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:

  1. Thanks Eileen for hosting this critter gathering

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  2. Hari OM
    They are just too darned cute! YAM xx

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Extraordinary close-up images.

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

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!

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  16. sparrows are so funy , nice shots !
    Greetings from Germany

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  17. 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!

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. The American Tree Sparrow is a beauty. Happy Day.

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  21. 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.

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

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  23. Hi Y'all!

    What beautiful sparrows.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  24. So lovely shots Eileen!
    Happy weekend
    Hug Crissi

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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

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

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  28. Thanks for hosting Eileen- have a wonderful Saturday!

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

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

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  31. 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!!!!

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  32. 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!

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  33. Wonderful photos of these adorable Sparrows!

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

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  35. Aww...what a cute little birdie!

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

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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

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

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

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  40. That Tree Sparrow is an absolute darling.
    MB

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  41. 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!:)

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  42. Congrats for your Tree Sparrow, Eileen. A cutie for sure!
    ~

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

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  44. 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

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

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  46. 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

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  47. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  52. Your first photo is so crisp. What a beauty!

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

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  54. 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!!

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

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

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

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  58. Beautiful Sparrows you got there, brilliant catches Eileen.

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

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  60. a lifer and you got such good shots. Congrats!

    thanks for hosting :)

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

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

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

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

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  65. Love seeing all the different birds in your images.

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  66. 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

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  67. 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

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  68. 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

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

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

    All the best Jan

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