Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday's Critters #322

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Happy President's Day weekend!
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!

Just a heads up if you are interested this is the weekend Feb 14-17th for the (GBBC) Great Backyard Bird Count. You can click here for more GBBC info.

I am sharing some more Florida birds, these Brown Pelicans were seen at the Port Orange, Dunlawton Causeway Park. This park is small but you have views of the Port Orange Wildlife Sanctuary.  It is a popular place for the local fishermen. The Sanctuary is a 4 mile stretch of islands in the Halifax River/Intracoastal Waterway.  This critical wildlife area is a nesting site for 400 pairs of Brown Pelicans.



The Snowy Egrets were calm, I think they were waiting for some left over fish. 


 I think this little girl was chasing the Brown Pelicans, the Great Egret did not seem to mind.


 Snowy Egret, perched on the fishing pier.


 Little Blue Heron


 The Brown Pelican below was having problems swallowing, the bird rescue was called. 


The Brown Pelicans were hoping for some handouts, the fishermen nearby maybe have been dropping bait or fish parts? 



 Brown Pelican and a Great Egret. 



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103 comments:

  1. So many beautiful birds. Great shots! I like the fearless little girl :))

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    1. Hello, the girl did seem fearless. My a local girl there with a fisherman. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. ...love thos Brown Pelicans, they say Floride to me. Enjoy your weekend Eileen.

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    1. Hi Tom, I love the pelicans too. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Florida birds, eh? We have Brown Pelicans here, mostly at the Ocean. I like the Blue Heron. Interesting.
    MB

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    1. Hello, MB! They are both favorite Florida birds for me. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. They are all stunning, tall legs, shorter ones, magnificent feathers or should I say " Plumage" with capitals all the way.

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    1. Thanks Jean! I appreciate the visit and comment. Have a happy day, great new week ahead!

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  5. Hello Eileen. Fantastic photos of pelicans and egrets. Pelicans look so great. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello, Anu! The pelicans and egrets favorite for me! Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen!

    Beautiful photos! The Egrets and The Herons are so pretty. My favorite are the Snowy Egret.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit, the egrets are beautiful. They look so calm. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Sempre maravilhosas as tuas fotos e as trazes muito bem aqui! Lindo fim de semana,tudo de bom! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, for the comment and visit today! Have a happy day and great weekend!

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  8. Hari OM
    I do love a pelican; the Brown being quite different from our Aussie Whites! Love that first image... hope you are staying dry and warm this weekend (we are being bashed by storm 'Dennis'). YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yam! I hope you are safe there during the Storm Dennis!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    your first shot is so beautiful, also because the pelicans have quite s symmetry.
    Thanks for sharing. Pelicans are nice and somehow funny...
    Have a great sunny weekend!

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    1. Hello Luisella, thank you for the visit and comment. We are having a cold but sunny day. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Eileen, I can´t linkup, I´m getting an Internal error message. :)

    My link is https://nfbild2.blogspot.com/2020/02/first-visit-this-winter.html

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    1. Thanks for the link up, I see you are working now. Have a great weekend!

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  11. The birds look calm and relaxing around the bay and so go friendly with people. Cute, how the little girl chasing the pelicans and the egret stand quiet there. I was at a small zoological park last Sunday and saw grey pelicans almost in sizes you shot here. But they were enclosed in fences.’
    Enjoy the weekend

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    1. Hello Jeevan, the pelicans are great to see, one of my favorites. Have a great day!

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  12. it finally worked :) Love to see the pelikans :)

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    1. Thanks Monica! The pelicans are one of my many favorites. Enjoy your day!

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  13. I have no doubt that if the Brown Pelicans had turned and attacked the little girl it would have been deemed their fault. Where are parents to exercise a little control over their kids and to teach them that chasing birds is not a game?

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    1. Hello David, I am sure the parents were nearby fishing. Not keeping an eye on their girl, much less care about the bird she was chasing. I bit my tongue and kept quiet. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  14. The last time I saw pelicans was on a trip to FL as a kid. They were all over the piers. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks Brian! I do enjoy the Florida birds, when I am visiting. Happy weekend!

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  15. Some are created with big beaks and some with long birds and they are all beautiful.

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    1. Hello Nancy, the pelicans and egrets do have the large beaks. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Beautiful birds and lovely photos, Eileen! Enjoy your long weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nick! I appreciate you linking up your post each week! Have a great day!

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  17. Great series....I love the one with the little girl in pink with the egret!

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  18. The egrets and herons are so impressive!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great day!

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  19. Hello Eileen, thanks for sharing these amazing birds. I've linked my sighting to this post. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. Hi Jo, thanks for linking up and for the comment. Hope your day and new week are great!

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  20. You had some fantastic sightings on your trip. I do love water birds!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! We did see some great on this trip! Happy weekend to you!

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  21. I just love pelicans, and all shore birds actually. I do get miffed to see children who chase any wild creatures with glee. That's probably because I would prefer to look at the birds. Oops, did I say that out loud?

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    1. Hello Barbara, it is nice to know you enjoy watching the birds too. Thanks and have a great weekend!

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  22. I love that first portrait of the threesome, Eileen!

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  23. Love those Snowy Egrets. :)
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Toni! I am happy to see you linking up today. Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. it is common for the pelicans to swallow hooks, I hope that is now what this was. I love those birds, both pelicans and egrets don't seem to pay much attention to us people...

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    1. Hi Sandra, I think you are correct! It was fishing hook, stuck inside the pelicans throat or mouth? I am glad the bird rescue was on the way. The birds are calm around so many people. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  25. really, really beautiful "big bird"s!!! you captured some great images...i love seeing the pelicans, i wish we saw them here!!

    i always enjoy the snowy egrets and their yellow goulashes!!!

    enjoy your weekend and many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!

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    1. Hello, Debbie! The pelicans and egrets are a favorite for me too. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. The little girl and the egret appear to be in cahoots. Fun capture. Happy Day.

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    1. Lol, the egret knew it could fly quickly away, the pelicans just seemed to run quickly from the girl. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy weekend!

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  27. Those Snowy Egrets know the score Eileen. Rich picking where there are both pelicans and tourists I think. The liitle girl looks unfazed by all those birds so close.

    Thanks for the linky today Eileen.

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    1. Hello Phil, thank you for the comment. The pelicans and egrets were a favorite. Enjoy your weekend!

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  28. That snowy egret is a beauty. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello, Marie, The egret is one of my favorite, they are pretty. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Hello Eileen,
    These are nice series of photos.
    I love the pelicans and the egret.
    Do you want to place my link, I can't do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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  30. Thank you for hosting the link up party. We have a blue heron that hangs around the neighborhood pond, they are fun to watch. I posted about a beautiful creature (when it isn't browsing in my yard). :-) Happy Saturday.

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  31. Lovely all the bird photographs Eileen That must have been a wonderful rip for your both. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend



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  32. Good morning Eileen, your first two photos are just incredible. It's like they just stood there with perfect pose so graceful just for you and that they'd stand there all day if they had to! Best ever, and your captures are always great. Enjoy your weekend, and President's day. I'm back to work Monday so I have to make good use of these three days off!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I wish the birds would stop and pose for me, lol. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  33. Those birds really lose their fear of man when rewarded with food. I cannot get very close to an egret in our wetlands.

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    1. It seems the Florida birds and just used to being close to people. Thank you! Hope your day is great!
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  34. I love the Brown Pelicans, they are fantastic. And, the Egret is not at all when the child chasing the Pelican, beautiful.

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  35. I love all those birds and what a handsome egret! I am lucky enough to see herons and cranes although my cousin is pretty good at spotting pelicans. I keep saying, "Pelicans, what?" And sure enough there they are on the WI River. I hope that brown pelican was helped out, it's tough to know where to call, I remember having an issue with orphaned robins once then discovering a wonderful wildlife rescue fairly close by. Have a wonderful weekend, we saw sun today!

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    1. Hello Jeanna, the Pelicans are one of my favorite birds to watch. I hope the rescue was able to save this bird. Thank you! Hope your day is great!

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  36. I really love the Florida birds, and I hope that Brown Pelican is okay. I also hope you're having a good weekend! Cold today...burrrrrrr!!!

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    1. Thank you Kim! The Florida birds are great! Hope your day is great!

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    1. I agree, the Pelicans are marvelous. Thank you! Hope your day is great!

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  38. What a great series of bird photos.

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  39. You've shared some fabulous photographs Eileen, thank you.
    My favourite is your first one, just love those three :)

    Happy Weekend Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  40. Magnificent shots! I love the pelicans...not sure why but they are another bird that makes me happy just to see.

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    1. Thank you Rose! The pelicans are one of my favorites too. Hope your day is great!

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  41. Wonderful photos! Thanks for hosting.

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  42. Oh, Eileen...these photos were all terrific! Such great close up images.

    Thanks for sharing today at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

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  43. Hi, Eileen-- hope this is not a duplicate. (Maybe I forgot to click "Publish"). Those birds are so accustomed to being fed that they seem to have lost their fear of people. Hope the pelican did not have a fishing lure stuck in its throat. Here in our local south Florida wetlands I cannot get very close to a heron before it flies off.

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    1. Hello Ken, I think these birds were waiting for food to be dropped. I do not think they were being fed.
      Thank you! Hope your day is great!

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  44. Lovely set of photos. Best wishes, Diane

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  45. You've captured some beautiful birds down in Florida. Happy Presidents Weekend :)

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    1. Hello Denise, the Florida birds are beautiful. Thank you! Hope your day is great!

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  46. Que fotos talentosas e especiais.
    Quando consigo também partilho alguns animais no meu cantinho.
    Sorrisos de luz.
    Megy Maia

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  47. Hi Eileen, enjoyed seeing these photos all very nice...The Egret is nearly as big as the child in the photo...very cute I imagine she will become a bird lover when she grows up. Happy Week!

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    1. Hello Sondra! Thank you for the comment! Hope your day is great!

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  48. wow! you have captured some amazing shore birds in your lovely photos ~ ^_^

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

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  49. Está fantástica esta série de imagens, com as garças e os pelicanos!
    As garças brancas costumam também ser vistas nos terrenos da quinta, próxima da minha casa... têm o estranho hábito de andarem empoleiradas em cima das ovelhas, que às vezes estão por lá a pastar... se calhar pensam que é um serviço da Ubber para se deslocarem, sem se cansarem muito... :-))
    Gostei de todas as fotos, mas as primeiras com as garças brancas, estão muito especiais!
    Beijinhos! Feliz semana!
    Ana

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    1. Hello, this reminds me of the Cattle Egret, that ride on the cows and horses backs. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

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  50. lovely photos, I especially like the way the pelicans seem to be posing for a portrait in the first photo

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