Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday's Critters #143


Saturday's Critters #143

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.


For my critter post I am sharing some backyard birds and butterflies. I feel sorry for this Ovenbird sitting on my deck railing, I think it was recuperating after flying into our dining room window.


The Great Spangled Fritillary are pretty common in my yard.


I am always confused with this butterfly below, not sure about the id.


Pretty sure after hearing it's call this is the Eastern PeWee, it is a cute bird.


A Chipping Sparrow looking at something.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird



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.

73 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Thank you, Eileen for hosting. As always, cute and pretty birds and butterflies. Have a beautiful day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A couple of 'newbies' to my eye, the ovenbird and the peewee... what cuties! Can't help you out with the flutterby ID I'm afraid, but I do know it's pretty. Hope your weekend is looking good! YAM xx

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Most beautiful thing in this world is nature. Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures. Good Day.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful butterflies and pretty birds. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Nancy J said...

My pick is the Ovenbird, sitting quietly, looking at something, hoping all will be better in a few minutes maybe. Butterflies are so beautiful too.

Breathtaking said...

Good morning Eileen!:)Lovely shots taken from your window. Both butterflies are beautiful, and to me they are both uncommon. Whilst the butterflies are feeding, the birds are watching. Poor little Ovenbird,...I hate it when this happens. Had a Sparrow Hawk in my lounge a few days ago, and it was banging against the window, trying to get out! Have a great weekend!:)

jandi said...

These are stunning, Eileen! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Lovely little birds. Hope that sweet little one recovered quickly. Liked your flutterbies :). Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

the nut seem way to large for the sparrow :)

Thanks for hosting.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Very beautiful post! I love to watch birds and butterflies too. I can see the butterflies loves your Buddleia bush!

Happy Weekend!

diane b said...

You have lovely birds visiting you

Margaret Adamson said...

I aprticulary love the Hummingbird that was very cooperative to sit on that branch for you to photograph it. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend Eileen

Charlene N.K. said...

What cute lovely creatures you've gathered again! I do enjoy watching them.

Happy Saturday too!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of birds and butterflies.
Enjoy your weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful pictures.
Shot 2 is great with wonderful colors and the right sharpness on the butterflies. Well done!!

Kind regards,
Marco

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Sweet birds this week and your header collage is beautiful. Happy Day.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Poor Ovenbird-- hope it recovered. That butterfly may be a Silver-spotted Skipper. It reminds me of my grandmother's garden where they congregated on the Sweet Pea flowers. I wonder if that Chipping Sparrow sees a hawk. Nice assortment of yard birds!

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I hope the link went well because I got a different page than usual. Beautiful butterflies and birds in your post but the hummingbird is for me the best.
Have a great weekend. I'm going back to work.
Greetings, Helma

Sue said...

You have a nice variety of visitors, Eileen.
Happy Fall!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! These are just lovely shots of the variety of birds visiting your garden! A pleasure to see and I always love seeing the butterflies you have too!
Happy Saturday and thanks for hosting!

Tom said...

Eileen, thanks for hosting and sharing this lovely critter collection.

✿ chica said...

Uma foto mais linda que a outra!Adorei todas! Lindo fim de semana,bjs, chica

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Looks like the Buddleia has had a long flowering season this year - butterflies will benefit from this. I always love to see hummingbirds....nice shot!
Thanks again for hosting and sharing...

Happy weekend Eileen!
Ruby

Brian King said...

Beautiful butterflies and great close-ups of the birds! I hope the ovenbird made a full recovery.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Beautiful photos! Especially with butterflies =)

Debbie said...

the image of the Great Spangled Fritillary is perfection!!! cutie pie yard birds but the hummingbird will always be a favorite. that's an awesome capture!!! many thanks for continuing to host, bringing all us critter lovers together!!!

J said...

awww....I just want to reach in and cuddle that sweet little Ovenbird! He is perfectly "hand sized!" Hope he eventually flew away happy......:(

TexWisGirl said...

they're all lovely.

Sandra said...

poor little bird, and all your little birds when the cute award today. they are all tiny and sweet..

Florence said...

Surrounding yourself with beautiful butterflies and birds! Lovely!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all

Beautiful butterflies and birds.

Y'all come on by
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sharon Wagner said...

I love your pretty new header! And also the curious sparrow with the peanuts. So many little birds today.

Lynne said...

I am giving a BIG CHEER for all the tiny, little birds.
Poor dear . . . hitting the window is not fun.
It happened here yesterday . . . twice!

Happyone said...

Nice shots of all the critters. Favorite today is the first butterfly.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love em

I wish we got sparrows at our feeder. I don't think they like being under our big oaks. Or maybe they stay away from the blue jays.

Have a great weekend.

ann said...

Are these little guys migrating south and just stopping by?



Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. The fritillary butterfly is quite something!
Thank you for hosting.

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots! I hope the little Ovenbird was OK!

Linda W. said...

Wonderful butterfly pics! Hope that little bird was okay.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That little ovenbird is very sweet...and what a funny name for a bird! We have the same problem with the windows here and have to tape ribbons on one of them sometimes. I hate to see the birds stunned. Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for the fun party! Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

They are all gorgeous, Eileen! And I love your header, too! Hope you are having a great weekend!

rupam sarma said...

Helllo, Lovely pics.
~ Happy Weekended ~

Uppal said...

All your bird pictures are so cute and impressive! Love them.

photodoug said...

Eileen, ID perhaps a Silver-spotted Skipper. Colorful little birds. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

I see the birds and butterflies are still arriving for your buffet, Eileen. Sweet closeup shots.

Ela said...

Oh, your critters are so beautiful, Eileen !!
Great photos !!
Happy weekend !

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. And thank you for hosting today's picture party. Love your insects and birds today, even the Ovenbird with a headache. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Friend!!! Nice pictures.. Regards..

carol l mckenna said...

More gorgeous Nature shots ~ always wonderful! ~ Thanks for visiting ~ ^_^

Happy Creating ~ ^_^

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what adorable and sweet critters, and their backgrounds are just beautiful. What a lovely shade of purple, and the peanuts look so enormous! Enjoy your weekend and whatever celebrations or remembrance you do for 9/11! We'll never ever forget.

Sandi said...

These are just absolutely striking!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've not been able to get a Great Spangled Fritillary picture this year, Eileen. I've seen some in Ashburn, Va. and also here in Berkeley Springs, but they wouldn't hold still.

Love them, though...they're fancy pants!
~

Magia da Inês said...

✿⊰ه° ·.
Imagens lindíssimas, principalmente as borboletas.
Ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

⎝✿⊰ه° ·.

jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful butterflies, and the Pewee is a cutie!

Mildred said...

Your photos are truly amazing, Eileen. Have a blessed weekend.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Pe We or Phoebe?!
Either way, you have some terrific critters!!!!

RedPat said...

The ovenbird is so sweet! Hope he was okay after a bit of a rest!

September Violets said...

Such wonderful birds to have visiting your own backyard! I've not seen the pewee or the ovenbird before. I was hoping to get some photos of cedar waxwings in the mountain ash tree in my neighbour's yard yesterday. But they were not cooperating with me. I'll have to try again! Have a great weekend Eileen.
Wendy

Martin Kloess said...

These are truly amazing (but you knew that). Appreciate this.

Al said...

Very cute and pretty birds.

Missy George said...

Wonderful collection of critters..Great photos..Hope you are having a good weekend..

June Caedmon said...

Sweet captures this week, Eileen! and I love your header!!!!

genie said...

My favorite shot of the post is...The Great Spangled Fritillary. Buddy and I are sitting here totally amazed at the size of its eyes. It is a sweetie pie. Great capture. genie

The Yum List said...

I'm especially enjoying your butterfly and flower shots today.

Linda said...

Great Spangled Fritillary! Sounds like an exclamation! That second butterfly looks a bit like a moth.

Anni said...

Terrific birds Eileen...gorgeous flowers and butterflies!!

I'm here to say thanks for coming by to add your post link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your contribution is always very much appreciated!!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, Fantastic Series of birds and butterflies with beautiful flowers♡♡♡
When I checked the Japanese name of the "Ovenbird", I kind of smiled. Direct translation is "furnace vermiculation" p;-)

Thank you SO much for hosting.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Beautiful pictures. I like the butterfly :)
Have a nice weekend.
Gusta

Sussi said...

cute birds:)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm in love with that shot of the hummingbird! So perfect. Enjoy your Sunday,
Andrea

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen, beautiful bird and butterfly photos. Great post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. I stopped by for a visit, and really enjoyed your pictures. Your Saturday photo party is so cool, and, I am pleased to see the photo of the Cedar Waxwing on your sidebar. A few years ago, hundreds of them visited my back yard, and I didn't know what they were. I did get a few photos, but, not very good one. I hope you can take on another follower. I would really like to visit more often. And, maybe I can figure out how to link in and join your Saturday parties. Have a wonderful week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds -- that little one is new to me , the pewewe. So cute. I am not getting much real birding in these days sadly so I doubly appreciate the virtual experiences that you share! Love the butterflies as well.