Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday's Critters #264

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !

I  will catch up with my visits and comments ASAP.  I may be away from the computer, so please bear with me. I will visit everyone who links up and all who comment. 



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!

The Screech Owl went missing for a few weeks, than I heard the birds fussing one day Dec 15th. I went to look out and there he was back in our Rhododendron outside the front window.  The Titmouse, Cardinals, Chickadees and Wrens were all fussing in the same bush. 








If you look closely you can find a Cardinal and partial view of a Titmouse along with the Screech Owl.



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




Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

67 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

A pretty owl! I can't find the place to link up.

charlie said...

Many times I had thought it. God creations are really interesting. Your post is really very interesting. Thank you so much for the share.

Thanks,
Essays Chief

Margaret Adamson said...

I love you having this Owl in your garden but I not see any link to this meme this week. If you so put it on Eileen, an you please link me in as I am away all day.

Denise inVA said...

I do enjoy these photos of your little screech owl, even though he must send your other cute little birds into a dither. Happy New Year to you and your family Eileen, and have a great weekend.

Nancy J said...

Almost hidden in the leaves and branches.Maybe he went for a Christmas Holiday.

Small City Scenes said...

I see the Cardinal---YAY! What fun to see an Owl. Nice pics
MB

Rejane Tazza said...

Corujas bem mostradas em lindas fotos! Desejo um ótimo e bem aproveitado fim de semana! beijos, chica

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful series of photos of this Screech Owl.
I think all photos are beautiful.
Maybe you want to place my link again.
Best regards, Irma

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
How lucky you are you seeing the Screech Owl again in your garden!
Great captures and wonderful pictures!
Wishing to you and your family a happy and healthy new year 2019!
Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Anu said...

Hello Eileen.
It is so great looking owl.

Happy New Year!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

How lucky you are Eileen to have screech owls come visit you!!
Have a lovely weekend :)

David Gascoigne said...

You will have to send a thank you card to the songbirds for letting you know that the Screech Owl has returned!

David Gascoigne said...

As far as I can tell, Eileen, there is no link on your post.

Shiju Sugunan said...

I love owls!

bill burke said...

Beautiful owl, he was just on holiday no doubt. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

How nice to have a screech-owl in you yard! I have found them only about 4 doors away from our home in the wetlands, but never seen or heard one in our yard. Earlier this week 3/4 hour before sunrise I surveyed the 4 sites which have had them. If I did not hear one I briefly played back their call. At the first site one was calling spontaneously but at the second I heard nothing. Just started the playback on my phone and was looking down when one struck me in the forehead! It was more like a punch. Last year I squeaked and one grabbed my hat and almost carried it off my head. That one left claw impressions on my hat. When I was a kid we had a family of owls in a church steeple-- they attacked churchgoers, especially the ladies with their flowery and feathery hats (oh-oh, my age is showing).

Karen Ann said...


We have owls around here but rarely see them, what a little beauty!

Nick V. said...

Always a pleasure to see an owl like this one, Eileen, thanks for showing us.
Have a great new week!

Lynne said...

Found the cardinal . . .
Feeding frenzy happens around here daily . . .
Always know “our outdoor critter family” is content
when the cardinals are flitting and settling in the hemlock.
How fortunate we are to be near the woods . . . with many Bird Critter visitors.

Nick V. said...

Many thanks for hosting!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful Owl!

I wish you a nice weekend!

Tom said...

...such a wise post.

Brian King said...

That’s pretty awesome! I have yet to photograph an owl. Handsome bird!

Marie Smith said...

How fortunate to be able to capture that beauty! Great job!

Jenn Jilks said...

You owl is so amazing!
Thanks for doing linky!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I am in envy of your window, Eileen!!! Happy New Year. YAM xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad you're pretty little owl is still there! You have such a great view from that window! Enjoy your weekend! Hope the weather's fabulous! Hugs, Diane PS I have my Bobcat post up today! YAY!!!

Jeanie said...

What a handsome fellow! Here's to more great sightings in the new year!

Debbie said...

hi eileen, you are so very lucky to have this owl visiting you and taking a seat where you can see (him??) what a wonderful experience!! i could easily see the female cardinal and the titmouse, although i may have missed them had you not mentioned it!!

many thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!!!

Lea said...

Amazing to have an Owl right there at your house!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sondra said...

I always listen to my birds they let me know about a sharpie in the yard this morning, your little screech is so cute!!

Red said...

It's not often that you would see these creatures that close together.

Barbara Rogers said...

Little owl is sure acting unusual, as the other birds are letting him know also! He's cute though.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I get too many peeks at owls and hawks...they love to check out what's visiting my feeding stations. The doves are their favs.

happyone said...

I did see the other two birds in the picture.
Nice shot.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of the Screech Owl ~ lovely that the other birds informed you of its presence ~ Hope you are having a good time ^_^

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

William Kendall said...

What a graceful owl!

Sandra said...

have fun down here. the next week for our part of flower is 7 days of cold, hope your part is not

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. I hope your New Year is going well. You had a good start with the owl. Just spotting it in those trees with so much camouflage was no mean feat, even if the garden birds gave you a hint.

RedPat said...

Maybe he is going to stay with you for the winter! He looks screechy with those 'ears'!

italiafinlandia said...

Oh, that Screech Owl!...So cute!
Have a nice weekend, Eileen.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Screech Owl, lovely.

A Colorful World said...

Love your little owl! Sorry I've been offline so much. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, Sweet looking Screech Owl came back again♫♫♫
In Japan, owls is called "ふくろう・fukuro". "ふ・くろう" can also means "no hardships ", so they are considered as lucky birds ;-)
Made me wish to visit your house to enjoy these great scene(*^.^*) 
Wish you had a wonderful head start of year 2019♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Lowcarb team member said...

I do enjoy seeing the screech owl - and your other birds.

My good wishes.

All the best Jan

Rose said...

How wonderful that would be to have that right outside my house! took me a minute but I spotted the cardinal. Not sure if I have the titmouse or not!

Linda W. said...

That's so cool you have an owl next to your home.

krishna said...

Aww!! those cute owls. You captured them so beautifully.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy New Year, Eileen!

I love spying an owl. You are so fortunate this one likes to visit you.

Becca said...

Owls are so awesome to look at. I wish I saw them more frequently. Happy new year!

Linda said...

Wow, I never saw an owl from my window. Well, except for from a car window. Fun to see your screech owl!

Sussi said...

Handsome owl!

Linda G. said...

How cool is that to have an owl visit your garden!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e bem apanhado, aproveito para desejar um excelente Dia de Reis.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Karen S. said...

Good evening Eileen, It's been a busy weekend but I just got my post in, and it seems we both featured an owl this week! Have a wonderful and exciting week ahead.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I just love owls and I am fascinated by them...of course I loved these photos. I spied your female cardinal there...coincidentally, I feature the male in my recent post. I was lucky to see him...haven't since.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Owl.

Missy George said...

I just found this in junk mail. Several of my blog friends are ending up there all of a sudden for some reason. Happy that the screech owl has returned. Lucky you. Have a good week.

Angie said...

Eileen - so glad the owl returned. Let the other birds fuss! Happy New Year to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year Eileen ...thank you for all the beauty andthe joy of your wonderful birds throughout the year! I will be linking my current post this weekend having finally gotten a few new bird pictures. Just wanted to drop by earlier to wish you a great year!

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Happy new year . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots! Hope you had a wonderful New Year and Christmas.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

such a cute owl...
happy new year

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
these are the critters of Saturday 5 January. I have forgotten to link mine.
Tomorrow morning I am already at half past six in my work, so it will only be after 16 hours before I can connect. I soul wonderful owls in your blog. I love owls. I wish you a very nice weekend.
Greetings, Helma

Sandi said...

What a sweet little owl! Does he actually screech? Yikes!

Laura. M said...

I love coming to see the nature that Eileen shares. It is always a pleasure to read you.
Buena semana.
Besos.

Saturday's Critters #265

Welcome to Saturday's Critters ! I  will catch up with my visits and comments ASAP.  I may be away from the computer, so please bear ...