Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday's Critters #225

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's 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!


I have been enjoying the birds right outside my window, the spring birds are arriving and the winter birds are still here as I type this post.  These may not be the clearest photos, they were all taken from my closed dining room window.

The Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker






Pine Warbler and a male Downy Woodpecker



Two Pine Warblers male and female and the Downy Woodpecker.



Female Pine Warbler, they are breeder in the watershed and forest around my house. I have seen the male Pine Warbler most of the winter.



Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Warbler, Caroline Wren












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!

86 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful birds!

Tom said...

...you sure have a bunch of dinner guesses.

David Gascoigne said...

Right now we are out on Vancouver Island where the flickers are all of the red-shafted variant.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Wonderful and colorful collection of birds in this week's post!
Thank you for hosting.
Happy WE!
Peace :)

Dee said...

Your first photo is absolutely amazing. What a beautiful shot of the woodpecker's coloring.

Joyful said...

I love all your bird photos. You always show me birds I've never seen before, live or in photo. Have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Eileen, I love them Flickers---we have the red shafted here. I like the Downey too. I really like the collage of all the birds. Have a nice weekend
MB

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
beautiful birds, and again a few new to me!
Have a happy and sunny weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely selection of birds at your feeders i love the Flicker especialy. thanks for hosting Eileen and have a fabulous weekend.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...have I ever mentioned how jelly-green I am at your window view? Well I's telling it again! YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, you are so blessed to have all these pretty and cute birds visiting your garden! Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful weekend!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful birds and images! I love The Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker. Very beautiful.

Happy Weekend!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
I realise I am a very poor blogger but I spent most of my time taking photos and I will be off again to Africa in 2 weeks time!!
You really have gorgeous birds in your garden and they must appreciate your caring for them :)
Enjoy your weekend and keep well!

NatureFootstep said...

love the variety of birds in your garden.
The miration has started now but there are still much ice on the lakes.
Good, it keeps me busy :)

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. Your bird feeders are obviously doing a very valuable bit of work there. Helping to keep winter birds alive and feeding up those little warblers. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Really nice to enjoy of these beautiful birds.. Well-done and Happy weekend my friend..

✿ chica said...

Tão lindas!Parecem aqui ao meu lado estar! Perfeitas! beijos, chica

Charlene N.K. said...

That yellow-shafted Northern Flicker is so beautiful! I would love to see that too.
Love that photo collage at the end, an amazing collection of lovely birds.
Thanks for this meme again. Unfortunately, I have no critters in my latest blog, so I can't link up this time. But you're welcome to see my northern lights experience.
Have a great weekend!

bill burke said...

Hello Eileen,
your up close with birds photos are amazing. It must be a pleasure seeing them feasting on the food in your yard. Great photos, thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Lea said...

Great bird photos! I really like the eight photos all together like that
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Gorgeous photos! Downy Woodpeckers frequently visit our feeders. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Amazing close up shots of these beauties! :)

Debbie said...

we are so lucky to have such wonderful views, right outside our windows!! the flickers are beautiful, although i see them, i find them difficult to photograph. i always open the window...and let all the heat out and chuck never says a word!! by this time of year, my windows are filthy!!!

i always enjoy seeing pops of yellow at the feeders. it is probably my favorite color to see there!!

Betty Crow said...

You certainly have a colorful variety of birds today. I'm always partial to the flickers. They look so elegant. Have a wonderful weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've been seeing a lot of birds migrating this week so watch out for more to come. Yours get along better at the feeders than ours! lol Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Brian King said...

The Flicker is beautiful! Don't see them at the feeders here. Nor the warblers. We are getting more snow this morning, though, so the robins are eating suet. LOL

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I always am fascinated with your gorgeous birds gathering to your yard ♫♫♫
What colorful birdies and I had no idea that you take pictures with the windows closed as well :-)

Thank you SO much for your sweet visits, sorry for my absence lately and hoping easier week ahead (♡˘◡˘♡)

Love, Miyako*

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The pine warblers are lovely.

Jenn Jilks said...

It is so hopeful to see your diversity, I know spring is coming!

Mildred said...

I think they are beautiful; such a variety of birds! Happy Weekend.

Debbie Huffaker said...

Thank you for letting me join in your link-up. I, too, shared fotos of birdies and a silly squirrel yesterday. I'd be honored if you'd join in our Friday Foto Friends link-up. HOPE you have a great weekend.

Andy Wilson said...

It's been awhile since my last Saturday's Critters post. So, hi there! :)

RedPat said...

You get such a variety at your place, Eileen!

Nick V. said...

What beauties these are, Eileen!
Enjoy the new week!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a beautiful series of birds you have been able to photograph.
The collage is really great.
Best regards, Irma

Cloudia said...

Thank You, E

Lois said...

They are so pretty Eileen!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I love the first image with the woodpecker's tail tucked in while it eats. And the second one with the pine warbler flitting up to the feeder. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Mia said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Eileen!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Sandra said...

i have never seen a wild bird of any kind that was yellow or had yellow like that beautiful shaft of yellow. only parakeets in cages. so beautiful

Nick Va said...

Lovely!
Thanks for hosting, Eileen.

Red said...

The flicker is a very elegant bird . I like to watch them when they visit my place.

Carol Blackburn said...

What a lovely array of our fine feathered friends. I remember the first Northern Flicker I saw in my yard and thought "what a colorful Mourning Dove". I know better now. They do look like they are related though, in my opinion. Distant cousins maybe. Have a great weekend!

Schotzy said...

Such a variety of birds.... and your photos are so clear and finely detailed...my next step is to purchase a better camera... But I loved the flicker the beat I believe... Gorgeous photos!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photos of the various beautiful birds ~ love the little yellow one ~ (pine warbler)

Namaste,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Visions of loveliness, all of them. I just love the Yellow-shafted Flicker, and the pretty yellow warblers. Your collage is beautiful.:) Thank you so much for hosting.

Angie said...

Love the pine warblers!!! You have probably seen my comments on other blogs that we had to take down our bird feeders this week ... bears are coming out of their dens and everyone is trying to avoid habituating them to back yards as food sources!!! Thanks for hosting and have a super weekend!

Maggee said...

I have only seen Flickers in the wild lately. Great shots of all the birds! I see the same ones here... love it! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, beautiful images of gardening, stay well Eileen.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

You are making my feeder envy worse. We cannot have a feeder here because of the pesky ducks, pigeons and parakeets which can spill all the seed in minutes (and invite the rodents to partake).

Al said...

Such pretty birds - that Northern Flicker is my favorite of this group. Have a wonderful weekend!

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice array of birds. Thanks for sharing.

William Kendall said...

What pretty bird company!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed all the bird photos! My favorites are the Pine Warblers. The Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker is pretty amazing too. Thanks for sharing and hosting Saturday’s Critters! Have a happy week ahead! John

krishna said...

All the sweet little chipping birds..

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias espectaculares.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Lowcarb team member said...

It's always so lovely to see your selection of birds.
The colourings of each of them is simply wonderful.

Have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Lynne said...

A handsome lot indeed . . .

happyone said...

Lots of beautiful birds for us to enjoy today. : )

Our photos said...

Owww, i love these birds ! Very nice !

Sondra said...

HI Eileen, I am finally back on the grid after 19 days of camping across the country...good to be in one place for a while! Love the collage of all your great feeder birds! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Linda W. said...

Nice pics of the flicker!

Shannon W. said...

Hello from Wisconsin, USA :)

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Beautiful Bird pics.
Happy Weekend

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What fun at your feeders! The Warbler is something we don't have in my corner of VA. But I was told this week to get my hummingbird feeder back up - It just doesn't feel like time yet -- But I'm still waiting for the return of my favorite bird, the Eastern Phoebe who is late returning.

Linda said...

I enjoy your birds! I am now down to only stocking my feeders with black thistle seed and red pepper suet in hopes that Mr. Bear doesn't like those flavors. I know the squirrels don't! But as soon as my current supply is gone, I am done with feeding until the bears go away for the winter. Sad but bears are a nuisance here.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing beauties today, once again!

Denise inVA said...

Loved each and every photo Eileen and thank you for the nice welcome back.

Ranten said...

Great birds visiting you! Happy new week!

Wandering Wren said...

... and a massive round of applause for the Carolina Wren! Yay!
Thank you for hosting Eileen.
Wren xx

Lynn said...

Gorgeous birds!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ps...thanks, Eileen, for sharing your wonderful birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos and such a agreat variety of birds

Giga said...

Hello. You do not have to watch birds outside, you see them looking out the window and it's so much and so cute. You can be a little jealous. Regards.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your love for all of God's creatures shines through all your posts.

Love Affair with Food said...

Gorgeous birds!

Cathy Keller said...

As always a beautiful post!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're loving Eileen's Cafe!! Such a nice variety of birds.

Sussi said...

colorful and lovely birds!

Jeanie said...

What a colorful selection of birds you offer us today! Delightful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm jealous of all the wonderful birds your feeders attract, Eileen. Beautiful photos!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the birds and it’s interesting to note both the northern flicker and downy woodpecker has red patch on their back hear. I enjoyed the collage

Linda G. said...

As always, lovely captures of your backyard birds.

Polly said...

Beautiful birds. You are so lucky having these lovely visitors in your garden.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Amazing shots.
So many beautiful birds.
Greetings
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

indah nuria Savitri said...

Those are cute birds! I learn a lot about birds thanks to you, Eileen..

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