Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday's Critters #237

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Canada Day to my blogging friends in Canada!  

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!

These are some of the birds and butterflies I saw while staying at the Cumberland Falls Resort State Park in Kentucky.

Taken on May 7th 2018, a  Spotted Sandpiper was seen along the river right before the top of the Cumberland Falls.




A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly seen on some wild azaleas near the Eagle Falls.





American Goldfinch outside the resort lodge.


This fat groundhog was seen outside the restaurant window at the lodge. I think it was watching me eat my breakfast, wishing he could join us.


I enjoyed watching this Song Sparrow playing in the water on the river's edge above the falls.



I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.





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



Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

62 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful pictures! I like the butterfly and Goldfinch pics. Did the groundhog see you hogging? =)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What marvelous encounters in Kentucky♪ Sweet Sandpiper, amazing pictures of Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly with azaleas, at first I wondered what the same pinkish thing with Goldfinch's leg p;-) The pictures Groundhog reminded me of Groundhog's Day you have; was it hungry or not(*^.^*) I Really love the cute Song Sparrow playing on the river's edge and making ripples.
Thank you so much for hosting and comments; Love and Hugs from Japan, Miyako*

Denise inVA said...

These are great Eileen. The groundhog’s hopeful expression gave me a smile. Happy weekend to you :)

Angie said...

Eileen - terrific shots - I especially liked the butterfly - I have been trying hard to get some this week but they just won't sit still! Thanks for hosting, and Happy Fourth of July!

Nancy J said...

Every one is truly lovely, but the Song Sparrow with swirls of water is my favourite today.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
the groundhog wins all!
(LOL!) All shots are nice.
Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos! I envy your Tiger Swallowtail butterfly! It's very beautiful. Enjoy your day!
Happy Weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see the sandpiper and, of course the beautiful butterfly. You have so many gorgeous ones "over there" :)

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures and collage, very well done, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I especially like that butterfly! So sad about the passing of Luiz.

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty butterflies and birds. At first glance I thought the groundhog is a baby bear.

Karen said...

I have been seeing a fat groundhog here recently. I love your pic of the butterfly on the pink azaleas! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra said...

I have never seen a groundhog, he is adorable. that goldfinch shot is really, really beautiful....

Rejane Tazza said...

Mais uma vez gostei muito de ver tudo aqui e animaizinhos lindos! beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

Sandi said...

A groundhog! I don't think I've ever seen one in real life.

David Gascoigne said...

I can see that groundhog just bristling with resentment that you called him fat. He thinks he is husky, well proportioned and appealing to the ladies - all in a very groundhoggish way of course!

Barbara Rogers said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography. Your "critters" are always in focus, as if they just waited for your lens to capture them. Much gratitude to them and you! Barb

bill burke said...

What beautiful photos. My favorite is the groundhog, I never seen a real groundhog before so I thank you. Have a wonderful weekend,

Jenn Jilks said...

We've had a groundhog here. Silly things!
I love your photos.
have a great w/e!
Thanks for the Canada Day wishes. Sorry about the trade war!!!

Tom said...

...numbers 3, 4 and five are fabulous, enjoy your week.

Lynne said...

I will enjoy that Yellow Swallowtail
more than mister groundhog chubs!
I need to get my “picture taking” game on for some “critter” captures!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos of the butterflies! Nice yellow in both them and the goldfinch. It appears the groundhog has already joined in on a few breakfasts! Cumberland Falls is a beautiful place.

Sondra said...

Saturday again! Wow time seems to be flying...how cool to see the groundhog, and a good variety of birds too! It's so muggy right now I think the water's edge is the place to be!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always think a Sandpiper should be at the ocean! heehee! But he seems happy there. I would love to get some butterfly pics this week. We see a lot but they won't pose for me. You got great critter pics! Enjoy your day!

Hootin' Anni said...

I was here earlier this morning linking in & forgot to say hello! 'Hello'

Love your critter sa always Eileen...the sandpiper is darling (great 'pose')

Nick V. said...

A great selection of critters today, Eileen. That butterfly is stunning!
Thanks for hosting!

Debbie said...

that fat little groundhog hangs around that restaurant for a reason!! hehehehe, it looks like he is doing pretty well for himself!!

the butterflies are beautiful - i have not seen any yet!! right now i am checking my dill every day for the larva of the black swallowtail. i would like to raise some like i did last year, it was so much fun!!

i have not been seeing many goldfinches lately, i'm not sure why. i have a brand new goldfinch feeder and it is filled with new thistle! great siting of the sandpiper!!

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice variety, especially the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

Thank You E!

Nick V. said...

PS: Have a good week and a happy New Month!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Eileen-
Very nice collection of your photos this time too!
The Groundhog looks definitely well nourished.
Thanks for hosting.
Happy WE!
Peace :)

Red said...

Sadly, I haven't seen a groundhog hear for more than 40 years.

Terri said...

Love to spot the butterflies- but haven't seen too many around here lately. Will have to get out and drive around the lake- they are plentiful there. Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

Groundhogs here are very skittish- they tend to bolt for their nearest hole when you pass by.

Dee said...

That groundhog gave me my laugh for today. You know he absolutely wanted a bite of what you were eating!!!! LOL

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


ah, a woodchuck and flutterbys. My day is made perfect

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like the butterfly almost got caught.

A Colorful World said...

I am still hoping to get a swallowtail shot! Lovely pics, Eileen! Boy, that's one chubby boy groundhog! :-) Have a great week!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of 'critter' photos! Love the little shore birds ~

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

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, we don't get Spotted Sandpiper's in Africa and the groundhog is a new animal to me as well. I loved the Swallowtail and as always the Song Sparrow antics fascinate me. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Phil Slade said...

Nice work Eileen. Rub out those spots and it's a Common Sandpiper, honest.

Looks like that groundhog has been in the restaurant eating all the pies!

Have a great week, and thanks for the link-up again.

RedPat said...

I love the song sparrow and always enjoy seeing a magical butterfly like that one!

Shannon W. said...

Butterflies and birds make me so happy when I watch them. They are so free :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

All your photos are great. I really love the butterflies.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos Eileen.

Klara S said...

Pictures with the butterfly are my favourite.
Thank you for hosting.

Betty Crow said...

The butterflies are beautiful. I haven't seen too many here this year. Nice shot of the groundhog. Have a wonderful weekend.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the butterfies !

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous collection of photographs here.
Love that Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

ellen b. said...

Love all these great shots you captured and especially that groundhog!

Powell River Books said...

We have lots of Swallowtails visiting now as well. They are such beautiful big butterflies. - Margy

Linda said...

Butterfly + azalea = awesome.

Anni said...

I want to send along my sincere thanks for your sharing this fabulous post this week with us birders!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, specially the goldfinch which is so much yellower than our goldfinch

Maria Rodrigues said...

Amazing photos, my favorite ones were those of the butterfly.
Have a nice sunday
All the best
Maria
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Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures..I haven't seen any Butterflies this year..not unusual..Never saw a begging ground hog..cute picture..Stay cool..

Giga said...

I'm thrilled with a butterfly, a marmot and a marmot, but I like the other photos too. Regards,

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

what a beautiful variety and perfect captures as always :)

Margaret Adamson said...

great images Eileen. That grondhog is certainly VERY fat11 Thanks for hostiing. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a great place to stay! It is so fun to be able to watch critters as you eat breakfast -- and the birds ou saw as you walked are great

Jeanie said...

As a photographer, I feel extra blessed when a colorful butterfly lands on an equally colorful plant! Lucky you!

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