Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday's Critters #121

Saturday's Critters #121

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.

These are some of our local feeder birds on my deck and in the woods. All of these shots are taken thru my dining room window. LOL, it is my excuse for not having a clear and completely focused photo.


A male House Finch on my bird bath.


Up close, the Pine Warbler is a daily visitor and love the peanut suet balls.


The Field Sparrow is another daily visitor. I am also seeing more Chipping Sparrows now, they are a summer bird for me.


The Field Sparrow and a White-throated Sparrow eye to eye. I hope you enjoyed this collection of my yard birds. 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.

89 comments:

Indrani said...

Cute sparrows. We hardly get to see them in Bangalore.

Tom said...

neat collection of little fellows.

Mascha said...

Cute photos, the pine wrabler ist beautiful and I've never seen in real a white throated sparrow.
Your fauna seems so many richer.
Enjoy the bird songs

jandi said...

Sweetest little visitors! Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet sparrows. :)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Your photos are excellent, Eileen! And the birds are all so beautiful.
For next winter, I will try to move our feeder nearer to a window, but finding a good, safe location takes a bit planning.
Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters. Have a lovely weekend!

Nora said...

I love all the birds, Eileen, but especially the pine warbler. Have a great weekend. cheers.

Ela said...

Fantastic post and gorgeous photos !!!
I love our international meetings on your blog, Eileen !!
Happy weekend :)

Gerald (SK14) said...

wonderful captures

NatureFootstep said...

love the little blushing house finch. :)

Thanks for hosting :)

Crissi said...

Lovely shots Eileen - very nice!
Happy weekend
Crissi

KUNIs little white castle said...

Love all the birds

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I always enjoy your collection of yard birds. The White-throated Sparrow reminds me of our Cape Bunting. Thanks for sharing. Thank you too, for hosting this meme. I have a "cute" hairy critter to share among my other contributions. Have a great day. Jo

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Magnificent series of these beautiful birds.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Christine said...

Good morning Eileen! These are just wonderful photos and I can see each little bird's features and feathers so clearly!
Thanks for hosting this fun linkup!
Enjoy your weekend!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous close-ups of this colorful birds. Amazing !
Have a great weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen.

You have some great pictures today. Who said sparrows are boring? They definitely aren't from your pictures. The male House Finch is just gorgeous and I didn't realise they had that patch of red at the base of their bill.

Have a lovely weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the very first finch...the pose is darling.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen. Beautiful variety of birds. Wishing you a very nice day.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What wonderful photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Thanks for hosting this fun party!

Sue said...

Sweet photos of your visitors.
Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen

✿ chica said...

Uma foto mais linda que a outra! Sempre nos encantando aqui! bjs, chica e lindo fim de semana!

Tony McGurk said...

Lovely little birds Eileen. In my opinion even plain little Sparrows are a delight to look at. I've never seen a Pine Warbler before, a beautiful colour. I should get a bird feeder for our garden to attract birds for photos & to help the birdies finding food with winter coming our way.
And a big thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters, I always enjoy taking part in it.

Lowcarb team member said...

They are lovely shots and it really does seem that each bird has it's own personality.
Love the Field Sparrow and a White-throated Sparrow together ...

Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Love your feeder birds.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

rainfield61 said...

Lovely feathered friends.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful cute little birds!

Happy Weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

If you didn't mention that these photos were taken from your dining room window, I wouldn't have known. They are very clear and the critters are so pretty and cute. Thank you, Eileen for hosting.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, you have some sweet local birds! I even featured a sweet bird I got to know real well. First bird I've ever known to tag along with us out in the real world and stay safely on his human daddy's shoulder! It was the coolest experience in the bird world that I've ever known. Critters are wonderful aren't they?!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

All the better to view without them seeing you!
The Pine Warbler is a beautifully coloured.
Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Have a lovely weeek Eileen,
Ruby

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colour that is out there. We're still pretty drab, although the snow has, mostly, remelted!

Debbie said...

i would not have guessed these were captured through glass, especially 1 & 2!!! great snaps, great views in your backyard!! have a wonderful weekend eileen, i hear it's snowing there??!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

Magia da Inês said...

༼❀ه° ·.
Amei a primeira foto... o pássaro fez pose para ser fotografado.
Bonita série de fotos.

Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!!!
Beijinhos

╰✿‿⎠

Lynne said...

I love your close ups . . . they are all so sweet
I like the markings on the Finch . . .

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I always love your images of birds Eileen. The Pine Warbler with a droplet of water on its beak is stunning.
Thank you once again for hosting Saturday's Critters. I love reading the posts. Have a truly wonderful weekend :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

All your little moochers are so cute, Eileen.

;-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I wish I could draw house finches and sparrows to my feeders. I wonder if it's the squirrels or the blue jays that keep them away.

Sharon Wagner said...

Back yard critters are the best. We just put up our bird house. And a for rent sign!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
Happy Weekend to you!
Learned about two new birds from your post today - great!
Lovely photos of the birds. Particularly love the first photo.
Thanks for hosting SC.
Peace :)

Sandra said...

i never get to see these sweet tiny birds. we don't have a feeder so i don't know if we have birds llike this or not here. i only see the big birds like ibis and hawks, buzzards and Cardinals and egret and heron. no song birds

Linda W. said...

Great bird photos! I really like the expression you captured on your first one.

carol l mckenna said...

Feathered friends are beautiful 'through your dining room window' ~ All wonderful photos!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

June Caedmon said...

I know I have warblers around, but I've never seen any on the suet. Perhaps I need to hang more away from where the bigger birds congregate. Wonderful collection, Eileen! Happy Saturday!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous visitors! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

J said...

We have recently seen "male house finches" at our feeders and had no idea what they were! So sweet! I'm glad to know this now. I'd have never guessed you took your shots through a window! I tried to shoot (with a CAMERA! that is!) our pair of squirrels when they come for daily peanuts but all I get is streaks and blurs! Just NOT the photographer you are! (Which is why coming here is such a joy!)

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Linking up a post from my archive for Saturday's Critters ... Thank you! Your bird photos today are excellent and I would not know they were taken through the window if you hadn't mentioned it. Have a happy weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Love your critters too. Our feeders are overflowing with all sorts of birdies.
MB

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely birds.. Have a great weekend

Giga said...

I like all of them, and the first is funny feathers around the beak. Best regards and wish you a nice Sunday.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, specially the house finch...

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I am really in awe of your feeder birds. This winter we had exactly two species (one of each)-- a Lincoln's and a Savannah Sparrow. They were bookends, respectively at the beginning and the end of the season but with nothing in between, most unusual.

Happyone said...

Yes, sure did enjoy your backyard birds. : )

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the inquisitive look on the first house sparrow. Happy Day

Anni said...

Thanks, Eileen, for adding your link to this wonderful birding day from your window at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Daniela said...

Having no posts to share, alas, I thought to come here anyway,
for wishing you all my best for your weekend, my darling Eileen,
sending gentle, warm hugs to you

Dany

Klara said...

lovely birds and photos. I always find it difficult to shoot moving subjects. nicely done.

photodoug said...

Eileen, great photos. Thanks for sharing.

jeannettestgermain said...

Always a pleasure to come to your blog Eileen and see things of nature!Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!
Also reminding you "Seasons" linkup is from Sun-Wed. Hope to see you there!

Martin Kloess said...

wonderful, thank you for this treat

RedPat said...

You have very clean windows to get such great pics, Eileen!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Fabulous shots! I'd say your windows are a lot cleaner than mine....have a great weekend. Hope the weather improves.

Missy George said...

Looks like home! Your pictures are great. Even through window. I'll see if I can link up once I get back on my computer. Have a good weekend

Rose said...

Nice shots! I have been trying to get a few through my window today!

Linda said...

Excellent close-up shots!

Devilish Angel said...

Cute and lovely birds...

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful photos of birds. Each have their unique color...

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Well, I, for one, would not have guessed that these pics were taken from indoors; they're wonderful. But then again, the subject matter helps - such cuteness!

Have a lovely week ahead,
Poppy

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots of these beautiful birds, Eileen.
Thanks for hosting, enjoy the week ahead!

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen,
I think that these sparrows are so similar with ours...*-* I can easily recognise birds like them, (also, in genere, the pigeons and seagulls in nature, if I can say like this); but, what's for sure, it is that in here, we don/t have House Finch or Pine Warbler birds! So, lovely visitors in your yard! Many thanks for hosting and best regards in sunny April!

Mildred said...

me again, Eileen.....I thought I was too late to join you this week but I'm not! Yeah. Thx for hosting.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Photos ary very great,hello Eileen.

A Casa Madeira said...

Gosto muito;
Se pudesse gostaría de ter várias espécies no jardim;
Belas as imagens.

LBJ said...

We're a little late to the party but thanks for the wonderful bird photos.

New Visitor Abby the Labrador and her Mom LB (Chicago IL)

aktuellabilder said...

These tiny birds are so cute.

Cath said...

I think the first photo of the finch is stunning!!! Thanks for hosting Eileen.

Elaine said...

You always have a lovely collection of birds! I'm looking forward to the return of our songbirds.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Your House Finch & Pine Warbler are really adorable; I wish I had daily visitor p:-) And always LOVE to see the different sparrows from ours♡♡♡

Thank you very much for hosting. I'll try hard visiting as friends as I can tonight♪

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

Ana Freire said...

Lovely photos, Eileen!
Such a quite little birds!...
I am delighted with all images...
Great work, Eileen!... As usual... :-))
All the best!
Ana

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on your yard birds! Love the sparrows esp. the eye to eye one :)

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos!

edenhills said...

Through a window? Those are amazing!

Lee Ann L. said...

I am really late and behind in everything. I really enjoyed seeing these birds!

Grey World Nomads said...

Lovely bird pictures - very good focus. You must be very patient to get them all right ;) #SaturdaysCritters

Zizi Santos said...

Que fofuras de passarinhos!

bjs

Pat Tillett said...

You don't have anything to apologize about with these gorgeous photos. I really wish we had colorful birds like that where I live.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such sweet yardbirds -- I don't have ANY birds in my yard, unless you count the occasional ibis or heron using the canal temporarily. (Actually that's really fun to see -- but it isn't a daily occurrence.)Oh yes and we do have mockingbirds and woodies occasionally in the front yard. But all my windows are in the back. (It wouldn't do any good to put out feeders, because there are no trees back there, no protection for the perchers).