Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday's Critters #214

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love animals, birds and all creatures 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!

Mourning Doves waiting for their turn.


One of my many Dark-eyed Juncos seen on my deck.


January 13th, we woke up to more snow. Just a enough to cover the ground and deck.


The snow sent the squirrels and birds into a feeding frenzy.








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!

75 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

that Squirrel has a very busy tail and I love seeing the snow Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

Joyful said...

More wonderful bird photos Eileen. Your squirrel is very cute too. The smattering of snow dust looks lovely. I hope you find it warm and cosy enough to get some reading done while the weather is chilly ;-)

✿ chica said...

Inicio o meu dia aqui na praia, apreciando tuas belas fotos.Adorei o esquilinho! Um amor! beijos praianos,chica

Tom said...

...a nice bunch of chiller critters.

NatureFootstep said...

link no 7, the tree is wrong.Maybe you should delete it. The linkup took the link from an earlier linkup instead of my new one :(

The doves seem cold and that was a very snowy squirrel :)
wishing you a great week.

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. You are having quite a lot of snow but at least you are managing to get some pictures. Unlike me. Here it just keeps raining and blowing and it is hard to go birding for nothing. Have a good weekend and thanks for the link-up today.

Charlene N.K. said...

The doves are so beautiful! Even that squirrel nibbling in the snow!
Thank you for another week of hosting. Have a great weekend!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
I always enjoy your Saturday Critters posts!
Such beautiful birds visiting your yard!
Great captures!
Love the photo with the squirrel!
Gorgeous picture with the falling snow!!!
Have a happy Saturday and a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
This winter is really making itself known all over the Northern Hemisphere! Critters everywhere are lucky to have such as yourself providing respite from hunting. Hope your weekend is warm and dry! YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

I suppose even the animals need to eat extra to keep their body warm during the winter. They are fortunate to have you feeding them.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of the birds. Yes, the snow makes the amimals very hungry. The Dark-eyed Juncos are very pretty.

Happy Weekend!

rainfield61 said...

The squirrel is still very hardworking on the winter, for survival.

Christine said...

Awww those are cute shots of the birds and squirrel trying to stock up on food as the snow fell! The mourning doves are very sweet to wait!
Thanks again for hosting Eileen!
Happy Saturday!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love the Dark-eyed Juncos. And the snow on the squirrel is interesting but made me feel cold. We're experiencing incredible heat here in South Africa so cannot imagine your world is covered in snow! Thanks for hosting this meme; I love joining in Greetings Jo

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love this post Eileen. Thanks for hosting!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Two birds of yours that I really like, are the Mourning Doves, and the Juncos. Don't see them here, so it's lovely to see them in your yard. That Squirrel has a very fluffy tail! Haven't seen any like it before. Hope your weather improves, it's raining today here, but thankfully no snow. Many thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!:)

David Gascoigne said...

Mourning Doves, squirrels and snow - could be my backyard!

Nick Va said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. It looks very cold where you are, while here we sweltered with 42˚C!

Lynne said...

Nice close ups Eileen . . .
Love seeing the Junco up close.
I see bunches of them when the snow flies!

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics :)))
Happy Weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The birds and squirrels appear in any weather here too.

Lea said...

Love the snowy squirrel photo!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Carol Blackburn said...

Ha, I was just thinking what David Gascoigne wrote above. It could be my backyard. I have a plethora of morning doves, Juncos and squirrels and snow this winter. But I mostly love the colorful cardinals, finches, and even the squawking blue jays on occasion. My favorite is the pair of Partridges who come and climb up into the tops of the trees and bushes and can balance on the thinnest of branches while eating the berries. I get such a stiff neck, craning it to look up and watch them. Just amazing! Have a wonderful day.....

Nick V. said...

Thank for hosting, Eileen. Keep warm!

Debbie said...

oh these are great eileen...it is wonderful to see all of this from the comfort of home when it is cold and snowing!! i enjoy the junco the most. i think i told you i only see one and it is not coming close to the house!!

it is suppose to be warmer today, i hope you get out for a walk. many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!!

Dee said...

I've noticed that the birds in our backyard get very active and much more territorial.

carol l mckenna said...

Eileen ~ Lovely wintry nature shots and of our feathered friends ~

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

magnoliasntea said...

You took some really nice photos during the snow. Love that squirrel and the junco, especially. Have a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They sure seem to come to the feeders more in the cold weather. We've had lots of birds and even a few different ones, like a Towhee in ours! Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for the party! Hugs, Diane

Betty Crow said...

Snow does make for awesome pics. I actually saw a squirrel yesterday. They are better at hiding than the ones we have in Illinois. I guess they are not used to seeing humans like their city cousins.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Honey

Sandra said...

I love doves, they are so sweet and i love their coos.. they all look a little cold to me. i have been complaining about being cold for a week and we have nothing like you have.

The Furry Gnome said...

Our big flock of Goldfinch left us a week ago and haven't returned!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thank you Eileen for continuing to host Saturday's Critters. I always enjoy your link party plus seeing your adventures and the critter's you share.

Giga said...

It's cold and snow, it's birds and they're not just looking for food. Squirrel decorated with snow is great. Regards.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely critters.

Happy Saturday backaccho

A Colorful World said...

Poor birds and squirrels dealing with all the snow! Nice shots! Hope things get less frosty soon!

Red said...

Juncos always come in just before dirty weather. They are good forecasters.

Al said...

Some cute shots there, especially the critters in the snow. We're hoping for some snow here soon!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Your dove photos make me want Spring! We've had lots of dark-eyed juncos and squirrels around here as well. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

I really love the Dark-eyed Juncos, so surreal.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I miss the juncos but not the snow! Love the sweet doves!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love the sweet little doves. Everyone seems to get along when it's cold and there's a hand-out! Hope you are keeping warm! x Karen

William Kendall said...

The doves are a particularly welcome sight!

Small City Scenes said...

Those Mourning Doves sure know how to clean up under the feeders. Good for them
MB

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, the squirrel looks so cute in the snow and the junco is such a handsome bird

RedPat said...

It is sunny & warm here and there are hardly any birds around!

Shannon W. said...

Reading this post reminded me I need to buy more birdseed and some corn for the squirrels! Thanks :) Happy Saturday.

Victoria said...

Winter is so hard on birds and little creatures...bless you and everyone who puts out food for them!

Our photos said...

I love the squirrel ! Very nice !

rainfield61 said...

Have been running for 3 consecutive years.
Must be fun but difficult to run on the snow.
Happy days to you.

Sondra said...

I just said to myself today that I don't see as many Mourning Dove as I used to..they are a beautiful bird.

Nora said...

I loved the doves! They are actually really pretty birds. Hope the weather improves. cheers.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

you always have such wonderful captures :)

bill burke said...

Wonderful bird photos. The squirrel has his work cut out for him but he's a survivor and knows what he's doing. Nice photo!

ellen b. said...

Ahh...those morning doves are so sweet!

Linda said...

My favorite is the dove in the snow.

Saimi said...

You and Missy take the best pictures of birds. I admire your photography skills! We had a pair of doves cooing each morning right outside our bedroom, like at 5:00 am promptly all summer long haha. Mr. Squirrel is pretty cute too!!

Lady Fi said...

So pretty!

Sussi said...

Lovely photos and birds!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello, I do not have material to link up this weekend. But I am admiring your doves...they are new to me. Good to know.
Have a nice Sunday!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

As always Eileen...great photos. But, of course, I'm glad the snow is up north. Here along the Texas coast, I've had enough 'winter'.

And, I want to convey my thanks to you for sharing this post with all of us birders from I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!!!

Nick V. said...

You have a late arrival visiting your meme, Eileen... Rather full tummy with stolen fruit!
Have a great new week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jenn Jilks said...

I made it! I love your birds!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Love your little Mourning Doves, so patiently waiting. It's always nice to see birds and squirrels even as it snows! Have a very nice week, Eileen, and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment my blog.

Suzan - said...

Loving your doves and busy squirrel. I enjoy watching the critters wayyyy too much every morning!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed the birds and the squirrel as well! Neat photos! Thanks, as always, for sharing. Wishing you a happy week ahead and sending you kind greetings from the Pacific Northwest! John

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The snow is lovely Eileen, but ..... The birds are lucky you are there! Thank you for hosting this wonderful sharing opportunity and I am especially grateful for your visits and comments. Thank you for taking the time to do that.

Lois said...

The Mourning Doves are my favorite!

Karen S. said...

Greetings on this lovely (so far no snow yet) evening, although I meant to post this before I left the house today! Oh well it's in now! Looking at some of your bird shots there is a bit of snow falling down on those sweet birds. I wonder if the shutdown will be over sooner rather than later. What a strange state of affairs.

The Yum List said...

Lovely capture of the squirrel in the snow.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Fun pictures! I've decided that I should just stop watching the weatherman, and just watch the birds and squirrels instead, they certainly did know that cold weather was coming, didn't they? Last night I happened to catch a raccoon eating a few bites, he was a cutie, and I wished I'd had a camera to snap a photo.

Jeanie said...

Your deck must be attraction number one for the birds in your area! Always, lovely photos!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see these Eileen.
Loved the squirrel!

All the best Jan

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