Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday's Critters #218

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures  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  our most recent photos from when Hubby and  I visited Bombay Hook NWR. We made a short trip to the shore, hoping to see the Snowy Owl and just a getaway. So below are scenes and the some of the birds we saw at Bombay Hook NWR.

Tundra Swans



American Black Duck



Canada Geese



Tundra Swans



Various waterfowl, Canada Geese and Northern Pintail 



A pair of Northern Shoveler



Various waterfowl, Tundra Swans, Canada Geese and Northern Pintail 



A large flock of Snow Geese



Bufflehead ducks



Great Blue Heron



I believe this is the Red-tailed Hawk



I hope you enjoyed this visit to Bombay Hook NWR, it is one of my favorite wildlife refuges to visit. There is always something to see there.

I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this post and for my previous post! 







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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

77 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Glorious photos - any one of them could have been taken here in NW Washington state - it is fun to see similar birds and landscape in other parts of the country. Hope you are enjoying your time off. Happy weekend.

Tom said...

...I like the last two!

rupam sarma said...

Welcome back , Beautiful photos.
Happy Weekend.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love all the colours in these shots today, particularly with the reed grasses as a backdrop to the elegance of the birds. Happy Saturday. YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

A wonderful and fruitful trip with so many birds/ducks sightings at Bombay Hook NWR. All were enjoying the water except the red tailed hawk up on the tree. It looks like something had got its attention! Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely selection os birds Eillen on yout trip out and you may not have seen the Snowy Owl but you did see a lot of Snow Geese. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

Looks like spring has arrived. How wonderful. But I think it will take a month more before we see the migrating birds. Waiting for the ducks heading up north :)

✿ chica said...

Que bom ver as tuas fotos lindas! Sempre belezas aqui! Bom te ver voltando! beijos, tudo de bom,lindo fim de semana! chica

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a great walk you had with your husband!
And such a great collection of beautiful birds!
Amazing pictures and captures of the Canada Gees flock ,the preety swans and the Hawk!
Sorry you didn’t saw the Snowy Owl!Maybe next time!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Lea said...

A great variety of birds!
Have a wonderful weekend!

David Gascoigne said...

You obviously had a very rewarding day for waterfowl. In about another month those Tundra Swans will be arriving here in massive numbers as they wend their way to their Arctic breeding grounds. It is one of the great spectacles of nature to see them arrive in their thousands.

Sussi said...

Interesting! I have heard about tundra swan, but never seen it in live.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That was a very productive visit. I especially like the swans. I have seen them only a few times, in Alaska and the west coast (except for ubiquitous Mute Swans!). We rarely get to see Snow Geese in south Florida.

Christine said...

Great to see so many different kinds of birds on a lovely sunny day, Eileen!
I always love seeing the Great Blue Heron!
That was quite a flock of snow geese!
Thanks for hosting! Have a great day!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful photos,and I enjoyed your walk. Nice to read a great post from you again!
Happy Weekend!

Gayle said...

You have me dreaming of a quiet morning a the lake.
If the migration begins here soon they will be sorely disappointed. The lake is still frozen. Happy Day.

Karen Lakis said...

This looks like a beautiful place to visit - and fun getaway! Thank you for hosting & happy Saturday!

Jenn Jilks said...

You're a frequent flyer to Bombay Hook, aren't you?! :-)

magnoliasntea said...

What a lovely venue to watch the wildlife, and I love the Great Blue Heron's "giraffe" pose. :) Love it.
Have fabulous weekend!
Toni

Nick V. said...

A great wildlife preserve and perfect place for bird-watching, Eileen. NIce photos.
Have a great new week!

carol l mckenna said...

What a getaway! Beautiful series of avian photos!

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

Debbie said...

what a great spot to see so many ducks and great wildlife!!

i see a lot of these here, i usually see the shovelers here in winter and i have not this year. i have been seeing the buffleheads but they stay so far from the shoreline, they are difficult to photograph. also, the ones i see are always diving. that is a nice capture of a big group!!

love the heron and that's a great capture of the hawk. i have not seen mine in a while!!

i hope you enjoyed your trip, many thanks for hosting...have a wonderful weekend!!

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. I know you go to Bombay Hook often and I'm not surprised as it does seem to hold a great number of species and huge numbers of each. It would be a place I would visit a lot and be great rewarding fun finding all those different species.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You see so many different birds out there! We have seen several Canada Geese this week. Always something interesting for us birdwatchers! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love seeing critters of all sorts, and even more when I can get a good photo of them. Hope you had a good week.

Sandra said...

i hve never seen swans in the wild, and only 2 in Jungle Gardens. would love to see them

Betty Crow said...

What a wonderful selection of critters. Love the blue heron and that flock of snow geese is amazing!

Lois said...

Lovely shots Eileen! I like seeing the snow geese and the tundra swans.

Giga said...

There was no snow owl, and there were many, many miraculous birds. I think the walk was successful. Regards.

Hootin' Anni said...

Pretty! I am amazed at the numbers of snow geese!

Red said...

Snow geese are amazing in that they are in huge dense flocks. Fly over them and you get a different perspective again.

Cloudia said...

Thrilled to be back among your wonderful critters!

Linda W. said...

How nice to see so many swans! And your last pic of the hawk is great.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds Eileen, my favourite is the Buffleheads, glorious.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on a wide range of water birds! Looks the place is a great birding location and the flock of snow geese amazes

Happy Weekend Eileen

ann said...

Such great photos of birds--some we have here in Colorado, many that we don't. Would love to see the swans!

A Colorful World said...

A white wave of snow geese! Love all the bird shots. Don't have a critter share this week. Hope you have a great week!

Jeanie said...

Those swans are wonderful! I'm just longing for open water again!

William Kendall said...

The swans are a welcome sight!

Jo said...

Wonderful selection of images, Eileen. Glad you had a getaway and saw all these glorious birds to share. Thank you for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jeanna said...

I haven't seen many hawks lately but I know there are plenty if you look more carefully. I did see a lot of turkeys in a field off the hwy this week, I've never seen so many turkeys in one spot. Nice series, and I like the way you label everything for us.

happyone said...

Love the swans. Such graceful creatures.
Have a great week.

RedPat said...

Such a variety of water birds, Eileen! Too bad you didn't see the owl!

Nancy Williamson said...

Eileen, you and your hubby certainly had a beautiful place to walk and to enjoy all the wildlife...So many gorgeous animals....

Michelle said...

Lovely to see those Tundra Swans.

Angie said...

I just can't get over the number of snow geese!

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos, especially the swans and the hawk. Have a lovely week!

ellen b. said...

Love the blue heron and that hawk!

GreenComotion said...

The flock of Geese is mind boggling.
The sheer majesty of Mother Nature...
Thanks for hosting, Eileen.
Enjoy your break.
Peace :)

Nora said...

Hi Eileen, I really loved that hawk picture and loved all the pictures they give me a peek into what it is like there! Hope all is going well for you on your break. Your link up is one of the most popular so I hope it continues on, and we get to visit with you once a week then! cheers, Nora

Sondra said...

I really enjoy looking through flocks of waterfowl, there is always a surprise in there somewhere...so much easier than the woodland birds around here up in the trees hiding behind the leaves, wayyy up in the break neck section...lol I love just looking across the water and there they are! Really nice list of species on your visit.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Of COURSE I enjoyed your visit to Bombay Hook

Thanks for bringing me along

Hootin' Anni said...

Thanks so much for linking in tbis week ... all of us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' appreciates your participation Eileen!

Linda said...

Awesome snow geese! Love the hawk too.

Ela said...

Gorgeous collection of photos !!!!
Happy weekend !

Cathy Keller said...

I had never heard of trundra swans before but the really are beautiful! Have a wonderful week!

krishna said...

I always wait for you post.. do you why? because I can know the names of many beautiful birds..
hugs..

italiafinlandia said...

What a series!
Nice that you enjoyed your outing. The hawk is also very beautiful.
Have a good week ahead!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello.. Beautiful series of images .. Happy week

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing your photos from your visit to Bombay Hook NWR. Very nice indeed! I love the zoom capabilities of that camera you are using. Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters. This link up is one of my favorites. Wishing you a fine week ahead! John

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Wonderful photos! Love the ones of the tundra swans. We have a few NWR a couple hours from us, makes me think I should go check them out.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Eileen!

Since childhood, I've always been fascinated by swans. Thye are such beautiful looking birds!

Lynne said...

Great pictures once again . . .
Look at that bank of Snow Geese . . .
What a catch!

Laura. M said...

Fantastic always your photos, Eileen. They are so happy in their habitat.
Good Monday.
Besos.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, I have to catch up, and I will be back with a critter post, I got blindsided by the horrible deaths in Florida, and my window post set for posting. Just when I think our country can't dip worse and bring such depth of sadness and heartbreak it does. I do sense these children and the supporters they have will make a major difference. Hope and pray every single day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just love Bombay Hook (wish I could visit it IRL , but your posts always make me feel as if I'd been there!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

While a few seem to hang around this area ( southwestern PA ) all year we get a large amount of Canadian Geese in the spring / early summer at a local park and I just love to see them and their babes )

( and goose-step around their business there ha ha :)

Beautiful captures :)

betty-NZ said...

It's always fantastic to see so many different creatures in close proximity. Awesome shots.

Felicia said...

pretty birds but no snowy owl. next time.

handmade by amalia said...

I loved the swans, Eileen, they really are a majestic bird.
Amalia
xo

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hello Eileen,
wonderful photos of the birds in the Wintertime.
Best, Synnöve

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the flock of snow geese !

Pietro Brosio said...

Very enjoyable images of the birds!

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots!

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