Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday's Critters #288

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These are some images from our visit to see the York Pennsylvania Great Egret rookery. We also saw one Black-crowned Night Heron on a nest.  I have blogged a few times about the York Pa rookery.





Some of the Great Egret chicks seemed to be bigger than others. 


Black-crowned Night herons also have nest in the nearby trees.  


The fuzzy looking chicks are so cute. 






It is always amazing to see these tall birds standing and nesting in the tops of the tall trees.










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55 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen; Oh, the chicks are really lovely with yellow beaks (♡^.^♡) I always wish to see another type of heron; the Black-crowned Night heron looks also sweet and looking at you ? :-) What a shot that the tall adult one standing on the tree keeping balance♬
    Wishing you will have a wonderful weekend and new week;
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. Aren't the egrets gorgeous when they have breeding plumage. Love the little babies' fuzzy heads.

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  3. it is lovely to see so many |Egret nesting together. Thanks for hosting and havea a good week ahead.

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! Amazing big birds.
    Happy Midsummer!

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  5. How soft and warm those smart white feathers...
    I find it amazing too, when they stand on treetops!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wonderful photos Eileen - happy Saturday!

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  7. Dear Eileen,Your photos are terrific.
    Great watching, you show us.
    I especially like the chicks
    And the flying skills of the parents. , , Great !
    Thank you for showing me.
    Here again my contribution.
    Thank you for helping me with linking.Your photos are terrific.
    Great watching, you show us.
    I especially like the chicks
    And the flying skills of the parents. , , Great !
    Thank you for showing me.
    Here again my contribution.
    Thank you for helping me with linking.


    My contribution: https://meinmitmach.blogspot.com/2019/06/beobachtungen-vom-balkon-balcony-view.html

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of these Egrets with their young in the nest.
    All photos are perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  9. ...what a beautiful sight, I've never seen so many. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your day.

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  10. Great captures of the birds, their nests and chicks. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  11. Lindas tuas fotos. Esses ninhos e os filhotinhos e ainda o voo delas. ADORO ver! beijos, tudo de bom,ótimo fim de semana! chica

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  12. The Great Egret chicks are gorgeous as is the Heron. Beautiful photos, Eileen.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Lovely series on the nested Egrets and the chicks look amusing and cute! Pretty post

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  14. You are very lucky, Eileen, to be able to see all of these nesting colonies. This is now three species of heron you have presented to us over your past couple of posts. You have dine very well to capture the events in this fashion.

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  15. It's interesting comparing the large and small birds. Our big birds need time to grow and mature, like the osprey we have down the road.
    Our wee chickadees are preparing another nest since the little birds grow fast. The robins are on brood #2, at least. It's fascinating!
    Thanks for hosting! Have a good one.

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  16. awesome sights and captures eileen!! they must feel their nests are safe at the top of those trees, but i would think they are more visible and vulnerable to the large birds flying by. the egret chicks are so cute, so pretty looking up to momma!!!!

    beautiful capture of the night heron too...i guess it is "baby time" of year!!!

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  17. The chicks look like muppets so very cute!

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  18. Hari OM
    I too am always amazed that these birds nest in trees - it looks ungainly somehow and yet clearly the system works for them! YAM xx

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  19. Great shots of these chicks, Eileen. It is wonderful to see these young bird families growing.

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  20. I think you are very smart to visit this rookery Eileen. All of those nesting herons and efrets are just asking to be photographed and simply enjoyed. I could spend many happy hours there snapping away.

    Thanks again for today's link-up.

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  21. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week.

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  22. Great photos. It is amazing seeing them in trees. They look too big to fit. The fuzzy chicks are adorable.

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  23. Fuzzy and beautiful!
    Thank you for hosting.

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  24. Agreed that seeing great blue herons standing nonchalantly in a tree is a bit surprising. They must have great balance as they are not clutching onto a branch.

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  25. those sweet fuzzy heads make me smile. love the one IN FLIGHT..

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  26. Hello Luci,
    Do you want to share my link, I still don't succeed.
    Best regards, Irma

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  27. Those egrets seem to be dressed in bridal gowns. Love those babies too!

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  28. Hi Eileen, Thanks for taking us along to the York Pennsylvania Great Egret rookery. Neat photos and, wow, I love #3 and #4. It is curious to me that these big, easy-to-spot birds nest in a way that is so out-in-the-open. I wonder if their size helps to ward off predators. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. Hope your weekend is a happy one. John

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  29. That egret looking ready to leap into the sky is just unbelievable. Really beautiful and I love seeing the babies!

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  30. oh wow Eileen these are amazing photos, I would love to go to that place and see them. They are really really beautiful. You got great close up photos too. Have a happy weekend, cheers, Nora

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  31. Those are wonderful egrets. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Awesome pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  33. Thanks for showing us these chicks, Eileen! I've never seen any. I like the big birds high up in the trees too!

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  34. Love those chicks. Great photos of birds I’d never see otherwise.

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  35. Great photographs and I do agree, the fuzzy looking chicks are very cute.

    All the best Jan

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  36. Cute chicks. Great series of pictures.

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  37. Oh My...the Great Egret rookery is marvelous, how wonderful that you have so many great birds so near you to observe and photograph. I envy that. The little ones are so darling and the adults are grand. We have the birds here and I am guessing some of them breed here as well, just not sure where. The Black Crowned Night Herons are also lovely birds...and now we have lots of them around and about. Thank you so much Eileen for your kindness and encouragement over the years as well as your sweet friendship. I appreciate you~

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  38. Those fuzzy headed babies are just too adorable for words!

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  39. Those are fabulous shots Eileen - I love the cute fluffiness of the chicks. Also, to see where their nests are located (on those bare branches) is wonderful too. Cheers, Sue

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  40. We had these beautiful white egrets all over the place in my former home. It was the most amazing thing to see them roosting in the trees.

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  41. You have many interesting birds in your neck of the woods.
    Merle..................

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  42. Bilderna på hägrarna är otroligt fina, jag har heller aldrig sett dessa fåglar så jag uppskattar verkligen dina bilder.

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  43. Wonderful!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a blessed day!

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  44. wow! awesome shots of the beautiful egrets ~ ^_^

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

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  45. All, Eileen, is so terrific!! Love these...each and every one.

    Thanks so much for participating & sharing with us at I'd Rather Birdin'

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  46. The egret chicks are adorable!

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  47. Eileen, enjoyed viewing your trip to the York Pennsylvania Great Egret rookery. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. This post reminds me that I need to take a trip to the York PA rookery - It's not that far from us, and I think it would be great fun! I love your photos, the chick really is adorable and look like a toy!

    I hope you're doing well - Fabulous weekend, wasn't it?

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