Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday's Critters #118

Saturday's Critters #118

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Hubby and I took a walk on the trail next to the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland. Below are some of the birds I saw including the cool Great Horned Owl.


Great Horned Owl seen off the trail.


A snoozing Great Horned Owl. I wish I could make that tree branch disappear, but that is not happening.


Singing Redwing Blackbird.


Besides the birds above, we also saw a group of white-tailed deer running off into the woods. I hope you enjoy my owl and all the other birds from our walk.





As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

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 Stewart  hosting Wild Bird Wednesday Thanks to Stewart for hosting this fun meme.

82 comments:

  1. Be back with mine in the morning Pacific time!

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  2. All the birds are great, but I love the owl. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

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  3. How cool to see an Owl. Nice shots.
    MB

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  4. I like the Sleepy Great Horned Owl. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Great shots, Eileen! Especially the photos of the Great Horned Owl are amazing.
    Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters and have a lovely weekend!

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  6. I can almost hear that Redwing Black Bird!

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  7. that Ow is a magnificent bird and you got a great shots of the Blackbrd. thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Lovely photo of the Red-Winged Blackbird!
    They are very elusive here - difficult to get a good photo.
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  9. Cudowne zdjecia,piękne krajobrazy,śliczne ptaki,dla mnie zachwycająco piękna wycieczka,pozdrawiam.

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  10. I love your owl and all the other birds, too.

    Kind regards
    Ulla Laiho
    http://minnatur.blogspot.se/

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  11. Thank you Eileen for hosting Saturday's Critters.
    Your capture of the snoozing Great Horned Owl is great!
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  12. My Lovely, Wonderful Eileen, good morning and thank you for hosting me !

    Hope you and your friends will enjoy the post I've linked, filled with so many critters living in the little lakes and in the English styled garden of the wonderful Villa the Marquess Orso Serra has made build after visiting England in the early XIXth century, located in the hinterland of Genoa.

    Sending you much love for vishing you a most wonderful day, today, and weekend ever,
    with heartfelt gratitude

    Dany

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  13. Nice to see the owl. Our best local spot for them was "improved" from a nice wild place into more of a park with equestrian trails and picnic shelters, which made the owls move elsewhere. Hope to see them nesting near our Illinois home fairly soon. Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Good morning Eileen. You found a good one with that Great Horned Owl. Although the branches might intrude a little into the scene I think it is good to see how a large owl can hide away. Of course you showed my favourite the Red-winged Blackbird. How I wish I could hear it singing right now.

    Have a great day and weekend.

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  15. Que beleza, tenho sempre que me repetir aqui! Belíssimos cliques!ADOREI! bjs, ótimo fds! chica

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Wonderful these birds.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  17. Hello Eileen!!
    Beautiful birds!Great shots!
    My favorite bird is the owl!
    Gorgeous pictures!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  18. Eileen-That owl is certainly handsome.
    Have a good weekend

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  19. Beautiful Owl images, and the Blackbird, lovely.

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  20. Hello Eileen and thanks for hosting! The owl sighting is just wonderful! I love all your photos!
    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Owls are very cute. As far as I know.
    Their expression just looks like ours.
    But I haven't take any pictures of them.
    Happy weekend to you.

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  22. the only place i can find critters to photograph here are in the parks.. they are in the preserves but have never seen them. a few cranes here and there. i love that owl and the red wing black bird. awesome shots

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  23. The owl is just gorgeous! Wouldn't it be so much easier if we could make branches disappear!! Have a beautiful weekend! Love the image of the bird singing in your collage (not sure of the type of bird)

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  24. Hello,

    Very beautiful owl! Here we can hear one late at night, but I have never seen it.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  25. Oh I would be soo thrilled to get a photo of any owl lol wonderful captures good thing he was napping . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  26. You certainly were "a wise old owl" to get out early enough to see the owl and other birds!

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  27. In the first photo I could quite tell what that was! But there he is showing his face a few spaces down.

    Amazing shots!

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  28. That's a beautiful GHO! I get annoyed when these silly birds can't perch in a clear shot too ;) You saw a nice collection of springtime birds. Redwing blackbirds are the chorus of spring!
    Wendy

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  29. Very well captured through the branches. The bird collage is good too.
    You always have such a wonderful variety to present to us.

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  30. Hello Eileen
    Some lovely photo's here, but that owl one has my number one vote!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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  31. a great set eileen!!!!! i was thinking, darn those branches but then i thought, good thing they don't have any leaves yet!!! awesome sighting of that owl, it is a beauty!!!

    many thanks for hosting eileen and have a wonderful weekend, i think we are getting snow tomorrow!!! (what!!)

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  32. It's my dream to see an owl when we hike. We can hear them! lol Love your photos! Happy Saturday. Hugs, Diane

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  33. That's one beautiful owl. And I've never seen a red winged blackbird - what a beauty

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  34. Hello Eileen, what a group of happy captures. That owl is just the cutest, and I trust even with his eyes closed he/she is still seeing! Genius critter shots again, you sure can capture them. I'm still working on my cardinal photo, thinking of adorning his favorite tree with delights just for him! Enjoy your weekend.

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  35. Nice shots Eileen.
    Wonderful these birds.
    Best regards, Irma

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  36. I like all of your pics . . .
    Even the ones with a branch in the way . . .
    (I saw my first Robin yesterday . . . while I was inside the house looking out!)

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  37. I've only seen an owl at the Louisville Zoo! Great photo! He looks cozy in the sunshine.

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  38. Eileen, nice photo of the owl. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. The owl is impressive!!
    All the photos are beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

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  40. Owls is in my opinion surely the most beautiful birds. Great captured.

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  41. Hello Eileen!:) Good sighting of the Great Horned Owl. I hear an Owl every night, but have never seen one, let alone photographed one. I am so jealous!:))Love your shot of the beautiful Red-winged Blackbird, and all the other birds, but the blackbird is a favourite of mine. Have a great weekend, and many thanks for hosting.:)

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  42. WOW!
    This owl is fantastic!
    He let you get quite close, lucky you!!!!
    The red-winged blackbird is very beautiful too, lovely shots, Eileen!
    Keep well and enjoy your weekend

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  43. Beautiful owl, asleep :))
    Good weekend Eileen.
    Besos.

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  44. Terrific shots on the horned own! And beautiful collage of birds :)

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  45. What a place to go walking ~ filled with the 'gems' of nature that you photograph so well ~ Beautiful owl shot!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  46. What an handsome owl! The Redwing blackbird is beautiful. Nice photos!

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  47. Great captured of the owl!!
    Love the bird collage.

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  48. Super photos of all your birds. Exciting to see the owl. Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme Eileen, and for always visiting and leaving your lovely comments. Have a great weekend :)

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  49. Wonderful owl sighting, Eileen. Beautiful photos.

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  50. We've been too busy to see many birds! Thanks for hosting~

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  51. You've got some great birds today - I love that owl!

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  52. Branches in the way, that would be a problem in birding, eh? But you captured it clear enough so we could see its face!

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  53. The Owl is impressing!

    Happy weekend, Eileen!

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  54. What a hoot! I'd love to get a pic of one, instead of just hearing them.
    ~

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  55. I am always excited to see owls Eileen. ....great pictures. Thanks for participating at I'd rather b birdin' this weekend.

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  56. Thanks so much for hosting -- as always. I just wish I could SEE an owl -- with or without branches! Love all the other birds too, and I swear I can almost hear the red-wing singing !

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  57. I`m lovin` the owl & hawk,but all of your pictures are awesome,thanks for hosting!phyllis

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  58. You sure found a lot of birds on your walk..What fun..Love the owl..I've been watching one with chicks on a web cam..Have a good weekend.

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  59. The owl - what a majestic creature.

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  60. Great shots of the owl, Eileen! What a neat sighting!

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  61. Nice shots! We had snow today, did you?

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  62. Oh my the owl and the Red Wing Blackbird in the same post - wonderful photos - every lat one of them.

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  63. Love the owls, even with the branches, Eileen!
    Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

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  64. Très belle série.
    Bravo pour le hibou ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  65. The Great Horned Owl looks very handsome.....lovely shots too! I'm constantly amazed at the variety of birds you have around you.
    Thanks for hosting and sharing.

    Have a wonderful week Eileen,
    Ruby

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  66. That Great Horned Owl is just wonderful! Love the photos. Thanks again for Saturday's Critters and for always being such a faithful commenter on my posts for that and everything else! :-)

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  67. I love when you see the owls - this one looks huge!

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  68. cool owl images with or without branches :)

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  69. I just love owl! I haven't seen the ones that used to nest in my pasture for a while. I do hope they are still hanging around. Thanks for hosting each week!

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  70. You are so blessed to find the owl in the tree, Eileen. I keep trying to spot the one I hear calliing in my yard but never see it.

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  71. Loved the Redwing Blackbird singing moment :)

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  72. Awesome! a Great Horned Owl! And the Red-winged Blackbird looks like he is singing his heart out! I haven't seen one of those yet... but I will! They are everywhere I hear! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. I see a lot of beautiful prints with cute animals :-)
    I had this week no animals for the post but perhaps the next :-)

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  74. Remarkable shots, of so many different birds!...
    I loved to see them all! Great details!
    All the best!
    Ana

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