Saturday, August 6, 2022

Saturday's Critters #451

 On my latest spin around Lake of the Lilies, 
I felt so lucky to see both a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret, the turtles were a bonus.

Here it looked as though the Heron and the Turtle were having a conversation.

The Heron walked a little which brought three turtles on a rock in to view.
Also the "butt end" of a Canadian Goose.

Four Turtles here, using the rock to get out of the water and sun themselves.

Great Egret...I enjoyed the ever changing reflection

There were two fish in this messy mouthful.
I watch the Egret pick the out and dispose of the rest!

I think this is a young Starling, any thoughts?

- stand tall, stand proud -
- know that you are unique and magnificent and that you do not need the approval of others -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters


eileeninmd said...

Hello Debbie
Fabulous captures of the Heron with the turtles. The Egret is beautiful.
The last photo does look like a young Starling. Beautiful photos.
Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow fabulous pictures, I love how you managed to get the Heron with the turtles, so neat!! I do like the reflections of the egret.
Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great pictures.

LeAnn said...

Amazing photos on this beautiful day. I think you got some unique photos of the turtles, and The Great Blue Heron and the butt end of the Candian Goose. I love the photo of the Egret's reflection and the eating moment.
You truly are a fantastic photographer. Book please!!
Blessings and hugs!

RedPat said...

I love how the turtles got into the shots.

Marie Smith said...

Love that young starling photo.. The turtles sunning themselves are priceless. I never see turtles!

Susie said...

What great pictures. I love seeing the birds and turtles together. Ewwee yes, that is a startling. I am not a fan of those things. Glad you have been out to enjoy nature. Blessings to you ad yours, xoxo, Susie

DrumMajor said...

I kinda think you're paying them in food to pose for your pictures! That IS an delightful area so full of critters. Linda in Kansas

Brian King said...

Excellent photos of the GBH and the egret was a great bonus! We don't see them too often around here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such great photos -- that's a wonderful Lake. Can you drive around it? The turtle does look like he's talking to the heron, which must look like a giant to him!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post, I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

yes sallie...we drive around the lake, there is no walking path which is a shame. when i see something good, depending on where it is, i hop out if i can or take pictures from the car. i stayed in the car for all of these!!