Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday's Critters #266

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!


I am sharing some photos of one of my favorite winter birds the Snow Bunting. I was lucky to see these birds at the local North Point State Park in Baltimore County Maryland. We watched them for a bit foraging on the ground, they looked cute once in awhile running quickly across the grass. They eat seeds and insects found on the ground. 





These birds breed in the Arctic, northernmost parts of Canada and Greenland. 


We saw five Snow Buntings on this day, they have been in this area for a few weeks. Some times as many as 10 or more being seen together.  





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

74 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen! The birds' beak is not sharp and legs are short. Looks cute.

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  2. Snow Bunting is a beautiful bird! Lots of birds from around the world are currently wintering here in Bangalore. I am having great fun watching them.

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  3. WOW! I never new you could get Snow Bunting there. Good shots. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Sweet little birds. I have never seen them before.
    MB

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  5. They look so pretty! I will search in my books to see if they live in north Finland too…
    Thanks for sharing these rare beauties. Happy weekend!

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  6. Hello,
    The Snow Bunting was very cute, and beautiful photos!
    Happy Weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen!
    Great captures and wonderful pictures! The first photo is my favorite!
    The Snow Buntings are so beautiful birds! I’m sure you enjoyed seeing them !
    Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  8. Muito lindos! Obrigadão pelo carinho comigo e Kiko pelas nossas Bodas de Ouro! beijos praianos,chica

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  9. this wonderful little bird. It came to my area one winter and I was lucky too see them twice. So beautiful. Wish they would come back :)

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  10. Good Morning Eileen. I'm so pleased to see your Snow Buntings. Great shots. There are a couple in our area at the moment but I haven't seen them yet.

    Thanks for the linky today. Stay safe and warm.

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of these Snow Buntings.
    I hope you can place my link, I still can not.
    Best regards, Irma

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  12. Handsome little Snowbirds . ..
    Did they bring some snow?

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  13. Lovely Birds.
    Beautiful pics.
    Happy Weekend.

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  14. Sniw Buntings are very attractive little birds and always a joy to see. They seem to be pretty sparse here so far this winter and I have not seen any. I did see a flock of about fifty Common Redpolls recently, however.

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  15. Wonderful shots of the Snow Buntings! Now that we have moved back to Florida full time I doubt I will ever see one again.

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  16. Dearest Eileen; Snow Buntings are really lovely♡♡♡ The birds I can find mainly perching on the tree branch having nuts. I wish to see them forage or seed insects sometime ;-)
    Thank you very much for your comments and hosting.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  17. ...they look well insulated!

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  18. Delightful little fellows, Eileen.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Happy Saterday Ellen. I love the Snow Buntings on you pics. Never see. Also not in a photo. So thank you!

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  20. All wrapped up in their winter coats!

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  21. They are a lovely bird! I haven't seen any in a couple of years. They fly around here in huge flocks, but they are really flighty!!!!

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  22. Hi Eileen, I loved seeing this very different bird ! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day ! Jo

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  23. Hari OM
    What delightful little critters!!! YAM xx

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  24. Incredible Eileen! I have seen them only in books.

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  25. They are so pretty! I've never seen them either! Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. They are so cute.

    I'm certainly learning new birds by reading your blog.

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  27. Love the Snow Buntings! I've never seen any in person.

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  28. Wonderful!
    I have never seen these birds. Their range extends south to Tennessee so I will have to drive north to look for them. Lots of rain here in Mississippi this morning.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  29. Adorable birds! I have never seen them before.

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  30. Loved the one looking at the camera! These are the first ones I've seen, and they must be fun to watch. Have a great weekend!

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  31. Lovely birds and happy weekend for you Eileen.

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  32. they sure are cute birds and I like the water and rocks they are sitting in and around. I thought of you a few minutes ago, on my walk I heard a racket up in the palm tree, and stopped to watch. it was a daddy red belly woodpecker teaching his little guy to fly... he was wilding yelling at the baby and the baby was louder than the dad

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  33. Snow buntings are a big winter bird feature here. They are in flocks of hundreds and out in the fields in all kinds of weather. I don't think they come to feeders here.

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  34. I've never seen these guys. They have a nice fluffy look about them, Eileen!

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  35. oh they are so pretty and your captures are just beautiful!! it is always fun to watch a bird for a little while and see their habits!! they have gorgeous markings!!

    lucky you to see them so close to home!!

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  36. Lovely critters.

    With the cooler weather, I've been doing more of my hiking with my pups...which scare off the critters before I can point the Nikon...sigh

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  37. What a gorgeous bird, we never get them here at all. A real treat to see

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  38. Love these magnificent birds, Eileen. So cute!

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  39. Cute wee birds, you captured their beauty well, Eileen.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

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  40. This is a new bird for me. They are beautiful!

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  41. Hello Eileen, they are gorgeous little birds and, against those rocks and the grassy spots are well camouflaged. I bet they're quick little things... you took some great shots. Beautiful scenery too. Cheers and enjoy the week ahead :D)

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  42. It's the Snow Buntings, fabulous taking. We get them all times the winter, but, I never seen one, wish I could get one.

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  43. I never heard or saw them before...they are ADORABLE!!!!...:)JP

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  44. Another great series of pictures. Cute birds.

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  45. I hoped you'd have these guys again this year! A pair was spotted at the beach here in SC but I decided not to spend the $50 it would take me to see ONE species I need...I'm holding out! SO It's good to see them here on your blog.

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  46. They sre look like sweet little birds!

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  47. Oh, I want to see snow buntings! Great shots.

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  48. As I said earlier, I loved coming here to see this species!!

    Here's hoping for you a beautiful week ahead, and good birding ...thanking you for letting us experience your blog post linked at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  49. Snow Buntings!! I’ve never seen them. They look so cute.

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  50. Eileen these are delightful photos of our 'feathered friends' ~


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

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  51. Good morning and Happy Sunday. I had munchkins this weekend until now so I'm free to post! Your photos you've shared of all the warm and lovely unlik-eMinnesota-winter moments are truly wonderful. I've actually been enjoying not having such a hard winter as we usually do.

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  52. I have never seen a Snow Bunting..pretty..unusual markings..Thanks For hosting

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  53. Absolutely beautiful birds! Great shots, wow!

    Have a sweet Sunday Eileen!

    Nancy

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  54. Hello Eileen,
    I have liked very much your birds photos!Are lovely.
    Hugs and a good sunday.
    Ailime

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  55. Lovely to see your photographs of the snow buntings, what sweet little birds they look.

    My good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

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  56. Hi Eileen!! What cuties those Snow Buntings are! I've never seen them before! I started feeding our birds again, and am not even seeing very many chickadees which are a favorite winter bird for me.

    Take care, and I hope you're staying warm! burrrrrr!! :-)

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  57. Here they are in flocks of hundreds in the snowy weedy fields.

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  58. The snow bunting is beautiful! I think that’s the first one I’ve seen on a blog! Thanks for sharing and, as always, for hosting.

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  59. I've never seen a snow bunting either. Look, sweet as they can be!

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  60. I have never seen snow buntings before. I will have to keep an eye out. We live north of where the pictures were taken.

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