Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday's Critters #97

Saturday's Critters #97

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.

For this week's critter post I am sharing some various yard birds and some critters that were all seen in my yard during the month of September.



Above is the juvie male Scarlet Tanager seen with the dark wings.


The Gray Catbirds were seen all summer long.




The Tennessee Warbler hung around for a couple of weeks. It was enjoying the berries.


I believe this is the Eastern Wood Pewee perched on our Weeping Cherry tree.


The female Ruby-throated Hummingbird hung out in the weeping cherry tree, close to the hummingbird feeder.


A chipmunk likes to sit on top of our wood pile.


This American Bullfrog was enjoying his favorite rock next to our little pond.


A young deer maybe a female showed up in the yard on Sept 21, the bow hunting season in the woods near our house started on Sept 11th. I hope this deer stayed safe.


The Swainson's Thrush was another new yard bird for me.


A new yard bird for me, it is the Summer Tanager. It is neat comparing the Summer Tanager to my first photo above of the juvenile male Scarlet Tanager. I hope you enjoyed my yardbirds and critters. As always I appreciate my blogging friends joining in on my Saturday Critter party. Thanks for linking up and I also appreciate the nice comments. Have a Happy Weekend






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.

76 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Eileen, you always have such wonderful critters and they are so beautiful. I love everyone of them. You have a great yard and so blessed with all these gorgeous critters.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great series of critter portraits Eileen, all so sharp and clear. Great photos! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Beautiful shots of this delightful and colourful assortment of birds and other visiters to your garden. The Summer Tanager was so nicely camouflaged amongst the leaves, it's a wonder you saw it. I love the little chipmonk capture,... such a sweet picture.
Have a great weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the frog and the chipmunk, they're so cute. The deer is a beautiful animal and all the birds are pretty. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Mascha said...

Wow, so many bautiful birds in your garden! Never seen a grey catbird before...
Have a nice weekend, thanks for hosting

Nancy J said...

Beautiful series of photos Eileen, every one a winner. Love the focus on every wee bird, and how the background melts away.

diane b said...

The birds and the shots are rest. The eye of all your critters is so sharp. We'll done. Love the frog.

✿ chica said...

Sempre me encanto por aqui! Lindas aves e os outros bichinhos. beijos,tudo de bom,chica

rainfield61 said...

I have a small critter to show you this week.

Christine said...

Good morning Eileen and once again thanks for hosting this great meme!
You have capture such terrific variety of birds and creatures but my favourite is that cute wee chipmunk!
Have a great day!

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures!

Hannah said...

You have so many cute birds showing up in your yard, Eileen, I especially like the tanagers. I notice they are all keeping an eye on you. The frog is so adorable! I wish I had one in my yard.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Bow hunting season??!!! that would scare the bejiggers outta me - not just for the animals... What a delightful array for one yard... YAM xx

Lynne said...

I count on you to make Saturday the best Critter Morning ever!
Today, once again, you did not disappoint!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
so many wonderful photos of the birds and animals. Gorgeous !
Have a sunny weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great fun to see the birds that are attracted to yard! You have such a a nice variety. I have never seen a summer tanager!

Kate said...

What wonderful photos you take, esp of the birds!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. You have some brill pictures today. Your garden is very bird friendly. I love that last picture of the Summer Tanager but also the Tennessee Warbler.

Thanks for the opportunity to join in today. And have a lovely weekend too.

Joyful said...

Such a lovely variety of critters Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Eileen, you have so much interesting wildlife where you live. I love the little chipmunk and the bullfrog.
Thanks for hosting and sharing your world.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, your garden certainly attracts the birds and other critters. I love them all, but the Summer Tanager is my favorite. Hunting is also a popular "sport" here in South Africa, unfortunately. I hope that female deer stayed safe. Enjoy your weekend. Jo

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful bunch of birds that i'll never see! awesome chippy and frog, too!

Florence said...

We have been so excited to see a juvenile vermillion flycatcher on our property this week! I wish I had been able to take a photo of him. As always, your critter photos are lovely. I love frogs too!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Congrats on another fine Saturday's Critters post. Neat photos as always! Wishing you a fine weekend!

Gayle said...

These are great photos!

Bob Bushell said...

Different sorts, birds, animals, reptiles etc. Thanks Eileen.

Sharon Wagner said...

You have so many cute little critters this week. And one big critter!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You see more birds and critters in your own yard than I see in many nature parks! Wonderful . I admire your ID skill and knowledge so much as well! Would never have known the tanager Juvenile.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sad how we are concerned about the birds getting enough to eat by putting out feeders and must worry if a cute little deer can manage to stay alive.
People in northern Ontario rely on hunting moose and deer for meat whereas I've always bought mine (beef and pork) at a grocery store.
Thanks for hosting Eileen.

Small City Scenes said...

Love all your little critters. The Tanagers are very special.
Great shots,
MB

sandyland said...

all so so enjoyable thank you

Happyone said...

You always have such a great collection of critter pictures and I always enjoy seeing them all.

Felicia said...

pretty critters especially the chipmunk and deer.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You really give me yard envy! That Scarlet Tanager is striking, and there is a nice comparison with the Summer Tanager, of which I have only seen one this fall. Beautiful images!

AlexaT said...

So lovely all of them and I did not know about the gray catbird... The young deer is amazing, but more stunning is to have a visit like this one!! What a joy to stay in the middle of nature! I'm dreaming to have such a chance of staying in a a house with a courtyard. Till then I capture moments in my sister yard or when I go in travels far away from the noise of the city...
Autumn greetings and a sunny weekend!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I also had the Swainson's Thrush visit my yard last month. Unfortunately, two of them struck our huge glass windows and didn't make it. I also had a couple of yellow warblers but I couldn't get a very good photo. The tanagers in your yard are really cool.

Debbie said...

i have not seen any chipmunks this season, i use to get so many!!! the birds are beautiful, some i see, many i don't. my hummingbirds are gone for the season, i didn't get many....your capture here is beautiful!!!

have a happy weekend!!!

Charlene N.K. said...

The birds are so lovely and your images are a joy to watch as always!

photodoug said...

Eileen, stunning array of critters. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots! That grey catbird is just gorgeous.

Karen said...

Hi, I enjoy the bird photos you share. We have a pair of cardinals and a pair of blue jays who compete with each other. My granddaughter asked if they got together would their babies be purple:)

Anni said...

What a wonderful array of beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing the link to this post at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Ela said...

Oh, I love these beautiful creatures !!!
Fantastic shots !!
Have a happy weekend !

Country Gal said...

Wonderful captures ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen I was absolutely amazed with the pictures! Beautiful birds, frog, squirrel, deer! Lucky to be able to photograph all these bugs. I'd love to;))! Hugs and good weekend.

Missy George said...

Wonderful variety of critters, Eileen..I wouldn't go anywhere if I had that selection to choose from..Super pics..Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Müge said...

Hello dear Eileen, I am very impressed by the diversity of the critters in your yard! Your photos are very beautiful as well! Have a nice week-end!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you have an abundance of visitors. Wonderful

We had an almost black beauty visit us the other day I didn't recognize, looked a little like your gray catbird. Very different visitor for us. I need to pull out the bird book

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of 'critters' of all kinds ~ Excellent photography and hard to pick a favorite ~ all delightful!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

September Violets said...

What a beautiful assortment of birds you have there! I love the colouring of the Summer Tanager, a bird I've not heard of before. I had a pair of catbirds in my yard one summer only ... such a delicate bird that was actually quite friendly. I fed him apples through the summer when I saw the male and a robin fighting over one. I hope that deer survived the hunting season too.
Wendy

Karen S. said...

Wow, your yard is filled with beautiful critters, and your captures of them are just beautiful! Enjoy your weekend Eileen, I hope it's marvelous and critter filled!

Deb said...

The Summer Tanager is so beautiful. Love all the shades of brown.

On the top of my 'I Hate' list is hunting. Deb

Joyful said...

Oops I linked up twice as I didn't see my first link up. Having a senior moment ;-)

Merlesworld said...

You do take wonderful animal photos.
Merle........

The Yum List said...

It looks as though you captured the frog just before it was about to leap.

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of critters! (Yes, I'm finally back from vacation!)

Phyllis Oller said...

Thank-you for hosting this fun meme, lovin` all your pictures, especially the new bird for you & me, & also the sweet frog. They are all special ! Thank-you for sharing, Phyllis

Marie C said...

Gorgeous birds and critters! LOVE that grey catbird!

Stephanie said...

A wonderful series of critter shots!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Yes, it is a Pewee. I happily spotted the second deer I have seen in Florida this afternoon. It was a long way across a swampy lake around the area. We have a new nature preserve and this area apparently attracts deer as well as Sherman Squirrels and wading birds/water birds, and 'gators. Have a tremendously good Sunday tomorrow!

NatureFootstep said...

I have probably said it before. You have a wonderful yard :)

Thanks for hosting SC :)

Sue said...

It's always exciting to spot a new visitor, isn't it?
Have a wonderful day, Eileen

Blogoratti said...

Really great eye for detail and the photos are wonderful.

Sandra said...

they are all adorable, and for some reason the solid gray bird is my favorite even though not as colorful as the others. we had the biggest egret i have seen walk right up to our living room window yesterday. he was eating lizards like popcorn

Nick V. said...

Another wonderful selection of critters, Eileen, shown off by your beautiful photography!
Thanks for hosting!

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen
Some wonderful photo's here ...
My favourites are the chipmunk and your first photo showing the Scarlet Tanager.

Do hope you've had a good weekend - they go by so quickly sometimes!

All the best Jan

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, wonderful selection of critters!

Michelle said...

I always enjoy your bird photos, but that chipmunk is so cute!

Tom said...

I like the first photo, it reminds me of the song Yellow Bird.

pattisjarrett said...

You have quite a bounty of birds visit you.

Margaret Adamson said...

a fantaticselction of all kindsof critters from your garden.Thanks for linking me in andhave a wonderful week ahead.

b.."E"..th said...

i love the Tennessee wabler, what a cutie, enjoy your week! ( ;

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice to see all your birdies, Eileen. And the frog and deer are very sweet. I'm late to the party!
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Helma said...

Great that shows you again and again those beautiful birds and animals in your blog at the Saturday party. There are also many beautiful again linking to other blogs in :-)

Betty Manousos said...

nice to see all your birds, eileen! your photos are absolutely exquisite!