Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday's Critters #253

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 birds from my yard.  I did have an exciting night when a Screech Owl showed up outside my bedroom window. I was alerted by a couple of Titmouse fussing at the owl. The warblers were still in the yard eating berries as of Oct 8th.  

10/8/18....The Eastern Screech Owl outside my window, this was the second time I saw the owl right outside my window. 



I pushed down the blind just enough to take a few photos. I did not want to spook the owl away. This is a link to the first Screech owl yardbird


10/5/18....The male Black-throated Blue Warbler was enjoying the Devil's Walking Stick berries.  I also saw the female but she was a little shy. 


10/5/18...Two Cape May Warblers also loving the berries. 


Above and below more of the Cape May Warblers. 


Another shot of the Black-throated Blue Warbler.


The female Red-bellied Woodpecker on the suet ball feeder. 


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





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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

61 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

How nice to have such a beautiful visitor! I love owls.

diane b said...

I love the owls eyes, they look so wise.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen!
You are lucky: the owl is in your yard! I love owls! Beautiful photos and birds! The woodpeckr is great.

Margaret Adamson said...

How fortunate for you to have an Owl outside your window Eileen. Thanks for hosing and have a wonderful weekend

Dee Kissinger said...

As always .... beautiful photos.

Pretty exciting to have an owl so close.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow! Great captures of this beautiful owl! I love those birds!
Excellent pictures of your preety yard birds!
Great shots of the beautiful woodpecker and the Black-throated Blue Warbler.
Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos of these different birds.
The last photo is my favorite.
I can not post my link again, maybe you want to do it.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

David Gascoigne said...

Any view of an Eastern Screech Owl is remarkable and to have one right outside your window is very special indeed. The closest I have come to that is to hear one calling in the night from my bedroom.

Nancy Chan said...

We have no chance of seeing an owl in our area.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
what a delight to have this owl visit you! The warblers are very attractive and woodpeckers are always fun...what a joy for your autumnal weekend!!! YAM xx

Karen said...

I heard a hoot owl at midnight outside my bedroom window. I must have scared him away when I opened the blinds. First time I have heard an owl here.

Linda G. said...

How cool to have an owl visit at your window!

Tom said...

...an owl is something that I've never seen in the wild, thanks!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely treat to see it! Good work, you didn't spook it.
I enjoy your fire road walkies, too!

bill burke said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. It must be nice to have a personal visit by the owl, that is priceless. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Lea said...

Beautiful bird photos, and to have an owl right outside your window - fantastic!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Nick V. said...

A lovely collection of photos once again, Eileen! The owl must be doing its practice run for Halloween! :-)

Nick Va said...

The blue warbler is my fave :-)

Lynne said...

Screech Owl right outside my bedroom window
would get my attention too.
Great picture catch!

Gayle said...

Fun to look them right in the eye. Happy Day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't believe you saw that right at your home! WOW! I would be so thrilled. Love the small birds too. Happy weekend!

Sondra said...

Wow right at the window! How cool that is an amazing food plant for some good looks at the warblers they seem to block to it like candy

Phil Slade said...

Nice pictures today Eileen. The owl looks like it saw its own reflection in the window? Those berries of your must be so nutritious and attractive to birds. And I love those shots of the warblers.

Thanks for the link-up today. Have a great weekend.

Lady Fi said...

Awesome owl shots.

Red said...

Warblers are challenging to photograph. You nailed it.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful feathered friend shots ~ favorite is the owl ones!

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

happyone said...

Wow how cool to have an owl in your backyard!!

Adam Jones said...

I’m very jealous of your Woodpecker picture Eileen. Have a great weekend.

Barbara Rogers said...

Hi Eileen, hope you have a great weekend. I actually didn't notice the geese in this post until it was up for a while. Ha ha, so I was eligible to add to your great critters post today. Love your owl. They see so much better than we do, so I imagine he now knows exactly how a camera operates!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful birds, especially that owl!

NatureFootstep said...

the yellow warbler looks a lot like our Yellowhammer. :)

Thanks for reminding me :)

Small City Scenes said...

How great to see an Owl right outside the window. Hoot! Hoot! I love seeing birds I did not know about---The Cape May and the Black throated---never heard of---Thank you for showing them to me
MB

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture and peek into your yard birds! Cute staring from the owl

Happy Weekend Eileen

italiafinlandia said...

What a sight! I would be so pleased to have such a visitor.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy weekend!

Janneke said...

So exciting to have an owl in your yard. Ilove all critters big or small and it's interesting and fun to see birds I've never seen or heard of on the other end of the world.

RedPat said...

How exciting to have an owl visit, Eileen! I like the look of those Cape May Warblers too!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Bob Bushell said...

Lucky to have a Screech Owl, fantastic taking such photos.

Denise inVA said...

I would be very excited to see a Screech Owl land outside my window. A beautiful bird and I also enjoyed all your others. Thanks Eileen and have a great weekend :)

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Great owl photos, how neat to have the bird perch right outside your window! Enjoyed all your other bird photos as well. Those berries bring you a great variety of them! Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely selection of photographs for us to see, thank you.

How amazing to have an owl right outside your window, loved seeing the photo's of it.

Wishing you a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Linda W. said...

Very cool to see the owl! Have a great weekend.

ellen b. said...

Love the owl! Fabulous!

Shannon W. said...

My mom loved owls and she has passed that love on to me. Stunning photos!

krishna said...

You love birds so much, so that the owl just came to visit you.. :D.. jokes apart.. you are lucky dear, you got a chance to see an owl.. XOXO

Linda said...

What a great owl! Thanks for hosting.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love owls and how cool that you saw this one so close-up. Thankis for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Gattina said...

Love the owl! And your pictures are great, although difficult to take. We had a wookpecker a few years ago, I never saw it but could hear it. Now the trees have disappeared, houses built and woodpecker moved away !

Wandering Wren said...

What a lovely visitor - bet it was hard to sleep between the Titmouse and the Screech Owl that's quite a racquet!
Wren x

Joyful said...

Beautiful birds Eileen but I especially love the owl. Good you were able to capture it. Have a wonderful Sunday. xx

Anni said...

Yard birds? How so very extraordinary Eileen! Lucky you!!

Sharing this with us at I'd Rather B Birdin is appreciated...thanks!

Ela said...

Wow !! How nice to see these beautiful birds !!
Happy weekend !

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That owl is a wonderful apparition! We have the Black-troated Blue Warblers at the Lantana and Firebush berries but hoping to see those Cape Mays!

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Great capture . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Wonderful captures.
Have a nice Sunday
Grettings
Maria
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Missy George said...

Happy Sunday I just love owls! good pictures... I think fall has finally arrived. Enjoy your day.

Carol Blackburn said...

I just love your wildlife photos.....got love that owl! We here them all the time.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great shots!!!

Debbie said...

i can hardly believe this owl was right outside your window, how remarkable!!! i have never seen a blue warbler!! i am seeing a lot of red-bellies recently!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i knew you lived in a birder's paradise and to actually SEE an owl right outside your window definitely proves it. How absolutely wonderful.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So lovely! And how fun to see an owl right outside of your window! Have a great week.

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