Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday's Critters #127

Saturday's Critters #127

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 skipping all around and sharing photos from May 8th, I have some birds seen in my neighborhood and from our walk to the lake to see the Bald Eagle's nest.





A first for me this time of the year I saw a few Common Loons on our lake.


I am pretty sure, even though this is an awful photo the Bald Eagle is standing in front of an eaglet. I see a dark body and the beak of the eaglet. I wish the nest was closer, but it is across the lake and too far for a good photo.


The Scarlet Tanager is a breeder in my area and in the forest next to our home.



Above is the Louisiana Waterthrush video taken during my walk on the nearby fireroad. You can see the Waterthrush hopping around catching bugs and some other bird sounds like the Worm Eating Warbler and I believe an Ovenbird is fussing at me.


The ovenbird is another breeder in the forest next to our home. We are lucky to have our property back up to this forest. 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.

80 comments:

jandi said...

The red bird is lovely and so is the ovenbird! You are surrounded by so much beauty! Wishing you a lovely day, dear Eileen!

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, you took a shot from across the lake - you must have a powerful lens! Enjoy your weekend:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes you are so fortunate to have a forest so near you and I loved the Overbird as well as seing the bird on the vidoe. He certainly does move his tail a lot. Thanks or hosting and i hope you have a very pleasant weekend.

Daniela said...

Dearest One,
is there a most wonderful way to wish you a beautiful weekend ?

Sending much love to you, sweet, precious Elieen,
with so much thankfulness

Dany

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful images of the loon. Love them. thanks for hosting.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of pictures and beautiful collage.
Also a nice video of the Louisiana Waterthrush.
I wish you a very good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Tony McGurk said...

Some great bird photos as usual Eileen. The Scarlet Tanager is stunning colour. I would love to get an Eagle photo, nice work.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos as always! I liked the last photo very much :)

Happy Weekend!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

This is such a fun party! Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Christine said...

Good morning, Eileen! you have another great week of bird watching! Lots of fun shots and good to see those loons.
Thanks for hosting! Have a lovely weekend!

Frank Boxell said...

You are so fortunate to have such an interesting habitat so close to home. Have a glorious weekend.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Many interesting meetings have occurred! =)
Have a great weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Good morning Eileen!:) Great sighting of the Common Loon, their plumage is so pretty, and I love your image of the sweet Ovenbird one of my favourite and recent discoveries. You really are blessed to live in this beautiful area where you are able to see both small and large birds.
Enjoy your weekend.:)

Sue said...

You're so fortunate to have the scarlet tanager! We are "supposed" to have them, yet I have yet to actually see one.
Have a happy weekend, Eileen

✿ chica said...

Tão, mas tão lindas tuas fotos! Deu vontade de nadar cm os patinhos no lago azul! Tudo maravilhoso! Lindo fds! beijos, chica

Tom said...

I love the call of the loon!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I especially liked the loons and the Scarlet Tanager. That waterthrush is certainly very active! Its wagging tail helps give him away. I usually see the Northern Waterthrush so it is nice to see the Louisiana in action and with good views of its distinguishing markings. Thanks for hosting!

Lea said...

Oh I would love to see a Scarlet Tanager!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful, Eileen. I especially enjoyed seeing that Scarlet Tanager and the gorgeous photo of loons on the water. Thank you for hosting.

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Beautiful post and photos.
Have a nice weekend.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oooh thanks for the video clip, what a delight! The scarlet tanager is certainly an eye catcher - but I love that you have (albeit fuzzy) a capture of eagles feeding; that's excitement! YAM xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love seeing and hearing the loons.

Debbie said...

ooooh eileen, what a great eye you have, that sure does look like an eagle to me!! i would love to see those scarlet tangers at my place, we need someone new and exciting around here!!

you should make a "rest here" sign for that tree in the last image. it is the perfect place for the birds to land for there picture, the leaves make a beautiful backdrop!!!!

many thanks for hosting eileen, have a wonderful weekend!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

You're very lucky to live in such a wonderful place. Thank you for hosting and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Sandra said...

gorgeous tananger.. critters, critters every where and what do I fall in love with? the WATER in the loon photo. Wow... that is just beautiful

rainfield61 said...

A resourceful forest.
Many birds.
And should be there many mushrooms.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning! I have a mystery warbler that looks a little like your Prairie Warbler today. Hope you can help me with an ID. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I'm back in Blogland and have linked up. thanks for hosting. I love the Louisiana Waterthrush - it's so busy. And the common loons are my favorites today. Have a great day. Jo

Kate said...

The birds are always my favourite images.

orvokki said...

Heips eileen, I did it..
I really love the red bird, I don't know what it is, but any way, it is beautiful.

Brian King said...

The eagle's nest is impressive! I'd be happy just to see one no matter the distance. Beautiful tanager! They're very brilliant.

ann said...

The Scarlet Tanager is beautiful. We have the Western here. I'll have it in my post this week. Haven't seen any eagles' nests this year. Great photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I haven't had any chance of doing any bird or critter posts this past week or so because of company. Now that my sister is back home in Colorado, I will try and catch up.

Love the collages...but my favorite today is the Common Loon photos. Wow. A favorite song from them I so enjoy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The water thrush video is great and I love the scarlet tanager! Thanks so much as always for your generosity in sharing your beautiful birds, your knowledge and for hosting.

Sharon Wagner said...

Loons. That's great! I hope you get more sightings.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Ah, the loons...we see them here in the winter. Love their mournful call. The scarlet tanager is another favorite. They are so beautiful and bright.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Cloudia said...

Fun! Tanager!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

May is such a birdie month! So many photos, so little time!!! :-)

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen! I should be sharing a photo of a wild turkey today. Yep, yesterday while taking pictures of a book (hehehe) you probably saw that post, I turned around to see what my dog Misty was up to and WOW! a wild turkey was spooked and took off in a hurry. I'm so mad I didn't get him/her captured on camera! Funny how life is right?! Enjoy your weekend and feathered-pretty-critters.

Mary Hone said...

That tanager is amazing, what color. It's too bad that eagle nest is so far away, how exciting to watch.

Linda W. said...

I love the scarlet tanager! Wish we had bright colored birds like that where I live.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I LOVE the picture of the loons and the scarlet tanager :)

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely images of birds. I especially like the Scarlet Tanager and the Common Loons swimming in the water. Have a beautiful day. Thank you for hosting.

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice shots. Always exciting to see an Eagle. Have a happy week end.
MB

Lowcarb team member said...

It never ceases to amaze me the colours in your bird shots, and that Scarlet Tanager is just proof of point. What a brilliant coloured bird.

Happy Weekend to you and yours ...

All the best Jan

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous tanager! luck you to have such lovely varieties in your area!

Linda said...

Glorious series, Eileen! I love the patterns on the loon! I have always found the loon's song to be hauntingly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your weekend will be wonderful...as wonderful as your photos! :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Ah love that scarlet tanager shot !! :)

Denise inVA said...

Always enjoy what you have to share Eileen. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

Jill said...

Hi Eileen!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Also for telling me about your link up, I just added my link and I so love everything about nature! I will enjoy visiting all the sites here and getting to know you and new bloggers. My mom's name is Eileen also and lives in Maryland, originally in Baltimore Essex area but then moved to Carroll County Md. Small world! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of nature's critters ~ lovely presentation too~ Love the scarlett tanager ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, but what a dream, the Louisiana Waterthrush video, fast and brilliant.

Phil Slade said...

You have some wonderful birds today Eileen. I believe that seeing a Louisiana Waterthush wou;ld make for a special day for any birder aand too a Scarlet Tanager, not menition those loons heading north with a long way to go yet.

Thnaks for letting me join in today, and enjoy your Sunday.

Mama Zen said...

I love the Common Loons!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The loons are beautiful....and the bald eagle's nest is very special. You have so many interesting birds in your area. Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

Happy weekend Eileen!
Ruby

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So red is your Tanager!

I remember hearing the loons when I was on camping trips when I was younger.
~

Nora said...

Love that tanager. thanks for hosting.

RedPat said...

I love to hear the Loons! That Tanager is fabulous, Eileen!

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you. Appreciate these wonderful pictures

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for showing what a Scarlet Tanger is like. I have never seen one in person. How wonderful you got the shot of the eagle and its chick. I miss seeing Loons. Have never spotted one here in my new area. Have a pleasant day tomorrow!

Missy George said...

Love the Loons and the color of the water..Great pictures..Nice assortment of feathers !!

Zizi Santos said...

A última imagem foi especial! um passarinho lindo!
adorei!
gostei de tudo, sempre!

Zizi

Anni said...

I'm back for the 2nd time today to say I certainly appreciate you participating in linking at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

A Quiet Corner said...

Can I move in with you and bang my camera????...:)JP

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow, what a shot of the tanager! Your photographs are always amazing, Eileen!

Nancy

The Yum List said...

First I've heard of an ovenbird - thanks for the insight Eileen.

Linda said...

Send some scarlet tanagers over our way! Such a pretty thing!

Marie C said...

Great waterthrush video and I love the scarlet tanager.

pattisjarrett said...

What a wonderful variety of birds you have. Nice spotting of the Bald Eagle.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - fabulous shots - love that video.

Noushka said...

Lovely observations, Eileen!
The Tanager is is absolutely fabulous!
Wish we had such stunning and colourful passerine bird here!
Warm hugs and enjoy your sunday :)

ak-ut said...

so beautiful - happy weekend :-)

Robin @ A Life In The Wild said...

I'm thrilled to have found you this past week. I'll be spending a lot of time following links to more wildlife while I take breaks from work this week.

The first "teacher teacher teacher" of spring makes me smile and every other call catches my attention. I enjoy these birds a lot. I still have a lot of calls to learn, and it seems like it's a three-step-forward but two-steps-back thing for me. I think I have them down pat by the end of the summer, they migrate, and I forget a lot of them over the winter. It's always a thrill though to hear them if it I have to look them up...again.

Mildred said...

So many birds that are "new" to me. I especially love the loons and the tanager. Wishing you a lovely Sunday.

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen - I especially like the scarlet tanager.
Have a great new week!

Ela said...

Wow !! Beautiful series of picture, Eileen !!
Happy weekend :)

June Caedmon said...

How wonderful to be so close to an eagles nest, Eileen! The loons are wonderful - you have such a great variety of critters!

amo sin blogg said...

A lot of beautiful birds !
Thanks for the nice comments about my mothers life in mountains.

I wish you a nice new week !

Powell River Books said...

I like brightly coloured birds. Ours are mostly plain. Maybe they have to blend in more to survive. - Margy

Ana Freire said...

I loved the video... and the peaceful sounds, in it!...
And I am in love... with the last photo!!!!
A stunning work, Eileen! Great images!
All the best!
Ana