Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday's Critters #280

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!

The Northern Flicker posed nicely for me. 



Two Purple Finches on my sunflower seed feeder. 


A Purple Finch and in the background the Pine Siskin. April 16th I was still seeing 4-5 Pine Siskins at my feeders. 


I've been hearing the Eastern Phoebe before I finally saw in my yard. I have not seen one yet but I have also heard the Wood Thrush singing in the forest next to our home.  They have a lovely song. 



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60 comments:

  1. The Northern Flicker, so beautiful, and sat there waiting for you.

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    The Purple Finches are so beautiful. The color is so special.
    Happy Weekend!

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  3. Love the Flickers----so beautiful. I really like the Purple Finches. They are so timid around my feeders. I have not seen the Phoebe---such a delicate looking bird.
    MB

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  4. The first little fellow did pose nicely.
    Merle........

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  5. The first bird "Northern Flicker" is kind of special because I think this is my first time seeing this bird. All these beautiful birds love to visit your yard because of the abundant food waiting for them. Thank you, Eileen for hosting and have a great weekend!

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  6. That is a lovely portrait image of the Eastern Phoebe Eileen. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Nide shot of the Flicker Eileen :) Love it. Also love the little Eastern Phoebe. It is the kind of bird you want to hold in your hand :) Have a great week :)

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  8. Hello Eileen
    Beautiful series of photos of these beautiful birds.
    Everything perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Do you want to place my link, I cannot do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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  9. Hello Eileen. Wonderful photos. I like most the Northern Flicker. It is beautiful looking bird. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Beautiful bird photos, Eileen. Have a great day, a wonderful weekend and thank you for hosting.

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  11. ...The Northern Flicker is a beauty, thanks for hosting!

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  12. beautiful birds and the flicker is my favorite today...

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  13. Sempre encantadoras tuas fotos ! Gosto muito de iniciar meu dia assim ,com essa beleza toda! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

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  14. Northern Flickers seem to be just about everywhere right now. And I am very happy to see them..

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  15. I saw a Northern Flicker recently. It has a unique call.

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  16. Beautiful Flicker photo! And the thrush, too!

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  17. Some beautiful birds that I have never seen.
    Thanks for hosting Eileen.

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  18. Hi Eileen, what a stunning photo of the Northern Flicker. Thanks for hosting this meme. I'm lining up with cute farm youngsters and Missy favorite critter! Have a great Saturday. Jo

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  19. I've never seen the purple finch before. What a lovely colouring they have.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Andrea

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  20. Hari om
    My word, that flicker shot is a real winner!!! Have a fine weekend. YAM xx

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  21. That Northern Flicker is wonderful! I have been seeing a few Purple Finches this week too!

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  22. These are all beautiful birds, Eileen, but I especially like the Phoebe. To hear a wonderful song as well as enjoy the beauty of the bird is an added bonus.

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  23. Our phoebes are quite active. Still deciding on a nest location! Today it is snowing.... sigh.
    Thank for hosting. Have a good one!

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  24. What a gorgeous photo of the Flicker! Happy Saturday! Hugs!

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  25. Spring is definitely on the way Eileen. Those Purple Finches are really bright and the Eastern Phoebe a new arrival on your patch. Maybe the flicker is posing up looking for a summer mate too?

    Thanks for the meet-up today and enjoy your weekend,

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  26. I am hoping to see purple finches soon! Thanks for hosting, Eileen!

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  27. That northern flicker is quite spectacular, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  28. That Northern Flicker is gorgeous!

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  29. today is so unusual...i do not see any of these birds in my yard. i do occasionally see the flicker, but not in a long time, i miss seeing them, they are so beautiful!!

    great captures today, the purple finches are such a deep pretty color!!

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

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  30. Les gusta tu comedero Eileen. Preciosos los pinzones.
    Te deseo un buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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  31. Awesome shot of the flicker. I had one in my yard the other day.

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  32. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed these bird photos. My favorite this time is the Northern Flicker. And the Purple Finches is a close second! :-) Thank you for sharing, hosting, and for your comments on my blog. Hope you have a happy weekend! Kind regards from Seattle! John

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  33. I LOVE that first image of the flicker today Eileen!

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    1. Once again, thanks for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and linking in with us birders. I appreciate your loyalty and sharing.

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  34. I love the Eastern Phoebe, pure brilliant.

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  35. Love the purple Finches! I missed them this year since moving full time to Florida.

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  36. Very nice ! I love the Eastern Phoebe !

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  37. That northern flicker shot is awesome! I don't think I have ever seen a purple finch. If I have, I probably thought it was a house finch. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  38. Excellent shot of the flicker!!

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  39. Wow, that is quite a pose from your Northern Flicker he seems so very proud of himself, and he's quite the looker too. I hope your weekend is more springy than not, we were spared so far, and no new snow in sight! Here's to warmer sunny weather for all. Take care Eileen.

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  40. Awesome birds pics.
    Thanks for your post and pics.

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  41. Beautiful bird photos! Thanks for hosting.

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  42. Wie immer sind das wundervolle Aufnahmen von unseren gefiederten Freunden !
    So nice birds
    Greetings from Germany
    Jutta
    https://kreativ-im-rentnerdasein.blogspot.com/2019/04/loving-pigeon-couple.html

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  43. ALSO the Northern Flicker is cute...
    Thanks for sharing this lovely series.
    Happy Sunday!

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  44. I don't have a critter post to share this week, but always * L O V E * seeing your photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  45. Beautiful 'feathered friends' photography ~ that Northern Flicker is awesome!

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

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  46. Wow! Loved your detail capture on the graceful Northern flicker… I could see how blissful it should be to live next by forest to listen the lovely songs of birds. I love visiting my uncle’s woodhouse in the mountains esp. to hear and see birds.

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  47. I adore the photo of the Flickr!!! It is BEAUTIFUL Eileen...a great shot!! The Phoebes show up have been here a while and have picked the same nest locations as last year. It's been so rainy and chilly here that I haven't sat outside to hear many songbirds. However, the Bluebirds are back which is WONDERFUL as are the regulars....:)JP

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  48. Great looking birds! I haven't had a wood thrush around in a while, would love to hear one!!

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  49. That is one of the nicest photos of the Flucker I’ve ever seen. Wonderful!

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  50. Good morning Eileen.


    yikes... i gotta have my glasses change. For a moment there i saw the red patch on the Northern Flicker and thought it's its beak. LOL

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  51. I never tire of looking at bird photos. I love hearing our Phoebes...it is so helpful when a bird calls its name!

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  52. Great shot of that northern flicker :)

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  53. Some beautiful birds here Eileen, and yes, the Northern Flicker did indeed pose nicely for you.

    All the best Jan

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  54. They are all beautiful, but since I have never managed a good shot of a flicker, I am partial to this one.

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