Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday's Critters #133

Saturday's Critters #133

Happy 4th of July. God Bless the USA! 


Also wishing all my Canada blogging friends a Happy Canada Day! Sorry, this is a day late.





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 some of the local woodpeckers seen in my yard and the adjacent woods. Sorry,  from a rainy windy day there are pieces of suet on my window. Please excuse the dirty window. 



This suet feeder is just outside my dining room window. On this day I watched an adult male Downy Woodpecker feeding his young male.








My youtube video showing a couple of Downy woodpeckers seen off the fire road. 







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.

72 comments:

jandi said...

Awww, what a sweet scene! Have a lovely day!

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful to watch the birds feeding from your dining room window and capture them in action without disturbing them. Thank you, Eileen for hosting and Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for hosting Eileen. it's good to be back and starting to get settled in for the summer/fall season. As always I loved your walk and your birds.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice critters, great shots.
Happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love your woodpeckers. Happy 4th of July, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

your woodpeckers are so gorgeous. A little rain? So what? We are no professionals. I like them in natural settings. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Happy 4th July to you and your family. Love the video of the Woodpeckeks. Many thanks for hosting and I hope you have a very happy wekend Eileen.

Sue said...

Good morning, Eileen. I just loved the video--so relaxing listening to the sounds of nature and watching those downies.
Hope you have a terrific 4th.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) What tender moments, just lovely to see.
I hope you have a very happy 4th of July celebration.:)

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos. Greetings from India.
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
The video is great.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

biebkriebels said...

They have a lot of efforts to do for a snack.

diane b said...

They are really enjoying the suet. They are cute too.

Tom said...

Have a wonderful 4th Eileen.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

The birds are so fun this time of year!

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e feliz feriado de 4 de julho por aí! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, Happy 4th July weekend. I love the Downy Woodpeckers. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Naquillity said...

how adorable. i love to watch a bird of any kind feeding its young. hope all is well. have a great day~

Christine said...

Happy 4th weekend Eileen!
Sweet images of your yard birds!
Enjoy your day x

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
this post I had not yet linked to your critters why I do that this week :-)
Have a very nice wekeend.
Greetings, Helma

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Happy 4th of July when it comes!


Beautiful photos of all the birds. The woodpeckers are always hungry :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas fotografias e gostei de ver o video.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
Andarilhar

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice closeups of the woodies, and video shows interesting parental behavior.

Denise inVA said...

Hello Eileen, lovely photos of your woodpeckers and delightful video. Trying to slowly catch up but still not getting a lot of computer time. Happy 4th of July weekend :) and thanks for hosting.

Phil Slade said...

Have a happy weekend 4th July Eileen. Best wishes to all of my American cousins. Thanks for hosting once again. Love those little downies. All the best.

Debbie said...

you sure have had a woodpecker week...LOVED the video, what a great scene to capture!!! and the forest background sounds were great!!! have a wonderful weekend eileen, and as always, thanks for hosting!!!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy Fourth, Eileen, and thanks for hosting one of my favorite memes.

Linda Gross said...

I enjoy watching the adult birds feed their babies too. Have a great 4th of July!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen I'm back this week from Alabama so I can join in too! A very Happy Fourth of July to you too. Lovely little critters snacking here today! Enjoy your critter filled day!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Great photos! Happy weekend! Kiss:))

xxBasia

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Gotta love the woodpeckers. Happy Day.

Sandra said...

they are adorable in the video, and i hear what sounds like a hunter shrieking but they don't seem scared. maybe it is an osprey calling and they have no worries

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!
Love your photos!
Y'all come on by!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Happy Independence Day! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

I have to find shady spots for the suet this time of year or it gets a bit gooey and drippy.

Mary Hone said...

Those two are great. That must be so fun to watch them like that.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Aha! This answers a question not satisfactorily answered when I was on my trip and watching the birdies... got a few of these into the Fudge's lens!!! Love them... your little vid is enjoyable. Happy Fourth to you and yours! YAM xx

Linda said...

Eileen, I never tire of watching birds! Thank you so much for sharing, and thanks, as well, for the Canada Day wishes. I enjoyed the day very much here in Montreal. :)

Linda W. said...

Aww....your woodpecker photos are cute! Happy 4th!

Lynne said...

Great post Eileen . . .
Loved hearing the bird chirps in the video too.
Happy Weekend!

photodoug said...

Eileen, may you and your family enjoy a pleasant Fourth of July weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Lea said...

I haven't seen woodpeckers feed each other before - very interesting!
Happy 4th of July week-end!
Lea

carol l mckenna said...

Love the woodpecker Dad feeding its young ~ wonderful nature photography!

Happy Independence Day Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

purdy burds

happy 4th backacchoo

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hi Eileen, it's always nice to see your Downies.

We got here to Cacapon Mtn. in Berkeley Springs Thursday afternoon, but no birdies have come to get any suet yet. Also, I'm not hearing the nuthatch-chickadee-titmice racket at all.
~

Grantham Lynn said...

Lovely shots. You make me miss having a house! Thanks for sharing yours! And thanks for the party! I posted my Annual Pet Parade!
Blogger and Goolge have stolen my comments option. It's disappeared from my posts. You might can comment by clicking on that little Google+ icon at the bottom but it will take you to my Google page.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
My email is Slegan@yahoo.com if you want to come over and say "hi".
Have a great 4th.

Jeevan said...

How sweet? They should be perhaps father and son :)
Beautiful and detailed capture on the woodpeckers...

Advanced greeting for the July 4th and Happy Weekend

RedPat said...

I love these pics of the attentive dad, Eileen!
Didn't have a critter for today - hope to be back next week!

Lowcarb team member said...

They just love suet!

A great set of photo's

Have a great weekend and Happy 4th July wishes too!

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The downy pair are really loving your offerings -- they've found the perfect cafe!

Thank you so much for hosting -- I love this sharing party!!

TexWisGirl said...

the downies are so cute. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

Cute dangling woodpeckers. Happy 4th of July!

Martin Kloess said...

These picture are adorable. Thank you for this treat

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic the Woodpeckers, I can look again and again.

Powell River Books said...

Our friend had an up close and personal contact with an American Flicker that drilled a hole in her cabin wall and nested inside with the soft insulation. At least it didn't drill all the way through to the interior. They babies have now fledged so they can repair the hole and hope there won't be a return next season. - Margy

Happyone said...

Lovely shots of the woodpeckers.

Merlesworld said...

Happy 4TH of July.
Woodpeckers are smaller than I though I pictured them as being bigger.
Merle..............

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love the video and pics of the Downy. I must try a video, good job Eileen.

Linda said...

Wonderful shots! I love that the adult is feeding the youngster.

The Yum List said...

Happy 4th of July weekend. Wishing you some fun celebrations.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, the Woodpeckers' video is really ADORABLE♡♡♡ As I could take pictures of Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, they made me feel quite close to me p:-)
Thank you SO much for hosting and Have a wonderful Holiday♪

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

Liplatus said...

You have to really love to follow behind the window.
Great photos!

Video was also nice to look at.

Thank you for your challenge!

Anni said...

Great parental instincts in the video today. And the pair of woodpeckers in your photos....sweet!!!

Thank you so much for adding your post link! We birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' always appreciate you participating!!

Lessandra said...

Love these woodpeckers! So pretty and fun to watch. I'm glad to have found your meme and hope to participate often!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Awesome!!! Happy Sunday. :-)))

Wandering Wren said...

Such great photos Eileen, love the pair of them swinging on the suet feeder.
Happy 4th July!
Wren x

Nick V. said...

It's always nice to have company for dinner, Eileen! :-)
Happy Independence Day!
Enjoy your week ahead.

Betty Manousos said...

great pictures of the birds as usual. loved hearing the bird chirps in the vid too.

have a happy fourth! xoxo

Missy George said...

There are always Downies enjoying my suet..Great shots..HAppy 4th..

Ana Freire said...

I love the images, the video... and the peaceful sounds...
Great work, Eileen! Lovely post!
All the best
Ana

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Little woodpeckers are always fun to watch!!! Great catch!!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
stunning photos of the woodpecker. So beautiful.
Best regards, Synnöve

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Gostei de ver os pássaros, parece que estão comendo.