Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday's Critters #271

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During our recent trip to Ocean City Maryland we took a side trip to Assateague Island National Seashore. I love seeing the wild horses and at this time there was a surprise winter filly born a month or so ago. We saw it a few times during our walks and time at the park.  Here are some of the photos I took while at Assateague.

Gulls resting. The water is so calm on the bay side of the island. 



Our first sighting of the new filly and her mom Susi, they look alike. 




Assateague is always a great place to see the Yellow-rumped Warblers. 


A view of the butter-butt.


A cute bay pinto filly around a month old at the time of my photo. She was born in the coldest part of our winter which is unusual.  They are usually born in April, may or June. Good news is that the filly and her mom are both doing well.


The Mom named Susi Sole and her new foal who is not named just yet. The ponies are given alpha-numeric names when they are born. If you want to name a new filly you can win the Ebay auction


Another sighting of the Assateague wild horses, was right next to the parking lot.  They say to stay at least 40 ft from the wild horses.  Some people have trouble following the rules. We saw some people closer.



Assateague's wild horse population is around 80 horses on the Maryland side of the island.



When the horses came close to us, we walked further away and towards our car.  The pathway leads from the parking lot to the beach. 




I have to say the newest filly and Assateague pony is just adorable. 




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59 comments:

  1. ...a place that I want to visit, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great sighting of the butter-butt and the wild horses. Yes, the filly looks so like the mom! Have a happy weekend!

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  3. The baby is adorable. Would love to visit there. Thank you for taking me along.
    MB

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  4. lol, it is always a joy to see images of those horses. Such a beautiful horse. And the foal........such a cutie :)
    Hope you have a great week ahead :)

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  5. What a delight to have seen the wild horses and Great photographs. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Hello,

    The wild horses are so beautiful. The small ponies are very cute. I love horses in that size.
    Happy weekend!

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  7. Good morning Eileen,
    nice to see how newly born are always so cute...horses too, of course.
    Thanks for sharing. Lovely shots.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Good morning Eileen,
    your birds and pony photos are beautiful. The pony and her foal are cute, thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

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  9. Gorgeous shots of the wildlife. The horses are beautiful and the white sand makes them stand out on the bright day. The little birds are so cute and colourful. Have a lovely weekend Eileen. xx

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  10. Fotos linda que despertam lindos sentimentos!Adorei ver! Que teu fim de semana seja lindo! beijos, chica

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  11. Maintain a distance with wild animals is good for both and the filly is cute and has the best – colors – of her mother. Nice beach side shots

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  12. My favorite book series as a horse-crazy child in the 70's was Misty of Chincoteague and all the others in the series by Marguerite Henry. Or is it Margaret? I had the Breyer horses too. Now and then I'm tempted to adopt one of the ponies and bring one home to our farm - perhaps a Misty look-a-like. I've not been there yet - hope to make it there to see them in person some day. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Both the horses and the birds are just marvellous!

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  14. Hari OM
    There was a program on here earlier this week which showed the annual 'horse swim', when the culling for sale is done in order to maintain the population but sustain the island as well. What stunning creatures and they fetch wonderul prices to be kept as pets or trained for showing and working - the funds going to the local fire and wildlife services. Fabulous stuff! YAM xx

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  15. I visited this area sixteen years ago and enjoyed it very much. The horses are nominally wild, but they are managed so much it is hard to really ascribe wildness to them. They are beautiful creatures nonetheless.

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  16. Ahhh....that pony is gorgeous. What a treat to see!

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  17. What a lovely post. It's a shame people cannot respect the animals. Thanks for hosting! Have a good one!

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  18. Beautiful photos! The foal is just as cute as can be!

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  19. the horse and new pony are just adorable. it has always been a dream to see these horses. i must make that happen!!

    how cool would it be to name the baby, something clever, she is so cute....and needs a clever, cute name!!

    people do not respect nature or rules. we have been having the same problem with the seals here on the beaches. and it is almost impossible to keep people off the beach dunes. no respect!!!

    beautiful birds but the horses stole the show today!!!

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  20. Mum Susi and her new foal are just beautiful. Sadly there are always people who have to break the rules put there tp protect both the animals and people themselves. It is important that wild creatures remain wild for their own safety. A lovely post today Eileen. Thank You.

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  21. those horses are so beautiful and Susy and her baby are precious. I would love to see them and the beaches they are on..

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  22. Fantastic nature shots and especially the 'wild horses' ~ so beautiful with Mama and baby ~

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

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  23. Love the mama and her new filly. So sweet. Beautiful creatures, Eileen. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  24. Outstandingly wonderful post my friend!

    This place sounds worth visiting!

    Truly rich with natural beauty and wildlife.

    This is such pleasure to know that mom and baby both survived the harsh weather!

    Your photography is incredibly beautiful dear Eileen!

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  25. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos, all perfectly photographed.
    I really love the horse with foal.
    Do you want to place my link, I can not.
    Best regards Irma

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  26. How sweet the filly is...a true beauty. I read several books about the ponies of Assateague Island when I was a girl...I dedicated a large portion of my life to the love of horses.

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  27. Those horses are beautiful and the setting is perfect. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. We used to have huge flocks of yellow rump warblers...not any more. I see maybe one or two a summer.

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  29. Hello Eileen,
    These photos are so beautiful!
    I Love all of them!
    Thanks por this wonderful moment.
    Have a good week end.
    Hugs
    Ailime

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  30. Beautiful post , Thanks for the post.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  31. Beautiful birds, and I love seeing the wild horses!
    Have a great weekend!

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  32. Beautiful photos Eileen, love the horses and little ponies. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. Love those horses, I tend to chat with them some.cute foal

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  34. Love those wild horses! We have very few Yellow-rumped Warblers this winter, very unusual as they and the Palm Warblers vie for top numbers. The Palms are likewise down in numbers but not the the same extent,

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  35. Oh, such beautiful animals !! I love all your photos !!
    Happy weekend !

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  36. The little filly is so cute, Eileen! The whole idea of wild horses is great!

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  37. Magnificas fotografias de que gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  38. Oh, they are pretty! The horses, I mean.

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  39. Wow, i love the ponies ! Very nice !

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  40. Pure photos, I love the Yellow-rumped Warblers, I wish we had one. Cheers Eileen.

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  41. Fun photos - love the pony - and the sweet birds. Have a grand week.

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  42. Cute ponies! I like the name "butter butt" (makes the inner 8-year old in me laugh)

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  43. Awesome post! Of course, you can't go wrong with ponies and butter-butts!

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  44. I love the baby n mommy horse. They are sweet.

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  45. Eileen you are SOOOOOO lucky to be there!! I've wanted to go all my life and now after seeing this post, I just may have to plan a trip...:)JP

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  46. A wonderful selection of photographs.

    I do like the thought of wild horses, your photographs of them are just lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  47. The wild horses are beautiful, and the foal is charming. People do not stick to bans and do something they should not. They hurt horses. Greetings.

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  48. That foal is a beauty! Loved seeing the warblers, too.

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  49. I took my dog to the vet to have his teeth cleaned and he was a wee bit drunk when we picked him up. He was making such a silly face, I couldn't resist taking his picture (I should be ashamed). He is fine now so don't feel guilty about laughing at his expression.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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  50. Those wild ponies are beyond adorable, especially the new baby. What a great place to visit for birds too! Wonderful.

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  51. Those horses are beautiful. How adorable is that pony!

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  52. Eileen, enjoyed your Maryland photos. Thanks for sharing.

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