Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday's Critters #344

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


 Happy Saturday!


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 am sharing some of my birds, seen either in my yard or seen close by.  The days are flying by, I am happy to see these sweet birds right from my dining room window.

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder.



 The male and female Bluebirds like sitting on our gutter, close to the bluebird house. If these 2 Bluebirds are not sitting on the gutter, the male is sitting in a near by tree, he keeps a watch on the birdhouse. 


 A Scarlet Tanager in a nearby tree top.




 I am pretty sure this is the Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly, it likes the Lantana blooms.







Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. Stop back to see replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post. Wishing everyone a great weekend. 


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

116 comments:

  1. Love the different feathers, nature gives us so much colour everywhere.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Nature does have the most beautiful colors.
      Take care and stay well!
      Have a happy day!

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  2. This is a beautiful butterfly, there are not so many butterfly moments with me.
    The birds fascinate me again. So long beak and the colors of the individual.
    Wonderful scenes.
    I wish you a happy weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  3. Love the birds. That is such a lovely butterfly. Glad you had your camera at hand when it showed up!

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  4. This 2 little Bluebirds are so sweet sitting on your gutter Eileen and such a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Take care and thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  5. Very beatifl series. Tha Bluebird couple is so tender...
    Have a happy weekend with your feathered friends!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Bluebirds are so sweet to see!
      Thanks for the visiting and for the comment.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    The Hummingbird is so cute, and the butterfly is really gorgeous!
    I enjoy always the little things! Wishing you a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      I always enjoy the little things!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    These are beautiful series of photos.
    I really love the Bluebirds, the Scarlet Tanager and the Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. Beautiful birds and butterfly. Beautiful critters for us to enjoy. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nancy!
      I appreciate you linking up!
      Have a great day!

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  9. Hello Eileen.
    Hummingbird is my favorite bird. I've never seen them. Bluebirds are beautiful. Fantastic photo of butterfly. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. Beautiful photos, Eileen, love the birds and butterfly. Have a great day and weekend. thanks for hosting!

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  11. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! I envy you the visit of the Hummingbird and the butterfly. They are so pretty, and so are the bluebirds too.
    Happy Weekend!

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  12. Hari OM
    Oh, the colours, the colours!!! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam,
      The colors of nature are beautiful.
      Enjoy your day, thanks for the comment!

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  13. Hello Eileen!
    It's so delightful to see again the beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbird,visiting your yard!
    Wonderful photos! Love the birds and the beautiful butterfly! Great shots!
    Have a happy day and a lovely weekend! Take care!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi, it is a delight to watch the hummingbirds in my yard.
      They are fun to see zipping around and chasing each other.
      Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment.
      I wish you a happy day and a great weekend.

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  14. Always a pleasure to see your birds. Love them all and the butterfly too. Good to see them.

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      It is always good to see the birds and butterflies.
      Have a great weekend!

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  15. Scarlet Tanager has been my nemesis this year. i have yet to see one. And quite soon the brilliant males will all look like females.

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    1. Thanks David, The male Scarlet Tanagers are so pretty, I love their color.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Love the couple of adorable bluebirds just taking everything in around them!

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  17. ...I love the pair of bluebirds, thank for hosting Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Tom! Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  18. Gostei muito desses bichos de sábado! Todos belos! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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  19. We haven't seen a tanager this summer. Great photo of the hummingbird!

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    1. Hello Brian,
      We are lucky to have the Tanagers breeding in the local forest.
      Thanks for the comment and link. Have a great weekend!

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  20. The Bluebirds look so lovely sat side-by-side. How lucky you are Eileen to have those beauties every day. And the butterfly is simply superb - what a gorgeous combination of colours. Enjoy your weekend and many thanks for the link up today.

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    1. Hello Phil, thank you for the comment. I am happy to see you linking up your post.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. WoW eileen, some really amazing critters this week. i really enjoyed seeing the bluebirds, lucky you, and the butterfly also. i have never hosted either of those in my yard!! boo hoo!! the scarlet tanager is stunning, what a beautiful picture with the blue sky!!!

    it's going to be a hot few days coming up, hot and humid. i have prepared myself with yard and a new knitting pattern...and a few magazines. these are going to be indoor days for sure!! have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It is supposed to be really hot here too. Take care and stay cool.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  23. The bluebirds are the best! I only have a couple of photos of them. My nest box didn't 'take!'
    Next year!
    Thanks for hosting. I love seeing the critters.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I am sorry your bluebirds did not nest there. Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Splendid color and pattern in butterfly photo. Love those bluebirds. Although we have hummingbirds in the inter, we get only fleeting encounters with tanagers during migration. Nice to have them all breeding in your neighborhood!

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  25. We see the Gulf Frittilary here but look at this fancy one! How pretty! Love the cute blues and the Tanager of course. What beautiful birds we have in God's creation! Happy weekend!

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  26. Happy Saturday...The Scarlet Tanager shot is gorgeous! The blue birds are winding down their season now here they have young one all over the place...so cute too. We get a lot more butterfly here in Fall as we have more wild flowers in fall than spring here...so I expect to see many I wish we had more milkweed, the roadside mowing is not a good thing as that is a great place for milkweed to thrive.

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    1. Hello,
      I am just starting to see more butterflies here. The milkweed will not grow here, not sure why. We tried!
      Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day!

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  27. Such a pretty butterfly.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Sure to be a HOT one here.

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    1. Thanks Dee! Stay cool, it is a hot weekend.

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  28. I think this may be the most beautiful fritillary butterfly I have ever seen. We have a lot of them here but nothing like this one absolutely stunning

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      I remember seeing some beautiful butterflies in Florida. I am just starting to see more now.
      Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  29. The bluebird love birds are a sweet pair.

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    1. Hello Marie!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  30. Lovely shots, Eileen. I do like those bluebirds especially!

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

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  31. PS: And thank you for hosting! Have a great new week.

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  32. Eileen ~ what a treasure trove of feathered friends and awesome photos ~ thanks ~ ^_^

    Live the moment with love

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    1. Hello Carol,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  33. Blue birds are always a popular visitor.

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    1. Hello Red,
      Yes, the bluebirds are my favorite visitor.
      Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  35. Lovely, lovely critters, Eileen. The butterfly is especially fascinating with all the colors. :)

    xoxo

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    1. Hello Sally,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  36. How nice to have a pair of Bluebirds pose for you! Love them all.

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  37. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice birds. So great to see the Bluebirds. Very nice.
    And a good shot of that butterfly. Wonderful.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Marco, thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  38. All great pics but I too love the Bluebirds the best, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us each week!

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    1. The Bluebirds are my favorite too.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  39. Hi Eileen,
    You have a privileged view from your window.
    It must be wonderful to see these birds and butterfly even nearby.
    I loved your sharing.
    A hug and good weekend.
    Ailime

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    1. Hello Ailime,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  40. Hi Eileen, I love all four of your photos today. I especially appreciate the hummer since I recently put up a hummer feeder and have already learned that it isn't easy to get a good shot of those little birds. Congrats on that shot. Also, the bluebirds ... what a sweet photo! Thanks for sharing your photography. Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog. Have a happy Saturday! John

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    1. Thank you John! The hummingbirds do move quickly, they are a delight to watch! Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  41. Those bluebirds make me smile. Would love to see a tanager near our backyard. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  42. the colors are spectacular! I like Mr and Mrs bluebird best though...

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  43. As always beautiful birds in your yard and environment.

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    1. Thank you Diane! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  44. Very nice. I love the butterfly !!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  45. Oh that tanager sure is a beauty!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! The Tanagers are pretty! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  46. Hi Eileen, what a tiny bird the hummingbird is. I love the Scarlet Tanager. And the blue birds are beautiful too. Thanks for hosting this meme. Even though I am unable to go walking, I am enjoying images from my archives and decided to share them. Be safe and have a great day. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! I hope you are back to normal soon, take care! Have a great new week!

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  47. Hummingbirds are my favorites. I love your blue birds and the scarlet tanager is spectacular (we only have the western tanager and I can't recall seeing many of those). And what a beautiful butterfly! Your photos are all treats.

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    1. Thank you Kay! The hummers are a favorite of mine too. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  48. You certainly get some special birds!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  49. Beautiful! You shared some terrific birds today Eileen!
    Thanks so much for coming by I'd Rather B Birdin this week and linking in!

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    1. Thank you Anni! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  50. Beautiful images, but, I love the Scarlet Tanager, he looks so aesthetically.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  51. Wow ! I love these great photos !!!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  52. A scarlet Tananger...I have never seen one! Awesome as is that butterfly. How we love it all!

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  53. Excellent capture on the birds and butterfly collecting nectar. The bluebirds and scarlet tanager is outstanding!
    Take care

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  54. What a stunning butterfly -- and beautifully photographed with such detail. Happy week!

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  55. Gorgeous!! Wish we would see scarlet tanagers here. And we only see bluebirds rarely. You have some lovely creatures nearby!

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  56. How lovely to see these birds and butterfly from your dining room window.
    Great photographs.

    Have a Happy Sunday and a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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  57. Maravilla de aves Eileeen. Son preciosos.
    Te deseo buena noche. Cuidaros mucho.
    Un abrazo

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  58. A fun set of photos! We're not seeing any butterflies, swallowtails, etc., here - And I'm not the only one who has noticed. I'm glad that you're at least seeing at least one variety and I hope they have friends!

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  59. que gracioso el pajaro en el bebedero, una gran captura.

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  60. Good morning Eileen, thanks for still allowing me to post I am seriously late, but had it ready just didn't have time to comment on other posts it was a busy weekend. Have I said lately how wonderful it is that you offer this fun posting for us, and that you enrich my critter knowledge as well as other posts. Enjoy your week!

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