Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday's Critters #30

Saturday's Critters #30

Hello and happy weekend!  It's that time to share your critters. I hope to see you join in with the Saturday Critter Party.

I never had a chance to share some more of my sightings from Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.. It was a quick daytrip for hubby and I. Even though it was a short visit we saw many birds and critters.


I always enjoy seeing the turtles all lined up and sunning themselves..



We watched a couple of Black Skimmers doing ther thing..skimming over the top of the pool.



One of many Great Blue Herons seen at Bombay Hook NWR.


 A Green Heron surprised us, we were looking on the ground for them at Finnis Pool, when we happened to look up and the heron was in the tree.





 The Indigo Buntings were one of the common birds seen at Bombay Hook. He is such a pretty blue.


A juvenile Bald Eagle flies over one of the pools at Bombay Hook.. I hope you enjoyed my visit to Bombay Hook NWR..
Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends.. Have a happy weekend!





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

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

81 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

A wonderful collection of critters. Have a fabulous weekend, Eileen!

SquirrelQueen said...

Fabulous close ups of the Green Heron. Looks like he was waiting for you. The turtles always fascinate me and I too like to see them sunning on the rocks.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love seeing the turtles sunning themselves, too. And the Black Skimmer certainly knows its skimming! The best is the Juvenile Bald Eagle; especially after you told me that they nest in the area. What a sighting! Hope you have a great weekend. Jo

lina@a happy family said...

Awesome bird shots. They all are wonderfully captured.
Happy weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

The Black Skimmer and Green Heron are my favourites, but I love them all.

rainfield61 said...

So many beautiful birds around.

You won't get bored.

Icy BC said...

I enjoy your critters, always, and the green heron is a fabulous one!

Susan said...

Hi Eileen, I'm really taken with all your lined up turtles - so cute.
Will have to get organised and join in with you soon. Cheers for now :D)

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Lovely shots. Loved the turtles!

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Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen A wonderful selection of critters in this post and I especially love the Green Heron. thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

me (maria) said...

Beautiful photos of critters as always!!
Thanks for hosting!
Have a great weekend!

Blackberry Lane said...

Hello Eileen, I enjoyed all the photos, but especially the green heron and the Indigo.

Sue said...

Such a terrific variety!
I especially love the turtles .
Have a great weekend, Eileen.
It's supposed to be hot and muggy here--time to "hide out" in the house with a few good books.

ulla laiho said...

Wonderful pictures of the Green Heron!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, a skimmer ... what a cool bird. ( ;

now i have a song in my head ... what did Dela wear (or Delaware) ha. ha!! do you know that song? a kids song.

have a great weekend, Eileen.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the shot of the sunbathing turtles and of the juvenile bald eagle!

Katarina said...

The Indigo Bunting has such a lovely colour!

Phil Slade said...

I love the turtle line-up in the sunshine Eileen. And the Green Heron in the tree is a stunner. I can't imagine Indigo Buntings being the commonest bird - one would do me.

Thanks for letting me join your party today. It's fun.

Kathy W said...

I love turtles! I take more pics of turtles when I'm at the zoo than anything else. Your bird shots are great also!

Kate said...

What a wonderful visit; lots of variety.

Brian King said...

The herons are a personal favorite! Nice portraits of the Green Heron. I've never seen a Black Skimmer except in photos, but those bills are too cool!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! those green heron shots are AWESOME!! love that indigos are 'common' there. :) thanks for hosting, eileen!

Carole M. said...

I'm liking the lineup of little turtles and the stunning indigo bunting...

Roan said...

Amazing shots of the Green Heron. An Indigo Bunting has been toying with me when down at the garden, but never stays long enough for me to get my camera raised.

Debbie said...

a fabulous place to make all your birding dreams come true!!

you got some awesome captures here and your heron, although different then mine, it is equally beautiful!!

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos . . .
Awwww . . . for the Indigo Bunting . . .

Wandering Wren said...

Those sunbaking turtles on each others backs are a hoot! Thanks so much for hosting and your ongoing visits and lovely comments Wren x

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen!Have a nice weekend!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots!!
That heron is very very beautiful.

Best regards,
Marco

Diane AZ said...

Your green heron is quite colorful, I love all of the birds and turtles. :)

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos.
Photo 4 and 5 are my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Karen said...

We love turtles! Terrific bird captures. Thanks for hosting.
Karen & Beep

Linda W. said...

Love those turtles all lined up in the sun! Nice shots of the green heron.

Pat said...

Wonderful series of photos, starting with those cute little turtles all lined up. The Green Heron shots are spectacular.

Small City Scenes said...

A wonderful collections of unique critters. thanks. MB

carol l mckenna said...

Always wonderful nature photography here ~ You see more birds and critters in a day than I do in a month ~ Thanks for sharing them ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I never saw a green heron before, Eileen! That was wonderful! Bombay Hook looks like a treasure trove for interesting birds and critters!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Your photographs are spectacular. The Green Heron and the Indigo Bunting were highlights for me. I've only seen a Green Heron here a handful of times. As for the Indigo, your photos will probably be as close as I come unless I manage a trip to your part of the world. Thanks for a wonderful job hosting, Eileen.

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome photos Eileen! The lighting in them is perfect.

Breathtaking said...

A wonderful selection! The juvenile eagle and The fabulous Green Heron are fantastic captures.

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous series of critter shots! Would love to see a Green Heron someday.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving your critters, especially the turtles!! AND the young eagle!! I've been keeping up with the Decorah eagles and they've had some problems this year!! One broke its wing trying to fly!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your shots are wonderful, Eileen! You saw some beautiful critters. I love the Green Heron and the Indigo Bunting is one of my favorite birds.
Have a great weekend!

inge said...

Such a amazing collection of photos. To see a bald eagle is so amazing they are protectd here in Ireland as they are so few of them

thewovenspoke said...

A great collection of photos for today.

Misty DawnS said...

Great pictures! Love the Green Heron and Indigo Bunting!

Ailime said...

Olá Eilleen, um conjunto de belíssimas fotos! Grandes instantâneos!
Bom fim de semana.
Abraços, Ailime

sandyland said...

so much to see Thanks

amanda | wildly simple said...

Great wildlife!
Turtles lined up sunning are one of my favorite things. :)

Beth said...

Love your critters, especially the bunting!

Adam Jones said...

Superb Green Heron pictures

Gail Dixon said...

Your green heron shots have me GREEN! lol Also loved the skimmer...have yet to see that one in person. Thank you for hosting this fun meme!

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful green heron shots!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Christian Weiß said...

Great birds and photos, I like the Green Heron.

George said...

We've never made it to Bombay Hook. We'll have to remedy that when we get to your part of the country again.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I like the green heron !

Dicky Bird said...

Beautiful pictures. I've been to Delaware once - loved it! Over from TexWis blog.

A Quiet Corner said...

These pix are wonderful! I love herons...all kinds...blue, green, red throated...they are so suave!!!...:)JP

Felicia said...

wonderful images Eileen thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting.

pattisjarrett said...

Lots of great finds. From my experience, having a green heron above one is not the way to go--or maybe it depends on what it ate. Messy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this spot! Have never seen a green heron on a tree --- that's so different.

I should have a critters post next week I as we will be in Anchorage so I will have time to write some posts and link I hope. Poor internet in Homer, but lots and lots of pictures and a lovely time!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Add me to the fan club of your great shot of the turtles! We have a place on our road where I always check to see if they're there sunning themselves, it's fun to see them--Some day I'll have to stop and get a photo of them!

Hope you're enjoying this weather we're having and your weekend!!

Happyone said...

A nice series of critters.
I really like the turtles sunning themselves.

Zizi Santos said...

Que lindo passeio!
você tirou belas imagens!
gostei muito do pássaro azul!

Eillen, eu não tenho mais o blog da natureza.
Tive que encerrar.
Sinto falta, pois não posso postar no sábado EST

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Marie said...

All wonderful shots! I love the green heron surprise though, and that indigo bunting, particularly!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
Beautiful series of photos!Great birds I like the Green Heron!!Wonderful captures!Have a happy Sunday!
Dimi...

love HAPPY Notes said...

Eileen, your photos are amazing. The depth of field, and details so perfect on each shot. It's such a pleasure to view them.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wonderful collection - I love the Green Heron!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the skimmer, that's a bird that always fascinates me

Missy George said...

You're so lucky to have all those photo ops..Never saw a green Heron..They're all blue around here. Happy Sunday

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful birds! I never would have thought a heron would be in a tree. I'm sorry I missed the critter party. I even had a post ready in draft. Guess I was too excited about the strawberries. Lol

Maria Gagliano said...

Lovely photos. I love the Blue Heron. One of my favorite birds

Anni said...

Thanks for linking up this weekend. It's always appreciated Eileen...you tend to dazzle us with some many wonderful birds.

Helma said...


Also this blog is again full of beautiful pictures. Especially the green heron is fantasist itself. That we have in the Netherlands, unfortunately. But your other birds are gifts of nature :-)

Warmest regards, Helma

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for sharing all those nice critters. :)

Hannah said...

I don't have an opportunity to see birds like these much if at all, so I enjoyed yours. I particularly like the green heron close-ups, he looks like quite a character. I also like the intense blue of the Indigo Bunting.

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful pictures.
Have a fantastic day. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

such great shots!!

kudos

Louisette said...

Wonderfull fotos, birds.

retriever said...

Have a nice Day .summer from Belgium

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Eileen, Those birds are very beautiful. I have not seen any of them before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Christa

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