Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday's Critters #91

Saturday's Critters #91

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 some critters I have seen around my yard like the bunny, Mourning Dove, Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly and one of my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.


One day I noticed this Red-eyed Vireo perched in one of our backyard trees.


A cute baby bunny is checking me out.



Spread your wings and fly. Or just laze around and cool off on a hot day.. one of my many Mourning Doves.



Cardinal cooling off on a hot day.


Two Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies. It is the most common butterfly seen in my yard this summer.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird.....Close your eyes and take a nap!


Since a lot of my photos are taken thru my dining room window they look a little fuzzy to me, maybe I should open the window and hang out. Above is a juvenile Scarlet Tanager. I have been seeing a few of these juveniles hanging around the berries in my yard.


 I hope you enjoyed my collection of birds and critters. Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments. As always thank you to everyone who is linking up to my Saturday's Critter party.  Have a great weekend!





To see more beautiful birds also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  

83 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love the Vireo - I've never seen one and the bunny is so cute. It looks so peaceful in your yard with all your bird friends (and the bunny) and the butterflies.

Indrani said...

I enjoy seeing the varieties you present.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the image of the little Scarlet Tanager sitting in the middle of it´s dinner :)

Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The bunny is very cute. I enjoyed your photos very much. I caught cold. sorry not to visit your post soon.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great critters all of them. I love the cute little bunny. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

DeniseinVA said...

Another super series of photos Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

Ah, just love that bunny. Keep him in your yard, though. They eat too many of my flowers already!!
Hope you have a good weekend, Eileen

jeannettestgermain said...

Nice that birds can do that on a hot day:) Have a great weekend!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very beautiful photos! The litte bunny was so cute :)

Happy Saturday!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The Vireo is a super image...they're elusive around here, difficult to get a photo as good as yours.

Christine said...

Thanks again Eillen for hosting this great linkup!
Your photos are just wonderful, especially the bunny - I can even see the veins in its ears and I love the shot of the cardinal taking a dip!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thank you for allowing everyone to share heir pictures across the world today. I'm especially taken by your pictures of the Morning Dove and the Cardinal dealing with the sunny weather in their own special way. The Great Spangled Fritillary is a lovely butterfly and you captured its beauty very well.

Have a great weekend.

Hannah said...

Your birds are all so cute, ruffly hummer, bathing Cardinal, and I love mourning doves, so sweet, always cooing. I see a fair amount of rabbits in my yard, they usually freeze like I won't see them.

Tom said...

Another wonderful collection!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Got some true beauties in here today!!! Love the cardinal shot... YAM xx

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Eileen, your photos are always beautiful but this time all the critters look also so incredibly cute! :)
My favourite is the Vireo, and the butterfly shot is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

✿ chica said...

O que te dizer? LINDAS! Adorei! Muito lindas todas! bjs, e ótimo fim de semana,chica

EG CameraGirl said...

How great yo have so many critters so close to home!

Margaret Adamson said...

I also take photographs of my garden birds through a window but it cannot be opened. I always love seeing what birds turn up in your garden adn these are all lovely. I also now have a couple of bird baths and at leas the birds have decided to use them so the Cardinel shots is lovely. I have not put any of my garden birs on for ages, too busy playing catch up with ALL my photographs (that is NEVER going to happen!) but I must rectify that one of these days. That butterfly is really special and so beautiful. Many thanks for hosting and have a lovely weeknd Eileen.

Jo said...

What a wonderful collection of critters, Eileen. You're blessed to have bunnies (and a baby, to boot) and the beautiful butterflies in your yard. What is the long-thin-billed bird? (it's wet in your photo) I love your images and think they're very clear. You take really good photos, Eileen and I love seeing your wildlife and birds. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

Jo said...

Oh no, I made a mistake: the long-billed bird isn't wet; it has its eyes closed! Sorry:(

Sandra said...

the cardinal bathing made me smile, the sun coming through the bunnies ears is awesome. so beautiful

TexWisGirl said...

sweet birds, butterflies and bunny, too. :) thanks for hosting, eileen!

Jeevan said...

Wow! Superb captures with the birds, bunny and butterflies... and wonderful light over the bunny. The cardinal seems enjoying the bath

photodoug said...

Eileen, like the bird bath action. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awww beautiful captures. Kudos. Love your critters

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
The Cardinal in the 'Bird Swimming Pool' is quite the catch!
And, so are the others - very nice snaps.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do love your critters!!!

Gayle said...

Cute bunny with the see through ears. And love the bathing beauty cardinal. Happy Day!

Linda Kay said...

Birds, Bunnies and Butterflies...a great combination of photos today, Eileen, as always!

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful collection, Eileen! I take a lot of pictures through my windows too, good excuse to keep them clean, lol! Have a wonder-filled weekend!

Andrea Priebe said...

I just can't imagine living in a place that has so many choice birds right outside my window. I have to go over to the state park to see anything unusual and even then it seems to be slim pickins. Love your series and your pictures aren't fuzzy ... your window is clean, Ha! Good for you, I speak from experience having taken pictures through a dirty window :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of animal shots. I especially like the action shot of the cardinal in the birdbath.

Lynne said...

I found your photos even better than ever . . .
Love the Mourning Dove . . . I find their feather coloring so soft and beautiful . . .

Karen S. said...

Good morning and happy Saturday to you too Eileen. What a sweet bunny, and your cardinal mama is just having a happy spa day, but your butterflies are gorgeous and I wonder if we don't have them here too. Thanks for giving their name so I can check it out. They look very much like one I've seen this summer too, but yours have an incredible almost heart like shape on them. Very nice. Enjoy your weekend.

Sharon Wagner said...

Splish, splash, a cardinal bath. Nice!

Mama Zen said...

That last shot is just stunning!

Nick V. said...

A great selection of critters once again, Eileen. It's wonderful they are all from your yard!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
What a lovely shots!!
Shot 5 is really great with the beautiful butterflies. Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Bob Bushell said...

I love the cute Rabbit, astonishment. And the rest, really beautiful.

Cloudia said...

Real sweet pics, E

Lowcarb team member said...

This is one of your best ...
Fantastic photo's and such a great selection.
They are all my favourite this week!

All the best Jan

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Thank you for your visit. These are all such delightful images, beautiful shot of the Great Spangled Fritillary, one I never get to see here, and the bathing Cardinal, and..... well they are all great. Lovely post! Will be joining in the fun next week.Take care.

Paloma Delprado said...

This is a lovely variety of animals. Have a nice weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your photos look fine to me Eileen although I find too there is a bit of glare from the window when I do the same. There were lots of bunnies here in the spring but not too many around lately, maybe we finally have a predator in the neighbourhood!
Happy Saturday.

Linda said...

Your birds are striking interesting poses! Fine work.

Merlesworld said...

Great pictures of birds when I try to take pictures of birds I end up with lots of empty spaces.
Merle....

Anni said...

Thanks for stopping by this weekend and linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' Eileen...always a pleasure!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that Cardinal splashing about.

I guess the hummingbird is resting up (and drinking up) to get ready for the big migration over the Gulf.
~

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful feather friends photography but my favorite is the bunny ~ Gorgeous photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Happyone said...

Nice collections of critters. Love the cardinal in the birdbath. : )

MartiDIY said...

I'm so glad you got that first bird identified because I had one in my yard this morning too. Nice photos!

The Yum List said...

Again I'm taken by the butterfly shots - two on one flower - what a happy photo.

Debbie said...

what an awesome image of the bunny. my cardinals never use the bird bath, i always wondered why!!

thanks for hosting eillen, have a fun sunday!!!!!

Celeste said...

What a wonderful selection of yard critters Eileen. The fritillary shot is beautiful.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

I find all you critters very cute, today, and I know some of them are also pretty good crooners, too!

Happy Sunday!

Poppy

rupam sarma said...

All photos are awesome
Greetings

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I always enjoy the photos of your critters -- The little bunny sure is a cutie as is that tired hummingbird!! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have a funny picture in my mind of you hanging out your window taking pictures.... But I don't think you need to do that at all. Your photos are always great and you have wonderful critters in your own backyard! Thanks for hosting ... Sorry I'm so late saying so. A very busy day today away from imputed.

Nancy Chan said...

I enjoyed the beautiful varieties! I can never get a clear good picture of a bird!

Crissi said...

Very nice! I enjoy seeing the varieties.
Happy Sunday
Crissi

Ela said...

Fantastic shots !!!!!!! Great to see all these animals !!!
Have a happy Sunday !

Uppal said...

An array of lovely birds! Beautiful shots of a cautious bunny and busy butterflies!

Gosia k said...

your birds are small but fantastic. Love from Poland

Breathtaking said...

Hello again Eileen, I still had so much editing to do on all my posts that I intended to start blogging next week, but posted one by mistake, so am including it in this weeks critter party.
Cheers.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Nice mix of photos! I especially like the Cardinal and the butterflies photos.

Ranten said...

Hi Eileen! Love the pictures of the butterfly! Happy new week! Marit

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful birds and so cute baby bunny Eileen!
Have a nice Sunday!

rainfield61 said...

Cute.

A very cute sleeping bird.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Again a lovely post with species I don't see here!
The fritillaries are stunning and bunny on the look out and humming bird sleeping are sooo cute!!
Would you try to open the window, everybody would flee!
Keep well and enjoy your sunday

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, como tem passado?
Depois de algum tempo ausente estou regressando!
As suas fotos como sempre estão espectaculares!
Obrigada pela visita.
Desejo um bom domingo e semana.
Abraços.
Ailime

Missy George said...

Love the double trouble butterflies and the hummer..Nice collection of subjects..Happy Sunday..

Magia da Inês said...

-`✺´-
Impossível escolher a melhor fotografia!
Todas lindas e agradáveis.

Uma boa semana, cheia de surpresas agradáveis!
Beijinhos.
-`✿´-

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, All are terribly cute but my favorite is the Cardinal. Have an outstanding coming week.

Elephant's Child said...

LOVING your birds and critters. Thank you.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shots of being up close and personal with lots of your Bird Friends!!

Rose said...

I love the Great Spangled butterflies...they are so beautiful. Wondeful group of pics.

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures of these birds and animals Eileen. I hope this week to rejoin your party animals :-)

Stephanie said...

Love the bunny and the Cardinal.

Black Jack's Carol said...

You may think your shots are fuzzy, but I think they are magnificent, Eileen. Your "common" butterflies are beautiful. Love the light in the bunny's ears. I admired the Red-eyed Vireo and marvelled at the sharply-focused Mourning Dove. The Cardinal is brilliant too. Thanks so much for hosting! i hope you are in the middle of a great Tuesday!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
the rabbit is fantastic and also all the cute birds. Great photos !
Have a wonderful day !
Best regards, Synnöve

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

You don't have to go very far to enjoy nature, Eileen. I have never seen a sleeping hummingbird before. Very cool!

Ana Freire said...

Wow!!!! I know that is not a word... but it is my admiration looking to your lovely images, Eileen!
I am in love of that cute little bunny!
Kisses
Ana