Saturday, January 11, 2020

Saturday's Critters #317

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December 2019 road trip to Hilton Island and Florida. These are some critters/birds seen at the Pinckney Island NWR just a 1/2 mile west of Hilton Head Island.



Below are the Great Egret, juvenile Little Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron and a Snowy Egret.


 Lots of Eastern Bluebirds were seen at the wildlife refuge.


 Pied Billed Grebes.


White Ibis flying in to the Ibis Pond at Pinckney Island NWR






 Common Moorhen (thanks to Ken, the correct name is Common Gallinule).



 White Ibis, Coots, Moorhens and a big alligator.




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    1. Thanks Cloudia, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Lovely pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  3. Very nice photos!
    I can't wait until Spring comes to go into the polder and take pictures!
    Wishing you a blessed weekend!

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    1. I am looking forward to Spring too. Thanks Ella, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Hari OM
    Whoa! That gator was a surprise!!! Joyful weekend to you. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, it was a big gator. I am glad it was napping. Thanks for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  5. These are beautiful feathered critters. I wouldn't want to come anywhere near that big alligator!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    I like very much the White Egret and White Ibis. The Alligator looks terrifying.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      I was glad the gator was napping, they do make me nervous. Thanks for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  7. What a wonderful collection of birds to feast our eyes on today. Thanks Eileen and also for hosting. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  8. lovely species all of them. I wish we had the bluebird over here it is so sweet. We sometims have moorhens but they are rare. And of course, grebes and ibis is always a treat.

    Nice to see your collection :) Have a nice week :)

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    1. I was happy to see all these birds at one place. Thanks for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  9. Love the bluebirds and the grebes. Like you, I cannot get myself to call them Common Gallinules. The experts say we do not have moors in North America, but what is a rose by any other name? gallinule means "chicken-like," but moor describes its habitat. Besides, the Purple Gallinule is far too colorful to share its name with the somber moorhen.

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    1. Hello Ken, the Purple Gallinule is beautiful compared to these more Common Gallinules. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  10. Thank you for these wonderful bird photos, it's wonderful there!
    have nice weekend, Elke

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    1. Thanks Elkes, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  11. The Bluebirds in particular are very pretty.
    Thanks for this nice series of feathered friends...
    Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Hello, The bluebirds are beautiful. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Tudo lindo,adorei! 👏👏😘chica

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    1. Thanks Chica, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  13. Hello. Wonderful collection of birds (and one big alligator). The Eastern bluebirds look so beautiful. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Anu, the birds are a treat to see. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  14. A beautiful series of birds. I like how the birds don't seem intimidated by the huge alligator.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Bill, the birds were swimming pretty close to the gator. They must know when it is safe. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  15. I wonder how causal and secure these birds are sharing close space with alligator. Lovely birds captured. Have a pleasant weekend

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    1. I am glad to have great zoom on my camera for the gator photo. Thanks Jeevan, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  16. ...once again Eileen you have such a wonderful collection of feathered friends, thank you!

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    1. Thanks Tom, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  17. The bluebirds are the birds I’d love to see.

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    1. Hello Marie, The bluebirds are one of my favorite birds. Thanks for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  18. You always have such a great selection! Thanks for hosting. Happy birding to you!

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    1. Thanks Jenn, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  20. Lots of great aquatic birds! Florida would be a place to go this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Brian, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  21. You have such a huge diversity of herons and egrets Eileen. It must be all that water. That's some alligator too, so take care where you're birding.

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    1. Hi Phil, believe me I check out the trail ahead for the gators. If there is one just off the trail, I would not go any further. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  22. I have lost track of how many times they have changed back and forth between Moorhen and Gallinule! Nice selection, Eileen, and as Jenn says above thanks for hosting this weekly meme.

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    1. Hi David, the Moorhen/Gallinule name change can be confusing. Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nick , for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Anni , for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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    2. Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!!

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  25. That's a BIG gator! Love seeing the variety of birds you saw. It's fun to try to get photos too! We live in a beautiful country! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane, we do live in a beautiful country. I enjoy seeing all the wildlife and birds. Thanks for the visit and comment, enjoy your day!

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  26. Is it just me or do Great Blue Herons strike a give 'em the cold-shoulder pose for viewers. Love it.
    That alligator though. Yikes.
    Have a great Saturday!

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    1. Hello, the gator was one of the biggest I've seen. Thanks for the visit and comment, enjoy your day!

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  27. I would love to see such a group of bluebirds, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks Pat, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  28. WoW!!! this is a great spot for both big birds and song birds!!! the bluebirds and the ibis are incredible....i am not so sure about the alligator!!

    have a happy weekend, the weather is suppose to be very warm. many thanks for hosting!!!!

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    1. The gators do make me nervous walking on the trails, I am on the lookout. Thanks Debbie, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  29. Beautiful images here today as always. You must be so patient in the field!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  30. Good thing they can take flight, should Mr. Gator become interested! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  31. Lots of great birds, but I love your last shot of the alligator.

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    1. Thanks Linda, for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day!

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  32. I agree with Linda W :)
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  33. Grebes are the cutest birds!

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  34. they are all gorgeous pics, the Grebes is breathtaking to me as is that giant gator. I can tell the weather was perfect

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  35. Gorgeous is right ~ beautiful photography of our 'feathered friends.'

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  36. On one of our trips to Key West I remember being thrilled to catch a glimpse of the white egrets along the journey. One of the places we stayed had a friendly crocodile that would walk about the grounds. That was not as thrilling(well in a different way!) but I got used to it. So happy to view your photos, Thanks!

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  37. Fabulous photos, well done. Cheers Diane

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  38. Very nice ! I love the alligator !

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  39. Beautiful images Eileen, I love the Herons and Ibis, fantastic.

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  40. Nice collection of critters. So many bluebirds!! The alligator looks peaceful there sleeping in the sun.

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  41. Those Pied Billed Grebes look so cute - can't say the same about the alligator!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  42. Wonderful photos of such a great variety of birds! Happy weekend to you!

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  43. Hi Eileen, Another great Saturday's Critters here. Your bird photos are great and I love the way you take us along on your trips to places like Pinckney Island NWR. Thanks so much for sharing and have a happy weekend and week ahead! John

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  44. Thanks for sharing this journey!

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  45. So many wonderful bird photos Eileen. Happy birding :-)

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  46. Hi Eileen!

    Som alltid underbara bilder av fåglarna, vilken variation och rikedom naturen bjuder på. Har aldrig sett en alligator livs levande, tror inte jag skulle vilja det heller, min respekt för det stora och snabba djuret är alltför stor. För det mesta önskar jag en större variation i vår skandinaviska natur men alligatorer kan jag nog leva utan.

    Önskar dig allt gott!

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  47. Florida is such a great place to see critters!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  48. More lovely birds I know you enjoyed seeing all of them. The gator is huge!!

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  49. Hello Eileen
    also many beautiful birds in this post. The herons are amazing to see and certainly the little egret. I also see a lot of beautiful klien vogles and even the white ibis. Scared to see a crocodile right there !!!!!
    Greetings, Helma

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  50. A treasure chest of birds...so beautiful. And all those bluebirds!

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