Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday's Critters #194

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy September everyone.  I wish all in the USA a safe and happy Labor Day weekend..Update I just heard it is Canada's Labor Day weekend also, Happy Labor Day to Canada!

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!


These are some images of my yard birds and butterflies. I am so behind sharing photos, these are mostly images from July early August.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Female House Finch


Black Swallowtail or Spicebush?


In the woods across the driveway, a Turkey Vulture and a Great Blue Heron.


Great Spangled Fritillary and pretty Purple Coneflowers.


Eastern Bluebirds came one day to check out the bird houses and maybe our blueberry bushes, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the Gray Catbird.


I am not sure if these two are Eastern Phoebe's or the Eastern PeWee? Any id help is appreciated.


Another Black Swallowtail butterfly or Pipevine? The butterflies and hummers love this lantana


The female Ruby-throated Hummingbird also at the Lantana. These photos were taken thru my dining room window. I have the Lantana and some other plants sitting on a table right outside the window.





I hope you enjoyed my photos, birds and butterflies.




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!



Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

82 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

I like your framing of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what fabulous photos from your yard. Love the little birds and the flowers - especially the hummingbird in the lantana - and all those butterflies. I really like the way you captured the vulture and heron posing - great shots. Happy Labor Day weekend,

Jo said...

Morning Eileen, your butterfly images are brilliant as is the hummingbird photo. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo

A Colorful World said...

I love the black swallowtail on that bright lantana! Beautiful photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the most wonderful yard -- all those visitors. I especially love the hummers, but all are wonderful. Thank you for hosting and, again, for helping me so much with IDs.... It has been very smoky here from wildfires and we haven't been able to get outdoors much, but the shrike that you ID'd for me in June definitely deserved another mention, as did your help and kindness!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful gift to have the Hummingbird right outside your window :)

italiafinlandia said...

Hi Eileen,
the Hummingbird is lovely! A perfect pose!
And I like so much butterflies...
Have a sunny weekend without clouds!
Luisella

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
oooohhhhhhh flutttiebyes are the winners today! &*> (though Mr Heron's pose is very statuesque...) Have a super holiday weekend! YAM xx

Lea said...

Hello!
What a lovely collection of critters!
I think your butterfly is a Spicebush Swallowtail because there are two rows of orange spots on the wings. Pipevine Swallowtails have only one row of orange spots.
Great photo of the Hummingbird on the Lantanas!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

I really love butterflies, and they are so beautiful. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is so pretty. Thank you for hosting and sharing, Eileen!

Happy Weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Stunning shots of the beautiful butterflies, but the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is sublime,...I recognized it from your header,..what a beauty! A nice selection of birds here too. Thank you for hosting, and have a great weekend.:)

Gordon said...

As always Eileen you never let us down, superb shots of the butterfles, I wish we had some that size in the UK.
Have a good weekend , Gordon.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, pretty critters. I like the way the Great Blue Heron posed for you! Have a beautiful weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I especially liked the spectacular butterfly photos.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of the birds, butterflies and the hummingbird. So beautiful !
Best, Synnöve

Ela said...

Wow !! Amazing photos !!! I love your pictures, Eileen !!!
Happy weekend !!

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, I love the Eastern Phoebe. They have long tails that they twitch and they sing their own name. It's so pretty and I have loads of them around my house. Your pics look a bit different from the ones I see. Perhaps they are the PeeWee. I don't know because I don't believe I've ever seen a PeeWee.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

rupam sarma said...

Hellooo, Nice to read your pots.
Thanks for all pics, Awesome. Beautiful butterflies.
Greetings.

Tom said...

...Eileen, what a fabulous collection, it's hard to choose a favorite, enjoy your weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely butterfly photos. Enjoy the long weekend.

photodoug said...

Eileen, may you and your family enjoy a splendid Labor Day weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Yes, we have a long weekend, too! It doesn't make much difference to us, retired and all.
I'm in the middle of stacking a big pile of wood.

Nick V. said...

Delightful butterfly photos, Eileen, I really like the hummingbird too. Happy Labour Day to you.
Labour Day is a public holiday in all states and territories in Australia. It is observed in Western Australia on the first Monday in March and on the second Monday in March in Victoria and Tasmania. The Northern Territory observes Labour Day on the first Monday in May. :-)
Have a good week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a pretty photo of the hummer! And love the heron with his wings out. Enjoy your day sweet friend and thanks for the party! Hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

oooooh eileen, the butterfly images are perfection, what a treat!! and also what an awesome capture of the hummingbird, one of the best i have seen!!

have a wonderful long weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

Lynne said...

I enjoyed this "critter collection." . . .
Wonderful pictures . . .
Sweet hummer catch in that final photo . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw

lovely shots

of course

Sandra said...

love them ALL and the last one of the humming bird gets love love love....

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Sandi said...

"Eastern Tiger Swallowtail"

That's our state butterfly!

Nick Va said...

Lovely shots, all of them, Eileen!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That last one is a beauty!!!

Have a fantastic Saturday,
Andrea

Phil Slade said...

That's a great selection of critters this week Eileen. Something for birders, botanists and bug lovers alike. Happy Labour Day to you over there in the US. Thanks for the link-up today.

Al said...

You've got an amazing variety of shots here today.

A Casa Madeira said...

Hello, Eileen, checking to see what's new.
Everything is very beautiful here.
Good start to the month of September.
Janicce

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful bird and butterfly shots ~ you live in what looks like a critter sanctuary ~ Fantastic photos as always ~ thanks, and Happy Labor Day weekend to you and family ~ ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, a wide array of critters for sure...my Eastern Towhees are much darker than yours and after seeing your Lantana, it made me think of having it in VA and the birds and butterflies loved it!!!...:)JP (Have a safe Labor Day!!)

Christine said...

Eileen, what a wonderful selection of birds and butterflies! The swallowtail is such a beautiful creature in comparison to the turkey vulture!!! Great photos of them in the trees and of the heron who seems to be stretching and sunning himself! Love the bluebirds!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy the weekend!

Karen said...

Eileen, You have to be the world's most patient person to get such great photos!! Love the eastern bluebirds and all the butterflies.

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, I just loved all the butterfly and bird photos. Great post!
Have a lovely weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

simply beautiful! seriously stunning photos, eileen! happy september!
have a great day, enjoy your weekend!xo

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos, dear Eileen! They all need a frame! I hope you have a superb weekend!

Jeanie said...

Swallowtails are one of my favorites. Beautiful photos, one and all!

happyone said...

Like all your critters.
Beautiful butterfly and a different pose of the heron. Great capture.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de- semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos and a great selection of birds & butterflies

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, what a lovely selection of photographs.
The butterflies look so lovely and the hummingbird is just amazing.
I enjoyed looking at all of your images.

Happy Labor Day weekend

All the best Jan

RedPat said...

The heron looks so skinny, Eileen!

Our photos said...

Wow, that's nice ! I love the butterflies !

Betty Crow said...

Awesome butterflies. The buzzard in the tree really caught my eye. I always find them on the ground, never anywhere that would make a good picture. My favorite is the hummingbird. They will soon be heading south and I will miss seeing them.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! Here's to a great weekend for us all!

Bob Bushell said...

I am in love the Butterflies, they are splendid indeed.

Villrose said...

Love the butterflies and hummers!

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen, thanks for hosting...

Blessings, Victoria

Patti said...

Enjoyed seeing all your beautiful creatures. I love lantana, but haven't had any for a couple years. Some varieties come back in our area, but I haven't found one yet.

Wandering Wren said...

You have found some spectacular butterflies - love the Black swallowtail especially!
Wren x

Felicia said...

beautiful critters. the first butterfly is gorgeous.

rainfield61 said...

I really enjoy seeing all these critters.
What will happen if, in one day, they are gone?

Linda W. said...

Wonderful butterfly photos!

Anonymous said...

Such beauty. Thank you for these delights.
Enjoy the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL butterfly photos this week.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great Swallowtail picture!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Can you believe that it's Labor Day weekend already? Your photos are lovely and show the best the season has had to offer! I'll miss summer, it went too fast, didn't it?

Rose said...

A jackpot of photos! Wonderful ones of the butterflies.

Weekend-Windup said...

Amazing pictures, colorful birds. Thanks for bringing cheers in the morning.

Happy Labor Day!!!

krishna said...

Again you captured so many beautiful picture of nature through your lens..

Linda said...

Great shots! I'm not sure the great blue heron would appreciate you sharing that awkward pose! LOL.

Sussi said...

Love them! Wonderful photos

Sue said...

Love those sweet butterflies.
We seem to have less of them this year. It's sad.

The Yum List said...

Your first photo is simply stunning with all of that colour.

Ranten said...

Love the butterflies! Happy new week!

Lois said...

Beautiful butterflies!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Pretty butterflies. I can't seem to get them to sit still while I take pictures of them, haha! And, the bluebirds! I love them! Years ago I thought the name bluebird was just a short name for Blue Jays! But, my mom set me straight a few years ago, and with help of the internet, I find that there are actually Bluebirds! I know that before I was a Campfire Girl, I was a Bluebird, go figure! I have a lot of Blue Jays visit my yard, and, I just haven't seen a regular Bluebird yet. But who knows? Thank you for a lovely post, and, have a safe Labor Day, Eileen.

Mia said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I love the pretty birds!!! Kisses!

Missy George said...

I enjoyed your yard critters..especially the Butterflies and Hummingbird..Enjoy your weekend.

ruma said...

Hello.

Brilliant works.
Thank you for your visiting always.

I wish You all the best.
Greeting and hug.

From Japan, ruma ❃

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed seeing all your images:)

Maggee said...

I was waiting to finish all my posts, before doing your linkup! But... I peeked at this post Saturday... I think you got pictures of an Eastern Wood Peewee. At least that is from comparing to my book! The wings were the clincher! Hugs!

Jeanna said...

However did you get a picture of a turkey vulture? That is so cool, Eileen. I can't believe it and the heron was across your driveway. I'm so jealous.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What GORGEOUS VISITORS you had, butterflies are so beautiful and I wish I could see hummingbirds♫♫♫ Well, I had a lovely smile with pictures of both Turkey Vulture and Great Blue Heron. Adorable collage with matching color♡♡♡

So sorry for my belated comment. Wishing you are having a wonderful new week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Karen S. said...

I am working on getting some photos for this coming Saturday's Critters!

William Kendall said...

The hummingbird is my favourite.

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