Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 30 ~

Last Saturday the hubs and I were on our way home from Seaside...
from a Hot Rod and Food Truck event.
That will be another, very long entry.
 
 We were almost home when I spotted this beauty...
 
 just out of the corner of my eye.
Well, that's not really true as my head spins constantly while we are driving.
At first sight, I had no idea what this was but I knew I had to find out.

This was a, spin the car around, find a shoulder (there was none)
hit the flashers...change the lens, get "beeped at" kind of event.
I jumped out of the car, the hubs found a Pizza Hut parking lot,
and it was all worth it...

 The Black Crowned Night Heron...
it is a lifer for me.

Such a beauty and I think it looks a little like a penguin!!

I am super excited to be joining in with Eileen over at
for Saturday Critters.
Stop by and consider joining in, any critter will do!

Also sharing with Anni at I'd Rather B Birding
Please visit Anni to view some amazing birds from around the world.
Many thanks for the invite!!
 

37 comments:

  1. He is definitely worth a stop! You have a good eye to see him. He's gorgeous! And I like the cool stick he's perched on.

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  2. Congratulations! You got awesome photos! Love the red eyes! This isn't one we have here.

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  3. Hi Debbie Fantastic shots of this Heron. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Good Morning, Debbie! So glad you have a great eye..A wonderful find and congrats on your lifer. Beautiful shots of the BC Night Heron.. Thanks for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. spectacular shots! glad you managed safely! he's beautiful. have only seen the yellow-crowned here.

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  6. Very striking bird, all dressed up for a night on the town perhaps? (Night Heron...I was trying to be funny.)

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  7. I am so glad you spun that car around, that Heron is beautiful. Did he stay in that one place the whole time? Just beautiful Debbie!

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  8. Oh cool Debbie! He's a beauty and your shots are fabulous!

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  9. He's a beauty! You're so lucky to have spotted him. And yes, he looks a lot like a penguin!

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  10. What a lucky find! Glad he stayed long enough for you to get the photos. I've never seen one of these. He does look a little like a penguin in the last photo!

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  11. These pictures are amazing! Great shots! This bird has a beautiful red eyes !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  12. Very good second picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. Oh, that is sooooo cool! I remember when I finally nailed my first BCNight Heron photo. Around where I live, they are very elusive, and I rarely see one. Your photos are just superb. So glad you're sharp-eyed!

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  14. What a find! I can't wait to show my son - the penguin lover! You got some really great shots!!

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  15. Wow that is an amazing bird. I have never seen anything like that before.
    I am so glad you captured a picture of it.

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  16. Do consider stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and adding your link to this post. What amazing images of the heron.

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  17. You got some fabulous shots of him. He's very handsome.

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  18. Debbie, I agree...my first thought was how much it looked like a penguin. So beautiful....you are a lucky girl. Hugs!

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  19. Like you and others, Debbie, I thought "holy cow, a penquin". These are great photo's. Definitely worth the stop; I'm glad you guys did. :)

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  20. It DOES look like a penguin! Awesome job photographing this beauty, Debbie. I can understand the excitement. :)

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  21. Stunning photos, great to see a night heron.

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  22. Wonderful pictures and congratulations on your lifer.

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  23. WOW!, Beautiful shots and a another lifer.The story of how you got the shot made me smile.I am all too familiar with that sort of thing.

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  24. You are right, he is beautiful and does look like a penguin.

    Your images are wonderful.

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  25. Wow, that bird is quite the find. He is beautiful and does resemble a penguin. You are such an amazing photographer.
    Blessings for this awesome one!

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  26. so lovely to see; always a lot of excitement and anticipation at those moments you spot something when travelling. Great photos Debbie; well done

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  27. Good morning Debbie!!Wow!!What a beautiful bird!!Your pictures are amazing!!You are a great photographer!!Have a happy Sunday!
    Dimi...

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  28. Wow Debbie what a great find! I think you're right it does look like a penguin. Awesome shots!

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  29. look at those eyes. what a beauty. such a show off too!! ( :

    great one to share, Debbie Doodle. why do i wish to call you that? i know. i was just playing this game online called Doodle Jumper or something like that. giggles.

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  30. I'm so glad you decided to add your link...these, as I said yesterday, are WONDERFUL image shares.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend. It's always appreciated.

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  31. Wow! What a beauty, Debbie, and it really does look very similar to a penguin. Love the colors too.

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  32. Oh, I am so jealous! I haven't seen any black-capped night herons this year...so far.

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  33. Oh, he is just gorgeous, Debbie! What a wonderful sighting! And some amazing photos!

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  34. What a cool bird and such awesome shots. Well worth getting "beeped" at. I too thought it resembled a Penguin.

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