Saturday's Critters #144

Saturday's Critters #144

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 may be away from my computer but I will be visiting everyone as soon as possible.

These are some images from our walk to our lake, A Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly, a juvenile male Scarlet Tanager, an Ovenbird and a Great Blue Heron flying low over the lake.

A not so good shot of the juvie Scarlet Tanager, they stay high up in the tree canopy.

A pretty Ovenbird, a breeder in the woods around our house and the lake.

I happen to catch a Great Blue Heron fly away. Can you find it?

I hope you enjoyed my birds and butterfly. It was a nice day to walk to 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.


Denise inVA said…
Your butterfly and birds are splendid Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.
Beautiful pictures specially butterfly on flowers.
Mosura said…
Love the butterfly. There are no Fritillaries where I am although I used to see them when I live in Britain.
rupam sarma said…
Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.
Uppal said…
Your butterfly pictures are a thing apart!
NatureFootstep said…
love your pretty Ovenbird and, yes, I see the heron. :)
Thanks for hosting :)

Lovely post, birds and butterflies! Beautiful place to visit.

Happy Weekend!
✿ chica said…
Tanmta paz nos passas com essas lindas fotos!Adorei! bjs, chica
Good morning Eileen! Beautiful lake scene,so tranquil with the heron gliding by.....thank you!

Happy weekend!
Christine said…
All beautiful moments to capture Eileen! The Great Blue flying off over the lake is lovely!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!
Those Ovenbirds can be difficult to catch out in the open. Loved your lake landscape! Thanks for hosting us and have a great day!
Irma said…
Hi Eileen,
Great series of photos of the birds, the butterflies and the countryside
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma
The Yum List said…
Beautiful shots Eileen. The water scene is so peaceful.
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Yes I see it! I always think of herons as being akin to the Vulcan Stealth Bomber...but that's just my crazy mind! The ovenbird is indeed lovely and another bird to add to my wish list. Knowing nothing about them I of course was prompted to search (as one does), and came across this rel="nofollow"> article...which, when I saw 'Bristol' had me wondering if the critters were over here in Blighty; but no, turns out this is Bristol VA. See how this birding lark takes us to far and new places??!!! YAM xx
Nancy Chan said…
Pretty butterfly, cute birds and a beautiful lake. Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!
Fantásticas estas fotografias minha amiga.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Love the ovenbird peeking from the branch!!
And yes, I see the GBH in flight.
I love your photos this week, especially the Fritillary! 'So pretty! Thank you for hosting this lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
I can't believe it's Saturday again ...

Some super images here Eileen, you have so many wonderful colourful birds- and yes, I spotted the Great Blue Heron, thank you.
Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan
I felt right at home with your photos today. Happy Day.
Karen S. said…
Good Happy Saturday morning to you! I'm posting early too. Your critters are playful charmers this morning, enjoy your day and weekend!
Lynne said…
The Frittery Butterfly is an exceptional find
but then you usually have "exceptional"
birds, butterflies and other critters to show us!
Happy weekend . . .
Thanks for hosting . . .
No little critter pics from me today . . .
Brian King said…
Beautiful butterfly! I believe the ovenbird was posing!
I do see the beautiful blue heron in flight. That adds so much to a photo. Enjoy your weekend! Happy Saturday! Hugs, Diane
Sandra said…
yes, I found the flying heron... love the pink pastel color on the one of the little bird
I love your birds! You do so well.
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures. That butterfly is amazing.

Kind regards,
rainfield61 said…
I do enjoy your birds and butterfly. It was a nice day to walk to the lake with you.
Beautiful lake photo. I can see the Heron. I will try to link a critter to your post. Have a wonderful day, Eileen!
Linda W. said…
Lovely butterfly photo!
Debbie said…
Awesome captures today Eileen!! I joined from the road, on my iPad, it was so easy....shame on me for never trying before!!
Helma said…
There are again nice pictures in your post.
The butterfly is great and yes ... blue heron in the last picture I found lol ..... The other birds are beautiful again. Pity the bird in the 2nd picture was a little high.
Greetings, Helma
Linda said…
Absolutely stunning, Eileen! I also love the pink in a couple of your photos!
photodoug said…
Eileen, splendid photos. Thanks for sharing.
Lea said…
There is nothing prettier than butterflies on a butterfly bush!
Hope you are have a great week-end!
John's Island said…
Hi Eileen, I enjoyed these photos. My favorite in this group is the Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly. What a neat shot! Thanks for sharing another Saturday's Critters! Have a happy weekend!
ooh Eileen your butterfly capture is stunning. Loved the birds and scenery.
Have a truly wonderful weekend :)
Mildred said…
Hi Eileen, Always a joy to view your bird/butterfly photos. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.
Country Gal said…
Wonderful photos . I am playing catch up with reading blogs today as it is a very rainy day. Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !
My favorites this week are your captures of the very cute ovenbird, and stunning butterfly! Have a great weekend!
amo sin blogg said…
I'm not sure if my dung beetle fits into saturdays critters.
but I try.
Happy Sunday to you.
Ela said…
Your butterfly and birds are so beautiful, Eileen !!
Always nice to see your photos !!
Happy weekend !
Bob Bushell said…
Stunning amount of birds life.
RedPat said…
The ovenbird is so cute!
Happyone said…
Terrific shot of the butterfly.
You really have some cool birds. :)
Martin Kloess said…
Thank you for filling my Saturday with these lovely pictures
carol l mckenna said…
Always wonderful nature photography here ~ beautiful!

Wishing you happy days ~ ^_^
I saw a scarlet tananger only once in my yard. It was the day my son was born, and I took it as a sign to call my new "daughter" Scarlet! But when I had a bouncing baby boy and it didn't seem right to burden him with that name ;)

Love the shots of the ovenbird. I've never seen one, although I understand they are plentiful where we camp.

Enjoy your weekend Eileen!
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen; I always wish to take shots butterflies or dragonflies with flowers, wonderful photo of Scarlet Tanager with flower♪ The lovely Ovenbird must be staring at you(♡^.^♡)
Thank you SO much for hosting, Dear friend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
krishna said…
Aww!! sweet little creatures... The other while walking in the morning I saw a baby fox... :)

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krishna said…
aww!! sweet little creatures...

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Linda said…
Such pretty flying critters!
Amy Franks said…
lovely spot and that's a great shot of the butterfly :-)
Anni said…
Thanks for adding this to I'd Rather B Birdin's Linking Tool this week, Eileen!! Hope your week ahead is filled with bird life.
Nick V. said…
Beautiful butterfly, Eileen! Thanks for hosting. Have a great new week.
Nick Va said…
Lovely! Thanks for hosting, Eileen.
Betty Manousos said…
these are fantastic pictures, eileen! i really like the photo of the butterfly.
happy sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!:))
Missy George said…
Love the serenity of the lake..Lovely birdies..Enjoy your day and the coming week.
jandi said…
Your butterfly image is simply beautiful! I spotted the heron! Have a beautiful week!
Phil Slade said…
Sorry I missed the link Eileen. I'm bit preoccupied today. Have a great week.
lovely photos, the ovenbird is very sweet and yes I see the heron!
What cutie the ovenbird is!

I am not familiar with them.
Hi Y'all

Lost Internet before finishing my comment the other day. Part of the fun of living in rural areas.

Love the oven bird.

Thanks for visiting
Hawk aka BrownDog

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the different birds and the landscape. Just wonderful !
Best regards, Synnöve
Chris Rohrer said…
Excellent birds Eileen. Love the Ovenbird and you've gotten a photo of a Scarlet Tanager. That's one I've seen briefly but have never gotten any pics of. Beautiful area you did your photos in. Hope you are having a fun week out. Chris

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