Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 189

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!


These are some images of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron rookery In Baltimore. After our zoo visit we stopped by for a quick visit to see the herons and nest. We could see three heron's nest just from one spot from the bridge above.


The chicks are what I call an ugly cute. Fuzzy looking feathers and big beaks.








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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

77 comments:

A Colorful World said...

The fuzzy chicks are so adorable! Awesome shots, Eileen!

rupam sarma said...

Loved the post and beautiful photos.
Have a nice weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

If I were there, I will be very excited to see the cute chicks and their mama. The mama bird has beautiful feathers. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and also thanks for hosting. Have a beautiful day, Eileen!

diane b said...

Fab shots of the chicks.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! Yes, they was uglycute :)

Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Tom said...

...what wonderful shots.

Gordon said...

Morning Eileen, great shots of the Herons and their nests, you certainly get around,
Have a good weekend ,Gordon.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
How wonderful to be able to see the chicks so clearly! Hope your weekend is looking good... YAM xx

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Wonderful pics of the chicks - babies only a mother could love!!!
Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

✿ chica said...

Encantadoras tuas fotos! Belos registros! Adorei! Lindo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Well I think you will get lots of comments today about those cute and fuzzy chicks. Who would believe how they soon grow into those beautiful night herons?

Thanks for the link-up today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) The chicks made me smile with their cute mop hair do!:) I see that one of the parents is taking advantage of the chicks being asleep to have a cat nap also. Lovely captures Eileen, and thank you so much for hosting.:)

Sandra said...

those ugly/cute chicks are so adorable.. sure can't tell what they will look like without the parents to show us

Sandi said...

How on Earth did you get these shots? I think you must be a bird yourself... ;-)

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

The chicks are adorable!!!!!!

Lea said...

Wonderful photos of the Heron!
Have a great week-end!

Connie Smiley said...

Oh, such cute little fluff balls! Hope you have a great weekend, Eileen!

rainfield61 said...

I love the name ugly cute.

:-)

Karen said...

Amazing shot of the cute chicks!

Jenn Jilks said...

You are right, ugly cute!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Great photos of the heron nests from a higher vantage point. Those in our local south Florida rookery nest at about eye level or slightly above, so it is difficult to see the nest contents.

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the heron’s nest and they are a beauty transformation of difference!

ann said...

I love that: Cute Ugly. A face only a mother could love. If you remember (but probably don't) we had a rare green heron visit our water garden last summer, helping himself the gold fish. Thankfully he did not return. I always enjoy your photos. A trip the the Texas hill country is worth the trip to just to listen and to see the beautiful song birds. The painted buntings were much easier to photograph because they weren't as easily spooked as the cardinals, for example.

Cranberry Morning said...

Ugly cute is right. These are wonderful shots, Eileen. Thank you for the opportunity to link up

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Look at those fuzzy chicks! ahhhh....hubby and I both love them! Happy Saturday my friend! Hugs!

Cloudia said...

Oh! You caught the chicks, Eileen! Wow

Nick V. said...

Delightful photos, Eileen! Thanks for hosting and have a great new week.

Jeanie said...

I'm sounding redundant in my comments but boy, your bird shots are terrific!

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot, Eileen. These fuzzy chicks are just as you said---ungly cute. Thanks for sharing
MB

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of the herons ~ especially the babies in the nest ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

krishna said...

The ugly or cute whatever ,is very adorable

Linda W. said...

"Ugly cute" is a very accurate description! Thanks for sharing.

D. Kissinger said...

Bird babies ....a face only a mother could love (well, at least when they are newborns.

Great photos as always.

Sussi said...

sweet little ones:)

Al said...

Those are wonderful herons.

William Kendall said...

They grow up to be striking birds!

happyone said...

'ugly cute' a perfect way to describe those babies.

Missy George said...

Love the chicks..great shots! Baby birds are not the cutest babies in the universe..Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Oh, I love your Yellow-crowned Heron photos! And, yes, the chicks are ugly cute, but I'm excited to see them! Thank you for sharing this and the great nest, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie said...

awwwww, they are an ugly cute!!!! but what a wonderful sight to see - great captures!!!

i am so happy to join in today!!! many thanks for hosting!!!

RedPat said...

I love those babies, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic vision of the Heron looking at the chicks.

DIMITRA POULIOU said...

Hello Eileen !!
Great post!
Beautiful birds and lovely pictures!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Linda said...

Beautiful series, Eileen, and the chicks are adorable! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Our photos said...

Wonderful !

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of pictures of Yellow-crowned Night Heron, especially the chicks. This is a species that very seldom shows up here in Ontario, although with atmospheric warming who knows what the future holds?

Martin Kloess said...

A true family moment. Great capture.

Rose said...

Those babies are too cute for words!

Jeanna said...

Those babies somehow remind me of the early Beatles.

Joyful said...

Beautiful heron. I've never seen a baby heron before :-)

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice capture of the youngsters. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful! Love this bird!

handmade by amalia said...

I find that an ugly-cute chic is an adorable thing :-)
Amalia
xo

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful capture.
Best regards!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen what cute chicks in the heronry. Thanks for hosting this meme. I'm a little late linking but at least I linked. Have a great day. Jo

Linda Gross said...

Awesome shots!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks so much for sharing this bit of your life of birding with wonderful narration and linking in this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. As I mentioned yesterday, these little ones are so darned adorable.

Lynne said...

Amazing photo catches of the Heron mom
and the little ones with "ugly fluff."
No matter . . . little ones are usually pretty darn cute!
Happy One Eighty Nine . . .

Carol Blackburn said...

Sweet little chicks! Have a great day, Eileen.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. Chicks are very cute!

June Caedmon said...

Sweet baby pics, Eileen! They look like they're wearing little toupees, lol :) Have a wonder-filled week!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

What a neat looking bird but I admit to being partial to those ugly/cute chicks! They almost remind me of some sort of made-up creatures you'd see on a television program aimed at kids.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cute little dust bunnies

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Very beautiful birds' pictures.
The branch in the 3rd photo from the top almost looks like a big snake :)
Have a Happy Day & Week ahead!
Peace :)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Those chicks are sooo fluffy and super cute. Happy Sunday Eileen :)

Denise inVA said...

How neat to be able to see the chicks and to take these great photos. Thanks for sharing Eileen, have a great week:)

Mia said...

Beautiful pictures, Eileen. The chicks are soooooo cute!!! Kisses, my friend.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Great shots of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron rookery! Have to agree with your thought that the chicks are an ugly cute. :-) Good way to put it! Another fine Saturday’s Critters! Thanks, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog as well. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

indah nuria Savitri said...

fuzzy chicks and super cute for sure..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

it is so special to find a rookery! And night herons are wonderful. Those chicks kind of do look like they need to grow into their feet and feathers don't they? Lovely find -- thank you for sharing and for hosting, as always!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

so cute this nest

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Eileen! I love those little fuzz balls...

Blogoratti said...

Really beautiful to look at, and wonderful photos!

Mary Cromer said...

Howe Precious, so so very sweet~

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
A beautiful heron shows you.
I understand that you do not only share the animals but also flowers etc ??
Then I could share several psots on the Saturday :-)
Greetings, Helma

Lowcarb team member said...

So wonderful to see the fuzzy chicks.

My good wishes for a happy and healthy month of August.

All the best Jan

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos.

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