Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 207

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!

Happy Birthday to me! I hope you will join in with your critters and celebrate my birthday with me. I am sharing more photos from our week at my sister's place. We walked on the beach just about every day. Below are some Sanderlings foraging for food in the surf.



Below are three different bird species, from left to right are the Black-bellied Plover, Willet and a Ruddy Turnstone.


The Ruddy Turnstones can usually be found near the rock jetty.


Not the clearest shot, but I zoomed in on the juvenile Black-bellied Plover. It is a cute bird.





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!






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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

62 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Well Happy Birthday to you ---YAY!!!
I might not join in for Saturday as I haven't taken any critter shots in the last few days.
MB

Nancy Chan said...

Yes, I can see the cute bird. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a beautiful weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Eileenand I hope you have wonderful day. I love, like you waking on the beach and these waders are allways lovely to see. Thanks for hosting,

NatureFootstep said...

Happy Birhday Eileen. Of course we can celebrate. We can have a little party. My birthday was the 27th now. :)

Love your vaders. None left in Sweden now so I have to wait until spring before I see any again. The water is coming back so hopefully the vaders will come this way.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful critters and photos! The birds are so cute.
Happy Saturday!

✿ chica said...

Fotos e paisagens de paz, tranquilidade! Coisa boa de ver! beijos, lindo fim de semana,chica

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Beautiful images...and it looks like my kind of weather that day too.

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!
Have an extra special day, Eileen!
THanks for hosting and sharing these wonderful photos of the Sanderlings and Plovers!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love watching birds on the beach! Your photos are great. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Thank you for hosting this party each week

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That first shot is a stunner...synchronised feeding! Happy weekend. YAM xx

Tom said...

...ah, 29 again.

David Gascoigne said...

Happy birthday, Eileen. May you enjoy many more and continue to share your blog with us.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice beach birds. Happy Birthday! MaryLou is a December baby too-- she loves the Florida climate-- I say she hasn't warmed up yet!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!Happy Birthday to you 🎂!
Have a wonderful day!
I always enjoy your beautiful pictures!
Great captures of those preety birds!
Enjoy your weekend!
Dimi...

Debbie said...

happy birthday eileen, it looks like you are going to have a beautiful day to celebrate your birthday!!

beautiful pictures, i love those quick footed shore birds!!

i hope you have something special planned for your birthday!!!

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots of the plovers, Eileen! Always great to go walking on the beach.
Best wishes for a Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Happy birthday. Lovely shorebird photos.

Cloudia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, E!

Sandra said...

I sang your birthday song, you can be thankful for the gift of the fact you can't here me... happy birthday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet friend! Walking on the beach is my FAVORITE way to spend a birthday. I thought it was really 'wild' to walk barefoot on the beach in January when we first moved here. Enjoy your special day! Birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

Phil Slade said...

Happy Birthday Eileen. You are so dedicated by blogging on your birthday. Love those Sanderlings feeding in unison. Thanks for the link-up today.

Now go and have a sit down, put your feet up and pouryourself a drink. Cheeers!

Sussi said...

sea and birds look so magical!

Red said...

Happy birthday Eileen. Have a great day. Keep on showing us critters.

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to you, Eileen and wonderful shore photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The Furry Gnome said...

Love that first picture of the Sanderlings!

A Colorful World said...

Happy Birthday Eileen! Hope it's special! Lovely shorebird photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous picture of a Plover, have a beautiful weekend Eileen.

Linda W. said...

Happy birthday! Have fun at your sister's.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. Such sweet boids

Al said...

Very pretty birds today.

Ela said...

Happy Birhday, Eileen !!
As always, I admire your pictures !!
Have a happy weekend !

italiafinlandia said...

Happy Birthday, Eileen... and lots of good luck for all!

ellen b. said...

A very Happy Birthday to you dear Eileen! May you have a wonderful new year! Love all sea birds.

RedPat said...

Happy Birthday, Eileen! I love your shore bird pics!

happyone said...

Nice pictures of the birds and a very Happy Birthday to you. : )

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday Eileen...Hope it was a good day..Great picture of the Sanderlings..I hope you are enjoying your weekend..

The Yum List said...

Lovely photos Eileen.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday! These pictures remind me of the Pixar short with the baby plover - have you seen it? SOOOO cute, just like your pictures! Thanks for hosting, especially on your birthday!

Linda said...

Nice shots! And happy birthday!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

As always, I found your post most pleasurable. Thank you kindly for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Eileen, love, love, love that first photo of them with their beaks in the sand.....brought to mind the saying "there are in up to their eyeballs." LOL I love it! Have a beautiful day.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Eileen . . .
I enjoyed the beach walk with you birthday girl!

Wandering Wren said...

A walk on the beach every day would be a lovely birthday treat - I hope you had a fabulous birthday Eileen! I wonder if your black-bellied Plovers are like our Hooded Plovers that lay their eggs in the sand? This was the reason that dogs got banned on our Ocean beach to try and protect the birds?! if so, your juvenile obviously did well to survive!
Wren x

ann said...

Happy Birthday. We are kindred spirits, both having December birthdays. Mine is the 20th. Love the beach photos. Lucky you to walk the beach every day. Such subtle, peaceful colors, too.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Wonderful collection of our feathered friends who love water.
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

William Kendall said...

A wonderful mix of birds!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei.
Um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I LOVE that first photo, Eileen...it is beautiful!...:)JP

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Belated birthday wishes Eileen and I love you Sanderlings photos.
Have a wonderful new week :)

Ashley said...

ooooh, such lovely photos! thank you for sharing! <3

Giga said...

I was a little late with wishes, but all the best with the birthday. Cute photos from the walk. I am fortunate at home, after successful surgery, according to doctors. It was painful, but now it's better and I train a lot to make it better. Thank you that your thoughts were with me. Regards.

Laura. M said...

Cute photos. In the first they are all very busy eating :))
Te deseo muy buena semana Eileen.
Besos.

Mildred said...

Happy belated birthday dear Eileen. You share my mom's bdy. I enjoyed your photos so much and I hope your day was special from beginning to end. xoxo

Rose said...

I love that close-up of the Black-bellied plover, and would have so enjoyed all those birds.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Happy Birthday to you! I enjoyed your photos from the beach and have linked up to share some of mine. Yes, I got a couple of critters in! :-) Thank you for hosting and sharing and Happy Birthday again! Have a happy week ahead and best regards to you from Seattle! John

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Happy Birthday! Loved the shots of all the shore birds. Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Belated "Happy Birthday!" from me♧♧♧ Hope you had a great day, Dear friend. Oh,How wonderful to walk on the beach almost every day; what is more with your sister♪  When I first glanced pictures of this post, all of them looked sandpipers ;-) They are all LOVELY ♫♫♫ I am feeling sad that not many winter birds visit here in my area yet, just Bramblings (^^;)
Have a wonderful year end season and Thank you so much for hosting.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Suzanne Prickett said...

Beautiful beach photos! The sanderlings and other birds are wonderful. How nice it is to spend time with your sister. My son, grandson and I went to Kansas for Thanksgiving, and spent a few days with my sister, mother and niece! I cherish the times I get to see them. Happy Birthday, Eileen and have a great week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes Eileen.

Always enjoy seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Birthday Eileen!
Hope you had a great day. Really nice photos!

Mia said...

Happy Birthday, Eileen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maggee said...

Happy Belated Birthday! So sorry I missed this post (and a LOT more!)...I am playing catch up as happens to me! but... wouldn't you know it... I finally saw a Ruddy Turnstone recently, my First! Then, within days, I spotted another! Eventually I shall get to blogging/catching up, and show them! Love those orange legs!! Thanks for sharing!

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