Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday's Critters #82


Saturday's Critters #82

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 want to thank Mersad of Mersad Photography for mentioning my blog on his post titled 10 Wildlife Blogs to follow. I am honored to be included with this wonderful list of bloggers. Mersad, you are so kind. Thank you again!

I am sharing some more birds from our visit to the Homosassa Spring Wildlife Park. The birds are Florida native birds, most of which have been rescued and are being rehabbed.



The cool Crested Caracara


A pair of Roseate Spoonbills.


Brown Pelicans showing off their breeding colors.


Wood Duck with turtles.



Wood Duck, turtles and Florida's Great White Heron.


The Florida Great White Heron is seen with the pink legs.


Pink Flamingos,  juveniles and adult White Ibis. The Pink Flamingo is not native to all of Florida but has been seen in extreme southern end of Florida. I hope you enjoyed my critter post and now I am looking forward to seeing your critters. Thanks for participating, for your visits and nice comments. 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.




95 comments:

  1. Oh, my, Lorelei would love those pink spoonbills...I will have to try to remember to show her these when she returns.

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  2. Here I am back on the east coast where our three hours earlier time difference allows me to be first! Thank you for hosting! I love all your Florida birds ... Have yet to see a flamingo in the wild! Homossassa is definitely on my list for next season.

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  3. Great collection of bird photos today! And congrats for making Mersad's list. You totally deserve it!

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  4. Congrats on the mention, and what wonderful photos!

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  5. Great birds all of them. I love the turtles resting on the logs. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

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  6. Your photos are wonderful, not to beat, I'm thrilled!
    ♥ly greetings from Germany

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  7. It is wonderful images and great to see. I´m not sure we have any place like this in Sweden. I know there are a few private people that are allowed to take care of injured birds. But no parks.

    Thanks for hosting :)

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  8. A lovely collection of critters today and those Flamingoes are really a brilliant colour. Thanks for hosting Eileen. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. Terrific images!The colorful duck sharing space with turtles is enthralling. In fact, you've taken us to a swanky bird party. WOW!

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  10. All these birds are wonderful! I've never seen these before and I wish I could see them someday. Great captures!
    Have a joyful weekend!

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  11. Your birds are fabulous, I like the Brown Pelicans with the arches in their necks, and the pale blue on the heads of the Roseate spoonbills, and the Flamingos are so colorful, they must have been eating lots of shrimp.

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of the different species of birds.
    The first one is my favorite.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  13. What beautiful colours they all have! :)
    The first one is my favourite with it's
    nice hair do :))

    Have a sunny and happy weekend!
    Tinna ✐

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  14. Really terrific photos, Eileen! Happy Saturday to you!!

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  15. What array of birds, well set out.

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  16. Um show de fotos lindas e animais que mostras hoje!Adorei! Lindo fim de semana, com bastantes coisas boas por aí! bjs, chica

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  17. Eileen, the pair of Spoonbills are so beautiful along with that Wood Duck's colors!!!...:)JP

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  18. The pic of the heron, duck and turtles was just Too Cute. All three sharing a log sort of.

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  19. The Caracara looks fantastic and those Pelicans are super handsome in their breeding colours. Have a great weekend Eileen.

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  20. Oh my Eileen.....these are all simply AMAZING images!!!

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  21. Brown Pelicans are stunning in their breeding colours!

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  22. such an awesome collection, your images are so crisp, clear and colorful!! love the spoonbills!!

    much thanks for hosting!!!!

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  23. The colors on the wood duck are so amazing, as if he's been painted.

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  24. Excellent pictures of these wonderful birds! Have a nice weekend, dear Eileen!

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  25. Hari Om
    another outstanding display of feather-hood!!! YAM xx

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  26. Hi Eileen, Absolutely amazing these birds! Magnificent photos! Florida should be a paradise. Congratulations! Hugs and good weekend. Hugs Ailime

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  27. Colorful post! Wood ducks are so pretty, aren't they?

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  28. my first ever viewing of a caracara and it is beautiful. have not even seen a photo before. all of these wonderful birds are so beautiful... i love the spoonbills and the pelicans.

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  29. Wonderful post Eileen . . . great variety.
    Congratulations on being Top Ten . . .

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  30. Congratulations on being mentioned as one of the 10 wildlife blogs to follow! You deserve it, Elaine. I love the Crested Caracara and enjoyed all the other birds and wildlife too. Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme. Jo

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  31. i love the caracaras! such neat birds and that's a beauty of a shot! so is the wood duck and turtles on the log. gorgeous! beautiful brown pelicans! loved them all.

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  32. Outstanding! - my pick is the log with the wood duck, turtles and white heron.

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  33. You know, Eileen, I think pet stores should pay a portion of all sales for wildlife rehabs. Something should be done to support these groups. Then there are the fishermen, who hurt the birds.
    Your photos are amazing, as always!
    P.S. appointment with a radiation oncologist Monday afternoon. We'll see how that goes.

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  34. Caracaras are just awesome looking birds! One day I'd like to see spoonbills and flamingos! Woodies have gorgeous colors! Glad they're getting "fixed" up here. Great photos! Ironic thing is I'm a fisherman and I've never hurt birds.

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  35. Brilliant pictures today Eileen. The Crested Caracara is the tops for me but the rest are almost as great. Thanks for inviting me along today and have a lovely weekend.

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  36. Another super selection Eileen. I don't think I have ever seen Brown Pelicans in their breeding plumage before.

    Have a great weekend.

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  37. How can I choose a favorite? Impossible! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  38. So exotic, for someone who lives in northern Wisconsin! Love the crested Caracara especially. Thanks so much for hosting, Eileen. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  39. Incredible photos and birds Eileen. The crested caracara is an extraordinary bird.

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  40. What wonderful variety you provided today!

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  41. Eileen, great collection of handsome birds. Thanks you for sharing.

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  42. What vivid critter pictures today. Especially the Caracara. Congrats on the shout out!

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  43. The pair of Roseate Spoonbills are so beautiful.

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  44. Eileen, great photos of all these graceful birds. I've not seen the roseate spoonbills.

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  45. I joined with dogs...not wild critters. Some how I messed up the picture.

    Your birds are beautiful.

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  46. I love them all!

    Are those Roseate Spoonbills spooning?
    ~

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  47. What exotic birds that except for the Wood Duck we never see out this way. Thanks for showing them to us.
    MB

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  48. Nice to see all these beautiful critters !! Wonderful shots !!
    Eileen, have a nice weekend :)

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  49. Wow Eileen your Caracara is just amazing, so proud he is! I especially like the wood duck with the turtles, a really cute photo, and the Flamingos too! You certainly do have the pick of the critters always! Enjoy your weekend!

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  50. I could spend a lot of time at this park :)

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  51. A great selection of bird photos once again, Eileen! Many thanks for hosting and for visiting my blogs.

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  52. A great collection. Beautiful shots. I really enjoyed the turtles.
    We saw a huge one crossing the road a few weeks ago after the big rains we were having. I missed the shot though!
    Thanks for sharing yours. And thanks for the party.
    Have a wonderful Saturday.

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  53. Your photos are very beautiful!
    Great weekend
    Crissi

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  54. Dearest Eileen; WooooW!!! I was so fascinated with all the colorful birds: the Crested Caracara looks SO brave and noble. We have white pelicans in our city park but how different Brown ones look♪ I'll check how their adults look after breeding colors tomorrow :-)
    Oh, Roseate Spoonbills, Flamingos,I enjoyed your great photographs♡♡♡

    Night Night from midnight Japan to Dearest friend in America, xoxo Miyako* 

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  55. Hi Eileen, Congrats on this Saturday Critters ... you've gotten it started with some excellent critter photos. My favorite is the wood duck with turtles. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  56. Delightful unique birds to me and Great photography as always!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  57. Hi Eileen, I have seen all of these birds in the wild here in Florida other than the Flamingo. I have seen a pair of Flamingoes in flight in the TX Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. Have a wonderful coming week. Glad you liked Homosassa Park.

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  58. God bless those people who operate the sanctuary and care for injured birds. The Caracara looks like a penguin from a glance! I wonder if that's the protection from predators. They'd do a double-take - "WHAT? A penguin?! HERE?" and move on, shaking their heads in disbelief!
    All the photos are striking, but the one with birds and the glistening water behind - my, my! A MASTERPIECE!

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  59. Great photos, Eileen. That Caracara is magnificent-looking and I love the snazzy Brown Pelicans.

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  60. Good Morning Eileen!! I love this blog and your pictures are just great!! The colors and 'designs' on the wood duck are amazing and I love the grouping with the Heron!! Thank you so much for sharing your fun!!

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  61. Beautiful photos! What a wonderful place that rehabs the birds! The Caracara and the Spoonbills were my favorites.

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  62. What a beautiful series of birds!

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  63. Hello Eileen,
    What an exquisite post!
    So many different species and soooo colourful!
    They seem to get along well with the turtles :)
    Sorry for being so rarely on the web, I promise to catch up as I can :)
    Many thanks for your fidelity :)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  64. All of these birds are stunning! The pink flamingos are fabulous and the caracara is such a beauty! I'm behind on posts together for my blog this week but hopefully I can link up next week. Have a great day!

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  65. Oh wow, this post is awesome! I love all the gorgeous birds! The wood duck's colors are awesome, and it's hard to beat flamingos!

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  66. Eileen, all I can say is that every one is a great beauty!

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  67. Love how the Caracara looks - never seen this bird! Happy weekend Eileen!

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  68. Thanks for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and sharing your link to this magnificent array of beauties Eileen.

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  69. Piękne ptaki. Cudowna seria zdjęć.

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  70. You got some great shots here :)

    Thanks for stopping by and hosting..

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  71. Incredible photos, Eileen. That wood duck is gorgeous!
    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

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  72. Turtles and duck photo made me swoon

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  73. I would love to see that wildlife park some day. I thought the Brown Pelicans were especially beautiful, Eileen, but as always, found every photo to be fascinating. I'm not surprised Mersad listed you in his top ten. That is definitely well-deserved. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  74. those colors are so clean and clean. crisp. nice views!! ( :

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  75. Congrats for making the list .....your blog is very deserving Eileen. Love these exotic birds especially the Crested Caracara....I linked in Monday;s post, but I think you have read it already.

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  76. The Crested Caracara is impressive! Loved all the pictures!!

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  77. Hi Eileen, oh I love this post and especially the log with the turtles and duck. Too wonderful and all your photos are spectacular.
    Thanks for stopping by my Creative space today and your kind comment. Have nice rest of the weekend.
    cm

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  78. Wow that wood duck is amazing. What fabulous colors. Looks like someone painted him.

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  79. Hi Eileen! These are some fantastic photos...lovely birds! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

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  80. Oh, Wow! How did I go my whole life without seeing Roseate Spoonbills? They are amazing. This is one of your best selections yet, Eileen, and that is saying a lot.
    Amalia
    xo

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  81. I love the birds from the second, third and last photo. :)

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  82. Wonderful birds, I can see them only in zoo.
    The photos are really beautiful.

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  83. Eileen, you saw some gorgeous species and took such wonderful photos! Love that crested caracara!

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  84. Beautiful selection of birds, and I love the turtles !

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  85. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

    Thanks Mother for giving us so much beauty.

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  86. Gorgeous pictures Eileen..Love the Wood Duck and the turtles...Hope you are enjoying your weekend..Thanks for hosting..

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  87. Fantastic shots. Especially the first image. He's beautiful!

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  88. All lovely looking birds..
    Amanda xx

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  89. Another amazing post with gorgeous birds, Eileen. (I am starting to wonder whether you ever stay home!)

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  90. Congrats on the anniversary - I find it hard to believe that I started back in 09 as well! (its a good vintage!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  91. Oh, I really need to visit Florida! Those birds are Gorgeous! You got some GREAT shots!

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  92. Never seen colored pelicans like these ones... we have only the white ones in Delta Dunarii or around!!.. Such joy to see from up close so many creatures in/from various habitats!
    A sunny day of summer!

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