Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 185

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

On  June 1, hubby and I decided to visit the Baltimore Zoo, years ago we were members and went often. We walked 3.7 miles, it seemed like more because of the hills. We arrived in time to see the African Penguins being fed. They are numbered with tags, this way they make sure every Penguin is fed.





The zoo has a very nice Prairie Dog exhibit. There were some cute little baby Prairie Dogs.




I believe these are all birds seen in Africa, the Black-crowned Crane, Blue-bellied Roller, Von de Decken Hornbill, Saddle-billed Stork.




Below are images from the Africa exhibit, sharing the Elephant, Giraffes, Tortoise and Rhino. The giraffe laying down is the newest addition named Willow and is now 3 months old.


The children's zoo has a barn and various buildings that hold the farm animals like sheep, a hog, the donkeys, alpacas and some chickens.


For Toms Barn Collective, a barn at the Baltimore Zoo, the children's section.


Some of our native North American birds, Black-crowned Night herons, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Ruddy Ducks, Wood Duck, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Crane, Little Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Herons on nest.


Here is the linky


I hope you enjoyed my Baltimore Zoo critters and birds.
I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!



Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.
Another linky party is Tom's Barn Collective. Thanks to Tom for hosting.
Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!


72 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Love these photos at the zoo Eileen. Happy weekend to you :)

Nancy Chan said...

I enjoyed touring the zoo with you. Love to see all the cute critters, big and small. I have not been to a zoo for a long, long time. Have a beautiful weekend, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

It was many years since I visited a zoo. Loved to see the penguins. :)

Have a goegeous week ahead.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow you have plethora of animals and birds for us to enjoy
\Have a happy weekend
MB

doodles n daydreams said...

Great critter pics as usual Eileen. I always enjoy seeing them. Enjoy your weekend.

Diana

Mildred said...

Thank you for hosting, Eileen. These are fun photos from the zoo. I adore the prairie dog!
Wishing you a wonderful July 4th.

Mosura said...

Nice penguins. We have wild penguins along the coast here but they are usually only active at night so it's hard to film them.

Margaret Adamson said...

SNAP Eileen We aare both featuring Zoo's today so it was wonderful to see all the critters you saw. lovely shots and collages. Thanks for hosting so have a wonderful weekend.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
This is great!! Amazing shots.
Wonderful all these animals and so funny that prairie dog.

Greetings, Marco

Gordon said...

Great set of photos Eileen, love the Penguins, it must be some size zoo.
Take care, Goprdon.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) What a delightful post you share today. I am spellbound by all the lovely critter photos. I Love your baby Prairie Dog capture and all the birds seen in Africa, especially the Black-crowned Crane, and the Saddle-billed Stork,...it even has a little red heart on it's breast,..how cool is that!! Great shots of your north American birds, the African and farm critters and the cute penguins. Stupendous, all of them!:)

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful collages made you.
All perfectly photographed.
Best regards, Irma

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
Oh yes that is quite the eclectic range of critters this week! Happy Holiday W/End to you and hubby!!! YAM xx

Charlene N.K. said...

Thanks again for sharing these wonderful critters that you've captured, especially the birds that I like most. Thanks too for another week of hosting! Best regards!

Lea said...

A trip to the zoo! Fun!
Have a great week-end!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good morning Eileen! Wonderful elephant photos, and penguins have long been a favorite. The new England Aquarium in Boston also has a great penguin exhibit. That's another place I'd like to visit again. Sorry my link has so much Door County before getting to the critters. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen
Quite collection if lovely birds and critters at this zoo!
thanks for sharing them with us :)
Keep well and enjoy your weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You got your exercise at the zoo. The Africa exhibit was particularly interesting.

Debbie said...

i am so in love with those penguins and the alpaca too - which i noticed immediately. a fun day, awesome captures!!!

happy saturday eileen, many thanks for hosting all us critter lovers!!!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I loved the Prairie dog. And I love all the other critters. I recognize the African ones. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

Carol Blackburn said...

Good day Eileen,
Always great to see zoo photos. Those penguins can put a smile on my face all the time. Maybe I need a trip to a zoo. Haven't been to one in ages. Enjoy your day!

Phil Slade said...

A nice set of photos Eleeen. It would be good to see all of these birds and animals in the wild but of course that is not possible for most people. Zoos are good educational tools.

Have a lovely week ahead.

Nick V. said...

Baltimore has a wonderful zoo and you have taken some great shots of the critters, Eileen! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Carol Mattingly said...

I love all of these animal antics photos. Fantastic. Carol

happyone said...

Not really a big fan of zoos but I did enjoy seeing all the animals. My favorites are from the Africa exhibit.

Sussi said...

Love the photos!

GreenComotion said...

Happy 4th of July Weekend to you, Eileen!

The critters in this post are all adorable.
It is not often that one sees a Prairie Dog on a post.
Loved it!

Thanks for hosting.
Peace :)

Linda said...

What a fantastic time, Eileen, so much to see, and you captured everything beautifully! Gorgeous series! Happy weekend to you!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful critter photos! Lovely indeed.

Happy weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful critters. Very nice variety.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos and animals! The baby praerie dog is so cute.

Happy Weekend!

A Colorful World said...

When there's a good zoo, with adequate habitat, I love to visit! This looks like a good one! I always enjoy the prairie dogs so much, and the elephants...and all the animals! :-) Great post, Eileen. Hope you are doing great this summer!

Mary Cromer said...

Thank you for the trip to your local Zoo. It looks like you had an enjoyable time and the birds and other critters are wonderful. The baby Prairie Dog is way too sweet and they remind me a little bit of our Groundhogs down the lane. Happy Fourth of July weekend, stay safe and thank you for all that you do~

RedPat said...

I particularly like the baby Prairie Dogs, Eileen! I've got a pic lined up for next Saturday! ;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful way to see lots of neat critters...and get your exercise too! It's been a long time since we went to the zoo. Makes me want to go! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Fantastic photos!

Happy weekend!:)

xxBasia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks like a good zoo -- very natural. Thank you so much for hosting.

Grantham Lynn said...

I love the zoo! Thanks for sharing this and thanks for hosting!
Have a great party.
Did you know I have one? Over at
http://www.ourholidayjourney. Because everyday can be a holiday. Feel free to link your party and your daily posts! There's a giveaway too. Come over and link we love parties!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I love zoos!! Great place to walk and get a gentle work-out! That stork steals the show...how unusual. New one on me too.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen, they are tremendous.

✿ chica said...

Lindas e tão diferentes fotos!Adorei! bjs, tudo de bom,chica Vale ver e rever!

Sandra said...

I have never seen a penquin and only seen one prairie dog, at Jungle gardens. they sure have a lot of interesting critters at this zoo

Our photos said...

That is a nice zoo! I love the prairie dogs !

D. Kissinger said...

Looks like Baltimore has a lovely zoo.

We haven't been to Jacksonville Zoo yet. I think we will probably wait until the weather cools off a bit.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Love those cute little prairie dogs the most though it was so hot here yesterday I would have dearly loved to be IN there with the penguins.

Klara S said...

I enjoyed your collection of great pictures very much! Thank you for hosting.

Linda W. said...

Love the penguins! I always see Prairie dogs when I'm visiting family in South Dakota.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful animal photography ~ love the penguins ~ DO NOT like zoos ~ sorry ~

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog ~ ^_^

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for this tour of the zoo with you.
Blessed be the days ahead.

Merlesworld said...

From cute to huge all great photos.
Merle..........

ellen b said...

Great critters at the zoo! It's been awhile since I've visited the zoo but I see a zoo day in the future. Happy long 4th weekend to you!

rupam sarma said...

Loved the post. Thanks for sharing lovely pics.
Greetings

David Gascoigne said...

A great day at the zoo to be sure. I would have particularly enjoyed the penguin exhibit. I have very fond memories of time spent with African Penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa nine years ago. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Rose said...

Those penquins are just so, so cute, and I love the prairie dogs..

Amy Franks said...

oh Penguins! love them! when we lived up north we sometimes saw little blue NZ ones swimming in the surf.

The Yum List said...

Now these a different batch of creatures. Fun!

Ela said...

I love your photos at the zoo, Eileen !!
How nice to see all these exotic critters !!
Happy weekend !

Jeevan said...

Absolutely wonderful capture on the various birds and animals! I am sure the zoo authorities taking care of their needs well. The prairies dogs look cute and should be fun watching them… really great collection of photos from the zoo.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I enjoyed walking around the zoo with you this morning. The prairie dogs are adorable. Have a blessed Sunday!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the penguin and all the other animals. So beautiful and amazing !
Have a great Sunday, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Nick V. said...

Another couple of Australian birds for you, Eileen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely. Prairie Dogs...America's Meerkats

Jenn Jilks said...

It's felt like a zoo here, so much going on. But no new animal posts. I have an update on my robins, though!

Lynne said...

Sounds like an exercise jaunt to me!
3 1/2 miles . . . , how many hours?
Quite a large collection and variety!

Nora said...

wonderful Eileen, I love all the photos, I felt like I was there with you.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I'm late getting to visit with you, holiday company from Colorado, but want to wish you a happy week ahead and thank you for joining us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin', Eileen.

Jeanna said...

That's a lot of walking but certainly looks worth it from your photos. That prairie dog shot is a really good one, you can see the detail in its fur. I almost went to the zoo today but too hot and drove right past it to lounge around the square to be a lazy photographer.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hope you had a good visit at zoo.
Coffee is on

ellen b said...

The setting for that barn is so nice, Eileen. That's a nice addition to a zoo! Beautiful birds, too. Love the collage.

Lowcarb team member said...

I've always liked penguins.
Lovely mix of critters in your post.

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots! It's been a long while since I've been to a zoo.

Karen S. said...

Good evening Eileen, I love all of these critters, and the penguins are always the sweetest to watch. Our Minnesota Zoo has some really enjoyable ones and children and adults crowd around them all day long. It's time for me to get back to our Zoo again. Thanks for sharing such a fun day out.