Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday's Critters #11

Hello, I am happy to see some new blogging friends linking up with my Saturday Critter party..  I do appreciate all my blogging friends.  If you have a critter post new or old, I hope you will link up and join in on the fun.

February 14-17 is the Great Backyard Bird Count.. It is a Citizen Science Project organized by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. If you are interested in counting your birds and reporting the numbers of birds here is the link and more info  gbbc.birdcount.org . It is fun to do and fairly easy. I have been participating for years now.




My yard has been very active with the Cardinals, how many do you see? Also seen in the photo are some WT Sparrows and the Dark-eyed Juncos.


I will be doing my count in my backyard, even though you can count just about anywhere there are birds. In the shot above are the male Cardinal, female Cardinal and a Carolina Chickadee.


I sprinkle bird seed along the deck railing and throw some down on the deck for the ground feeder birds. If you look closely and even enlarge the photo you will see more birds along the railing. They in the tree, on the deck and feeders.

Above on the far left is a Junco, Sparrow, Cardinal and a few more House Sparrows and a White-throated Sparrow. Thank you for joining my Saturday's Critters and I hope you enjoyed my post.






To see more beautiful birds and cute critters

Also please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

 Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.

73 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindos demais esses cardeais! beijos ,lindo fim de semana!chica

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, how amazing that you have birds even though it's snowing! I tried to count the cardinals and got to 13? I hope my link is added correctly. Greetings Jo

katerchen said...

Hallo Eileen
hier bei uns werden von der Nabu Vögel gezählt..das hatten wir schon.
Die Spatzen waren die SIEGEER am Futterhaus.
LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende der DANKE für die schönen Bilder sagt.

Stewart M said...

Great picture of cardinals - I will be in the USA at the end of the month - it would be nice to see some cardinals again!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Katarina said...

Those Cardinals are so beautiful - and exotic!

Ela said...

Lovely winter views of the birds
Have a nice weekend :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I see the birds are well cared for in your backyard! So many cardinals! WOW!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would think, with all those cardinals, I would have died and gone to heaven!!! Wow.

Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

alp said...

Estupendas imágenes. Un abrazo desde Murcia.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen How wonderful to see so many birds in your backyard and well done for keeping up the food for them. Now I counted 15 Cardinals!! I love the last shots with the snow and the birds seen through it. Thanks for hosting.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
I really wish to live with these lovely cardinals and other birds like you☆☆☆
They sure must know who loves and cares them♡♡♡

PS> I've just finished early dinner. Haha, waiting link to start. Happy that I have pictures here today(*^_^*)

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Poppy said...

It's no wonder you have such sweet little friends - you are such a hospitable host! The cardinals look like little red ornaments on that wintry, bare branched tree!

Lovely!

Happy weekend, Eileen!

Poppy

lina@happy families said...

Wow,you're so blessed, Eileen. I can see many birds love to be around your home.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous in the falling snow. so lovely. i love cardinals. ( :

Gunilla Bäck said...

The cardinals are lovely. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
What a happy birder you are!
To have these Cardinals in your back yard is definitively a must!!
Great pics! :)
Enjoy your WE!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. The cardinal photos are very beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

LindyLou Mac said...

It must be wonderful to see those cardinals in your back garden.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely Pictures!
The Cardinals are awsome with their colour.
Have a great weekend!
Majsan//

Icy BC said...

Oh I love your cardinals decorated tree! It's the biggest gathering I have seen. So many beautiful birds, Eileen!

Happy weekend...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

All the male cardinals do look like tree ornaments. What a difference between your deck shown here and your latest photo covered in snow!

A Quiet Corner said...

I counted sixteen in that pic....great!!! I would be soooo excited to have THAT many!!...:)JP

Lynne said...

Amazing! I counted sixteen male/female cardinals and four little juncos/others. So amazing you have so many gathering together. Such a treat that must be!

Renee said...

Thanks for letting us link up Eileen! The Cardinals at your place make me jealous :) I only have ONE male, but at least I have one!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow look at all those cardinals!! Lovely pictures.

Kerri Farley said...

That's a LOT of cardinals to have all at once!!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of the bird. I like that first shot.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

How wonderful to see that many cardinals, both male and female at once. Great photo.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

It is amazing how many cardinals you have there! :) I have one, maybe two pairs visiting regularly...

TexWisGirl said...

love that first photo! i counted 16 cardinals, but not sure i got them all. :)

thanks for hosting, eileen, and for sharing all your birds.

Laloofah said...

I'm not sure that many cardinals gather to elect a new pope! :-) How delightful! They are so beautiful - this is the prettiest Valentine I've seen! :-)

Connie Smiley said...

Wow, Eileen, that's a bunch of red cardinals! Love that first photo!

Willow said...

Hi Eileen,
Oh how I would love seeing all those cardinals at once ! Thanks for sharing that. Great shot.

Blackberry Lane said...

Delightful photos, Eileen!

Irma said...

Great to have so many birds in the garden.
Beautiful cardinals and other birds at the feeding place.
Beautiful garden you have.
Have a great weekend,
Irma

Brian King said...

I really like the first photo with all the cardinals...the males kinda pop out! Very nice backyard!

Montanagirl said...

Love the first photo. When I first looked at it, all I saw were the Red Cardinals, the longer I gazed at it, the more birds began to appear! Great shot.

Debbie said...

nice eileen, lot's of us are on the same page today!! i counted 16cardinals, did i miss any??

and crap, do you see who i am right next to, with the same darn bird!! too much compitition for me!!

Pat said...

Looks like the birds at your house are well taken care of. Lovely shots.

DeniseinVA said...

So many lovely birds Eileen. I have never seen as many Cardinals in our back yard. Would you mind telling me what kind of bird seed you buy? I am always interested in what is best for the birds.

Joyce Olson said...

Eileen,
What a splendid idea-I am thrilled to be able to participate with you!
I pinned your darling Cardinals-you know they do look like decorations!
Happy Valentine Weekend!
xx-
Jemma

Mama Zen said...

The cardinals look so pretty in the snow!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! All those male and female cardinals in one place ~ Wonderful photos ~ thanks, xxx

carol and artmusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!So many Cardinals birds on the tree!Wow!!Great shots!Gorgeous pictures!I hope it stop snowing!Have a warm and safe weekend!Hugs!
Dimi...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Super picture of the tree filled with Cardinals! You are lucky to have so many Northern Cardinals around. Have a good Sunday tomorrow and stay warm!

Phil Slade said...

Hey, Birds everywhere in your yard and beyond Eileen. What a fantastic job you do in keeping all those hungry birds from starving in the cold weather. Love the Cardinals scattered through that winter tree.

Thanks for your hosting skills again.Enjoy your weekend.

Rose said...

I got 15 cardinals in the pic...how many did you count? Just wondering.

Here at our house, we do well to see 3 or 4 cardinals at one time, but when I was a kid/teenager, we fed then in the winter and it was just like in your first pick. Could count a dozen or more of just the males.

Thanks for visiting my blogs.

Jocee said...

Birds are so decorative :)
Great photos, looks so cold but they don't seem to mind. Have a nice weekend.

Gail Dixon said...

I have never seen so many cardinals assembled in one place! Mercy. Gorgeous shots. :)

sandyland said...

First and Fourth should go on a calendar

Laura said...

Hello Eileen
This is a nice linking party, thanks for hosting

Adam Jones said...

Wow! I've not seen so many Cardinals together. Really great pictures Eileen.

HansHB said...

A great post!

Bob Bushell said...

The Cardinals are glorious Eileen.

SizzleandZoom said...

These are magnificent photos. I really enjoyed this post. Other than our resident hummingbird we are birdless here in my world of Southern California.

SizzleandZoom said...

These are magnificent photos. I really enjoyed this post. Other than our resident hummingbird we are birdless here in my world of Southern California.

Karen said...

That's a lot of cardinals! I only get 5 or 6 at a time. Love the snowy shot! I am participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count too.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love your shot of all the cardinals on the bush. I counted 15 but I'm not sure if they are all cardinals.
Hope you are having a great, and not too snowy, weekend.

Linda said...

Your third picture is a gem!
It's nice that you're doing the bird count. I don't know one type of sparrow from another.

KL said...

Birds indeed love you. I have never seen so many cardinals in one place. They look so beautiful -- they have lighted up the place.

Stephanie said...

Love the Cardinal shots!

me (maria) said...

Beautiful birds!!
I love the colour!
Have a great Sunday!

Eden House News and views said...

Your post inspired me to do my blog today on birds thank you. Nothing exotic in my English garden tho

NatureFootstep said...

the cardinal is very decorative in the snow. .)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The cardinals are simply gorgeous in the snow.... thank you for taking part in the bird count... and for all you do to help educate us in birding, for this wonderful meme, and for all your beautiful posts.

Maria said...

I can't believe how those Red Cardinals pop out so well out of all that snow!

oldthings said...

Dearest Eillen ,as always lovely photos ! I wish to stop the snow and the weather will be better !I take part to your party and I like it !Thank you for giving me this opportunity !

Helma said...

Weather really beautiful pictures and especially the beautiful red cardinals are beautiful. The sparrows do themselves well to the food ... lol
Of those critters I get nothing but I think it's nice to see all those birds :-)
Very nice week.

edenhills said...

That's a crazy number of cardinals! I've not seen hardly any this winter.

marilise said...

hello there ,this is my first tme here thanks for the hospitality in your gorgeous blog wishing you all the best Luna and her Kittens are very happy to participate kisses and hugs !!!!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I love the shot with all the cardinals and some other birds I spot. The male cardinals always look like winter flowers to me. This looks like a fun meme that you started. If I wasn't already doing so many other ones I would participate.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

All those cardinals!!
Beautiful Eileen!!
Nice camera - the way it was catching the snow falling! lovely!

Huldra said...

I started counting the cardinals, and then saw the sparrows.. Not so easy to spot :D

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