Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday's Critters #126

Saturday's Critters #126

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 sharing various yard birds. Lately I have been doing more birding from my windows and just around the neighborhood.



My first sighting of the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks was just one on April 29th. Then there were 3 males sighted on May 1st and then I had 6 males on May 2nd.


This photo above shows 4 of the 6 on May 2nd. It is hard to get all 6 into one photo.




The Indigo Bunting will visit the feeders if it is not bullied.



The Blue Jays seem to be daily visitors to my feeders. I hope enjoyed my birds LOL, yes if they are in my yard they are my birds.

From my walk on the neighborhood fireroad, the Barred Owl, A neighbor on her horse and the Double-crested Cormorant at the lake.

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.

85 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your yard birds are amazing Eileen.
The different brightly coloured feathers are so beautiful.
I love the timid little one and hope she has a good feed when she's brave enough to compete!
That owl is gorgeous too.
Oh to have such beautiful bird life here - I would have to go into the forest.
Thank you for hosting.
Shane

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
I love Grosbeak very much.
Your photos of the birds and the neighborhood are lovely. I also love your bird feeder setup.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

The Indigo Bunting, and The Blue Jays are so beautiful! The Owl are too very pretty.

Have a nice weekend!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love all your yardbirds and LOVE the Barred Owl. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Nancy J said...

Those blue feathers, truly beautiful, and an owl, down here the little ones near us only come out in the dark or late dusk.

elisa said...

The Indigo bunting male has a stunning blue color. It is very beautiful.

Ulla
http://minnatur.blogspot.se/

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful birds. Each one has their own features. All together in one picture looks good.

Crissi said...

So pretty birds - wonderful shots Eileen!👍
Happy 🌞weekend🌞
Crissi

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, as always, it is a joy to visit and see the beautiful and colourful birds. That is a cute stand for the feeder and birds to stand on. Have a wonderful weekend!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Of course we like 'your' birds. I can only dream of a blue bunting stopping by, sigh. Happy Day.

Anu said...

Great photos Eileen. You have so many different kind of birds in your yard. Have a happy Saturday.

Breathtaking said...

Good Morning Eileen!:)

The vibrant coloures of (your) birds are so beautiful to see, (mine) are not nearly as colourful.:( They discovered your yard is a safe place Eileen and a good restaurant, and you may get even more customers soon. Lucky for all of us!!:) Love your Owl capture too.
Have a great Weekend!:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Love your collage of the Grosbeaks and the blue colours in the Buntings adn Jay are gorgeous. MAny thanks for hosting and I hope you have a happy weekend.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love your photos! Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Gattina said...

All beautiful pictures !

Suza said...

these birds are so wonderful and pretty. I never saw so beautiful birds in germany.
happy weekend to you
best regards
susa

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Silly me! A neighbor! I thought you'd found the headless horseman!

Love the grosbeaks!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Екатерина Балагурова said...

How many birds! And all of them different colors - The Nature is the great Artist!

Hilde Van den Bosch said...

Lovely creatures of nature, all those beautiful birds.
Have a nice weekend, Hilde
visiting from http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.be/

Sue said...

Happy Saturday to you , Eileen
You're making me jealous with your Indigo buntings. I haven't seen mine in 2 years.
Beautiful photos
Enjoy the day

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have truly created an oasis for your birds ... They must spread the word far and wide. Would love to see a red breasted grosbeak! Your pics are the next best thing! Thanks for these and for hosting.

Maggee said...

Great birds! Would love to see a Blue Grosbeak... one of these days! Thanks for sharing!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
As ever, Eileen, I am in awe of the colour out your window!!! Have a super weekend... YAM xx

Brian King said...

The Grosbeaks and Bunting are gorgeous! Those are two we don't get at the feeders.

Linda Gross said...

I wish I could find an owl in my neighborhood. An Indigo Bunting coming to my feeders would be nice too.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It's a busy time at the feeders this time of the year. Lovely photos.

✿ chica said...

Só podemos nos encantar por aqui,Eillen! Lindas todas! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

jandi said...

Gorgeous birds! I especially love the indigo bunting- SO beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!

The Furry Gnome said...

I've never seen a flock of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks! Sorry, I don't have any critter pix today.

ann said...

What a glorious party at your feeders! I'd faint to see more than one rose breasted grosbeak. For sure. I'll be lucky to see one this year. We do see indigo buntings much more often, but still rare. The weather has been so cold, I am wondering if the migratory birds are late this year. I want to add to the meme, I just need to get the post written. Look for in a day or so.---way at the bottom.

Sandra said...

the owl looks like he is peering at the photographer. I LOVE IT.. the blue of the bunting is so beautiful. back in the 60's i had a wool coat that color.. love the grosbeak guys and the first photo the Mr Caridnal is keeping an eye on Mrs because she is sitting next to another male type

Sharon Wagner said...

Your feeder sure is attracting a lot of Spring beauties! How wonderful to watch.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, and happy Saturday! I think a few of your feathered friends are looking back at you too! They sure have a wonderful place to gather and snack! Hope your weekend is super!

Lynne said...

I think I am fighting a bit of jealousy . . .
I want Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings too!
Could you arrange that for me . . .
Wonderful visitors Eileen . . .

TexWisGirl said...

such brilliant colors you have there! awesome!

carol l mckenna said...

You are quite 'the birder' and take fantastic photos of our feathered friends ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Mary Hone said...

Those Grosbeak are wonderful. What color they have. And the owl is so stateley.

Cloudia said...

Wow! What pics!Yes, they ARE your birds. Thanks for sharing them

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wish I could lure Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Blue Buntings to my yard, Eileen. They are so pretty!
~

bj said...

your photos just take my breath away. xoxo

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

WOW! Look at the fantastic color of those birds. Well done Eileen, and have an enjoyable weekend. May you come across many a camera-loving bird.

Linda said...

Eileen, I so enjoy seeing your photos, as I feel that I am right with you taking a lovely walk and seeing all these beautiful birds in nature! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonder filled weekend!

Kailani said...

Excellent photos, Eileen! :)

Diana Faria said...

Beautiful birding photos! Thank you for identifying the cutie on my blog.
; )

Christine said...

I love these photos of your birds, Eileen! Hope the Indigo Bunting isn't scared off! The barred owl is just wonderful!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Katarina said...

The variety of birds that you take great shots of, is amazing!
Happy weekend!

Marie C said...

I love the rose-breasted grosbeaks and indigo bunting! Really wonderful visitors to your yard, Eileen!

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, I'm always in awe of your beautiful yard birds! I would just be thrilled and would be out there all the time bird watching! I'm sure you just love it!

Happy Saturday!
Nancy

Mama Zen said...

Great shots! I just love the indigo bunting. So pretty!

photodoug said...

Eileen, saw a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an Indigo Bunting while birding this morning. Unfortunately no photos. Glad for yours. Thanks for sharing.

Zizi Santos said...

Eileen

Você vive num lugar muito bonito!
esses passarinhos azuis e o os outros coloridos são lindos !
também amo coruja!
tenha uma semana bem divertida!

zizi

amanda peters said...

Wonderful birds, but the Indigo Bunting is stunning..
Amanda xx

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm so jealous of your array of beautiful songbirds.

Bob Bushell said...

What a collection of birds, fantastic Barred Owl as well.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the rose breasted grosbeaks and the indigo buntings are so beautiful!

RedPat said...

You have such a variety of yard birds you have!

Martin Kloess said...

Lovely pictures. Thank you for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A barred owl...oh he is a beauty! I can't wait to get out again for a walk. It's so HOT this week to hike! I walk in the evenings now...maybe I'll see an owl! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Linda W. said...

Once again you've given us a nice collection of birds. I really like those rose breasted grosbeaks.

June Caedmon said...

Love the rose-breasted grosbeaks, Eileen! And your blue jay, so fine! Have a wonder-filled weekend.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You don't have to go far to see some beautiful birds,Eileen! We've had an Indigo Bunting here the past couple of weeks, a welcome visitor!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful birds, Eileen, a very enjoyable post.
Happy weekend!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - you see the most amazing birds - and the photos are exceptional - love the grosbeaks especially.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely Birds pics :)
Greetings from India

Victoria said...

Oh my, those Rose Breasted Grosbeaks are so beautiful, as is the Indigo Bunting. I wish we had those in California. Your photos are great!

amo sin blogg said...

You are a very good photographer
get so many great pictures of birds !

Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, what a gorgeous, colorful collection. your yard rocks!!! sorry about forgetting to link in, i do believe i am loosing my mind. i do believe this is the second week in a row you had to remind me!!!!

Nick V. said...

Beautiful selection of photos, Eileen. The blue jay is quite stunning!
Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great backyard shots- I love the bunting, such a pretty blue. Have a great day and thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photo's, and gorgeous colouring your birds have too!
Love that owl - magnificent!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend, and all good wishes for the new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Ela said...

Oh, I love these photos of your birds, Eileen !!
Greetings

Kasztanowy Domek said...

I love this post!!! Fantastic photos! Greetings!:))

xxBasia
http://kasztanowydomek.blogspot.co.uk/

Giga said...

Once again, you little jealous that you have such a beautiful colorful birds outside the windows of his house. Regards.

Lois said...

You definitely don't have to go far to get a nice variety of bird pictures Eileen!

rainfield61 said...

Spending too much time studying mushrooms. Realized then Sunday was over to catch up with your lovely critters.
Heard that time goes slower at the edge of black hole.

ak-ut said...

so so beautiful - happy week :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What a colorful varieties of sweet birdies from your yard♡♡♡ And I was also fascinated by your feeder in the second picture which we can see wider view of it; SO Gorgeous and no wonder your birds can enjoy your yard(^_^)v And lovely walk you had in a wonderful nature♪
Your header is wonderful with my favorite color pink with Indigo Bunting.
So sorry for my belated comment, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Missy George said...

The Grosbeaks are new to us this year but they are here..That owl photo is amazing..Great shot..We don't see Indigo Buntings..Beautiful bird...Have a great week..

A Quiet Corner said...

All those Grosbeaks in one shot...AMAZING!! I am thrilled with just ONE, Eileen. And that Barred Owl...a great catch! Thanks for having us over!!...:)JP

Ana Freire said...

A window to a world so special!...
An amazing post, with a great sequence of stunning shots!...
Beautiful work, Eileen!
Have a great week!
Ana

edenhills said...

The indigo bunting and the owl! What amazing images! I am always amazed at how great you are at capturing these birds. Thanks for hosting!

Valerie said...

WOW - the Indigo Bunting has such striking plumage! How blessed you are to have all these attractive bird varieties visit your backyard, so thank you for sharing.

Caroline Gill said...

Stunning birds, Eileen! Those Grosbeaks are amazing. And the owl ...

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I was on the road last weekend and it is always good to get back home and see what the latest is from my blogging friends. You have another great Saturday's Critters here. Love the bird close-ups! ... They are so cool. Thanks for sharing! Hope you're having a fine week.

Pat Tillett said...

It is so hard for me to imagine that you have such amazing birds RIGHT THERE in your yard. They are amazing...