Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 244

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!

Here are some of my  back yard birds, butterflies and critters.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have found some place to perch in the nearby blueberry bushes which are really close to their feeders.


The neighborhood squirrels are well fed here, I stopped using the thistle sock because the darn squrrels would chew a hole in them and the seed would just fall out.  I started buying the thistle seed and put in a small feeder and you can see the squirrel made himself at home on the feeder.


Black Swallowtail and  a Great Spangled Fritillary.


Black Swallowtail


Spangled Fritillary.


Tiger Swallotwtail









Ruby-throated Hummingbird perched in blueberry bush.



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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

57 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Oh my! Very colorful butterflies and eye catching Hummers.
Great photographs, Eileen!
Thanks for hosting.
Happy WE!
Peace :)

Shiju Sugunan said...

Loved you photos. Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a beautiful bird.

Nancy Chan said...

A wonderful post for a bright and cheerful morning. I like the cute squirrel enjoying itself at the seed feeder. Beautiful butterflies and birds are happy models!

diane b said...

Lovely hummingbird shots and the butterflies are fabulous.

A Colorful World said...

Amazing shots, Eileen! Loved every one...especially the orange butterfly on the lantana!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
How many lovely critters also today!
The perched hummingbirds have beautiful colours.
The butterflies too. Have a nice weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the beautiful butterfly shots and the lcos eof of the Hummingbird is marveous. Thanks doe hostinf abd have a wonderful weekend.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos and perfectly photographed.
The photo of the squirrel is cute as he eats the food.
Best regards, Irma

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

You show so many beautiful photos! The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is so pretty, and the butterflies too.
Thank you for sharing.

Happy Weekend!

Tom said...

...Eileen, you attract a wonderful collection of critters. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead.

Rejane Tazza said...

Fico encantada aqui! Todas lindas e o esquilo me chama muito a atenção! Adoro ver! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

s.c said...

Great critter shots as always. Like them.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful butterflies and hummers. I hope to see the hummingbirds down here fairly soon. We had no squirrels at all when we moved here, as the subdivision was only 2 years old and the trees were all small. Now they are everywhere and enjoying a bumper crop of acorns.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What lovely photos, the butterflies are beautiful. I love the photo of the hummingbirddrinking and that greedy squirrel!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, your hummingbirds are beautiful. As always I love the butterfly images. I have never even seen a Black Swallowtail. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this meme. I think I may be back to posting regularly now. Have a great Saturday. Jo

David Gascoigne said...

It is amazing that we can seriously contemplate going to Mars but we cannot construct a seed dispenser that can defeat the ingenuity of a squirrel!

bill burke said...

Great critter photos as always. I love the hummingbirds and the butterflies. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful butterflies and hummingbird photos. I've been missing from Saturday Critters for a few weeks as I had knee replacement surgery and took a break from my website.

Hootin' Anni said...

LOVE those hummingbirds!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Great critters, as ever. I adore the two-for-one with the two on your flowers. That is such a bonus!!! tee hee.
Thanks for hosting.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fico sempre maravilhado a ver estas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Debbie said...

a great series of photo's eileen, each one a favorite. the hummingbird captures are magnificent!!!

Nick V. said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. I love the hummingbirds and butterflies!

Klara S said...

Your pictures are lovely, Eileen.
Thank you for hosting.

Betty Crow said...

I enjoy watching the hummingbirds. You got some great shots. Love the butterflies. I've been trying to get a few pics myself, but none turned out as good as yours. My favorite is the squirrel. Made me laugh. They always find a way! Happy Saturday and thanks for hosting.

Nick V. said...

PS: Thanks for hosting!

Brian King said...

Great photos of the hummingbird! The butterflies are beautiful!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, squirrels certainly can are ferocious eaters. Thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

Love you 🌸

Anonymous said...

Oh that chunky little squirrel eating up all the seed. They can be greedy-gobs!

RedPat said...

You don't have to travel far to see many beautiful critters, Eileen!

Sandra said...

you might want to get a larger sized feeder, in order for the big bushy tail intruder to 'fit in' better.. the hummers are soooo beautiful... I did not know they sit still until my friend Pat sent me a pic he took this past week, it was sitting on a branch. like yours.... lovely photos

Phil Slade said...

Super butterflies Eileen. That Black Swallowtail is especially very beautiful. What a treat to see that in your garden. This year is really poor for butterflies over here, despite the hot summmer. There's something not right about the lack of insects. Have a great weekend and thanks for the links today.

Red said...

It's a great time of the year for butterflies.

Jeevan said...

Spectacular capture on the butterflies and hummingbirds! Just wonderful light and colors on the butterflies and glad u come up with a feeder for squirrels..

Happy weekend Eileen

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, hope you're having a wonderful weekend. You caught a hilarious shot of squirrels and their strong willed ways of getting every last bite of food! Great butterflies too, they seem to really be flying around more than all summer. WE saw a great abundance of them at the Minnesota Zoo this last week, unbelievable better than I've ever seen there too.

Lea said...

Beautiful butterflies, and the squirrel made me laugh!
Wonderful photos of the Hummingbirds!
Have a great weekend!

William Kendall said...

Given a bit of time, a squirrel is always going to figure out a way to defeat 'squirrel proof' feeder systems.

carol l mckenna said...

amazing hummingbird macro shots!

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

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful array of Butterflies Eileen. Have a superb week.

ellen b. said...

Such great shots, Eileen. Love the hummers and the butterflies are so pretty!

NatureFootstep said...

you have to admit, swuirrels are very intelligent :)

Love all your butterflies and hummers :) Beautiful all of them.

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice ! The first photo is a absolute favourite !

Powell River Books said...

You have beautiful hummingbird pictures. Mine are few and far between these days. The feeders are attracting more wasps than birds so I'm not sure I'll leave them up much longer. Do you have that problem? - Margy

Sondra said...

Awesome close ups...There is no winning up against a squirrel I've been trying for years too!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos! I have enjoyed all of our hummers this season and will be sad to see them go!

Linda said...

I love your hummingbirds and the butterflies are pretty. The squirrel is quite a piggy!

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Lovely Bird's and butterfly captures . Lovely capture.

Anni said...

You KNOWhow much I love your hummers Eileen...thanks for sharing this with us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lynne said...

Really wonderful pictures . . .
From the humming bird, to greedy squirrel to butterflies . . .
Blueberry perch is great for pictures!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

aw

Enjoyed your critters

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Squirrels sure love bird food! Great photos, really enjoyed seeing all the butterflies and the hummingbird.

Angie said...

Eileen - we just can't win with our bird feeders, can we? There's no outsmarting these critters! Love the butterflies - one of God's most delicate and amazing creations! Thanks for hosting!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful images as always, Eileen. Love the butterflies so very much!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

It is simply amazing how much beauty is right in front of us!!...:)JP

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful creatures and photos Eileen!
Love that pesky and beautiful squirrel.

Lowcarb team member said...

I think you've spoiled us again with these wonderful images.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

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