Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday's Critters #346

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Happy Saturday! Have a happy 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!


These are photos from the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, the critters were all seen from the car..

Feed me, Mama Osprey and  youngster.



 Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron.


 Below, I believe are 5 of the Eastern Painted Turtles, they have the bright yellow spots near the eyes and the yellow stripes along the jaw line. They are found in fresh and brackish water. 


 This (Black Rat ) snake was crossing wildlife drive, I stopped the car and waited for it to go into the grass.


 A cute bunny next to the drive.


 Ospreys and their nest were a common sight at the Blackwater NWR.











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


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

119 comments:

  1. Thank you Eileen for hosting and for theID on my juvenile Grebe. .... your pictures are wonderful. I like the osprey feeding time ...that’s always so nice to see and your picture id wonderful (they all are, I even like the rat snake .). .....

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    1. Thank you Sallie! I do love seeing the wildlife.
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. With the osprey are the beautiful scene when feeding the young and the snake or the funny water turtles and great are the beautiful different herons. The rabbit is the cute as he looks!
    I love your wildlife and thanks for the goats and hosting
    I wish you a happy weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke! I appreciate the comment and link today!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. It is funny how a bird like the osprey is common in your area and if ever one was seen in Northern Ireland, it would nearly meet the BBC news!! Love the cute bunny Eileen. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend. I am off to my old caravan now for a couple of days as mu knee is nearly 100% now.

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    1. Thank You Margaret.
      The Ospreys are pretty common around here. I am glad your knee has healed.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. I like seeing osprey. Though I know this is a good environment for them I don't see them as often as I'd like. I think they compete with bald eagles, of which we have many. And I can't remember the last time I saw a turtle! I enjoy your photos, and certainly the wildlife refuge!

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    1. Thank you Kay!
      I love seeing all the critters.
      Have a great weekend!

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  5. Amazing pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  6. Hari OM
    Great signtings - I particularly love your last Heron image! YAM xx

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  7. Great series! The mama Osprey is great and so are the turtles and bunny.
    Well captured.
    Wishing you a lovely Saturday and a sunny weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen. The photo of mama osprey and youngster is awesome. You have seen so many birds and animals from the car. Fantastic place!
    Take care!

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  9. Beautiful photos of the wild life taken from inside your car. Happy weekend and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Great photo series that could be made from the car.
    Photos 1 and 6 are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that.
    Have a great weekend and take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you Irma for the link and comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  11. The osprey on the nest is a great photo! Thanks for hosting this great blog event.

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

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! The feeding of the Osprey youngster are wonderful to see. The bunny was very cute. Enjoy your day, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      The young Osprey were great to see.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. lol. Such a great Wildlife refuge if you could take all those shots from the car. Amazing! Loved to see the Osprey feeding the young. And I am glad you stopped for the snake. :)

    Take care :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! It is a great wildlife refuge, always beautiful birds to see.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Nice sightings, especially the turtles, bunny and feeding mama Osprey.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Wow quante stupende fotografie.
    Il serpente però mi fà un pò paura.

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    1. Thanks so much! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Love the way the turtles are sunning themselves on that log :)

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    1. Hello,
      I love seeing the turtles out on the logs. They look so cute.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and new week!

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  18. ...Eileen, a fabulous collection, the first one is amazing. Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Wow! What a great array!
    I love the turtles lined up. We have an osprey nest not far away. One flew over, but our wetland is all dry, so no luck.
    The best is the photo with the egret and the heron! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I love seeing the Ospreys and their nest.
      Have a great weekend!

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  20. Muito lindas as tuas fotos! Feliz Agosto! bjs, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Fantastic shot of the Osprey and turtles, well, one of my favourites.

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    1. Thank you Marie! Have a great day and weekend!

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  22. Very nice that you can see the osprey like that! And even better with the nest.

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    1. Thanks Brian! I am glad my camera has a great zoom!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Hi Eileen. You have given us a cracking selection of birds and animals today. Those turtles along the log seem to be having a lovely time but I'm wondering if they are something those Ospreys might target? If so they would need to move sharpish if an Osprey was overhead. You are so lucky to have that refuge so close to home and viewable from the car.

    Many thanks for the link up today. Always appreciated.

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    1. Hello, Phil
      I think the ospreys in the area have so much to eat, lots of fish! Thanks for the comment and link!
      Have a great weekend!

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  24. Nice wildlife shoot from the drive and the turtles remind me the kids climbing on the ladder to play slide. Great shots
    Have a nice weekend

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  25. Many of our young Ospreys now have left the nest and can be seen practicing their flying and hunting skills. Two days ago we watched one get into a tussle with a Bald Eagle - probably not the smartest thing to do.

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    1. Hello David,
      It is amazing to see the Ospreys and Eagles chasing each other.. They put on a good show.
      Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. beautiful wildlife and awesome images today. the special capture of the osprey at feeding time is really wonderful!! awesome capture of the heron and the cute little bunny as well, i have been seeing so many bunnies in my yard!!

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

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    1. Thanks Debbie,
      I wish I lived closer to this refuge, I would be there more often.
      The wildlife sightings are great. Thank for commenting.
      Have a great weeeknd!

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  27. Love the mama feeding the baby at the beginning and love those great big ears on that precious bunny

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I was lucky with the osprey feeding the baby. The nest was not too far away.
      I love the bunnies too. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  28. Especially nice shots of the ospreys and the Cottontail. It looks so different from its Marsh Rabbit cousin which is the only species we have in the south Florida wetlands.

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    1. Thanks Ken! The bunny was a cutie!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. That is a place I'd love to see with my own eyes, Eileen. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you Nick! It is an awesome place for wildlife sightings and pretty scenery!
      Have a great day and weekend.

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  30. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week.

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  31. The bunny sure is cute and looks like Mr. Heron is getting ready for a dive! You take the best photos! I was happy to hear you like the Canon cameras too. My zoom is acting up on my 50 so I hope to send it in and have it worked on. It's such a great camera! I'm liking my new one too! Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I have had the SX 40, a few of the X50's and now I have the SX 60. They are my favorite camera.
      I do love the bunnies, I saw one in my yard this morning. Thank you for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. That heron is doing quite the balancing act. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. OH I love that first photo wonder capture of behavior and raw beauty of the birds...Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      The birds are all beautiful! Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. I got a quick photo of a bunny too! I think my turtles are the Eastern Painted as well. We share a lot of the wildlife in common which is interesting to me.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn,
      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!

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  35. Great pic of the egret feeding it's baby! And nice shot of the turtles all in a row.

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  36. Those turtles are really soaking up the sun! And I love the first photo of the osprey feeding. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Hello Jean,
      The Ospreys were my favorite for the day too. Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. No link up for me today Eileen, but I will be back next week! I always love seeing turtles in the wild - makes me think the environment must be improving!

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    1. Hello,
      I love seeing the turtles too, we saw a lot of them on that day.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Great photos, I love those turtles. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Bill
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. Fantastic capture of the Osprey feeding its ypung... of course I love your turtle shot.

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    1. Hello Rose,
      Thanks for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello MB,
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  42. Hi Eileen, You sure got some neat photos at Blackwater NWR. I enjoyed all of them. I am grateful for the people in government who established NWRs and for those, like you, who visit and share their photos. I wish all of this would be higher on the list of priorities these days. Thanks for another fine Saturday's Critters. Hope you have a good weekend and a happy week ahead. John

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    1. Thank you John! I always appreciate your visit and comments. I do love our national wildlife refuges, they are wonderful place to visit.. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks Dee! The bunny was cute!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  44. The first picture is amazing and I always enjoy your turtle pictures!!

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  46. Wonderful pictures as always..Have a super weekend..

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

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  47. Wonderful wonderful photos of these critters Eileen! Love the Osprey shots!

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

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  48. Great pictures (except for the snake...). I need to ask my friend if she has been there (she lives in the Elkton area).

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    1. Hello Vera
      There is another great wildlife refuge not far from Elkton, it is called the Eastern Neck NWR in Rock Hall Md. I like one in PA called John Heinz NWR. Thanks for the visit, have a great day!

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  49. Hello, Eileen.

    I am happy on Sundays in my country when I see a photo of your beautiful egret.
    I was amazed to see the bird and its cubs in a cage.

    Have a nice weekend!

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

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  50. Excellent pictures! I only have one critter today, unless you count people.

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    1. Thanks Linda,
      One critter will do! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  51. I know any kinda snake would ruin my outing! Lol. BUT, those birds, especially the osprey, are so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your part of the world of nature near you with us at IRBB this week. It's always appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      I do love the birds.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  52. Feeding time for the Osprey their offspring.

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    1. Thanks Bob!
      The ospreys are a cool sight to see.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  53. has realizado unas capturas impresionantes.

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Have a happy new week!

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  54. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful and varied pictures of wonderful animals. Nature is lavish there!
    I loved to see it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and good week.
    Ailime

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    1. Thanks William! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  56. wildlife looks so awesome....love 5 of the Eastern Painted Turtles...
    have a great weekend

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

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  57. More great photos! I couldn't help but notice that Mama Osprey's youngin' is nearly as big as she is! :-)

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

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  58. Hello Eileen,
    The photo of the large and small osprey that is fed is really great to see. Unfortunately I still haven't linked but I'm going to make up for that. Is not really much behind the PC at the moment.
    I'm going to visit apar links :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Hello Helma, Thanks for the comment and visit. Always appreciated!
      Have a great day!

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  59. Lovely selection of photographs.
    I think my favourite is the turtles sunning themselves on the log.

    All the best Jan

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Saturday's Critters # 348

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