Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Critters #88

Saturday Critters #88

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party. I am sharing my backyard Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They will be leaving soon, heading south for the winter. I will be so sad when they go.


My Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been keeping me busy making sugar water for their feeders. I seem to re-fill them daily, sometimes twice a day. The feeder above has 4 hummingbirds on it, one bird is not seen except for it tail on the other side of the feeder. And I have three feeders on my deck, I try to keep them all happy birds.


All of my bird photos are usually taken from my dining room window, so they are not the best images.



A cute Indigo Bunting poses on my shepherd's hook.


I have been very happy to keep seeing the Indigo Bunting in my yard this summer.



My Youtube Hummer video..very short








I've been busy the last two days and may have missed visiting some of my favorite blogs, I decided to join some other bloggers and slow down my own blogging. I am not stopping just slowing down. That will mean less random blog hopping. Saturday's Critters will continue and I will continue some of my favorite meme hookups. As always I appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit and for leaving a comment. I will always visit the participants that are linking in with my Saturday's Critter meme and I will return a visit to anyone that comments on my post. Thanks to all who have been participating with my Saturday's Critters, you are all the best blogging friends.

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

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the our host: Anni.  

89 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your Indigo Buntings are spectacular, Eileen.

Good to see your hummingbirds are keeping you in action!
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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the hummingbird photos - and the Indigo Bunting is a rare treasure - fabulous!! Love the shepherd's hook top too.

Enjoy your slowing down time - and I'll still look forward to whatever you post.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The Indigo Bunting is very beautiful. I feel many birds would enjoy to drink your sugar water. Thanks for sharing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The hummingbirds are wonderful! I would love to have them in my backyard. Enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Eileen

Happy Saturday to you Eileen!
At last I've got something to share with you for Saturday's Critters!

I'm admiring your hummingbirds and have seen them on other blogs lately.
What sweet little birds and I'm fascinated by the purpose designed bird feeders for their long beaks!
As I always say, I wish we had the great variety of birds you have in the States. For some reason when NZ was colonised, the first settlers didn't bring birds with them....

I always appreciate your bird life photography!
Shane x

Sherlyn Lobo said...

I haven't really seen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, I must say from these photos that they are very beautiful!

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Thank you once again for sharing your day with us. If you feel like slowing down your blogging a little then you do. Blogging is a big commitment in time and effort and I think I know exactly how you feel when blogging seems to take up too much time.

As always I enjoyed your pictures today, especially the Indigo Bunting.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Love all your bird images Eileen :)
Especially the one of the hummingbirds
at the feeder and the one with the bird
on a bird :))

Have a happy and sunny weekend!
Möwe

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Your photos are always great, Eileen! It's so interesting (and amazing) to see how many beautiful birds there are in your yard. This time my favourite is the second photo; it's just magical!
Saturday's Critters is a lovely link party and I would love to join it more often, but I don't seem to have good critter photos very often. However, I'm always happy to see yours and those of the other participants.
Have a lovely weekend!

Ela said...

I love all these photos !! Great to watch the birds up close !!
Happy weekend :))

diane b said...

The Indigo Bunting is a beautiful colour.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Sorry to hear you are will not be bogging as much as I love your posts. HOwever I know and understand why you are doing it and I wonder also how long I will continue. Anyhow, it must be wonderful to have these little guys in your garden daily adn watch them feed. The Bunting so so beautiful in colour. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--I would love to know how you get four hummers to sit together without trying to kill each other. It is just constant wars around here---none of them seem to get along with each other. You're fortunate to have nice ones-LOL!
Have a good weekend

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
boy am I a bit 'jelly' about your gloriously coloured friends!!! have a super weekend... YAM xx

Christine said...

Hi Eileen and thanks for the opportunity to share in your great meme!
Its wonderful to see so many birds in your garden! Must be a special place!
Enjoy the weekend!

✿ chica said...

O que dizer? LINDO,LINDO!!! Ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Katarina said...

Hummingbirds look so sweet and peculiar with their long beaks. We don't get them here - I guess our climate is too chilly for them.
Have a nice weekend!

Jocee said...

Your Hummingbirds are gorgeous!

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, these are really little cute critters! Enjoyed the hummer video. Happy weekend!

Tom said...

Such tiny little critters today. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Bob Bushell said...

I love the video of Hummers, the best.

John eos shooter said...

Great video, wish it was longer! Gr. John

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, your hummingbirds are just so darn cute, love them!
Have a great weekend!
Nancy

Country Gal said...

Awesome post photos and video . WOW ! you have a lot of hummers there we have a few and they fight over the feeders lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

Lea said...

Great Hummingbird photos!
By mid-September we will have migrating birds at our feeders along with the Hummingbirds we've had all Summer. Then suddenly they will all leave at once. We leave the feeders out until November in case a few more come by.
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
the hummingbirds are so cute. Your photos are fantastic.
Have a nice weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the shot of the hummingbirds. I saw my first hummingbird for this year just yesterday!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

adorable hummingbird photos, and the indigo bunting is such a gorgeous colour

Latane Barton said...

I'm happy to see your sweet little hummers. They are work but such fun to watch. Have a great weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

A very pretty series of birds but I am partial to the humming birds. I don't get to see them but rarely and my first sighting of them felt magical. Thanks for hosting Eileen and have a wonderful weekend.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Good morning Eileen
It must be exciting to see more than one hummer on a feeder at once. I haven't put sugar water out for a while since I have a number of nectar friendly flowers in bloom.

Gayle said...

Love it!
I have a hummingbird tale to tell if I ever catch the photo I need.
Happy Saturday!

TexWisGirl said...

your hummers are so sweet!

i hope you enjoy stepping back a bit. i find it very difficult on the days i have to skip reading a bunch of blogs as i simply can't keep up. i miss having more time to stay with everyone. alas, life doesn't always let us meander thru our days. :)

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
Good Morning!
The Indigo Bunting on the cutout wins the photo competition hands down.
Your Ruby Throated Hummers are very good looking.
Nice photos and write-up as usual!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Beautiful Weekend!!
Peace :)

Andrea Priebe said...

I think your pictures are amazing and your windows must be sparkling clean, Ha! I take mine through the window much of the time as well and guess which window gets cleaned more often than others. We have the Ruby throat humming birds as well ... at least two families in the area. They take a while to empty their feeders, in fact, I usually change them out so their nectar is fresh not because they have emptied it. And I am envious of your Indigo Bunting. We had one try to settle in my neighbors bird house, but it didn't stay. I usually have to go to the state park to spot one. Lovely pictures all, Eileen, as always.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Andy Wilson said...

Love the Indigo Bunting. I never seen one ... yet! ;)

Sandra said...

the bright blue bird sitting on the white bird made me laugh. looks like he is saying, which one looks the best? sweet video and what a treasure to have out your window view...

Lynne said...

What views you have from your dining room window . . .
Love the Hummers . . .
And Oh My, isn't that Indigo a handsome one!
Thank you for Saturday's Critters Eileen!

Debbie said...

oohhhh eileen, so many hummers, i am not getting many this year. in fact, i think i only have one. next year i am going to increase my feeders, and replace the ones i have and perhaps plant some plants that attract them. the one i had suctioned to the office window keeps falling off, and we have ants and bees!! next year, more effort!!

your backyards birds are so beautiful, and i enjoyed the short video. i know you will fill your extra time with lots of fun activities!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!

June Caedmon said...

Great shot of the bunting on the shepherd's hook, Eileen! I take a lot of pictures through my windows, too, the trick is to have clean windows, lol. Love the hummers! I saw a Ruby-throated Hummer yesterday, so they are already on their way south from some places. I hope yours stay longer :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It makes sense to me....blogging takes a lot of time. And there is much MUCH more to life that posting photos, blogging, and visiting others. I went from posting every day to now one or two posts a week, AND I FEEL BETTER for doing so.

Love the bird on the iron bird photo best of all today.

Linda W. said...

Nice hummingbird photos! Those guys move so fast they're difficult to capture.

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness they're all wonderful, but your shot of the Indigo Bunting at your shepherd's hook is very cool. You have a bird paradise about you. Enjoy your day!

Adrienne said...

Love that second shot - hummer close up! So pretty! One of my favorite things about visiting my mother in law each summer is her love for the hummingbirds - she has several feeders and so many flowers and we enjoy visits from many hummers all day! Love your link up - thanks for hosting - I know it's a lot of work, and I appreciate that you take the time to visit each time I link up!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the photo of the indigo bunting on the metal bird! The humming birds are so beautiful

Marie C said...

I wish I would get more than one hummer to feed at the same time. There are at least three who frequent my feeders but they all chase each other away so only one will feed at a time. I love it when you see dozens of them at multiple feeders. That's always such a treat! Really nice photos, Eileen, and video!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have some very colorful birds hanging round your place. I think your photos are great even shot through the window.

RedPat said...

Love the hummingbirds! I haven't seen any this year. This is my first time linking into the meme - will have to keep an eye open for more critters!

Ranten said...

Thank you for sharing! Happy weekend to you :-))

Anni said...

Hi again Eileen....
Just popping back in again to send along my thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin.

Paloma Delprado said...

The Indigo Bunting is so beautiful.Have a nice weekend!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I am oohing and aaahing over your Indigo Bunting. I have only seen one once and that was in Georgia. Your little hummers look quite content. Glad you have the feeders. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are ne of the best blog citizens I know! Don't blame you for slowing down a bit. Thanks for all you do! Your hummers and buntings are so sweet. I have been trying all summer to get a hummer picture!

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, I'm sorry to hear you are slowing down but as someone who has spent years visiting countless blogs and commenting I certainly understand why. I have also slowed down in my posting but like you will continue.

You are so blessed to have so many beautiful birds where you live and to have them come to your yard is extra special. It is wonderful that you mix up the syrup for those beautiful little hummingbirds. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Your shots are gorgeous. Love the Indigo Bunting. Stunning. I understand slowing down with posts and blogging. Enjoy what you can when blogging and thank you for sharing your incredible talents in photography.
Have a great weekend. cm

Missy George said...

Great hummer pictures Eileen... Maybe I should put my feeder up again. It wasn't getting much use. But I guess this is the time of year when they start migrating. The indigo Bunting is beautiful. I've never seen one here. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the Hummingbirds !

Frank said...

I still have fond memories of the day I saw my first Ruby-throated Hummers so I can understand the joy they bring you.

Have a grand week Eileen.

Shey Wicklund said...

Great series, Eileen. I love hummingbirds and esp. the indigo bunting. I haven't seen one yet and hoping I will in the near future.

Hannah said...

Your hummingbirds are so adorable, Eileen, especially the ruffled last one. The blue of the Bunting is so incredible, what a pretty bird!

The Yum List said...

Such an elegant creature with that long slender beak.

Rose said...

If I did not have this one certain little kitty, I would probably put out hummingbird feeders. I have hummingbirds anyway...but boy, do I have to watch the Puss Puss when I see one and she is out.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've so run out of photos...Still trying to process our Vancouver trip!!!!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos

A Casa Madeira said...

Olá lindas as imagens;
Amo pássaros.
Boa semana.
Janicce.

RLUPhoto said...

The Indigo Bunting is beautiful!! Great shots. Have great weekend!

Linda said...

Love the pretty birds!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice pictures, these birds are cute!
Happy weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

your indigo bunting is so beautiful!
thanks for these gorgeous shots, eileen.

have a great day!

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

...and i hope you enjoy stepping back a bit.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
I do understand you wish to slow down, blogging is lovely but time consuming!
Many thanks for your sweet visits on my posts while I was away, I went through your latest ones, the wren is exquisite!
how lucky to have these Humming birds in your backyard, they are magnificent!
All the best and keep well :)

Crissi said...

Very nice shots!
Have a beautiful Sunday
Crissi

A Quiet Corner said...

Keeping that Indigo around is a wonderful thing, Eileen...they are gorgeous!!...:)JP

Nick Va said...

That Indigo Bunting is magnificent, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful captures. :)

Thanks for hosting:)

Lowcarb team member said...

I enjoyed the video clip, thank you.

But your Indigo Bunting in your yard is absolutely STUNNING.

Hope you're having a happy weekend.

All the best Jan

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pics, and header .. Fantastic the indigo bunting and the innkeeper.. Regards .. .

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

happy weekend 2 u!! luv hummingbirds. they r amazing critters. hope u r well. ( :

Sharon Wagner said...

Look at all those hummers enjoying a sweet snack. Nice!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga, passei por aqui para desejar-lhe uma abençoada semana.
Postagem linda e inspiradora!!!!!
Doce abraço, Marie.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on another fine Saturday's Critters. Thanks for being the CEO for this meme! :-) I noticed you mentioned slowing down. I have done that over the summer and found it to be quite a good thing. Although we love blogging, blogging every day, or nearly so, can become a bit stressful. Take care and have a good week ahead.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love that second shot

Lee Ann L. said...

Hummingbirds are glorious! This reminds me that I need to fill up the feeder as they will soon be passing through here.

Stephanie said...

Loved seeing the hummingbird video! I am slowly catching up after being away for a few days.

NatureFootstep said...

always love to see hummers. :)

Thanks for hosting :)

Happyone said...

I love the indigo bunting. I've seen one up at HT too.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I would second Sallie's (Full Time Life) comment, Eileen. As for your hummingbirds, i admit to some envy. We haven't seen one around here for ages. I do love them! I'll bet yours are happy campers indeed, feating at Eileen's Sugar-Water Buffet. Love the Indigo Buntings as well, birds I will probably never get to see in my lifetime, except at your wonderful blog. Many, many thanks for hosting!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I always love your birds! Hummers are a favorite of mine. The Indigo Bunting would be, too, if only we had them. They are brilliantly beautiful!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Your Hummingbirds and Indigo Bunting are fantastic; I really LOVE the shot of 'on the shepherd's hook' photo♡♡♡ 
Night Night from Japan to my Dear friend in America.
I'll visit you again tomorrow, my swollen face nagging me and haven't visited friends(*_*)゚