Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 400

Welcome to Saturday's Critters  # 400

Hello and happy Saturday!

 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!

My first Saturday's Critter linky was on Dec 7, 2013. As long as I have critter lovers joining in with my critter party, the linky will go on and on. Thanks to all who participate with Saturday's Critters. 

July 11th, we met up with a friend for lunch in York Pa. It was the first time meeting up since Covid started, at least a year and half went by. Hubby and I left a little early and took a walk around the Kiwanis Lake in York Pa to see the Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron rookeries. 


1. The Kiwanis Lake in York Pennsylvania. 



2. In the tallest pine trees across the lake are the Great Egrets and their nest. 


3. A closer look at the Great Egrets at their rookery.




4. Most of the Great Egrets nest were in 3 tall pine trees standing close together. 



5. The juvenile Great Egrets have grown a lot since our last visit to the rookery. 




6. Various images of mostly juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons. On this visit we saw more juveniles than adult night herons. 



7. A Slider Turtle is seen with 3 juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons. 



8. A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron standing on the pipe.




9. In the background and on the left side of the stick and the juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron is an adult Night Heron. The adult heron's and the nest must be hidden in all the greenery.


10. I count as many as 7 juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons below, some only small parts are seen. 



I hope you enjoyed seeing these Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons.  We had a nice walk, visit with the birds and our friend. 

I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!


Here is my linky:

YOU are all # 1.



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

130 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed seeing the Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons. I am familiar with the Great Blue Heron, but I believe this is my first time to see the Night Herons. Thanks for taking us along on your walk around Kiwanis Lake. Congratulations on Saturday's Critters #400! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Happy weekend to you and yours! John

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    1. Thank you John! I appreciate you linking up and for the nice comment.
      I always enjoy visiting this heronry.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  2. A morning walk with the loved one around that beautiful Kiwanis Lake is wonderful to kick start the day! The white egrets are really gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie! It is a great place for a walk and to see the birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  3. Lake in York Pennsylvania seems a a wonderful plave to visit and explore Eileen and it is lovely to see how much the Great Egrets have grown now. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      The Egrets and Heron do grow fast.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  4. I love the Great Egrets. The winged picture is beautiful!! Looks like a long necked swan. Amazing photo of the nests and of the Black-crowned Night Herons too. That beak is so colourful. Love your photos.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma!
      The Egrets are beautiful birds, so elegant.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  5. Great shots of the Juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons, I especially like the one with the turtle in it. Nice sightings of Great Egrets too.

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

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  6. Loved the post and pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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

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  7. Super pictures, Eileen. The Egrets are huge and very handsome. I like all the Heron you saw and I did count 7 in the last picture. I did spy some same colored lumps I think are the Heron
    Take care
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Some of the Heron were hiding in the bushes.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      I appreciate you linking up!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  9. Que lindas garças! Adorei todas! Sempre encantadoras as tuas fotos! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos and collage you could make during your walks.
    Very nice that you have met your friend again after a year and a half, well covid has caused a lot of suffering and sadness.
    Can you post my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Covid has been nasty, I wish it was gone now.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  11. 400 critter posts! Congrats, I never managed to have even a huundred in my memes. :)
    Also a great one to see that many Black-crowned Night Herons. The Black-crowned Night Heron was one of my "must see" birds when I was travelling. And to see all the juveniles. :) Wonderful.
    The Great Egrets was also one of the "must see" birds. There have been a few visiting Sweden in later years. But I have not seen them.
    Take care, and keep posting :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      The Night Herons are great birds to see, I like the Egrets too.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    The Herons and The Egrets are so beautiful. Lovely captures!
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  13. There are so many egrets in the trees. They look so elegant on the ground but not so in the trees.

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The Egrets do look elegant.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  14. Dearest Eileen,
    thanks most sincerely both for hosting and for sharing always such wonderful shots!
    May your weekend be blessed with joy
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. Thank you Dany!
      It is so nice to see you post and link today!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  15. Kiwanis Lake is beautiful. A great place to check out the egrets and other birds. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      This lake is a great place to see the birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  16. A heronry is always a wonderful place to visit and to see the renewal of life in this way is encouraging to all of us.

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    1. Thank you David!
      We do enjoy visiting this heronry.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  17. Congrats on your 400th critters post!
    Herons and Egrets are so beautiful and .... elegant!
    Have a good week end.

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

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  18. That is funny those big birds in a tree!

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    1. Thank you Marianne!
      It is nest to see the Egrets nesting high in these trees.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  19. Hari OM
    Wow, that is a lot of teenagers flocking together... mischief afoot?! It is particularly entertaining among the herons, which one thinks of as a solitary bird on the whole. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      The teenagers seemed to be behaving, just standing around.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  20. I love going to be near rookeries ..there is so much to see and so much activity!! Wonderful series Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      We do enjoy seeing all the bird activity.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  21. The Kiwanis Lake along the park looks beautiful! Nice capture on the egrets and herons, and if you haven't shot the birds at the close circuit, we would have missed the birds easily. Have a great weekend

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  22. I really enjoy seeing the juveniles! Great birding visit! Congrats on #400!

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  23. ...the juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron in flight is my favorite! Thanks Eileen for hosting the party, enjoy your weekend.

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  24. That is a very productive rookery. Viewing the slideshow full screen on my PC reveals lots of interesting detail. Our Yellow-crowned Night-Heron rookery was abandoned this season except for one pair of Green Herons which raised three chicks.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      It is upsetting when a rookery is abandoned or fails. I would like to see the juvenile Green Herons, they are another favorite of mine. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Wow, that is a wonderful milestone, Eileen. Those of us sharing your love of all the critters appreciate you providing this wonderful meeting place on the net. I've learned so much!
    You got great photos of those large and impressive birds. They seem to have had a good year nesting wise which we love to know.

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! I am happy to see you participating with my critter linky.
      I think the birds did have a good year nesting. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. I'm happy to be a part of linking with critters every week! Thank you SO much for all that you do AND all that you share. Love the Great Whites and how neat to see that Juvenile Black crown. They are so pretty even with their brown plumage! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The juvenile Night Herons are neat to see, some stayed hidden.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  27. I will always be happy to follow your critters! These are beautiful photos again, dearest Eileen!
    Unfortunately, I have a very sad topic for you today ...
    Hugs, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/08/rip-liebster-aller-maxwells.html

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    1. Hello Traude,
      I am sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend.

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  28. A beautiful locale and stunning photos of these two bird types, Eileen. We see both of these in our part of the world.

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

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  30. As always (since I've been following this meme) you have beautiful photos of critters to share. I wonder if the lake must have lots of fish also, to provide these rookeries with food for all those young'ums.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thanks so much for your visits and comments.
      Yes, the lake does have lots of fish.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment!
      Have a great day and week ahead.

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  32. Such a beautiful park there Eileen. Made all the better of course by the breeding herons. I wish we could get some great Egrets breeding near me but at the moment the nearest ones are 150 miles away. Some of those young Night Herons look very young, as if they are able to leave the nest when quite small. This was a lovely day out for anyone.

    Thanks for your link today. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      We are lucky these breeding egrets and herons are just a short drive away.
      Have a great weekend!

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  33. Such a beautiful area for a wander and how nice to meet with friends again. It’s been a long time.

    Love those herons but the tortoise wins the day! I’ve never seen a rookery! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      It is nice we have this rookery just a drive away.
      Have a great weekend!

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  34. I am always amazed at how these very awkward birds nest in trees. Nesting in a colony is another wonder.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I am always happy to see these birds, it is great to see them doing well.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  35. It's always so amazing to me to see those larger birds roosting in trees! Great shots, Eileen. Hope you are having a good weekend!

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  36. Such instereting photos of the Great Egrets in the pine trees. Just amazing.

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  37. i have never visited a rookery, it certainly looks like a nice place for a walk around!! i have never seen that many herons or egrets in one spot. when i see them i usually just see one!!

    isn't it nice to be able to meet with friends again? i hope we don't get shut down again!! many thanks for hosting us crazy critter lovers, FOUR HUNDRED times, wow...you have been such a loyal host!!

    have a great weekend, it's suppose to cool down tomorrow!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for being a loyal follower and for all your links over the years.
      I do love all the critters, seeing all your photos has been a treat too.
      Have a great weekend!

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    2. i just realized i forgot to enter!! could you please send in a brain and 2 legs, i really need them!!

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  38. HI Eileen, so nice to see the young night herons learning the ropes and the Egrets in the pines, they have the most unorganized way of nesting Im sure it makes sense to them...I like the Peace sign in the tile. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      The peace sign is nice, I think it is part of a memorial in the park.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. awesome photographs! have a great weekend...

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  41. Awesome nature photography ~ my favorite are the Egrets ~ especially in the trees ~ Wow! Xo


    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I appreciate you linking up each week.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  42. I've never seen the juvenile night herons before! Thanks for hosting us all of those weeks, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for linking up and for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  43. Good morning Eileen you have another beautiful collection of wildlife, with a lovely backdrop of nature free for all to enjoy. Always a treat for me. I still have our visiting peacock which is my post for today. Enjoy your weekend and take care, and never stop exploring.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I thought the Peacock had a loud scream, he must be fun to have around.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  44. Hello Eileen,
    How nice that you could meet a friend for lunch! We all miss being together with people.
    Thanks for the shots of all these sweet critters.
    Wishing you a nice Sunday and all the best! :-)

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      It is nice to be able to meet with our friends again.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  45. Great Egrets are brilliant in their homes, the Herons are fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures of this beautiful nature area with all these nice birds. Fantastic.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  47. Wow, happy #400 to you! Always enjoy seeing your images. Great shot of the slider turtle with the juvenile herons. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      I like the turtle with the herons too.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  48. My favorites are the egrets this week. Wow you've been hosting Saturday's Critters for a long time. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  49. Hi Eileen! :) I won't be taking part for a while, but I'll still be visiting!! :) The Egrets in the pines are just gorgeous. I'm sitting here MELTING during our heat wave and seeing the water in the ponds in your photos refreshes me!! :) Wow that you've been doing the Saturdays Critters for so long! I love that! ♥♥

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    1. Hello Rain,
      Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  50. Oh, and I LOVE that little turtle!! :)

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  51. How wonderful to see all those egrets! Thanks for sharing and hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing with us birders this weekend. Have fun birding!!

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  54. Again, you've taught me something. I'd not heard of Night Heron's, so I did some reading about them. They are as interesting as their calls! THANKS Eileen! ❤

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  55. I've been on the lookout for night herons, but no luck so far. Love all the egrets. Wonderful pics!

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    1. Thank you Betty!
      I hope you find your Night Herons.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  56. Great shots of the Juvies...I rarely see night Herons..You were only about 45 miles from me...just guessing!! Love the turtle!! Have good week..

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  58. Great photos of all these interesting birds. Always a pleasure stopping by. Thanks Eileen and have a great week :)

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  59. Amazing photos you shared in this post! Photos of Egrets are beautiful. I love them. Happy day.

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      Take care, have a happy day!

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  60. Hello Eileen
    I hope you had a lovely weekend and the new week has started well for you.
    Many congratulations on Saturday's Critters #400
    Many thanks for sharing all the photographs, great sightings.

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  61. Those Great Egrets are magnificent! Fabulous photos, Eileen. I especially love that shot of the turtle with the juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons.

    Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you Veronica Lee!
      Take care, have a great day.

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  62. Siempre maravillosos tus paseos, me encantan. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a great day!

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  63. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed seeing the Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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