Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday's Critters #73

Saturday's Critters #73

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!!

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 am sharing some birds and critters from a local park called Hashawha Nature Center..This park has some great trails and we always seem to see some kind of wildlife during our walks. On this day we saw birds, deer and lots of turtles..



A pretty Eastern Bluebird


A White-tailed Deer


White-throated Sparrows and a Goldfinch bathing in the puddles.



These turtles could be the Red-eared Slider. It has a red stripe on each side of its head.. Their name comes from their ability to slide off rock and logs easily.


A Canada Goose popped it's head up out of the grass as we walked by..


Not sure if these are more Red-eared Sliders or are they the Painted Turtle?


The Redwing Blackbirds are common for this park, especially near the marsh land. I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters. I am looking forward to your critters..Thank you for the visits and for all the nice comments.. As always I appreciate your participating with my critter party..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 nature scenes, beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these three 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. And thanks to Jutta's Eden Thursday




84 comments:

  1. Lovely critters all of them. I wish you a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Loved all the photos Eileen. Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Beautiful bluebird and blackbird. Happy Mother's Day Eileen. Enjoy your weekend.x

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  4. HI Eileen The internet worked here this morning so I was able tolink in myself. I love the Bluebird and the BLackbnd as well as the Turtles. This is my last day here and tehn home again but I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  5. So many beautiful critters! Great photos!
    Happy Mother's Day, Eileen!

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  6. I like how the birds perch so confidently on these dead tree trunks and tips of branches. They make a good picture.

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  7. Hi Eileen I love your bird pics (the Red-wing Blackbird is awesome) and the turtles are interesting! I'm in a great birding spot on the East Coast of SOUTH AFRICA for the week and hope to post lots of photos soon. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day. Jo

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  8. Dearest Eileen; Eastern Bluebird sure is prretty and elegant♡♡♡ I love the scene Canada Goose popping it's head up among the beautiful green♪ Red-eared Slider look new to me :-)
    Thank you very much for hosting.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. Beautiful pictures Eileen.
    I love the Eastern Bluebird and the Redwing Blackbirds.
    A happy weekend, and Mother's Day.

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  10. Your Bluebird is a great looking bird. Just stunning.

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  11. Love Eileen,
    Today I have linked a photo of my new Photo- Challenge
    It's about nature, and of course also to animals.
    Maybe you like also to publish an article on my blog
    I would be very happy. Google Translate is exists.
    Kind regards
    Jutta

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  12. Muito lindos e feliz dia das mamães pra ti e todas! bjs, chica

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  13. What a great critter collection Eileen. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  14. Spring makes all of us happy...including the critters! Happy Mother's Day, Eileen...:)JP

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  15. you are the queen of Saturday critters. i would love to see that deer. and the little gold finch.. the only critters i see are our pups... i did see a hawk in our tree at daybreak, to dark for a pic.

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  16. You made some beautiful pictures of the wild life in the park, that bird you captured very well.

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  17. So many critters to ID! My brain is full!

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  18. You have the best places to walk. Lovely curious deer there as well as the birds and turtles.

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  19. Hit send accidentally....thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  20. Love the turtles. Thanks for hosting.

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  21. I always like your nature, bird walks . . . I enjoyed the "turtle cuddle" today . . .

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  22. I especially liked the turtle photos.
    Happy Mother's Day, Eileen

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  23. Happy Mothers Day to you as well, Eileen! The park looks like such a peaceful place. Thanks for hosting us and look forward to lots of birds during migration!

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  24. Eileen this is a wonderful park...and a favorite amongst your wildlife there...I miss the bluebirds this year as they are not nesting here. Thanks for hosting.

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  25. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of the birds and the turtles. These turtles are so cute and beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend, Eileen.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  26. Lots of very in your critters the week. Love the bluebird.

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  27. Beautiful variety of pictures, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Love the bluebird and blackbird photos! Very nice! Great wildlife variety!

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  29. Nice collection, Eileen. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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  30. Hari OM
    Loves critters of all variety... something about the Canada Goose in the grass made me giggle. No obvious reason. Felt good! YAM xx

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  31. The bluebird is so pretty....the turtles are cute as well.

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  32. turtles always make me smile. :) lovely bluebird and pop of yellow in the goldfinch. thanks, eileen!

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  33. That goose looks so funny popping his head up. What a great place to see lots of wildlife. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  34. A red winged black bird once attacked the top of my head. Lucky I was wearing a cap!

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  35. Wow - you have a great selection of critters at your park! I love the way the goldfinch is a splash of bright yellow in your photo!

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  36. Hello Eileen,
    another set of images of the extraordinary that fauna surrounds you!
    aren't the Red-eared Slider turtle considered feral? even so, I find them very pretty :)
    The Redwing Blackbird is gorgeous although they are quite common, but funny enough, I don't remember seeing any when I was in North Carolina...
    Great post!
    Keep well and enjoy your WE!

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  37. All such wonderful critter shots, Eileen! Especially the painted turtles.

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  38. Hi Eileen - I like your line-up of critters today!

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  39. a wonderful collection of critters....my favorite, the bluebird!!! he found the perfect perch for his photo shoot!!!!

    and the red winged as well. they always seem to pick those grassy type perches, all of which work great for images.

    happy mothers day eileen and have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  40. The Eastern bluebird is pretty. And I love your turtle pics! Have a happy weekend!

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  41. Fabulous pics I long to see a bluebird

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  42. Eastern bluebirds are so pretty! Lovely shots, Eileen!

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  43. Great critters! I love watching the birds at bath time. They take such great pleasure in a little bit of water! Happy Critter Day and thanks for hosting!

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  44. I have always enjoyed your stunning photography Eileen. I will join in this meme sometime, adding badge to my list now. :)

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  45. The Eastern Bluebird of Happiness!

    Happy Mom's Day, Eileen and everybody!
    ~

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  46. Hi Eileen, I love the bluebird - such a beautiful shade of blue. Cute shot of the birds taking a bath! I finally have some critter shots to share! Happy Mothers Day and thank you for hosting!

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  47. The two turtles on the bark of the tree are so cute! Happy weekend to you:)

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  48. Happy Weekend to you also, Eileen!
    The birds (with the possible exception of the Blackbird) and critters in your photos, which are super cute, remind me of our own neck of the woods. It is a true blessing to be amidst such a joyous environment.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Have a Great One!
    Peace :)

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  49. They are all enjoying the sunlight and water. Happy weekend.

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  50. Eileen, Happy Mother's Day! What an abundance of wild life in your local park. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. You have lovely places to walk !
    I love these beautiful critters !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  52. Eileen- what a wonderful place to hike!!! It would take hours seeing everything you see!! I'd never leave!!

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  53. Enjoyed the turtles, Eileen~! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  54. The turtles look like Eastern Painted turtles..I'm no expert..Love the Bluebird..I haven't seen ours for awhile..Happy Mothers day..

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  55. Very nice ! Love the Bluebird !

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  56. What a great bunch of critters you have captured !! I'll join your group next week. Happy Mother's Day - enjoy the weekend. Mickie :)

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  57. What a nice walk, Eileen, I love the song of the Red-Winged Blackbird, and the birds taking a bath are so cute. The turtles seem to be havng great fun, too.

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  58. I think blue birds are my very favorites.

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  59. so many of Mother's creatures...such a blessing eh ... nice hike

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  60. Love the bluebird and the turtles.

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  61. Hi Eileen! I love the photo of the Bluebird, which I've not yet seen this year, and the turtles are always fun to see! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


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  62. Amazing critter captures, Eileen. Your photographs always have such clarity that I feel as if I'm standing right next to you as you shoot.
    bon dimanche
    Maggie

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  63. Wonderful shots, Eileen. Happy Mother´s day!

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  64. The blue bird is so pretty and the blackbird with red on its wings is an interesting one.

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  65. Hi! The first bird' photo is very cute. I like the deer photo very much too. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Good morning Eileen!
    Happy Mother's Day to you too!!
    Lovely collections of birds!
    Like the Bluebird and the blackbird!
    What a cute little deer!!Wonderful pictures!Thank you for sharing!!
    Have a happy week!
    Dimi...

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  67. Great variety today Eileen...and in my opinion the two top photos are the best...the blue bird and the deer.

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  68. The Eastern Bluebird and Redwing Blackbird are gorgeous!

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  69. birds, deer and TURTLES!!!! can't get any better than that!! :)

    happy sunday & mom day!!

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  70. Beautiful shots. Love to hear and see the Red-winged Blackbird. Cute sliding/stacking turtles.

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  71. I wonder whether all these critters are as busy as us. We have to sacrifice something in order to get the others.
    How about them?

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  72. What a beautiful variety of different birds, amazing shots.

    Arti

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  73. What a lovely walk and so many great critters. Thanks for sharing :)

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  74. Wonderful photos, Eileen! Not joining in this time, but will check on a few of the posts. Will be back next week.

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  75. Hi Eileen,
    A magnificent Visual feast, thanks to your passion for the craft.

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  76. I always love turtle shots...and just enjoy nature shots in general. Those sparrows sure look like they are enjoying themselves!

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  77. What a wonderful assortment of critters. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

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  78. Pretty little bluebird! Goldfinches look like they'd have more class then to bathe in puddles! ;)

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  79. I think the turtles in the second picture are painted turtles.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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