Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday's Critters #181

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I am sharing some backyard birds and some of our local breeding birds in the woods around our home.

A red-bellied woodpecker sharing some peanut nuggets with a chipmunk on our deck railing.



A closer look at the chipper.


The Scarlet Tanager can be heard and seen from my deck sometimes.


We have our own Great Blue Heron rookery in the woods across from our driveway. You would not believe the crazy sounds they make sometimes.


A close look at the Scarlet Tanager, they breed in the tree tops in the woods next to our home.


A fussy thru the window shot of my male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.




I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!

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. 

77 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - amazing photos - love the heron - and the smaller birds - what a treat to see them. Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful wildlife around your house. Love the look of the beautiful The Scarlet Tanager.

10 min ago I spotted a squirrel on my balcony on the third floor. It was investigating the curtains I have for sun/heat protection. It´s hot up here sometimes. It did not get through the curtains this time. But now I know it might happen so can´t leave the door open too much.

Jocee said...

Hi Eileen, Love you little chipmunk, and the color of the Ruby-throated hummingbird is amazing. Have a lovely weekend.

Nancy J said...

The chipmunk right there, I am amazed at how close they all are. Beautiful reds,

Gordon said...

Lovely photos Eileen, the chipper sharing is amazing, what a gorgious bird the Tanager is, the colour is intence, great post.
Take care, Gordon.

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e adorei o pássaro vermelho e o esquilinho! Um amor! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! These are just wonderful photos! The shot of the chipmunk is just adorable!
Isn't the tanager so beautiful!
Thanks so much for hosting !

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Yes, I've HEARD the crazy sounds...
And, LOVE the hummingbird image today, especially.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The woodpecker and squirrel together at that peanut banquet make a delightful picture! Love your "backyard " heron rookery ...I would love that! And the tanager..... thank you so much for hosting.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

LOL! I love the shot of the hummingbird being such a puff! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Thank you for hosting this great party!

Tom said...

...Eileen, a wonderful collection, the chipmunk is my favorite.

Suzanne McClendon said...

Those are great photos! That little tanager is absolutely beautiful as is the hummingbird. I've never seen either here in our yard.

Have a blessed weekend. :)

Charlene N.K. said...

Another WOW!, so amazing! from me. I just love your birds!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Eileen. These are great photos. I've seen a Scarlet Tanager once and it was gorgeous! I have always loved chipmunks, too. Always a joy to visit with you and I thank you for hosting. Glad I could join in the fun today.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well done. I'm so sad I've had to bring in the feeder, but better than than Junior Bear!

Cloudia said...

Great shots all, Eileen!

Maggee said...

As always, a great posting! Gee, I really HOPE that I get to see Tanagers this year! So far, have heard the Summer Tanager deep in the woods... but no sightings! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Lynne said...

Great to see your "daily visitors" around home . . .
Flash of red through the trees is always a treat for me . . .
Crazy chirping and different sounds are great fun too . . .
And a flitting hummer, or two or three . . , summer for sure!
Great photo catches Eileen . . .

diane b said...

You have some beautiful critters here.

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen, love those creatures! The chipmunk is darling, and it looks like it's having a critter party with the woodpecker. That shot of the scarlet tanager is beautiful. We see a summer tanager here sometimes, but I don't think I've ever seen a scarlet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That little chipper is SO cute! Much cuter than the squirrels we have here over running out yard! Enjoy your weekend my friend. Hugs, Diane

Deb said...

The Red Tanager is gorgeous. What an eye-popper.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, what a gorgeous selection of photographs.
My favourite is the one of the red-bellied woodpecker sharing some peanut nuggets with a chipmunk on your deck railing - I love it!

Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Małgorzata P said...

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ellen b said...

Beautiful shots of these critters, Eileen. That hummer really looks miffed. Great catch. Love the woodpecker and the chipmunk together. Have a great Saturday!

Jeanne said...

Eileen as always, your shots are great. I especially love this little hummingbird shot, and the scarlet tanager is gorgeous. I actually saw a tanager in my yard the other day and was surprised as i have never seen one at my house before. Missed getting a shot as I was too slow, or the bird was too quick. Have a lovely Saturday !

Sandi said...

So beautiful! Love the red. I looked up their habitat and saw they do live here, but I have never seen one. Great shot!

Mary Hone said...

Those birds are awesome. I would love to see a scarlet taninger, what color they have.

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Those peanuts sure do the trick don't they? I must get some in soon aalthough I know I wont get a chipmunk and Red-bellied Woodpecker together like that. You're so lucky having the heron living so close and just to pop across the road and take more pictures. That tanager is just super - so scarlet to live in woodland like that. Thanks for the meeting today!

Margaret Adamson said...

Such a vivid colour the Tanager is and ovely tohave the heronery near you evven they do make lots of noise. Thanks or hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen! And I love how the Chipmunk and Woodpecker are sharing and eating together! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Aritha said...

Thank you Eileen, for your nice photos! I love the chipmunk! So cute!

Lea said...

That chipmunk is just the cutest thing!
Hope you are having a wonderful week-end!

Nancy Chan said...

As always, you have great critters collection. Love the chipmunk and birds poses. I love the scarlet Tanager, such bright and striking red. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful day, Eileen!

Debbie said...

i saw the hummingbirds for 1 month, now they have disappeared. is it a nesting thing?? the tanger is gorgeous, you are lucky to see them close to home!!!

Nick V. said...

Great shots, Eileen! Love that scarlet tanager!
Thanks for hosting.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwww

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, as usual I love your critters which I would never see unless on a blog. So thank you for sharing them. Thank you, too, for hosting this meme. I love joining in. (Do I say this every week? LOL!) Have a great day. Jo

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, A happy Saturday morning to you! Wow, I love the Scarlet Tanager photo! And that close up of the chipper ... Great! All neat photos! Another excellent Saturday's Critters. You do such a great job with your blog that I'm always temped to put a critter in my posts just so I can link up! :-) Best regards to you from Seattle. Take good care and have a fine weekend!

Al said...

The bird and chipmunk together are awesome - I'd never have thought they'd stay so close to each other.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Amazing photos! The Chipmunks are so cute, and the hummingbird too. You are very lucky who can have all this animals in your backyard.

Happy Weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)What a brilliant selection of photos, all captivating in their own way. Just LOVE the first capture of the chipmunk and the woodpecker, and the next cute close up of the chipper. You are so lucky to see the Scarlet Tanger in your own garden, and have Herons for close neighbours. Lovely post Eileen, and sensational captures.
Have a great weekend, and thank you so much for hosting.:)

June Caedmon said...

Great captures, Eileen! The tanager is gorgeous! Have a wonder-filled week and thanks for hosting!

Crissi said...

Lovely photos as ever - amazing 👏👍
Happy weekend
Crissi 🙋

Denise inVA said...

I loved the little buddies in the first picture sharing the dinner table. Great photos of all the birds Eileen, always sharp and clear and very enjoyable. Happy weekend to you :)

RedPat said...

I can't decide which of these wonderful pics I like the best, Eileen!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful images. I especially like the Scarlet Tanagers.

Rose said...

I don't know which I love Best! This is such a great series of photos. I would love to live that close to a heron rookery.

William Kendall said...

You have a lot of bird life around!

happyone said...

Oh my that Scarlet Tanager sure is a beauty.
Also just want to say Thank You for all the nice comments you leave on my blog. They are very much appreciated.

photodoug said...

Eileen, serious looking Hummingbird. Thanks for sharing.

Martin Kloess said...

Beauty, skill and luck combined in your unbelievable photos. Thank you

Dicky Bird said...

beautiful - just beautiful!

Patti said...

Such cute little buddies! How nice that they share. :D

Linda said...

These are all great shots! I adore the chipmunk!

Giancarlo said...

Bellissime le tue fotografie.
Buona domenica

Jeevan said...

Lovely shots from your backyard birds and the chipper... Scarlet Tanager is so pretty in red and wonders what kind of sound the blue heron exit?

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin' Eileen. Your participation is always so much appreciated...always a pleasure!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela sequência de fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shots Eileen, my favourite is the Chipmunk, fantastic.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen
What a lovely set of images, I love the first one with the pecker and the chipmunk!
Your Ruby-throated Hummingbird is gorgeous what a beautiful attitude and the Tanager too is awesome :)
Keep well and enjoy the new week!

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Loved the post and lovely clicks. My favorite 1st pic & 5 no pic.
Greetings.

amanda peters said...

The chipmunk is soooo cute and lovely birds..
Amanda xx

Missy George said...

Love the "sharing"..too cute. Amazing hummer shot..I can't seem to get them very well..I don't have my feeder up this year..Gorgeous Great Blue!! Have a happy week..

Linda W. said...

Cute pics of the chipper and heron!

The Yum List said...

Lovely photos Eileen. Wishing you a great week ahead.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The chipmunk is totally adorable, but that Scarlet Tangaer is truly in a class all it's own, it's really a pretty bird! I don't think we have them here on my side of the Potomac, and that's too bad.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

You have some beautiful birds living near you! What a wonderful shot of the hummingbird.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great photos! There is nothing prettier than nature! The same birds look different in different parts of our amazing planet!

Karen S. said...

Wow, you always have the best critters coming to see you! Great captures of them all. Enjoy your week!

A Colorful World said...

The Scarlet Tanager is one of my absolute favorites! It seems to like being around where people are (parks etc) because we are such great food sources. :-) It is a small bird, and so colorful. Just love them! You got some great photos of it and the other critters!

Lynn said...

Your photos are amazing! The color!

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, to me the Scarlet Tanager says SUMMER...you are so fortunate to have them nesting near you!!!...:)JP

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos of beautiful animals. Love the squirrel and woodpecker. We have Acorn woodpeckers around here. They only reason they would be that close to a squirrel, would be to fight over an acorn.

jandi said...

ABSOLUTELY fantastic!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of the birds and animals. Great !
Best, Synnöve

Alexa T said...

Such so cute Scarlet tanager birds, chipper and squirrel; all birds are amazing seen from so close. As Spring is almost over, summer will bring more and more fun in your garden and woods, for sure!
Have a lovely week in June!

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