Saturday, February 1, 2020

Saturday's Critters #320

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Happy February!!
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!

On Christmas Day in Florida we visited the local Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve. Another new park, with a nice boardwalk  located in right in Flagler Beach.  The boardwalk (known as the marsh walk)  1.8 miles round trip with views of the Intracoastal and the mangrove swamp.

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This Great Egret was perched in a mangrove.


Brown Pelicans floating on the intracoastal waterway, GB Heron, Anhinga and a Little Blue Heron.





A few Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen in the trees and bushes next to the boardwalk.



We watched a pair of Belted Kingfishers flying around the waterway and mangroves.




This Great Blue Heron was standing in the exit road, I waited till it moved off before driving on.






Now it's time to see your critters, here is my Linky 



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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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the host Anni.

105 comments:

  1. ...Eileen, you have a great collection of herons. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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  2. A particularly good shot of the Great Egret Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Beautiful view of the broadwalk and the swamp. A great reserve for the birds. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for hosting.

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  4. You have spent a nice afternoon, certainly, visiting this preserve.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend full of captures!

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  5. These are beautiful bird pictures, wonderful!
    Have a Happy weekend, Elke

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful birds, this Great Egret is very is very striking in its white clothing!
    Enjoy your weekend! Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Hello Ella, the Great Egret is beautiful! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    I think the egret, blue heron and the belted kingfisher are really great.
    Do you want to place my link, I try every time but it doesn't work.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. Hari OM
    What a fabulous way to spend Christmas day!!! YAM xx

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  9. Mais uma série linda de fotos e gosto muito de ver as cegonhas! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

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  10. Ch belle che sono queste fotografie.
    L'airone bianco in mezzo al verde è meraviglioso.

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  11. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos and birds. The White Egret is so pretty.
    I wish you a nice weekend!

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  12. Nice critters, especially the Great Blue! That boardwalk offers such a variety of scenes and habitats. Looks like a great place to visit.

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  13. Great boardwalk! Very nice birds, great you got a picture of the Kingfisher...they will never ever hold still for me!

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      Yes, the Kingfishers are shy birds. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. once in a while we have a great blue heron and a white one that come and stand in the yard, they focus like a statue. then suddenly the neck darts down and they come up with a lizard and once a frog. beautiful place to visit

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    1. It is amazing to see how long the heron can stay still. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Postcards of Florida birds. And now protections for migratory species have been relaxed......go figure that one.

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    1. Hello David, I am not happy with the decisions that are being made lately. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Beautiful shots of these wonderful birds, Eileen! Have a happy new month!

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  17. What a wonderful spot.
    I've yet to grab a good photo of a kingfisher. Herons I capture a lot. I've even seen one on the ground like that, too. I love them.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  18. You can't go wrong with egrets and herons! I haven't been successful with the kingfishers...they've always kept a distance.

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  19. another great spot, you always seem to find them. those florida birds are a little more relaxed, more tame around people, i think!! these are all beautiful captures, i really enjoyed seeing the great egret (awesome image) and the great blue heron!! have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Debbie, I wish I had more time to visit all the great spots. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. I can't believe I added my link, then...forgot to leave a comment! So, I hafta say the heron in the roadway is unusual (seen on a road)...it has to be my favorite this time.

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    1. Hello Anni, the heron seemed in no hurry to move out of the road, it was weird. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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    2. I'm late coming to visit - couldn't connect to the internet 'til now. Thanks for linking in at IRBB thus weekend.

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  21. A great variety of our feathered friends!

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  22. You've visited so many places I would like to go to! We keep going back to our favs but it's fun to travel around FL! Love those little Warblers. Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane, there are way too many places to visit and not enough time. The birds are great in Florida!
      Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Great photos, Eileen. I love the Yellow Rumped Warbler and that grand heron.
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. How sweet of you to wait for Mr Heron!

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  25. Hello Eileen. You have yet another wonderful place to bird and walk. You are blessed indeed. Once again your herons steal the show. Thanks for sharing and also for making this link available to everyone, and enjoy the week ahead.

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  26. Wonderful to see. I have lots more parks to visit in Florida, perhaps in my next lifetime!

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    1. Hello Barbara, the places to visit in Florida are never ending. I love them all. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. You go to such wonderful places and do marvelous photography ~ ^_^

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

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    1. Thank you Carol! I hope you are enjoying your day, happy weekend!

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  28. Happy new year, a bit late, Eileen! How wonderful to see those pelicans. Thank you for your kind comment. It's still pretty grey and wintry here most of the time in terms of wildlife encounters, but the garden birds are putting on a good show!

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    1. Happy New Year to you Caroline. Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy weekend!

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  29. Thank you, E! My critter is a toy. You shared some good shots Today ♥️

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  30. You had some good finds here! Don't you adore the herons? My fave! Happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Jeanie, yes I love the heron. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  32. What a nice variety of birds! I mostly see seagulls and pigeons around here, and that's about it!

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    1. Hello Susie, I like seeing the gulls! Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  33. No critters for me this week but I will be back next week, Eileen! The best thing in Florida is the parks and you certainly find some good ones.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  34. Another series of great pictures.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  36. I would love to get one decent shot of a Kingfisher...they are always so skittish! Love the one of the Great Blue Heron just walking along...

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    1. Hello Rose, The kingfishers are shy birds. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  37. Good capture of the Kingfisher!!

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    1. Thank you Sondra! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  38. Such regal creatures those egrets and herons!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  39. Eileen - I suppose seeing herons there is like seeing eagles here! I am always impressed how many you see! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Angie, seeing the heron and eagles is a treat. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  40. Kingfishers are special. Always thrilling to see one!

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    1. Lea

      Yes, I think the Kingfishers are special too. Thank you! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  41. Looks like a nice place to see birds. I love the herons!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  42. lovely photos, specially the great egret

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    1. Thank you Juliet! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  43. Lovely capture on the natural preserve and birds! Loved how the blue heron walks casual beside the road.
    Happy Weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  44. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. The first shows many wonderful places of that area. So Nice.
    Nice pictures of the herons.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  45. Very nice post, Eileen. I have fond memories of visiting St. Pete's Beach and seeing pelicans for the first time in my life. I could watch them for days and it being a vacation, I did watch them quite a lot.

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    1. Jocelyn, thanks so much for linking up, for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

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  46. What An Adventure/Outing Here - Such Beautiful Creatures Around Every Turn - Have A Wonderful February

    Cheers

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    1. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week! PS, I appreciate your visit and comment.

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  47. Lovely to see more parkland. A pelican would be a rare sight in my neck of the woods!

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up this week, I was happy to see our critter post. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  48. Good morning Eileen, not too bad it's Sunday as I post this for yesterday but it was a full day out and about on Saturday. Your Kingfisher is just a commanding beauty. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello, you are welcome any time. Thanks so much for linking up and for the comment. Hope your day is great!

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  49. Amazing photos! Egrets are impressive birds. I once watched one swallow a fish that I was sure would be much too big for it to consume.

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  50. I'd love to walk here, it looks a very nice place.
    I enjoyed your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  51. Mais uma série de imagens extraordinária! Adorei ver!...
    Por aqui, também de vez em quando se deixam ver as garças brancas, que por aqui, têm o estranho habito de andar empoleiradas em cima das ovelhas que estão a pastar, de uma quinta, que fica nas traseiras da minha casa...
    Beijinhos! Feliz semana!
    Ana

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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