Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday's Critters #336

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Happy Memorial Day weekend! Remember and Honor!

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!


May 9 through May 14th, these are some of the yard birds I am seeing. 


I am not sure if this is unusual timing but I am still seeing at least 1 Dark-eye Junco as of May 14th. 


The Pine Warbler was a frequent visitor to the suet feeder.  



 The Male American Goldfinch looked like a ball of fluff on a cold morning. 


 A closeup of the female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I was seeing just the females from May 3rd through May 11th.


May 11th female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 


 I have been seeing a lot of the Downy Woodpeckers, they are also frequent visitors to the suet feeder.
On this day, I saw 3 of these woodies, 2 on the feeder and one on the railing catching the suet droppings.


Two Downy woodpeckers, the male has the red spot on it's head. 





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


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

109 comments:

  1. Lovely to see 2 Woodpecker, probably a pair at your feeders. Thanks for hosting, stay safe adn have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I see the pair of woodies often at my feeders.
      Thanks Margaret! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. How I love their observations from these beautiful birds. Magnificent close-ups of these grosbeak! I can really see the beak and he needs that too.
    I wish you a nice weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Thanks Elke! The Grosbeak does have a big thick beak. Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  3. HI Eileen,
    Birds are such a big part of my now-restricted world! Your feeder looks like a very happy place. I'll be posting another bird post and maybe link it as well as the one I just did. Your instructions don't say if it's ok to link two critter posts.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae! You are welcome to enter any critter post you want. Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  4. Hello Eileen. Fantastic serie of birds. That American goldfinch really looks like a yellow ball. It is pretty. Downy woodpeckers are beautiful woodpeckers. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu, It was a chilly day and the Goldfinch was puffed out like a ball. Thanks for the comment.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of the different birds. I like very much the Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks Marit! The Grosbeak is a favorite of mine too. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Happy Memorial Day, Eileen!
    I don't know the American goldfinch and rose breast grosbeak! These are the "surprise birds" this week! I love your backyard and the birds you come across. Thank you!
    I wish you a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      I am glad I could surprise you with my birds. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. I could cuddle this 'ball of fluff'.... :)
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hello Klara, it is a cute ball of fluff. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  8. I love all the birds but my favourite photo is of the Goldfinch. Such great colour. Happy weekend to you Eileen. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny! The Goldie is a cute bird.

      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  9. Your birds are so beautiful.

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    1. Diane, thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  10. We live in strange times an plants and animals comes differently from what we are used to. I am happy as long as I see anything. It is also very scarce with insects. So, I wonder what insects are going to pollinate the crops?
    Take care Eileen, stay safe.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      I am happy to see all things nature related. I hope the pollinators are there, I am seeing lots of bees here. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  11. The pretty and colourful birds love to visit your yard. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  12. Beautiful close up shots on your yard birds and nice details over there! Hope you having good times watching these birds and staying safe as well.
    Take care

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    1. Hello Jeevan,
      Stay safe and take care. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  13. Your photos are wondrous! You're growing all the time, E

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

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  14. Thanks for hosting Saturday Critters Eileen!

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    1. Hello Anni,
      Thanks for linking up, enjoy your weekend!

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    2. Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week (I enjoyed it all. I think if I had to choose a favorite, it'd be the pair of woodpeckers!)

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  15. I love those Downy Woodpeckers and your Pine Warbler. The Goldfinch is so vibrant, while trying to keep itself warm.

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    1. Adam, thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  16. The two woodpeckers are just lovely.
    Happy Memorial Day weekend to you.
    Stay safe!

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

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  17. Beautiful photos of all your feathered friends enjoying the feeders. Have a wonderful day and weekend. Thanks for hosting, take care and stay safe.

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

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  18. You made such wonderful pictures of the birds.

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

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  19. Hari OM
    that window is paying dividends!!! YAM xx

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    1. Yes, Yam! It is a great window for viewing my yard birds. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  20. Tão lindos, um mais do que o outro e parecem estar aqui ao meu lado..Beleza! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos,chica

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

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  21. ...another wonderful collection Eileen, thanks for hosting and I hope that you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend.

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    1. Thanks Tom! I hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend too!

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  22. That junco seems really late to me, Eileen. They left here at least a couple of weeks ago and we are farther north. I am quite sure I have not seen Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Dark-eyed Juncos at the same time.

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    1. Hello David,
      Seeing the Junco here even this week, seems late. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  23. You really have a variety of guests who visit you backyard, handsome and beautiful. Happy Memorial weekend!!

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

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  24. Lots of nice birds! The Grosbeaks that were here briefly have moved on.

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    1. Hello Brian,
      I did enjoy the Grosbeaks while they were here. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  25. Great variety. The female grosbeak sure is short changed when it comes to colour.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      I still think the female Grosbeak is pretty. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  26. I thought I saw a junco a couple of days ago as well but he was on the tube feeder. I thought maybe my eyes were not seeing right. I always see them on the ground after cold weathers starts here in southern Indiana.

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      Maybe the Juncos were staying longer because the weather was still cold here. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  27. I haven't seen much in the line of goldfinches here so it's good to see yours! Happy week! And especially Happy Memorial Weekend!

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    1. Hello Jeanie
      My Goldies come and go, they are always a treat to see. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  28. Good morning Eileen. I think at this time of year some birds are a little slow to move north. It happens here too. It might be that the feeding is good and that they are last year's youngsters that are not yet ready to breed so their hormones are less advanced.

    It's always good to see your Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and for you to show us how beautiful are the females as well as the males.

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    1. Hello Phil,
      The females are pretty in their own way. My Junco could be a young bird filling up with food before heading north. Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  29. That does seem a bit late for the junco. We do not get them at all here in south Florida, but do see lots of human Snow-birds (at least before COVID)!

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    1. Hello Ken,
      I thought it was late for the Junco to be here, I do not mind it sticking around. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  30. The Downys sure are pretty. How neat to see 3 at once! Love your Goldfinch too. For some reason we only saw a few this Spring. We usually see hundreds. Lots of beautiful birds at your feeders! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane, my Goldfinches seem to come and go, I always enjoy seeing them when they are here.
      Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  31. you have a nice plethora of birds at your feeders, many of these i do not see. i think it is odd to see a junco this time of year here, perhaps it will stay for summer. my goldfinches have yet to return and i miss them. beautiful pictures, great entertainment....

    have a nice weekend, although you are probably getting the same rain we are. i think it is suppose to be nice tomorrow!! thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Hello Debbie, I think the Junco was happy with the food I put out and did not want to leave without getting stuffed. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  32. A lovely assortment of wonderful bird portraits again, Eileen! Enjoy the special weekend!

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    1. Thank you Nick! I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  33. Nature is grand!
    Thanks for hosting. So lovely to get out and about and seeing the birds with you!

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  34. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen!

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  35. Hello Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos of the birds that come into your garden.
    Photo 2 is really great.
    Do you want to post my link, I can't do it.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thanks so much for the nice comment. Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  36. the two yellow birds make me feel joy when i look at them. bright and colorful and like living sunshine

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      I am glad they make you happy! Thanks and enjoy your day!

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  37. What a great selection of birds, Eileen! I especially like the Goldfinch!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  38. Hi Eileen, such a beautiful colored birds in your backyard. I love the grosbeak too. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Love the pine warbler. So pretty. We saw goldfinches earlier, but they have disappeared from our area. I put out suet, but no one comes to partake even though we have lots of woodpeckers nearby. You sure have a lot of beautiful birds here. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Hello Betty,
      I hope the birds return to your suet.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  40. I'm seeing a lot of finches and downy woodpeckers at my feeder along with more cardinals than expected. I noticed people putting out oranges and grape jelly for Orioles, do you ever do that?

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    1. Hello,
      I do not see the Orioles here, I wish! I heard the butterflies like oranges too.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  41. Send some of your rose breasted grosbeaks this way. I haven't seen one for many years.

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    1. Hello Red,
      I wish I could send you some grosbeaks.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  42. What a wonderful array of photos of your backyard birds ~ delightful ~^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol,

      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  43. Gorgeous pics! I love it when the parade of bird migration marches through the bird feeders! Have a great weekend--and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello Teresa,
      I do enjoy seeing all the migrant birds in my yard.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  44. Eileen! That American Goldfinch looks super cute and reminds me of a few people who just got up from bed and still looks a bit 'swollen' hahaha Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  45. These are some great captures...I really love the one of the Pine Warbler and the Goldfinch. He just looks so fluffy!

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    1. Hello Rose,
      It was a cold day, so the Goldfinch had to puff out to stay warm.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  46. Wow that goldfinch sure is puffed up. I've never seen one so puffed up!

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    1. Hello Karen,
      The birds do puff themselves up on the cold days.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  47. Very nice. I love the woodpeckers !

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    1. Thank you, I love the woodpecker too! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  48. Lovely pictures of the birds! Happy sunday!

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  49. The birds sure love to visit you! Love all these great shots. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

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    1. Thanks Ellen! I am blessed with great yard birds. Have a happy day!

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  50. I haven't seen any juncos lately. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead!

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  51. Hello Eileenh. I'm late! But here. Thanks for the beautiful images of your birds. I saw one new one on my walk - a pippit. Ive linked my critters to your post. Be safe and have a great Sunday. Jo

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  52. Hi Eileen, a downy woodpecker woke me one morning this week pecking on the side of the house...our house is a natural wooden house and occasionally this happens. I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more. I love your set up there for bird feeding.

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  53. Good morning Eileen, your photos are just beautiful, and I learn so much from you with colors, markings and descriptions because I often need that. We had a beautiful orange and black bird (and I mean gorgeous) and so I googled it looking for a name and it offered exactly that Orange and Black bird! Enjoy your week and how ever you celebrate Memorial Day.

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  54. A series of beautiful birds. The woodpeckers are amazing!

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  55. A Junco in my yard this time of year would be rare for sure...nice to see one at your place. The Gold Finch are so lovely and yellow! I see them around but necessarily at my feeders they prefer the open fields right now. Have a good holiday Im doing nothing but the usual stuff.

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  56. A lovely selection of wonderful birds.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  57. Beautiful! The goldfinch are so bright. :-)

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  58. Happy mosaic Monday

    Much💟love

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