Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday's Critters #160


Saturday's Critters #160



Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party. 

These photos are from a visit to the park on Nov 10th. I hope you enjoy.
A Purple Gallinule is a common sight to see at Lake Parker Park.


Next two photos are of the Pied-billed Grebes




Wood Stork


Little Blue Heron


Look up, there's a raccoon waving at us.


Snowy Egret


I hope you enjoyed our walk and the birds.  As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!





To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

83 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful critters in this post, Eileen.
I love the Gallinule and Rocky the Racoon :)

Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Eileen, a lovely collection of critter shots in this post today. Many thanks for hosting and for all the link ups you did for me when I was away. BAck now and recovering the long journey. HAve a wonderful weekahead.

doodles n daydreams said...

I love the bird photo's and that raccoon waving at you is cute :)

Diana

Nancy Chan said...

I didn't know that raccoon can climb trees! So cute of it to wave to you. I enjoyed your Lovely birds photos. Have a wonderful day!

Nancy J said...

The Grebe, that is a superb photo, love the reflection. and colouring. Gorgeous.

Daniela said...

My wondrous Eileen,
thanks most sincerely for hosting me today !

For the first time I'm not participating with some shots but with a video I made with my camera, but if it's not allowed by the rules, please, feel free to delete it dearie !

Hope you had a lovely week,
I'm sending blessings on your days to come,
may your weekend be filled with joy and wonder

Xx Dany

baili said...

Lovely photos like always dear!
wishing you and family a happy ,healthy and prosperous new year!

Tony McGurk said...

That 1st bird is so beautiful Eileen & the Raccoon in the tree gave me a laugh.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I'm always re-motivated to look up birds when I visit your blog. We also get an American Purple Galinule here in South Africa - the southernmost tip at Cape Town and further up on the SA west coast on the Atlantic Ocean. Rare vagrant but found almost anywhere there. I'm too far from that part of SA so won't see them for now. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great weekend. Jo

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photographs of the animals.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

I love your photos of all these birds. The Little Blue Heron is so cute.
Happy Weekend!

Sue (this n that) said...

I love the fabulous colours of the Purple Gallinule Eileen.
Gorgeous duck reflections on the water, and how about that raccoon!! A beaut post, cheerio until next time :D)

jandi said...

morning Eileen! love the first bird and racoon shots! wishing you a beautiful day!

NatureFootstep said...

Beautiful range of birds and love the look of the racoon hand :)

Nice to see a Purple Gallinule, think I saw them in Queensland. :)

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Your lovely photos are such a treat on this cold winter day! Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Charlene N.K. said...

What a lovely collection again! I'm always fascinated by the birds you've been showing us, most of which I've never seen yet. Thanks for sharing your beautiful captures.

Tom said...

Eileen, you found a wonderful assortment, thanks for hosting.

Cranberry Morning said...

I don't know which is my favorite, the Snowy egret or that cute capture of the raccoon!! Thank you for the link up Eileen. Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

LOVE the raccoon wave.. to cute and your header is beautiful, I love all three of the photos you used.

Ela said...

As always, your photos are amazing, Eileen !!
Happy weekend !!

Karen said...

Raccoons area amazing creatures. We have a few in this area. Thank you for hosting "Critters".

Liz Needle said...

Lovely series of bird shots. I do love the colours on the Purple Gallinule. We don't get them here although we have a Purple Swamphen that is similar I think.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely series of photos this week Eileen. The first one. Purple Gallinule, sure is interesting,

Nick V. said...

Lovely photos as always, Eileen!
Thanks for hosting!

Cloudia said...

What a treasure chest of shots!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always funny to see a raccoon! And I've been seeing those Grebes are weren't sure what they were. Now I can label them! Thanks! And happy weekend. We sure had a thunderstorm last night! But at least it's not bitter cold. Hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

great snaps but you can't beat the raccoon, what an awesome capture!!!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen! You always bring us lovely birds, and other critters many of which I just see or learn about for the first time! You teach me a lot, and your first photo is one of them. What pretty colors too! Enjoy your day.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! what a wonderful collection of birds,especially the Gallinule and the reflection shot of the grebe!
My favourite has to be the friendly waving racoon though! How comical!
Great photos and thank you for hosting!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I think storks are soooooo cool

Florence said...

I haven't seen any wood storks around here in several years. If I remember correctly, they have rather large, messy nests. Nice to see.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Pied-billed Grebes, it is beautiful Eileen.

carol l mckenna said...

Another gorgeous series of nature photos done so well ~ love the raccoon who appears to be waving at us ~ thanks for the lovely photo walk (especially since it is cold and about to snow again in New England)

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

ellen b said...

That wood stork is really something. Happy 2017 to you Eileen!

Frank Boxell said...

Hi Eileen. A wonderful selection of wildlife encounters.

Best wishes for a glorious 2017.

magnoliasntea said...

Love the birdy photos, Eileen. And that cute raccoon is fabulous.
Have a great weekend!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the birds at Lake Park! Many lakes and water bodies at my part of world experience drought this time but still some backwaters hold birds. Love the reflection of Grebes and waving raccoon :)

Lea said...

Great photos!
I have seen lots of raccoons, but never had one wave at me before.
Have a wonderful week-end!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these birds.
Have a great weekend ahead.
Best, Synnöve

Linda said...

Eileen, what an absolutely gorgeous series! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a superb weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Good morning, Eileen. Great shots of all the birds and I got a chuckle out of the waving raccoon. Have a good weekend.
MB

Alexa T said...

Happy Saturday,too, Eileen! Till now I never seen before a purple gallinule. It must be a small bird, but such funny one with all those colors. And so cute raccoon, too! Have a great weekend! Best regards!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the raccoon waving at us!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Looks like the raccoon was spying on you, then has the nerve to wave. That is a great shot! The Pied-billed duck's feathers look a little furry, and, it's reflection on the water is remarkable. Happy Weekend, Eileen! Suzanne

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love that friendly raccoon! Beautiful Purple Gallinule! They are becoming scarce in our neighborhood, probably because habitat has deteriorated. Of course we also have lost most of our Wood Storks, so it is so nice to see one!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the birds as always -- pie billed grebes are a special favorite of mine. The waving raccoon is a lovely capture!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen, wonderful shots of some interesting birds and the little friendly raccoon! Love the colorful Gallinule and the Wood-Stork! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx Karen

Linda Gross said...

Oh, I love that waving raccoon picture!

RedPat said...

Love the sleeping raccoon!

Irene said...

Beautiful critters and a great collection! Well done!
Wish you a happy new year, Eileen!

Irene

Linda W. said...

I always enjoy your bird photos!

happyone said...

Like the raccoon waving at you. : )

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen, I'm back! Feeling embarrassed to have been away so long, but yours is the first meme I went to, so you know it is special to me. How wonderful that you have remained so faithful to your readers and to critters as well! A Purple Gallinule may be common but I've never seen one before so it was a special treat. How beautiful it is! We do see Pied-bill Grebes but not in the area we frequent most often. I've never seen a Wood Stork either. Guess you could say I need to do some travelling in your neck of the woods! Only Great Blue Herons here. No LIttle Blue Herons as far as I've discovered, and even the Snowy Egrets are only familiar because of your and TexWisGirl's posts. I am so sad she has given up blogging (for now) but do understand. She was one of the most loyal bloggers I've ever met. Finally, I must wish you a late but very heartfelt "Happy New Year" and add that the waving raccoon really made me smile!

Sandi said...

He IS waving! Haha...great shot, Eileen!

Lois said...

All of the birds are so pretty and I just adore that shot you took of the raccoon waving. So cute!

John eos shooter said...

The waving racoon is hilarious! Gr, John

Martin Kloess said...

These critters must have known Eileen was around with her camera. ;)

Al said...

I absolutely love the bird in that first photo.

The Yum List said...

What a handsome looking creature is the Purple Gallinule.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I really enjoy the Wood Storks but that Purple Gallinule is especially pretty. I think it is a cousin to the Common Moorhen and maybe the Coots if I am not mistaken. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

The Furry Gnome said...

All the usual great bird shots!

ann said...

You always share photos of birds that we will never see here. I am wondering which birds we have here that you might not see there. No, the northern cardinal does not come this far north. When I visit my brother in Texas, I love to photograph them. We will travel 3 hours to the east this summer to see if we can spot them in northeastern Colorado. Happy New Year, Eileen.

Sonja said...

I always enjoy seeing some of the birds I've seen when they feature in your Blog, but the ones I haven't are good too!

Linda said...

Did you wave back at the raccoon? So cute!

Anu said...

Great series of critters! That raccoon is awesome!

Sussi said...

that raccoon looks so cute:)

Mosura said...

Love the Wood stork and the racoon doing the royal wave :-)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei deste trabalho.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Andarilhar

weekend-windup said...

Beautiful birds!

Devilish Angel said...

Cool pics...

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Such pretty photos. I especially love the reflection pic. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It looks so warm!

Love your bird shots, and that is one CUTE raccoon!
~

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the bird with the red beak is a beauty. I love red birds, and my dream is to one day see the red cardinal. If you ever take a picture of this beloved bird, please let me know.

Happy New Year!

~Sheri

Ana Freire said...

Amazing each one of your shots, Eileen!
Great work as usual!
Enjoy your week ahead! Kisses!
Ana

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I love the colors on the Purple Gallinule. What an interesting bird! Enjoyed all the pictures! Another fine Saturday's Critters. Hope you have a happy week ahead! Thanks for sharing and take good care!

Anni said...

Thanks Eileen, for adding your post link to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Of course it goes without saying your photos are always magnificent.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some great shots Eileen, especially the Pied-billed Grebe showing the reflection and that cheeky raccoon! Just great.

All the best Jan

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - you get the best photos. I'm blown away by the stork - I've never seen one - what a treat.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Love the raccoon waving at you, but the Purple Gallinule doesn't even look real - BOTH are cuties!!

diane b said...

The Racoon looks funny. Love the blue heron.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Purple Gallinule sure is a unique bird♪ I learned that it's a goose family through pc, doesn't look like that p;-) The raccoon sure is sending you a New Year Greeting to you♡♡♡
I missed taking pictures of blue heron, he flew away soon.
I DO hope you had a wonderful start of year 2017!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

handmade by amalia said...

More lovely birds, Eileen. I'm glad the weather was kind to them. And to you :-)
Amalia
xo

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo! beijos praianos, tudo de bom,chica

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