Florida trip I noticed our neighborhood Great Blue Herons have returned to their nest..I took this shot yesterday ..not the best shot thru the trees. As always thanks for visiting and thanks for the nice comments..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.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.



71 comments:

Cloudia said...

So glad to see you again. My critter escaped, but I'm sure I'll bring it in tomorrow morning.



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

The happy wanderer. said...

It's hard to imagine Herons nesting in trees even though we see it here too - they look so awkward! I've only seen the Night-herons once, and would love to have more time with them.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen, I'm so happy for your safe back. great pictures of the Blue Herons♡♡♡ I guess the two of them in the first picture is also heron :-)
Getting warm here and hope your winter is over by now.

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

Happy weekend, Eileen, and thank you for hosting!

Margaret Adamson said...

I like the Yellow crowned Herons. Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

I do love that first shot! I'm looking forward to seeing your photos from Florida.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Florida photos look warm and sunny! :)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Love the first one where I can see their haircut :))
Have a beautiful weekend!
【ツ】Knipsa

✿ chica said...

Sempre lindo aqui,Eillen! Um ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Irma said...

Absolutely amazing photos, Eileen.
A very good weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to see the herons back in their nests. I checked ours a week or so ago and they were still empty...but maybe the herons are back NOW! :))

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog :)
That first photo, though it is from last year, is one I would have loved to take!!
Congratulations!
I will share a post just now :)
Take care!

Ileana said...

Beautiful photos of this beautiful bird! Have a nice weekend, dear Eileen! Thanks for hosting

Frank said...

Lovely pics and a great time of year to watch species preparing to nest.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So great to have a heron nest nearby. I used to love to watch one near us when we lived in Oregon. Thank you for hosting!

Brian King said...

Glad you had a good trip! I'm sure you'll have photos! I like the herons!

Alexa T said...

Oh, so pretty views with birds... Spring is so moody here; one day sunny weather and then rains hardly :) ... lol So I couldn't adventure to far for a walk, but I captured some flying birds on the sky while I was looking at the half moon!! Eileen, all the best for the next week and a good sunny weekend, too!

CatTales said...

Fun to see the herons. Thanks for hosting and I wish you a restful weekend. Mildred

Jo said...

Oh wow, Eileen, those first two birds are spectacular! Is the one displaying for the mate? Thanks for hosting this meme. I linked my post already. Have a great weekend. Jo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm glad you had a good trip and are safely back home. I am so ready to go! Have a lovely weekend!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, glad to hear that you trip was a success. Thanks for sharing.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I can't wait for the water birds to all return to our area.

TexWisGirl said...

the yellow-crowned shot is awesome!

Sandra said...

I have never seen birds like in the first photo. awesome birds and photo..

Debbie said...

you are so lucky to have so many beautiful critters to watch and photograph, so close to home!!!!!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow!! your first shot is really awesome!! love it.
have a happy weekend!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful birds - I'm always looking for nests - there is a rookery of Great Blue Heron's in our area - actually four rookeries that we've discovered and often we will see dozens of herons coming and going from the nests.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Happy Weekend!
The birds into the first photo are ones I have never seen before- such beautiful colors on their heads! Nice photo!
Thanks for hosting this meme.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Lynne said...

What a thrill to have a Great Blue Heron nest right next door!
Maybe we will get to see the babes one day too . . .

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, I've never seen the nesting Herons before, only have seen then wading in the water.

Sharon Wagner said...

It's always nice to have a vacation and a blogging break. We just got back from a wonderful Florida trip as well!

Phil Slade said...

Have a safe journey home Eileen. I'm sure you will have lots of Florida birds to show us soon.

Pat said...

Those are beautiful birds in the first shot. How cool to see them nesting in the trees.

Missy George said...

Great photos..I guess I never knew that GB Herons were tree nesters..Never thought much about it..Have a super weekend..

Uppal said...

Your bird pictures always relate to the environment in which we move about.So we feel they are integral part of our lives.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! They are lovely looking birds aren't they ? Thanks for hosting and for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ahhhhh, Mother's gifts to us. Sigh

Linda M. Carmean said...

Nesting blue herons! How wonderful to see! Great shots!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - that must be fantastic to have herons in your neighborhood!!

Bob Bushell said...

Amazing images on your blog.

Katarina said...

The first shot is absolutely amazing! I wonder what they are 'saying'.
Happy weekend!

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos, Eileen - Have a great weekend!!

Ranten said...

Happy weekend to you Eileen!

modraszka said...

Pozdrawiam ,Twoje fotosy są fantastyczne ,ciekawie się je ogląda.modraszka.

Mama Zen said...

How cute!

Kristin_Texas said...

I am so jealous! I love Florida. It's my home away from home. I love the Destin area. (The most beautiful beach in the states, IMHO). And of course there's Disney World. (I was there last November). I hope you post lots of photos!

Those are some great photos of the herons. I've seen something like that recently, around our neighbor's pond. I never could get a nice picture though because they're always in his pasture.

What I can't wait to see are the hummingbirds returning. I'm getting worried that I haven't seen any yet. (Last year we had dozens of them visit daily, from sunrise to sundown).

thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic photos, both from last year and this. Happy Saturday!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Welcome back! Those are pretty birds.
~

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, Your photos are incredible.
Love these birds. Hope you had a nice time in Florida.
Have a nice weekend and Happy Spring.
Hugs, CM

Crafty Green Poet said...

THAT TOP PHOTO IS AMAZING, WHAT WONDERFUL BIRDS!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Welcome back! Hope you had a nice time in Florida!Great pictures of the Blue Herons!Such beautiful birds!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Stephanie said...

Great Heron shots!

Ela said...

Gorgeous birds and excellent photos !
Eileen, have a lovely weekend :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love the bird photos ~ Gorgeous photography as always!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

You always have such great critters, Eileen!

Janis
GDP

Our photos said...

That is nice. I love the first one !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I always enjoy seeing your fine photographs! Nice herons! Have an extra nice Sunday and a wonderful coming week!

Noushka said...

Hi again Eileen,
I couldn't share a post yesterday and today is too late!
sorry, I will try next saturday :)
Keep well, hugs from France!

Hannah said...

Your first 2 birds are fantastic, I love the poses, especially the lower bird with its wings arched, and the red eyes and yellow feathers on the foreheads leading up to the long V's!

Gattina said...

I think I have never seen waders, they have such a funny head !

sandyland said...

Excellent peeks

Magia da Inês said...

ه° ✿ミ
Bonitas fotos.

Ótimo domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
✿╮
╰✿✿ه° ✿

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

aren't they cool. such character!! love the shots. ( :

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Good to see you're back home ... hope you had a great trip to Florida. Good to see the birds are back too ... thanks for sharing the photos. John

David Gascoigne said...

Those Yellow-crowned Night Herons are really handsome birds. I haven't seen them in a few years but I hope to rectify that in Costa Rica next January.

Shannon W. said...

A trip to Florida sounds heavenly. I hope you had a wonderful time :)

June Caedmon said...

Welcome home, Eileen. Looking forward to reading your Florida post :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Your Yellow-crowned Night-Herons remind me that our local rookery is inhospitable because of the herbicide damage. We now have only one pair of YCNH's versus 8 pairs last year at this time. Thanks for hosting these critters!

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous night heron images. :)

Thanks for hosting :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The Yellow Crowned Herons look amazing. It's funny to see herons in a tree.

Liz said...

What Fabulous hairdos!!

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