Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 502

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 still skipping all around, I am way behind sharing photos from my backyard, neighborhood, our outings and our trip to Ireland. I try to make my post short and not too many photos. The mosaics help to share more photos at one glance. Sorry they are not the larger images. 


You can click on the image to see a larger view.



1. Our walks on the local fire roads and to the lake. Top row is a Green Heron in flight and a group of Canada Geese on the lake, a Great Blue Heron. Bottom row: An Ovenbird, Baltimore Oriole and a deer.




2. Our walk at North Point State Park in Baltimore County. Top row: Mallard Duck pair, Osprey, Slider Turtles. Middle Row: Blue Dragonfly, pair of Tree Swallows, Osprey on nest. Bottom row: Great Blue heron times two and another Slider Turtle. 







3. Our walk at Prettyboy George's Creek. Top row: Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo and a White-tailed Skimmer. Bottom row: group of Slider Turtles, a group of Canada Geese with goslings and a Canada Goose with fishing boat nearby. 






4. In our back yard and on our roof: top row is the male Eastern Bluebird and a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker. Bottom Row two deer seen in our yard. 








5. Every year hubby and try to visit the York PA rookery. We can see the Black-crowned Night Herons and the Great Egret rookeries. Below are two of the juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons. 





6. Then we saw three more juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons.  The adults stayed mostly hidden in leaves and tree branches. 






7.  One of the many Great Egret nest seen at the York Pa rookery. 






8.  It was neat seeing the Egret chicks, they grow so quickly.





9. Some of the nest were in dead looking trees, below you can see two nest close together with 5 or more Great Egrets. 






10. Also seen at the park and rookery an American Robin. 






11. I also saw a Northern Flicker. A large woodpecker that finds it's food on the ground.







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

107 comments:

  1. Truly a festival of birds! Beautiful shots.

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    1. Thank you for your link and comment! Have a great day and happy new week!

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  2. The egret chicks are gorgeous - they look fluffy in that shot.

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment. The Egret chicks do look like little fluff balls. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  3. I wish our walking route were as interesting and fun as yours, Eileen. Beautiful critters!

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    1. Thank you Angie! we do enjoy our nature walks. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Your nature walks sound amazing! Love the variety of birds and wildlife you've seen. Beautiful pics!

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

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  5. Always such a bounty of birds. Eileen! Thank you so much for being our hostess

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for the link and comment. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  6. Such a wonderful variety again - the Balck-crowned Night Herons are my fav.
    They look like they´re up to something! ;-)
    Very cute. Have a nice Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Iris, for the link and comment.
      The baby bird are adorable.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  7. You manage to find such great birds even in summer! Things are very quiet here in Michigan. We are signing up for some good birding trips in the coming months, though.
    Thanks for all the enjoyable photos and for the great weekly blog event.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for the link and comment.
      Your birding trips sound interesting, happy birding.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  8. Nice to see all the cute birds in a rookery. You had a good time.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend and happy captures!

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    1. Thank you Luisella for the link and comment.
      It is fun to visit the rookery.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  9. Good morning dear Eileen!


    So many pictures! You are probably on the road a lot, because that's the only way I can explain that you have such wonderful pictures. And again there is the eastern bluebird, which I find enchantingly beautiful.

    Best regards

    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne, for the link and comment.
      Some of these walks were right in my neighborhood, others were a 30 minute or less drive away.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos and collages.
    Cute Canadian geese with their young.
    Also very beautiful the great egrets and so many together, that you don't see that often.
    I wish you a good weekend .
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for the link and comment.
      The Egret rookery is always fun to visit.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  11. A marvellous collection of bird photographs Eileen in this post. Great to see the nesting birds. Thanks for hosting and commenting I hope you have a lovely week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for the link and comment.
      It is great to see the nesting birds, I am glad they are doing well.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  12. Quantas criaturas lindas mostradas aqui! Adorei ver que no teu pátio tens tantos deles pra enfeitar...Muito lindo tudo! Que o fim de semana seja lindo! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, for the visit and comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    The Egret chicks was very nice to see. They all look very cute.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your visit and comment.
      The Egret chicks are adorable.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  14. Good morning, Eileen. Such beautiful photos as always. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill, for the link and comment. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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    1. Thank you William, for your visit and comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  16. those juvenile herons made me smile and then the juvenile egrets made my smile bigger. they are adorable.

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The juvenile herons and egrets are growing so fast, but they still look cute.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  17. My favourites are the chicks in nests. I don't see that often! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for your link and comment.
      The egret chicks are adorable.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  18. Great to see the herons and egrets doing so well. Soon those youngsters will be carving out their own path in life.

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    1. Thank you David, for the link and comment.
      I am glad these herons and egrets are doing so well.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  19. Great photos!
    The young Black-crowned Night Herons are so cute!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea! The Night Herons are cute! Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  20. Dear Eileen,
    As a Central European who lives near the city, it is almost unbelievable for me how many animals you get to see again and again on your walks and in the backyard. If I ever see a woodpecker or a heron or a deer halfway close to where we live, I'm really excited. ()Okay, I often see pigeons and mallards ;-) For other animal sightings I usually have to drive a little further away. Or in animal parks...) I think in your area of the USA there is a much greater animal wealth than in ours. I find the photo of the two young Black-crowned Night Herons particularly sweet - they're sitting there so cute! How wonderful that the Great Egrets have so many hatchlings!
    Luckily I can offer you some more bird photos in my last Costa Rica post.
    All the best from Austria,
    Traude
    🌸🌿❤️🌿🌸
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/07/costa-rica-14-kapitel-ruckflug-von-osa.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! We are lucky to live next to a park like setting with the lake, there are always birds to see. Also , the parks are just a short drive away. I enjoyed seeing the juvenile Night Herons and Egrets, they are cute. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. ...Eileen, you have outdone yourself this week, what a lovely assortment. Thanks for hosting the party, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your link and comment. Have a great weekend.

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  22. I am glad you held on to your backlog of photos as they are so rich in depicting this season's wildlife encounters.

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

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  23. Hello Eileen. Once again thanks for sharing your walks, words and photos. Those herons and egrets have done well this year. Great family photos. Thanks for the continued links to the Saturday blog. On another topic. For the last two weeks your own comment on my latest post has been "Hello," as if your comment was broken off before you finished. Was there a problem with my comment box or something else? Other comments from elsewhere seem to be arriving OK. Thanks. Phil

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    1. Thank you Phil, for your link and comment. I am not sure what happened, I might have been reading your blog and got distracted and never finished. Have a great weekend.

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  24. Great collection of critters. Thanks for sharing here, and hosting a great meme!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I do enjoy finding my critters. Have a happy weekend.

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  25. Wow Eileen, what a lovely sight to see all those active nests. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for hosting this meme. I have returned with my small contribution. Have a great Saturday. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo, for your link and comment. I enjoyed seeing your wild Zebra, a great critter..
      Have a great weekend.

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  26. Such a lovely selection of animals. The egrets are such stand-outs! We have a flicker in the neighbourhood whose call I have come to recognize. Such a pretty bird too.it. Is visits the feeder when we have it out as well.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I am able to recognize the Flicker's call too, it is unique.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. What a great selection of photos, Eileen! The locale is beautiful and the critters varied and wonderful. Thanks you for hosting and have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Nick, for your link and comment. Have a great week ahead.

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  28. Lovely critters beautifully captured. Happy weekend!

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  29. I love seeing the young birds especially those Black-crowned Night Herons, Eileen. Thanks for hosting us each week.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your link and comment. The Night Herons are a treat to see. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Wow! Amazing the selection of birds in your beautiful photography ~ thanks, Eileen ~

    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. for your link and comment. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  32. what a great post for sharing a lot of youngsters. i often can't identify the juveniles. i got a kick out of the black crowned herons, they sure do go through quite a change. the 5 egrets in the nest, what an awesome capture!! wonderful shares today...many thanks for hosting and i hope you have a great weekend. maybe indoors today but tomorrow is suppose to be better!!

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      Thank you for the link and comment. The juvenile Night Herons do go through a big change. This rookery is a fun spot to visit. It is supposed to be cooler tomorrow, I hope. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  33. Your mosaics are fun and I love seeing all your sightings, always very interesting. Thanks for sharing them and for hosting this lovely meme Eileen. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Denise, I appreciate the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  34. Never seen a baby egret, so thanks for that especially and for all the other photos of the lovelies!

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  35. A great variety of birds and a couple deer you have for us this week.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan, for the link and comment. Have a great weekend.

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  36. Hi Eileen!!! A lot of birds and animals and nice pictures... Happy weekend..

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    1. Thank you Ana, I appreciate your comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

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  37. Beautiful juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons., they look so good, thanks Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The Night Herons are beautiful, fun to see the young ones doing so well. Have a great weekend.

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  38. Hello Eileen
    Another great variety for us to enjoy, thank you.
    I also love your new header photograph.

    Enjoy your weekend and have a good week.
    Can't believe it will be August on Tuesday!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, for your comment. Have a great week!

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  39. Great photos. Those two baby herons are so cute!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit. Have a great week!

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  40. Great post! How neat to watch the egret chicks!

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your link and comment. It was fun watching all the heron and egret chicks. Have a great week!

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  41. Good morning, dear Eileen. It`s sunday and I open the great PC to comment...

    ...there are some unknown birds here. They are wonderful and I admire your photographies, your steady hand. That`s my probleme, therefore I can`t catch birds with my camera.

    Have a very good week, Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your link and comment. Take care and have a great week!

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  42. Gusta ver esos animales en plena libertad. Por mi patio aparece una lagartija y se esconde rápidamente cuando riego las macetas.
    Feliz domingo

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  43. Good morning and Happy fun filled Sunday I went to the fair yesterday to create this week's post! Just got it in, and what fabulous photos you've shared again, I know they would really be something in full size but this is excellent too. Your Night Herons as you called them looked adorable side by side and yet you just feel they had something up their well sleeve if they wore clothes! Enjoy this rest of your weekend we are so lucky to be in this time of the year right now! Take care time moves to quickly!

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    1. Thank you Karen, I appreciate your link and comment. It is hard to believe it is the end of July already, time does fly.
      Take care, have a great week!

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  44. A lot of beautiful birds and not only! It's a pleasure to see all those animal free in their natural environment.
    Have a great week.

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  45. Spectacular photos, Eileen! Especially the egret chicks -- How I'd love to see them for myself in the trees!

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    1. Thank you Kim, for the visit and comment. The chicks are adorable, a cute sight to see in person. Have a wonderful week.

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  46. The egret chicks do look like fluff balls!
    Your nature walks are always amazing, Eileen.

    Hugs and blessings

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  47. Beautiful critters and nature - a feast to the eyes.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great week!

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  48. Those egrets in trees just take my breath away!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! It is weird to see this tall birds, nesting high in the tree tops. Take care, have a great day!

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  49. The egrets are my favourite today

    Much💖love

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    1. Thank you Gillena, I appreciate the comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  50. a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker looks so pretty.....

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  51. Siempre es un placer pasar por tu blog. Gracias y besos.

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

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  52. I love picture No. 5, it`s such a funny scene ... and inspired to a dialogue between both birds: Have you cooked the meal? She answers: Oh dear, I hadn`t time for it, my fingernails must dry. Of course, sometimes I`m childish.

    Your walk, dear Eileen, through the nature is again a revelation. There are special moments. Thank you for hosting here and being part of
    MosaicMonday

    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! Hubby and I do enjoy our walks surrounded with nature. Have a great day!

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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