Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday's Critters #279

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

Happy Easter Everyone! 

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!

Except for local walks on the fire roads and my backyard I have not been anywhere to see critters. So I am sharing some of my back yard birds and some herons from the nearby nest and a new born foal in the neighborhood.

A female Downy Woodpecker.




The Dark-eyed Juncos are still here, they are a winter visitor for my area.



The Chipping Sparrow is a Spring/Summer bird for my area.


A neighborhood farm has a few horses and this momma has a new foal. Very cute!


A Great Blue Heron on a nest, I can see this nest from our kitchen window.



These two herons were having an argument, I can watch them from our house and deck. 


When the leaves are back on the trees my views of the herons nest will be gone. The heron flying away lost the argument. 



The Easter Bunny came to visit my yard. 







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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

59 comments:

  1. Beautiful critters! What an appropriate time for the bunny to come.

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  2. Hari om
    Bunnykins timed that perfectly! Blessed Easter to you Eileen. YAM xx

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  3. Wishing you Happy Easter and a blessed weekend!

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  4. Hello, Eileen. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  5. Very nice sequence of pictures.
    Happy Easter!

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  6. Such wonderful birds for you to click so beautifully! The appearance of the cute bunny is a bonus!

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  7. Hello,

    The foal and the Easter Bunny is so cute! You are lucky who can watch so much wildlife from your yard.

    Happy Easter weekend!

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  8. Lovely to see the foal! Great photo of the woodpecker. I have a Chipping Sparrow on my blog today, too!
    Happy Easter!

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  9. Lindas fotos pra Páscoa festejar!

    Desejo que a Páscoa seja linda, alegre e abençoada pra ti e todos os teus! beijos,chica

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  10. Hello Eileen. You live in a spectacular place, because you can see so many different birds in your yard and in your area. Wonderful photos. Happy Easter.

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  11. Enjoyed the Downy, junco, Chippie and the little colt. The Cottontail looks so pale as compared to our Marsh Rabbit. This was my first winter in a long time during which I have not seen a junco, as we sold our Illinois condo and they do not range down this far in Florida.

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  12. ...what a view of the heron from your window! Happy Easter.

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  13. We still have juncos here too. We were just commenting yesterday that it is time for them to be heading out of here.

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  14. Really nice close-ups! And appropriate to have a bunny!

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  15. arguing herons, visible from your window, what a treat!!! i saw the juncos so briefly this year and now they are gone, nice that you are still seeing them!! your picture of the downy is gorgeous!!!

    so many thanks for hosting eileen!! happy easter...happy spring!!

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  16. It's a great time to keep those feeders full for all the Spring birds! Love that little Downy...he's a fav for me! Enjoy your weekend. We have some hiking weather to enjoy! Hugs, Diane

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  17. Excellent photos, very nice to see the herons. Happy Easter, Eileen.

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  18. Lucky you to be able to see a heron nest. It gets harder to get bird pics when the leaves are out. They fly up and hide from me. Enjoyed your post, especially the horses and the bunny sure is cute. Happy Easter!

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  19. Happy easter and Passover!
    Your yard is amazing.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  20. Cool to watch a heron on the nest they really don't look like tree nesters with those long gangling legs do they?
    It's cold here today after heavy storms that may be up your way by now...the sun is drifting in and out and no idea what kind of day we will end up with. Enjoy the weekend.

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  21. "The Heron lost the argument" - haha Great collections of photos as always. Happy Day and Happy Easter.

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  22. Beautiful photos, Eileen, and my Easter bunny will visit yours! ;-)
    Have a wonderful Easter.

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  23. love that Easter bunny... we have a woodpecker making a loud racket the past week, day and night, am and pm he is knocking on wood

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  24. Hope you all have a happy Easter! These are so lovely...birds galore and a bunny too.

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  25. The bunny is just lovely!
    Happy peaceful Easter to you and yours, dear Eileen!
    (Thanks for visiting my blog.)

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  26. Eileen, must be the day for Downy Woodpeckers. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. The great blue heron nests are a mess. One wonders how they are ever successful.

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  28. The heron nesting is a very wonderful sight to enjoy from your window, Eileen!
    Happy Easter!

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  29. Great photo of the heron disagreement.

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  30. Such beautiful animals! You always capture so many!

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  31. great shots. omg, such a cute foal! wish you and yours a happy blessed easter! lots of love and hugs!!

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  32. Well Eileen, with all those yard birds you have no need to worry if you are not able to get out. There's enough variation and lots of photo opps to keep most people occupied for hours. I would be more than happy to photograph the Downy Woodpecker, Juncos and Chipping Sparrows. The little foal is just lovely too. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  33. I have yet to see a bunny in my yard but lucky you -- and right before Easter. Hmmm... wonder where he's hiding the eggs! Happy weekend and delighted to finally join in!

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  34. Hi Eileen! I had to smile when you said, at the start of the post, "Except for local walks on the fire roads and my backyard I have not been anywhere to see critters." :-) Well, you sure don't need to go outside your own yards ... the pics this morning are great. Love the snap of the Heron! Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters. Happy Easter to you and yours. Best regards from the West! John

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  35. Wonderful critters shots ~ favorite is that sweet little bunny ~ ^_^

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

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  36. Happy Easter to you and thanks for all the lovely photos :)

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  37. How lucky are you to have that view of the herons even for a little while, Eileen! Love the bunny! ;-)

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  38. Very nice ! I like the horses !

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  39. Dearest Eileen; Chipping Sparrow is SO LOVELY。 Isn't it fun seeing different color from yours ;-) Sweet to see the Mom and baby♡♡♡  Haha, Thanks for the word ”foal”. Wish I could see the scene herons argument, must have been dynamic.
    Oh My, Easter Bunny♫♫♫ Happy Easter and Thank you SO much for hosting.
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  40. I miss seeing the herons when I used to walk around the lake down in Columbia, Md.
    Nice picture of the downy woodpecker. Well, all your photos are wonderful!! :)

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  41. Beautiful birds I think the chipping sparrow looks so cute.
    But lovely to see all of your photographs here.

    Happy Easter Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  42. Sweet pictures, Eileen. Bickering Herons---haha---how neat to be able to watch the nest for now.
    Happy Easter
    MB

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  43. At least you have variety in your yard! That GBH looks angry!

    Happy Easter!

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  44. Happy Easter and thanks for hosting. That's an awesome shot of the heron.

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  45. Jag delar absolut din förtjusning över vad naturen ger oss människor i form av underbara upplevelser. Nu när våren kommit vaknar allt till liv igen och det finns mycket att upptäcka.
    Du har verkligen spännande fåglar i din närhet, kanske har du ett annat klimat än vad vi har här i norr. Tack för fina fågelbilder!

    Hälsningar
    /Gunilla

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  46. Hi Eileen, Happy Easter to you and yours. I liked up yesterday (thanks for the meme) but my keyboard played up. So I turned off. Here I am now!Blessings Jo

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  47. I love all these beautiful photos !!
    Thank you so much for your wishes !!
    Happy Easter to you and your family !!

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  48. Have a great holiday Eileen, and thanks for taking time to share your post and photos with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!! Love the closeup of the woodpecker at the beginning...she's a doll face, isn't she? And the arguing herons...who won? lol

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  49. I do like the Downy Woodpecker. It looks so dainty. Happy Easter to you Eileen. Have a lovely weekend.

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  50. I was in love the Downy Woodpecker, fantastic bird Eileen.

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  51. Another sparrow! I have a couple more to share too and sort out their names. What a pleasure to see so many creatures thriving! I love it.

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  52. Of all the nature lovers in the whole wide world, you are the one who does not need to go anywhere to see amazing birds. Your backyard is amazing. Thank you for sharing! And for hosting. I hadn’t thought about how you won’t be able to see the heron rookery when the trees leaf out! Gosh...there is one downside to the end of winter. I’d be glued to that window as long as I could see the action.

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  53. Hello Eileen,
    These are beautiful pictures of the different birds.
    I wish you a nice Easter.
    Best regards, Irma

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  54. love the birds and the cute foal. :)
    I hope your Easter was great :)

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