Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday's Critters #128

Saturday's Critters #128

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 MEMORIAL DAY weekend!!!!

We have been staying closer to home lately so I have been watching my yard birds as often as I can. You never know when you may see a new bird show up. I am sharing the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, it has been the longest amount of days I have seen them here. They arrived around April 29 and as I type this post I am still seeing a few on May 19th. The Indigo Buntings are still here, my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are here and a few other regular yard birds like the House Finches, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird and the Red-bellied Woodpecker.


 A pretty Indigo Bunting in the rain.


A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak showing a little yellow on her wings.



House Finch couple, the female is in the feeder.



A Caroline Wren, there was a family of five hopping all around my yard.


A Gray Catbird enjoys the suet feeder.


The female Rose-breasted Grosbeak also loves the blueberry suet.


The male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were fighting over the suet feeder.


A Red-bellied Woodpecker up my deck railing. She is looking for peanuts.



A silhouette shot of my Ruby-throated Hummingbird.


Three male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were all trying out the sunflower seed feeder. I hope you enjoyed this variety of yard birds. They are a joy for me to see and watch right from my windows. Most of these photos were taken with my Canon SX40 out my dining room window.

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.

79 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

a great set of birds. :) Your yard seem to never be boring :)

Thanks for hosting

jandi said...

Love your images! Especially the wren and hummingbird shots! Have a beautiful day, dear Eileen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

You have fabulous yard birds! Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Enjoy your weekend.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good morning Eileen the colours of the Grosbeak and Bunting are so beautiful and I also love the Woodpecker. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh while I always love your bird images I do like the Rose breasted Grosbeak----we don't have them here.
MB

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love your seed-eating birds but it was super to see the little wren as well. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Joyful said...

Such a beautiful Indigo Bunting. I've never seen one before live or in photo.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I just can't get enough of those grosbeaks. I wonder if they may breed in your area.They bred in northern New Jersey in the 1940s when I was a kid but have expanded their range. They were less common as breeders in coastal areas but I know they like the Appalachian Mountains.They were one of my 'spark" birds when I first saw the, a pair engaged in a courtship ritual. Unforgettable!

Christine said...

Lovely shots of the birds in your garden, Eileen! They are well fed with treats too! My favourite is the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Thanks for hosting this fun link up and hope you have a very enjoyable Memorial weekend!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful array of birds captured perfectly.
Most of us here in the Netherlands never see.
Best regards, Irma

Lowcarb team member said...

Birds just adore suet don't they!
Some lovely shots here Eileen, and your birds are just so colourful to look at and enjoy, that Indigo Bunting is a glorious example.

Have a lovely weekend, it is a three day Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK too.

All the best Jan

Zizi Santos said...

Todos lindos!
Apaixonantes!
ah como eu amo os pássaros.
Agradeço por tão lindas imagens!

Zizi

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas as fotos e desejo um grande, feliz e muito lindo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Tom said...

What a flock of feathered friends!

Tony McGurk said...

The Indigo Bunting is an amazing colour.This is why I love photo blogging as I get to see so many places & creatures from around the world that I wouldn't normally see otherwise. I've seen so many beautiful birds on blogs that I've never seen before.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e belos pássaros.
Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Kate said...

You are a very knowledgeable birder and excellent photographer of your fine feathered friends.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such wonderful photos! We've had to put all the feeders away, what with our bear.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Good morning Eileen! You never cease to amaze me with the variety of birds you have around you. Today the Woodpecker and Hummingbird are my favourites.
Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

Happy Weekend!
Ruby

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Every one a gem!!! Happy Weekend... YAM xx

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. I am so impressed with your garden birds today.It must have been quite exciting watching those grosbeaks squabbling over the feeders like that. With those huge bills I imagine they could do each othere some serious damage if they tried.

I love the colours of the Indigo Bunting and the woodpecker.

Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for inviting me in today.

Sharon Wagner said...

Sometimes I catch a glimpse of an indigo bunting. They are so beautiful. With all those yard visitors, who needs to leave?

Debbie said...

gorgeous birds, you really do get a great variety in your yard!!! i don't get indigo buntings but i sure wish they would come visit me!!! have a wonderful sunday!!!!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the grosbeaks. We rarely get them and didn't one pause briefly on a limb recently and me without my camera, sigh. Happy Day.

Sandra said...

my favorite is the last shot of the grosbeaks, i have never seen them, great shot... i have no photos but we did have a visit from the local hawk, we found dove feathrs in the pool

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh you really do not have to go very far to see amazing birds. I would so love to see the Rose breasted grosbeak... Have never been lucky enough. Thanks for sharing your very own Nature Preserve (aka your backyard) and as always for hosting.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I so love this party! It's very inspiring! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Nancy Chan said...

You have very beautiful yard birds. And you are so good with their names. Thank you for hosting and have a great day.

Lea said...

Love all the birds, especially the Woodpecker!
Thanks for hosting this great meme
Lea

carol l mckenna said...

You capture our 'feathered friends' so well ~ beautiful photography!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Ana Freire said...

Lovely images, Eileen!!!
Over here, I never saw any blue bird like that one... or similar... amazing image!!!!
Have a great weekend!
A big kiss...
Ana

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are such beautiful birds and to be able to view so many of these visiters through your window is a breathtaking spectical. Love the Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting, and Hummer shots, and your wren capture is lovely. Fancy seeing five little wrens hopping around in your yard. I'm lucky if I see one!:)
Have a great Weekend!:)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

The Indigo Bunting is one of the pretties birds I have ever seen.
Enjoy your weekend, Eileen!
Jemma

Linda said...

Eileen, how lovely to see your post pop up on my news feed this morning as I eat my breakfast of toast and eggs, with a cup of tea. Your photos keep getting better and better, and I love the beautiful nature you share. Thank you so much and I hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these beautiful birds. You catched them all very well.
Have a great and sunny weekend.
Best regards, Synnöve

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful birdies and photos.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Blue Bunting are so amazing, Eileen.

Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!
~

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice Rose-breasted Grosbeak trio. Happy Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing.

Nora said...

Gosh those Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are stunning, wish I had those on my feeders. Also the Indigo bunting is so pretty. I would never leave my yard if I had these birds there Eileen! Thanks so much for hosting.

Merisi said...

You have truly beautiful birds visiting you! I don't remember ever seeing Grosbeaks, such beautiful males.

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, many more birds in your garden too,
Merisi

June Caedmon said...

Your yard birds are wonderful, Eileen - what a variety! Happy weekend to you!

Anni said...

You definitely shared a treasure of feathered friends this weekend. And to have a family of wrens...how awesome is that?!!!

I certainly appreciate your participation each weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your posts and photos are valued. Thanks!!

Blogger Jedidja said...

The indigo one ... never seen and so cute!

Helma said...

Unfortunately I have not put neiue post but next time I'm going to link a post again when I go places birds :-) Now I look at other links,.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Greetings, Helma

TexWisGirl said...

love your beautiful yard birds.

Helma said...

I can also drop an older link :-)

Happyone said...

So many different kinds of birds at your feeders. You got some great pictures of them.

ulla laiho said...

I love that blue bird!

RedPat said...

I especially like the Indigo Bunting, Eileen!

Denise inVA said...

Great post Eileen, you have a lovely variety of birds in your garden. Have a great weekend :)

rainfield61 said...

I am excited to find this friend.
But I do not know how your feathered friends will react upon seeing my friend.

Amy Franks said...

I think what I love about your bird photos are the colours, so different, the blue one is beautiful :-)

Linda Gross said...

Nice assortment of back yard birds.

Gina145 said...

What a beautiful collection. I'm so jealous that you get to see all those beautiful birds in your yard.

Powell River Books said...

You get such great bird pictures. A resting hummingbird is hard to catch. - Margy

Linda W. said...

Love the Indigo bunting - so pretty! Happy long weekend to you!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! What a great series of photos - I really love the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks -- Seeing them all together like that is really amazing!

Hope you're doing well, and enjoying your weekend!

Linda said...

Lovely shots! Your birds look very colorful.

Janneke said...

I should like to have such beautiful yardbirds. I'm amazed by that wonderful Indigo Bunting and what about the Grosbeaks, they are absolutely stunning.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Noushka said...

I am having problems as I try to post a comment on you latest post...
Viva Blogger or... Google!
I cant' even Google+ my own post! Grrrr!!

Lovely Indigo bunting, that blue colour is quite a rarity in nature and seen on a bird is quite something, nothing like this here!
Your pink Orchids are fabulous and the Tanager is dashing!
Warm hugs Eileen, and enjoy your sunday :)

Ela said...

Fantastic bird pictures !!
Happy weekend :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

What a great set of captures Eileen.

Nick V. said...

Enjoy the holiday, Eileen, Thanks for hosting.
Those indigo buntings are amazing!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome clicks :)
Greetings

ann said...

JEALOUS. I hope I am not being rude. Love your variety of birds. We have actually seen each one of your beautiful birds, but only on rare occasions. Looking at bird maps, they are supposed to be here, except the for the rose breasted grosbeak. Wonderful photos of them. I keep looking at the feeders, but it is getting late in the spring for the migrating birds.

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, Spectacular pictures of these beautiful birds! Must be a wonderful feeling to be able to shoot from your window these moments so gracious with birds pecking at his food,)). I have loved. Good Sunday and week. Hugs.

Karen S. said...

Good morning and happy Sunday, I'm a day late and blogger is working really, really slow for me this morning and had to post from my cell phone for faster speed! Silly right. I couldn't add your link either, will try again later tonight after work, and my pre-birthday celebration at my son's house. Your birds today are as incredible as always, not at all like the ones I posted! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely creatures.

We have Carolina Wrens living in our carport rafters. Love their starling dynamic songs. I wipe the poop off my truck with love in my heart. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and the rest of them.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous selection of photos! I am so jealous of your indigo bunting!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I'm slow this week in linking up. Great photos of all the different varieties of birds in your garden.

Deb said...

The Indigo Bunting is so beautiful. 've yet to see one here.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those grosbeaks are so beautiful and a bird we never see this far South. We do love the tiny wrens and their musical song! Love your bird pics this week! Enjoy your afternoon! (we got to 93 today so no hiking this weekend!) Sweet hugs, Diane

J said...

Awww! So sweet! The birds are beautiful and your photography, as usual - amazing! The indigo bunting is just stunning in its color. We have none as vivid as that where I live in Michigan.

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos Eileen! We have both catbirds and mockingbirds around here. At night we have no idea which is which. There is one particular male (mockingbird) that hangs around our yard every mating season. We love listening to him at night.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What a beautiful and colorful photographs of varieties of birdies♡♡♡ I still remember I had wished to see them when I first saw Rose-breasted Grosbeak in your blog♪  Indigo Bunting, finch... I wish I could enjoy your feeder with you talking with English:-)

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

edenhills said...

Beautiful assortment of birds. Love Mrs. Finch in the feeder!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your Indigo Bunting is amazing, what a beautiful blue.
The birds are having so much fun in your feeder, so many different species. Loving them all :)

Red Rose Alley said...

You really capture the beauty of all these birds. The Indigo Bunting is so pretty. I just saw the house finch at the trail today. Nature brings us peace, doesn't it? I have really enjoyed viewing your posts tonight. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

~Sheri