Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday's Critters #23

Saturday's Critters #23

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies!  

Hello and happy weekend!  OK, it's time to share your critters. I hope to see you join in on the Critter party.


 For my critter post I am sharing some of my yardbirds.. A couple birds that are migrating thru like the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting and my regular visitor the Northern Cardinal..




Above is the female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak..I bird I look forward to seeing every spring. They are just passing thru onto their breeding grounds.



The Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak..as you can see by his name he has a beautiful rose colored breast.



The Indigo Bunting is one of our summer breeders. I will see this pretty blue bird all summer.



One of my regular daily and year round visitors is the Northern Cardinal.


I hope you enjoyed my critter post. Now, I want to see your critters..   I wish everyone a happy weekend.






Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends..


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

65 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my gosh, I love the look on the Cardinal's face. He looks so serious. The Indigo Bunting is so beautiful, I would love to see that color all summer.

Happy Mother's Day Eileen!

lina@a happy family said...

I'm earlier this time.
You have various yard birds. They all are pretty!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; four kinds of your yardbirds♡♡♡ I think I can finally start differentiate (I mean got the names) some of the birds p;) Don't they all have sweet eyes casting for you♬♬♬

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to dera Eileen, xoxo Miyako*

Gunilla Bäck said...

Both the indigo bunting and the cardinal are very pretty. Happy Mother's Day to you and thank you for hosting!

diane b said...

They are all cute but I like the blue one best.

katerchen said...

Hallo Eileen
auch von hier..
einen schönen Muttertag
Danke für die schönen Bilder aus der Natur
mit einem LG vom katerchen

Carole M. said...

colour makes an impact; beautiful birds, each one Eileen

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-you've gotten some wonderful shots of our most colorful visitors. I was so happy to see the Indigos arrive the other day--along with the Grosbeaks and Orioles. Around here, they seem to arrive the second week of May. The calendar does say it's time, but the weather sure doesn't!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen What a wonderful selection of coloured birds to start off your meme today. Thanks for hosting.

Kevin Franck said...

I'm so glad you changed your site. Somehow the old one took me so much time to load up and view. Love those pics as always. I'm off to San Diego California next Wednesday for two months. Looking forward to the heat waves. I know that sounds weird, but I am sick and tired of cold and wet on a weekly basis.

DeniseinVA said...

Delightful photos Eileen! I love all the little birds you have here today. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day :)

travelwithintent.com said...

I love the blue of the Indigo Bunting.

Irma said...

What a wonderful series, Eileen.
All of them are super.
Have a great weekend, and a Happy Mother's Day.
Greetings Irma

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
Such beautiful birds visiting your yard!My favorite is the Cardinal bird!!Great shots and captures!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Happy Mother's Day!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds as usual, love them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the cardinal!!! A favorite bird of mine.

[and the feeder that the male Grosbeak is at is awesome too Eileen]

vivi ka said...

Great shots of your yardbirds!
Happy weekend and happy mother's day also to you!

✿ chica said...

Que lindo!! FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES! beijos,chica

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures of birds.
I like this red gentleman :)))
Have a happy weekend :)

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous bird! Love the rose-breasted grosbeak and the Indigo bunting. These birds are just beautiful..

Happy Mother's Day, Eileen!

A Quiet Corner said...

Thanks for sharing the female Grosbeak...I've only seen the males!...:)JP

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, what great shots, oh my heavens! Your feathered friends are beautiful!

I'll be back to join in on the fun!

Nancy
xo

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

nice to see the grosbeaks have returned to your garden, we've only seen an indigo bunting once probably passing through the garden, and our cardinals have been busy calling away all day long

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing how many different kinds of birds visit your yard, Eileen!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh and Eileen, my entry is not a little critter, some big ones! Hope you enjoy~

Brian King said...

Beautiful colors! It's been a while since I've seen a Bunting.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Very beautiful bird photos. I like the Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Happy Mother's Day Eileen . . .
to all those bird momma's too!

Debbie said...

oh eileen, what amazing birds you are attracting at your place....a rainbow of color!!

i don't see the grosbeaks or indigo buntings in my yard, so these are a real treat to view!!

have a wonderful weekend and happy mothers day....you are both mom to goldie and your son!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

You have such a pretty variety of visitors! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and cute birds.

TexWisGirl said...

lucky you! we only see the grosbeaks as they pass thru and, even then, rarely. and the indigo, too! :)

Naquillity said...

what beautiful birds... i see lots of cardinals my way too... i've only seen one indigo bunting before during a drive taking pictures. the grosbeak is new to me. hope all is well. have a great day~

Montanagirl said...

I've only seen "one" male Goldfinch so far. The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks always pass through here too. Haven't seen any of them yet. But I think it's a slow start this spring.

Roan said...

Love the cardinal, but they are all amazing!

Cranberry Morning said...

I have only seen an indigo bunting once in my life! That is gorgeous. Thanks for the link opportunity, Eileen.

Magia da Inês said...

°✿彡º°。
São lindos visitantes do seu jardim. O azul é o mais encantador.

¸.•°❤❤彡º°。
FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES!!!
.°º。✿
Beijinhos carinhosos.
✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.
°✿彡º°。


Indrani said...

Wow! The variety!
Great captures!

sandyland said...

we have so few yard birds and I love them so much

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have so many pretty birds in your backyard! Thanks for hosting.

Karen said...

Oh that female grosbeak is a beauty Eileen! I have a pair at the feeders passing through as well, but I can't get a pic of the female. I love the bunting, such a beautiful blue. Happy weekend and thanks for hosting!

carol l mckenna said...

All beautiful birds and wonderful photography ~ Happy Mother's Day to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Black Jack's Carol said...

Thanks, Eileen. This is such an enjoyable meme. Your critters are all so very colourful! Just love them! I hope one day I can make it to Maryland to see them in person :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such lovely visitors - and great photos.

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos of these birds! Happy Mother's Day, dear Eileen! Thank you, for hosting us!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this colorful birds. I like them all.
Have a nice weekend, Eileen. Best regards, Synnöve

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of birds. Happy Mother's Day!

Crafty Green Poet said...

such handsome brightly coloured birds!

Happyone said...

Great shots of some very colorful birds. I love the grosbeak. I've never seen one of those.

Andrew Fulton said...

You have some stunning birds to watch.... love seeing them all xx

Pat said...

These are great shots, Eileen.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos, I ask me why the North American birds are so much more colorful than those in Europa, we have similar climate and environmental conditions and the main color here is brown or grey.

George said...

Once again you have given us some wonderful portraits of your yard birds.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Love the Bunting, Cardinal and the forst shot.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous close up mr. cardinal. so pretty. vibrant & all. happy critter day. ( :

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I sure would love to see the Indigo Buntings and the Grosbeaks. I never have seen any. Your pictures are great. Have a super nice Mother's Day and a fabulous coming week!

maryaustria said...

Such lovely birds! I love the first shot!

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak couple. :)

September Violets said...

These are some of my favourite birds. We used to have the rose-breasted & evening grosbeaks spending summers in our woods. The cardinals we saw all year long, but we didn't have the indigoes at our place (although I've seen them very rarely just a bit north of us). Aren't they such a striking shade of blue! How lucky you are to have such beauties around you :) Wendy x

Gary Phillips said...

You've expanded!! Boom & Gary of The vermilion River.

pattisjarrett said...

Colorful beauties!

Anni said...

---thanks for sharing your link this weekend.

modraszka said...

In your country are very different birds than my country.
I am from Poland.
Your photos are very very very beautiful :)))
I like looking on great views- and yours are fantastic!
I invite you on my blog:
mojeptaki.blog.onet.pl

Helma said...

I am occasionally quite a bit jealous of all the beautiful birds that you see Eileen :-) So I'm glad I see it on your blog, and so on can still enjoy. Very nice week.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous shots

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