Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday's Critters #272

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!


Birds, turtles and gators, oh my! These are some images from our visit to the Green Cay Nature Center on Jan 9th.  We saw lots of birds and critters. 

We saw many beautiful Tricolored Herons.



The breeding Cattle Egret  has the rusty color on it's head.


These turtles were covered with some muck, maybe the Florida Scoter or the Sliders?


You never know when a gator is around, they can blend in and hide in the vegetation.


A Green Heron is standing in the wetland plants.


Above the boardwalk, a hawk checking out the small bird and maybe lizards in the trees.


Walking back to the car we saw an Egret caught a lizard. You can see the lizard if you click on the photo for larger viewing.



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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

60 comments:

  1. I tried to take pictures of some white egrets walking on the green grass but they quickly moved away from sight. They look exactly like the egret in the last picture. The gator is scary, probably waiting to snap its next prey. Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  2. ...Eileen, you sure found a great collection. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Awesome birds! Great post,thank you Eileen. Enjoy your weekend:)

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  4. I'd rather spy the turtles than the 'gator in the water! Lucky I know you have a great zoom!
    Happy weekend
    Wren x

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  5. All are pretty...I like the perching hawk best.
    (Nowadays I am curious about raptors).
    Have a nice weekend!

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  6. Once again you hae shown us a wonderful collection of critters in this area. thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend

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  7. Sempre lindas tuas fotos e olhares captados! Que seja lindo teu fim de semana de Carnaval! beijos, chica

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  8. Hari OM
    OOOOHHHHHHHH these are FANTABULOUS SHOTS Eileen!!! Happy Saturday. YAM xx

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  9. Your Florida trip wax obviously very productive, Eileen, with many fond memories no doubt.

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  10. Looks indeed a wonderful trail to check birds and gator at their habitation! I ever seen gators in wild or at their natural states instead only in zoos and crocodile park here. Liked the egret standing tall with its hunted lizard…

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  11. gorgeous photos today, all of them. we have egrets that come to our lizard buffet. I can see them out the living room window. they are so patient while stalking a lizard and dart their head out so quickly, we can't see it happen

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  12. Hello Eileen,

    The Egrets are so beautiful! I love your photos from Florida. It looks very nice there.

    Happy Weekend!

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  13. Another wonderful collection, Eileen. Your photos are beautiful and thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Good Morning Eileen. I must say that the alligator is a bit scary the way it blends in motionless like that. The herons must have to be very adept at spotting the alligators waiting to pounce. Great pictures again. And thanks for the link today.

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  15. Beautiful shots, Eileen. My fave is the first one of the heron. Sounds like a wonderful spot to visit.

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  16. Great photos. I love egrets and herons.

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  17. Beautiful Tricolored and Green Herons! Nice catch with the lizard!

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  18. oh i saw the poor little lizard. that's a great picture but my heart hurts for the lizard and this darn circle of life!!

    the herons here are gorgeous, beautiful pictures of them!!!

    here's to another week, many thanks for hosting!!!

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  19. The birds in Florida in winter are so wonderful! You have to keep an eye open for the gators though! Thanks for hosting us, Eileen!

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  20. I adore all those birds! I sure hope you have incredible zoom on your lens to be getting such a great shot of the gator. Yikes!

    Have a great weekend,
    Andrea

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  21. Awesome feathered friends photos ~ and the turtles and gator too ~ Favorites ~ the sweet turtles!

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

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  22. It's so exciting to see all of the different Herons...love the Green Heron! And I think I saw that Cattle Egret somewhere...oh yes, he was following me on my post! heehee! Enjoy your weekend. (wish you were here again!!!) Sweet hugs, Diane

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  23. Cool shots. The last one is my favourite.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  24. There are many good birding spots for us to visit. We just have to make an effort to get there.

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  25. Amazing birds. It's always a pleasure to see the critters your camera captures, Eileen.

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  26. Nice shot with the lizard and egret. Go, egret! Beautiful photos as always!

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  27. Great critter pictures.
    I like the turtles.

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  28. It's so hard to believe this is January!!! It gives me hope that spring will come...
    Thanks for hosting. Have a good one!

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  29. Green Cay is a great place to see the birds. They are accustomed to humans and stick around to be photographed. Wonderful shots!

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  30. The egret with the lizard looks so relaxed to people. Like that gator too. Heron family are a favorite.

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  31. Good morning Eileen, I really enjoy your critters and greenery! I hope this day finds a bit of relief from our weird and strangely aggressive winterness! At least we have lots of sunshine here today and guess what, no snow falling down! Enjoy your day.

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  32. Beautiful Tricolored Heron, very nice. And all the other are superb Eileen.

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  33. Oh! You've got so many great animals and birds in your region!

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  34. What great photos! I especially like the one with the turtles :)

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  35. Ahhhh...that is a tasty morsel it caught. NO wonder it looks proud!...:)JP

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  36. That is an excellent photo of the tricolored heron...it is a beauty.

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  37. Great post! I didn't know that egrets ate lizards.

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  38. Another one for you, Eileen. Black swans are always a pleasure to photograph.

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  39. Always love your critters, you are such a great photographer! I always learn something new when I drop by, love it!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  40. What a wonderful post featuring quite the array of critters. Our world is so beautiful!

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  41. The variety of herons you see amazes me. We only have the Great blues.

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  42. Great set of photos of beautiful animals.
    Amanda xx

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  43. Olá Eileen,
    Adoráveis esses animais!
    As fotos estão magníficas.
    Os meus Parabéns!
    Continuação de bom domingo e excelente semana.
    Abraços,
    Ailime

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  44. Hello Eileen,
    I had a weekend weekend last weekend and this weekend we were very busy from early morning to late evening to help our daughter move. So I did not have a post linked.
    I see here very nice links and also your photos are very nice.
    I especially enjoyed seeing the three-color heron fantastically. the other pictures are also great.
    Have a very nice new week.
    Greetings, Helma

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  45. Awesome critters Eileen. My favorite? That egret,walking the path.

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  46. Eileen, enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Good to see all these great wading birds!

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  48. You make me want to jump in the car and head for Fort Lauderdale! (Want to meet me there,lol!). Isn’t that a fabulous nature center? I haven’t seen a green heron yet this season. Thanks so much for your wonderful pictures and for hosting Saturday Critters. And for taking the time to visit and comment on my feeble efforts!

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  49. At a time when I feel like the world around is so devoid of life and color, this post is perfect and a reminder that soon it won't be! Thanks Eileen!

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  50. Dearest Eileen; Your shot of Cattle Egret and Green Heron made me really wish to see one of them in my area because I new our Egret and Heron ;-) Haha, a skinny Egret caught a lizard; what a shot of the wonderful moment♪
    So sorry for my really late comment and Wishing you all a wonderful New Week. Thank you very much for hosting;
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  51. I see Herons on blog posts all the time, and that is one of the nicest I've seen. It's so clear and pretty. How funny to have seen the Egret catch the lizard. I'm glad, cause they are creepy to me hehehe. Your photos are always wonderful, Eileen.

    ~Sheri

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  52. What a great post, all of your photographs are lovely.

    All the best Jan

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