August 6, 2016

Sweet Summer CrittersI

I waited a while for the goose to pose between the benches. 
I think this is the first egret I've seen in our neighborhood.
It's Saturday and time to share some birds, plus a squirrel and llama. I took all of these in my neighborhood except for the llama.

We live next to a lake so we get to see water-loving birds. The most common are geese and ducks of various varieties, and sometimes a heron appears briefly. I was delighted to see the egret! I've seen plenty of them on Assateague Island but not here in the Shenandoah Valley. Such graceful birds!

Young llama at a local festival
Ducks visiting our yard
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)


  1. Hello Linda!:) A fabulous selection of critters. How wonderful to see them all in your neighbourhood, and I'm glad you got to see the Egret. Llamas and squirrels are so photogenic aren't they, and always look so cute. Enjoy your Sunday!:)

  2. Great set of images. Love that Llama!

  3. Super excellent bird photos. I love the capture of the 'pose between the benches'!!!

    AND...that baby, young, llama...I think I'm in love....just look at that face.

    Thank you so much for sharing this link for us at I'd Rather B Birdin'...always appreciated.

  4. Hello, the llama is cute. I always love to see the egrets, they are so elegant. The goose and ducks are cute too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  5. I haven't seen many egrets this year either, wonder where they are hiding?

  6. Pretty shots, Linda. I've never seen an egret up in Cacapon, either. But I'd like to!

  7. Great pictures! The egret and llama are my favorites.

  8. Great photos and the squirrel is my favorite.

  9. i like the goose 'framed' by benches. and the fat squirrel. :)

  10. Nice collection of critters, especially the llama!

  11. Wonderful critters! The squirrel and the llama are adorable.

  12. Quite a collection. We don't see egrets up here, but herons are quite often found by water edges, though in a month they'll be thinking of migrating south.


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