Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday's Critters #60

Saturday's Critters #60

It's a new month and the first Saturday in February and now it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.



For my post this week I am sharing some of my yardbirds...A female Cardinal in the snow...


A female Downy Woodpecker on my pergola.



A few Cedar Waxwings have been showing up..there must be some berries they like nearby.



A couple of Dark-eyed Juncos on the thistle sock feeder.



The one and only Pine Siskin I have seen on my feeders this year..



I have plenty of Mourning Doves hanging around..



One of my more popular feeders with some House Finches.



Since I've retired and I am not always able to get outside for my walks I use my treadmill everyday and watch the birds outside the window while walking.. On this day the Eastern Towhee stopped by..I hope you enjoyed my birds and post..Again I thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!







Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.





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.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

88 comments:

Cloudia said...

You are teaching me my birds! I'll be back with my critters. . . . .


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Nora said...

I was so interested in your birds. I love the feeder for the finches. We have a lot of pine siskins here. Unfortunately I do not have a cardinal. Great photos.

ulla laiho said...

Your doves are very beautiful with the ring around the eyes.

Stewart M said...

Love that little woodpecker.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice collection of birds and feeders, Eileen. I've not seen the Eastern Towhee before.
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Gunilla Bäck said...

I love your cute yard birds. The woodie is a beauty. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Jocee said...

Poor cold little birds, luckily you look after them well. Loved the shot of the woodpecker. :-)

NatureFootstep said...

My favourite today is the female Downy Woodpecker. She´s a beauty :)

Thanks for hosting SC :)

Ela said...

Eileen, these are excellent pictures ! That's nice to see all thses beautiful birds !
Have a happy weekend :)

Beate said...

I love all these shots, you have some beautiful birds in your yard and you captured them perfectly! My favorite is the picture of the woodpecker :)

Breathtaking said...

What a great selection of birds Eileen, and super photos of every one. If I could see so many birds whilst looking through my window, I would definately use my treadmill more.:) That Eastern Towhee is a lovely little bird.
Have a great weekend.:)

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful photos, as always!
Have a lovely weekend!

Helma said...

Great photos of the cardinals, woodpeckers and finches. I enjoy very much here. Beautiful pictures you have made of these birds.
I wish you a very nice weekend Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindos todos,adorei! Que teu fim de semana seja feliz e lindo! bjs,chica

Uppal said...

Hi Eileen,
All your bird pictures are terrific! Congrats!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of images of the birds.
All captured perfectly.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A Towhee, be it Spotted or Eastern is one I WANT to get a photo of someday!!! Lucky you.

The Yum List said...

Those birds look very well fed. :-)

Sue said...

Eileen-you're going to have to get a pair of "stabilicers"---they are terrific for walking in icy weather. A lousy day outside is always better than a treadmill-LOL!
Lucky you seeing some waxwings. We've been keeping an eye on our berry bushes/trees. So far, only a bunch of grouse......which are neat anyways!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such beautiful birds visiting your yard!
Excellent shots!My favorite is the woodpecker and the cardninal!
Hope you have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

me (maria) said...

Beutiful photos, but the fisrt one is amazing!!!!
I love it!
Have a nice weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

You have a nice variety of birds at your feeders, Eileen. I have never seen a Towhee at my feeders!

Frank said...

A lovely selection of visitors to your garden. I particularly like the Downy. Have a great weekend Eileen.

Brian King said...

Love the snow shots, especially the Downy! Great dove pair, too!

Ileana said...

You have beautiful birds in your yard ! Have a nice weekend!

Liz Needle said...

You have some very pretty yard birds - look lovely against the snow. Thanks for sharing them and making this meme available. Glad I found it.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It would appear we have the same variety of birds at our feeders Eileen, except the towhee. Of course unless you're always watching or at the window at the right time, there could be visitors that are missed. I know the siskins hang out with the goldfinches and from a distance at our niger feeder, they're hard to tell apart.
Thank for for hosting.

Sandra said...

my favorite bird today is the mourning doves, i just love doves and the photo fav is the finches just below the doves. they are all so sweet

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Great series of sweet and lovely birds starting with cold looking female Cardinal♡♡♡ My favorite is also white colored Mourning Doves which is different from our bluish ones. LOVE the House Finches enjoying their food acrobatically(^_^)v

Thank you very much for your sweet comment, Dear friend. I was busy today having soba guests, I'll start visiting friends tomorrow. Night Night from Japan.
Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

All nice photos but I am partial to the female cardinal. They have such soft tones in their plumage. The snow looks so appropriate in contrast to her warmth.

sandyland said...

gorgeous close ups

Phil Slade said...

A great set of photos Eileen. Even though it is snowing both the Cardinal and the Downy Woodpecker make for lovely portraits. Thank You for hosting once again and do enjoy your weekend and next non-working week!

Lynne said...

Love the Critter Looks . . .
Like the round ball feeder . . .
Whenever I introduce a new feeder it takes them days to forgive me!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

lots of little feathered critters!! i love the downy and the snowy cardinal!! :) happy saturday!

LInda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It's lovely to watch the birds at the feeder isn't it? We see all the same birds but not the towhee. It's a snowy day today so the feeders will be busy.

Lea said...

Love the photo of the doves!
Thanks for hosting!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Beautiful all of them! Keep them well fed during these cold months. Thanks for sharing some of the birds that visit your yard. Happy Birding Eileen!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

How absolutely lovely to see all the birds. I am determined to put up feeders and a birdbath next winter. For now the suet will have to do.....and what a surprise to see Cedar Waxwings. I love them and miss seeing them. I hope to have a story about them soon to share.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely yard visitors you have and a bounty of food they find at your place, too. :) nice way to exercise, too. birdie tv. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

So many feathered visitors. They are always appreciated.

J said...

I don't have a nature focus on my blog, so I have nothing to link today. But I am drawn here by the peace and beauty of your work. This place is such a serene oasis amid the chaos of life!

Margaret Adamson said...

You have wonderful garden birds and I especially love the House Finches which are a bit like our Redpoll. Many thanks for linking me in. I forgot and its my birthday! I must be getting "old"!! Thanks for hosting.

Linda Kay said...

Lovely birds, Eileen! Thanks so much for sharing. You have a great view from your treadmill!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have so many pretty shots! :) I haven't taken too many this year but finally did the other day / happy to have something to link up, critter-wise.

Debbie said...

oh eileen, you have quite the set up there in your yard!! lucky birds, you sure do get a great variety!! have a wonderful weekend, i don't think we will be getting any snow!!!!

edenhills said...

What wonderful shots. I've recently had a lot of mourning doves around my place.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The shots of the cardinal and doves are marvelous. kudos. :)

carol l mckenna said...

What a treasure trove your backyard is for birds ~ magnificent photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and zoe

Karen S. said...

I always enjoy your critter views! Good work on the badge too! Enjoy your weekend.

Magia da Inês said...


Bela coleção de fotos lindas!!!!

Bom fim de semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.
⋰˚هჱ

lina@a happy family said...

Love your yardbird shots. Wonderful varieties.
Happy weekend, Eileen.

Happyone said...

Beautiful collection of critters.
Love the first one. She looks nice and warm all puffed up in the snow.

Missy George said...

Pretty birdies..Since I'm new at this Linking thing and pretty stupid :)..Could you tell me how to put your badge at the bottom of my post? I know how to add it to the side bar but can I use it in my blog the day I want to link to you?? Enjoy your weekend..

Linda W. said...

Great bird photos, especially of the doves.

John's Island said...

Neat critters post ... Very Nice! Have a great weekend.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of the different birds in the Wintertime. My favorite is the woodpecker. Amazing !
Have a nice and cozy weekend, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
Those are very beautiful birds and photos. I like them all.
I particularly dig your bird feeders.
We have some squirrel proof ones in our yard and deck.
As I am composing this comment (and while I was composing today's post), I was listening to the bird calls and the chimes.
It is a gorgeous day out - hope y'all have a lovely weekend!
Peace :)

photodoug said...

Eileen, what a bevy of backyard visitors, especially the pine siskin. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Having a great view through the window makes the treadmill less boring. These are beautiful shots of your feeder guests.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful bird photos Eileen. Thanks for hosting.

Celeste said...

As always Eileen, your photos are a delight. The Cardinal with the snow flakes would make a lovely Christmas card for next year.

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your photos are beautiful and amazing! I love the cardinal with the snow coming down.

Bob Bushell said...

An array of the birds, well taken Eileen.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Hello, I love all of your gorgeous birds. Birds seem to bring the winter season back to life again.

George said...

I enjoyed all of your photos of the feathered visitors to your yard. jWe have many Pine Siskins we'd be happy to ship your way if you want them.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice pics. Love the little woodpecker. So cute.. Regards from Spain..

Adam Jones said...

What a super set of birds and brilliant pictures Eileen. Have a great weekend.

Al said...

Pretty birds! I'm always amazed how they make it through a cold winter.

September Violets said...

Such beautiful photos of your birds Eileen. Love the female cardinal! My birdfeeders can be seen from my kitchen table ... I eat my lunch and enjoy the entertainment as they seem to gather around lunchtime too. Wendy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the Mourning Dove pair and the chubby cardinal. Glad to link up this week!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i wonder why birds are at there happiest? in the cold? snow? or warm? maybe eating in the answer? ( :

have a lovely happy fun weekend!!

The happy wanderer. said...

We mostly don't feed birds in Australia - they don't need it - so I always find it interesting to see the different feeders people in the U.S. and Europe have.I like the idea of using the treadmill while birdwatching through your window.

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! Love the woodpecker !

Elaine said...

I do envy you for all the variety of birds you get at your feeders in the winter!

Phyllis Oller said...

I love how every variance of colors show in your house finch pictures, but I do love them all, thanks for hosting & have a great weekend! Phyllis

Mama Zen said...

These are all beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

Your bird park is very busy even in a winter.

Linda said...

Your visitors look a lot like the ones that we see.

lorik said...

These are beautiful. My favourite is the second last.

Hannah said...

The female Cardinal has such lovely peachy colors, and the other birds are so irresistable, some are the east coast versions of some of mine. So cute!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
This Downy Woodpecker has such a cute face with its short beak..... compared to our Greater spotted woodpecker! What a lovely photo!!
But of course, I admire the beauty of all the others especially those red-headed finches :)
A great post, I will link up one of mine :)
Keep well Eileen, hugs from France!

Anni said...

I'm so happy you decided to share this link for the weekend!! GREAT post Eileen.

Wandering Wren said...

I can think of nothing lovelier than having a snow day at home watching the little birds enjoying the feeders, I especially love the Doves!
Thank you for hosting
Wren x

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Love the Downy Woodpecker because of its artful feathers :)
Have a nice day
【ツ】Knipsa

Marie said...

Wonderful visitors! Especially love those gorgeous juncos!

Louisette said...

Greeting from belgium, your fotos are always gorgeous.Have a good evening.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Catching up, here, Eileen. I was sorry to miss the critter post this week, but hope to get back to one of my favorite memes for sure next week. The House Finch shot was especially beautiful. If there was one Pine Siskin, I hope that means there will be a mate hanging around and some little ones in the Spring :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful assortment of bird shots!

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