Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday's Critters #77

Saturday's Critters #77

Happy weekend, everyone!

It's the first Saturday in June and the first day of the Summer Solstice is June 21st. It has felt chilly here and we had some rain over the past week. I am looking forward to warm summer days. Ok, it's time to share your critters.  Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

For this week's critters I am sharing some of my yard birds and my grand puppy Nibbles. Soon we will be puppy sitting when my son takes a short trip to the beach, it will be like having a dog again. Some of these shots were taken back in May but I have not shared them until now.


My cute Ruby-throated Hummingbird, he is on guard watching his feeders.


A Gray Catbird has been seen around the yard.


The Indigo Bunting has been seen almost every day lately..


One of my all time favorites the Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


The House Wren is one of my loudest yard birds. It seems to be fussing at something all the time..


I've been hear and seeing the Great-crested Flycatcher around my yard too.


The view from my treadmill window..a bunny and a chipmunk.


Nibbles not quite 6 months old yet, she is a little on the wild side. I hope you enjoyed this collection of yard birds and Nibbles. 
Thank you so much for visiting and commenting and for linking up to my critter party. Enjoy your weekend!




Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.



To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.





74 comments:

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of birds, especially that little hummingbird.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love the rose-breasted grosbeak ~ he's a beauty! Nibbles definitely looks like a hand full there... good luck!

Small City Scenes said...

Lots of critters in your yard. those tiny Wrens sure can be noisy. but I love 'em anyway. Nice dog---very energetic looking.
MB

ulla laiho said...

What a lovely dog!!!

Nancy Chan said...

I enjoyed every one of your yard birds. I too have many birds visiting my little garden and there's some very loud ones too but too bad I couldn't catch any photo of them yet! I like Nibbles, she is cute and looks very playful!

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Lovely shot of Nibbles - she seems to be laughing

Margaret Adamson said...

All great bird shots Eileen and I particulaly love the little Hummmingbird and you dog looks like full of fun.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, really fine images today. You seem to have catched their moods nicely. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters all of them! Nibbles is adorable. She looks very playful. Have a great weekend!

Ela said...

Eileen, all your critters are beautiful but this dog with a ball in his mouth looks so sweet !!
Wonderful pictures !!
Have a nice weekend :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is a busy back yard! Once again we had a hummingbird-less spring, though we did feed the bees. I think our subdivision is so lacking in cover and native plants that the little critters just pass us by.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen, the hummingbird I find really great.
Have a very nice weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Nibbles is adorable and I love the birds too. Thanks for signing me in Eileen, really appreciate that as I sometimes can't get on wifi and also don't have a lot of computer time at present. Thanks for hosting this lovely meme and have a great day :)

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen and thanks for the chance to link up with like minds. I'm sorry to hear that Nibbles is a little on the "wild side". I guess he'd say its youthful exuberance?

I really like those pictures of the summery grosbeak and the Great-crested Flycatcher.

Enjoy your weekend.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Great shots of wonderful critters Eileen :)
My favourites are the first and the last one :))

Have a fine day and a happy weekend!
Tinna ✐

PS: Somebody had a few shots too many yesterday ;)

Bob Bushell said...

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is my favourite, beautiful bird.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing how many yard birds you have! Oh, Nibbles looks like a ton of fun!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
WHATAGORGEOUSDOGWHATAGORGEOUSDOGWHATAGORGEOUSDOG - such an enviable array of birdies you have - WHATAGORGEOUSDOGWHATAGORGEOUSDOGWHATAGORGEOUSDOG - still a puppy, we forget how active they are - WHATAGORGEOUSDOGWHATGORGEOUSDOGWHATAGORGEOUSDOG.... a tad smitten this side. That is my kinda canine!!! Enjoy Nibbles - the beauty of 'granding' (or 'aunting') is the little tykes can be handed back and recovery can be made &*> YAM xx

Tom said...

Every week you amaze me with all your fabulous critters. Tom The Backroads Traveller

✿ chica said...

Todas lindas e adorei o cachorro com a bolinha! bjs, lindo fim de semana! chica

HOOTIN ANNI said...

love the wren pose!!!
And Nibbles is a beautiful dog...wild side or not.

Gayle said...

Pretty pictures. A couple new birds for me.
Grand Dogs (aka Lucy) sometimes end of sticking around. Nibbles is cute.

Jo said...

OH wow Eileen, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. And the Great-crested Flycatcher and the noisy wrens are stunning. But like Yamini I want to cheer and applaud the beautiful and cute and gorgeous Nibbles. What a darling doggie she is. I love the idea of her ball being tied to her collar. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love collecting "critters" for it every week. Have a great weekend. Jo

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i love the bunny, the puffy hummingbird & doggie. i bet that doggie has tons of energy ... looks like a pup who would. what fun!! enjoy your weekend. we have lots of fog this AM. it has been a very strange week. rainy and fog. i wonder where the sun is ... wonder if it still exists? miss it so. take care. ( :

Rose said...

Wonderful yard captures....just so pretty. And I have missed Nibbles for some reason...she is going to be a gorgeous dog!

Jeanne said...

Love your great crested fly catcher! Have never seen one of these before. It also looks as if your dog loves to play ball as much as mine does!

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Eileen!
How do you manage to take so great bird photos every time?! They are so interesting, beautiful, cute...
The other critters are lovely too, especially Nibbles.
Have a great weekend!

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, Nibbles is a beautiful dog for sure. Wonderful bird photos for a Saturday. Have a lovely weekend.

Montanagirl said...

Nice series of Birds - love that Hummer. They won't get here til the end of July.

Sandra said...

my favorite critter of all critters is the dog, so Nibbles wins first place today. 2nd place goes to the laughing flycatcher.. he is so cute. all the birds are so sweet

TexWisGirl said...

love that hummingbird! jealous over your indigo and grosbeak and catbird! :) nibbles is adorable!!!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of this colorful and wonderful birds.
Have a nice weekend too, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Lynne said...

I enjoyed seeing your yard birds . . .
Indigo bunting visits must be a real treat . . .
Enjoy Nibbles . . . he looks full of mischief . . .

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Happy weekend!
The birds that visit your yard are quite the variety and very beautiful. Quite a bit different from what we see around Atlanta, possibly. Nibbles loves the Tennis ball, I see. Many dogs do and never tire, but our arms do ;)
Very nice photos!
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Peace :)

Pat said...

These are lovely shots of the birds, Eileen. Nibbles is adorable...looks full of fun!

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

You've captured some adorable birds, as usual. My favourite among the lot, the rose-breasted grosbeak, is not only beautiful, but full of drama! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you have a warm and sunny weekend! It's been rather cool, here in Toronto, too!

Poppy

Marie C said...

The photo of the bunny & chipmunk looks like a scene from a Disney movie! And Nibbles is TOO cute with his ball! :-) Love all the great bird shots too. Hope your weather warms up! We had triple digits for about four days then it cooled off some and we had a little rain. The sun is shining again, so I bet it's going to be a hot one today! Have a great weekend!

Sharon Wagner said...

Open wide. The house wren shot is awesome!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Good Morning Eileen!
The Indigo Bunting is my favorite!! While at the Butterfly House in Key West, they had a sign that said they had Indigo Buntings. I looked and looked, but never saw it or them!!! I've only seen pictures of them!! LOVE that color of blue!! You've got your job cut out for you with Nibbles!! She looks like she will keep you on the run!

Karen S. said...

Nibbles is just the cutest! Let's play ball his surely a favorite game around there too! How fun to have pups to care for and then return back to mama and papa! I hope you share lots of puppy pictures. I like all your interesting bird shots, and bunny too, each one happy doing their own thing in life!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All beautiful birds, Eileen. I find it hard to get good photos of hummingbirds, as they move so fast! Indigo buntings are such a beautiful blue color. Nibbles looks very energetic and ready to play--a very happy puppy!

June Caedmon said...

You've captured that wren perfectly, Eileen! My won't you have fun when Nibbles comes to visit, LOL - have a great week - summer is here!

Betty Manousos said...

hey eileen i just adore your bird photos!
excellently done:))

Debbie said...

no need to leave home in order to see some amazing birds!!! and get some beautiful images!!

nibbles is adorable and i LOVE the new header!!!!

Al said...

I like the birds but Nibbles is my favorite!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nibbles is very cute. Theda was a handful when she was a youngster fresh from the pet shelter.

You have a great set of birdie pictures, that feisty hummingbird is fantastic!
~

Indrani said...

Good variety you have. Great to see them all.

Mildred said...

You really have a variety of birds. I have only seen the Indigo Bunting once and it was so gorgeous. Nibbles is cute...not sure I could handle a puppy any longer!

J said...

Many people try their hand at photographing birds, but yours are consistently a feast for the eyes. Your backdrops of foliage have an ethereal quality that no one else can capture. The colors, the lighting! And always, a sweet little critter perched amidst who just warms your heart because of its beauty and carefree enjoyment of life! SO well done!
And speaking of "carefree enjoyment"....well, that Nibbles looks like he invented it! Some grumpy people could learn a thing or two from him!

Anni said...

Enjoyed your visit to I'd Rather B Birdin' today Eileen.
Hope you're having a peaceful weekend.

Thanks for linking up with your super birds this week.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the indigo bunting, how nice it would be to see one out my window.
Have a good weekend Eileen.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Nibbles is a great name....you have so many cute critters to see in and around you. What a joy!

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! I love the Hummingbird !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful assortment of yard birds and critters; I swear you live in Paradise! That wren does look like he's giving somebody what-for! The grosbeak is stunning! I'd love to see one (we have yellow ones in Oregon only as far as I know).

Nibbles is so cute -- have fun puppy-sitting!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Elieen, love your great pics and Nibbles is beautiful!! I'll try and remember your link up in the future. Thank for your comment about it.
Hugs for a great weekend! CM

Happyone said...

What wonderful shots of the birds. Hard to get a hummingbird sitting still.

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed all of your shots!

Missy George said...

We don't live that far away , yet you have a lot of birds that I never see..Wonderful collection..Love the Hummer..Mine is always on the wrong side of the feeder..

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos Eileen . Nibbles that is a cute name for a cute pup ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Beth said...

Hi Eileen, I enjoyed seeing Nibbles and your yard birds. Surprisingly, I have seen all of the same yard birds except the flycatcher in my yard - but the grosbeak and indigo bunting only once or twice. Is your hummer a female? The ones I see in my yard actually do have a large bright red throat. I enjoyed your post very much, Eileen. And you are really fortunate to have an indigo bunting visiting daily! So beautiful! :)

Linda said...

Fun shots! Seems like a lot of your critters have their mouths open!

Diana said...

Some beautiful birds, I have not seen a lot of them here. Pooches are such fun but you need a lot of energy when they are pups.

Diana

Adam Jones said...

Just love the Hummingbird!!

Uppal said...

Eileen,lucky to be attracting such beauties to your critter parties. All the pictures are really eye catching as they make the birds look so regal and individualistic.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent photos! The humming bird is adorable and the indigo bunting is such an amazing colour

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely birds, all with nice colors. Have a great day my friend.. :-))

magiceye said...

Fabulous captures!!!

Nick V. said...

Great shots, Eileen! I love that indigo bunting and Nibbles is a fine-looking dog.
Thanks for hosting.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, You took some great bird photos! Nice work! and Nibbles looks serious! :-) Have a great day!

Mildred said...

Me again,,,,,Just want to thank you for dropping by Jen's blog. I think you two will really enjoy one another. She has a gorgeous cat named Boo that I hope she will feature on your Saturday's Critters! Wishing you a very nice day. xo

AlexaT said...

Always a pleasure to have a look at this gorgeous place of yours full of amazing birds and animals!! Glad to see the little puppy with such magic look at the camera...
A good start in week for you !!
(and I hope to come soon with my post)
Warm greetings!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog, it's so nice to meet you. I love seeing all of the birds on blogs, some are new to me, and others I recognize happily.

Jen

Noushka said...

Wonderful array of yard birds!
But what I enjoy most is Nibbles intense and clever look!
You must have much fun with her!
Keep well Eileen :)

Helma said...

Beautiful birds to see and especially the hummingbird is so beautiful !!!!!!
I had this time no animals post to link, sorry.

Around the yard

Happy Thankful Thursday! I am sharing some of my yard bird and skies shots taking from my deck or my dining room window.  On November 18th...