Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday's Critters #42



Saturday's Critters #42


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters! I am sharing some of the birds and critter seen during our Colorado vacation.. We were lucky to see the female moose and her young a few times..The Marmots were seen a few times during our rides back and forth thru the park. The Stellar's Jay were a common bird seen all over the place..



The Stellar's Jay.


Female Moose and calf.

The Marmot.

Thanks to Tex, I was able to add this link up button..



I hope you enjoyed my Jay and the critters.. As always thanks for visiting my post!



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


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.



82 comments:

Kristin_Texas said...

My uncle just moved to Colorado. (His life long dream).

I love the photo of the Jay. I've never seen a bird like that before. I love how bright it's color is. Very pretty.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the moose! We had them in our backyard when I was little, but now I rarely see them. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Janice Adcock said...

Nice captures, Eileen. Have a great weekend.

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the Jay's blue outfit:)

Firasz said...

Great shots of critters :)

Cheers,
Firasz

lina@happy families said...

Pretty Jay and cute marmot!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great captures Eileen. When we lived on the other side of the state we had lots of Steller's Jays but none here and I miss them. We do have moose but I don't see them as often as I did in Alaska.

Have a great weekend.

Ela said...

What an original and beautiful bird and wonderful family of the elk !
Eileen, have a great weekend :)

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful line up, the Marmot is my fave, cheers Eileen.

Jocee said...

The Jay is so pretty. Lovely to see a Moose and baby too. Have a great weekend. :)

Elaine said...

Love that Stellar Jay shot!

rainfield61 said...

Do Jays eat mushrooms?

A silly question.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love that jay! :)

✿ chica said...

Como sempre ,lindos!!!Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana,bjs, chica

Icy BC said...

Fantastic critters, Eileen! Happy weekend!

Indrani said...

excellent series. The marmot is cute.

Hannah said...

Cool shots, Eileen, Stellar's Jays come to my house, they are rather heavy for my suet feeder, but like sunflower seeds on the railing. How exciting to photograph the moose with calf!

DeniseinVA said...

Three very cool captures Eileen. I remember seeing the Stellar'Jay from my trips out west, loved the moose and calf and hope to see a Marmot one day. Have a great weekend :)

Terri said...

Wonderful animal shots today- I like the marmot- he has the cutest face.

Frank said...

A lovely mix of wildlife and 3 species I've never seen in the wild.

Have a grand weekend Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice Steller's Jay! Had them at my feeder all the time in New Mexico, but now in Florida I must settle for their Blue Jay cousins. Since taking up photography I have yet to see another marmot despite trips to Colorado and Alaska. Great captures of the critters!

Brian King said...

I like the crest on the Stellar's! Really nice shot of the marmot! I've never seen moose in the wild.

Jo said...

I love them all, but the Stellar's Jay is my favorite. Have a great weekend. Jo

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to have seen and photographed a Stellar Jay!

orchid Miyako said...

How beautiful and adorable "Stellar's Jay" is♡♡♡ Wow, seen all over the place! Happy for your great vacation, Eileen(*^_^*)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

khem raj rai said...

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Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful jay! Thanks for hosting the critter party, Eileen.

TexWisGirl said...

love the marmot! would love to see a stellar's someday! thanks, eileen!

Lynne said...

Looks like vacation brought some critters as well as the beautiful sights I have seen in your previous posts.
Were the gold of Aspen in full color while there?

Ileana said...

The marmot is very cute!:) Have a nice weekend, dear Eileen!

Willow said...

Great shots ! Don't you love seeing the moose.
The Stellar Jays are pretty birds , we dont get them here as a matter of fact we don't even see blue jays much and miss there lovely blue color.
I have tried on several occasion to link up on Saturdays critters ... as I love it , but my system always comes up with errors more than not , some is probably my incompetence but some is my photos and page won't pick up at times ~ frustrates me : (
I'll tyy again though.

Sandra said...

I love the paint job on the Jay... and that marmont is just to cute...

Roan said...

Nice critters. Love the Jay!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures you have taken.
Picture one is my favorite.
I wish you a very nice weekend.

VioletSky said...

The Jay has interesting colours. I bet he's just as noisy and bold as his Blue cousins!

Katarina said...

I so enjoy your shots, Eileen! I get to see birds and animals that we don't get over here. Like the Jay. Beautiful!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very sweet photos from your vacation. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day.

sandyland said...

nature at its best *

thewovenspoke said...

Eileen, I saw some of the same last year when I vacationed in Colorado. Great Shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful bird and great critter shots from a fun vacation!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

cute critters, i have never seen a marmot, it looks like a prairie dog.

love the stellar, i have never seen one of those either!!!

subham rai said...

Love the pictures , great capture. Would you like to follow each other?


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Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful Critters! :)

Sharon Wagner said...

I had never seen a Steller's J until Now. Good shots. Beautiful trip.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! Loved seeing the Stellar's Jay and the Marmot!

Mersad said...

So many fun contributions. Have a happy weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a Stellar pic of that jay, Eileen!

;-)

Montanagirl said...

P.S How do I add your Saturday Critters button to my blog so it works when clicked on? I'm having trouble with that.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We loved seeing and photographing the stellar jays when we were out visiting Vancouver Island.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Suck beautiful critters you saw on your trip to!I like the blue jay and the Marmot!So cute!!Great shots and captures!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Happyone said...

Nice collection of wildlife pictures.
Like the coloring of the Stellar's Jay.

A Quiet Corner said...

Never saw a jay like that...thanks!...:)JP

Misty DawnS said...

That's the beauty of the internet... I just saw great photos of three animals I've never seen in person before! Thanks!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Each one of these photos is spectacular to me. Stellar Jays may be common but I don't see them often and love them. We have some marmots on Vancouver Island but I've never seen one. Love the moose with her calf as well. Wonderful post, Eileen. Thanks as well for hosting!!

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

wow, you got to see (& show us) all sorts of cuties. what a fun trip. i love the birdie best. that hair-do is too cool! ( :

Adam Jones said...

The Jay is wonderful and I like that Marmot a lot.

Karen said...

Very nice captures. We have plenty of Jay's around here ... they love dive bombing my little dog...

Suz said...

I wish I could capture critters like you do. Your posts always bring a smile to my face.

Poppy said...

Beautiful pics, Eileen, of all the featured critters, but, alas, I am partial to that pretty jay!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the Marmot !

Christian Weiß said...

Stunning animals and photos.

June Caedmon said...

Great shots, Eileen! I hope to get similar shots when we're in CO and WY next week. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

It must have been amazing to see those wonderful animals right in front of you. The Jay is beautiful.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. I'd love to see a moose in the wild!

Ida said...

What fun to see these critters. I would have loved seeing the moose. Marmots look a lot like Prairie Dogs.

Stephanie said...

They are all great!

Karen said...

Fabulous jay shot, and what a sweet marmot!

Gerald (SK14) said...

especially love the jay

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen!
I could kiss that marmot on his sweet little nose--what a cutie!

Anni said...

I used to see these in our back yard in Colorado all the time....now, we don't have ANY blue jays of any kind this far south.

Thank you for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' -- made me feel like it was 'back home week'!!

W. Latane Barton said...

That jay is very striking. And, I've never seen a marmot... so it was fun seeing them here.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

David Gascoigne said...

Whenever I am in the western part of the continent Steller's Jays are among my favourite birds. They have shared my picnic lunch on many an occasion.

Wandering Wren said...

Here I am, tail end Charlie! Like others before me I have not seen any of these critters, seeing a Moose in the wild is on my bucket list though :) I would love to see the other two as well!
Wren x

Alexa T said...

Oh, look at that... such cute little marmot... lovely appearance!! A sunny week!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
What a gorgeous close-up of the Stellar jay, another bird I discover thanks to your post.
Mom and baby moose must have been another adrenaline shot for you!!
And the marmot with its white nose is a cute fellow quite similar to ours.
Keep well and enjoy your sunday!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cute critters

Betsy Brock said...

We don't have stellar jays in Ohio...only their cousins Blue. ha.
Lovely!

edenhills said...

Just love the moose, and that marmot is adorable!

Helma said...

Great Eileen,
Also you egien pictures of the bird and the animals are again great to see.
Beautiful color of the bird with the blue:-)

Saun said...

Great set of pics love the bird!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW!! Moose!! Went to Canada and never saw any moose!! May have to try Colorado - never been there either!!

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