Saturday's Critters #179

Saturday's Critters #179


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.


For those who did not see my last post , we returned home from our visit to Washington State for two weeks only to find out my desktop computer is messed up. The auto update from Windows 10 did not work well. I have been using my mini iPad to comment and visit blogs for now. But, it is taking longer. So I will be visiting, it may just take me longer until I have my desktop back.
Luckily this post was scheduled, I am sharing some more of my favorite sights from the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland Florida. I hope you enjoy my photos. 

Come for a walk on the trails with me and this Great Blue Heron.





The light is shining just right to catch the pretty colors on this Purple Gallinule.



I believe this is a female Anhinga showing off her pretty feathers.



The Great Blue Herons do like to pose for the cameras.



The Green Heron does not mind striking a pose.


A pretty female Hooded Merganser and her reflection.


This female Painted Bunting was a little shy and tried hiding in the brush along the trail. Can you see her, she is bright green in color?


This is the cool looking Turquoise Long-tailed Skipper seen on the Alligator Alley trail.


Lake Hancock can be seen from walking the trail called Alligator Alley. On this day we saw a group of Brown Pelicans with some Cormorants.








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 Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Comments

GreenComotion said…
Absolutely breathtaking photos in this series, Eileen.
The winner is the Hooded Merganser :)
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)
Linda said…
Beautiful series, Eileen! I have never seen an Anhinga, nor a hooded Merganser...except in photos! They are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Wow - what amazing photos - so many wonderful birds. Of course the herons always catch my attention - but the pelicans and cormorants were spectacular - what a sight. Happy weekend.
Nancy J said…
The reflection, that is one to print and frame, superb!!! As are all the others too, but for me, this is definitely #1 today.
Sussi said…
beautiful birds!
NatureFootstep said…
love your Hooded female image. A gorgeous shot! And love the skipper and everyone else.
Sorry to hear about the W10 issue. My computer broke down last october beacuse of W10 update. I´m only back to something like "normal" today. But I will NEVER again save any images or anything else on my computer. I save it all on an external portable storage. I would too if I were you. That way I don´t loose anything when things go wrong.
I hate W10 as they treat you like they own you. And there is no way to turn them off. There is one update they want to do that they actually ask me to do. So, every day I have to click "ask me next time"!

Hope your issue is not to severe and will be solved shortly.
Super shots. Love the Long Tailed Skipper. And I do like the very last picture.
Have a nice weekend
MB
jandi said…
Morning Eileen, beautiful birds and next! Have a beautiful day!
Sorry to hear about your compter issues. it can be a pain but these photographs are ALL wonerful Eileen. What a wonderful trip tht was and one I would love to take. Thanks for hosting and have a happy weekend.
Daniela said…
You've such a special link with every critter living in your so wonderful world, darling Eileen, your images always make me dream !

Wishing you a lovely Saturday and Sunday ahead,
I'm sending blessings to you

XOXO Dany
Hello,

Pretty photos! The Herons is so beautiful.

Happy Weekend!
Tom said…
...what a great collection, Eileen.
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) Wow! The light in your shots makes every one of the critters stand out in all their finery. Love that first shot of the colourful Purple Gallinule, and also the Turquoise long-tailed Skipper, and your second shot of the Anhinga is fabulous. The Blue Heron looks more blue than I think I have ever seen, and the colours of the Green Heron are really beautiful. Lovely shot of the Hooded Merganser, with it's reflection in the blue water. A post packed with delightful images. Thank you hosting Eileen, and I sincerely hope your desktop computer, is soon up and running.:)
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Always a joy seeing through your lens, Eileen - but that ahinga shot is my top choice today!!! Happy weekend. YAM xx
✿ chica said…
Que lindas fotos e todos fizeram belas poses pra teus cliques! Valeu! Lindo fim de semana! bjs, chica
Crissi said…
Superb pictures!!👍
Happy weekend
💚Hug Crissi
Thank you for hosting this great party! It's been a while since I've had a post to share. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

I co-host a couple of link parties myself each week. If you have time, I'd love for you to join the fun at my place. No pressure, of course! ;-)
rupam sarma said…
Hello, Nice post and pics.
Greetings from India
Nice views of the wildlife! The hooded Mergansers were much more common than usual in south Florida this past spring. I was lucky to see one on our local wetlands. Good luck with yout computer. I find it next to impossible to work on my blog or even make comments on my iPhone.
Lea said…
Green Herons! I have seen two; I would love to see one again
Have a wonderful week-end!
Oh My that skipper is amazing. Happy Day.
photodoug said…
Eileen, nice capture of the Turquoise Long-tailed Skipper. Thanks for sharing.
Jo said…
Hello Eileen, I have critters and family mixed in this post. thanks for hosting. Greetings Jo
Denise inVA said…
Your Florida birds are incredible Eileen. Thank yo for sharing them and have a great weekend :)
Denise inVA said…
Forgot to say the skipper is gorgeous also :)
awwww, all nice shots. Kudos
Kate said…
Always am impressed by your photos, esp enjoy the birds!
The female hooded merganser is wonderful, and I really had to look to see the bunting. Have a lovely weekend.
What beautiful creatures Eileen. You always take such great shots! Happy Saturday to you and have a great week ahead.
Andrea
Nick V. said…
Love those bird photos, Eileen, and the blue heron is my fave.
Thanks for hosting/
Lynne said…
Wonderful Hooded Merganser reflection picture . . .
You are sooooo good . . .
Awesome shots, Eileen! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!
carol l mckenna said…
Wonderful variety of our 'feathered friends' ~ great shots, Eileen ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^
Maggee said…
Hello! Been away quite some time, and trying to now catch up on reading AND posting! (I linked up here) I have missed your posts, and will be going back and seeing all the wonderful birds you have shared! Hugs!
Sandra said…
they are all awesome shots, but then they always are. I LOVE.. the anhinga and the heron below and the reflection Merganser. those 3 are truly special
Gorgeous Anhinga and Great Blue! Lovely shots of all.
June Caedmon said…
Wonderful captures, Eileen! Your painted bunting shot helped me with an ID on a bird I saw yesterday - I think it was a female or juvenile painted bunting! Thanks! Have a wonder-filled weekend!
Phil Slade said…
Hello Eileen. Bad luck with Windows 10. I've heard of other having similar problems. You Great Blue herons do like to pose. I've noticed that. maybe the Green Herons too? Its good to see a female Hooded Merganser as I reckon most people, me included, would alwayus try and photograph the male. Thanks for the chance to join in today and Good Luck with that PC.
William Kendall said…
We get herons up here from spring through fall, but others here we definitely do not see. Excellent shots!
Charlene N.K. said…
Amazing shots again! The critters' colors are so attractive.
Thanks again for visiting my blog, for the comment and for sharing it. Happy Saturday too!
Nancy Chan said…
So sorry about your computer. Hope it will be back to normal soon. Beautiful critters. I like the pretty female Hooded Merganser and her reflection. A great shot. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful day, Eileen!
Mildred said…
Hi Eileen, These are the prettiest pictures. I love the reflection shot. Hope you enjoy your afternoon.
Jeevan said…
Lovely series and variety of species... excellent capture from this bird paradise! Love the cleansing Anhinga
Carol W. said…
I lived in Florida for 2 years & always loved to watch the herons & pelicans. But, seagulls are my favorite. Thanks for sharing! God bless you!
Christine said…
Hello Eileen what a super selection of beautiful photos of the birds you captured on camera!
I really admire the moth & it's gorgeous colouring.
Lovely photos & thanks for hosting!
Sandi said…
Eileen, how do you get these shots? They are just magnificent!

Bob Bushell said…
Fantastic array of water birds, they are the best.
Gina145 said…
What lovely photos. I wish we had such beautiful wild birds around here.
Frank Boxell said…
Hi Eileen. Another wonderful selection of images.
Martin Kloess said…
Amazing collection of photos. Thank you for this moment of marvel.
Rose said…
It is wonderful to see a post full of wonderful bird photos...I love all of these.

And don't feel bad if you don't get my blog visited all the time with your computer acting up. You are always so kind to visit when I am all over the place with visiting...
Dee said…
Love the Hooded Merganser and her fancy "do". She's lovely.
I hope you had a good trip! I'm so sorry you're having computer problems. I'm learning Windows 10 right now. The updates are a pain! Hugs!
Linda W. said…
Great photos, especially of the herons. Hope you get your computer working again soon.
krishna said…
So many beautiful birds.. the Purple Gallinule is so colorful and gorgeous..
Linda said…
Beautiful birds! The anhinga looks like a bit of a show-off.
The Yum List said…
The second photo looks as though the bird has his war paint on. ;-)
♥ Anni ♥ said…
The hooded lady merganser and the purple gallinule are exceptional images Eileen.

I do thank you so much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'...it's always a pleasure visiting!!
Cat Lover said…
Lovely photos Eileen! I do so enjoy herons, so majestic looking!
Have a good week!
Robin
Karen S. said…
Good morning Eileen, What a collection of beautiful critters, most of which I could never name! Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your nature hikes and life!
David Gascoigne said…
Great range of waterbirds in very productive habitat!
Debbie said…
the anhinga is stunning!! beautiful birds today, many thanks for hosting!!!
happyone said…
Love to see all your critter pictures.
Today my favorite is the reflection of the Hooded Merganser.
Michelle said…
Eileen, you always have the best photos of birds and this series is no exception. LOVE it!
Arroz Di Leite said…
Lindo post e as fotos magnificas. Tenha uma semana abençoada.
Bjs

Tânia Camargo
Wow...such beautiful birds and captured perfectly though the lens. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!
Missy George said…
Love the picture of the Merganser..Cute skipper as well...Have a good week..
lovely photos! The stately heron in the first photo is wonderful and I love the colours in the gallinue
Marvelous photos of the different heron, Eileen.
Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters.
Have a great new week ahead.
Best, Synnöve
Wonderful birds and memories! I'm scared to death about what might happen when I get that automatic update. Crud I wish they wouldn't do that to us. Hope you get yours fixed soon.
Christina said…
Dear Eileen, Unfortunately my link went wrong so I entered it again, this time it was correct. I don´t know if you cant remove the first faulty one but please do if you can. Thank you very much for hosting the meme. I wish you a wonderful week!
Christina in Sweden
These are lovely photo's Eileen.
Hope your computer problems are fixed soon!

All the best Jan

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