Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 184

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters 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 sharing some grand-doggie photos and some images of the neighborhood Great Blue Herons and their chicks. We have a good view of the nest from the fire road that we take our walks on. My son's dogs visited for the first week of June, while he went to visit my sister at Ocean Isles Beach, NC.



 I took various shots of the herons on the nest as we walked by on the trail. This is the only nest that we can see in an open area. The other nest are hidden with the trees and all the leaves.


Twins, two chicks on the nest with the proud parent standing by.


Nibbles looks like she is part shepherd/lab  and Chewie has short legs like a dachshund mix.


Resting after a walk on the fire road.



Every day the grand dogs went on a walk. Once in the morning and again in the evening.  They are spoiled now.


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68 comments:

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen
Your great blue herons with their yellow bills are beautiful! You captured the chicks
well. Your son's dogs are very pretty. Love to see they enjoy your home!
Thank you for host,Eileen. I will return to visit others soon.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - I've never seen a heron nest close enough to photograph - great shots. Happy dog are always fun.

Tomoko said...

Eileen.
Please delete my first one. It was a mistake.

Margaret Adamson said...

Eikeeb It is wonderfullthat you are able to see the Heron chicks growing up and I love your son's dogs. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the baby Herons. And the big guys too.
Glad the doggies are have such a good time.
MB

Daniela said...

Wishing you a most beautiful end of your week, Dearie,
with utmost gratitude for the lovely lady you are

XOXO Dany

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

The Herons is so beautiful! Such big birds! Lovely dogs, and yes they love to walk.
They are so cute!

Happy Weekend!

Mildred said...

Happy weekend, Eileen. These are wonderful photos. Such cute dogs. I am partial to dachshunds! Love their short legs.

NatureFootstep said...

cute dogs and chicks.
Is the fire road for safety when burning?

Have a great week ahead :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen,:) What a treat to see the chicks at close range, you are so lucky. I love the photo of the twins and the proud parent. Cute shots of your grand-doggies. No favourites I see, each has a ball and a bone,...isn't it great to be able to spoil them!!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love the herons but the dogs are my favorites. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. (I think I say this every week, LOL) Have a great Saturday, Jo

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Don't you just love those scruffy heron chicks? And to think they will grow into that beautiful Great Blue. Now Chewy and Nibbles, we don't need to ask waht they like doing apart from their morning walk. Have fun.

Thanks for letting me join in today.

Nancy Chan said...

Dogs love their walking time. I used to walk my dog in the early morning but that was before she left us. Love your doggie photos.

Nancy J said...

Chickies in the nest, beautiful.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh joyous weekend Eileen - to have the company of furkids is something special! Love those heron chickies too &*> YAM xx

Sandi said...

Incredible birds!

Love the puppies too. :)

✿ chica said...

Adorei as aves despenteadas,rs
E os cachorros em maravilhosas fotos!
Adorei!

bjs, chica

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice shots!! Wonderful the little herons.

Kind regards,
Marco

Merlesworld said...

Two walks a day you would be fit and healthy.
Merle..................

Gordon said...

I did enjoy your photos Eileen as I always do, good to see the Herons doing well, and nice to see your Son's dogs.
Have a good weekend, Gordon.

Sandra said...

love all the pics, Bob is doing well, might come home today.. surgery went very well.

Tom said...

...I love the heron.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, it was a special thrill to see the Heron babies on their nest - really great photos.
Love your grand-doggies too - that was so cute the pic of them after their walk... ha ha, flat out to it!
Cheers now and enjoy the rest of your weekend :D)

Jenn Jilks said...

You have wonderful times, especially with the grandies!

Lea said...

Cute dogs and the Heron chicks are adorable!
Have a great week-end!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Baby herons....ahhhhh!!! How precious! Enjoy your weekend sweet friend! Hugs!

Karen S. said...

Good morning and happy Saturday to you too, I really enjoy posting here especially on Saturday, early. My post today actually has what I think is a baby green heron, but once I hear back from my friend I'll know for sure. Thanks to her, it should be okay. Enjoy your weekend, can you believe it June is almost over.

Cloudia said...

Fun shots. I like meeting your dogs

Mary Cromer said...

Great Blue Heron babies how marvelous, so sweet! I love the dogs, so cute and I imagine best little buddies. Have a wonderfully blessed week. Thank you~

Nick V. said...

Love those herons in the nest, Eileen. And the dogs, of course are beautiful...
Hope you have a great week. Thanks for hosting.

Debbie said...

the grand puppies are so sweet, i know how much you love them!! Amazing capture of the baby heron!!!

Karen said...

Nibbles and Chewy are adorable! And those heron chicks remind me of lanky teenagers! Thanks for a great post.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome blue heron photos and love your son's doggies ~ sweet and fun shots ~ ^_^

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ~ ^_^

Nick Va said...

Love the dogs!
Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

D. Kissinger said...

Cute pups!!!

Linda W. said...

How cool that you have a nest of blue heron babies in your neighborhood. Great photos!

A Colorful World said...

Exciting views of the nest! Great shots! Love the grand-doggies. That small black one reminds me so much of a dog my brother used to have, named Smokey.

William Kendall said...

The dogs are cuties!

I've never seen heron chicks here.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos of these birds and dogs, Eileen! I hope you are having a great weekend. :)

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice capture of the Blue Heron rookery. Thanks for sharing.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is so neat, having the heron nest right next to the path. Loved the boarder doggies!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Oh, wow! I love your photos of the baby herons! Thank you for sharing them! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Those dogs are adorable!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Sweet Grand-doggies!!
And I love the baby herons and parents!!! Fantastic images today Eileen.

RedPat said...

I've never seen baby herons before, Eileen! Love the pups! ;-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwww

hugs to Chewy and Nibbles

happyone said...

Great pictures of the heron up in the tree.
Nibbles and Chewie look like they had quite a workout!
I'll be back later when I publish my blog to link up with you for critters.

Al said...

Great birds, and such cute dogs.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Martin Kloess said...

Great pictures. Putting the cute dogs at the end was a heartwarming touch.

Rose said...

Cute grand dogs! And I sure would enjoy seeing the baby herons!

Jeanna said...

I've never had such a great shot of a heron, I wonder if those are different than the ones I've seen. So many feathers, very exotic looking, excellent shots. Sweet pups, love the name Nibbles. I certainly see shepherd.

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Lovely pics.
Greetings.

Linda said...

Cute dogs! I would love to see heron chicks.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Cute Grand Dogs. I bet they just love staying with you and going for adventurous walks. Great photos of the Heron and chicks! They are amazing birds! Have a great weekend Eileen.

The Yum List said...

Great shots! Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Crissi said...

Cute dogs - nice shots Eileen!!
Enjoy the day
Crissi

Denise inVA said...

Your granddogs are very cute Eileen. They must enjoy their walks in such pretty surroundings. Love your photos of the herons and their chicks. Have a great weekend :

Jeevan said...

Your son’s dogs looks friendly and kind enough and I just loved the way they slept on the floor! Nice view on the nest and chicks

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Love your photos of Herons and their chicks! Wow, my first time to see neat photos of a Heron's nest! Very nice work! Love the dogs too! :-) Great post! Happy weekend and week ahead to you!

Ranten said...

Nice dogs :-)) Happy weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely to see the young herons in the nest!

Missy George said...

Love the Heron babies..great shot..I'll bet your grand dogs loved your visit..Have a good week!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks again Eileen....Sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' is always appreciated.

Michelle said...

Awww...love seeing your dogs. They are so cute.

jandi said...

Your granddogs are adorable! And those twin chicks are wonderful! Have a beautiful week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, lovely shots of the Heron babies on their nest.
Cute too to see your grand-doggies.

Lovely selection of photo's.

All the best Jan

Betsy Adams said...

Cute birdies and doggies..... AND--they/you were at one of my favorite places along the east coast, Ocean Isle Beach.... LOVE that place --but not for the critters but for the beach!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Awesome photographs of Great Blue Herons and sweet babies(♡^.^♡) Making me wish to see birds nest some day (haha, maybe not possible)  Oh, your son's sweet doggies are lucky staying with you and well taken care of♡♡♡
So sorry for my belated comment. Have been a bit busy for test week of my students etc p;-)

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

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