Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday's Critters #243

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!

July 10th we hiked the trail at Calvert Cliffs State Park located on Maryland Western shore. Along the trail were lots of birds, dragonflies, turtles. We were warned about snakes and beavers but did not see any.


















The Red-winged Blackbird were plentiful.  Coming soon, on my other post I shared the Kingfisher and Red-headed Woodpecker we saw at this trail.





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

60 comments:

Karen, Pixel Posts said...

Oh, excellent shots! I do love that frog.

Jeanna said...

Those red-winged blackbirds are so plentiful around here and so easy to identify that sometimes it seems like the only bird I see. You know, I haven't seen a single dragonfly this summer so I'm happy to see your great photos, they're such a part of summer. That last one looks like a hellish creature, doesn't it, especially from the side.

Shiju Sugunan said...

I like your sightings, glad you didn’t see any snake.

A Colorful World said...

Love all the dragonflies on the branches, and all the turtles on the log! really neat photos. Especially loved the red winged blackbird shots. Have a great weekend!

Nancy J said...

The Blackbird in side view, a winner,showing the red feathers too.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Eileen, can you please delete my link for number 10 because I accidentally insert your post url link when I link to Saturday's Critters. So sorry for the inconvenience. I tried to delete it myself but there is no delete button. The number 11 is the correct link. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

There seem to be so many Dragonflyes there. I love all the Turtles in a line, Thanks for hosting anad have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful photos! The Dragonfly is so difficult to get a good photo of. I have plenty of them here because of my pond.
Happy Weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Looks like a nice place to visit. Those dragonflies are running out of perches! Yes those beavers can be aggressive. Just saw one attacking people in a kayak in yesterday's news.

Sandra said...

that frog is so beautiful, I would love to see him like that. I have never seen frogs in the wild, only at our barrel... I have seen turtles like this and many dragon flies. your photos are fantastic.. the dead limbs decorated by dragon flies is my favorite other than the FROG

Rejane Tazza said...

Lindas tuas fotos! Desejo que tenhas um ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

David Gascoigne said...

Too bad you didn’t get to see a couple of snakes to round out the list.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Oh, wow! I always love seeing your photographs. I think my favorites today are of the dragonflies! Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it! Those turtles!!! The first one looks like a skink!

Florence said...

So many beautiful life forms! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Nick V. said...

Wonderful selection of critters and lovely photos, as usual, Eileen. I like the dragonflies a lot, I have little luck in taking photos of them here. They are very jumpy in Australia and rarely sit still!

Brian King said...

Cool photo of the dragonflies on the branches! Beautiful blackbird!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to hear the song of the Red winged blackbird. Love your photos! Enjoy your weekend!

Kr. Eliane said...

são fotos incríveis !!
adoráveis.
:o)
https://elianeapkroker.blogspot.com/

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting!

Tom said...

...I love the turtle lineup!

Nick Va said...

Enjoy the new week, Eileen!

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to see all the creatures:)

Debbie said...

awwww cool critters today, a little on the more unusual side!! the dragonflies are spectacular, they are so quick around here, i can never capture a picture!!!

it looks like the turtles are lining up, ready for school...it seems that is a habit of theirs!!!

and last but not least, the red winged black bird, wow...they are all over this area but i never see them at my feeders!!

have a happy weekend and many thanks for hosting us!!!!

William Kendall said...

That's a great spot for turtles to sun themselves.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Of course, who doesn't love all critters (who would visit you)

In our parts, baby lizards are EVERYWHERE. Fun watching them dart around. Amazing how fast (and tiny) they are.

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness that row of turtles is fantastic. Happy Day.

Ela said...

I love your natural observations, Eileen !!
I admire your pictures and the beauty of your critters!!
Have a happy weekend !

Al said...

What a great variety of little critters - my favorites are the turtles. Have a great weekend!

Lea said...

Love the Dragonfly photos!
Thank for hosting Saturday's Critters
Have a wonderful weekend!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The line-up of the turtles and the Red Winged Blackbird are my favorites from this week's post, although as usual they are all great pictures.
Thanks for hosting.
Happy WE to you!
Peace :)

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, that frog is adorable and mama turtle got all her kiddos in a row but they're moving out fast! What a gorgeous day to have been out and about. Happy you didn't meet any snakes! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

great nature shots! Love the frog and turtles!

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

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent photos Eileen. The first one is my favourite, beautiful.

RedPat said...

I'm always thrilled when I see turtles in the wild! Love your multi dragonfly pic too, Eileen!

Phil Slade said...

You showed my favourite North American bird Eileen - the Red-winged Blackbird. yes, I know it may be a controversial choice but I really rate them. I was left wondering why you were warned about beavers? Is it that that might drop trees on you?sorry to be dense but we don't have beavers here.

Anyway, thanks for the link today. Enjoy your Sunday.

Sandi said...

Great shots, Eileen!

That is a ginormous frog.

The bird at the end looks so regal!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Red-winged blackbirds have literally invaded us this year Eileen. It was unbelievable to watch them. It must have been an entire flock migrating through...:)JP

italiafinlandia said...

I believe you enjoyed your hike. That row of turtles is pretty funny!
Have a nice Sunday!

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice. I love the blackbird !!

Sondra said...

Happy Saturday! You have a nice array of critters in your post...all great players doing their parts in the ecosystem, as it should be!

happyone said...

Really like the turtles on the log.
I've been to Calvert Cliffs a few times. Used to be a great place to find shark teeth.

Lynne said...

Liked all of your critters . . .
Turtles sun bathing is a great pic . .
Bunches of Dragon Flies has my heart though . . .
Amazing!

Angie said...

That turtle shot is wonderful in so many ways - the composition, the number of turtles - why am I trying to explain it? I just love it! When we got back from vacation, all of the red-winged blackbirds had disappeared (they were mobbing our feeders before we left). I can only assume they have started their migration! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I do indeed believe that you love all of God's critters. Great photos, have a great weekend.

Linda W. said...

I love the frog and turtles!

Linda said...

They warned you about beavers? I'd like to see a beaver. Do they get aggressive?

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, U didn't have a critter post this week due to all sorts of issues. I should be back into photographing cows and calves this coming week ! Thanks for your regular comments to my blog even when I don't get back to yours. Have a great day. Jo

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the critters and you went for lovely focus on the lizard and dragonflies. The turtles made a nice line on the bark.

Happy Sunday Eileen

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, enjoyed the dragonflies. Thanks for sharing.

Missy George said...

I just love Dragon Flies..you got some good shots..Every now and then..we see Red winged blackbirds here.. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday Eileen..

Small City Scenes said...

Love the Dragonflies poised on the branches.
MB

Anni said...

Every critter today is so very special! Lovin' this post today Eileen.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

As I was looking at your pictures the thought came to me that you truly do love all creatures "great and small," and it shows in your posts and photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The dragonfly pictures are so good! I love them.... What is that first critter? Some kind of lizard I guess. Couldn’t help wondering Why they need to warn hikers about beavers. Snakes I get , but do beavers ever actually get up on the paths? And even if they do, would they actually attack?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The dragonflies are so interesting, Eileen. For some reason all the kids I knew growing up in Brooklyn called them "dining needles" :)

I'm sure you are glad not to have been in Florida this summer with that horrible and sad red tide going on. I feel so sad to see the news and all the dead sea life. I wonder if it affects the birds that eat the fish too?

Jeanie said...

Beautiful images, Eileen. I hope to join you soon on one of these!

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful! I love these photos, thanks Eileen :)

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I have to be weeks again next week and then I am already away in the morning before 6 o'clock and only at 4 o'clock in the morning. I do not know the difference in time with you and here in the Netherlands, otherwise I will put the link with you after 4 pm.
Growth

Lowcarb team member said...

A great collection of critters here Eileen, I especially like the turtles on the log.

All the best Jan

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