Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday's Critters #89

Saturday Critters #89

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

I am sharing some more birds and critters from our day trip to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. It is a great outing, seeing lots of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, my first Monarch of the season and a cute turtle and frog shot.


Gret Egret reflections.


A fuzzy looking Great Blue Heron, could be an older juvie?



Two juvenile Little Blue Herons. The leg color and beak are the difference between the heron and egrets.



My first of the season Monarch Butterfly





The turtle is a Slider, can you find the frog?


A view of the Egrets and the dark spots are a few Glossy Ibis mixed in this group, seen from the wildlife drive at Bombay Hook NWR. I hope you enjoyed my critter post.
As always I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit and for leaving a comment. Also thanks to all who have been participating with my Saturday's Critters, you are all the best blogging friends.






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. 

91 comments:

  1. Great images, nice Egret reflections, lovely butterfly!
    Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. wonderful reflections and long-legged crew. :) adorable frog and turtle shot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. so many snowy egrets. It is amazing to see. :) And I like that colorful turtle.
    Thanks for hosting Saturdays critters. Have a good week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I enlarged that one shot so I could see the frog (I did) and this is the first time I realized I could look at your wonderful pictures as a slide show! I love that!!! Very cool. Thank you for hosting. As alwaysl

    ReplyDelete
  5. The first pic is stunning! Such a beautiful composition with undisturbed reflections.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are FINE, E!

    I'll link up in the morning, Honey

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful critters. I love the butterflies. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Eileen,
    Amazing to see all these egrets together, I guess mostly juveniles getting together.
    The heron also seems to be a youngster from this season or the one before, it has little of adult colourings.
    I wish we had that many ardeidé birds around to catch all those invasive crayfish we got here!!
    Enjoy your weekend and keep well!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful photos
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

    ReplyDelete
  10. Dearest Eileen; Such WONDERFUL photographs of egrets and herons. Fabulous reflection photo♡♡♡ Monarch Butterfly is really beautiful with pretty flower and different angle♬♬♬
    Have a wonderful and healthy(p:)weekend☆☆☆

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you Eillen for hosting such a wonderful meme! Your photos are so inspiring and I love the first one showing the egrets reflection.
    Only you mentioned the frog I would've missed it!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Um show de fotos e as borboletas, maravilhosas!Adorei! bjs, lindo fim de semana,chica

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wonderful pictures of animals!
    Happy weekend
    Hug Crissi

    ReplyDelete
  14. My favorite is the turtle and frog "face-off" .
    Egrets are such beautiful birds, aren't they?
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  15. A lovely selection of birds, animals and insects today Eileen. All those egrets in the marshy grass are amazing. And of course it's great to see the Monarch again. It must be a special time of the year when the Monarchs arrive.

    Thanks again for hosting the day. Have a lovely weekend and take it easy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Eileen, what beautiful reflections of the Great Egrets in your first photos. I also love the Slider with red dots on its shell and stripes on its neck. All great critters. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend. Jo

    ReplyDelete
  17. So many Egrets in that pond but the Heron and Egrets in the first few shots with their reflections are great shots. Many thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like the two herons on the branch!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. The Monarch Butterfly is a delight. Tom The Backroads Traveller

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hari Om
    ...again I draw breath... YAM xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your swamp full of Egrets is amazing, so many curvy necks. The Monarchs are really special, I love the black with white speckles on the body and wing edges.

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a rich habitat for the herons! The Little Blue Herons displayed their leg and bill colors nicely. I saw few Monarchs in Florida and now in Illinois I found only one so far, and no caterpillars on the abundant milkweed. Wonderful variety of wild critters!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh Eileen, all of your photographs are awesome! I'd be so tickled to get to see them in person and to photograph them, you lucky lady!! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party, love it!
    Have a great Saturday, sweet friend!
    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful photos as always! :))
    Love the reflection in the first one
    and yes, I did find the frog :)

    Have a beautiful and happy weekend Eileen!
    Möwe

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank goodness we no longer collect egret feathers for fashion purposes. Those birds wouldn't last long; they are so gorgeous in their finery.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm amazed there are so many egrets in one spot! I still have not seen a monarch yet even though I have a Buddlea in full bool just outside my kitchen door. This seems very BAD too me! I'm worried!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi, Eileen! Such a treat to see the lovely birds and the Monarch. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Had to lean in close for the frog.
    The reflection in the first photo is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  29. The Monarchs are so very beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  30. They're so lovely! No monarchs here.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your butterflies; but then, I am biased because I adore butterflies. It makes me happy to see a Monarch as their population is declining fast. I haven't seen one hereabout in over two years and that makes me sad.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful photos ! The Herons here in the marsh by our river are very skittish and take off at the sight and sound of someone with in 100 feet of them ,your lucky those ones there dont lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

    ReplyDelete
  33. Eileen, egret photo is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wonderful series of critters Eileen. You photographed them beautifully. Thanks so much for hosting and have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great photos of beautiful birds and butterflies (your header photos are gorgeous)!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Nice to see the turtle and frog together.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love your Great Egrets and reflections you captured. And the monarch butterfly is special. I've been reading a lot about their decline in population.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Happy Saturday, Eileen. Lovely photos especially the one with reflection and the monarch. Thanks for hosting. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Nice Monarch photos! I hope they will make a come back. We're planting milkweed in Minnesota.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm in again for your critter party. You opened with my favorites, Egrets, (marvelous captures too) and of course the lovely Heron! Your butterflies and turtles and all are great but the Egrets and Herons have such a draw for me! Enjoy your happy Saturday all weekend too!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Precious reflections, eileenin. I love butterflies;)
    Good weekend.
    Besos.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Another gorgeous selection of shots from you, Eileen. This is a wonderful part fo the world you have visited.
    Thanks for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I see a story in the making, with photographs!
    The Turtle and the Frog!
    c. 2015 . . .

    ReplyDelete
  44. Now I know where all of the Egrets are ... we have had so few this year it is concerning. But, yours are beautiful as is your fuzzy heron and your well disguised frog. Another thing we are missing here is the Monarch Butterfly ... I sure don't know what happened. Maybe because of all the rain we had in the first half of summer. Love your post, Eileen, always do :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    ReplyDelete
  45. what an amazing gang of egrets...i get excited if i see two together!!! the reflection in the first image is perfection!!! butterflies, frogs, turtles, you always amaze me!!!

    many thanks for hosting!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Congrats on your Monarch, Eileen. I'm still looking for my first of the year!
    ~

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful birds and reflections, Eileen! Thank you so much for hosting. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Those Egrets are fabulous, lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Impressive birds, and such a pretty butterfly.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wonderful critter shots as always ~ hard to pick a favorite!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    ReplyDelete
  51. Lovely reflections, Egrets. Love the frog and turtle shot.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Lucky you has a visit of so beautiful butterflies :-)) Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful photos Eileen! Such a lovely monarch. Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Egrets are such elegant birds! Thanks for hosting and a happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Great selection of images. Love the reflection in the first one.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great collection of critters, as always!

    Happy weekend!

    Irene

    ReplyDelete
  57. I would have missed the frog had you not pointed him out.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great photos of the egrets...especially the reflection photo!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Great collection of photos - so many similar birds to Australia. The Sliders are found here but considered an environmental pest as they were introduced. Nice to see them in their natural environment.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Look at all those egrets! WOW! And if it's not raining and we can get out tomorrow, I'm going to be looking for butterflies. I haven't seen as many this summer! Sweet hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  61. Beautiful Egrets and Herons Eileen!
    I love the one of the fuzzy young heron - very sweet and a great photo!
    The large colony of White Egrets is a great sight to see!

    Thank you for hosting Saturdays Critters Eileen.
    Shane

    ReplyDelete
  62. Your egrets and herons are spectacular!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hi Eileen, these are lovely critters. Blessed Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Superb captures and really enjoy all the beautiful photos here! Great reflection with the Egret and I find the legs of blue herons and slider turtle interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  65. What a wonderful trip you had. Love all your images - the young blue heron is my favourite.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Thanks, Eileen, for sharing this linked post at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hi Y'all!

    Missing the water birds when we're summering in the mountains. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love butterflies and turtles :) Beautiful pictures! I always love seeing all the wonderful critters on your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  69. Found the frog and there may be another one in the muck in the center of the picture..Loved the Juvies and the Butterflies..Enjoy your day..

    ReplyDelete
  70. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of the birds and marvelous reflections ! Awesome !
    Have a great Sunday.
    Best, Synnöve

    ReplyDelete
  71. Super photo's, and amazing reflections on the those Egrets ...
    Yes, I did spot the frog!

    Hope you are having a happy weekend.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oh look at the turtle. The gray bird was so pretty. I saw a turtle in the road on the way to church in the spring when it was so rainy here.
    And on the other end of the road ducks. No camera's. duh!
    Sorry I haven't linked. But I noticed it's still open a few more days. I have a couple of friends photo's I might borrow and link. They aren't bloggers. Thanks for coming by. Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Hey Eileen,
    Very wonderful pictures.
    Great that heron and wonderful how you photograph that butterfly.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

    ReplyDelete
  74. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all your photos in this Saturday's Critters. What an interesting name ...Bombay Hook. Will have to Google it and see if they say how they came up with the name. Congrats on Saturday's Critters ... 65 participants in the meme as I am writing this comment. Wishing you a fine week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Lovely shots as always Eileen, especially that first one with the beautiful reflections of the great egrets!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I can never get great pix of Egrets...not like you do, Eileen! And did I find the frog? Of course, I did. I find Eagles in trees remember...:)JP

    ReplyDelete
  77. Hi Eileen, I really enjoy seeing herons in white phase. Great pictures of the youngsters. Have a really fine coming week!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I like the egrets and Ibis photos, Eileen! Hope to join in this upcoming Saturday!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Great shots all. Monarch butterfly shots are so well timed!

    ReplyDelete
  80. You get such a sense of peacefulness in your photos...like having the pond to yourself and enjoying the wildlife. Really lovely shots.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Another set of wonderful bird images! Those butterflies are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  82. What a mess of birds! And that first is a super reflection!

    ReplyDelete
  83. What spectacular photos, Eileen! We saw some egret-type birds in a Vancouver garden yesterday and thought of you immediately. Sadly, they were plastic :) I do love seeing these birds on your blog that we will never see in the wild in this part of the world.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Hello Eileen.. I'm back. Just edited my post to add a hawk we saw this morning and I'm wondering if you might have an idea of its id. I rushed off this morning (my piano teacher was doing his doctoral defence) and that is how we saw the hawk. It flew into one of the trees on campus (UBC) and we had just enough time to catch a quick shot of it. While I'm here, I must say that I loved that Monarch Butterfly. Your slider was a beauty as well, and yes, I did see the frog :) Many, many thanks for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  85. That Blue Heron photo is absolutely gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete

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

Have a happy day, Eileen