Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lake Guntersville Critters, September 24, 2016

Guntersville, Alabama, USA, September 9, 2016
Lake Guntersville is on the Tennessee River in eastern Alabama. We saw several interesting critters while we were there. Do you see the white bird swimming about halfway between the lakeshore and the pier?

It is a Ring-Billed Gull, Larus delawarensis. When it reached the shore, it settled down on this rock as if it were a nest.

I believe these are Mallard Ducks, Anas platyrhynchos. Aren't those babies cute?


A Green Heron, Butorides virescens, was wading in the shallow water looking for food.
I think that is an eel that it is eating.

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17 comments:

  1. I rarely see Green Heron, thanks for sharing Lea.

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  2. Lovely shots! The ducklings are adorable.

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  3. I like the photo of the heron. Great catch! That's goes for you and the heron :-)

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  4. Hello, Lea! I love the view, the gull and cute ducklings. The Green Heron is always a cool sighting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critters. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Thank you, Lea, for visiting our 'Out To Lunch' blog. I had added a gidget at the bottom of the page if you would like to receive email notification of any upcoming posts of ours. Of course, we'd love it if you visit often!! Thanks again.

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  6. Great shots, Lea.

    The little duckies are so cute!
    ~

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  7. Those baby ducks really are the cutest! LOVE that gorgeous heron too! Hugs!

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  8. Well....'ewwww' on the eel. Not my cup of tea on the menu for sure.

    But all in all...super images today.

    As always, I'm here not only to view your wonderful post, but also to send along my thanks for sharing with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!

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  9. Nice shots, the heron is cute and so is the gull. Thanks for sharing your bird pics.

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  10. loved the alone bird on the stone ,loved the rest too beautifully captured

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  11. Hello Lea!:) Some fine feathered birds here and great captures. Lovely view over the water, and I like the heron shot with the eel.

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  12. Wonderful critters shots and what a beautiful area ~

    Have a great week ~ ^_^

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  13. Nice catch of the green heron having lunch! Sweet duck family...and thanks for the gull ID, I'm still trying to learn those.

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