Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday's Critters #182

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 so behind in sharing photos, I have months of Florida photos, some from home and most recently from our Washington state trip. I will be flip-flopping all around with photos. These are from our 1st day in Washington state, we visited Mount Rainer National Park.

A Gray Jay  below was seen at one of the park's overlook parking lots.


The Varied Thrush is one of my favorite Washington birds, I love it's colors and markings.


The Northern Flicker.  In the western states, they are known as the Red-shafted Northern Flicker. The east coast has the Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker.


A Stellar Jay, commonly seen in Washington State.


We stayed at a B&B Mountain Meadows Inn at Ashford Washington. We were only 7miles from the park entrance.  The elk below were seen near a farm along side of the main road.


Sharing a barn for Tom's The Barn Collective  , I saw this while walking a trail behind the barn from a local Ashford park.






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Tom's The Barn Collective  Thanks to Tom for hosting.


Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!  

72 comments:

Mosura said...

Beautiful birds. That Varied Thrush is quite stunning!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The feathers on the grey jay look so soft and clear. Love seeing your photos each week.
Joy

Margaret Adamson said...

Just to tell you I managed to link in, weather here awful for going on the island, no shelter will look at your post when I get back have a great day

Daniela said...

Dearest Eileen,
this morning I have finally a blog-post to share, I'm sincerelly overjoyed !

Wishing you a wonder-filled day and thanking you for hosting,
I'm sending blessings across the many miles

XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

Mildred said...

Thank you so much for hosting, Eileen, and for sharing these wonderful photos from your travels. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

seem to be a wonderful trip when it comes to wildlife. The Jay is gorgeous and so are your favourite the Varied trush. Not to mention the flicker :)

Thanks for sharing and hosting. :)

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. I noticed the change in your species today. I agree, that Varied Thrush is so beautifully different from the usual browwn thrushes. So is the Steller's Jay - blue but quite different to the common Blue Jay. Looks like a great trip to your capital. Thanks for the link in today.

Klara said...

lovely as usual. it's always refreshing to cast an eye on nature.

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen,
I made a mistake to post. Please delete the first one, which was the old one of January. I will return back soon to make a comment.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OOOhhhh I like that jaybird... and all the rest! Happy weekend. YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Your Grey Jay, stunning, and an elk herd amazing. ( Spell check gave me "Grey" instead of Gray ).

Gordon said...

Morning Eileen, Some beautifull shots, and two new birds for me, The Grey Jay, and the Thrush.
Thanks for that, and for being our host, Gordon.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love the very first photo best of all Eileen...a true portrait!!

rupam sarma said...

So nice post. Awesome photos.
Have a nice weekend.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas tuas fotos! Desejo ótimo fim de semana! bjs, chica

Sandi said...

Elk! That's what those are.

Nature is healing. Blissful. Serene.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

A great glimpse of the west for we easterners. The thrush is beautiful. Happy Day.

Sandra said...

the stellar jay is really a pretty bird. have not seen one like that. love the barn and the TREE by the barn. beautiful shot

Nancy Chan said...

The birds are very pretty. I like the little barn. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend, Eileen!

Tomoko said...

Hello, Eileen,
Those birds are beautiful.Such pretty feathers on the first jay, and his eye is sweet!
You had a wonderful trip! Thank you for your host.
Happy day to you!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely photos of our state - the familiar birds that we are lucky enough to see all the time. The Grey Jays are fiesty little fellows and will come down and land on your hand, or head, or shoulder if they think they can find a bite to eat - and don't leave your picnic table or they will help themselves - and probably invite the ravens to come and join the fun. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

photodoug said...

Eileen, attractive Jays. Thanks for sharing.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love seeing your photos each week! Thank you for hosting this great party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beutiful photos and birds! The Stellar Jay is very pretty.
Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

What a collection, beautiful birds and the Elk, excellent photos Eileen.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks for hosting and sharing these wonderful bird and elk sightings! I do love seeing the bright jays!

Jenn Jilks said...

I was going to feature my story about Daisy, Dorah and the garter snake, but many are repulsed by snakes! :-)

Nick V. said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, my fave is the blue jay.
Thanks for hosting.

RedPat said...

So different from our eastern birds, Eileen!

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful ~ my favorite, though, is the gray jay ~ excellent macro shot! ^_^

Lea said...

Love seeing photos of critters we don't see here in the southeast
Have a wonderful week-end!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Oh that Varied Thrush has been one of my nemesis birds. I have a few blurry images among the several close calls and good bino views I have obtained during my wanderings in the NW. Nice vies of the Steller's Jay-- those in New Mexico had four blue "eyebrows."

A Colorful World said...

Love the Gray Jay and the Stellar's Jay! The elk are neat...and I love that last photo!

D. Kissinger said...

That gray jay sure is a chubby fellow!

The flicker is just beautiful! I always get a little thrill when I see woodpeckers. They are few and far between here.

Debbie said...

i have never seen a thrush but i can see why it is a favorite. also the stellar jay, what a great sighting, i have never seen one of those before either!!! thanks for hosting, have a great week!!!

William Kendall said...

The elk are quite a sight to see!

Al said...

What a great selection of birds this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Eileen so nice to see some familiar sights. Good ol Washington and so glad you were here visiting. I scrolled through the posts I missed---YAY Washington.
Have a great weekend
MB

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture from the Washington state and pretty birds at shoot! Love the house like barn

Nora said...

I love all the birds you show so beautifully with your photos Eileen. Some are similar to our birds, like the flicker. I love that jay photo, it is amazing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love that first show

jandi said...

Your birds are incredibly lovely today! And so are the elk! Have a beautiful weekend ahead!

Ela said...

Wow !! Your birds are so beautiful !!
Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos !!
Happy weekend, dear Eileen !!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I loved everyone of your bird images and the elk but the first photo is stunning. Thanks for sharing and also for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Greetings Jo

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Eileen! Each photo has brought me much joy. Thank you so much for sharing.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the gray jay !

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of Western birds. The Grey Jay is especially appealing.

Carol Blackburn said...

So many types of Jay birds. I never really thought about it. Always just knew the Blue Jay. Thanks!
Have a great weekend.

The Yum List said...

Love your first shot.

Missy George said...

Wonderful bird shots..Love the gray Jay even though I am not a fan of Jays..The Elk remind me of Wyoming.

Martin Kloess said...

These photos were great. And that last one... Good one

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Thanks for the tour- lovely birds..rarely see any of these around here. Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme.

Rose said...

I would love to see one of those Varied Thrush...I have seen them on blogs. Really cool seeing all those elk...

AzStu said...

Great Variety of images Eileen.. You alwys seem to so many .

Linda W. said...

All those birds look very familiar! The gray jays we sometimes call "camp robbers" because they love to steal food from unsuspecting campers!

Linda said...

Nice photos! I almost went to Mount Rainier once but I got sick so I stayed behind and my husband went with his daughter's family.

Suzanne McClendon said...

Those are beautiful photos! My two favorites are the gray jay and the flicker, just beautiful. :)

Have a blessed weekend!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I'm back....to say "Thanks for linking in and sharing your experiences and photos with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' Eileen!!"

Tom said...

...Eileen, what a cute little barn among all of your critters. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you pass by a barn or two in your travels.

Sussi said...

Nice and interesting birds, have not seen them before.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, such a cute pose for the Jay... all plumped up and fluffy. The Thrush is gorgeous with its stripes, and the Flicker is an unusually marked bird. You always find such a variety Eileen.
I do love the barn photo too. Great posting. Cheers now and have a beaut week :D)

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . the red-shafted Northern Flicker is stunning.
Beautiful markings!

Denise inVA said...

I am in awe of your Gray Jay Eileen but enjoyed all these lovely photos. Happy Sunday to you :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely variety from birds, to elk and a barn.
Wonderful to see.

I hope your weekend has been a good one, my good wishes for the new week, which will be here soon!

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Great pictures again. The gray jay looks nice and puffy. : )

Lois said...

The birds are all so pretty and I just love that little barn. It reminds me of one my grandfather had when I was a kid.

ellen b said...

Great barn amongst the wnderful critter shots! Hope you had a great weekend Eileen!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Such great photos! It's always interesting to see the slight differences in birds from different parts of the country.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wow! Lovely birds, specially the varied thrush, which I've never heard of before!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The first photo wins the grand prize - what a beauty!
Thank you for hosting.
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the different birds and the elk.
Wonderful nature around you too.
Best, Synnöve

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Such GORGEOUS birdies♪ Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker is sweet colorful one I wish I could see; So sorry for my belated comment.
Hopefully, back to the normal pace soon p:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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