Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday's Critters #319

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!


For my critter post, I have mostly birds and two cute furbabies we met while walking on the River to Sea Beach Park and near the Washington Oaks State Park.   Osprey eating a meal at the top of a light pole, Starlings and a nearby Hawk. 


 The Osprey watching the Starlings above on the pole.


 We saw a lot of Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones. 


 Ruddy Turnstones on the coquina rocks near Washington Oaks State Park.


 I am guessing at the id below, the Royal Tern.






Dogs just love hubby, we met these two goldendoodles while in Florida. They were cute and friendly.







Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their post.








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109 comments:

  1. Funny about the Osprey watching the little black birds. Starlings you say. Hmmm...
    Goldendoodles are such playful pups.
    MB

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    1. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  2. Wonderful sightings! I like the terns.

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    1. Thanks, The Terns are cute! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos. The Osprey are my favorite. My neighbour have a black doodles and it's a very nice dog.
    Have a nice day and weekend!

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    1. Thanks Marit, I miss having a dog, the doodles are cute. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  4. Great image of the Starling and the Osprey Eileen and I love those 2 dogs. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret, thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  5. what wonderful pictures of the birds, the turnstones are also with me, I think it's great to see them and the tern. The Osprey is great with the star! The Dogs are so nice!!
    Have a nice Weekend, Elke

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    1. Hello Elkes, the Osprey are impressive birds. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  6. Hari OM
    Hehe, I love the ending of this post! Not that your birdies are unappreciated - but a friendly dog is always good value &*> YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, the dogs are favorites of mine too. They were super friendly. Have a great weekend!

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  7. ...I love the shore birds, thanks for hosting Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Tom! The shorebirds are great to see. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. The Osprey is absolutely my fvourite, even though the two doggies are friendly and nice.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    These are nice series of photos.
    I think the osprey is great, I also love dogs, unfortunately our dog is no longer there.
    Do you want to place my link, I can't do that.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thanks for the nice comment. I hope you are well, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Sempre fotos bem captadas e hoje destaco a do cachorro!Adoro! beijos praianos,chica

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    1. Hello Chica, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. starlings and ospray? A great pair it seems :)
    Loved to see the birds in the foamy water. Makes me think it would be fun to be a bird for a while :)

    Have a great week :)

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    1. Hello, I am surprised the starlings were not nervous so close to the Osprey! Thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend!

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  12. I'm surprised that the Starlings can stay so close to the Hawk!
    Wishing you a nice weekend, Eileen!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello Ella, thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  13. I like how you captured the flow of the waves on the rocks. Nice birds and cute pups. Starlings always hang around our local Osprey nest. They know how the Ospreys never quite finish a meal and provide them plenty of leftovers.

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    1. Hello Ken, I guess the Starlings were looking for a leftover meal. Thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Friendly dogs are wonderful, and I seem to be a bit of a magnet too, but one jumped up the other day and coated me with mud from his paws from the chest down. That I can do without!

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    1. Hello, David! I would not be happy to be covered with mud. It is nice to meet friendly dogs on our outings. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Wonderful photos, Eileen. The birds are always nice to see and the dogs look very friendly. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Bill, thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  16. Love the critters you captured this week. There's something special about terns, I think.


    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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    1. Hello Betty, I always love seeing the terns. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice birds. Great to see that bird of prey in your first two shots.
    And what a nice birds on shot 5. Wonderful.

    Warm regards,
    Marco

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    1. Hello Marco, thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  18. The ospreys are quite magnificent, Eileen, lovely photos of them. I seem to attract all sorts of animals when I'm out walking too. I think they have a sixth sense about who loves them :-)

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    1. Thanks Nick so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  19. PS: And thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week!

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  20. I enjoy watching Ruddy Turnstones, not least because they are one shorebird that’s even I can identify! And their behavior is quite amusing., Nice walk as always. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hello Sallie, the Turnstones are easy to pick out of a group of shorebirds. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  21. Nice shorebirds! Always great to photograph an osprey! I haven't seen one in a few years.

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    1. Hello Nick, you would see a lot of Osprey in Florida! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  22. I miss the osprey, sitting high on their nesting platforms, scowling at us!
    Great critters. Things are pretty quiet around us, but you have to look closely.
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello Jenn,
      I love seeing the Osprey, it will be a few months before we see them in Maryland. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  23. Hello Eileen. Wonderful photos. Royal terns look so awesome. Have a great weekend. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hello Anu, thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  24. I wonder what they think of that thing!

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  25. Hi Eileen!!!.. Nice place and shot... Have a great weekend

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  26. I love those interesting rocks! And the dogs are neat too! Lots of pretty shore birds when you spend time at the beach! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Hi Diane, I love spending time at the beach! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  27. Great shots! Love the 3rd one especially! Goldendoodles are so cute!

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    1. Hello Tanya! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  28. I am all about MUTTS as in Heinz 57 mutts, but if I were going to buy a breed, it would be the golden doodle or the labradoodle. they are so sweet and cute... we saw the biggest Owl we have ever seen, in Washington Oaks state park. a lovely park and the owl appeared to be 2 or 3 foot tall, sitting up in the oak, turning his head 360 degrees watching us.

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    1. Hi Sandra, I love all dogs. Including the mutts. I wish I saw the owl at Washington Oaks. Thanks, have a great day!

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  29. Great birds and dogs photo. Thanks for hosting and happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Nancy! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  30. The stones around the lapping sea and churning waves look like a nice place to land for birds.

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  31. oooooh eileen, we are on the same page today!!! the terns are beautiful, what a great picture. i love the picture of the water flowing over the rocks like a waterfall!!

    have a great weekend, and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Hello Debbie! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  32. Hello Eileen. I think the Starling was hoping to pick up a few scraps when the Osprey had finished the meal? Those goldendoodles are lovely but they do look quite a handful. Maybe best to let other people own them and you and hubby enjoy the occasional meeting? The terns picture is super and although we don't have Royal Terns over here, I'm sure that is what they are.

    Thanks for the weekend link up.

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    1. Hello Phil, my hubby thinks the same as you when it comes to owning another dog. Thanks for the Tern id confirmation. I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  33. Lovely birds, Eileen. I've never learned shore birds identification...somehow they all look pretty much alike to me.

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    1. Hello Barbara, the winter shore birds look so different. I have a hard time. Thanks for the comment and visit. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  34. I though those Starlings were quite brave until I read the comments above and realized they were waiting for leftovers! Thanks for hosting us, Eileen!

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    1. Pat, thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  35. I had never heard of Goldendoodles, so cute:)
    The starlings and osprey on the lamp post are quite interesting.
    Thanks for hosting Eileen and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sami! The Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle are both friendly dogs. I love them all. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  36. Cute pups! I don't think I have ever seen a Royal terns, but then I have a small assortment to choose from out here. I need to go out to the lake and see what I can see. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello, it is great you have the lake nearby. I am sure you have lots of birds and critters there. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  37. Complimenti per le splendide fotografie.
    A volte ci dimentichiamo di guardarci intorno e di ammirare tutte le meravigliose creature che il signore ci ha donato.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  38. Hello Eileen
    beautiful photos in your blog again. The seagulls look very beautiful. There are also very beautiful lines with birds and other animals.
    I was late in the morning because I was already at work at 5 o'clock this morning and I arrived home just half an hour later.
    Have a great evening.
    Greetings, helma

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    1. Hello Helma! Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  39. Love the photos, especially the friendly dogs.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Veronica! Have a happy day and weekend!

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  40. Hi Eileen, Nice work on another fine Saturday's Critters here. Thank you for taking us along on your visits to the walk to River to Sea Beach Park and Washington Oaks State Park. The name "Washington Oaks" struck my curiosity and so I had to Google it and came up with a neat link to the State Park website
    https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/washington-oaks-gardens-state-park
    What a great spot to visit. My favorite photo in this Saturday's edition is your shot of the Royal Terns. A Happy weekend to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks John! I did check out the Florida park website. It is a beautiful park and our 2nd time visiting the park over the years. It is always a pleasure to see you visit and comment. Thank you, enjoy your day!

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  41. I adore sanderlings and used to have a print featuring two of them. Osprey are amazing and it reminds me that soon the bird cams will be up and running. Ahh, spring.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn, I like following the bird cams. Thanks so much for the link, the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  42. Super shutter speed on the waves over the rocks, that is truly lovely, and a pair of doggies, they look adorable.

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    1. Hello Nancy, love these adorable dogs. Thanks so much for the visit and the comment. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  43. Now, THAT's some rushing water! Love the goldendoodles!

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  44. Love the birds in flight at the beach. Cool. Those golden doodles are so popular these days.

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  45. I see Ruddy turnstones in late summer here. Love those creatures.

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  46. Another fun post, I enjoyed seeing the cool dogs and the birds,....Have a safe weekend.

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  47. I love the shot of the water and the cute dogs!

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  48. I've not heard of that dog breed. They're cute!
    Those osprey images are terrific Eileeen.

    Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  49. It's delightful to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  50. Starlings are dared to stay close by osprey and so friendly cute golden doodles seem to be gentle as well.

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  51. My favorite photo from this series is the Royal Terns - beautiful birds!
    Have a blessed day!

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  52. Great capture of the osprey on the street light!

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  53. I love the Osprey, the Starling is waiting, no chance.

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  54. Wonderful shore bird photos and love the labradoodles ~ ^_^

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

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  55. For some reason, I always thing the Royal Terns are a strange looking bird. I cannot for the life of me see what about them makes me think they are strange.

    The golden doodle acts like he thinks your hubby has a treat just for it.

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  56. If I were that Starling, I'd be a bit nervous around that Osprey - But I guess not!

    Of course good shots of the sea birds, and I love those fun 'doodles!

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  57. Lovely selection of photos. Great to see the osprey and the starligs together! The last photo made me smile, that's how dogs greet me and Crafty Green Boyfriend too!

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  58. Super selection of photographs here Eileen, a pleasure to look at.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  59. Awe, I just love those pups! Seeing your critters are fun even if I couldn't post work just gets in the way of blogging, but this coming weekend I have off and fun outdoor stuff to capture and create a post for critters on Saturday!

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  60. Um belo passeio de sábado, recheado de fabulosas imagens! Belíssima partilha!
    Adorei ver! Beijinhos
    Ana

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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