Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday's Critters #238

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!

These are some images of birds and critters from my yard and some from our local fire road taken around June 10-15th.

I've been seeing at least three bunnies in the yard, this one has a couple ticks on it's side.


The Goldfinches love the thistle sock.


The Gray Catbird is always looking for the suet.


From our walk on the local fire road, we see the Scarlet Tanager.





A Great Blue Heron on the nest, seen from the fire road.


A Swallowtail butterfly seen near the fire road.



A juvenile Great Blue Heron has been seen in my yard , this time on my deck railing.



The Heron has been seen in my neighbors yard, this heron walked all the way around my house. I saw it pacing in front of the gate like it wanted to come inside the yard. Finally it walked toward the back of the yard, I think it can climb the pine trees branches back into it's nest.




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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

57 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

Wow great series! Special mention to the Scarlet Tanager.

Anonymous said...

Poor bunny! Those ticks are HUGE!

The scarlet tanager is gorgeous. I wonder if they come this far north. I'd love to attract THOSE to our yard.

italiafinlandia said...

What a colourful collection!
That butterfly is new to me. I know a different type of swallowtail.
Thanks and happy weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

Oh dear! The ticks on the bunny look well fed! Good to see the yellow and red birds. The juvenile Great Blue Heron would have entered your house if it had found an open door or window to satisfy its curiosity. Have a happy weekend, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

you have a heron nesting close to you? Amazing! Loved to see the dark swallowtail too. Great shots of all beautiful critters. :)

biebkriebels said...

They are all beautiful, that cardinal is shining out!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Heĺlo Eileen,

Very nice to have a visit of the Blue Heron! The Swallowtail Butterfly is my favorite today. They are so beautiful!

Happy Weekend!

Tom said...

...the Scarlet Tanager and Goldfinches sure caught my attention, thanks for hosting.

Rejane Tazza said...

É sempre um prazer chegar até aqui e poder ver essas fotos tão lindas! beijos, chica e ótimo fim de semana!!

Sandra said...

that scarlet bird is stunning. I just ask bob if he has ever seen one, and neither of us has. but we do see Herons like the cutie on the porch rail

bill burke said...

Hi Eileen, wonderful critter photos. I especially like the Scarlet Tanager and the Great Blue Heron. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

Lea said...

I have never seen a Scarlet Tanager, so your photos are especially beautiful to me. And to have a Heron perched on the deck rail - fantastic!
Have a wonderful weekend!

David Gascoigne said...

Seems really appropriate that you should see the Scarlet Tanager on a fire road!

Jenn Jilks said...

That is hilarious, the heron just cruisin' around!
Are you on a lake?
The poor bunny. I don't think they feel the ticks, once they get that large. Poor bunny.

Brian King said...

Beautiful bright colors on the goldfinches and tanager! That's really cool to have a GBH on the deck! Kinda dwarfs all the other birds!

Phil Slade said...

Morning Eileen. There's so much splendid colour in your post today. Just love those two contrasting goldfinch and the fabulous red shades of the tanager. The heron made me smile with the way it seems to be thinking of ways to attack that feeder but hasn't quite worked it out.

Thanks for the link today. Have a lovely weekend.

Gayle said...

Nice variety today with the heron as star of the day. Happy Day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That young Heron sure is a sight! It looks like you could make him a pet at this point! Love your photos on this Sat. morning! Enjoy your weekend!

Nick V. said...

Wonderful captures, Eileen. The scarlet tanager is magnificent. We have almost identical blue herons here in Melbourne!
Thanks for hosting, have . a great new week!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A proper menagerie today - herons are usually so wary, it is quite special that this one feels safe in your yard. YAM xx

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, you see magnificent birds in your yard and close by!! i have been seeing a lot of bunnies this year too, more than usual!

my new goldfinch feeder has lured my goldfinches back to the yard and they are so bright and beautiful, like yours! i have a gazillion catbirds and i don't even take pictures of them anymore...your picture is nice, with a beautiful background!!

the scarlet tanager is the prize, what a gorgeous bird, and your captures are perfect. i have yet to see one, some day i hope!!

have a wonderful weekend eileen, many thanks for hosting all of us critter lovers!!

Nick Va said...

I was amazed to see the ticks on the rabbit, too!
Great shots!

Mary Hone said...

I love the heron in your yard, how fun that would be. Some day I would like to see the scarlet tanager, so pretty!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Lovely goldfinches and tanagers. I will miss seeing them now that we no longer have a second home in Illinois. The catbirds will be back here for the winter in huge numbers. Those ticks appear to be engorged with rabbit blood. Poor thing may not even see or feel them in that location.

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures today
Brilliant Scarlet Tanager . . .
My “goldie’s” love the sack feeder too!

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice Swallowtail. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

I really do need to get some nature photography going! Lovely here -- especially that scarlet tanager!

Red said...

Great blue herons are in no hurry and give you a good chance to watch them.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds Eileen.

Angie said...

Eileen - how wonderful to see a heron so close to your house. We have a frequent visitor at our lake, and if I start to look at him through binoculars, he takes off! I feel sorry for the bunny with those ticks - they must be really engorged if you can see them in a photo! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting!

Out on the prairie said...

What fun, I see a bit of my old guy self in the herons.I love to see how close I can get.

Hootin' Anni said...

I can't helo but think how may shots it took for you to get that butterfly with full, open wings! They're such a challenge...ALL beautiful photos today Eileen.

William Kendall said...

The herons are my favourites.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho fotográfico, gostei.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

I love the juvenile heron, Eileen! He may want to move in with you!

Sondra said...

Love the diversity you've shown here...and an exquisite shot of the scarlet tanager. Happy Saturday!

Shannon W. said...

Nature photos make me so happy. The bunny is adorable!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the goldfinches !

Maria Rodrigues said...

All the photos are wonderful but my favorite are the photos of Scarlet Tanager.
Have a nice Sunday
Hugs
Maria
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happyone said...

So many wonderful critter pictures. A cute bunny but feel sorry for him with all those ticks on him.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

amazing and beautiful captures of God's creation as usual :)

Linda said...

I want a great blue heron to come sit on my deck railing! Marvelous!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I'm late linking but I got here! Thanks for sharing the bunny and beautiful swallowtail. As always, your birds are spectacular. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great Sunday. Jo

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, what a bright red color Scarlet Tanager has♪ And I LOVE your herons as I can see them from time to time here. The second one looks different from the ones I can see ;-) I may think the Catbird as a crow(*^.^*) 
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Anni said...

I have yet to have any finches come to my thistle seed!! Maybe someday.

Thanks for joining us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Denise inVA said...

Great post of all those lovely critters. Thanks Eileen and have a great day :)

eileeninmd said...

I took this photo from my dining room window. Thanks!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of critter photos! Favorite is the bunny!

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

Linda W. said...

Those Scarlet Tanagers are beautiful! Poor bunny with the ticks....

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Eileen, I am using my 9 year anniversary blog post again.
Your bunny is so sweet. We used to have so many and now we have none. There is a neighborhood very near where I met you and Michael and you have to drive slow, there are so many bunnies everywhere.
Have a beautiful week dear friend~

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

How amazing it must be to see a heron in the yard! That would have made my day. Great photos of all the creatures.

Minoru Saito said...

Wow! There are many beautiful birds and a bunny and a butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Just lovely, Eileen ( all creatures great and small :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am always so in awe of your yard birds! Love that thistle sock and the birds on it and especially love the tanager which I never see anywhere we are. Thank you so much for hosting and for your help with IDing my Pacific Loons. I looked it up on line and exactly what it was .... a sort of lifer for me (does it count if you don't know what it is until your mentor tells you?) Always grateful for your help.

Sussi said...

Lovely!

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see your photographs.
I especially liked the Scarlet Tanager and Goldfinches.

All the best Jan

JP A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! Reading your recent posts, you have met so many wonderful people and seen so many beautiful birds!! Good for you Eileen!...:)JP

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