Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday's Critters #293

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I have been enjoying the birds and butterflies seen in my yard.  The Buddleia Bush or also known as the Butterfly Bush is great for attracting different species of butterflies. In the 2nd and 3rd weeks of July I was seeing many Tiger Swallowtails, Fritillary and the Monarch butterflies. 

This Ruby-throated Hummingbird likes to sit in my blueberry bush. 




The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds like to sit on the branches of the Buddleia, their feeders are close by. Below it is perch right on the hook for the feeder. 






I am seeing lots of the Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, they are lovely. 



The first Monarch in my yard seen on July 20th.  


The Monarch Butterfly


Black Swallowtail


Carolina Wren is a cutie, I love to hear them sing.


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61 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies. I like the hummingbird.

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  2. Cute birds and beautiful butterflies. Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous weekend, Eileen!

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  3. Love the Butterflies. I have never seen a Black Swallowtail. Very nice.
    MB

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  4. Thank you Eileen, always, for sharing your close-up and wonderful photos. I feel lucky when a bee stays still enough for a photo - catching wonderful humming birds ... that is special.
    Joy

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  5. I always enjoy to admire a butterfly...yours are so exotic to me.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi Eileen....love your photo's as always. I am back on the blogwagon today so hoping I can keep it up and link up more often.

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  7. The butterflies are so beautiful Eileen as are the Hummingbirds. Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    These are nice series of photos.
    The bee-eater is really great, just like the butterflies.
    Do you want to place my link, I still can't do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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  9. Dearest Eileen; Your Ruby-throated Hummingbird is so lovely. I thought Carolina Wren has unique tail; when I opened picture , sure they have♡♡♡ Your butterfly pictures are gorgeous as well; I often feel discouraged recently as I always miss the chance taking pictures of them p-;)
    Wishing you will have a wonderful coming weekend and new week.
    Lots of hugs and Love; Miyako*

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  10. I am envious of your hummingbirds. I had only females and immatures this past winter. Maybe better luck as migration approaches. The butterflies and bees are nearly absent in our neighborhood. I am lucky to see only 2 or 3 butterflies on the morning walks. There may be more by afternoon, but this is unprecedented. Our Carolina Wrens have started singing again after several weeks of silence, perhaps because of molting.

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  11. Hari OM
    May your weekend be filled with flutterybyes and birdsong! YAM xx

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  12. São lindos! Aves ,borboletas e flores! Beleza de combinação! beijos praianos, chica

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  13. The butterflies are beautiful and the hummingbirds must be wonderful to watch. Lovely photos, Eilenn.
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day and weekend.

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  14. The first shot of the hummingbird is quite exceptional, Eileen.

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  15. Amazing butterflies. Lovely Hummingbirds.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. ...the butterflies are by far my favorites, thanks for hosting Eileen.

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  17. Your photos are just gorgeous. I haven't seen a Monarch Butterfly in years.
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Yay for backyards. I've captured clear hummingbirds other years but this year they are being illusive atMuldoon. Happy Day.

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  19. Really nice photos of the hummingbirds and butterflies! Beautiful colors!

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  20. Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Have a good one.

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  21. Beautiful butterflies and birds, Eileen. Love the hummingbirds, we don't have them here, although the native sunbirds resemble them a little.

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  22. Pretty birds, blooms & butterflies! But...you have BLUEBERRIES?! yum.

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    1. Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week.

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  23. Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  24. Beautiful images, but, I love the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, it is superb.

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  25. Lovely images, Eileen. We get to see some exotic butterflies in the walk-in butterfly house of our Zoo.

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  26. I like the green sheen of the humming birds, awesome butterflies.

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  27. I admire those who can identify butterflies.

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  28. Oh, så vackert Eileen! Du måste bo i en naturvänlig del av världen med den artrikedom som dina bilder visar, en härlig miljö för både växter, fåglar och insekter.

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  29. Awesome butterfly and feathered friends photos!

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

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  30. Happiness is also to watch all those wonderful critters in our gardens.

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  31. Oh, I so love seeing all of these, but especially the Carolina wren...love them to the moon and back.

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  32. oooooh those hummingbirds, you are so lucky to see them sitting still, mine are always on the move!!

    beautiful butterflies, i am seeing so many this year and it is so exciting!!!

    have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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  33. I love trying to take butterfly pics but it sure is a challenge to get them in focus! Love the precious hummingbirds too! Happy weekend!

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  34. Your swallowtails and monarchs are beautiful Eileen. It's so nice to see the hummers. I wonder if you see them feeding on natural foods as well as on your feeders? Thanks for the link up today. Have a wonderful Sunday. It's raining hard here, today and tomorrow.

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  35. The butterflies have been wonderful this year, and the hummers are all fighting for a trip to the feeders at t his point too...have a good weekend.

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  36. Good to see the hummingbirds again now that I'm back in Hawaii. They were great Calif neighbors. Thanks, E

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  37. This seems to be a good year for Monarch Butterflies here. Haven't seen any Hummingbirds yet though!

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  38. Dear Eileen,
    that is once more a beautiful collection of critters! Bravo!
    Cheers
    Calendula

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  39. I love watching our hummingbirds. Some days there are lots at the feeders, and others just a few. Must be some are just moving through the area. - Margy

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  40. nice shots of the hummingbirds. I think they are the birds I miss the most from my travels. They are so beautiful andfun to watch. :)
    It´s still hot over here so I am mostly staying indoors. :(

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  41. Very nice. I love the hummingbirds !

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  42. Lindas estas fotografias, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  43. Great photos of the hummingbird.
    Such pretty butterflies. I've seen them up here by me too.

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  44. Thank you for hosting! I love seeing all the wonderful animal photos.

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  45. Excellent pictures! There are plenty of butterflies this summer, aren't they?

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  46. Such beauties, hummingbirds and butterflies. Great photos.

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  47. Thanks for commenting on my blog and always beautiful nature shots here ~ Love them all!

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

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  48. lovely birds and butterflies, that hummingbird is amazing

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  49. Super and amazing photos of a few of my favorites!!!...:)jp

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  50. Hi Eileen,
    thank you for sharing with us these beautiful pictures.
    It is a privilege to be able to watch birds and butterflies in the yard.
    kisses
    Chris
    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook

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  51. Eileen, I love the pictures of the hummingbirds! We both know it takes patience to get those great pictures! And I'm seeing a lot of butterflies, more than usual?? But seeing them never ever gets old for me, I love them too!!

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  52. Love seeing the sweet hummers and the butterflies. Happy new week to you!

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  53. The hummers are wonderful... and I’m so happy to see the Monarchs doing well.

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  54. Lovely images Eileen! Hummingbirds are so difficult to capture - I discovered this back in 2015 when I travelled to the USA

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  55. Hello Eileen,

    Your first image is so beautiful!
    Happy new week!

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  56. I rarely see hummingbirds not flying. These are great. I have seen a number of monarchs this year but never when I have my camera or too far away if I do. Lovely.

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  57. Beautiful photographs of hummingbirds and butterflies.

    All the best Jan

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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