Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday's Critters #156



Saturday's Critters #156


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.

Lake Parker is another local park that is close to us in Lakeland. We usually can see great birds up close and they have a wonderful walking path.

The first two photos are of a couple of Purple Gallinules. They seem to be a common bird for the Lakeland Florida area and this park.





American Coots



A pretty Little Blue Heron


The Limpkin is another common bird seen in this park and Lakeland Florida.


Great Egret with a lizard for lunch







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.

89 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. The Limpkin is particularly adorable. Great details in the photos!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely place to vist adn ssee all these birds. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend

Linda said...

Dearest Eileen, I was just getting ready for bed when your beautiful post graced my computer screen. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely nature walk, I will sleep better after having seen your photos. :)

Nancy Chan said...

We can only get to see these big birds in the zoo. But lately I think I saw some white birds with long legs and they might be migratory birds.

baili said...

you are very lucky to live near such beautiful parks dear.
these lake birds are fabulous .we have here but different than them .
thank you for sharing .
have wonderful weekend ahead

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Nancy J said...

Every one is wonderful, my pick for today was so hard, but finally the Gallinules in their second photo, beaks open, made it to #1

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

So many birds you have taken beautiful photos of! The Little Blue Heron is my favourite.
Happy Weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see the Limpkin. A bird I saw once in Costa Rica.

Thanks for hosting.

diane b said...

Love the great egret with the lizard.

Devilish Angel said...

Hi Eileen, I like that great egret photo... Happy day!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful array of different birds.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very nice pictures. Funny these coots.
And what a wonderful pictures of these egret and heron.

Kind regards,
Marco

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Great birds...beautiful area I'm sure.
I would love to see a Limpkin in real time.

Sue said...

Ha-those coots look like they're smiling--maybe sharing a funny joke?
Hope you have a wonderful day

Christine said...

Fantastic moments caught by you and your camera, Eileen! The Great Egret is welcome to his lizard for lunch!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy the weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful images! It is great to have a park like this so accessible. I must travel a bit to get to places like Green Cay and Wadokahtchee, where the birds seem so much more tolerant to the presence of humans. In my neighborhood wetlands where few people intrude am lucky to get within 100 feet of a Great Egret before it flushed.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OOOhhh that last shot is a winner!!! YAM xx

Marleen said...

Great photos, Eileen. Love the last one of the Great Egret!

Sikora Modraszka said...

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Lea said...

Great photos! Have a wonderful week-end!

Tom said...

...they are all loving the water!

magnoliasntea said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen. I've never seen a limpkin so that was especially interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Jenn Jilks said...

There are so many birds! And varieties!!!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen, I can not enter my name and link for the Saturday critters

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, so many birds. I've never seen a lipkin. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Debbie said...

so many beautiful birds in one place - and it seems you are able to get very close to them. i enjoyed seeing a limpkin, i have never seen one - it looks like they share the appearance of the herons/egrets!!

the lunching egret is best!! many thanks for hosting, week after week, and have a wonderful weekend!!

Kalantikan said...

They are very big birds, so lovely especially those first ones with the red beak.

Sandra said...

Poor little lizard, down that long hatch.. great shot. my faovirte today is the limpkin... I love that he matches or blends in the with the stumps.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Wonderful photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been a wonderful time to see beautiful birds here in FL. We may be calling those moorhens....hmmm! We see coots and another bird we are calling moorhens together all the time. I need to get my bird book out...again! Enjoy your day and this blast of 'cold' weather! Hugs, Diane

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great pics Eileen. Don't think I have seen a Limpkin before. I always love seeing birds or critters I haven't seen before plus all the beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting your party for all of us bird and critter lovers.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics :)
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Sharon Wagner said...

I saw my first Limpkin in Florida this November. I've never seen your first bird. Nice variety today. I always loved seeing all the critter icons in the link-up. Are they gone for good?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. (Poor little anole, though.)

P.S. I added some birdie pics and your link in an update.
~

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Looks like quite the conversation going on in the second photo. Happy Day.

rainfield61 said...

Happy Sunday, my feathered friends.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

poor froggie

Karen S. said...

Wow, what an assortment of lovely and charming critters today! They are enjoying life as it should be! Have a great weekend Eileen!

carol l mckenna said...

Another wonderful array of photography of nature's gems ~ thanks ~ received in love and light ~ ^_^

Wishing you days of contentment ~ ^_^

photodoug said...

Eileen, beautiful collection of waterfowl. Thanks for sharing.

Ela said...

Wow !! Gorgeous photos and very beautiful birds !!
Greetings

Happyone said...

More great critters. This time my favorite is the last one.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful variety of birds that is!

Martin Kloess said...

You had another great day. Thanks for sharing it

Missy George said...

Thanks for hosting Eileen. Cute Limpkin..Nice collection of water fowl...great pictures..Stay warm..

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Another great selection of photos this week. My favorite this time is the Great Egret with a lizard for lunch! Wow, what perfect timing to get that shot. Congrats! Thanks for sharing all. Hope you have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

Very nice set of birds - I think from 2017 I'll be linking up to your 'link up'!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love them all, won't be long before I find them in person -- I hope. At least we are in the right State now. Thyanks for hosting.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! How interesting the Purple Gallinules are! I've never seen them, and so it's fun to see something new, and my very favorite Herons too!

Karen said...

Birds are so fascinating. You captured some more great shots!

krishna said...

So many beautiful water birds.. all the photos are incredible..

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen, You've captured a great selection of birds here! Looks a fabulous place to visit.
Thank you for hosting.
Wren x

Victoria said...

Wonderful photos!

Linda said...

I enjoyed your images. Looks like the Purple Gallinules have a great partnership.

pattisjarrett said...

...and a lizard for lunch! Now doesn't that sound yummy! LOL I'm sure the egret didn't mind!

Phil Slade said...

Happy Sunday Eileen. I see you're continuing to enjoy the Florida sun and the water birds. The Limopin is a rather nice bird, amd what an unusual name.

Thanks for hosting the weekend pictures again. Much appreciated.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) I tried to link up yesterday, but couldn't for some reason. The Purple Gallinules make a lovely couple, and they are sweet images. Your Great Egret capture is wonderful,...your timing was perfect, and it was nice to see the Limpkin, a bird we don't get to see here. Have a happy day Eileen, and thank you for hosting.:)

Anni said...

I thank you for sharing this post with all of us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

Gil Zetbase said...

Amazing photos!
Have a nice week-end!
Gil Zetbase
http://gilzetbase.com/

Laura. M said...

Fantastic Eileen... The white heron is very pretty
I wish you a good Sunday.
Besos

Nick V. said...

Wonderful photos as usual, Eileen. My fave is the last shot.
Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the different birds and amazing sunshine.
Have a great Sunday ahead.
Best, Synnöve

Lynne said...

Limpkin . . . I enjoy your Critter posts . . .
Usually see something I have not seen before . . .
Thank you for your plus 150 entries!

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful area!! All your photos are super, Eileen...Coots are so "cute" while the Herons are elegant and that hungry Egret is just downright adorable!!!...:)JP

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful header, Eileen!

Suzanne Prickett said...

You have the best sources of finding beautiful birds, Eileen! The pair of Purple Gallinules are really unusual and fascinating the way the seem to communicate with each other. And the great Egret is lovely, although they're not always a welcome sight in our Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. Lovely post, have a great week!

Bob Bushell said...

The Limpkin is my favorite, beauty. But, I love them all.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I am simply wowed by the Limpkin. They are pretty elusive and rarely spotted in daylight. I think they prefer early AM and twilight to be out and about most of the time up here where I live. Have a great coming week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Andarilhar

Lois said...

I love all of your photos Eileen! The Little Blue Heron is always a favorite of mine.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In the s cond picture, the gallinules seem to be having a conversation! Love that.

The Yum List said...

This might be the first time I've seen an America coot. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Linda W. said...

Another great collection of birds! I really like the colorful beaks of the first ones.

J said...

Purple Gallinules....not only a handsome bird (one totally new to me!) but what a stunning setting you photographed them in! I often think of bible phrases when I see your posts - the ones that reference how the Lord knows every sparrow and dresses every lily in the field. Such beauty surrounds them, and unlike some of us people, they just enjoy it without a thought to hoarding or ruining it!

b"E"th "Edwards said...

always a fan of your unique bird finds ... such character. have a great week, Eileen. lots on my plate ... hope you are well. ( :

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, as suas fotos são de uma beleza extraordinária, consegue captar bem as belas aves e mostrar os detalhes das mesmas.
Feliz semana,
AG

Giga said...

Beautiful birds. With the first pictures of me especially interested because I have not seen such. Regards.

Lady Fi said...

Marvellous shots, as always! Thanks for sharing.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photo's you've shared again Eileen ...
Always so nice to see your selection, I think my favourite is your last one.

I do hope this new week has started well for you, they seem to go by so quickly.

All the best Jan

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful birds! I loved the action shot of the Egret eating the lizard--that was great timing Eileen!

Betty Manousos said...

hi eileen, such a beutiful place! i totally enjoyed seeing your bird photos.
have a lovely week ahead:))

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the gallinules!

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
very nice to see the Limpkin,. This bird I did not know but he's gorgeous.
I wish you a very nice evening.

ann said...

Will you find me down here at the bottom? Wonderful photos, especially the one of the egret with his mouth full.

Mary Cromer said...

Love them all, but the American Coots so pretty and I was reminded that just 2 years ago we had them visit two ponds on a regular basis. Both ponds were drained and turned into more of a shallow marshland and not as many birds come, especially since the long drought, just not a lot of water there. Thank you for all that you do. merry Christmas~

handmade by amalia said...

You always show us such fascinating birds and most of them cannot be seen around here so I appreciate your photos all the more.
Amalia
xo

edenhills said...

Beautiful variety of birds. I am always amazed at the exotic birds you have.

Ana Freire said...

Stunning images, specially the last one...
A big kiss!...
Ana

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