Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saturday's Critters #321

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 birds from my back yard and the forest around our home.  I enjoy birding right outside my windows.

 The male Cardinal is sitting in bush in our yard, waiting for a turn at the feeder. 


The Male House Finch and seen below is the female House Finch. 






 The Carolina Wren eating some suet. 



The Red-bellied Woodpecker love the suet. 


 Top row, the male Goldfinch getting his summer colors and the male Red-bellied woodpecker. Bottom row, 2 Dark-eyed Juncos and a female House Finch.


I keep seeing this Yellow-bellied Sapsucker sitting in our Rhododendron outside our front window.  He is taken over the Cardinal's job of flying to the window scaring it's rival away.














Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their post.


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

110 comments:

  1. ...like red barns, I love those red cardinals. Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Tom! The Cardinal's red color does pop. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  2. It's going to be a few months before we see cardinals here in St. Louis. The bird or the baseball kind.

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  3. So beautiful bids. Loved all clicks.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  4. Excellent shots, Eileen. I specially like the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
    MB

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    1. I love the woodie too. Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  5. A lovely selection of birds coming into your garden to watch and photograph Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  6. The birds are all so pretty. Fun to watch them feeding from the feeder. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. All are cute...nice company close to home.
    The shot of the Carolina wren is particularly beautiful!
    Have a nice, sunny weekend!

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    1. Thanks Luisella for the comment! The Wren is a cutie! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  8. Hari Om
    ... oh to have such a window scene!!! Happy weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  9. Always loves to see wrens and woodpeckers. There has been a wren at a place outside town but it has been gone for two months now. I think it too much water in the stream where it used to be.
    Have a great week.
    Monica

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    1. Hello Monica, I would think you wren is still nearby in the forest? Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos. The Red-bellied Woodpecker and The Northern Cardinal are so pretty.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Marit, Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  11. My favorite today is the first one...the cardinal. Thanks for hosting.
    ~Hootin' Anni

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    1. Anni, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

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    2. thanks for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week.

      ~Hootin' Anni (aka Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin)

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  12. Carolina Wren has expanded its range in recent years and can be found here, but they have not yet visited my yard. Two suet blocks are waiting for them,

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    1. Hello David, I enjoy a pair of wrens in my yard, they are fun to watch! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  13. Muito lindos todos!Adoro ver e me encantar aqui! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  14. A lovely selection of birds, Eileen, but the cardinal really steals the show!

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    1. Hello Nick! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  15. Lots of nice birds visiting your yard! The exact ones that visit ours, too.

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    1. Hello Brian, I do enjoy my yard birds. Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  16. PS: And many thanks for hosting. Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks again for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  17. They are wonderful! Our birding is quite limited these days. I am happy to see them, though!
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Jenn! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  18. Love that fourth photo showing the wing pattern. So perfectly designed...

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    1. Marie, thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  19. What a bunch of sweet visitors! Great pictures! Love the cardinal ��

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    1. Hello Tanya! Thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  20. Your photos make me feel at home---very nice. All their cousins visit atMuldoon regularly. Happy Day.

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    1. Hello Gayle, thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  21. We sure get a lot of enjoyment out of our bird feeders too. Love seeing who is stopping by your house. The Goldfinches are flashing more yellow here too! And this morning we woke up to a flock of Robins in the backyard! It's a beautiful day! Thanks for the fun! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I love my bird visitors too, I have been seeing some Robins around the neighborhood. Thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  22. I never saw a sapsucker, what a fun name and he's a pretty fusty guy!

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    1. Hello Barbara! Thank you for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  23. the image of the male cardinal is stunning, his color is exceptional!! i see "most" of these birds at my feeders, i have never seen the sapsucker and i am still waiting for the juncos to appear, perhaps they are not coming this year!!

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

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    1. Hello Debbie, the Cardinals are beautiful. The male's color seem so bright lately. Thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  24. they area all so pretty I can't pick a favorite..

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    1. Hi Sandra, the birds are pretty. I love them all. Thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Hello Sussi, thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  26. You have such a wonderful assortment of birds in your yard, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  27. Hello Eileen. The Cardinal is just amazing. The colour is quite spectacular. It looks like he's in prime condition in readiness for attracting a mate.

    Many thanks for hosting again. It is so appreciated.

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    1. Hello Phil! Thank you for the comment and visit today. Happy weekend to you!

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  28. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages, you live in a beautiful area.
    I really like photo 1 and 2.
    Do you want to place my link, I can't do it.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  29. It's surprising how many critters visit our yards At times a half dozen deer visit my yard every night for a couple of months in a row. Of course, it's at night so I only see tracks.

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    1. Hello Red, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  30. Wow! Awesome feathered friends photography right in your own backyard ~ Love the two cardinals ^-^

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

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    1. Hello Carol, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  31. You really got some great captures...LOVE that wren.

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    1. Hello Rose, the wrens are cuties! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  32. Great photos. I especially like the Cardinal, but all of these birds are lovely to look at.

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    1. Hello Anne, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  33. Hello Eileen
    Those red cardinals are so incredibly beautiful !!! Such a shame that these beautiful birds do not live in the Netherlands. the woodpecker is also a beautiful bird. That Carolina Wren is really super to see.
    Very nice evening, still.
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Hello Helma, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  34. Hi Eileen, oh that entry image of the male American Cardinal is so beautiful. He takes the show, doesn't her!? The other birds are just a lovely. I have not seen as many birds that migrate here in Winter months due to the mild weather we have had so far. I would love for my Dark Eyed Juncos to return for a while. Happy Weekend. Thank you for all that you do~

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    1. Hello Mary, The Cardinal is a beauty! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  36. Beautiful cardinal! It's nice to see the goldfinch getting ready for Spring! We have had a sapsucker on our mahogany tree and are worried about the damage they have done in the past. We shoo him (or her-- an immature) and suddenly it has not visited again for the past week or so.

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    1. Hello Ken, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  37. I love the male Cardinal, it's colouring red.

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    1. Hello Bob, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  39. The cardinal beautiful. It's red color pops out in every season.

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    1. Hello Karen, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  40. You've got some beautiful birds here Eileen, but my favourite is the Cardinal … what an amazing colour he is.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  41. Aw sweet friends to have close by all colorful and fun to watch. Don't forget the Backyard Bird Watch Feb 14-17. I enjoy the sapsucker in my yard and today one got really low on a holly tree and my dog Annie chased it! Never has she done that before. Glad I was there to referee.

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    1. Hello Sondra, I look forward to the GBBC! Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  42. What a sweet Carolina Wren! I would love to have cardinals in my garden. Have a happy week Eileen.
    Wren x

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    1. Hello Wren, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  43. Your birds are like ours. Not surprising, I suppose. I say a yellow-bellied sapsucker yesterday but only got a picture of his back.

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  45. todos los pajaros que nos enseñas son preciosos, buenas fotos

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  46. Lovely set of photos. Have a good week, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane, thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  47. An absolutely gorgeous array of birds surrounding you. What joy!

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    1. Hello Jocelyn, yes I am happy with the birds in my yard. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  48. Uma publicação encantadora!
    Fiquei especialmente fascinada pelo passarinho vermelho, que não encontro por estes lados!
    Belíssimo trabalho fotográfico, Eileen! Adorei as fotos!
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana! Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  49. I have to say Mr. Cardinal is certainly looking regal! Such a handsome fellow! Beautiful photos! Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  50. A handsome bird indeed! You caught him perfectly, Eileen!...:)jp

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    1. Hello JP, Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  51. This brought memories of the feeders we use to have on our deck (in our Oregon home, before we retired and sold). Some of the same birds and all of the same pleasure!

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    1. Hello Sallie, Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  52. How nice that those beautiful birds sat long enough for you to capture them with your camera. Love that Cardinal!

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    1. Hello Ellen, Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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