Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 245

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!

This week I am sharing more birds, butterflies and blooms from my yard.  The hot, humid and rainy days not best for any birding outings.


Female Cardinal and a Mourning Dove.



Female American Goldfinch



 Is this the Black Swallowtail butterfly?



The Chipping Sparrows are regular summer visitors.


Tiger Swallowtail Buttterfly



Monarch on purple coneflower.


Ruby Throated-Humminbird at the butterfly bush.


Another shot of the hummer at the Buddleia butterfly bush.



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






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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

70 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

We are also having hot, humid days but not much rain. Nice collection of pretty birds and butterflies. Cute humming bird in flight! Have a wonderful weekend and have a great day!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Love your critters. Beautiful post!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely images. I have such a time telling the Sparrows apart. The Butterflies are gorgeous as is the Hummer.
Have a super weekend.
MB

Nancy J said...

Those hummers, super pics. And the monarchs, I must grow some of their fav plants this summer. Think I have some swan plant seeds saved.

Uppal said...

Fabulous pics of birds and flighty butterflies! Way to go!

NatureFootstep said...

you have so many beautiful butterflies in your area. I could spend much time trying to catch them on camera :)

Margaret Adamson said...

what lovely birds butterflies and vlooms to have in your garden Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend,

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Have a nice weekend.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,

I can not post my link. That's why I put it here.

https://helmanatuurfotos.blogspot.com/2018/07/kuif-matkop-pimpel-en-koolmees.html#comment-form

Greetings, Helma

Sussi said...

Lovely!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Wonderful photos! The birds are so cute. I was so lucky this summer that I had a visit of a Swallotail butterfly for the first time. They are so beautiful.

Happy Weekend!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful photo series of the birds and the butterflies, perfectly photographed.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I am impressed with the array of butterflies you still have with you - Hardly saw any here in Scotland this year, but when down South earlier in summer, did spot quite a few. They are tricky to photograph though! YAM xx

Tom said...

...Eileen, wow you out did yourself this week. Fabulous collection.

Rejane Tazza said...

Flores, pássaros ,borboletas tão lindamente clicados ! Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Seeing all your birds and butterflies makes the hot, humid air seem more bearable, Eileeen. That's what happens to me, at least...:)JP

bill burke said...

What beautiful photos of the birds and butterflies. The butterflies are pretty to see. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindos, belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, thanks for sharing. I always love your images. How do you capture the hummers in action so well? And the butterflies are awesome. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great day. Jo

Jenn Jilks said...

All I have are dogs! But here I am!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on all cute little pleasures out there... black swallowtail is common here but i'm not able to capture them.

Kate said...

Butterflies are always captivating. Love that the cardinal and dove are compatible!

Lynne said...

I am giving the Chipping Sparrow a hug today . . .
Sweet as can be . . .

Jeanie said...

Fun to join in today, Eileen. I really love the photo of the cardinal and dove!

Brian King said...

You have a nice variety of butterflies! Really nice shot of the chipping sparrow...don't get those here. Love the hummers!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, It's always such a treat to visit your critters, and what cuties you have today. My favorite is the Humming Bird it's like he/she can dance right off my screen! Enjoy your weekend and whatever adventure you follow today.

Gayle said...

Butterflies abound this week. All those blooms just waiting with all that nectar. Happy Day.

baili said...

each time i see your photos i feel joy of being clost to my dear lord through such incredible shots!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, fantastic butterflys. Thanks for sharing.

Nick Va said...

Delightful shots of all sorts of Critters, Eileen. My fave is the hummingbird.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your butterflies, it is special series. Have a beautiful weekend Eileen.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. Once again I am hugely impressed by your butterfly pictures, not to mention the dove and that female Cardinal. The males seem to get all the photo shoots don't they?

Thanks for your link today and have a lovely week ahead.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for ALL you do Eileen 💓

Debbie said...

the yard appears to be very busy with lot's of colorful creatures!! you are lucky to have so many pretty visitors at home when it is too hot to go for a walk outdoors!!

the butterflies are such a treat and there have been so many this year. i am happy to be seeing so many here at home and also when i am out and about. even when we are out in the car, i see them flying everywhere, it always makes me smile!!

the same can be said for the hummingbirds this year, i am seeing so many. all of your pictures are beautiful!!

Debbie said...

ooooh and you deck looks just like mine with all the broken seeds on it!!!

Andy Wilson said...

Stopping by for a visit ;)

Nick V. said...

Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

Sandra said...

the dove and the cardinal make me fell happy when I look at it, the sunshine and shadows do also and love the flowing flowers

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful variety of critters! I have trouble telling the Spicebush from the Black Swallowtail. Some folks tell them apart right away by their behavior. I do not see the extra yellow/orange cell spot on the hindwing which is supposed to distinguish the Black Swallowtail, but this is very subtle. i give up!

William Kendall said...

Mourning Doves are such peaceful birds.

Anonymous said...

I always love seeing the butterflies!

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous butterflies! I am getting a few goldfinch around, but not many photos of them.

RedPat said...

Your yard is a real haven for the wildlife, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us!

Ida said...

Hi Eileen, I have no idea why but for some reason I have not been getting your blog posts in my e-mail. - Anyway I'm back today sharing with your Critters and I sure enjoyed all the lovely photos. You have some great butterfly shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Always delightful photos here ~ love the mourning dove and female cardinal! with the great texture of seeds!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores

happyone said...

I do like mourning doves. It might be silly because they are just birds but they seem nice. : )

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The hummingbird photos are very special! They are so hard to get! Enjoy your weekend! Hope you see some critters....me too!

Our photos said...

Wow, nice ! I love the humming bird !

Missy George said...

Love your critters..We have pretty much the same ones except for the Butterflies..They are around but I can never seem to photograph them...I just don't see them from my windows and can't stand the heat and the bugs so I guess I'll just have to appreciate yours...Thanks for sharing..Enjoy your weekend..

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics, especially of our smaller friends, the butterflies and hummingbirds.

I hope you are having a blessed weekend.

Sondra said...

Always fun to have birds at the feeders! Soon our fall visitors will arrive it will be nice to see them....I've had 3 hummers fattening up for the trip South, and lots of brown headed nuthatches learning the ropes of how to get at the seed. They are here year round, so I assume the ones born and raised here on my land live out their entire lives here. Happy Weekend!

Linda said...

Nice critter photos! I just posted cell phone pics from a visit to the animal shelter.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Lovely capture .

Anni said...

We all send our thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend Eileen! Have a super week.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures. So funny to see these special birds.

Kind regards,
Marco

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow!!! GORGEOUS critters as usual♡♡♡ I Especially wish that I would be able to see the hummingbird (♡˘◡˘♡)
So sorry for my absence lately and Thank you SO much for hosting and comments. I was out all day and wrote blog; it it almost 28th p;-) Night Night from Japan.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

GreenComotion said...

Great photos of visitors to your garden!
Happy WE, Eileen.
Peace :)

Angie said...

Nice job capturing the butterflies and the hummingbirds. They are too fast for me in my garden! Thanks for hosting, and enjoy your week ahead.

Lowcarb team member said...

I always enjoy your photographs, and you've provided another wonderful selection.

Those butterflies are so beautiful, love their colours and markings.

Hope your weekend has been good, and all good wishes for the new week to come.

All the best Jan

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Loving those butterfly shots! I think we may have seen the last of our hummingbirds this year. There was a feeding frenzy last week, and now there is no activity. It's always sad to see them go.

Have a great week,
Andrea

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the butterfly shots! I'm seeing more Monarchs this year than in previous ones, which is great, because there has been a lot of work to help them with the planting of milkweed. And I'm pretty sure that is a black-swallowtail.

Have a good week Eileen - summer is back for the week. Can you believe that it's almost Labor Day?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

love that hummer shot! Wonderful birds and flowers.

Sue (this n that) said...

It's always a treat to capture two different breeds of birds sharing the same territory. That's a lovely photo Eileen.
I do love those butterflies too. Cheers to you :D) xx

amo sin blogg said...

Lovely photos.
I wish you nice days in the last week in August.
Hugs from Anne-Mari

David Gascoigne said...

Enjoy your break from the computer!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
I love the hummers and these butterflies, because for me they are the rarest.
Have a nice week!

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
a beautiful picture of this butterfly.
You take a short break.
Enjoy your little holiday :-)
Greetings

Wandering Wren said...

You really have a spectacular yard for birds, I am looking for a new apartment and my test of interest is whether I find just one plain old sparrow in the area... I can't live without hearing the little birds sing! Love all your visitors!
Wren x

Lynn said...

I love the goldfinch - they come to my feeder sometimes, but not so much lately.

Hope you are enjoying your break!

Sharon Wagner said...

I see there's still plenty of critters and your hop is still going strong. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Enjoy your break!

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