Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 215 ~

While out for a drive, I stumbled upon this tiny, little park...

Gull Island County Park

Close to home, in Point Pleasant, NJ, 
I have written about our adventures in the town of Point Pleasant in past entries.

I was shocked to find this beautiful Blue Heron at this time of year.
I don't usually see them during the winter.

I was also excited to see these Male Red Breasted Merganser,

they must be staying here for winter.




Looks like he caught supper.





What a surprise and what a beauty!


I took a lot more pictures that I will share tomorrow!

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22 comments:

  1. Great photos! Love these incredible creatures, Debbie! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. All of the snow from that big storm is gone.

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  3. Ohhhh, snap! My favorite! Beautiful heron! They stay here year round, but it's funny how they leave other places in the winter even though the climate is similar. I love the Mergansers, too!

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  4. Ahhh....nature is captured by you creating magic upon my senses dear friend!!!

    Incredible photos and lovely views

    i think in winters all these birds travel to our part of land

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  5. Hello, looks like a pretty place. I love the Heron and the wonderful Red-Breasted Merganser. Beautiful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Wonderful Great Blue Heron photos! (My favorite bird) And those Mergansers are very interesting to see too.
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Once again, you've shared such amazing photos. Yes, I agree the Blue Heron is beautiful! I'm glad you found him. :)

    xoxo

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  8. Looks like you made a great discovery.I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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  9. Lovely to see these photographs Debbie, I think the Blue Heron looks great.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Oh, great photos, Debbie! I especially love the ones of the Red Breasted Mergansers, I don't think we have those out here.

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  11. Fabulous pictures of the heron and mergansers!

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  12. Well done. I'd love to get some merganser photos!

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  13. Oh it is amazing that you are able to catch such great shots of these birds. I really liked the Heron and the mergansers. I am curious as to why you are seeing them in winter. This year I have seen more birds that I would have thought would be gone for winter. It has been dry here but it is still strange. I'll look forward to more of these.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  14. Thats a nice litle park, don't you just love it when you happen upon neat spots like this?--we sure do! Fun to watch those birds as they go about their life. Have your birds started returning home yet?

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  15. Hello Debbie!:) What a nice discovery,...I love it when this happens too. Yes, it looks like the birds are overwintering in the park. The Heron is a very fine looking fellow, and seems well fed. The Red Breasted Mergansers are a pretty duck, that I would love to encounter on our adventures. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.:)

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  16. Precioso lugar. el lago está con mucha vida. La garza es muy hermosa Debbie.
    Te deseo un buen domingo.
    Besos.

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  17. How fun, finding another gem! Love that heron!

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  18. What a great find. Love the heron and you sure got some good shots!

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  19. Fabulous pictures of the mergansers -- I've only seen those guys a couple of times -- they are such great photo subjects (worthy of your talents!) As is the poor GBH, which apparently forgot to fly down to Florida this year!

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  20. What a nice park! I loved every single picture. Point Pleasant like Mothman?
    I can't wait to see more.

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  21. Great photos! Love these incredible creatures, Debbie! Thanks for sharing!

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