Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 263

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

I want to thank everyone who has visited and commented on my blog this past year. I wish you all the best in 2019 and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!   


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!

I am sharing some of my favorites birds from the past year's blog posts. I hope you enjoy.  I wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year. 

January 2018, a Blue Jay



February 2018, a couple of Blue Birds.



March 2018, the Great Blue Herons return to the neighborhood nest.


April, 2018 a couple of Pine Warblers with a Downy woodpecker.



May 2018, an American Bittern



June 2018, a Summer Tanager


July 2018, Osprey with chicks on nest. 


August 2018,  A Red-headed Woodpecker



September 2018 a couple of Bobolinks. 



October 2018,  on the last day of the month a Brown Creeper


 November 2018, for most of this month the Eastern Screech owl was seen in my front yard.



December 2018, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker came daily to the feeder. 



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-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

65 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Wow, Eileen, Bird of the Month club. How super. Great color too
MB

Shiju Sugunan said...

Love the re-post. Wishing you many more happy birding weeks in 2019!

Margaret Adamson said...

You have seen some lovely birds throughout the year Eileen. Thank you for hosting and also linking me in while I was away in Cape Town. I am just back with thousands of photographs which I now have to edit! I hope that 2019 will bee a a happy and healthy one for you and your family.

italiafinlandia said...

So fine shots for a birding calendar!
Happy New Year to you too and many birds to come!

Nancy J said...

The whole year of birds is so lovely, but the February duo is my favourite. January is almost a tie for first choices.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful birds and photos from the past year!
Thank you for all your comments on my blog.
I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!

Nancy Chan said...

Thank you, Eileen for hosting and for leaving encouraging comments on my posts. Wishing you and love ones Happy New Year. Have a happy weekend too!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

A year of pleasure of visiting and seeing your creatures. Thank you Eileen.
Happy New Year.
Joy

Rejane Tazza said...

Que bom rever as fotos do ano! Desejo que em 2019 estejamos mais uma vez juntas nesse nosso mundo dos blogues! FELIZ ANO NOVO pra ti e teus! beijos, chica

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful series of different birds.
All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
Foto1, 6 and 9 are my favorite.
Do you want to post my link again?
I wish you a very happy 2019.
Best regards, Irma

NatureFootstep said...

Beautiful birds all of them. I would love to see the Bluebird with my own eyes. Very nice to look at. And the Osprey nest too. There are a nest I use to check on. But it is too far away. And if I go closer I end up below the nest and see nothing. But that is the way it is.

Thanks for running the meme. For me it is scarse nowadays but sometimes you get lucky. My post today, Goldcrest, was my best Christmas present.

Wishing you and your family a great new year. :)

See you Next Year Monica / NatureFootstep

David Gascoigne said...

That review of the birds, month by month, really reinforces how lucky we are to have these wonderful creatures in our lives. All the very best for the New Year, Eileen. If ever you make it up to southern Ontario we will help you to do a little birding here.

Jeevan said...

Lovely come up with the post on birds captured from every month of the year! Wish 2019 was another wonderful year for you to come up visiting many places and capture plenty of critters and birds from your walk! Happy New Year

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Gorgeous shots! I'm curious about the screech owl. Are you providing any food or habitat specifically for the owl? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Sandra said...

excellent! all of these and can't pick a favorite. the two bluebirds are adorable and the bobolinks are amazing, I have never seen them but heard them when a child

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

A great selection of beautiful photos! Happy New Year and thanks for hosting us!

bill burke said...

A wonderful selection of beautiful photos. Thank you for hosting and have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Enjoy your weekend!

Karen said...

They are all wonderful, but the Eastern blue bird always brings cheer!

Tom said...

...a wonderful year in review. Wishing you a great 2019.

Nick V. said...

What a great idea to collect all of the year's birds in one post, Eileen. Thanks you for hosting and for your welcomed visits and comments in my blog.
My best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

Gayle said...

A great sampling of 2018 avian sightings. Looking forward to what you spy in the new year too. Happy Day

Debbie said...

ooooh i should do this!! the bobolinks are still my favorites but the redheaded woodpecker came in a close second!! have a great weekend eileen!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been such a good year for all of us! Love that little owl that comes to your house regularly. What an amazing sighting! Enjoy your week!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photo year in reflection with your excellent feathered friends photography!

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

Brian King said...

Nice year in review! The tanager is beautiful! Great osprey photo!

Al said...

Such pretty birds. Have a wonderful 2019!

Phil Slade said...

You had great year Eileen. If I had to pick a winner from today's line-up it would have to be the Osprey family. It's a wonderful picture of a superb raptor.

I have to thank you for all your hard work in providing this world wide link-up every week. Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy New Year.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A wonderful array... if put to the task though, I would pick the Bittern - a wonderful shot in every aspect! All the best for the next 'set of twelve' Eileen! YAM xx

Jeanie said...

I've been working on my year-end wrap but yours is very specific and far more beautiful! What an array of beauty!

It's been a pleasure cyber-birding with you this year!

Barbara Rogers said...

I so enjoy seeing your bird photos. Thanks for sharing them here. Have a great happy 2019. Barb

Red said...

You keep a good record of all the birds that come and go.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely 18 calendar ... kudos

Lady Fi said...

Beautiful bird shots.

William Kendall said...

That screech owl is my favourite of the set.

Bob Bushell said...

A years worth of birding. Brilliant photos. Have a beautiful new year 2019.

RedPat said...

You have had a wonderful bird year, Eileen!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful favorites, Eileen. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

Rose said...

I so would love to have seen those ospreys!!! I have only ever seen two in real life. Love all of them though...

GreenComotion said...

Thank you for this wonderful presentation of birds, Eileen.
Wish you a Very Happy & Healthy New Year (and more to come)!
Peace :)
Chandra

Lowcarb team member said...

Well, I was trying to choose a favourite, but I can't! They are all so good to see …

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2019.
My good wishes.

All the best Jan

Sondra said...

A great look back at your birds of 2018! The Brown creeper is awesome!!

Dee Kissinger said...

The blue jay photo is adorable. Such a fluffy little dude (or dudette).

Linda W. said...

Nice yearly recap of bird photos. Happy New year!

Linda said...

A great post! Your photos have taught me a lot. And thanks for commenting on my blog. Happy new year!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Always enjoy your amazing photos, Eileen! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2019, my friend. xo Karen

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful pics.
Happy New Year 2019.

Hootin' Anni said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for sharing your birding photos and your expertise with all feathered friends with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. It's been a joy having you participate in 2018 and I look forward to viewing what's in the future for 2019! Love the year in review Eileen. (Wish I could find a Creeper!)

Gattina said...

I had to close your post, my cats loved the pictures too much !!

Linda G. said...

Nice collection of the past year’s bird photographs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely selection of birds!

Giga said...

Each of them is lovely and I love everything. I wish you a wonderful 2019 and many successful "hunts" for birds. Greetings.

Betty Crow said...

A year full of wonderful critters! Love the owl. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Missy George said...

A wonderful selection of birds..Some of those, we don't see..great shots..Happy new Year Eileen..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds ...it must have been hard to pick a favorite efor each month, because all your birds are so wonderful. Thank you for all you do for blogging and have a wonderful happy New Year!

Merlesworld said...

So many wonderful birds great pictures too.
Merle.........

Maria Rodrigues said...

Wonderful photos!!!
To you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
May it be a year of many victories, fulfilled dreams, happiness, love and health.
Many greetings and a big hug
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Ela said...

Wow !! Beautiful collection of photos !!!
Happy New Year !!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, As always I enjoyed your photos in this edition of Saturday's Critters. In my blog post today I mention looking back to my first post eight years ago. In all of those 8 years one of the best blogs I've found to follow is Viewing Nature With Eileen. You just do a superior job with your blog! And, I always appreciate your kind comments on my blog. Thank you for your blog friendship! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Take good care Eileen! John

Denise inVA said...

A spending selection of birds, beautiful shots! Thank you for all the wonderful posts you have shared with us Eileen. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Red Rose Alley said...

That yellow bird is so cute. And the red bird is a beauty. The woodpecker is such a handsome fellow. He looks a bit different than ours in California. Our red-headed woodpeckers have partial red heads. Happy New Year Eileen! I hope you find lots of interesting critters to photo in 2019. You're so talented.

~Sheri

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Happy New Year Eileen. Your images are delightful but my favourite has to be the one of the Bobolinks. I look forward to reading your posts in 2019. Have a great January!!

Karen S. said...

A most Happy and Healthy New Years to you, and another new year of adventures for you and for us! You bring us to the most delightful of places.

Jeanna said...

I hope you had a fun and feathery New Year's Eve and Day, Eileen. Your card is lovely in design and sentiment.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen.. Lovely birds around your life.. Fine!!! My best wishes for you and yours birds in 2019

orchid Miyako said...

A Happy New Year, Dearest Eileen♪
I DO hope your year 2019 will be the prosperous one. I always feel appreciate your effort for us and the new insight for SWEET birds(*^.^*) And of course the thoughtful comments we all thankful.
So sorry for my absence a bit, I will try not to this yer!!!
Today, I will be away from home till night (Japan time); I will put link a bit later, but definitely for the first link this year.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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