Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday's Critters #224

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!

Happy Easter everyone!



These are some of my more recent neighborhood and backyard bird photos.  The Great Blue Herons are nesting in the woods across from my driveway, they can be seen daily and heard making their weird noises. I took some shots also from the nearby fire road of the GB Heron on the nest. We have our very own neighborhood heronry.


Great Blue Heron picking off tree branches for it's nest. 




Great Blue Heron on nest.




Common Mergansers and one Bufflehead Duck on our lake.



American Goldfinches


Pine Warbler




A female Red-bellied Woodpecker



I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 







I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and 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!

83 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I always enjoy your posts! I saw a Great Blue Heron in a tree yesterday and thought of you - They really are amazing, aren't they? Finches are changing color, and I wish the warm weather would get here and change the color of everything else!

Stay warm, and Happy, Happy Easter!! Take care!

Dee said...

I'm learning so much about what to look for in MY yard from YOUR posts.

I always get a little thrill when I see a woodpecker. They are much more common here than they were in Jacksonville.

GreenComotion said...

Happy Easter to you also, Eileen.
Great photos for this weekend.
Love the Gold Finch photo. Very crisp!
Have a Happy WE!
Thank you for hosting.
Peace :)

Shiju Sugunan said...

Loved your birds and you're lucky to have your very own heronry :-D

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Blessed Easter to you and yours, Eileen... may it be bright with birds! YAM xx

italiafinlandia said...

I enjoyed your critters, as always.
Now it is nesting time!
Have a peaceful Easter, Eileen and thanks for hosting!

Jo said...

Dear Eileen, Happy E=aster to you too! I've, once again, done an update post on domestic critters and linked to your meme. Thanks for hosting this. Have a great Saturday. Jo

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see the merganzers, they have not arrived at my place yet. :)

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Gosh it looks like it is snowing with you in the Godfinch shsot but I oved seeing all your bird images today. Nice selections. Thanks for hosting and have a very Happy Easter.

Nancy Chan said...

I think we don't have the red bellied woodpecker here. It is a pretty bird!

Nancy J said...

From the tiniest to the huge heron, they are all beautiful. You have nature's gloriousness right there at your doorstep, and to share with us is, for us, a huge bonus. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love the mergansers, in such good numbers too! Pine Warblers are one of my favorites, but they have been scarce here this winter, with one small flock in late autumn. Happy Easter!

✿ chica said...

Vim desejar uma linda e feliz Páscoa pra ti e teus! beijos, chica

Crissi said...

Happy blessed Easter,
♥hug Crissi

Sandi said...

Good shots!

Happy Easter, Eileen!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics :)
Happy Easter weekend.

Sandra said...

so beautiful, all of these, i think my favorite is the gold finches, it 'speaks' to me

David Gascoigne said...

Congratulations on the heron nest building activity - not easy to capture. We have a heronry close to here but once the trees leaf out it disappears from view.

Hootin' Anni said...

I would LOVE to follow the nesting ritual of those herons!

Love Affair with Food said...

Wow, awesome post. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

Giga said...

Cute birds, and the woodpecker perceived me. Happy Easter.

Tom said...

...lovely American Goldfinches, Happy Easter.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great post and wonderful pictures!
Great captures of the Blue Heron bird,the woodpecker,the preety ducks and the cute American Goldfinches!
Wishing to you and your family a blessed Happy Easter!
Dimi...

bill burke said...

Beautiful bird photos. It's nice to see the woodpecker, one of my favorites. Happy Easter Eileen to you and your family.

Królowa Karo said...

Happy Easter for you too!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Faço votos para que tenha uma Santa e Boa Páscoa.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those ducks! And we have LOTS of goldfinches on our feeders right now and flocks of warblers in the forest. It's a great time to be here and see migrating birds. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Brian King said...

Love the herons! One of my favorites. Beautiful photos of the goldfinches and Red-bellied!

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Eileen, hope that you have enjoyed a great week.
It's so neat when one share images of such large birds gracefully doing what they do high up in the trees as you have shown the Great Blue Herons doing.
Love those Mergansers, they are always such a great bird to view and photograph, though I hardly ever get to see them.
Thank you for everything.
Happy Easter~

Villrose said...

Wow! What a gang.
Happy Easter!

Gayle said...

Our finches are sorting their bright spring colors too. Happy Day.

RedPat said...

I love the Heron pics of course, Eileen! It looks like your Goldfinches are a bit more changed than the ones I've seen here.

Betty Crow said...

I love blue herons I have lots of pics, but can't seem to get enough. If I see one, I'm chasing him down with my camera. You got some great shots. The pine warbler sure is pretty. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Cloudia said...

Thank YOU, E!

Nick V. said...

Happy Easter to you and your family, Eileen!
A lovely selection of critters in your post this week.
Have a lovely new week.

photodoug said...

Eileen, cute pine warbler. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

hi eileen...wow!! lot's of pretty birds and ducks today!! love the heron, one of my favorites and the red bellied woodpecker, they always curl themselves around the suet like that, that's a great picture!!

i am waiting for my goldfinches, they disappeared in january and i have yet to see them!!

many thanks for hosting, have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

Al said...

Beautiful birds today - that heron is something special. Happy Easter!

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent photos of nature ~ especially our beautiful 'feathered friends' ~ Happy Easter to you ~ xxx

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

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful post and images! You have so many different birds in your area.
Happy Eaater!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I want to know why we don't have goldfinches in Tampa!

A Colorful World said...

Love the heron on it's nest! Such a nice warbler, too. Have a wonderful Easter!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. Lucky you in having all those herons as neighbours. I think I would find the heronry a place to visit every day during the breeding season so as to watch all the comings and goings and listen to the noise. I spotted all that snow in the background of the goldfinches but I hope your weather has improved a little. Thanks for the join -up today and I hope you and your have a lovely Easter holiday.

Schotzy said...

Love the warblers.. I know there are some in our area but none here yet!!!

Christine said...

Once again super shots of the GB Heron! The American goldfinches are so pretty !
Lovely to see each one!
Thanks so much for hosting Eileen!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The woodpecker is so cute swinging on that feeder as he eats lunch. You have the greatest backyard ever. Thank you so much for hosting and Happy Easter to all.

Angie said...

Eileen - I can't imagine having herons nesting across the street! I look forward to more photos! Thanks for hosting, and Happy Easter!

Ela said...

I love your blog, Eileen and I admire your photos of birds !!
Have a Happy Easter !!

Lynn said...

Beautiful. I saw some wild geese at the park this morning. And lots of crazy dogs. :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) What a treat to be able to see the Heron's nesting activity. Thank you for sharing all these pretty birds, and thank you for hosting. All the best this Easter Weekend.:)

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. I love your Great Blue Herons...they look so large, and healthy. I have seen more woodpeckers such as yours in my mulberry tree this spring. One day, there were two of them, and I love seeing them.

I hope to get back in gear and do some more blogging soon. but I try to come by frequently to catch up. Happy Easter, Eileen!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful birds! Happy Easter!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen, love the Warblers, fantastic.

Lea said...

The third photo (ducks on the lake) is my favorite
Happy Easter!

Our photos said...

Very nice, Eileen. I really love the woodpecker !

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, Great Blue Herons are so beautiful...these are amazing!!!...:)JP

krishna said...

Beautiful!! Happy Easter..

happyone said...

How cool to have the herons so close to you.
I always enjoy seeing woodpeckers.
Happy Easter.

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Easter to you also Eileen! Very nice photos also. It doesn't matter what herons are doing, they always look grouchy!

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Easter to you also Eileen! Very nice photos also. It doesn't matter what herons are doing, they always look grouchy!

Victoria said...

Great photos, Eileen, Happy Easter!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Gorgeous photos.
I wish to you and to your family a Happy Easter
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Jeanna said...

A bright and happy selection, Eileen. I adore herons and haven't had luck tracking them down this week although they are supposed to be close by. I guess I'll eventually have to get out of the car, lol.
You are soooo lucky to have them across from your driveway. If I don't see some herons in early May I'm disappointed, but I know where to find them a little further out and I could sit there and watch them all day. It's so cool you're watching them in March.
Have a Happy Easter, my friend!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Great Blue Herons are such amazing birds. And I love the Pine Warbler! Thanks for sharing your photos and for hosting the link up. Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter! John

Linda W. said...

I have a critter post for you today! Yay! Happy Easter!

diane b said...

No wonder you love birds you are surrounded by them. The GB Heron is big and beautiful

ellen b. said...

Wonderful critters. I'm always so surprised to see herons up in trees! Happy Easter to you and yours!

Linda said...

Happy Easter! Your goldfinch photo could be a Christmas card!

Anni said...

Hi! I'm back from my cruise to Jamaica and wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting I'd Rather B Birdin' in my absence. Have a great day! Hope to see you soon.

co coya said...

Loved your birds and you're lucky to have your very own heronry :-D
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indah nuria Savitri said...

Happy happy easter and enjoy your break! Love to see the photos of those beautiful creatures

Sussi said...

Lovely photos and birds!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the ONE buffelhead! I spotted some the other day, but they were WAY too far away! They were hanging out with the geese and swans.

baili said...

wow ,truly AMAZING series of such a delightful photos!

heartiest happy Easter to you my friend!

Lois said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! Love seeing the Great Blue Heron on the nest.

Missy George said...

Happy Easter to you and your family..Nice pictures..Te Finches are really getting yellow now..Have a good week...

Lynne said...

Love seeing your critters, great and small . . .
Happy Easter!

Mia said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Eileen. Happy Easter, my friend.

Jeanie said...

I saw Harry the Heron for the first time today at the Ditch. Your stunning photo of the heron in its nest reminds me I must look up while the trees are still bare and who knows what I might discover. Bravo.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful pictures.
I hope you've had a good Easter Eileen.
Buen martes.
Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic photographs you've shared here Eileen, thank you.

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.
My good wishes for the month of April.

All the best Jan

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

such beautiful shots! Yes I enjoyed :)

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on birds, making it a cute series of photos! Good to see great herons nesting close to your residence...

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