Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday's Critters #337

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!



I am sharing some birds and critters from our most recent visit to the North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Md.  The park is located on the shores of the Chespeake Bay, it is a great place to see all kinds of birds. 

Adult Little Blue Heron, we saw a few of the adults and one mottled juvenile Little Blue Heron. 



 An Eastern Kingbird posed for a few photos.


 The bullfrogs were plentiful and very loud.


 The Tree Swallows were doing their thing catching bugs or posing for me and my camera.


 Mallard Duck resting on a log.



 Canada Geese and goslings, a nice family shot.


 The Red-winged Blackbirds were looking pretty. 


 The Slider Turtles were out on a log, catching the sun's rays. We counted 14 turtles in this line up, I could not fit them all on one photo, a branch was in my way.


A male Common Yellowthroat Warbler, one of the common warblers we see here in the summer. 



 I am guessing at this id, a female Common Yellowthroat Warbler. 


We only had a peak at the top of the Osprey's head that was sitting on the nest. 





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


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125 comments:

  1. what beautiful birds that are again and these many slider turtles on the branch and the bullfrogs great photos. I am miles away from your animal world, so I am happy to see them all the more.
    I wish you a nice weekend!
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke, thank you I am so happy you could link up with your post and for the nice comment today.
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. I so often think of all the work involved in building a nest. Dry twigs, soft lining, sturdy foundation, and most important, a safe site to build on. Love those tall places, that might be where the saying " A bird's eye view" comes from.

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    1. Thanks Jean! The birds do have a great view! Take care! Have a happy day!

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  3. The Eastern King bird looks interesting. Is it related to king fishers?

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    1. Hello Dee,
      The Kingbird is part of the Flycatcher family. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  4. Hello Eileen. Wonderful serie of birds. The photos of Little Blue Heron and Red winged Blacbird are my favorite. Have a great weekend. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Anu! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    I always love your photos but this time it's the Slider Turtles that makes the show!!
    How cute are they all aligned …
    I wish you a nice day end a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      I enjoyed seeing all those turtles lined up! Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  6. You have captured some beautiful shots. Even though I am afraid of frogs but I like that back view of the bull frog. Cute line up of the turtles. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Nancy!
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the different birds.
    The Eastern Kingbird and the tree swallow and also the Red-winged Blackbird are great to see, we do not see these species in the Netherlands.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that myself.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  8. Nice set of critters Eileen. I was hoping to see some frog yesterday but there were none. :( Love your Red-winged Blackbird, it is one of the best-looking blackbirds I think. Really a beauty.

    Take care.

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    1. Hello,
      The Red-winged is my favorite Blackbird too. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  9. Hello Dearest Eileen; I LOVE the shadow reflected in water of The Red-winged Blackbird♡♡♡ And Wow, many turtles lined up on a log ♫ I feel really sad recently that I cannot find birds than few years ago. Luckily (maybe), it seems dragonflies are the ones kind appearing for us p-;)
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Hello Miyako,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos. I love the familyphoto very much. They are so cute.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  11. A beautiful variety of critters. I love the turtles, frogs and birds. Have a wonderful day and weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Bill,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Hari OM
    All these wonderful critters are feeling the joy of approaching summer... YAM xx

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    1. Hello YAM,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. The bullfrog photo is neat -- they usually jump before my finger presses the shutter (or clicks the screen button). I didn't post any critter photos this week, so no link.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Mae,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. ...there was a nearby spot where I would see turtles sitting on a log, the last few years they haven't been seen. Eileen you certain saw a nice collection. Thanks for hosting and take care.

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  15. Lovely capture of birds and the others! Loved the shot on blackbird and great light presence there. Have a nice weekend
    Take care

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    1. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. As you know, of course, the stars of the show are the CANADA Geese!

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    1. Hello David
      LOL, yes they are the stars! I love the goslings. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Muito lindas as tuas fotos e adoro ver os ninhos que encontras e fotografas,são esperança...

    * O tradutor não está mais ativo???

    beijos, chica e lindo fim de semana!

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    1. Hello Chica,
      I not sure what happened with the translator? Thanks for the comment and visit, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Very nice finds! Love the heron!

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    1. Hello Brian,
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Lots of wonderful creatures but oh, that turtle parade!

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      It does look like a parade of turtles. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    thanks for sharing such lovely views of birds, bullfrog and turtles. They are all awesome, in particular the red-winged blackbird.
    Very nice.
    Have a wonderful sunny weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  21. We need more Swallows and flycatchers to eat bugs out of the air! They have gotten bad this week. Love that Little Blue and that big ole frog! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Hello, Diane
      The Flycatchers are great for eating the bugs.
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. The reflected red-winged blackbird is great; as are all the other photos as well. Love the row of turtles. Happy Day.

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    1. Hello Gayle,
      I loved finding that tow of turtles.
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Several years ago we had a kingbird nest in the garden but haven’t seen it since. Love watching the osprey nest on our park by the bay.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      I wished I had a better view of this Osprey. They are neat to watch!
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. I'm happy you posted the Little Blue Heron. I saw one last evening in the tippy top of a tree by the pond, but in the low light, thought it was a green heron. I can see now it wasn't. Wonderful variety of critters! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks Betty! I enjoy seeing any kind of heron! Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. wow!! what a great series of pictures, i had so many favorites!! the red winged blackbirds are always a favorite of mine and this one, with the reflection is superb!! the common yellowthroat warbler is another favorite, the yellow against that white branch is so beautiful!!! the heron is awesome too, what a great bird/turtle day you had!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie,
      We had a great walk with lots of sightings on this day. Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Hi Eileen, a wonderful Saturday post...I really enjoyed all your birds, the blackbird one is really cute. I helped a turtle across the road yesterday they are so sweet but they smell bad! LoL...have a good weekend.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      Those turtles can smell really bad. I am glad you helped one to cross the road.
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Another wonderful selection of critters, Eileen! The photos are beautiful and once again we can look at them and remind ourselves that we can find a little serenity in nature amongst the animals.

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    1. Hello Nick,

      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. I follow the ospreys of Hellgate, Montana on their cam and they have been unsuccessful now for two years. It is sad and brings to mind just how hard it is to have all the right conditions verge for eggs to hatch and fledglings actually fledge. Always fascinating in nature.

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    1. Hello,
      I like finding the various online webcams! Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  29. It is posing, lol. I'm watching the bird feeder now and it seems as if the cardinals rule, although there's a squirrel causing all kinds of trouble. Stupid squirrel.
    I love the shot and angle of the bullfrog, very cool. Your pics make me want to spot as many birds as I can, love the warbler and tree swallow, all of them, really. I was surprised to find a green heron wading in a nearby park that flooded over a few years ago, a very distinctive bird.

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    1. Hello,
      Those squirrels are trouble makers. They are breaking my feeders. I am still looking for my green heron this year, I have not found one yet. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  30. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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  31. Hi Eileen...I got up early enough to make a comment before the flood of your friends made this too long. Loved the Red Winged reflected, and all the other reflected critters! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I appreciate your visits and comments. Take care and Have a great weekend!

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  32. You have super pictured today Eileen. The Blue Heron strikes a lovely pose, as does the Kingbird. And i think I have mentioned before how I love you American Red-winged Blckbird, the way the male has that chest flash of colour.

    The Bullfrog made me laugh because it's slightly scary from the back view. Shame you could only get the Osprey head but at least it means she's doing her job for you to see later.

    Have a great Sunday. Thanks for the link.

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    1. Thanks Phil! I had a great walk and sightings on this day. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  33. Hello Eileen,
    I love your pictures, specially the turtles, they are so nice. Have a nice weekend

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    1. Hello Laura,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  34. my favortie is the BUTT view of the big eyed bull frog.. made me laugh when it came up...I have only ever seen one little green heron

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      The frogs usually hop away before I can snap their photo, I just caught the backside of this big bullfrog.
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  35. Beautiful. Love the bullfrog.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  36. Ha! At first glance I thought your bullfrog was a hippopotamus-- in Maryland, no less! Those little pot-bellied female yellowthroats can be tough to ID as they creep about in the brush. Nice seeing a kingbird, as I only had one this spring. Stay safe!

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    1. Hello Ken,

      You are so right about the female warbler, she would not sit still for a second. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  37. Lots of great critters. The heron is great! Ha ha Ken, I thought that too about the bullfrog.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  38. A great collections of critters. Hard to pick a favorite but I'd go with the turtles all lined up.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thanks, I appreciate the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  39. What a wonderful menagerie of nature's gem ~ love the little baby ducks ~ Always wonderful photography ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

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    1. Thank You Carol! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  40. Love the birds but the bullfrog and the turtles are fascinating!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  41. Like you, I really love all birds, but I am especially fond of red winged blackbirds. We always have them in our yard for a brief period of time...wish it were longer. No social distancing for the turtles - lol.

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    1. Thanks Vera! No social distancing for the turtles, they looks like they are in a conga line.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  42. So many turtles! Love it! And a great assortment of birds too! Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  43. Hello Eileen,
    another very awesome collection! Beautiful birds, "queued up" turtles and a great bullfrog!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  45. Wonderful post! I just don't have an animal one today. I've little energy. Thank you for hosting and visiting so faithfully! It warms my heart.

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! You are welcome any time! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  46. The Yellowthroat Warbler has to be excellence, and the Bullfrog facing the wrong away, love it.

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    1. Thanks Bob! I wish the bullfrog was facing me and my camera. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  47. Oh Wow! Look at that bullfrog. I really enjoy seeing it. Love the birds as usual, too. I wouldn't have guessed that the heron was an adult. I love learning about birds from you! Happy last couple days of May!

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  48. Very nice. Love the turtles !!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks William,
      I love the heron too! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  50. hey there chickadee ... hope u r well this weekend. i for some reason am earlier ... i usually wait til my post is live ... mine will be alive tomorrow 5/31 ... but i had a moment and decided to go blog hopping. have a great rest of your week. i did deck staining today ... so i am just chilling this evening. it was nice exercise. always find new muscles i didn't know i had. LOL!! take care. ( ;

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    1. Hello, Beth
      I am sure you deck is looking beautiful after your hard work. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  51. Sometimes birds just won't cooperate to give us a good look at them.

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    1. Hello Red,
      No, the birds do not always want their photo taken. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  52. Helloo, Beautiful birds pics.
    Greetings. Be well.

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    1. Take care! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  53. Love that cute Osprey Nest!!! My first Saturday Critters! Thank you so much for hosting Eileen! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Hello,
      I am so glad you could join in this week, your welcome any time. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  54. Lovely photos, Eileen!!!! I always enjoy visiting you!!!!
    I wish you a happy month of June!!!

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    1. Hello Marie-Anne,
      It is so nice to see you linking up, thank you for the comment too. Happy month of June to you!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  55. Great selection of birds and critters. Thank you for hosting and have a nice Sunday.

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    1. Linda,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Fi! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  57. You've created a perfect setting this time, Eileen....a National Geographic setting!!
    Taking time from your day to share this post is appreciated at I'd Rather B Birdin this week...thanks!

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    1. Thank you Anni! Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  58. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures of these special birds.
    That blue heron is so nice. Wonderful!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  59. Wow Eileen, your images are spectacular! I love the bullfrog and the geese family. I love them ALL. Thanks for sharing and also hosting this meme. I've joined up with my humble contribution and also some news from the past week. Be safe. Jo

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  60. Wow...these are all great shots. I love the log of turtles...I just love seeing them. And I love that Red-winged Blackbird reflection.

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  61. A great place to walk and see ...lately I have to come here to go birding through your eyes and camera! Thanks for posting. (The bullfrog picture made me laugh ... I needed that too!).

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  62. I really enjoyed your photos today! I especially like the photo of the bull frog!! Thank you!!Have a great day!

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  63. Every time I see a red-winged blackbird I think of visiting my great aunt in Northern California. There was a marsh between my grandmother's house and hers that we passed along the way. They were always clinging to and singing in the cattails. - Margy

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  64. What a wonderful variety here, but I especially liked the Slider Turtles.

    All the best Jan

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  65. I hear the big bass bullfrogs all the time but I have never seen one. He's a monster!

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  66. Hello Eileen,
    very serious but I haven't had your critter party yet.
    I hope that this will happen on Saturday. I don't understand why since my new pc my link has failed to place in your critter party. I'm going to try again on Saturday or else I'll put it in your blog :-)

    Greetings, Helma

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  67. Quantas variedades de espécies!... Adorei!!!
    Como sempre fiquei rendida às suas imagens, Eileen, que nos mostram a natureza no seu melhor, por aí!...
    Belíssimos registos!!! Beijinhos
    Ana

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, some comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

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