Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 404

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

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!

I am continuing our little getaway on Aug 2-3rd, after leaving Bombay Hook NWR we drove to Blackwater NWR in Cambridge Md. We arrived in Blackwater NWR a little later in the day so we drove the wildlife drive once and had a quick early dinner at a local BBQ joint and then headed to our hotel for the night in Easton Md.


1. Various scenes from Blackwater NWR. The Blackwater River wetlands, trail walk, Osprey, Great Egret, Terns and a Great Blue Heron.



2. A scenic view of Blackwater NWR.




3. Ospreys on nest, one adult and two juveniles.



4. 2 juvenile and one adult Osprey on nest. One of the young osprey looked like it was talking to it's sibling. Maybe a meal was not being shared. 





5. Below are a group of terns, a little far away for a good photo.  I am going back and forth, are they Common Terns or the Forster's Terns.



6. A Great Blue Heron adjusting it's feathers. 


This is one of my shorter post with less photos. I will do another post on Blackwater at another time.  


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.

"Be Nice, judge less and love more."

118 comments:

  1. Its beautiful to see a family of feathered critters. Lovely lake scene and scenery. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. The Great Blue Heron is a diva! Thanks, Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    You have taken so many beautiful photos. It's wonderful so see Ospreys on nest.
    Enjoy your day, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Yes, I always enjoy seeing the Osprey.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. ospreys are such noble-looking birds! Nice photos.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Yes, the Ospreys are beautiful birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen, the Ospreys are wonderful. I still miss them, I have never seen any.
    Wishing you all the best! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. You took some really beautiful pictures, Eileen. I love esp. that one with a group of terns. Really beautiful! Juvenile and osprey are again new to me.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. ...I often see Osprey nests and heads popping up, but never great views of them like you have. Thanks Eileen for hosting, I hope that your weekend will be a good one.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Hi Eileen, how wonderful to see the terns lined up like that, I have not seen that im several years.
    I have never been able to get so close to an Ospery nest. I just saw them from afar. At the lcoation is was no use in getting closer. I would just see the branches. :) Wonderful to see your shots. Brings hope for the future. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      There were several osprey nest along this drive, always great to see the Osprey.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Nice views of Osprey family life, the water views and the path through the tall trees. Those terns can be problematic to ID when seen from a distance.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      I wish the Terns were closer for my photos, my zoon can only go so far.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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

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  11. Great to see the Ospreys doing so well. We just left Prince Edward Island yesterday where there was still a nest with young.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I am so happy to see that the Ospreys and their young are doing well.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. That must be a wonderful drive Eileen. To be able to just stop at an Osprey nest and take loads of pictures. At a time when the adults and young are around must be especially exciting and interesting. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The wildlife drive has many opportunities for taking closeups of various birds, like the Osprey.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Great shots of the Ospreys and their nests. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      It was a treat to see the Osprey and their nest.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Thanks for sharing photos of birds that I have never seen around here like the wonderful Osprey.

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

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  15. Espero estejam aproveitando bem a viagem e esse lugar lindo!
    As fotos adorei e os ninhos sempre me encantam! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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

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  16. I love the osprey. I think ours have gone. I'm not sure!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one!

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  17. Hari OM
    wonderful as ever, Eileen - but today, I select the 'scenic NWR' shot as my fave! YAM xx

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  18. Blue heron adjusting its feathers is lovely!

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

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  19. The heron looks like quite a character.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  20. How nice to have a good nesting place for the Osprey! They are such beautiful birds. Love that Heron too! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I do love seeing the Osprey they are only here part of the year.
      Have a great weekend!

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  21. What a lovely place this is, Eileen. Your photos are wonderful as always.

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  22. HI Eileen, love seeing the imm. Ospreys...if I had to bet I'd gamble on Forester's terns this time of year is a very difficult with all the new young ones in the mix. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I check Ebird, I think the Forster's Tern was listed by a lister.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Ospreys on a nest...great photos, Eileen. You have an abundance of our feathered friends to photograph it seems!

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      I do enjoy my feathered friends.
      Have a great weekend!

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  24. Great to see those Ospreys!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. I'm with Lea and THE OSPREYS!!! While observing one of the nests last year, when the male flew in with it's catch for the triplets, the oldest could not wait for him to drop the fish. He literally began attacking his own father!! It was crazy...jp

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    1. Thanks JP, for the link and comment.
      It is fun watching the Osprey nest, this one was close to the trail.
      I like hearing them calling, they have a different sound.
      Have a Happy weekend!

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  26. Hello Eileen,:=) Lovely photos in your mosaic, the trail/ path, looks inviting as does the view of the water and the terns. The Ospreys in their nest are such fabulous sharp images, wonderful to see. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for hosting.

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

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  27. Love the Osprey shots too, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  28. it may be short but it is full of my favorite things. the captures of the osprey are gorgeous...we went looking for them here yesterday, but it appears they are gone!! i enjoy finding a spot with pilings, all birds love perching on them and therefore they are great spots for pictures!!

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

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I wonder is it early for the Ospreys to head south?
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. Lovely birds today! Thanks for stopping and commenting on my blogs.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thank you for commenting!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  30. Those osprey are fabulous, Eileen! Happy week!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  31. As your photos indicate it's good that some very good habitat has been preserved .

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    1. Thank you Red!
      It is a great habitat, one of our federal wildlife refuges.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. LOVE the ospreys on the nest and I wish I were at this moment able to wander down that path in the top middle of first collage. it calls to me, so peaceful and quiet

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I love the Ospreys, it is fun to watch the nest.
      Have a great weekend!

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

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  34. It's a great place to admire wildlife!
    Happy weekend !

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      It is great to find so much wildlife in one spot.
      Have a great weekend!

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  35. Great capture of the terns on the posts! Love that! I’ve never seen a heron on a post either. Great shot.

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  36. Your nature photos are awesome ~ Wow! Always! ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  37. Those osprey are so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  38. More great shots. Like the one with all the terns sitting on the posts.

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

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  39. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for once again sharing such lovely photographs.
    I particularly enjoyed seeing the Ospreys.

    Enjoy your weekend and the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

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

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  40. How wonderful to see Ospreys nesting! I always love seeing Great Blue Herons.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      I love seeing all the birds, the Osprey and Herons are a wonderful sight.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  41. Another fabulous collection Eileen. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend :)

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

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  42. Good evening, I'm finally getting to post. Always a busy time of year right now, but so much fun too. Your photos are amazing at this great place and each one has it's own special highlights. They are all full of life and enjoying their surroundings, it shows in your photos, thank you! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and your visiting pups!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      We are enjoying the grand-dogs, they are fun to have around.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  43. Looks like a great visit to the refuge. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I always enjoy visiting the refuge.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  44. What a thrill it must be to watch the osprey on their nests!! Lucky you.

    Visiting here with you and finding what feathered friends you see is always a great experience! Thanks for linking in with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

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    1. Thank you Anni! Yes, It is a thrill to watch the Ospreys on the nest.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  45. I have had some trouble leaving a comment here today. Tried three times already, so am working on a reboot...see if I can get it to go thru. I am envious you get to see ospreys nesting! Exceptional photography Eileen.

    Thanks for linking in.

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      I have troubles commenting on blogs too, they just disappear after I click publish.
      I appreciate you visit and comments, enjoy your day!

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  46. Ospreys family looks great! Hope they aren't being in endangered spicies! Thanks for sharing. Hapyy Sunday.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. The Ospreys seem to be doing very well now.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  47. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice pictures. Really great to see the ospreys.
    That's a dream for every nature photographer to get them for the camera.
    Wonderful and very well done Eileen.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      The Osprey are beautiful, always wonderful to see them.
      Have a great new week!

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  48. Hi Eileen, thank you for your comment. Beautiful photos. I would like to see the ospreys. Happy sunday !

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      I appreciate the link and comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  49. The blackwater looks like a nice refuge for birds, and the nest seems to be a wonderful gift for osprey from man. Great shots.

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  50. Blackwater NWR seems like it has been forever, beautiful blogs Eileen.

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  51. Eileen - love the terns on the posts, regardless of which ones they are!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      The Terns did catch my eye.
      Have a great new week!

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  52. Sorry this is late...The Tern shots are great!! Looks like a great refuge..looking forward to more pictures...ENjoy your week..

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    1. Thank you Missy! It is a wonderful wildlife refuge!
      Take care, stay cool. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  53. Fantastic shots of the Ospreys, Eileen.

    Love that Heron too.

    Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you Veronica!!
      The Osprey were a wonderful sighting.
      Have a great day!

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  54. Happy birds in such a scenic beauty! Talking of Osprey, I had known the (English) name as an American military aircraft, and then learned it was a bird “misago” in Japanese.
    The snow-capped Grand Teton in the next post is awe-inspiring. Have a nice week.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko!
      The Osprey also have other names like the Sea Hawk and Fish Eagle.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  55. That's a very solid nest! Great shots.

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  56. Te comento aquí. Me encantó la última entrada.
    Os deseo un buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  57. Beautiful done Eileen, I love the Ospreys.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      The Osprey are cool birds!
      Have a happy weekend!

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