Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday's Critters #222

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!



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 photos from our short trip to Ocean City, Md and Assateague Nat'l Seashore.  I love seeing the wild ponies, we had some great sightings of the ponies and we also saw various birds.









We saw some of the horses while driving thru the campground. One horse walked up to the van's window, I think it was looking for food. We did not see it being fed, that is against the rules.



The Yellow-rumped Warblers were everywhere on the Assateague Island.



A closer look at the Yellow-rumped Warbler,



A Great Blue Heron




The Sanderlings were on the beach at Assateague.















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


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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

81 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The birds are great - but oh those wild ponies - it is my dream to see wild horses - some day. Wonderful photos. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Joyful said...

Wild ponies always make my heart sing. They are just so wild and free and joyful. Your bird photos as always are very nice too. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen. I hope you are keeping warm where you live.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
These are breathtakingly good - they would make great watercolours! Happy St Pats to you!!! YAM xx

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Wonderful photos of the horses and the birds.
The Sanderlings' photo is exquisite.
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy WE!!
Peace :)

Sussi said...

interesting and beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Eileen. Thanks for hosting. I love these beautiful horses and the variety of birds. Wishing you a lovely day.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the ponies. Always wanted to go visit. Read all Marguerite Henry's books.
The Heron and Sanderlings are so special.
Have a good weekend
MB

Margaret Adamson said...

Wondrful to see all those wild horses. Thanks for hosting and have a brillant weekend Eileen

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Happy St Patrick ‘s Day!
Such a lovely walk!
Beautiful horses with the lovely view of the sea! Great series of photos!
Great captures of the Sanderlings,the Great Blue Heron and the Yellow Rumped Walber!
Have a happy day and a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics.
Have a nice weekend

NatureFootstep said...

Loved to see those beautiful ponies. So different from the wild mustang in Yellowstone. Did not nnow there are wild ones in that part of the states. :)

Loved the birds too. :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful wild ponies! They are so pretty. I love to watch all the animals you show here.
Happy Weekend!

✿ chica said...

Bom dia e feliz St Patrick day! Lindas tuas aves e cavalos nas fotos! beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Fantastic photos of the horses, I love your first photo!
Sweet little warblers too!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day!

David Gascoigne said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too, Eileen. Send some of those Yellow-rumped Warblers up here!

Jo said...

hello Eileen, what beautiful horses! Thanks for hosting this meme; it's always good to see you in Blogland. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Tom said...

...these are wonderful, the last one is my favorite. Have a happy day!

Lea said...

Love the wild ponies - great photos!
Have a wonderful day!

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen, love those ponies! Hope you have a good weekend.

Nick V. said...

Happy St Patrick's Day, Eileen!
The ponies are wonderful and as usual the birds so well photographed.
Have a great new week.

Mary Cromer said...

You are so fortunate to have gotten to visit Assateague Nat'l Seashore, and see the wild horses there. I have wanted to go there for a very long time, maybe one day... I have had friends go and never even get to see a horse and so this was really a nice treat to see that you all did. Thanking you for all that you do for us Eileen. Hugs~

carol l mckenna said...

Oh I love that area and the wild ponies and what beautiful photos you have ~

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

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Giga said...

Hello. Cute ponies and pleasure to look at them. The last photo is great. I wish you all the best and best regards.

Gayle said...

Handsome horses and the yellow rumped warbler is a cutie. Happy Day.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The wild ponies are magnificent creatures. I am glad they have a safe place to live.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's amazing to see any animal in the wild...the horses are special! Love your photos! Happy Saturday!

Nick Va said...

Always a pleasure to visit your blog, Eileen!

Laura. M said...

Feliz día de San Patricio 🍀 Eileen
Fantastic photos, my friend. I love horses, they are beautiful place.
Good Saturday.
Besos.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

São fantásticas estas belas fotografia.
Um feliz dia de São Patrício.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jenn Jilks said...

Our critters are indoors these days!

Sandra said...

I would love to see those horses, they are amazing and so beautiful. i am thinking a few people have not abided by the rules and gave in and fed them.. that one looks like he knows food comes out of a window on a car

RedPat said...

Love the horses! Happy St Patrick's Day, Eileen!

Debbie said...

that looks like a great spot to see and explore nature and wildlife!! i have never seen wild horses, they are beautiful!! you captured some great captures of the birds...the warblers are such cute, plump little birds!!!

the last image of the hoses was a real treat!!

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. Those wild ponies are just spectacular and beautiful. Such a shame that they seem to approach the cars. Some people are very stupid in that they can not understand what "wild" means. Beautiful picture of the Yellow-rumped Warbler - it looks so fragile and vulnerable away from trees and bushes to hide.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the link-up today.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your family. Keep those critter photos coming. Thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

Always wanted to go there. Thanks for bringing us, E

Red said...

You're in a great critter area.

Betty Crow said...

I lived in Raleigh NC in the 90s and always intended to go see the wild ponies, but never did. They sure are beautiful. I'm happy you got to see them and shared. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Eileen! Thanks for the link up. I so enjoyed your photos, but especially the ones of the horses. Have a wonderful weekend! - Judy

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Late for the party as usual, out walking before sunrise! Love those horses!

William Kendall said...

The ponies are quite a peaceful sight!

Lois said...

Wonderful shots! I love seeing those ponies.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that last shot.

A Colorful World said...

Oh I love those Assateague horses! Wonderful post!

Noke said...

Schöne Bilder von den Pferden.

Noke

Bob Bushell said...

I love animals like you do, and, I love the horses, free as living wind.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So many great shots...I love the simple look of the sea birds on the beach. Serene.
Have a great weekend Eileen,
Andrea

Ela said...

I love your photos, dear Eileen !!
Happy St Patrick ‘s Day!!

italiafinlandia said...

Nice captures, as your usual.
Happy St Patrick's Day to you too!

Nancy J said...

Lovely ponies, and what muted colours in their photos, they would make wonderful postcards.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Happy St Patricks Day!:) Have just returned from my son's birthday celebration, and am a little late with my comment. I just love your photos of the wild ponies. The scenery and colours are wonderful, and put me in mind of beautiful paintings. The little Warbler is pretty, and you got a great shot of the Heron. Thank you so much for hosting.:)

Jeanie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Eileen. Those horses take my breath away.

happyone said...

Wonderful pictures of the horses. How cool to have one come right up to the car.

Victoria said...

Oh, what beautiful ponies! It's so wonderful to see them running free. Have a great week, Eileen!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Thanks for sharing your visit...I've always wanted to go there!!!...:)JP

Our photos said...

Wow, nice ! I like the horses !

Charlene N.K. said...

The ponies are beautiful! And of course, I love the heron and the warbler.
Thanks for visiting my site again and for the nice comment.

Pat Tillett said...

Such a beautiful area! Your photos are also beautiful.
There are wild burros around here, but no horses.

Pat Tillett said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you also Eileen.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all the photos from your trip to Ocean City, Md and Assateague National Seashore. I love the little Yellow-rumped Warbler ... what a sweet looking little bird! I have been thinking about you when I see the news reports on the weather back East. I am sure sorry to hear about all the difficulties. Keeping my fingers crossed for you that things will get back to normal soon! Take good care Eileen! John

Stephanie said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day! Beautiful shots of the horses!

Karen S. said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too Eileen. What a sunny wonderful day it was here, still a tad bit chilly but way closer to spring. Your horse and pony captures are beautiful, such peace and tranquility in each shot. Enjoy your weekend too!

Klara S said...

Hello, Eileen, Happy St. Patrick's Day.
It was a lovely walk and you took wonderful photos.
Thank you for hosting.

Jeanna said...

Maybe it was tired of walking, haha. Wild ponies, how cool.

krishna said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.. I always love your photography!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful collection of critters, Eileen. Happy St. Patrick's day to you and yours!

Linda said...

Delightful post! I love Assateague and need to go back.

rainfield61 said...

Horses are big.
Birds are small.
Both are lovely.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Your photos are stunning, as always! I am especially taken with the last pony shot showing the water and large tree. That one is gorgeous! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Missy George said...

Love the wild ponies..Assateague is a fun place to visit..Cute little Warbler..Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures..

Lowcarb team member said...

A wonderful selection of photographs Eileen, but it's the wild ponies, simply amazing.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Lynne said...

Happy St Pat’s Day . . . a day late . . .
Loved the Wild Pony pictures!

Angie said...

We've been to Assateague Island! We will never forget it because the mosquitoes were as thick as pea soup and as large as bats! Even the best insect repellent was no match for them! I prefer looking at the ponies through my computer.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved our visit there so much -- one of the highlights not only of our RV trip up the East Coast, but of our whole RVing years. It is a wonderful place and I wish we could visit again. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the memories!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I would so love to go and see the wild ponies!

On a Facebook page for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy they posted about 2 Trumpeter Swans that flew into a private neighborhood pond. I would have loved to see them, I remember seeing them when we lived in Alaska. But just like your picture of the ponies, I enjoyed the photos of them too!

Have a good week - More winter is on the way. At least that's what they're telling us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful post as usual. Love the horses - brings back childhood book memories. We have all the critters here including wild horses except that the horses are not in my immediate community but rather about 80 miles N. at Paynes Prairie State Park. We do have a lot of the warblers and of course the herons. Have a super good coming week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This post in regards to the ponies took me back to my childhood! :) Misty of Chincoteague

handmade by amalia said...

Happy first day of spring, dear Eileen.
Amalia
xo

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. So beautiful photos of the horses and the birds. Have a happy week ahead.

Nancy Chan said...

The wild ponies are beautiful!

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