Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 209

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!

I am sharing various birds, like the  Brown Pelican, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret and a Great Blue Heron seen during our Sunset Beach visit back in November. These were all seen in a little park called Sunset Beach Park, it had a little trail and some fishing piers we could walk out on.

Brown Pelican resting on a dock. Snooze time, it was a chilly morning too.


A Snowy Egret on the hunt for food.


Three's a crowd, Great Egrets.


The Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron.


I always enjoy seeing the egrets and herons.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.





I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and thanks in advance for all the wonderful comments!



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

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a chubby pelican!!!! He's hunkered down!

Small City Scenes said...

I enjoy seeing the Herons but I don't think I have ever seen a Egret
MB

The Yum List said...

Oh, that first bird has so much character!

Nancy J said...

The little Brown Pelican is my pick for today, fluffy, soft, almost cuddly,and pensive as he contemplates his day.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Eileen for sharing the heron and egrets - they are always my favorite.
Joy

Tom said...

...lovely water birds!

NatureFootstep said...

Loved to see the Brown Pelican. It does look a bit chilly.


Seeing the egrets in a distance is a little like seeing the swans. The difference is the lenght of the necks and the swans are heavier :)

I was at the lake yesterday in bad weather. There are still lots of greylag geese and swans on the lake. But too far out where there are still open water.

Strange about the geeze. They should not be here now. They should be in the south and come back in march. If this continoue they will be here att year round. I just don´t know where they feed :(

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice series of photos, I really like the Egret.
Best regards, Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

love that Pelican Eileen Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! The Snowy Egret is so beautiful, and your photo is so great with the reflection.

Happy Saturday!

Charlene N.K. said...

What beautiful critters these are! I'm fascinated with that brown pelican. It's quite a beauty.
Thanks for this week's hosting again. Have a great weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love that pelican! I think it could illustrate the cover of a child's book--First line: "There once was a pelican named "Puffy..."

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, I just love coming across a heron in a little pond around here when driving on the back roads. I regrets there are not egrets though. LOL

David Gascoigne said...

When I see shots like this it always makes me wish I lived nearer to the coast.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! These are wonderful especially the brown pelican snoozing but the Great egrets are amazing to see!
Thanks so much for hosting!
Enjoy your weekend!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow! Great post!
Gorgeous pictures!
Love the pelican shot!
The Snow Egret is so beautiful!
Great captures!
Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what an amazing picture of the Brown Pelican. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful pic of pelican.
Nice post. Greetings.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. And thank you so much for hosting this link-up again. Oh that Pelican! Such a fabulous bird but one that I can see only if I visit the zoo or travel a long distance east or west. Guess I'll have to wait a while. At least I can see some egrets.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Herons are such elegant critters. Pelicans, not so much, but I do love their character! Happy weekend to you Eileen. YAM xx

Linda G. said...

Love seeing all these bird critters. We have seen four deer crossing through our yard. We have seen evidence of them at our bird feeders, but haven’t seen them there. I haven’t been able to get a decent picture of the deer because it is getting dark or dark, when we see them.

Karen Lakis said...

Wow! I'm pretty sure we don't see pelicans up here - thanks! Have a nice weekend!

Brian King said...

No shortage of egrets there. The pelican looks comedic! Beautiful photos!

Gayle said...

The pelican wins hands down today. Happy Day.

Jeanie said...

I miss seeing my Harry Heron, so keep up the bird pix and wonderful waterbirds!

Betty Crow said...

Lots of egrets in that shot. Love the brown pelican. Thanks for hosting and Happy Saturday!

Nick V. said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen! The pelican is great!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That pelican looks so funny....like, where's my winter coat? heehee! Beautiful! Enjoy your weekend! Holiday hugs!

Cherish happy moments said...

Love the pictures

Debbie said...

all favorites of mine!! well, i don't see pelicans, of course, but if i did, those would be a favorite too.

great captures eileen, looks like a great spot for viewing the bigger birds that we love!!!

we got about 2 inches of show and it looks beautiful, did you get any??

thanks for hosting eileen, have a great weekend!!

ellen b. said...

Love that shot of the brown Pelican. Fabulous.

Sondra said...

Saturday is the perfect day for Critter looking! Egrets and herons are especially fun to watch as they stalk prey. I will have to try and participate in this meme, a great way to share.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photography of nature's wonderful birds ~ Can see how the Pelican is keeping warm ~ neat!

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

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen...

photodoug said...

Eileen, great capture of the snoozing Brown Pelican. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Chan said...

The pelican enjoying a nap after a good meal. Cool weather great for bird watching. Have a great weekend!

Al said...

Nice bird shots - that pelican is really special.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Those critters are fun to watch. Wish I was there with ya

Sandra said...

Pelicans are my favorite birds and this one sure looks chilly but oh so cute

Shannon W. said...

Bird watching is so relaxing. I envy their gracefulness.

Lea said...

Love the snoozing Pelican!
Have a wonderful week-end!

A Colorful World said...

I love that first photo! Hope you are having a great weekend!

italiafinlandia said...

As always, interesting shots of many animals. The pelican is particularly attractive!
Have a nice 3rd Advent Sunday!

happyone said...

Nice collection of critters. Favorite is number 1.

Bob Bushell said...

Awesome birds, the Pelican is the best, thanks Eileen.

Nora said...

I love the Pelican! Thanks so much for hosting and also for your kind comments and for your reliability as the blog world is slowing becoming unreliable now. The memes we all started with years ago are slowly leaving or moving away. It is time for us to figure out a new way to keep our groups of reliable bloggers together as there is a transition happening in nature blogging. I hope the link ups remain and I do not have enough knowledge to know how to keep this lovely nature group together. I have moved mostly over to my Island Rambles Facebook Page.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the brown pelican !

RedPat said...

I love the puffed up pelican, Eileen!

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, All of the photos are fun but I love the first one! Have a great rest of the weekend.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

While the Egrets are a favorite of mine too, Eileen, that Pelican has me hook, line, and sinker!!!...:)JP

The Furry Gnome said...

How do you find so many places to see egrets, let alone a pelican!

krishna said...

The pelican is so cute.. it made itself a round ball.. :D

Rose said...

I would love to know how many bird pics you have! The number must be enormous...probably more than I have of barns...LOL

Love that Brown Pelican...

Enjoy your photos a lot.

Wandering Wren said...

That Pelican! Love him :)
Have a happy Week and a Merry Christmas Eileen!
Wren x

Sussi said...

the pelican looks very sleepy:) Great birds and photos!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes e belas fotografias.
Um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

rainfield61 said...

Handsome pelican.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to see all the birds, the pelican looks amazing,

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Eileen: Thanks so much for sharing your birds this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' ....and, I'd like to take this time to wish you & your family a blessed holiday season!

William Kendall said...

The pelican looks quite relaxed!

Sandra said...

Lindas imagens. Feliz Natal.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs again.
I love the look of the pelican.

All the best Jan

Regine Karpel said...

Nice.

Mia said...

Merry Christmas, Eileen!!!!!!

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