Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday's Critters #176

Saturday's Critters #176


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.

I will be away from my computer and internet for a bit. I will be visit your blogs and comment as soon as possible.  

I was asked to share a post on the 34th World Series of Birding happening in Cape May New Jersey on May 6th. This post is on a young birder named Etan. He is  competing in the youngest category of birders age group 6-18. The youth challenge team members must be in grades 1-12. The World Series of Birding is a fun competition and way to raise money for critically needed conservation priorities. 





The youth groups will be in teams, and each team has a mentor. The teams will have the time period 5am  to 8pm to identify either by sight and or sound as many species as possible.





Etan is also taking on the challenge in the 6-18 age youth group.

The youth team can find approx 150-200 species in the time period.  The top overall total wins. The Cape May Point State Park is the finish line. A team and not the individual kids will be labeled as the winner in each division.



Donation page is here for the teams  World Series of birding All teams


Above are some of my Cape May birds seen during a previous visit. Good luck to Etan all the team members.




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!



93 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Nice to hear about young birders and the conservancy.
Great collage!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Tom said...

...Hi Eileen, I sure have had a hard time linking with the autofill.

NatureFootstep said...

a wonderful initiative. It is a great idea for many reasons.

Have a great time!

rupam sarma said...

Nice to read. Thanks for the post.
Have a nice Weekend.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful post! It's a nice hobby to watch birds.

Happy Weekend!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen!! Beautiful place to take pictures.. Cheers

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is great to see the enthusiasm of young birders. In my day we were few and far between!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Sounds like a wonderful project. Happy Day.

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos, adorei o farol e ver Etan... bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Lynne said...

What a great event . . .
Happy for you and your participation . . .
Good luck to Etan . . .

Christine said...

A fantastic way to encourage young people to get involved and enjoy and conserve nature! Best wishes to all!
Lovely lighthouse and selection of birds!
Thanks for hosting Eileen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a great thing to be involved in... I started out at school in the Young Ornithologists Club, part of the RSPB... and the love of birds is with me still!!! Have fun. YAM xx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei destas belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Kate said...

So happy that you publicised this. Inspiring to see someone like this young man!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for participating and for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tom, sorry you had a hard time with the linky. I am sot sure what happened. I deleted one of your entries. Thanks so much for joining in with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, yes it is. Great to see youth involved withing birding and conservation. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the visit and comment! Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, yes I love bird watching too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy weekend to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ana, thanks for your comment. Enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ken, yes I agree it is great to hear about the young birders. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Gayle! Yes, I think it is a wonderful project for the youth. Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Chica, thanks so much for your comment. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, my participation was just sharing my post. I will be away for the competition.
Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Christine, thanks so much for the comment and visit. I appreciate your linking up too.
Happy weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Very best wishes to Etan! Thank you for hosting Saturdays Critters, Eileen. Hope you have a good weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Yam, thanks for the comment. I think it is great to see the youth involved with birding and conservation. Have a happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for your comment. Happy weekend to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Kate, thank you for the comment and visit. It is inspiring to see the youth involved with conservation and the birds. Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Judy, thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

Jenn Jilks said...

It's fun birding. My post is one from birding from my back deck! My foot is still sore.

Mildred said...

Pretty photos and all the best to Etan. Have a blessed weekend and thank you for hosting.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what an amazing young man Etan seems to be. I hold thumbs for him in this competition. Thanks for hosting this meme. I'e linked my post today. Greetings Jo

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen--that sounds like a fun competition. Love those shorebirds! Hope you have a happy weekend.

eileeninmd said...

I agree Jen, birding is fun! Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy Weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks Mildred! I think Etan would be happy to know we are all rooting for him! Happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jo! I think it is great to hear about these youth birders. Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

photodoug said...

Eileen, never too early to engage youthful conservationists in birding. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

sounds like a fun thing to compete in..

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Love your collage Eileen. Enjoy your vist to Cape May and good luck to all the competitors.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Cloudia said...

Thank You, Eileen!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie, it should be an exciting competition. Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy Weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love to see the young people so interested in birding. Thanks for the comment, have a happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, I think it will be fun. I wish I could be there too. Thanks for the comment, happy weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

had no clue there was birding competitions. ha, how bout that

Phil Slade said...

Good luck to Etan. Hope he raises lots of money for conservation.

Mosura said...

Would be nice to see so many birds. You would be struggling to see that many here in a year.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

June Caedmon said...

What a neat competition! Thanks for sharing and hosting this week, Eileen!

Debbie said...

beautiful shore birds - cape may is a great spot for birding. good luck to etan!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful shore bird collage and what a great youth group event you posted ~ thanks,

Have a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Suzanne Prickett said...

Very nice post, Eileen. I love the lighthouse photo. Good Luck to Etan! What an exciting experience for these young people. Have a great weekend!

Nick V. said...

Enjoy your break, Eileen! Good luck to Etan!
Thanks for hosting.

rainfield61 said...

Good luck to you.
Do not forget to ask the birds if you fail to identify them.
Birds are friendly.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow what an exciting endeavor. Good for the youth!
MB

krishna said...

This is a very interesting event..

William Kendall said...

Wonderful bird shots!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic birds, and about the young birder, he has the will to be a birder supreme.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots- have a wonderful weekend!

amanda peters said...

Nice birds, have managed to see some today... have a lovely week
Amanda xx

Linda said...

Etan is a handsome boy! And your photo collage is gorgeous, Eileen!

Klara S said...

I like first picture very much. Good luck to Etan and his team. Thank you for hosting.

A Colorful World said...

How wonderful that you will attend this function. It sounds awesome!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Charlene N.K. said...

Sounds great. Enjoy!

Jeanne said...

What a great thing for these young kids to do , and a wonderful way of attaining much needed funds. Thanks so much for sharing! This is something that these kids will have as a lifetime hobby I imagine.

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

So nice to see - young adults interested in birding! I wish them all a productive and fun time.

Martin Kloess said...

Best of everything to the both of you. Enjoy yourself...

happyone said...

Messed up the first link. Sorry.
Pretty collage and what a great competition.

Victoria said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for hosting this! Great bird collage and beautiful light house photo.

Lowcarb team member said...

Sounds a very good event and always good to see the younger generation involved.

Have a good few days.

All the best Jan

The Yum List said...

A very worthy cause.

Linda Kay said...

Love the lighthouse, Eileen...oh, and the rest of the pictures as well. Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Good to see young people getting interested in birding.

JoAnn Bayne said...

What a great project - and wonderful photos. I just adore shore birds and have trouble finding them in our area.

Rose said...

Nice collage!

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. Great post and photos! It is so nice to read about young birders. I hope good luck to Etan!

Linda said...

Glad to see young people doing outdoor things!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Look at all those great birds :)

Cat Lover said...

Lovely photos Eileen. Hope Etan did well!
Robin

Denise inVA said...

Great post Eileen, I wish the very best to Etan. Enjoy your Sunday.

Missy George said...

Sounds like a fun competition..Love the Cape May birds..went there for years..Hope you are having a good weekend..

Lois said...

Such a wonderful event. Thanks for posting about it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is an impressive event and a fine young man. Sounds like you're going on a trip -- have fun!!!

Stewart M said...

Bird races are good fun - I used to do one on New Years Day! Crazy.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

NatureFootstep said...

awesome beach photos. I guess you enjoyed it a lot :)

Karen S. said...

Good morning, Eileen. What a wonderful project, it's so great to see young ones interested in birding, and nature and the life of it all! Good for you, enjoy. What a nice looking young man too!

Yael said...

Hi, I'm new here. I wanted to share some of my posts about my cats. Sorry I posted from my garden blog by mistake.
Yael from PlayingInCatnip .com

Sussi said...

great project!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the birds and the lighthouse. So beautiful !
Best, Synnöve

Linda Gross said...

Sounds like a great event.

Lea said...

That is a beautiful photo of the lighthouse and Egret! Lovely reflections in the water.
I was sorry to miss Saturday's Critters last week, but I did have a very enjoyable time at the Camp Bluebird retreat.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Wandering Wren said...

Sure is an amazing collection of gulls here, I like the laughing gulls best as they are jolly. Sorry couldn't resist this Eileen :) Hope you have a lovely week.
Wren x

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