Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday's Critters #74


Saturday's Critters #74

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 more of the birds we saw while visiting the Circle B Preserve near Lakeland Florida.


A Little Blue Heron



A Black-crowned Night Heron


A Tricolored Heron, I love the breeding blue color on this heron's bill.


We saw a lot of White Ibis, Great Egret and Wood Storks

I hope enjoyed my Florida birds.. I still have more Florida places and birds to share..that will be in a future post..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 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.




76 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, the Tri-colored Heron is amazing as are all your birds in this post Thanks for hosting. Jo

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Great photos ~ these birds are gorgeous!! Thank you for hosting every week :)

DeniseinVA said...

Your Florida birds were fantastic Eileen. They brought back a lot of good memories from our last trip to Florida a while ago. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend :)

DeniseinVA said...

Your Florida birds are fantastic Eileen. They bring back a lot of great memories from our last trip a while ago. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend :)

VioletSky said...

The tricolored heron is gorgeous - with an impossibly long needle-nosed beak! (and another heron I'd not heard of before)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds all of them! Have a great weekend, Eileen!

rainfield61 said...

There are so many Herons.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen I love all the images of thedifferent Heron's This was a wonderful trip and you are making me want to go there in the future. Might pick you brains on that one later. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty birds in the shots, pure photography.

Hannah said...

Your bird photos are great, I especially like the Tri-Colored Heron, its feathers are perfection and I like the way the ones on the wings look so carefully arranged. The blue on the face is elegant, too, and what a long sharp beak it has!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can hardly wait for the W. Storks to return here to our area...they're such an interesting bird.

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--I laughed when I saw the photo of the little Blue Heron--I don't know if it's the eyes or what, but what a silly face.
Great shots . You really saw a lot there. What an enjoyable trip.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love herons - and by some fluke I posted one at the Meno blog today! the are such graceful and patient critters &*> YAM xx

Irma said...

Good morning, Eileen.
Your bird photos are great.
Beautifully the different types of herons.
I wish you a very good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas as fotos! Que o fim de semana seja ótimo! bjs, chica

Ileana said...

The Tri-Colored Heron is gorgeos! :) Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

Noushka said...

Your herons are gorgeous, especially the Tri-coloured one with its breeding blue colour!
Enjoy your weekend Eileen :)

Gayle said...

Happy Saturday. You know I love the herons and the baby is special.

EG CameraGirl said...

So many wonderful birds in Florida! I maust go there soon! ;)

Tom said...

A wonderful collection of long neck critters. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Pat said...

Great photos. That Tri-colored Heron is a beauty.

Sara D.B. said...

Great photos of beautiful birds!
Have a nice weekend!

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow Eileen, what amazing photographs! Your Herons are just awesome, I'm crazy about them and all birds for that matter!! I may have to go birding in Florida!

Have a sweet Saturday!

Nancy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow / Sacred Eclectic said...

I do enjoy seeing all of the variety of the Florida birds! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are amazing birds. I've always thought the blue heron was so graceful and pretty. The second one I've never seen before and wouldn't have had any idea that it was a heron. Great photos, Eileen!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; So amazing to see your great captures of three different Herons♡♡♡
I could have a photograph of usual white heron today p:-) I DO wish we have place like Circle B Preserve in my area :-)
Thank you very much for hosting, Dear friend. I wish I had the energy to visit other friends... Night Night from Japan.

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

Lynne said...

Such a treat it is to see your photos Eileen. I have learned a bunch sense I started following you . . . I liked seeing the varieties of the Heron . . . I wonder where you are right now, taking more photos for us to enjoy!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos and portraits too of the heron.
Best regards, Synnöve

Brian King said...

The herons are spectacular! I'd love to see any one of them!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm really enjoying seeing your Florida birds. It might help us ID some that we see. We live just North of Lakeland. Thanks for the fun party! Hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

they are all so beautiful. i love the black crowned heron. that photo is wonderful. the light is perfect and he is wonderful

TexWisGirl said...

the first 3 are all ones i'd love to see some day!

Sharon Wagner said...

I love to see Florida birds. Especially in person!

Debbie said...

the day of the herons!!! gorgeous "big" birds, they are all my favorites!!!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderful photos from Circle B, a place that I still have not visited, believe it or not. I must admit to being a stay-at-home kind of birder, mostly because of having a wetland adjacent to my Florida home, and so many local opportunities when I am here in my second home in Illinois.

Magia da Inês said...

♬♪ه° ·.
Aves muito elegantes...imagens muito bonitas.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

╰╮✿
✿✿ه° ·.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!!So many herons!Gorgeous birds!!Wonderful shots!Great captures!!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - thanks for hosting. Your bird photos are fabulous! LOVE seeing the different kinds of Herons.

Marie C said...

Love all your herons, egrets & storks, but that tri-color heron is my favorite!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great collection of waterfowl, Eileen. I love the Tri-colored Heron, too!
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Mildred said...

Happy Saturday Eileen. Your photos are so nice. You share birds that otherwise I would never see. Thanks and enjoy your day.

Linda W. said...

Fabulous photos of the heron! Have a great weekend!

Carol Mattingly said...

That had to be a fantastic treat seeing all of those gorgeous birds on your visit Eileen. Love them all. Carol

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. You have some stunners there. The Tri-coloured Heron is a real winner with your picture capturing such splendid summer plumage detail. But the Little Blue runs it close and I love the ribbons on the Night Heron - all very splendid.

Thanks for hosting again and enjoy your weekend.

Al said...

That's a beautiful heron. I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Gail said...

What wonderful birds. We have Blue Herons and are not happy when they dine on our fish and frogs.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
The birds in this post are beautiful. I am particularly fascinated by the tri-color heron. The blue is that bird is dazzling.
Thank you for hosting.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Katarina said...

Hi Eileen, I finally find out how to add my photo.
-The Tri-coloured Heron sure is beautiful!
Happy weekend!

Home Meadows said...

Such pretty and interesting birds. We have a few herons in Oh. They are such an elegant bird. Have a great day, Heather

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love critter day :)

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous birds. I really liked the image of the Tri-colored Heron. Great shot of it´s color and plumage :)

Gerald (SK14) said...

herons always seem such graceful birds

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am looking forward to our trip to Florida next February so I can hopefully ID more birds from what you've shared.
Have a good weekend Eileen.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Rose said...

Beautiful captures, Elaine. That tri-colored heron is so beautiful. I had not heard of them.

Happyone said...

I like the tri colored heron. I've never seen one before.

Michelle said...

That Tri Color Heron is beautiful!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wonderful photographs! Tri-colored Herons and Little Blue Herons are both on my I-hope-I-see-some-day list. They are both so beautiful and I, too, love that blue breeding color. It is magnificent. We do have Black-crowned Night Herons at Reifel Sanctuary, but Bill and I haven't been there since he sold his truck. It's a bit too far to bike. All to say this is great post! Thanks so much for hosting. I hope you are having a happy weekend!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are all great- you really got some wonderful shots. I like the tri-colored Heron- it looks like everyone does! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Delightful! I never get tired of seeing herons.

Stephanie said...

It was interesting to see different types of herons. Great shots!

Zizi Santos said...

Querida Eileen

lindos passaros!
eu amo todos eles!
Bom domingo pra você!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

A beautiful group of birds! I haven't seen a tri-colored heron before now, he's so pretty!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice photos of the Herons.
Have a great weekend, Eileen!

diane b said...

Love the blue bill of the Heron.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful place to take pix!! THAT Heron is beautiful!!!!...:)JP

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures !

Anni said...

Excellent as I mentioned in my comment earlier. Thanks, Eileen, for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very good shots. So wonderful.
Shot 2 and 3 are really fanatstic. Nice to see them.

Many greetings,
Marco

Ela said...

Eileen, those are so fantastic pictures and beautiful birds !!
Have a happy Sunady :)

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures as always!!

Helma said...

Next time I will participate with links back :-) Beautiful pictures on your blog and especially photo 1 and 3 are fantastic!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think the tri colored is my favorite heron. Great picture. Well all of them are.

Ida said...

Awesome bird shots. I love water birds like the Herons.

Karen S. said...

Wow you always get such a neat turn out with your critters and why not right critters are like the best ever.I'll be back posting here too when I have free blogging time on weekends. It's fun and that's what I like about blogging for fun!

edenhills said...

I always love coming and seeing all these birds that are totally foreign to me. Great captures.

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