Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday's Critters #267

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 have so many Florida photos to share, lots of birds and critters. I hope you enjoy. This is a part two of our Merritt Island NWR visit. 

The White Ibis and a Tricolored Heron




Smile for the camera, Florida alligator.



Below is a good sized group of Blue-winged Teal and some American Coots. 





I can make out some distant Northern Shovelers in the photo below. 


Great Egret


The Green Herons were a common sight too.




Anhinga, seen in many Florida parks.


Glossy Ibis were around in high numbers.




This group of birds took off from the ground, they were hidden until they were in flight. The pink Roseate Spoonbills stand out in the crowd.



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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

64 comments:

  1. ...beautiful, wet and wonderful critters, thanks for hosting.

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  2. Hari OM
    A variety of long and elegant birds for us today, Eileen - thanks for that!!! YAM xx

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  3. Birds, birds and an aligator---HELP!
    Love the photo of the Green Heron. Great shot
    MB

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  4. Hello Eileen. Wonderful photos.How beautiful birds they are! Have a great weekend.

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  5. The Green Heron, that could really be a poster picture. Wonderful shot.

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  6. A fabulous place to visit and see all these birds. Great shots Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Sorry, but i can`t link my contribution.
    Can you help me please ?

    https://meinmitmach.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-return-of-thrushes.html

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  8. Lovely birds from your visit. No thanks, even though the alligator may be smiling. I like the bird peeping out from the grass. Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Sweet click . Hope you too like my blog post .

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of all different animals.
    The alligator is beautiful, you can only see him here in the zoo.
    Do you want to place my link, I still can not.
    With kind regards, Irma

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  11. Muito lindos todos e ADOREI A garça! Lindo fim de semana!bjs praianos,chica

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  12. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos from Florida! The birds are pretty, but I don't like alligators ;)

    I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  13. So beautiful pictures.Thanks for showing.😘
    Happy Weekend
    💚Hug💚 Crissi

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  14. 'Stunning photos! Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  15. Awesome capture on birds from their habitation and the alligator shot was outstanding and should have felt excited spotting one.

    Happy Weekend and Day Eileen

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  16. A fantastic selection of animals, Eileen! The alligator is quite impressive!

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  17. Fantastic array of Florida wildlife Eileen. Love the first photo (reflections), and the spoonbills in the distance!

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  18. I love the image of the Green Heron, it's gorgeous. The alligator is scary looking, I would be very nervous if I saw one. :) Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day and weekend.

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  19. So many nice birds! Most of them I haven't seen yet and aim to see someday.
    Good to be back. Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Merritt Island is a great place for birds. Too far way from my home for a day trip. Beautiful images!

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  21. The Glossy Ibis is also very beautiful...
    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice sunny weekend!

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  22. Great variety of wildlife! I’ve always wanted to see a Tri-colored Heron. The Ibis are beautiful!

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  23. so many beautiful big birds, many that we don't see here...that is always exciting!! i enjoyed the first picture - it look like a meeting between friends. and the second, i think i like that one...i am not sure i could get that close to an alligator!!!

    i see coots, blue winged teal and shovelers at my special lake...they sure do cover a wide area of the coast!!!

    i'm sure you have a ton of pictures from florida...i don't envy you having to go through them!!

    have a great weekend and as always, many thanks for hosting!!!

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  24. I'm glad to see them. I know they;ll return in spring.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  25. Dearest Eileen; Oh My; I've never seen an Alligator. And I wondered what the White Ibis and a Tricolored Heron were talking to. The pink Roseate Spoonbills must be happy being able to live in that vast natural area♡♡♡
    Thank you very much for hosting and kind comments.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  26. Love seeing the birds, but you can keep the alligator!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. My favorite today is the dueling Ibis and Heron. they look like they are about to duel to me. to see who gets the frog or fish

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  28. Wonderful variety of nature shots and our feathered friends ~ ^__^

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

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  29. Really nice to see the wading birds! Have a good weekend.

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  30. Wow ! Fantastic photos from your beautiful Florida !!
    Happy weekend !

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  31. my favoriet image today is the first one. The ibis and heron. :) Have a great weekend.

    Over here we finally got some snow. :) Our world is brighter.

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  32. Olá Eileen,
    Tão belos animais!
    Eu gostei especialmente das aves. A garça branca é linda!
    Magníficas fotos.
    Bom fim de semana,
    Abraços,
    Ailime

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  33. The gator seems to be sizing up lunch.

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  34. Fantastic images Eileen. The best is the Ibis and Heron, fishing together, beauty. The second is the Glossy Ibis, excellent.

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  35. What a fine selection of birds, Eileen!
    I saw a Robin here today and it was all puffed up since it is -8˚C and windy. I hope he hasn't come back thinking spring was coming!

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  36. Some fabulous captures here...not sure which is my favorite. But know I would have had fun seeing all of them.

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  37. I get my White Ibis and Great Egrets mixed up. One of the two is the only wildlife I spotted the last time I visited a nature preserve near here. I was very happy to see a Green Heron at a park which became flooded last summer though.
    Great gator shot, scary critter.

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  38. Aren't the spoonbills amazing when they take off!!! I love them.

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  39. Very nice ! I love the glossy ibis !

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  40. Yes, sure did enjoy your pictures. Nice to see some color!! :)

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  41. Gorgeous birds. I don't have any critters to share this week but I'm working on it for next week :)

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  42. Great photos Eileen! But I honestly don't know how people in Florida live around 'gators. :-)

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  43. Alligators make me nervous. Thanks for hosting.

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  44. Splendid photos of that beautiful birdlife. The alligators always look so prehistoric looking. Great photos Eileen! Have a great week :)

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  45. Good morning Eileen. I must say that every time I see photos of the Florida wetlands I am amazed at the variety of wildlife that they hold. Same with your photos today with all of those herons, wildfowl and of course that wonderful alligator. The alligator is wonderful to me because of course we in the UK don't have anything near to that. Have a great day and thanks for the link today.

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  46. You outdid yourself, Eileen. The photos are gorgeous and I loved seeing all the pretty birds on the water.
    Amalia
    xo

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  47. It's terrific that you shared all this with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week...thanks Eileen.

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  48. Hello, I love the reflections in the first picture, and the second one is scary.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  49. That’s close enough to the gator!

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  50. Love the Spoonbills! I have yet to see one in person.

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  51. wonderful flock of birds.
    aww.... alligator... take care

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  52. Someday I hope to see an ibis. They really are lovely.

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  53. Thanks for hosting Eileen. Nice group of critters you have there.Never saw an Anhinga...pretty markings..You really captured the reflections in the first picture.. Enjoy your week.

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  54. Hermoso tu blog...todo bello aves y animales
    el cocodrilo me yuyo!!

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  55. So very pretty. You packed a lot into your short stay this year! Thanks for hosting.

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  56. Scary alligator! I can't help feel like there's something behind me when I see one of those guys. Great photos!

    Enjoy your week,
    Andrea

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  57. What a lovely variety of wildlife within your post.
    Loved seeing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  58. I'm still mesmerized by those Spoonbills!

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