Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday's Critters #326

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!

I can see birds moving around our pond/bog area from my dining room window. On this day I saw the Northern Flicker stopping for a drink.  The Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker is a large woodpecker. This one looks like a female, it is missing the black (malar mark) whisker.


 After a drink at the pond, it flew up to a branch and perched for a while.   The Northern Flicker is a beautiful bird, I like their markings and colors.


These photos were taken through my dining room window, I am sorry they are not clear and crisp.


A male Pine Warbler has been visiting my suet feeder. He is a beautiful bird and color.


 A closer look at the Pine Warbler on my deck railing.




I hope and pray everyone is staying healthy, virus-free and taking care. 




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.

105 comments:

  1. Are you safe in Maryland Eileen? Keep away from crowds, keep safe, and keep ample food and soap, not to mention the TP on hand,

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    1. Hi Jean,
      Yes, we are safe and well here. I hope you are feeling good, taking care. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  2. ...I love the Northern Flicker! Thanks Eileen for hosting, stay healthy and safe.

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    1. Hello Tom, thank you for the comment and for sharing your post! Stay well! I hope your weekend is great!

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  3. that are wonderful birds, Pine Warbler is so beautiful !!! I Love this Birdsworld by you!!!
    Have a Happy Weekend, Elke

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    1. Hello Elke, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  4. Both of these birds are beautiful Eileen and you are very fortunate to se them in your garden. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I am lucky with my garden birds. I hope your weekend is great!

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  5. These little birds are so cute. Thank you for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Hello Nancy, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  6. Hari OM
    Oh my, that last shot is the absolute winner for me today!!! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, The warbler is a cutie! Thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages of these birds.
    The Northern Flicker is great, but the Pine Warbler is beautiful too.
    Would you put my link, I can't.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  8. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos. The Northern Flicker and the Pine Warbler are very pretty.
    Have a nice weekend, and stay safe!

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    1. Hello Marit, thank you for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  9. Nice through-the-window images of these backyard visitors!

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    1. Hello Ken, thank you for linking up and for the comment! Many of my photos are taken through the window. I hope your weekend is great!

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  10. They are both beautiful. The Northern Flicker is new to me.
    Stay safe and have a serene weekend!

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    1. Hello, thank you for the comment and visit! I hope your weekend is great!

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  11. The Flicker looks like a real cross between a Woodpecker and a Dove. Great photos Eileen. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Adam, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  12. Great photos Eileen. I love the pine warbler, he's so colourful.
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Bill, thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  13. Muito lindas tuas fotos e hoje me chama atenção o amarelinho e sua cabecinha virada, parecendo questionar...beijos, ótimo fds! chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thank you for the visit and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  14. I would not mind having both birds where I live. Would ad color and interest to nature.

    Which reminds me, I forgot one bird in my post today, the yellowhammer, but it can wait till next week. :)
    Stay safe.

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    1. Hello Monica, I hope your stay well and safe too. Thank you for linking up and for the comment! I hope your weekend is great!

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  15. Great photos, Eileen. The pine warbler is a fine little bird.

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    1. Hello Nick, Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  16. It's lovely seeing through the window, isn't it?! I can never get my windows clean enough.
    Thanks for hosting! Happy trails.

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    1. LOL, my windows always need a washing. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  17. Beautiful photos! The warbler is gorgeous!

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    1. Brian, thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  18. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice shots you show here again.
    Great that first bird with the red colors in his neck. And so nice to see that other bird. Wonderful Eileen.

    I wish you all the best.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello Marco!
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  19. PS: Thank you for hosting, have a great week.

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  20. You're right Eileen. The flicker is quite beautiful, especially in that pose and the fact that the female is in her best spring outfit. The same goes for the male Pine Warbler. So common yet so beautiful. Have a great weekend and stay safe. Thanks for the linky today.

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    1. Hello Phil, They are both beautiful and colorful birds. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  21. These are beautiful, Eileen! Love the colors!

    Stay safe!

    xoxo

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    1. Sally, thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  22. that yellow warbler has melted my heart. what a beautiful fluffy sweet little bird, the color of JOY...

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    1. Hi Sandra, that warbler is a cutie! Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  23. Two beauties. Happy Day. Be well.

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    1. Hello, Gayle

      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  24. i love those northern flickers, i rarely see them in the yard...your pictures are beautiful!! that is such a pretty warbler, so yellow and bright!!

    you should be fine taking your walks!! we do have to be careful being around people!! have a great weekend, and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Hello Debbie, we will continue with our local walks. Hello, thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  25. Isn't that little Pine Warbler adorable. I have a terrible time trying to ID the Warblers and haven't attempted it lately. They are in all shades of yellow with some striping...some not! lol We have about 50 Goldfinches at our feeders right now all shades of yellow! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I would love to see 50 Goldfinches at my feeders, I saw 2 or 3 now. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  26. Yes , the flicker is a very attractive bird. I hope you see them doing their mating dance. it's beautiful.

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    1. Hello, Red
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  27. Great photos. I hope you're healthy and safe where you are. The situation is becoming stressful for me in Connecticut, but I'm trying to stay calm, because stress makes you more susceptible to getting sick. :-(

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    1. Hello, Anne
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a calm, healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  28. Great shots...and thanks for having such natural scenes every Saturday. It's a joy to see them.

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    1. Hello, Barbara!
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  29. Oh, Elaine...they are both beautiful...I have always loved the Flicker, and would dearly love to the the Pine Warbler. It is so pretty.

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    1. Hello, Rose
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  30. Hello Eileen, I didn't link up today, due to family commitments. However, I always like to visit and see your incredible critters. The Northern Flickr is spectacular and I love your warbler. Have a great week. Jo

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    1. Hello, Jo
      I understand! Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  31. Two lovely looking birds, great photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello,Jan! Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  32. Love that wee Pine Warbler! It looks like an Easter decoration. Thanks for hosting us, Eileen!

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    1. Yes, like a fat yellow Easter chick! Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  33. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello, Ranten

      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  35. My favorite is the last feathered friend photo ~ but they are all very lovely ~ and so close to home ^_^ What a gift!

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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    1. Hello, Carol
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  36. I hope you stay well too, my friend!

    I love the pictures of the Pine Warbler. We don't have them around us, but the Flickers are a typical sight at my feeders. I didn't know how to tell the boys from the girls - And now I do, THANKS to you!

    Again, take care!!

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    1. Hello, Kim
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  37. Great photos of the birds. The warbler is a cute little thing.

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    1. Hello, Karen

      It is a pretty warbler. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  38. Very nice ! I love the pine warbler....sooo adorable !

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  39. The little yellow guy is so cute!

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    1. Hello, Tanya
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  40. Awesome birds. Beautiful post.
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  41. Great shots! We have cut way back on activities, and we didn't have that many in the first place!

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    1. Hello, Linda
      We are taking everything day by day now, trying to stay healthy!
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  42. Hi Eileen. Nice shots of these lovely birds... Have a nice day and week ahead.. Cheers

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    1. Hello, Ana
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  43. Sweet images of the bird. You captured some great expressions.
    Thanks for coming over to I'd Rather B Birdin this weekend and linking up with us.

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    1. Hello, Anni
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  44. Hello, I loved this post, I have been most interesting.
    I loved your post, I did not know your blog, do you want us to follow each other? you tell me Cheers

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    1. Hello,
      If you check your blog, you will see I am already one of your followers.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Wishing you a healthy and happy new week ahead!

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  45. The flicker has such interesting markings. Great photos!

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  46. One of my favorite forest birds...the art of his pattern is better than any artist could come up with. I am fond of dots. Unfortunately the virus is in my home town 9 cases so far...and it's allergy season to boot..double whammie. Have a good week. I may have to go gather some corn husks. Only old timers will understand, lol.

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  47. Love seeing the Flickers!
    I have seen them only once here at my house, and very briefly then. Wish they would stop by for a visit again!
    Have a blessed day!

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  48. Lovely capture on the northern flicker and striking in yellow Pine warbler! It’s damn pretty and cute :)
    You too take care and hope all are getting well all-over the world

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  49. What beautiful birds. I'd never seen a Northern Flicker before and the Pine Warbler's color is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and I'm wishing you a wonderful week and Happy St. Paddy's Day.

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  50. They are unigue, love them. I shoot through the window, it is so easy.

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  51. Birds and spring seem to go hand-in-hand. Thank you for hosting!

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  52. Good to see the Flicker, Eileen. Won't be long before they have returned here.

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    1. Hi David, the Flickers are on the way! I heard my FOY Eastern Phoebe! Happy Birding, enjoy your day!

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  53. You do the same Eileen. Love your flicker pics. And that Pine Warbler is rather lovely:) Stay healthy!

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    1. Thanks Chris! Stay well! Happy birding! Enjoy your week!

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  54. I've never seen a flicker. They are just stunning birds!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      They are beauties!
      Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  55. The pine warbler is just adorable! And I love Flickers ... we see them on both coasts and I love each variety. Thank you so much for hosting and for your very kind somments on mine. When I’m here in Florida, I tend to link to Saturday Critters at some absurd hour ... when I can’t sleep usually ... and am too tired and groggy to leave a comment. And then in the next day I forget to come back and thank you. Please do know how much you are appreciated! (When we go back to Oregon, I can link up at nine pm , an hour when I’m usually still thinking more clearly!)

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  56. Those pine warblers are so sweet. We are seeing Robins and that's encouraging!

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  57. Right now, the view from our dining window and kitchen window is the most amazing, isn't it Eileen? The Northern Flicker in your photos is a charm to look at as much as the Pine Warbler. In the present situation, many people enjoy the companionship of Talking parrot sales chennai .

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