Saturday's Critters #159

Saturday's Critters #159

I wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year! All the best for 2017! 

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.

I mentioned in a previous post that Circle B Bar Preserve is one of my favorite nearby birding spots. We are never disappointed with our walks there and the awesome wildlife sightings.

The Green Heron is a common bird we see on almost all our Circle B visits.

Just a neat view from the blind. The eagles nest across the way can be seen from this blind.

There are two Bald Eagle nests at the Circle B.

The Belted Kingfisher can usually be seen or heard around the preserve.

Another common bird seen at the Circle B is the Anhinga.

The turtles are seen on the sunny days.

Various butterflies are all around the preserve.

I hope you enjoyed this visit to the Circle B Bar Preserve, these images are from Nov 5th.

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.


You share the best photos Eileen. Happy New Year.
Nancy J said…
Happy New Year Eileen.
Beautiful shots, Eileen. I specially love the first one.
Happy weekend to you and may you and yours have a marvelous New Year.
rainfield61 said…
A very beautiful green heron.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
NatureFootstep said…
lol, the butterfly looks HUGE in your image. COOL!
This is a lovely place. I wish we had something similar. But, no.

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year
Beautiful photos! I love your photos of the birds very much.
Happy New Year, and I wish you all the best for 2017!
Ela said…
Thank you for Our beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
Happy New Year 2017 !!
✿ chica said…
Muito lindas as fotos,adorei!

Feliz 2017 e tuuuuuuuuuuuudo de bom nele! bjs, chica
Mosura said…
The green heron is nice. Love the turtle!
Nancy Chan said…
The Green Heron, though a common bird is very pretty. Lovely view from the 2nd photo and of the critters from your Circle B visits. Wishing you and family a happy, healthy and blessed new year!
Marleen said…
Love the Kingfisher. Happy New Year, Eileen!
Linda Gross said…
I can see why that preserve is a favorite place for you to visit. What a wonderful variety of wildlife! Happy new year!
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Another fab series to end the year Eileen - the butterfly shot is especially appealing. wishing all that is best for 2017! YAM xx
Happy New Year to both of you Fellow Floridians. I think you picked the best part of it for birding! These are great pictures.
What a great view tome that picture window. Beats a wide-screen by a mile!Happy New Year, Eileen!
Magia da Inês said…
Impressionantes a primeira e a última foto. Um click certo no momento exato!!!

Abra caminho para um ano novo cheio de paz, fé, saúde e muita harmonia.
Deixe para trás tudo que não deu certo e
olhe para o futuro com esperança.


Phil Slade said…
Good Morning Eileen. I'm wishing you a Happy New Year from England. Many thanks for your hard work in allowing everyone to join in your blog each Saturday - it is much appreciated.

You have some great species at Circle B. To see eagles and Belted Kingfishers regularly must be a real treat, not to mention such wonderful photo opportunities as the Green Heron.

All the best for 2017.
Charlene N.K. said…
I love the green heron and the bald eagle! Great captures as always!
Feliz ano de 2017 com a concretização de todos os sonhos,
Oh, wow! I love that photo of the Green Heron! How pretty! Happy New Year! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Lea said…
Wonderful Critter photos, especially the Green Heron!
Happy New Year!
Connie Smiley said…
Love that beautiful green heron! Hope you have a very happy new year.
Tom said…
They are all wonderful, but the last one is my favorite...Happy New Year.
baili said…
your birds are heart grabbing dear !
thank you for sharing the PLEASURE !
wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR .
Jenn Jilks said…
I do love your photos! While I love our changing seasons, it is nice to be reminded of the colours, flora and fauna still out there!
I'm not sure I've seen the green heron yet...something to look for! Love the eagles of course and that amazing photo of the butterfly! Happy New year! We usually take a midnight walk! Hugs, Diane
John's Island said…
Hi Eileen, Wow, what a great selection of photos for the final Saturday's Critters for 2016! Thank you for posting and sharing. It has been a pleasure to follow your blog this year. Wishing you and yours all the best in 2017 ... Happy New Year!
Karen S. said…
Happy New Year to you Eileen, I'm excited for another wonderful year of friendship and the pursuit of critters! Your captures here are lovely as ever! Enjoy ringing in the new year!
carol l mckenna said…
What a place nearby for you and wonderful avian shots as usual and love the turtle one!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^
Fantastic photos!
Happy New Year! Wish you all the best! :)

Debbie said…
lot's of beauty - i miss summer!! many thanks for another year of hosting eileen!! wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!!!
Jo said…
Happy New Year Eileen. Thanks for hosting this meme - I love joining in. The butterfly in the last image looks like a moth with the round furry head. I always love your bird images too, especially the Belted Kingfisher and the turtles are shiny and huge. Have a great day. Jo
Karen said…
The anhinga is and adorable bird!
Good Morning. Your header photos are so pretty! And, the Green Heron is truly a lovely bird. Magnificent butterfly! Great shot! Have a very Happy New Year, Eileen!
Normala Saad said…
Happy New Year Eileen!
Wow Eileen,
I don't think I have see the green heron!! Such a pretty bird!! And wonderful shots of the other birds!! You must have a steady hand!!
Marie C said…
I'm back! Now Marie-OR instead of Marie-AZ! :-) Love your green heron and all your gorgeous shots! I can't wait to get some bird photos. We saw a bald eagle and have noticed a woodpecker of some kind, a Scrub Jay, I think...and a bunch of robins! The robins were a shock! :-) It's 13 degrees here today!
Linda said…
I love this entire series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy New Year to you! :)
RedPat said…
I love that Little Green Heron! Have a Happy New Year in the warm Fla weather!
Bob Bushell said…
Eileen, have a wonderful new year in 2017.
Christine said…
Wonderful birds & photos as ever, Eileen!
Have a wonderful 2017!
happyone said…
Great selection of critters. This week my favorite is the green heron.
Happy New Year. : )
Hi there Eileen, that's a smashing photo of the green heron... I love it's pose! The turtle too - great post, thank you.
Enjoy your 2017 year too. Cheers :D)
Jedidja said…
How Nice to see butterfly's
Love the Anhinga soaking up the sun. Wishing you grace today and in the New Year.
Lovely images....wishing you a Happy New Year!
Martin Kloess said…
Thank you for a year's worth of amazing pictures.
May 2017 bring more blessings
Linda W. said…
Love that green heron photo! And you got some nice shots of the butterfly and turtle too. Wishing you a very happy 2017!
Lynne said…
Happy New Year Special Lady . . .
Enjoy your evening with your guy and a best ever 2017 . . .
Sonja said…
What a great collection, Eileen. It does look like a good place to take a walk with a camera. All the best for 2017 to you.
A real treat to see a butterfly this time of year and a turtle too!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy New Year, Eileen!!
Linda said…
Fine shots! Best wishes and happy nature-viewing in 2017!
weekend-windup said…
Wish you and your family a happy New Year 2017. Let this year be a happy one:) Enjoyed seeing your pictures...
Sussi said…
Happy New Year!
Lovely shots, Eileen. Thanks for hosting, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Wonderful photo's again Eileen, my favourites are the green heron and butterfly.

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2017
Enjoy this first week of our brand new year!

All the best Jan
Alexa T said…
Wow, that butterfly is amazing!! I'm thankful, Eileen, for the beautiful aspects of nature that you shared with all of us along this year. I learn a lot! about names of new birds, for instance, the green herons or Belted Kingfisher, who are not being native in here as far as I know. That's the beauty of blogging, it's all about learning and seeing new things.
Wishing you a very wonderful, prosperous, positive and happy New Year full of good health and good cheer, as well! Best regards and lots of joys in 2017! Happy New Year, once again! La multi ani in 2017! Alexa
The butterfly took my eye as well. Great images.
Happy New Year.

A Quiet Corner said…
Eileen, these shots are SUPER!!! Oh what I wouldn't do for a blind!!!!...:)JP
Poppy said…
Beautiful shots, Eileen! Happy 2017! All the best!

Absolutely amazing - I love every one of them. Happy New Year.
Lux G. said…
Gorgeous creatures.
Happy 2017!
diane b said…
Wow love that butterfly shot
jandi said…
that butterfly photo is excellent! and love the kingfisher! wishing you a beautiful 2017! filled with many journeys and happiness and good health!
Beautiful images as always and a Happy New Year to you ! :)
krishna said…
The photo of the butterfly is so awesome..
Hi Eileen,
I wish you a HAPPYNEW YEAR 2017 !
All the best for you.
b"E"th "Edwards said…
nice!! what fun. i wish you the very best New Year!! i always enjoy your birdie shots. so fun. love their colorings. so neat!! unique! ( ;
Lady Fi said…
Gorgeous shots. I love love that green heron!
Helma said…
Ohhh .... it was or New Year's Eve but I never thought to share my animals !!!! I must go down next Saturday anyway just to think.
I also want to have all the good and beautiful wishes for this new year.
that we came from a lot of beautiful (natural) moments can enjoy and share.
Rose said…
Hi, Eileen...I hope the holidays were good for you. Sorry to be so late visiting. I love the Green Heron...very, very seldom see one here. Actually I had forgot I had seen one till I ran across a photo of one.

And the shot from the blind looks like I am looking at a painting almost. Hard to explain what I mean...but it gives me a good feeling to look at it.
Anu said…
Beautiful photos!
Happy New Year to you, Eileen!
Irma said…
Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos.
I wish you a very happy and healthy 2017
Best regards, Irma
Crissi said…
Hello Eileen
I wish you a healthy, happy, peaceful New Year!
Have a nice day
thomas said…
Wow!Great view from behind the blind
Maggee said…
Yes, I did enjoy the visit... And my first thought was 'what is the difference between a Cormorant and the Anhinga? Except maybe color? Not gonna see much next few days, since we are in blizzard conditions!! Never before!! Hmmm... Enjoy the nice, warm, sunny weather! Hugs!
Ana Freire said…
Wonderful work, Eileen... and the last one... pure beauty!
I wish all the best for you and yours in 2017! And many, many, many great photos here, too... :-D

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