Down by the Lazy River


Blue taking a swim


To slide or not to slide


Mine, mine, mine


Woodpecker in the shadows


Ooops, Swallowtail- I was wrong!  

video

Great Blue Heron
Fluttering, 
then he dropped his wings like they do when they are hot...but it wasn't hot,
and he had just went for a swim. 
Hit full screen to see him closer.

Cossatot Reefs, Arkansas
2017


35 comments:

  1. Hello, I loved the heron video. Great variety and captures of the critters. I love the butterfly, heron, turtle and the cute squirrel. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  2. I just love all of your photographs here.
    Your woodpecker shot is just great!
    Lovely video too.

    Happy September Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  3. Wow, they are all superb pics, love the Heron, the slip, slide and away. Maybe just thinking, will I, won't I???? but with a cookie, and that look, he is the winner for me today.

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  4. ...what wonderful shots, the squirrel is great.

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  5. The silhouette of the woodpecker is unmistakenly a pileated!! Love it. Very mysterious.
    The squirrel photo is an absolute hoot! SWEET!

    And that Blue Heron really went deep, didn't it? I don't ever recall seeing them in the water up to their belly here. Great image.

    Thanks so much for adding your link to this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Always a joy to view your shares!!

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  6. Nice wildlife shots! Love the shadowy woodpecker figure.

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  7. I liked the woodpecker in the shadows. Not feeling too happy with squirrels lately as one is insistent that he gnaw his way through the deck fencing. Nice video with the closeup of the heron, though I didn't get to see the flapping wings, you described it so well that I feel as if I did.

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  8. Okay - questions - is this taken where you live - by you?

    A W E S O M E ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    I loved thema ll - how long where you out before you found all those?

    AMAZING!

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  9. You really have a front row seat to some neat wildlife. The squirrel made me smile and the woodpecker shot was really cool.

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  10. A pipevine swallowtail or blue swallowtail, I think that is the butterfly! Just had it on my flowers recently and looked it up, so it is fresh in my mind. Won't remember this time next year most likely!
    Lovely photos.

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  11. Lovely pictures. For some unknown reason,I really like the woodpecker in the shadows.

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  12. I wonder how many accidental swims blue herons take....like one misstep into a deeper hole.

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  13. Beautiful nature shots. I'm always amazed by nature's diversity.

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  14. I've never seen a Great Blue swimming. They're usually stalking. The squirrel shot made me smile. What a great capture that one is. I nearly missed seeng the pileated woodpecker in the shadows. I'm glad you pointed him out. I loved that photo once I saw the bird.

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  15. Pipevine Swallowtail, a real beauty. What a nice selection, the pileated woodpecker always a treat for me.

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  16. These are some great shots! I like the blue turtle. Can't say that I have ever seen one before. My son got an interesting shot of a turtle. It was a big turtle carrying a baby turtle on its back. Now how crazy is that?

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  17. You got some great shots! I see the squirrel has a tiny notch out of his left ear - must have had a scuffle with something. Love your woodpecker shot. I had one of a Pileated Woodpecker last month.

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  18. You really do take the best pictures! I love the one with the turtle, well, I love them all.

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  19. I am loving the cute cheeky squirrel! Great photos!

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  20. That mischievous squirrel. I love taking pictures of them, they just scare me a bit. Terri, your pictures always make my heart sing.

    Wishing you sweet September days.

    ~Sheri

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  21. That squirrel is getting ready for winter! heehee! We always camped at the Cossatot every summer when my kids were growing up and we lived in Texas. One of my sons still goes there a couple of times every year. Love seeing these photos! Hugs, Diane

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  22. Wondrous pictures, you have an eye for the best shots. I especially appreciate the woodpecker picture even though it is not as clear and concise as the other pictures. What a gift you have to be able to photograph the wild life in your area and share it. Beautiful.

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  23. Truly wonderful images and that squirrel is so very precious!
    Have a lovely day.

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  24. I love all of them, but I love heron video, fantastic Terri.

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  25. these are great! the squirrel made me smile and that shadow-y woodpecker is super cool!

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  26. Hello Terri,
    beautiful pictures of the blue heron and also the movie is very nice to see :-) The reflection of the tortoise is very beautiful. I love squirrels and this picture is so cute :-). The butterfly is very beautiful. I can only see this in a tropical butterfly garden.
    Regards, Helma

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  27. One of my favorite birds! I love the squirrel shot!

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  28. Great photos and video Terri, love that adorably expressive squirrel.

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  29. geweldig mooi vooral de eekhoorn, super.

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