Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday's Critters #199

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 my backyard warblers, in the fall it seems some warblers like the Cape May Warbler and Tennessee Warbler like to eat the wild berries growing in my yard. They are fast moving little birds, hard to get clear photos from my dining room window.

Cape May Warbler, they love the berries growing on the Devil's Walking Stick plant.


Pretty sure this is the Tennessee Warbler


Any help with this id? Edit: thanks to Ken this is a Bay-breasted Warbler.


Another Cape May Warbler


1st year Bay-breasted Warbler




My mosaic includes, the Cape May Warbler, Eastern PeWee and or Phoebe, Black-throated Green Warbler and an unknown warbler. The fall warblers look different than their spring colors.



I am just thrilled to see these warblers in my yard and from my window. There were more warblers I did not get photos of, they seemed to notice me at the window and were camera shy.

These are some birds from our local fire road walk. The the top row is the Black & White Warbler. The Black & White Warbler hugs the trees like the Nuthatches.  I was told the bird on the bottom row is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I wish these birds were more out in the open, so many tree branches and twigs.








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!



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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!



68 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
The berries must be 'berry berry delicious'.
What a beautiful set of birds and really lovely snaps.
Well done!!
Have a Happy Weekend and thanks for hosting.
Peace :)

Denise inVA said...

You had fun finding those warblers Eileen. I enjoyed seeing your discoveries very much. Thank you and happy weekend to you :)

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Eillen as able to link in before power adn internet weent off again. I see next week wil be your 200 meme. Many thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend. As usual a wonderful posst Eileen

rainfield61 said...

I love your critters.
And you have a magical window.

Nancy J said...

Each time I see new birds, and every one is a delight.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; So sorry about my link not connected. As lm away from home now with my husband's band, I used cell-phone. Coming back late tonight. Try fix later it (^^;)
Love, Miyako*

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I loved seeing your warblers. You have many more than I've ever seen in Africa. I linked up easily with my "different" post today. Thanks. Have a wonderful day. Jo

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Can't help on the ID, but can clap my hands in glee that you have such choices for your lens on your doorstep! Happy weekend, YAM xx

Charlene N.K. said...

They're lovely little critters, thanks for sharing your finds! I'm not sure if we have warblers here but I sure love to see one too.
Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How beautiful the warblers look in the blackberry bushes! Wonderful birds ...thank you for all of them and for hosting this linky party!

Daniela said...

Thanks most sincerely both for hosting and for sharing your amazing shots, darling Eileen !

Wishing you a wonder-filled end of your week,
with love and esteem

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

Gordon said...

Looks like we are doing the same theam Eileen, although your photos are far more interesting.
Have a good weekend , Gordon.

Tom said...

...this collection blends into their surroundings.

Christine said...

How many sweet warblers visit you Eileen! These are great and with all those berries they can feast there!
Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day!

Linda Gross said...

I used to spend several hours a week looking at and photographing the birds in our back yard. The trees that the birds frequented in our neighbors’ yards have come down, either by way of tornado or purposely. We don’t seem to get as many birds in our back yard. I enjoy seeing the birds that frequent your back yard.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho, gostei muito da primeira fotografia.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for hosting this party each week! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

I host a couple of parties myself each week. All family friendly posts are welcome including Etsy shops and other link parties. No limit on links. If you have time, I'd love for you to join the fun at my place. No pressure, of course! ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

How fun it is to see so many birds in your backyard. One time I counted the different birds that come to our feeders and I know it was into the 30s but I don't know the distinction as you do. I learn from you too
MB

Sussi said...

so good to see birds eating berries, lovely photos!

Bob Bushell said...

Really great are the autumn birds after berries, fantastic photos.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Lovely warblers.

Nick V. said...

Beautiful birds in your backyard, Eileen! Sorry I can't help much with the ID, if pressed I'd say a Prothonotary Warbler?
Thanks for hosting.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It's great to have the warblers come to you! Looks like another Bay-breasted from wing pattern and clear breast, but I could be wrong.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so hard to see those little birds up among the branches and leaves and even harder to get such good photos! Love seeing them. We can't wait to get out on the hiking trails again. Hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

My ID is cute little yellow bird.. LOL... it really is

Pam Jackson said...

Morning...I think your unknown is a American Goldfinch. Great photos. Lily, Dakota and I have been out on the deck this morning watching the birds. They are so active first thing in the morning.

ellen b. said...

You saw a great variety of birds, Eileen. I really like the coloring on that Bay-Breasted Warbler! Hope you have a good weekend.

Nancy Chan said...

These are pretty birds! Lately, there are many birds visiting my garden and some even build their nests. I enjoyed their noisy chirping and watching them moving from plant to plant. But they are too fast and far away for my mobile phone camera. Have a beautiful day!

Cloudia said...

We so enjoy visiting you, Eileen!

Phil Slade said...

So pleased to join in todat Eileen. How interesting that you show your backyard warblers eating berries. Just like us they like to use seasonal produce and have a varied diet with their proteins.

Have a great week ahead.

Dee said...

Could your mystery bird be an American Goldfinch (female -- breeding plumage)?

Lovely photos!

Mildred said...

Such a delight to see your pictures this morning. Wishing you a happy Saturday.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful birds! I do love the TN Warbler eating the berries. Hope you will have a great weekend!

The Furry Gnome said...

Finally found a few little critters I can share! And remembered to share them!

carol l mckenna said...

Love warblers and right in your backyard ~ Gorgeous array of photos! Beautiful!

Happy Weekend to you ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful birds!

Lois said...

So many pretty warblers!

Nora said...

love that little kinglet, we get them here as well.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Hello to you from Seattle. As always, I enjoyed your photos in this week's Saturday Critters! By the way, your critter photos inspired me to look for a camera similar to yours ... one with an excellent zoom. I ended up buying the Canon SX730. It has a 40X zoom. My results so far have been good but no better than yours! :-) Have a happy weekend and thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters. John

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Eileen! I loved seeing your warblers. I need to get one of those walking stick plants to feed our warblers. Thank you for sharing and for the linkup.
Have a great weekend!

Sandi said...

Beautiful birds!

Are those blackberry bushes that have been picked away at?

RedPat said...

I can hear them up in the trees but can rarely get a good view of them Wonderful pics, Eileen!

Maria Glória said...

Olá Eileen!
Os animais formam uma bonita composição de belezas, nas fotos. Gostei!
Um abraço do Brasil.

Carol Blackburn said...

Aww, such sweet little ones. Is that a gold finch? Looks like ours here in Maine. The males are always brighter yellow though. Hope you are having a great weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

nice collection of birds in your backyard. You are lucky. I hope you can ID the little bird. I don´t. Don´t ypu have a page on FB for that? I had great help for the Australian birds ID there :)

Linda said...

What a gorgeous and delightful series, Eileen! I always feel calm and happy when I see your posts and photos. :)

Our photos said...

Oww, those birds. I like this !!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Eileen, what a fantastic background that unusual plant, devil's walking stick, makes! Your first photo in particular is amazing.
Gorgeous roundup of birds from your backyard - what a privilege for us to have these lovely visitors.
Cheers, have a lovely Sunday :D)

Karen said...

I did not know there were many kinds of warblers. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your photos.

Debbie said...

they are beautiful eileen and you are right, they are so fun to see. their movements and color, a bright spot of sunshine. i can't help you out with the i.d., i hope someone else knew!!

many thanks for hosting, have a wonderful sunday!!!

Linda said...

Nice shots. I especially admire the collages.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos as usual, Eileen! Your first photo is so wonderful.

Hapoy Sunday!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful pics.
Happy Weekend.

italiafinlandia said...

Lovely captures, as always!
Have a great weekend, Eileen and thanks for hosting.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

As always, your participation at I'd Rather B Birdin' for the weekend is very much appreciated. Thanks for joining in.

Extraordinary photos Eileen!!! Y'know I learned something today visiting with you....I now know of the devil's walking stick plant. Never heard of it until today.

Jeanna said...

You have such a great eye as does Ken. The Devil's Walking Stick plant is so pretty.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Loved seeing all the different warblers. Reminds me to start watching for them again around here. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Powell River Books said...

You have lots of berries left to attract the birds. Ours are just about shriveled to hard little buttons. I had two wonderful big dogs and their owner come visit me this week. She is an author and helped one of her dogs put his stories in print. It was so much fun I forgot to take pictures. - Margy

Florence said...

What beautiful warblers!!! I have one that has been in our oak trees for a few days and neither JMM or I can get a good enough look at him to identify. Hope your autumn temperatures are cooler than mine; we hit 98 on my back porch this afternoon. Have a wonderful week.

Stewart M said...

You have so many warblers in the US - must be great and difficult all at the same time!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Cromer said...

Before I forget the name Dabchick, oh what an adorable name for the Pied Billed Grebe...I think all Grebes are just very special.
You have gotten some very nice finds with you Warblers. I am not seeing as many as others as they migrate through, just too much to try and walk for now. I am hoping I won't miss my favorite Cedar Wax Wings. Hoping they arrive before I am stuck to the house.
Hugs for a Happy week~

jandi said...

So lovely! Have a beautiful week, Eileen!

Missy George said...

Love your Warblers ..We don't see them around here..Pretty birds..

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I'm loving all of your warblers Eileen. Such dainty looking birds.
Have a fabulous week :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Always enjoy seeing your Saturday critters ...

All the best Jan

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. I'm running a bit behind, but wanted to see your Saturday post. What a great variety of Warblers you have, in pretty colors, and your 'Devil's Walking Stick' plant is so striking! Yay for Autumn! Have a great week!

Jenn Jilks said...

Here I am! Better late than... :-)

diane b said...

They have fun in your yard with all those berries.

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