Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday's Critters #287

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!

My neighborhood Great Blue Heron chicks are growing fast.  Some times the noises coming from the herons is so loud, they sound like wild animals fighting at times.  






These are some images, the best I could get of the GB Herons and chicks through all the trees, branches and leaves.  I found at least 6 or more nests I can see,  there are more nests out of view.  


The Heron chick is almost on the top of a tall pine tree, you can not see the nest. 


There are 3 GB Heron chicks on the photo below, taken on June 7th.



I used to be able to see this nest from my deck, but this photo was from the nearby fire road. You can see three different nest on one tree that looks like a dead tree. 



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58 comments:

  1. Pretty pictures! Love their crest.

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  2. It is interesting to be able to see the birds and their nest so clearly. Have a blessed Saturday!

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  3. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images of the Blue Herons. They are so cute!
    I wish you a nice weekend!

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  4. Dearest Eileen; What a handsome little Great Blue Heron V(*^.^*)V I love the dark blue parts on their head -;) And I especially interested in their making nests on pine tree; hope that the leaves won't trouble them. But happy to see them with pine tree as its the tree almost represent my country ♪
    Thank you very much for hosting, and Have a wonderful weekend and new week.
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  5. Herons seem so gangly to be so high up in trees. At my daughter's place there used to be 5 Heron nests but several years ago on the 4th of July a huge windstorm knocked all the nests down and they (the Herons) have never been back.
    MB

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  6. Really big birds...even as chicks :)
    Have a great weekend, Eileen!

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  7. Great to have seen these chicks growing and so many nests. Now I think they may be near fledgling so it would be great to see that happen. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  8. Made me think of the cormorantsnesting tree we have in one lake. Bot it is far out in the lake so I can´t get close. We have teh Grey heron, I know they are nesting but I have not found the nest. Your blue heron looks very similar to our grey one :) Wish you a happy week :)

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of these herons.
    All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Do you want to place my link, I still can't do it
    Best regards, Irma

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  10. Hello Eileen
    today I have afternoon / evening shift and this time I could share my mail myself :-)
    Your photos of the young blue herons are also very nice to see :-)
    Have a very nice weekend.
    Greetings, Helma

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  11. It is great that you have this colony so nearby. Sadly, our local rookery was largely destroyed by hurricane and clean-up, and the two pairs of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons which built nests there abandoned them. Only one pair of Green Herons produced young.

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  12. What a beautiful photos you made of the young birds!

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  13. Thanks for the great shots from the heronry. These kinds of images are not easy to obtain. The nests of our local birds are quite concealed by the foliage now.

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  14. You got some beautiful photos of the Blue Herons and the chicks. What a special sight to have right from your deck. Enjoy the day and have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting.

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  15. So nice pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Lindas fotos e gosto muito dos ninhos...Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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  17. a wonderful series eileen, as you know i have a deep love for herons!! i'll bet those noises can be startling but fun to hear just the same. it is amazing to me that you have so many nests, so close to home!!! i like the picture of the dead tree with the three nests, that's amazing....and no leaves, even better!!

    many, many thanks for continuing to host us critter lovers, have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  18. ...I must say, nice neighbors to have! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Your heronry has proved to be a wonderful source of both photography and entertainment Eileen. Those chicks have begun to look like real herons now. Nice work to get those pictures through the trees.

    Thanks for the links today.

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  20. We have a rookery nearby, but I haven't visited it, yet. It's on our highway, and the cars are a bit fast. sigh.
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one!!!

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  21. That's quite the little village of one of my favorite birds to see. Happy Day.

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  22. Your herons are wonderful...I can see how you love them...No wonder you are celebrating critters!

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  23. What a great set of photos, Eileen! Always a pleasure to see the young growing families of birds.

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  24. They make such big strong nests! Love seeing the young ones! How nice to get to keep an eye on them! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  25. hari OM
    I was excited by these, Eileen - a sight I have never managed for myself!!! YAM xx

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  26. Those are great captures of nature's next generation of GB Herons! Thanks for visiting my blogs. Have fun this weekend...wherever you are!

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  27. Awesome nest photos and feathered friends too!

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

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  28. i have never seen Heron Chicks in real life, only here on our blog and your FB page. they are absolutely adorable.

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  29. the chicks are pretty homely . These look like they're just about ready to leave the nest.

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  30. The chick in the pine tree has some "crazy hair" going on this morning. LOL

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  31. Great shots, Eileen.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  32. Hello Eileen, This is really neat to see these Great Blue Heron nests and chicks. Fascinating to hear about the sounds too. When I see these birds at Green Lake I don't recall ever hearing them make a sound. I guess they get into arguments with their brothers and sisters just like humans do. :-) Thanks for sharing all the neat photos and for hosting Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend! John

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  33. Underbara bilder av hägern Eileen! Inte lätt att fotografera, fåglarna och boet smälter så väl in i omgivningen så det krävs en del för att få sådana bilder, bra gjort!

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  34. So cool you have a GBH nest in your neighborhood! I'll bet it's been fun watching the chicks grow.

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  35. How wonderful for you to be able to see all of those nests and watch the chicks mature, Eileen! They are such large babies!

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  36. Fascinating to see the heron chicks. Love the photos!

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  37. Excellent, excellent images, Eileen, I've never seen anything but the adults guarding the nests in spring. Oh man, they are so loud, maybe not crane loud but I'm not really sure. Maybe I should record them both and see who wins.

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  38. It must have been great fun to see those Heron chicks!!! Great photos Eileen :) Enjoy your weekend, looking forward to more of your sightings during the coming week.

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  39. So cool to watch the baby herons growing!!

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  40. Awww they are so cute! Great to have the rookery so close by.

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  41. It would be so much fun to live where it was close to watch a rookery. You have some great shots, here.

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  42. This is a brilliant series of photographs Eileen, so good to see these herons.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  43. Oh my! I've seen plenty of herons but never the chicks. Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

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  44. Finding a nesting area is always such a delight...and your photos prove it! Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!

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  45. Beautiful pictures of the Herons and Heron Chics. Not getting your posts.
    Crystal

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  46. Wow, what a treat to have all those nests in your view. I can't imagine it. I would get nothing done!

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  47. Great photos. I've never seen so many all in one place.

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  48. The babies rock ... such cool hair styles ♥♥♥

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  49. I thought herons lay their eggs on the ground....
    nice info and great images...thank you

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  50. I'll be back this Saturday to post for your Saturday's critters!

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