Saturday, October 15, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 461

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 was missing for a week at the end of September, hubby and I were enjoying a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. We were there 32 and a half years ago and it was one of our favorite places to visit. I took over 1500 photos of scenery, flowers and birds. Maybe a few critters too. I am sharing photos from the first two days. 

1. Scenes from our hotel in Wailua Bay, the hotel had a nice view and a pond with the koi fish. Chickens had run of the place and a few cats. 




2. The Common Myna bird was seen at the resort and all around the island. They were everywhere.





3. The Zebra Dove, a lifer for me, was another common bird seen all around the island. 





4. The Roosters were seen all around, chasing other chickens away. They were crowing all day. 





5. These Roosters were plentiful, very colorful and pretty. 




6. The Red-crested Cardinals a lifer for me, they were seen in various spots too. 





7. A Green Sea Turtle seen on the Poipu Beach. 





8. The Pacific Golden Plover was another lifer and a common bird, I had sightings in various spots around the island. 




9. This is one of the many cats seen at the resort, it seemed to like to sit in this spot in the open air lobby. 




Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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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!

114 comments:

  1. We have loved our trips to Hawaii. I hope you also saw a few endemic birds, though unfortunately many of them that survived the earlier disasters of human arrival are now in very great jeopardy from disease.

    Thanks for hosting today.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I wish I had more time to looks for the birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. You had really nice view from the hotel. Lots of critters photo opportunity even in this place. The red crested cardinal is one bird I don't get to see in my garden or around here. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The Cardinal was new for me, very pretty bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Must have been wonderful to visit after such a long time. I am not surprised that you took that many photos, they are beautiful.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! Yes, it was fun going back. It is a beautiful place to visit.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Lovely shots from your vacation. Looks like somebody introduced many Asian birds in Hawaii. They look familiar to me. The Zebra dove is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Yes, they are many of the Asian birds in Hawaii.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Eileen, Kauai in Hawaii looks like a lovely spot to relax at and there was certainly6 plenty to see. You can see why that Dove was well named and great for you to get a lifter. Thanks for hosting and leaving comments on my blog. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I enjoyed the birds of Kauai!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. How beautiful! That sunset view is stunning.

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

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  7. A lifer, a rooster just like one we had many years ago and a ginger cat, along with wonderful weather, what a fabulous time for you both.

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    1. Thank you Jean! It was a fabulous time!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. It is just fantastic that you could enjoy a week in Hawaii!
    Well done!
    Thanks for sharing your shots. Some critters are totally new to me of course.
    Have a nice weekend!

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

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    The Zebra Dove is very beautiful, and the Roosters are pretty too. The cat looked healthy, and had a good overview.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! The cats did look healthy, someone is taking care of the kitties.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful photos and collages you have made from your trip to Kauai, Hawaii.
    I enjoyed it.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  11. Hello, Loved the post and thanks for sharing awesome pics.
    Happy Weekend

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

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  12. Que boa viagem deve ter sido!
    Lindo mosaico com pedacinhos lindos!
    Adorei ver a tartaruga e o galo!
    beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I loved seeing the turtle on the beach.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Did you make an effort to see some of the endemic birds, especially the fabulous Hawaiian honeycreepers? The litany of extinctions in the Hawaiian Islands is shameful.

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    1. Thank you David! I tried to see as many birds as I could during our visit. They were not all willing to pose for a photo.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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    2. But did you see any of the fabled endemics? I understand that it's not always easy to photograph birds, but some of the native species are not that hard to find with minimum effort.

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    3. I do think I saw a few of the Kauai Endemic birds, I will have some in future post.

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  14. Beautiful photos from your trip. The Red-crested Cardinal is a beauty. Thanks for hosting and have great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill! The Cardinal is a beauty!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. ...I'm glad that you enjoyed Kauai and Poipu Beach, we were there 30 years ago. Thanks for hosting, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The island has changed over the last 32 years we were there. Much more crowded and too much traffic. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. Hi Eileen, I am so happy for you that you took this trip to Hawaii! A wonderful trip indeed. I love it that you took so many photos. And, I love it that you’re sharing many of them with us. In today’s post I’m most fascinated with your capture of the Red-Crested Cardinal. Would sure like to add that one to my lifer list. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Also, thank you for your kind comment on my blog post I’m linking up today. Have a happy weekend! John

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    1. Thank you John, for the comment and link! The Cardinal was a lifer for me, it is a beauty!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Hari OM
    My word, how wonderful to making such a trip... thank you for sharing the trip with us! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! It was a wonderful trip!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. THAT"s where you were! You did well. Isn't that fun. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Hubby and I always have fun on our trips.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. Great scenes and birds. I have only gone there once and so enjoyed it. Welcome back (or Aloha!).

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    1. Thank you Ken! We had a great week in Kauai, it is always nice to come home. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, Eileen! Looks as though you enjoyed everything immensely. Glad to see you lovely photos and travel with you vicariously!

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    1. Thank you Nick! Yes, we enjoyed our week in Kauai! Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. What a fabulous trip, Eileen! And how fun to see some different birds, too. Love the outdoor lobby and cat and the wonderful turtle!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! It was a fabulous trip! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. You had a great trip Eileen. I enjoyed it too. The cardinal is very beautiful and wonderful colouration. Thanks for sharing your trip and of course allowing me to link up this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil, I appreciate your comment and link. We had a fun trip, lots to see and do. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Such beautiful scenes and critters. The Golden Plover is a beauty and my favourite, the turtle is a big one! Have a great weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I was happy to see the Golden Plover, it is a beauty! Have a great weekend.

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  24. So happy that you all got a vacation in Hawaii! These are great photos (many lifers for you!) Thanks for this meme. And thanks for your comments on my blogs.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I appreciate your visit and comments. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Se ve precioso, me encantaría visitarlo. Me alegra que hayas disfrutado de tus vacaciones. Besos.

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

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  26. What a fabulous place to go! I love that big sea turtle and it's fun to see so many different birds! I know you're enjoying going through your photos now. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank Diane! It is a fabulous place to visit. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. Great photos! Beautiful Dove, and I love the colorful Rooster strutting around.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  28. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures in that collage. So nice!!
    And wonderful to see all these special birds.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Hello Marco, thank you for the visit and comment. Have a great weekend!

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  29. WOW!!! what a great place for a critter lover like yourself. the cardinal was such a treat to see...but the sea turtle stole the show for me. i do not have any critters to share this week but i enjoyed seeing yours!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I hope you are relaxing and healing. Have a great weekend.

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  30. The hotel you stayed sounds beautiful and I like these pictures. Beautiful bird pictures too..

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

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  31. Love the red-crested cardinal! I have never seen one in my area so thanks for sharing.

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  32. So delighted that you had a wonderful time in the islands! I have only been to kauai once and it is lovely. Coincidentally, I'm sharing a red-crested Cardinal today, myself and a cat!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I loved seeing the Red-crested Cardinal and I enjoyed your photos too. Have a great weekend.

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  33. It is nice to get away and you saw great birds. Thanks for hosting us and for all your nice comments Eileen.

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

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  34. Yes, many different bird species on the island. I found the cats very creepy.

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  35. Hello Eileen :=)
    Your photos of beautiful sunsets, palm trees, and the birds you saw, especially the Red-crested Cardinal, as well as that fabulous large Green Turtle are all wonderful sightings and photos. Glad you got a few lifers too, and I'm glad you enjoyed your get away.

    Thank you for hosting Eileen and All the Best.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I was thrilled seeing the Green Sea turtle and the Red-crested Cardinal. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. Beautiful and very colorful sceneries from your trip. Zebra Dove looks very diffetent and cute. Thanks for the colorful post. Greetings.

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

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  37. Isn't Kauai just beatuiful - the Napali coast is breath-taking. I loved our time In Hawaii. Such great people and an abundance of wild animals (sea creatures, I guess.) That is a gorgeous turtle!!

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    1. Thank you Lydia! Yes, hubby and I loved Kauai and the Napali coastline is gorgeous. It was neat seeing the large turtle resting on the beach. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  38. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event. Love the various types of birds in the post

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    1. Thank you for the link, comment and visit. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. Lovely series of photos and what a fascinating place ~ sunsets, feathered friends and great Green turtle just to recall a few ~ always wonderful photography on your blog ~ xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! I appreciate the link and comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  40. Favorite is of the rooster. :)

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

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  41. How nice to return to your favorite spot. Looks lovely with some fun and interesting critters, too. Glad you could enjoy your time there!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. It is always fun to go to a different area and see all the interesting birds and other critters we wouldn't get to see in our neighborhood. Looks like a beautiful place and once again I enjoyed all the photos. Thanks Eileen and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Denise! Kauai is beautiful! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  43. Oh lucky you a holiday in Hawaii. The scenery is lovely and so too the critters except for the minor birds. They are so aggressive and drive other birds away.

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    1. Thank you Diane! The scenery is Kauai is beautiful. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. Lovely views at the hotel! The Red-crested Cardinal is a fantastic looking bird.

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    1. Thank you Linda! The Red-crested Cardinal is a beauty! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  45. What a glorious trip of lifers!!!! Extraordinary.

    Hey, thanks for taking time from your day to add your link ...happy birding

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    1. Thank you Anni! Happy birding to you! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  46. Brilliant images Eileen, I love the Chickens, ha ha ha.

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    1. Thank you Bob! I enjoyed seeing the chickens too. Have a great weekend.

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  47. Hello Eileen
    So pleased to read you were able to get away to Hawaii.
    I did enjoy seeing your photographs, the roosters are very colourful.

    Have a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  48. What a lovely vacation at Hawaii islands! I also travelled there about forty years ago. The mosaic shows how fabulous the places are. The Rooster looks like having the same-colored splendid cockscomb with the red flowers behind him.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit. The roosters were colorful. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  49. I never seen Red-crested Cardinals... such a beautiful bird.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  50. Lovely photos! The zebra dove and red crested cardinal are very pretty birds

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    1. Thank you Juliet! The Red-crested Cardinal is a beauty! Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I hope you are doing well. Take care, have a great week!

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  52. Love the gorgeous photos from your vacation.
    That Zebra Dove is a stunner!

    Hugs and blessings, Eileen 💐

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  53. Preciosas vacaciones, con unas fantásticas fotos para recordarlas. Soñemos amiga . Gracias.
    Buen jueves Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  54. As imagens estão extraordinárias, Eileen! Já estou ansiando pela próxima série!
    Grata por esta partilha tão especial, que me faz viajar também, por este destino encantador, através dos seus olhares!
    Beijinhos! Bom fim de semana!
    Ana

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