Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday's Critters #232

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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!

Back at home, we took a walk in a local park with my hubby and brother. We saw some awesome birds!
The American Bittern was one of the first birds we saw on the trail at North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Maryland.


One of the many Tree Swallows.


Great Blue Heron


Double-crested Cormorants on the Chesapeake Bay.


Bullfrog in the marshes


Osprey with a fish



How many snakes do you see? It is a warm sunny day so all the snakes, frogs and turtles were out enjoying the sunshine.





Slider turtle line-up


Below we saw the various stages of the Little Blue Heron, the all white juvenile, the mottled juvenile and the adult Little Blue.


The Little Blue Heron


We saw a couple of Bald Eagles too.


We enjoyed a walk on the Black Marsh Trail at the park, my brother joined us and probably took a thousand photos. I enjoy you all enjoy my birds and critter photos. 

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


Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

68 comments:

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the Little Blue Heron!

Margaret Adamson said...

What a great selection of critters you have today Eileen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hossting.

Dee said...

You get the BEST photos!

Okay . . . FIVE snakes?

rupam sarma said...

Nice post. Thanks for all pics.
Happy Weekend.
Greetings from India

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Those are some supery-dupery shots today Eileen! Have a fabulous holiday weekend. YAM xx

Marleen said...

Great shots Eileen. The one of the osprey with the fish is fantastic!

NatureFootstep said...

kind of fun. I thought I had many critters today, but you beat me everytime :)

Love to see the little blue heron and the turtles as we don´t have anything like them.

Your Great blue heron looks pretty much as our Grey Heron.
Have a great week :)

It will be HOT over here :( Don´t like that anymore.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I like your bittern. The bullfrog is sure handsome and I saw three snakes sunning themselves. Thanks for hosting this meme. I have linked up. Have a great day. Jo

Nancy J said...

One Little Blue Heron and the Bald Eagle, I will leave the snakes for another reader to admire.

David Gascoigne said...

Congratulations on the American Bittern - never an easy bird to see.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice series of photos and collages.
I really like photos 1, 3 and 11
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Aplaudindo daqui! Beleza de fotos, como sempre! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a great selection of birds! The bittern especially.

Florence said...

What a wonderful variety of life — turtles and frogs and so many birds. It’s lovely to see all that beautiful life. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tom said...

...what a wet and wonderful selection of critters, have a nice weekend.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I think I have only seen bitterns when I wasn't looking for them specifically, but they are a treat! This time of year our Bald eagles, especially the younger ones, are flying north from south Florida along the coast, seeking cooler water where the fish will be closer to the surface. Many get up as far as Chesapeake Bay (one was tracked into Maine and even wandered into Canada!). They will return around November and December when our lakes cool down a bit. The adults tend to linger locally all summer, probably to keep an eye on their nesting and foraging territories.

Sandra said...

wow, talk about perfect camouflage, that first one is amazing. love that big old frog,, he would make a handsome prince

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great post ! What a lovely variety of birds and critters!
Great capture of the Bittern and the Osprey with the fish! Amazing picture!
Like your turtles shot and the Bald Eagle! Wow! So many snakes on the tree...it makes me shiver!!
Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Lynne said...

Many likes . . .
Bull frog
Line up on Chesapeake Bay
Sliders
Bald Eagle
Little Blue Heron
Snakes . . . four or five . . . not sure if they fall into my ‘like’ category . . .
Always great pictures Eileen . . .

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that Bittern! We haven't seen one in awhile...hard to spot! Those snakes give me the creeps! lol Enjoy your weekend. I think we have one more good day before rain. I'm trying to decide where to go! Hugs!

Nick V. said...

Fantastic shots, Eileen. Have a great weekend and a good week.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, dear Eileen. Beautiful photos from your visit. The osprey with the fish is amazing! Wishing you a very nice holiday weekend.

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Nick Va said...

Lovely critters and your photos do them justice, Eileen.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Jeanie said...

I've never seen a bittern before -- and osprey! Wow! Beautiful things here today.

Lea said...

A great assortment of photos, love all the birds, but it is the Bullfrog that really catches my eye!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Red said...

The american bittern is a master at camouflage and always hard to photograph.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome selection of critters ~ favorites are osprey w/fish, the turtles, bullfrog and the little blue heron!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you,
C & Z

Betty Crow said...

Obviously a great place for critters. Nice shots! I must say I'm partial to the little blue heron. Would love to see one of those in front of my camera. Happy Saturday!

Small City Scenes said...

Super shots, Eileen. I have never seen a Little Blue---to my knowledge anyway----
MB

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful captures of interesting critters! I like the one with the turtles sunbathing! Have a wonderful weekend!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, great capture of the American Bittern. Thanks for sharing.

William Kendall said...

The herons are my favourite.

GreenComotion said...

Superb Eagle photo, Eileen.
All the other photos are great too.
Happy Memorial Day WE!
Thanks for hosting.
Peace :)

Gayle said...

Great variety this week. Love the camo Bittern. Happy Day.

FILOSOFANDO NA VIDA Profª Lourdes Duarte said...

Postagem muito interessante! Amo a natureza e suas curiosidades. Tenha um fim de semana feliz e abençoado. Abraços da amiga Lourdes Duarte.

Angie said...

Eileen - I don't think I've ever seen snakes sunning themselves quite so openly!!! Cool! And I love the osprey/fish shot! Thanks for hosting, and happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

Phil Slade said...

Good fun today Eileen. I loved the selection of birds today, especially the American Bittern and that Osprey. That's a mighty fish to eat! Thanks for the link up today. Have a lovely Memorial Day.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful images! I love The Blue Heron. I don't love snakes ;)

Happy Weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Bittern, standing amongst reeds, but, all of them are delightful Eileen.

Debbie said...

i see too many snakes, that's how many i see!! hehehehe

the capture of the osprey is magnificent, that was perfect timing!!

i LOVE those little blue herons you are seeing...but nothing tops the bald eagle. that's a great snap!!

have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wow!!! Beautiful series of pictures Congrats..

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
The Bullfrog is terrific, but also the osprey with a prey is something!
Well done, Eileen! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend!

Grantham Lynn said...

Thanks for the party. I haven't been around for while. But I have a special critter to share today. We are going to be traveling soon so I plan to be taking lots of pics. And joining you again.
Have a great party!

RedPat said...

What an amazing day of birding you had! That is one big frog!

Jenn Jilks said...

That is an amazing array of critters! Well done! Have a great weekend! Our long one was last weekend!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Wow! So many wonderful birds in one post! I love the pictures.

Cathy Keller said...

Such wonderful photos! I’m particularly fond of the blue heron, the bullfrog, and the turtles. Just amazing!

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice. The first photo is spectacular !

Frank Boxell said...

Hello Eileen,
A super selection of wildlife. Any sighting of a Bittern is a joy for me... so glad you got that photo.

I trust you won't mind me joining in again after such a long absence from blogging.

happyone said...

Great collection of critters photos today.
Love the osprey with the fish, the turtles on the log and the frog.

Linda said...

Excellent shots! The osprey with fish is awesome and I love the eagle.

Jeevan said...

Wow! You got awesome photos on birds and other species... the bullfrog looks great, and interesting view on sunbathing snakes haha.

Have a memorial weekend :)

rainfield61 said...

All these critters make our weekend beautiful and cheerful.

Carol Blackburn said...

What fabulous photos of fabulous wildlife. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Sondra said...

Hope you have a fun holiday weekend! We have no special plans beyond a meal together last night. Awesome birds, I love the Little Blue Heron in all his stages, great job!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Great selection of photos! Favorites ... hard to choose ... love the turtles, the eagle, and that frog is amazing! Excellent post! Thank you for sharing and for hosting Saturday's Critters. Have a happy holiday and week ahead! John

Mildred said...

I will continue to blog on blogger as well as facebook. I sent you a fb friend request.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is an awe-inspiring walk Eileen!! I have never seen a bullfrog in the wild! Hear them all the time, but can never locate them. Wonderful birds (and I even liked seeing all the snakes!) Thanks so much for hosting!!

Anni said...

Sorry, there is just not bravery in me to expand that snake image & count snakes...I hate 'em that much. lol
You shared some fantastic photos of GREAT BIRDS!! Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a safe holiday weekend.

Out on the prairie said...

4 snakes is all I see, YIKES what a chill up my spine sometimes they can do to me.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a super selection of birds here Eileen, loved seeing them all.
I also enjoyed the slider turtles and the bullfrog.

Enjoy the weekend.

All the best Jan

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So many different critters. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the turtle line-up. That's just adorable.


indah nuria Savitri said...

Happy Memorial day and look at all those critters. I have to admit I'm afraid of snakes so I might just be staying away from them. But I love the birds and you took lovely photos of them

eileeninmd said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Have a happy day!

Karen S. said...

Tree swallow was it? I think, a very lovely critter, as they all are. They live in a life of awe, each enjoying the day of splendor as much as us!

jandi newall said...

Absolutely amazing pics! wow! the first one is my favourite!

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