Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday's Critters #120

Saturday's Critters #120

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.

Happy April, I am looking forward to some warm spring sunny days.  YAY!

I am sharing some of  my backyard birds. This feeder is right outside my dining room window. If I do not move, I will not spook the birds away.  I can sit in my dining room and take the birds photos as they land on the feeder. The easiest birding I have ever done, lol!


These photos were all taken on the same day in one hour.
Above are the Pine Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch, female Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse and a Downy Woodpecker.




The male Pine Warbler is one of my favorite back yard visitors. I hope you enjoyed this collection of photos and birds.



My video watching the birds outside my window.

An InLinkz Link-up



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 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. For the first time I am joining Jesh and her new meme Seasons. Thanks Jesh for hosting.

98 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

adorable birds. the nuthatch and titmouse show off their cute personality. :)

Small Kucing said...

Lovely birds.

It's a very hot day over here. The birds are hiding now

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I love your backyard birds. You'll note that I have quite a variety of "critters" on today's meme. Thanks for hosting this site. Have a great Saturday. Jo

jandi said...

You saw a lot of lovely little birds in an hour! Have a beautiful day!

Small City Scenes said...

Love your birds. We have many feeders around our deck and I can watch from the kitchen and take pics too.
We have the Red-breasted Nuthatch out here. One of my favs.
MB

Crissi said...

So lovely shots - beautiful!
Happy weekend
hug Crissi

NatureFootstep said...

Beutiful little ones in your backyard.

Thanks for hosting :)

aktuellabilder said...

Oh so many different birds. The bird with the red neck caught my attention, what is that?

Cath said...

Sweet birds and great pics.....thanks for hosting!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Looks like home except for the warbler. Wouldn't I love to see one or those, yes. Happy Day.

jeannettestgermain said...

Thank you Eileen for all the kind comments you left on my blog lately - I appreciate them very much! Am just getting used to the logistics of doing the SEASONS meme/challenge and the linky lists I want to participate in myself! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

The Yum List said...

Have been on the road for a couple of weeks, hence my absence. Will return soon. Lovely shots. :-)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such wonderful and cute photos!
Happy weekend and happy April!

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--Love the pine warbler. We share so many of the same birds, but I've never had the honor of a visit from one of those!
Have a great weekend

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of the birds! It's nice to watch them in the garden.

Happy Weekend!

Christine said...

Happy Saturday, Eileen and thank you for hosting once again. You are so lucky to see a wide variety of sweet little birds just outside your window. Its lovely to see their antics and bright, curious little eyes!

Tom said...

Fly in breakfast!

rainfield61 said...

I like this little yellow spirit.

Margaret Adamson said...

Eileen These are all super shots and I loved watching the video clip. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Thanks for allowing me to join in your Saturday.

I must say that is one inpressive hour of work. You had a lovely selection of birds and took some great pictures while relaxing too. The White-breasted Nuthatch is a real poser, looking into the camera like that.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Florence said...

I'm ready for some warm, sunny weather too!! Love the beautiful birds at your feeder! Have a wonderful weekend!

✿ chica said...

Aplausos! Lindas, muito lindas! bjs, ótimo fim de semana,chica

Denise inVA said...

Great shots of these pretty birds and a lovely video too. Happy April Eileen and thanks for hosting.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovin' these birds Eileen!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and again I am astounded at the variety you have visit you! YAM xx

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very lively feeder video! I love the Pine Warbler. I rarely see it in my neighborhood but it is so beautiful and photogenic.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

What fantastic bird shots. This is a wonderful time of year.

Unfortunately, for us, many of the birds simply stop on their way to and fro.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen, I really enjoyed the video and the gorgeous photos. Hope you have an enjoyable day.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics :)
Have a nice weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful birds and a lovely variety too.

Enjoy your Saturday
Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful birds images. Thank you, Eileen for hosting Saturday's Critters. Have a beautiful weekend!

Karen S. said...

Happy April Eileen, and what charming and spring-like photos you've shared with us. Such beautiful creatures they are. Enjoy your weekend and I hope it's warmer than ours right now!

Giga said...

The variety of birds that are watching through the window, is great. I'd like that too. :)

Linda Gross said...

I like your backyard birds. I am looking forward to sunshine and warmer temperatures sticking around. We are returning to Winter weather today that will last for several days.

Country Gal said...

Very much like here with all the different birds feasting at my feeders . Lovely photos and video . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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Brian King said...

Awesome variety! Love the nuthatch photo! The best blind is your own house!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What a marvelous collection of birds.
That you can photograph from your dining room window is a great gift.
Thanks for hosting Saturda's Critters.
Have a Hapoy Weekend, Eileen!
Peace :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Eileen they are beautiful - also lovely to see them in action.
Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

Happy April to you too!
Ruby

Indrani said...

Such lovely visitors! Those feeders give you ample opportunity to click them.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Your photos are wonderful! Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Sharon Wagner said...

What a busy feeder. And happy birds!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These tiny birds are always so welcome at our feeders. We get a thrill when we see any woodpecker. Great photos! I did a backyard bird this morning too! lol Hugs, Diane

photodoug said...

Eileen, great photo captures at your feeder. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

This is what I am talking about . . .
Close ups like yours!
I've found my spot outside, next to the house . . .
I will check out feeding times and click away . . .
Stay tuned Eileen . . .
Marvelous close ups of your birdie friends . . .
What is the food in the feeder?

JRandSue said...

Superb camera work.
John.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, sua captações são magicas, consegue a qualidade e a beleza a mostrar os detalhes das lindas aves.
AG

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, adoráveis e encantadoras imagens!!!
Beijos, lindo fim de semana e um feliz abril pra você!

Sandra said...

they are so cute and sweet, I love the yellow pine warbler. and the swinging birds in the video... they make me smile at how they just hang upside down with no effort.

Frank Boxell said...

Hello Eileen. Super selection in one hour. I also enjoy relaxed birding 'through the window'. Have a glorious weekend.

Marcia said...

Neat to have the birds right there for you to photograph. I saw a pileated woodpecker out the window yesterday. I grabbed my camera and went to a clear window, but it was gone! Happens too often for me. Couldn't take the photo from my study because it was through glass then screen of the porch. I hear them more than I see them in the woods.

Linda W. said...

Looks like you had lots of feathered visitors.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Though it is spring, birds keep coming to the feeders!
As I already told you, I enjoy seeing those you get around your yard, they seem always much more beautiful than the ons around my garden, but guess it's because I am so used to seeing them! LOL!
Keep well and enjoy the coming week

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh...such cuties

carol l mckenna said...

You have a divine yard of nature's beautiful gems and what fantastic photography!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Jeevan said...

Love the birds in action in the video! Excellent captures and collage on birds, and it’s really wonderful to have variety of birds at a time.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Can I come and live in your house for awhile? Even for an hour? ;)))! Seriously, you are so lucky ...you see more birds from your window than I do when I really do go birding! So, a little envious, yes, but mostly grateful that you share these beauties. Thank you for that and as always for hosting.

June Caedmon said...

Great captures, Eileen! I keep my windows clean just for this reason!

Linda said...

Such a great variety of delightful and pretty little birds! :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your fine feather friends are really enjoying your bird food!!! Corn???

yonca said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful birds! I can picture your backyard right now. It must be like heaven!

sandyland said...

all the birds today are marvelous

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds! How lovely to have them visiting your feeder. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann.... Cute birds, happy weekend ;:OD)

Charlene N.K. said...

What a delightful hour it had been with all these wonderful winged creatures!
Sorry, no contribution at this time. Haven't written new blogs yet. Next time.

Bob Bushell said...

Superb settings, the bird feeder, I love them.

Anni said...

I'm returning to send along my thanks for sharing and posting your link to this blog for us at I'd Rather B Birdin' over the weekend Eileen. Your photos, all of them, look like they'd be perfect for ANY guide book!!!

RedPat said...

You have such clean windows, Eileen! ;-) Love the pics especially the nuthatch!

Connie Smiley said...

That's a lovely collection of birds, Eileen! All of that and a dog by your side would be a great way to have breakfast.

Debbie said...

oooooooh eileen, your feeders are so busy, you must have to fill them more than once per day!!!

pretty birds, beautiful captures!!!!!

Happyone said...

Nice to see all your backyard visitors. So many different kinds of birds visit you!!

Elaine said...

Nice to see your beautiful birds! So far no migrants have shown up here, but with the warmer weather we're having it should happen soon.

Sandi said...

Great shots! I can not believe you got these!

Stephanie said...

You are fortunate to have many variety of birds to visit your feeder.

Rose said...

Wonderful birding from your dining room. That is where I get some of my bird shots, too.

Stewart M said...

Classic pose from that Nuthatch - and then the 'anything you can do' poses from the others!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, That is a great group of little birdies... Thanks for sharing.

Our Bluebirds are nesting... Today, when Mama and Papa Blue came to the mealworm feeder, I witnessed Daddy feeding Mama... How special is THAT!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

You must keep your window spotless! Great bird portraits! Enjoy your spring.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HI Eileen! You and I have pretty much the same birds out our window, but in your posts, they just seem so much more "special" and it's your photos and fun video that make them that way!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, and if you have a lot of wind like we are, you're not getting blown away! :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow GORGEOUS and ADORABLE photos of varieties of birds♡♡♡
They all sure look enjoying having meal at your feeder.
Haha,"The easiest birding I have ever done" makde me a bit envious thinking my hard time to find sweet birdies p:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Linda said...

Lovely birds! I've been taking down my feeders. Will be putting up hummingbird feeders soon.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

These are amazing images of the birds, all so enjoyable!
Happy Sunday!

diane b said...

It must be like sitting in an avery. Just lovely birds.

Cath said...

well it is obvious what I need to do!!! I need to set up a bird feeder outside my living room window and wait patiently for the birds to arrive. thanks for hosting Eileen....I will see you around through the week!

ak-ut said...

always such a pleasure watching birds with you ;-) !!!

thomas said...

Looks like easy birding at home

Nick V. said...

A great selection of photos of these backyard visitors, Eileen. I hope the weather warms up quickly for you. Have a great week ahead!

Wandering Wren said...

Very impressive Eileen, not only the cute birds and the wonderful photography but you must have beautifully clean windows as well - you wonder woman you :)
Have a happy week
Wren x

Cathy Keller said...

Wonderful photos! Would love to link to Saturday's critters, but I don't think Super Pup will qualify. Wonderful to visit here! Have a grand day!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lot of lovely birds to have visiting!

Missy George said...

I do that from my kitchen window which is really not very big..Maybe I'll move one of my feeders and put the blinds up when I want to take pictures..Have a great week..

Daniela said...

I'd love to particicpate to Saturday's critters but having no post blog to share, I wanted to come and meet you, darling Eileen, just to wish you a most wonderful Sunday and a lovely week ahead !
Sending love to you

Dany

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely backyard birds! Looks beautiful!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a wonderful collection of feather friends you are feeding!

I got some of a Red-bellied Woodpecker today, but I'm too tired and my post is already too late. You'll see him or her soon enough...
~

Ana Freire said...

Adorable captures, Eileen!...
What all of them are eating?... And liking a lot...
So many species!
A stunning colection... by the window!... How lucky!!!!!
I just love all the images!!!
All the best!
Ana

edenhills said...

Love the nuthatches! They are such fun little birds to watch.

Zi Santos said...

Lindas fotos!
Pássaros maravilhosos!bjs

Ida said...

You have such a wonderful variety of bird visitors. It's fun to see the different ones that visit your feeders.