Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday's Critters #114

Saturday's Critters #114

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 not sure how quickly I will be able to visit today I will be visiting everyone as soon as possible.

Feb 3 & 4th were sparrow days for me. Two new yard birds and one is a lifer.
Below are the Field Sparrow and my latest lifer the American Tree Sparrow.


It was a rainy foggy day and did not expected to see two new yards and one is a lifer. Above is the American Tree Sparrow a lifer and a great bird to show up in my yard.


The Field Sparrow arrived at the same time as my Tree Sparrow. They must have been traveling companions on this rainy day.



They both got busy with the buffet of seed I spread out on my deck railing.


The marking on a Tree Sparrow are the bi-colored bill, a dark spot on its chest, they have a rusty cap and eyeline.





I was happy to add these two birds to my yard list and a new lifer, hooray!





As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great 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.

78 comments:

Tom said...

Thanks Eileen for hosting this critter gathering

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
They are just too darned cute! YAM xx

Linley S said...

I am amazed at the number of different birds that come and visit your garden Eileen. Have a lovely weekend.

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I've said this before and I'll say it again: I love LBJ's. Great set of photos of these interesting sparrows. I have dozens of photos of the sparrows and sparrow weavers in our yard. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a wonderful Saturday. Greetings Jo

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Eileen, great photos of beautiful birds!
I participated today with an Eurasian tree sparrow, but the photo is not as good as yours are.
Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Sweet little birds Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Eileen, your yard birds are cute and pretty. Thank you for hosting. Have a blessed weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little birds! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen, and thank you for hosting!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your photos of the sparrow are gorgeous. Love these little birds :)

Giga said...

I love sparrows, they are with us all year long, they do not leave us. Regards.

me (maria) said...

Your sparrow days gave us bautiful images!
Thank you for hosting!
Have a happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is so cool. It's always exciting to see a 'new' bird!!!

Extraordinary close-up images.

Sue said...

Congrats on a new lifer, Eileen. That's always exciting!

Margaret Adamson said...

It is always exciting to have new birds in your garden and a lifer is a special addition. Thanksing for hosting and also for linking me in when I was away in Costa Rica. I am back very tired with a bit of jeg lag!

Christine said...

congrats on two new lifers Eileen! Your shots of them are wonderful! They really do seem to appreciate the buffet on your deck rails!
Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

Jutta K. said...

sparrows are so funy , nice shots !
Greetings from Germany

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congratulations on the lifer. Can't think of a better way to cheer yourself up on a rainy day than watching yardbirds ... And a new one especially. What a little beauty he is too! That is a great buffet you have spread out for them. The word must be getting around that it is a great place to stop for a bite!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Stunning images of the sparrow.
Beautifully photographed, beautiful light and perfectly sharp, my compliments.
Have a nice weekend,
Best regards, Irma

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen. Thank you for the chance to join in today. Whoever said that sparrows are boring is completely wrong. Your American Tree Sparrow is a little beauty ina quite discrete way. Congrats on it becoming a lifer and congrats on those fine pictures.

Have a good weekend.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

The American Tree Sparrow is a beauty. Happy Day.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Good morning Eileen, I'm happy to participate this week, thanks for hosting.
There are so many varieties of sparrows that I found it difficult to distinguish them when I used to do a winter bird count but cute little birds aren't they? Glad you're adding to your lifer list.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

You have so many interesting birds around you Eileen. The tree sparrow has lovely colouring. Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

What beautiful sparrows.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Lee Ann L. said...

The tree sparrow is gorgeous!

Crissi said...

So lovely shots Eileen!
Happy weekend
Hug Crissi

Cranberry Morning said...

Congratulations on the new additions to your list! Aren't they sweet little birds. And not one of them falls to the ground without our a heavenly Father knowing it. Makes one think. Have some happy weekend, Eileen. Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters.

Ana Freire said...

What a lovely post, Eileen!
Each image is even more beautiful, than the other...
Delicate and stunning images!... All of them...
Have a nice weekend, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

Sandra said...

does lifer mean he is there to stay and will not leave? they are beautiful, so cute and cheerful looking

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Thanks for hosting Eileen- have a wonderful Saturday!

Sharon Wagner said...

The lighting is so pretty. And the sparrow gets its day!

Brian King said...

Very nice sparrow shots! The first one has a painting feel to it!

Debbie said...

ooooh they are coming in so close, mine are as well!!! awesome captures, lots of detail in these beautiful close-ups!!

Many thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen and a happy Saturday to you too! Your sparrows are very sweet, I'm lucky to have loads of them around here too. Enjoy your weekend, I'm hoping your weather is as spring like as ours!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos of these adorable Sparrows!

Lynne said...

Such a sweet little bird . . . and one more to add to your list!

Linda W. said...

Aww...what a cute little birdie!

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely gorgeous photography of our beautiful 'feathered friends' ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Happyone said...

Excellent shots.

Nancy Chan said...

As always, I love your bird photos. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great weekend!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family - they are adorably cute. Great snaps and a lovely share!
Happy Weekend, Eileen!
Peace :)

Mama Zen said...

Pretty little birds!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of the beautiful sparrow bird!
Great shots!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Small City Scenes said...

That Tree Sparrow is an absolute darling.
MB

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen1:) Congratulations on your new sightings. It's always thrilling to see a lifer. I have always loved Sparrows, and enjoyed seeing your images. Enjoy your weekend!:)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats for your Tree Sparrow, Eileen. A cutie for sure!
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Rose said...

They are such beautiful little creatures when you really look at them.

Daniela said...

So glad that a Field Sparrow has arrived to enlarge your family of birds !!!
You're such a blessed soul, my darling !

May your weekend be filled with much love, dearest Eileen,
sending sweet hugs to you
Dany

Nora said...

Wow I love the sparrows. Especially the Tree Sparrow. Wonderful photos also.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The Tree Sparrow is a most attractive bird I've not heard of before.
He/she has such beautiful markings and interesting that you pointed out the markings on the beak - I will keep my eyes open and look for this on our slim pickings here!
I know I've told you before I would love to go birding with you - your country has the most interesting bird life ever.
Thank you for hosting Eileen.
Shane x

Ida said...

These are sweet little birds. We have sparrows here although I'm not sure of the variety. I just know they come and eat the seed I leave out and have a cheery little chirp. - It's wonderful seeing yours up so close, the ones I feed always seem to fly whenever I am out with the camera.

rupam sarma said...

So cute :) Lovely bird photos.
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Ela said...

Gorgeous photos of these beautiful birds !!
Happy weekend :)

Martin Kloess said...

remarkable work thank you

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful little sparrows!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . We have lots of these little guys to they are soo cute ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are all so precious. We have lots of little chipping sparrows in our yard right now. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

The Yum List said...

Your first photo is so crisp. What a beauty!

Liz said...

Sparrows are such sweet little birds! You have captured them nicely, Eileen. Well done on your lifers!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HI Eileen! We have these little ones around, and I'll admit to not knowing what kind of sparrows they are -- THANKS for teaching me something today!

I hope you've enjoyed your Saturday!!

Lei Angeles said...

You're lucky to have visitors like them. They're very cute! We don't have that here.

Linda said...

Cute little sparrow! My post is not as cheerful today.

ladyfi said...

What beautiful bird shots.

Nick V. said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen! I have a spot spot for the little sparrows.
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your week!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Sparrows you got there, brilliant catches Eileen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Such peaceful creatures

Joyful said...

So pretty. I've always loved little sparrows :-) Have a great week ahead Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

a lifer and you got such good shots. Congrats!

thanks for hosting :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great to get the lifer with the tree sparrow! You have so many sparrow species over there!

Leora said...

Hi, Eileen! Your sparrows are so sweet. You are reminding me to go fill my bird feeder. Take care.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I adore the Tree Sparrows and see them as they migrate up north or south.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

AWESOME sightings and photos, Eileen...such an incredible eye for detail...CONGRATULATIONS...:)JP

Stephanie said...

Love seeing all the different birds in your images.

edenhills said...

Thanks for linking to Friday's Hunt. I am always amazed at your bird knowledge. I could never figure out any more specific than sparrow. LOL

Poppy said...

What lovely views you have from your treadmill window, Eileen! Can you hear the birdsong, too? I bet it makes great music to work out to!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,

Poppy

Helma said...

Wonderful this garden sparrow.
I unfortunately forgot to link the image of the putter but I now have a new post I'm going to place this evening or tomorrow and that I can go to link Saturday :-)
Greetings, Helma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of these sparrow. Amazing and wonderful captured !
Best regards, Synnöve

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely shots of the sparrows. I think their colouring is very attractive.

All the best Jan

Tomoko said...

Wow, beautiful sparrows!