Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday's Critters #274

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 some of my yard bird visitors from Feb 24th up to March 6th. For a couple of days my yard was filled with Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds. 





Another day I saw 8-10 Purple Finches, the females outnumbered the males. 



The pretty male Purple Finch. 


Male and female Purple Finches




I also saw a few Pine Siskins.






Below is a Pine Siskins and the American Goldfinch for comparison. The Pine Siskin has a pop of yellow in it's wing and tail feathers. 


Of course I saw my regulars, which were the Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Nuthatches,  Purple Finches, Mourning Doves, American Robins, Dark-eyed Junco. 




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






Here is a list of my linky parties;

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

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

60 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, I love LBJ's and yours are really pretty. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a wonderful Saturday. Jo

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  2. Amazing photos, Eileen. The Purple Finch is especially gorgeous.
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. Great photos of the birds. I can see the details of their features. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  4. You have a lovely variety of birds that come to feed in your garden. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Hi Eileen, great wildlife in your yard. My favorite photo today are the Pine Siskin looking at me :)
    Wishing you a great weekend :)

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  6. I think the lovely purple Finch is also absent from my area of the world...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Nice visitors! I do miss seeing those northern finches. Not even a single goldfinch this winter. Also have never recorded a Brown-headed Cowbird locally since moving to Florida in 2004.

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  8. Hello,
    Beautiful images of the small birds. The Purple finch have a lovely color.
    Happy Weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen
    Beautiful photos and collage of these beautiful birds.
    All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Photo 3 is my favorite.
    Do you want to place my link, I still can't.
    Kind regards, Irma

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  10. Beautiful birds. Thanks for your post.
    Happy Weekend.

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  11. You have a nice selection of backyard birds, Eileen. I have seen loads of Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles here over the last week or so, but no cowbirds yet, although I suspect they have arrived too.

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  12. Tão perfeitas fotos, parecem estarem aqui à minha frente. Lindo demais! Adorei! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  13. ...Eileen, you certainly attract a nice group to your fly in dinner! Enjoy your day.

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  14. Hari OM
    ...and again I am filled with 'green jelly'!!! &*> Not really - I do love my seagulls and magpies. A bit of variety wouldn't go astray though! Hooroo from the SNOWY hutch (yup, it's white out there today). YAM xx

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  15. Wonderful bird photos, Eileen. My favorite is the Pine Siskin that is looking right at you. It's a perfect portrait. Thanks for hosting, have a wonderful day and a great weekend.

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  16. Delightful photos of a large variety of pretty birds, Eileen!

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  17. PS: Thank you for hosting and have a great new week!

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  18. I like seeing the critters gradually return to parts south of us. It's encouraging to see them, and know the spring is on the way!
    Thanks for hosting so faithfully!

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  19. Love all the black birds. They always require close attention.

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  20. Beautiful and perfectly composed pictures of birds in their cute moods. Long back i remember reading a Russian short story titled 'Grackles'.It was the story of a young man whose misfortune started with the sighting of a group of Grackles and the wrong decision he took which nearly destroyed his life.

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  21. Love your Grackles! We saw some in the forest this week. We've only seen them on the Gulf Coast before this! It was crazy! Love your pretty little birds! Hugs, Diane

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  22. you never need to leave the house to see magnificent birds. i do not see pineskins or purple finches in my yard, but i have been hosting plenty of those darn grackles. they are so ugly, noisy and all they do is empty the suet and fight with each other!!

    your mosaic is great, you sure do see a great variety of birds. i have been seeing the white breasted nuthatches but i have not been able to get a picture!!!

    enjoy your weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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  23. Love the birds! And especially the collage, Eileen. Thanks for being the "hostess with the mostest"!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!

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  24. Happy ST PAtrick's Day, Eileen!

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  25. Lovely birds!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. oh my how I love the colors on the male purple finch and the one with the yellow. beautiful

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  27. Funny how the first bunch of birds crowd around for a few days and then disappear.

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  28. So many beautiful visitors - the purple finches are cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. many species the male often goes ahead of the females.Two years ago I saw a cowbird baby with 2 song sparrows who were doing all they could to keep it fed. It had adopted their little cheep chatter

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  30. Your garden is a source of delight to me Eileen. Those finches are really beautiful as they tuck into the seed. The Pine Siskin is very subtle with just that flash of green to give its identity away.

    Thanks for the link-up today. I hope your weather is better than our own. Nearly 3 weeks of wind and rain now!

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  31. Perfection photos Eileen, but, my favourite is the Purple Finch, beautiful.

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  32. I admired your photos, thank you!! Some birds are common for my region and some not =)

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  33. You get so many wonderful close ups of the birds at your feeders, Eileen. I adding my bagel post as I have the deer wesaring their winter coats at the end of my post :)

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  34. The purple finches are especially beautiful. I love your clear photos of these charming birds!

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  35. Your windows must have been very clean since these pics are all so sharp, Eileen!

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  36. The purple finches are such cute little birds.

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  37. I look like one of those finches with sunflower seeds in my mouth right now! :)

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  38. Hi Eileen, Your photos continue to inspire me to keep going with blogging and posting pictures of critters I see on my walks. Thank you so much for hosting Saturday's Critters. I also want to thank you for all the kind comments you leave for me on my blog. Wishing you and yours a very happy weekend! John

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  39. Lots of beautiful, backyard birds. Guess what? I am linking up this week!

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  40. Really great birds this week Eileen!

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  41. Eileen - fabulous collection of feathered friends. I have tons of pine siskins on my Nyjer seed, but not a goldfinch yet. Those upside-down nuthatches always tickle my funny bone! Thanks for hosting!

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  42. Great shots! Always glad to see comparative pictures. It can be hard telling similar birds apart.

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  43. Fun sightings in your yard of my favorite birds - Actually, I like them all! :-) Spring is on the way, yesterday off in the distance I heard the Eastern Phoebe. This cheeky bird really is one of my favorites!

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  44. Very beautiful bird pictures ! I have very few birds here around, only magpies and crows, probably because of my cats !

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  45. Such a lovely series on birds! The finches and pine siskins are prettier to watch

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  46. What fun to see all of these! I have been a birdwatcher since I was a little girl...and always will be.

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  47. I love those Pine Siskins Eileen.

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  48. Good morning Eileen and happy Sunday and of course St. Patrick's Day too I hope you're enjoying it. Your critters, birds are sweet as ever, especially some of your what I'd call character shots, they sure have some expressions that just speak to us!

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  49. Here's to loving all God's critters, even Grackles! Their plumage is stunning in sunlight. We see the very same array here in Ontario, Eileen. So interesting to me.

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  50. Love the photo of the pine siskin looking right AT YOU! :-)

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  51. Lovely post Eileen, a beautiful mix of birds … such a delight.

    All the best Jan

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  52. You must be serving premiere seed! Lots of pretties there!

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