Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday's Critters #240

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 some birds and images from my visit to North Beach, Maryland.

Snowy Egret


Barn Swallow


I am guessing this is a Yellowlegs, not sure though.


Osprey,  one of many seen around the Chesapeake Bay.


The Osprey was perched on this tower.


Double-crested Cormorants.



I am again guessing, this is a Snowy Egret.



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!

60 comments:

Dee said...

Aren't barn swallows gorgeous!!! I love watching them.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great selction of birds Eileen, Nt facourite should is the first one but the Osprey is an amazing shot for so far away from ur lens. Thanksofr hosting and have a wonderful weekend I am away for the boat to Scotland now.

Angie said...

Eileen - love the snowy egret - quite the hairdo on that one!! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

I have sighted a few white birds that looked like the Snowy Egret. I like the close up of the barn swallow. Have a great weekend!

Memaria said...

Beutiful pictures!
Have a nice weekend!

italiafinlandia said...

The Snowy Egret is very pretty, but also the Osprey.
I have seen it flying, in Finland, but not photographed yet.
Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Another great series Eileen. Well done for spotting the Osprey on the water tower.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Always a joy to get my feather-fix with you, Eileen! YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

The Osprey and The Snowy Egret are so beautiful! You have taken very nice photos!
Happy Weekend!

Nancy J said...

As always, they are all beautiful, but the Barn Swallow, with the long tail, a stunner today.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos, all perfectly photographed, my compliments.
Photo 1 is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Tom said...

...Eileen, these scenes of the water are cooly on this HOT summer day. Thanks. 😀

Sandra said...

beautiful birds today... the osprey looks majestic sitting there and I do love the snowy egret.

bill burke said...

Hi Eileen, nice selection of photos. The Snowy Egret is a quite distinguished looking bird. I never saw one before so thank you. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day.

David Gascoigne said...

I am so happy to see you report on lots of Ospreys, Eileen. It’s not so many years ago that the future looked very bleak for these birds and the way that they have recovered is a cause for celebration for all of us.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Your osprey photo is very crisp. 'Lovely shots! Thank you for hosting this fun party. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love your series of birds especially the egret in the first photo. Strange to think that that barn swallow may have been seen here in Durban, southern tip of Africa in March. Thanks for hosting this meme. I've joined with my humble contribution. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Jenn Jilks said...

Those egrets are amazing. One cannot overlook the smaller critters, though!

Sandi said...

Aren't they just magnificent? I wonder if anyone looks at us like this. (God says: I do! :-D...)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos of the egret, osprey, and swallow!

Sondra said...

The first Egret shot has a lovely pink cast makes it seem even more dreamy. I love to find wading birds and shore birds they don't try to hide up in the canopy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The snow white Egrets are so stunning! And that Osprey is beautiful too. Such a nice variety of birds today. Enjoy your weekend! Happy Saturday!

Florence said...

Oh I do love those beautiful birds!! We have barn swallows nesting on our porch. It makes quite a mess but those babies are just so darn cute!!

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. It's quite amazing how the Barn Swllow is everywhere in the world, North, South, East and West. It's a very successful bird. You did fine getting that Osprey picture from down in the ground. It's a long way up there.

Nick V. said...

Another wonderful instalment from your collection of wildlife snaps, Eileen. That snowy egret is just magnificent!

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week!

Mary Hone said...

I love these, the barn swallow is so cute. We have been watching them here, they are so graceful.

Bob Bushell said...

The Barn Swallow is the best, and the Snowy Egret beautiful, have a splendid weekend.

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice variety of birds. Thanks for sharing.

Lea said...

Great photos! Love the Osprey!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie said...

i love the fluffy hair on the egret, it's so pretty with the light shining on it!!

i also enjoy seeing the barn swallow, i rarely see them and i think they are so pretty. i enjoy watching them fly around like tiny fighter jets!!

beautiful image of the osprey!! am i the only person who always thinks it's a bald eagle and not an osprey. wishful thinking!!

have a great weekend eileen, i think we are going to get wet. many thanks for hosting!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I just love that first Snowy Egret-- such nice posture and feather detail.

A Colorful World said...

Really love the cormorant and the swallow! Great shots! Looks like a good place to go. Hope you have a great week. Thanks again as always for hosting one of my favorites linkys!

Red said...

You show some birds that we don't have here like the snowy egret.

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the birds and the snowy egret looks gorgeous as a bride in wedding gown! lol Great shot on Osprey at that height

Happy weekday, Eileen

William Kendall said...

Beautiful takes on these birds!

Al said...

Great critters - that egret is special.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho fotográfico, gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

That Snowy Egret looks so elegant, Eileen!

Mary Cromer said...

Love your birds this week Eileen. So special are Barn Swallows, all Swallows and the like...taking down those pesky insects. Love their look, love what they go for.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Klara S said...

Wonderful shots. I love photo#4. It has beautiful shades od blue. Looks like winter images thanks to this. Amazing.
Thank you for hosting.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a great selection of birds Eileen, thank you.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Betty Crow said...

The Snowy Egret is beautiful. Love the barn swallow shot, too. The Osprey sure was high up. you got a great shot.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent photography of our feathered friends ~ always a wonder to see!

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

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great photos Eileen! I always love the Egret's, but the photo of the BarnSwallow is a fun one to see - You don't see many good photos of them; at least I don't.

Hope you're staying dry! :-)

Linda said...

Great photos! That first one is stunning!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sadly I'm always late linking up on the weekend--just busy time at home. Today we went to a Lavender festival. Thanks for hosting, Eilleen! I always love your photos and commentary.

Anni said...

Love all, but the snowy egret in the sunlight is my favorite!

Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin', as always.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great shots Eileen.. Fantastic picture of Osprey.. Happy week ahead

Lynne said...

Always enjoy . . ,
I have said that often, haven’t I . . .

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Loving all the birds Eileen! I think I'm still having major problems with my blog. It showing average views, but I'm not getting any of the regular comments from my blog friends. Any ideas?

Have a great week,
Andrea

Maria Rodrigues said...

Wonderful photos.
Greetings
Maria
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Powell River Books said...

That's a beautiful heron. Our heron has returned to fish off our boom logs this summer. Glad he's back. - Margy

Linda W. said...

Great photo of the egret!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

The Snowy Egret is a beauty!!! We have more and more Osprey nesting here as the years pass....:)JP

Jeanie said...

The egret is dazzling and so is the osprey!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots

ulla laiho said...

Your photos are always amazing! Always!

NatureFootstep said...

the snowy egret are vvery beautiful :)

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