Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday's Critters #174

Saturday's Critters #174

Wishing all a Happy Easter and weekend!





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.

More from the Circle B Reserve.  The Barred Owls were seen during most visits, right near the parking lot. Some visits we saw one owl, maybe two Barred Owls together and even three owls seen close together on one day. Can you find both Barred Owls in the photo below?






The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks always a favorite sighting.


A Snail Kite


The American Bittern was usually easy to find.


The turtles come out in the sunshine.


Green Heron


The Black Crowned Night Heron.


I always enjoy seeing the Cattle Egrets.


A pretty Great Blue heron pose.










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.

137 comments:

  1. I think the black-crowned night heron is MY favorite. They are a little tricky to find in Orlando/Daytona where we used to hike.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Hello Dee, I love all the herons! Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  2. And every bird, fish or animal has its own beauty. The Barred owls, yes, both of them, are today's pick for me. Have a joyous Easter, for you and yours.

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    1. Hello Nancy, I agree all the wildlife is beautiful! Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  3. These sre billiant photos of all the Herons and my favouorite is of the Bittern. I hope yous wonderful Easter and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Margaret, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  4. Great series of photos! My favorite from this group: The Black Crowned Night Heron
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Lea, the heron is one of my favorites too. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  5. Oh yes, I can see 2 owls in the photos. Great collection of critters as always. Have a beautiful Easter weekend!

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    1. Hello Nancy, Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  6. The Owls are extra special. the Bittern I have never see and 3 different types of Herons---marvelous. A winner post, Eileen.
    HAPPY EASTER TO YOU
    MB

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    1. Hello, I love the owls and think they are special too. Thanks for the nice comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  7. Sending Blessings of Joy on your Easter, my lovely lady,
    may it be as Beautiful as ever to you and your loved ones

    XOXO Dany

    P.S.. the owl is so charming, I'm sincerely enchanted with it, thank you !

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    1. Hello Dany, thank you so much for the nice comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  8. Good Morning, Eileen. These photos are awesome. I especially love the color in the last one. I will always think of TexWis when I see whistling ducks. Happy Easter.

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    1. Hello Mildred, I miss Tex and her post. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  9. Thanks for all those wonderful birds. So hard to single one out as better then the other. Love the owl and the raptor.

    Happy Easter to you!

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    1. Hello, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  10. Happy Easter to you, Eileen! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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    1. Hello Karen, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  11. Hello,

    What a great post, Eileen! All the birds are so beautiful, and the cute turtles as well.

    Happy Easter, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello, thank you for the nice comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  12. So many great photos, Eileen.
    Happy Easter

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    1. Hi Sue, I hope you are feeling well now. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  13. Les hérons et aigrettes sont magnifiques ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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    1. Hello, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting Eileen and once again sharing your fantastic photos! I almost feel as if I'm standing there with you!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Christine, it would be fun to be there with you. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, the owl is one of my favorites too. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  16. ...wonderful collection, I like your "duckweed turtles."

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    1. Hello Tom, There is a lot of duckweed there. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  17. Maravilhosas todas! Um capricho! Que a Páscoa seja abençoada e linda pra ti e teus! chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks so much for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  18. Hari OM
    A Blessed Easter to you too, Eileen - thanks for all the wonderful critter shots! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  20. What a pleasure to see them all!
    Our Barred owl is more frequently here. They are gearing up to nest, I hope! I've been dissecting their owl pellets, to find out what they've been eating!

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    1. Hello, Jenn! I love seeing the owls. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  21. Love these photos . . .
    They each seemed to have a light green hue . . .
    Happy Easter Eileen . . .

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    1. Hello Lynne, I see the green too! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  22. Yoiur bird photos are always remarkable.

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    1. Hello Kate, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  23. Hi Eileen, I always love seeing your birds; especially the bitterns and herons. And the turtles are a rare sight for me. Thanks for sharing and hosting this meme. I've linked up with REAL critters (well, sort of, LOL) today. Happy Easter to you and your family. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo, this place had a lot of turtles. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello Gusta! Thank you so much for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  25. Brilliant photos Eileen, I enjoyed looking at all of them. What a great place for critters. Thank you and Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Denise, I think you would love this place too. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  26. I love seeing the variety at this Park! Would love to drive down there for the day. It would be worth it just to see an owl...or two! Enjoy your weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello, I think you would love this place Diane! The owls were easy to spot! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  27. Eileen, Happy Easter to you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello, Thank you so much for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  28. Love all your photos, but the owl, kite and bittern are special birds for me, as I need to travel to see them. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Ken, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello Sussi, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  30. Nicknamed hootin' anni I am bound to have a favorite today...the barred owl of course!
    Happy Easter Eileen.

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    1. Hello Anni, I loved seeing the owls. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  31. the owl looks sleepy and CUTE and the whistling ducks make me think of TexWisGirl.

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    1. Hello Sandra, I miss Tex and her post. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  32. Olá, a natureza com a sua beleza única, encanta num todo, as fotos são excelentes, gosta da Garça Real.
    Votos de Páscoa repleta de alegria! Feliz Páscoa!
    AG

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    1. Hello, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  33. Good morning Eileen, a most happy Saturday to you and may your Easter be filled with love and happiness. You sure brightened my (rainy, bit gloomy outside) morning which promises to be gone by tomorrow, yeah for that. I changed my usual critter post in honor of Easter, and eggs and the bunny such, and mention to Sepia Saturday that I used to post each Saturday. Enjoy your weekend and your lovely critters, especially the owl (great captures, you have a talent for that) Enjoy!

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    1. Hello Karen, I enjoyed your sepia photos. We are having a warm sunny day today! YAY! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  34. Great pictures. I was taking some through my bedroom window at the back of the house. We had robins, goldfinch, and a flicker visiting. They are not of great quality though, but I enjoyed trying.
    Enjoy your Saturday Eileen.
    Andrea

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    1. Hello Andrea, I take a lot of my backyard bird photos thru the windows. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  35. Love the Owl and Turtles and the last photo is awesome ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Hello Carol, Thank you so much for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  36. Hi Eileen. Those Barred Owls reeally do merge into their background don't they? Your comment about the bittern being usyally easy to find made me smile. Our own European Bittern is just the opposite - very, very hard to find. Loved that picture of the turtles covered in algae. Loved all your pictures today. Have a great day and may all of your eggs be large ones.

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    1. Hello Phil, I am not sure if the Bitterns at this place were creatures of habit or what. There were several seen in the same spots every time we visited. Same with the owls, they had there favorite perches. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  37. Lovely shots, as always, Eileen.
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Nick, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  38. Gorgeous series of bird photos, Eileen, and the turtles are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy Easter to you. :)

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  39. i'm loving all those shots of the critters.

    have a blessed easter! xoxo

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    1. Hello Betty, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  41. Fantastic photos, Eileen! Getting to see the Barred Owls must have been such a treat. What a beautiful array of birds and critters. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello, Seeing the owls is a treat! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  42. A beautiful array of colouring birds, the Bittern is my favourite.

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    1. Hello Bob, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  43. I really like owls but I have not had the opportunity to photograph them !! Fantastic photos !!
    Happy Eeaster, dear friend !!

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    1. Hello Ela, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  44. I love the owls, Eileen! And the Bittern!

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    1. Hello, they are two of my favorites too. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  45. Happy Easter to you, your photos are amazing a joy to see...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Hello Amanda, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  46. Your owl shots are my favourite. Have a good Easter.

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    1. Hello, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  49. I had no trouble finding the Barred Owls, which are my favorite as you know, but those turtles on the other hand - Talk about camouflage!! :-)

    I do hope all is well with you, and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hello Kim, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  50. Yes, I spotted both owls.
    the turtles made me smile. : )
    A happy and blessed Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  51. All your photographs are good, but my favourites are the Barred Owls and those turtles - fun to see then covered in algae like that.

    Wishing you a Happy Easter Weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello, Jan! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  52. These are great Easter gifts. Thank You.
    You have a Happy Easter.

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    1. Hello, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  53. Hi Eileen, as usual, your post is full of fabulous photos of animals. I have learned a great deal reading your blog. Thank you. Happy Easter, Christa

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    1. Hello Christa, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  54. I love the owls, and the herons are spectacular!

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  55. Great photos, especially of the owl and the turtles!

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  56. Beautiful pics.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Greetings from India

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  57. What a great set of birds - owls of any and all sorts are always good to see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hello Stewart, The owls are a treat to see. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  58. Good Morning Eileen...just returning to say thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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    1. Thanks again, Anni! have a blessed Easter Sunday!

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  59. Beautiful, It must be Owl chick season over there as someone els in Florida posted owl photos. Great Bittern shot too , a bird tha t has iluded me.
    Take care Gordon.

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    1. Hello, I missed the owlets. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy your Sunday and new week ahead!

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  60. what a great set this week eileen. i hope those turtles will be able to survive and thrive, perhaps they are use to the slime. have a wonderful easter and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, Happy Easter to you and your family! Thanks so much for linking up, enjoy your Easter Sunday and new week ahead!

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  61. The owl picture is framable..Beautiful colors...Have a happy easter..

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    1. Hello Missy! I hope you are having a blessed and happy Easter. Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  62. Great post, as usual, Eileen!
    Happy Easter, to you and yours!
    I'll come back later, to comment your other posts that escaped from me, on the last weeks...
    My mother's consultations and medical examinations have reduced my time on the Net lately...
    Kisses! All the best!
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana, I hope you Mom is Ok. Sending my prayers and get well wishes. I hope you are having a blessed and happy Easter. Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  63. ¡Hi! I just have known your blog and I follow u now. I hope u can visit mine and follow me back.
    Kisses ;)

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  64. Just as I was amazed by your whistling ducks, and the adorable owls, I came across the Great Blue Heron. What a magnificent photo of him posed against the hanging moss with the sprinkling of colored leaves! Hope you're having a wonderful Easter weekend!

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    1. Hello Suzanne, The heron photo was one of my favorites too. I hope you are having a blessed and happy Easter. Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  65. Wonderful shots, especially the owl. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Lois, I always loved seeing the owls. Thanks so much for the comment and visit. I hope you had a happy blessed Easter. Have a great new week ahead!

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  66. So wonderful, especially the barred owls... circle B is Kind of a miracle spot isn't it!

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  67. Beautiful Black Crowned Night Heron... Happy Easter..

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  68. Happy Easter! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  69. I would love to have the time to stroll through your photos...you always have awesome bird shots.

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  70. Hi Eileen,
    thank you for your Easter blessings. Marvelous photos of the owl, heron, birds and turtles.
    Amazing !
    Best, Synnöve

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  71. Your birds are gorgeous, absolutely brilliant. They are all truly wonderful, however the final one of the Great Blue Heron, could easily be a painting, I love it. Barred Owls are one of my favorite birds and it is so neat that you were close enough to see this beautiful species like this. Hugs and a Happy week for you. Thank you for all that you do~

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  72. I tried to see a Black-crowned Heron earlier this spring, with no luck! They look cool! We have loads of Yellow-crowned Night Herons around here! I also went on a walk to see a Barred Owl, but... again, no luck! It surely is a matter of being there at the right time! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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