Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday's Critters #292

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 images from our walk on the C&O Canal trail located at Riley's Lock in Potomac Maryland. 

I can always find the Green Herons at this location. They are one of my favorite herons. 







We saw a lot of these Slider Turtles in the canal. They were sitting on piles of mud or trunks trunks sticking out the water.  


There were a lot of dragonflies flying around. 





A couple of Bald Eagles were seen and heard.  There must be a nest nearby. 


A second Green Heron seen along the trail.  I think their rusty neck and colors are beautiful. 


The Green Heron, one of the smallest herons. They can be hard to spot. They blend in well with their surroundings. 



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57 comments:

  1. Nice captures! Your Bald eagle looks very similar to our Brahminy kite.

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  2. Dearest Eileen; As I might have said before, always love to see the beautiful green heron which look a bit different from the one I can see V(*^.^*)V Yes, rusty neck and colors are really beautiful and attractive. I told my dragonfly lover husband that it doesn't seem to have much color; and then he told me that it must be the old one that's why the color must have faded.
    Wish to see the handsome Bald Eagles p;-)
    Thank you very much for hosting and comments; Wishing you will have a wonderful weekend and coming new week.
    Lots of hugs and Love; Miyako*

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  3. Once again ..............beautiful birds. That bald eagle is so majestic!

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  4. You share such wonderful wild-life Eileen.
    Joy

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  5. The colouring of the Green Heron is fabulous Eileen. Great close up shot of the Dragonfly. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. We don't get to see herons and eagles where we live. Won't be easy to spot the turtles especially when they are almost covered with moss.

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Green Herons are very beautiful. Very good shots!
    Happy Weekend!

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  8. Hari OM
    It's the pattern on the heron's wings which catches my eye - and all that duckweed. Gracious! How does the water (and its residents) manage to breathe?! YAM xx

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  9. Hi Eileen. Realiezed I have not posted all July. :( Hope you are well.
    I agree about the Green Heron. It is a beauty and I was happy every time I spotted it on my travels. Your images are gorgeous :)
    Well, you have to say the turtles have a very good camouglage :) :)

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  10. A lot of duckweed on that pond! You could be forgiven for thinking that those Red-eared Sliders are green-backed turtles!

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  11. Amazing birds pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  12. Great photos Eileen. I'd never heard of Green Herons. Loved the turtles on the mud. Thanks for hosting, have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Love that green heron and the turtles!

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  14. Beautiful Green Heron! Wonderful photo of the eagle!

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  15. Great photos! And I see those turtles have perhaps found a new herbal treatment - duck weed. :) Happy Day.

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  16. I really like the green heron's colours!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a great weeekend!

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  17. love seeing the green herons, haven't seen any up close this year

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  18. I agree with you Eileen. The Green Heron is an especially beautiful bird. I wish I could see them more often. That canal looks so green and unhealthy but the turtles don't seem to mind. It's fun to link up today. Thanks.

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  19. I always love seeing the turtles...with their mossy backs! And the heron is beautiful and more what I expect him to look like! heehee! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

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  20. Beautiful green heron, there are so many differet kinds I didn't know. Beautiful photos, Eileen.
    Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic weekend.

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  21. the green heron is absolutely gorgeous, i can see why it is your favorite!! love the bald eagle as well, looking so majestic!! i think we should call the turtles "slime turtles" they look like they are covered in slime!!

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  22. Lovely herons, Eileen. They look a little like the night herons we have here in Melbourne.

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  23. Those turtles are especially fascinating -- they blend in so well. I love the green heron, too. I think green is the theme here! We have a bald eagle that flies by but I've never had my camera when he does! Love them!

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  24. I learned something about the Great Heron today --- lovely collection of birdies and turtles, Eileen.
    Thanks for hosting and have a great WE!
    Peace :)

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  25. the eagle is AMAZING! love the detailed feathers on the Green Herons. Favorite 2 photos are The Turtles in all that green algae...

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  26. Green herons are one of my favorites too, Eileen. You got some great pics! Love the turtles too.

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  27. I love your Green Herons, too. I thought I had not ever seen any, but found a photograph I took of one many years ago...NOT a good photo. I sure wish I could see more. Love the bald eagles...and always love seeing turtles...just one of those things that give me joy.

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  28. wow! gorgeous photos of nature's treasures ~ eagle, turtles feathered friends and they are all beautiful!

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

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  29. Beautiful the Green Heron, so vivid Eileen.

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  30. Very nice. I love the turtles !

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  31. Seeing a Bald eagle must be a real treat!
    Have a nice Sunday, Eileen, and thanks for sharing.

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  32. All that you've shared here are lovely, especially the green heron and turtles.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  33. Excellent pictures! Looks like the turtle has figured out a way to camouflage himself. Love the eagle!

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  34. True.... the Green Heron blends so well.

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  35. Hi Eileen!

    Blå häger vet jag att det finns, bl.a. från dina bilder men jag hade ingen aning om att det också finns grön häger, fantastiskt fina bilder du tagit på fågeln. Här har vi endast grå häger.

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  36. Wonderful pictures. I love all kind of animals so it's a pleasure for me to see them from everywhere (in this case Maryland).
    I have never seen an eagle here in Italy

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  37. Hello, Eileen.
    Herons are always nice to watch. The picture of dragonfly is beautiful!
    Thank you for hosting.

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  38. I too love green herons. And eagles. I enjoyed our hike together and hope to come along with you again, soon.

    Have a beautiful week ahead, and thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  39. Have to agree the Green Heron is a favorite! Love the Eagle too of course! Have a great week,,,

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  40. Wow great pictures from your walk!!!
    Love the eagle
    and those turtles!

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  41. The shot of the dragon fly is really cool!

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  42. Eileen, enjoyed viewing the Slider Turtles. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love that totally green turtle!!! And your Eagle is BANDED! Did you notice what color the other band was? (once an Eagle nut, always an Eagle nut)....:)jp

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  44. Hello Eileen, I really have a bunch of critters for my post today! Yours as always superb but your eagle oh my he's simply gorgeous! Such a proud pose too! Enjoy what's left of your weekend and your week ahead.

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  45. Beatiful God's creatures. Nice captures. Amazing post.
    kisses
    Chris
    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook

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  46. Really great photos Eileen. I love it when you find the turtles too :D) xx

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  47. your post is so wonderful and i love to read all of your post.

    anyway, I like your blog, wanna follow each other? please let me know. thanks :)

    JULIE ANN LOZADA BLOG
    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada


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  48. A great nature walk! Love all your birds ... am looking forward to having time to do some myself soon. Still catching up.

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  49. The green water amazes me. I wonder if it annoys them!

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  50. So so lovely! We were just in upstate New York and saw so many cool birds. However, I was with my kids who weren't really interested in looking at them or being quiet.

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  51. Loved that turtle in coat of green :) Beautiful series on green herons and the environment suits them as well to be green

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