Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday's Critters #211

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy New Year 2018! I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!


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!


The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a common bird seen this time of the year.


This is a female Downy Woodpecker at my suet feeder.



On December 20th I happened to glance out my window to find the pretty Pine Warbler on my deck railing.



The Pine Warbler is the only warbler I see during the winter months. I have had these warbler show up in my yard during previous years and snow storms, they must be a hardy little bird.







I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year ! 


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!

69 comments:

krishna said...

All sweet little bird!

Nancy Chan said...

Your place is rich with beautiful birds. I can only see a few common birds here in my mini garden. Development has driven the birds away. Wishing you and family a happy new year filled with good health, peace, joy and love!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Thank you for another year of hosting Saturday's Critters.
Great collection of birds and photos in this post.
I wish you and yours a Very Happy New Year 2018.
Have a Wonderful Time!
Peace :)

diane b said...

Love the little yellow puff ball. Happy New Year.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 2018.

Margaret Adamson said...

I am very envous that you hav woodpecker come to feed in your garden and I love that little warbler Eileen. Happy New Year to you annd thanks for hosting this meme.

Sussi said...

sweet birds! Happy New Year 2018!

Nancy J said...

I am sure you'll have so many visitors at New Year, getting a hearty meal and some shelter if the snow continues. Happy New Year to you both.

✿ chica said...

Tão lindos teus desejos quanto são as fotos!

Feliz 2018 e que nele possamos viver cada dia com alegria e muita saúde! beijos, chica

NatureFootstep said...

The little warbler are cute. The woodpeckers gorgeous birds as always. Not sure if I have seen the Sapsucker before. Love the red spot on it´s head. :)

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
I love your pretty Pine Warbler. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you All The Best for the New Year!!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, beautiful woodpeckers and warbler. Is the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker also part of the woodpecker family. Thanks for sharing and hosting this meme. I'm having Windows issues at the moment and I cannot get my link to past on your linky. Please could you do it for me? Happy New Year to you. Jo

Sandi said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Our back yard female sapsucker has returned for the fifth winter. It nearly killed a section of our Mahogany tree the second year and now we try to shoo her away with a water hose. She treats it like a game, staying on the opposite side of the trunk. Love those Pine Warblers. We see them rather erratically here during the winter. Happy New Year!

Marleen said...

Happy New Year, Eileen!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful little birds in your yard! The small birds are so cute,and I love them very much.

I wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!


DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Great captures of the woodpecker and the preety Warbler bird!
Adorable birds! Excellent shots!
Wishing to you and your family Happy New Year 2018 with health,joy and happiness!
Happy holidays!
Dimi...

amo sin blogg said...

I also wish you Happy New Year.
Thank you for good words to me this yeah.
Hope to see you next year too.
Hugs from Anne-Mari

Tom said...

...and a Happy New Year to you!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, that sweet looking cute yellowish Pine Warbler is the hardy birdie(*^.^*) The Sapsucker and woodpecker also lovely and makes me wish to see with my own eye ;-)
Wishing you a happy coming New Year♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. The Pine Warbler is a beautiful bird!
Many wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

David Gascoigne said...

Must be great to see a Pine Warbler in winter. If I had been asked to guess which species would have been most likely in winter I would have chosen Yellow-rumpled, especially since they are known to feed on berries when insects are not available.

Ela said...

Oh, those are sweet birds !!!
Happy New Year to you too !!

Laura. M said...

May the 2018 come loaded for you and your family, of all these gifts ... Happiness. Health and Illusion. And you want to keep doing everything you like. We will continue sharing.
Happy New Year 🥂 Eileen Feliz Año Nuevo.
Besos 💕

Jenn Jilks said...

You are the consummate birder!

Janneke said...

Wonderful yellow Pine warbler Eileen, a real beauty to watch during winter. I wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Critter Year!

magnoliasntea said...

Oh, I love your little Pine Warbler. It's so sweet and delicate looking.
Have a nice weekend, and Happy New Year!

ellen b. said...

Sweet birds, Eileen. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We put out an extra feeder this week. We have SO many birds right now! Lots of Warblers but we haven't seen the Pine W. yet! Enjoy your weekend my friend. Happy New year!

jandi said...

Hi there Eileen, lovely images! Wishing you a beautiful 2018! Thank you so much for your kind words and your concern. I'm so sorry I have been so scarce lately.

Cloudia said...

Happy New Year E!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw, lovely critters

Happy New Year

Lea said...

Love your birds!
I think I saw a Pine Warbler here a few days ago.
May many blessings be yours in the new year!

Nick Va said...

May 2018 be filled with health and happiness, Eileen! Keep on taking great critter photos!

Mary Hone said...

That warbler is so cute, what a pretty color they are. Happy New Year to you!

Sandra said...

Happy New year to you and i wish you many safe travels for your photos

William Kendall said...

Lovely birds, Eileen!

Happy New Year to you.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. Thank you for hosting yet another year of your critter party. It really is very much appreciated by me and many others judging by the blog's popularity. It must be hard work doing this every week without fail. Thanks again and have yourself a Very Happy New Year,

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you Eileen. Looking forward to more of your nature photos in 2018

D said...

Aren't woodpeckers just the greatest birds!

Bob Bushell said...

I do love the Woodpeckers, have a brilliant day tomorrow.

Shannon W. said...

I absolutely love seeing all these beautiful birds. Thank you for posting such wonderful photos!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful birds! And Happy New Year to you as well! Hope 2018 is awesome!

photodoug said...

Eileen, Thanks for hosting. May you and your family have a a blessed New Year.

Debbie said...

gorgeous birds and pictures!! i don't see sapsuckers or pine warblers (i get the yellow pumped warblers)!! sooooo i really enjoyed these!!!

RedPat said...

No warblers here at this time of year! I'll be back next week with a Critter post. Happy New Year, Eileen!

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome bird photography!

Wishing you and your family the best New Year ever!
C & Z

Giga said...

Beautiful birds. I wish you a happy and healthy 2018!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Thank you for hosting and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely pictures Eileen, my favourite is the Pine Warbler, such lovely colouring and a cute looking bird!

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2018.

All the best Jan

Sondra said...

Lovely shots of some terrific birds! I've had a pine warbler nibbling at the suet they really brighten up the winter dreary.

Juni said...

Querida Eileen, lindas imagens, como sempre!
Vim te desejar um feliz ano novo com muita saúde, paz e alegrias.
Beijos.

happyone said...

Excellent photos.
Happy New Year my friend.

Angie said...

Eileen - Happy New Year and thanks for hosting ... you have attracted a very talented set of bloggers and I enjoy being part of the group! A sweet bird you showcased today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The Yum List said...

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Oh, I wonder if I'd know a pine warbler from a goldfinch! I may need to re-review my finch pictures. Happy New Year, Eileen!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It has taken me weeks of feeding the birds to get woodpeckers to come. Like you, I love seeing them and taking their pictures.

Say warm Eileen, and happy, happy (almost) New Year!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Eileen. Wishing you a happy new year!

Lynne said...

I say it often . . .
It’s the little things . . .
We closed our feeders this past spring . . .
Chipmunks and squirrels had us in fits.
We “reopened” around Thanksgiving.
I can not say enough about the joy I feel watching the birds.
And the shared joy Mister Irish and I experience together.
Looking out the kitchen window each morning is my “bright spot.”
Thank you Eileen . . . for Saturday’s Critters!

Jeanie said...

And I extend the same Happy New Year wishes to you for 2018. I've so enjoyed every single post and beautiful bird!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Happy New Year! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Lovely card and great bird pictures!
I too wish you a great new year and may you be healthy, you and your family :)
All the best!

Barb said...

Such pretties. Happy 2018, Eileen!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Happy New Year and all the best!!!

xxBasia

kplakis said...

You got some beautiful bird photos! I never see pine warblers up here. Have a very happy new year!

Betty Crow said...

I would have mistaken the sapsucker for a woodpecker. New bird for me. I do like the colors of the pine warbler. Happy New Year!

Becca said...

Those birds are all so cute and pretty! I don't know bird species well enough to ever really document them.

Mia said...

Happy New Year, Eileen! I love your bird photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for the wonderful gift of hosting Saturday Critters! You have wonderful backyard birds -- that warbler MUST be hardy to stay up there all winter.

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