Saturday, July 2, 2011

HAPPY 4th of JULY critters

Happy 4th of July, I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.

I am linking of my post with Misty Dawn's  Camera Critters.

I have a few of my yardbirds, the cardinal and the goldfinch and some critters seen around my deck and neighborhood.

This pretty cardinal is showing off his patriotic red color for the 4th of July.


From my archives, because I needed to add the color blue for my July 4th post. These Bluejays would be happy to have a feast on my deck for the 4th of July. Just make sure there are some peanuts for them.



This American Goldfinch is showing off his pretty bright yellow color.




This cute chipper likes to join in on the July 4th feast too. They look adorable filling up their cheeks with the birdseed.



I like driving along the back country roads looking for birds that like to be in the fields and grasses. I am on a quest to add the Dickcissel to my life list.  The Dickcissel can be found on pastures, farm fields and on fences or utility wires.  I see these donkeys everytime we go for our favorite ice cream, they are just so cute. They seem different for some reason. I not sure what kind they are but they look adorable.



I think this cow is happy we like to eat ice cream.


My Goldie Girl got a hair cut for the summer, now she looks like a yellow lab instead of a golden retriever. They put red and blue bow on her ears, so Goldie Girl is ready to celebrate the 4th of July too.


I hope you enjoy my critters and to see more cute critters please visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme and thanks for stopping by to see my post.  Be safe and have a great holiday weekend!

25 comments:

Barbara Selkirk said...

Eileen - this post is a treat!! Love those great photos of the chippie and the birds, and your trip to get icecream... we usually only see one or two donkeys not a whole field of them. I love donkeys..

But your first photo? the one with the butterfly? That's a stunner! Incredible photograph... Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the best fourth of July - we celebrated Canada Day yesterday - all red and white everywhere... there were parades etc and the kids had a ball.

Hope you do too!

Sue said...

Such nice pictures. I love the Chipmunks too. They leave me lots of little sunflower bouquets--where the seeds they hide sprout. I've had some lovely surprises from them.
Enjoy the holiday!

Carol said...

Goldie Girl looks very pretty in her summer haircut, looks she's ready to celebrate! Gorgeous shots! Have a very happy 4th!

texwisgirl said...

so cute. love that chippy with the stuffed cheeks. and your goldfinch is just wonderful! pretty little shaved pup!

rainfield61 said...

Cute!!

These critters enjoy their day, and we enjoy their existence.

Romina said...

They're just so gorgeous photos. I enjoy watching the birdies and ur butterfly theme is beautiful.

Tink *~*~* said...

That chipmunk is just adorable :)

Tink *~*~*

Cheri said...

Happy 4th to you. Love the reds and blues for the holiday!

Carolina Mts

ladyfi said...

So many lovely shots - thanks!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Well great minds tend to think alike. I am chuckling as you are going to see similar on my blog. I prepared the blog posts early for the upcoming couple of days. So don't think I "Copied". Ha! Have a super dooper Saturday and a wonderful weekend! : )

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi again Eileen, I don't usually prepare blog posts too many days ahead but I just had minor Basal Cell skin cancer surgery on my face on Thurs. so want some time to just chill-out! Have a fantastic weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

Your birds are always amazing, as well as all your photos. Thanks for visiting my critters !

Your header is such a brilliant capture, too. Cheers from Ontario

Tes said...

Oh wow! I know I've said it a lot of times, Eileen...BUT you do live a wonderful life among those wonderful creatures! Such lovely sights to behold. Your feathered friends are simply beautiful! We've set up some bird feeders around the yard recently and are hopeful of some feathered visitors someday soon! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pictures. And, you finish with a woman/mans best friend.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Genius post for the 4th! How creative to include those birdies! Also, your goldie girl is TOO cute! She is ready to celebrate the 4th, I see! :) What a fun mama you are!

Living So Abundantly: New meme this coming Thursday, July 7, 2011, Give Back Thursday--come join the fun!

forestwalk/laura k said...

that's a nice collection of weekend critters!! i've always had a thing for donkeys!! those are pretty hairy ones!! so cute!!
and the little chipmunk...we don't have them here in FL...but i did see a few when we went camping...in alabama i think...
great pictures!

Jen said...

WOW that's a lot of Blue Jays!! It's nice that you feed them instead of complain about them! They're beautiful, as is your pooch!

Jean said...

Happy 4th to you and yours!
Super photos...BTW.:)

Wren said...

What a great collection of critters, Eileen! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday

eden said...

They are all beautiful creatures. Beautiful photos.

Mio said...

Beautiful photos!
I've never seen Blue Jays before, they are so beautiful!
Happy 4th of July!

Indrani said...

Wow! you have a variety of birds. Great shots all.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow! That's a lot of bluebirds on your deck! Nice picture of Goldie!

Calling Ravens said...

Great photos! I hope you enjoyed your 4th!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey..this is a nice variety. We saw donkeys with some sheep together over the weekend too. They looked like happy campers. I didn't have luck (missing good shots of an owl and egrets) with my cell!! It was slightly delayed and so was I? I dropped my camera last month so haven't picked up a new one. Anywhow, I enjoyed these-