Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday's Critters #289

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!


These are some more photos from our walk at the North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Maryland. 

We saw 5-6 adult Little Blue Herons and one mottled juvenile Little Blue Heron during our walk.  






Bull frogs where everywhere, very loud. 


I think these are the Red-eared Slider Turtles.





The Mottled Little Blue Heron, a juvenile. 


Another Little Blue Heron, we watched this one catch a frog.


A Pileated Woodpecker seen on a dead tree right above where an Osprey was perched. 



Osprey and a thin looking nest. 



The adult Little Blue Heron is beautiful, the blue colors around the bi-colored bill and the maroon head are lovely. 








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60 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen; What a Beautiful Blue Heron showed up for you♬ And I also enjoyed your Description in English p;-) How I wish to see Woodpecker or Osprey again (I could post them long before). In the middle of rainy season here; but feeling really hot(^^;)
    Thank you SO much for hosting and take care of yourself.
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. Great pictures Eileen! För mig är det nästan exotiskt att se alla dessa djur i naturen, sköldpaddor finns inte här, endast som husdjur inomhus.

    Trevlig helg!

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  3. Beautiful critters. The Blue Heron gave you a good pose for your camera. The two turtles look like they are either greeting each other or waiting for the other to give way. Have a happy and enjoyable weekend! Thank you for hosting!

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  4. Wonderful sightings! My favorite is the adult Little blue heron.

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  5. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! The little blue heron is so cute.
    Happy Saturday, and Happy Weekend!

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  6. The little blue heron looks unique in bicolour! The park looks pretty bio diverse with many species of critters

    Have a nice weekend

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Nice series of photos of your walk.
    The photos are perfectly sharp, my compliments.
    My favorite are photo 7 and 8.
    Do you want to add my link, I cannot do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. Little Blue Heron, truly beautiful, but the scraggy nest, someone up there needs to do a lot more work to make it safe and liveable!!!

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  9. The adult Little Blue Heron is gorgeous, love the colours. I am amazed at the size of the bull frog, I forgot how big they can be. I haven't seen one in decades. The woodpecker is ready to work on that dead tree. Beautiful photoss as usual, Eileen. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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  10. I like the Little Blue's blue breeding blush. I rarely see it in my neighborhood as they do not breed nearby.

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  11. You are right: the Little Blue Heron is beautiful! The bloe bill is very cute.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Hello, Lovely pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  13. Uma a uma, encantam nossos olhos! Beleza observar a natureza aqui! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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  14. that bullfrog is close to beautiful. what a handsome frog he is.. the little blue heron is beautiful...

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  15. Hari OM
    What a lovely array of critters - and that last shot of the LBH is lovely! YAM xx

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  16. ...Eileen, what a wonderful collection, the Little Blue Heron are beauties. Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Quite rarely a Little Blue Heron wanders off course and is present in southern Ontario, but nearly always an errant juvenile. As you point out, Eileen, the adult is a splendidly-coloured bird and would be a star attraction in a wetland here.

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  18. Dear Eileen,
    das sind wieder beeindruckend Fotos von unterschiedlichen Tieren.
    Tolle Aufnahmen!
    Hier ist wieder mein link.
    Ich danke dir für die Arbeit, die du immer mit mir hast.

    Aber mein Link wird einfach nicht angenommen :

    https://meinmitmach.blogspot.com/2019/06/hoverflies-schwebefliegen.html

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  19. Thanks for hosting! have a good one! I love the bullfrogs!!!!

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  20. Such elegance, Eileen! I love the networking possibilities that this blog world brings us!

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  21. So much to love in this post! Turtles and the blue heron are my favourites.

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  22. Each Photo Is So Beautifully Different - Amazing Captures For Sure

    Cheers

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  23. Nice Little Blue Heron portrait! Beautiful! We don't see ospreys much in this part of the state. They're a bit more common in the western end.

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  24. Hi Eileen. That last Little Blue Heron is simply stunning. I didn't realise they had so many hues to their plumage. Like you say, that Osprey nest doesn't look too promising for raising a family. That Bull Frog is really huge. Is he the one in that famous song by Burl Ives?

    Happy Weekend.

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  25. Love the Little Blue Herons and those turtles.
    Have a great weekend!

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  26. The birds are lovely, Eileen, but my vote today goes to the frog! :-)

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  27. Hi Eileen, what a wonderful collection of critters. I loved the clear close-up image of the adult Little Blue Heron. the different colors and bi-colored bill: beautiful. thanks for your concern while I was "absent" I intend to be back now. Regularly and forever! Have a great weekend. Jo

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  28. Some really good captures of nature at its feathered and croaking and terrapin finest. I do hope Mr. Osprey gets busy working on that nest, as it's getting a bit late in the season. Thanks for commenting on my blogs. Barb

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  29. I do so love the Little Blue Herons...that last shot is so, so nice. great shot of the osprey, too.

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  30. That last photo is beautiful, Eileen!

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  31. That is what I call a successful walk, Eileen! Fabulous pics! So many frogs is a good sign that the environment is in good shape there!

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  32. WoW!! this state park has a wide variety of critters and you were lucky to see so many!!

    all of your sightings and snaps are gorgeous but the adult little blue heron is really spectacular, i don't think i have ever seen one!! many thanks for hosting eileen and have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  33. We love seeing the Little Blue Herons here in Florida and it's fun when you can go back and watch the young ones change from white to deep dark blue. Love your photos! We actually got out for a hike this morning! YAY! Happy weekend! Thanks for the fun!

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  34. Wonderful photos, I especially loved the last, of the Little Blue Heron
    Have a nice weekend
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  35. Excellent post! I love that bicolor bill especially

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  36. What a great variety of critters, Eileen!! Not sure if I favor the Osprey, the Pileated or the Blue Heron...hmmmmm...all super photos of great birds!!...:)jp

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  37. cool to see a frog. I rarely see any where I live. Only got a short glimpse of one this summer.

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  38. All wonderful photos ~ favorites are the bullfrog and turtles ~ ^_^

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

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  39. Very nice. I love the woodpecker !

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  40. Lots of really great shots here I admire anyone who can photograph flying objects.

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  41. That woodpecker is quite vibrant and that little heron is very sweet.

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  42. What a fabulous looking little blue heron. The mottled one was extremely interesting. A lot of wildlife to see there, and great photos. Thanks Eileen. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  43. Love all these birds, and the bullfrog! I saw one today but made the decision to leave the camera in the car today and didn't get a photo.

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  44. It's always so wonderful to see the critters you've captured with your camera, Eileen!

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  45. Beautiful critters. Love the herons!

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  46. Such a lovely collection of critters this time as well, Eileen.
    The turtles with their heads looking up gave me a chuckle - thx.
    Happy Day to you!
    Peace :)

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  47. I'm jealous...I can't get a quarter-mile near a frog before it dunks for cover

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  48. We only get one kind of heron here, the Great Blue Heron. We have them by the marina in town and once in a while up here at the cabin. They are such an unusual bird. Their cry is so distinctive. I finally got some critter pics to share this week. - Margy

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  49. That first heron looks like a statue! And what a handsome frog!

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  50. What a beautiful array of creatures captured through your lens! Including that very well fed frog!

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  51. You got some great photos of Saturday's Creatures.... I especially love the Blue Heron.... I don't see them much --but when I do, I enjoy watching them... SO pretty.

    Have a great Blog Break.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  52. Estupendas fotos11
    Te deseo un estupendo julio Eileen.
    Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios siempre.
    Un abrazo.

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  53. Yes, I'll be joining in this coming Saturday. What lovely critters you've selected for us! Enjoy your week off of blogging!

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  54. Eileen - a lovely menagerie. I have to admit to being partial to the pileated woodpecker and the osprey! Happy Fourth of July to you!

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  55. So lovely pictures, Eileen, I especially love the little blue heron.
    Happy 4th!! Xoxo

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  56. You are so blessed to have a blue heron show up for you. Just recently, in the middle of a dam on an island I actually saw an eagle standing up sleeping. I knew it was an eagle because of the white head. Hope this is blog hop for this Saturday.

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