Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 483

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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 booked this Southwest vacation trip back in early December,  a 5 night 6 day trip to Puerta Vallarta Mexico. I enjoyed birding at our resort for the first couple of days. The first day was a long day traveling, we flew from Baltimore to Phoenix with a short layover than on to Puerto Vallarta. The worst part of this day was sitting on the runway for 45 minutes at Puerta Vallarta waiting for a gate to open so we could unload. 


1. March 5, below are some of the birds seen at our hotel. First row: Great-tailed Grackle, Tropical Kingbird, Yellow-throated Warbler, Orchard Oriole. Second row: Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater, Heermann's Gull, Whimbrel, unknown Sandpiper. Third row: Frigatebirds, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Rock Pigeon and Snowy Egret.





2. Snowy Egret and a unknown Sandpiper on the beach at the resort.





3. A Whimbrel on the beach at the resort. 





4. Tropical Kingbird, looks pretty with the yellow belly.






5. This couple is the Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater. 






6. Orchard Oriole also seen at the resort. 




7. Yellow-throated Warbler at the resort.





8. Horseback riders on the beach. 





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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

100 comments:

  1. Your photos are stunning! I especially like the whimbrel.

    Thanks for hosting Saturday Critters!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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  2. Happy Saturday, Eileen! Again some of the birds are new to me. The tropical kingbird withe bright yellow belly is really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Angie! The Tropical Kingbird is a beauty! Have a great weekend.

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  3. A rough first day, but you have some nice photos. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your stay.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, for the visit and comment. Yes, we had a great trip!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Eileen it is so lovely to see horses on the beach. Your Whimbrel image is great. There was a lot of birds to see at that resort. Thanks for hosting and also commenting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! It was nice to see all the birds at the resort.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these more exotic beauties.
    Hope your holiday was sunny and pleasant. 🌞🌷🌻🪻🦋🐦
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for the visit and comment. It was a nice sunny 5 days!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    These are great series of photos and collages.
    The Tropical Kingbird is my favorite.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for the link and comment. The Kingbird is a pretty bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Your trip to Mexico looks very nice. The birds there looks so colorful. Beautiful photos from the beach!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! it was a treat to see all these birds and the beach. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I tried to identify your unknown sandpipers, Eileen, but there is not quite enough detail, and the one in the collage is really small. When I enlarge the picture it gets fuzzy.

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    1. Thank you David, for the link and comment. I appreciate your trying to help with the sandpiper id.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. love the horses and the yellow warbler. that beach scene at the top is soooo pretty... I have been watching the female flicker in our two trees, she is so pretty and we have some type of tiny yellow warbler and it warbles a lot.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! the beach is my happy place and I always love the horses.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Lovely scenery and photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  11. ...Eileen, I'm glad that you had a wonderful and warm trip. Thanks for hosting the party.

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

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  12. Great bird photos, and the last photo of the beach, water, and sky - beautiful!
    Have a blessed day!

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

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  13. Lovely photos, as usual, Eileen. It look like a great place to visit. Thanks for hosting and have a great new week.

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

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  14. What a lovely adventure! A great selection of birds.Thanks for hosting so faithfully.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I appreciate you linking up and for commenting. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I do love the critters. Have a great new week!

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  16. Your photos are very beautiful and excellent, Eileen... they touch me, for which I thank you.
    Portugal is receiving birds that migrate from Africa to nest.
    The white storks all arrived and occupied their ''apartments''
    You wish be here... Have a great week.
    ~~~~
    You can see here...
    https://www.gettyimages.pt/fotos/cegonha-branca

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    1. Thank you Majo Dutra! I would love to see the storks in Portugal. Have a great weekend.

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  17. I've always thought it would be fun to ride a horse along the seashore. Wonderful sightings!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I enjoyed seeing the horses, hubby and I enjoy walking on the beach.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. Horses on the beach make me wonder if their hooves get extra comfort from the feel of soft sand.

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    1. Thank you Maria! The horses may enjoy walking on the sand.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. What a fabulous place to vacation to see birds and beauty! I love the horses on the beach. Happy weekend!

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

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  20. Oh how wonderful, dear Eileen, a short trip to Mexico, that sounds good! I now know some of the birds from our trip to Costa Rica, so it's a nice reunion here. But we didn't see a Tropical Kingbird with such a beautiful yellow belly there. (Magnificent to the bird the lightning blue sky!)
    All the best and have a pleasant weekend - Traude 😘
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/03/costa-rica-8-kapitel-nationalpark.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for the link and comment. Hubby and I do enjoy traveling, seeing new places while we still can.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Great collection. I'm so glad you got a trip to tropics! I loved the Egret getting his lunch in the waves! Have a super weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I appreciate your comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. It looks like you had a productive time in Mexico. Lots of colorful and unusual birds.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for the link and comment. Mexico was fun.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. Fantastic series of photos and collages, Eileen.
    I especially love the horses.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Veronica! I appreciate the link and your comment. Have a great weekend.

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  24. Lindo viaje con fotos preciosas de aves y el mar.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! I do love the beaches and the birds. Have a happy weekend.

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  25. Hello Eileen :09
    Your Mexican vacation seems like a great adventure. Lovely captures of the beach scenes, the Whimbrel and horses on the sand were great finds, and the smaller birds, the Tropical Kingbird, Yellow-throated Warbler,Orchard Oriole, and it was nice to see a pair of the Cinnomon-rumped Seedeaters, and all nicely captured.
    Enjoy your weekend Eileen, and thank you so much for hosting.

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment Sonjia! I appreciate your linking up too. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  26. That yellow belly certainly is beautiful in the sunlight. I enjoyed seeing every bit of this. Eileen. I'm wishing you a beautiful week ahead. With aloha

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

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  27. You didn't even need to venture a way from the resort to see a wonderful assortment of birds, Eileen.

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

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  28. Lots of great critters. Nice to see the horses on the beach.

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

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  29. You picked the right time of year and saw some wonderful birds.

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    1. Thank you Ken! Take care, Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  30. Hello Eileen
    Well you certainly enjoyed some lovely weather while you were away on this trip, so nice to see blue skies.
    What a lovely assortment of birds.
    I did enjoy seeing your mosaic/collage and the photographs .... nice to see the horses too!

    Have a lovely weekend and a good new week, March seems to be disappearing too quickly!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  31. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation and saw beautiful birds along the way! Hope you had a very Happy St Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank you Pat, for linking up and for the comment. Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  32. That kingbird is gorgeous. So nice to be able to see all these from the hotel.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  33. Pretty birds. Riding on the beach looks like fun, but not very sanitary.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for linking up and for the comment. Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  34. Love all the beautiful birds. Nice to see horse riders on the beach. The weather here is very hot now.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, for linking up and for the comment. Happy Sunday have a great new week!

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  35. Such a lovely get-away! Magnificent birds too. I notice them everywhere now! They make life so much more interesting.

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    1. Thanks Marie! I hope to see more spring birds moving back. Have a great new week!

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  36. It's great that you shared this post with us at IRBB, thanks! My favorite is the whimbrel and enjoying the beach ride on horseback.

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    1. Thanks Anni! The Whimbrel was a nice sighting. Happy Sunday, have a great new week!

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  37. this looks like it could be the ultimate in birding vacations!! i was going to pick a favorite but all of the birds were so beautiful!! i think i would enjoy riding a horse on the beach, how fun would that be?!?! have a great week eileen and many thanks for hosting!!

    and what a bummer sitting on the runway for 45 minutes. i have done that and it's not fun!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I appreciate the comment and link. I have not ridden a horse in a long time, I am a wimp now. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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    1. Thanks Sondra, I appreciate you taking time to stop by and comment. Take care, have a wonderful week.

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  39. Oh you go the best places for photographing birds ~ Awesome photos of our 'feathered friends' ~.

    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! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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  40. What glorious photos!! The blue of the sky is exquisite. We've had so little sun here, just mostly COLD and cloudy! Have a grand week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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  41. That whinbril is very pretyty and oh, that blue sky -- just eager to see a bit more of that here. But we ARe seeing a little!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! We are trying to see new places, travel while we can. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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  42. Me encantaron tus fotografías y me alegra que lo pasaran bien. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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    1. Thank you ashok! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful new week!

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  44. yes, Tropical Kingbird looks so pretty... lovely bird

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    1. Thank you for the comment! The kingbird is a beauty! Have a great day!

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  45. Such sweet birds this week, Eileen. We see quite a few flocks around here, migrating back home. 'Tis the season.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! Take care, have a happy day!

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  46. Fun tropical vacation Eileen! Some of the birds you saw I have seen here in Florida (as I'm sure you have also) but there are some I've never even heard of. Your ID skills shine as always. I hope the resort itself was fun and the food was good -- and it does seem like flying always involves some kind of snafu these days. But that waiting sounds terrible.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! We did have a fun vacation, with lots to see and do and eat. Take care, have a happy day!

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  47. Orchard Oriole is pretty bird ....
    Fantastic experience to ride horse on the beach....
    Great shots

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    1. Thank you Tanza! The Orioles are pretty birds and a treat to see! Take care, have a great day!

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  48. Hi Eileen, apologies for being so late commenting but I honestly thought I had already commented, and apparently that's how I role these days, lol! Fabulous photos! Your certainly take us to some interesting places and give us amazing sights. Thank you so much, happy day to you and a great weekend coming up.

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    1. Thank you Denise, no need to apologize I appreciate you visit and comment. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  49. Uma série de imagens incrível, com tantas e variadas espécies de aves!
    Adorei ver! E a última imagem também é muito especial! Dava tudo por um passeio assim à beira mar... mas se calhar tinha de ser num pónei... :-)) Eu costumo ter vertigens... e se calhar à garupa de um cavalo, também teria... :-D
    Sempre um prazer vir até aqui passear nos seus belos registos, Eileen!
    Beijinhos! Tudo de bom!
    Ana

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

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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