Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 347

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Happy Saturday! Have a great weekend!

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 have a few yard birds to share today, I've been seeing the Brown Thrasher going to the blueberries, the American Goldfinches like the sunflower seed feeders and an Eastern Wood-Pewee catching bugs in the yard. 


The Brown Thrasher on top the swing..Some blueberries survived the tree fall on top our our bushes.  I've been watching the birds going into the blueberry bushes. 


The American Goldfinches seem to come and go, I do not see them every day. This one is perched on a nearby butterfly bush.



Goldfinch and the Wood Pewee.


I've been hearing the Eastern Wood Pewee calling around my yard, this day I saw him/her sitting on the swing set. 


It may be a juvenile Pewee. 




Thanks for all the links and to all my visitors. I appreciate everyone leaving a comment. Stop back for any replies to your comments.

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


Have a great weekend!

111 comments:

  1. Awesome birds, lovely clicks.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Rupam Sarma!
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. They are all great photos again and of this young animal, cute as he sits there! Thanks for hosting!
    I wish you a nice weekend, hug Elke

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  3. Thanks Eileen , managed link just before I left today. That American Goldfinch is a stunningly beautiful bird. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      I am glad you are able to get away. It is relaxing and nice to have a change of scenery!
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a great weekend!

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  4. How wonderful it is to have excess berries in our garden for the birds that visit our garden. I will be spending a lot of time trying to take snapshots of the birds. The birds visiting your yard are very pretty ones. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Good luck taking the bird photos.
      Sometimes they sit still for a photo. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen, I love the Goldfinch and the young Peewees. The Thrasher looks a lot like our Babblers. Thanks for hosting this meme. I am sharing a few critters on my first day out after being tied to the house for many weeks. I trust you're safe and keeping well. Jo (PS I'm the first commenter - yay! )

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    1. Hello Jo,
      I am so glad you are feeling better and your leg is healed. It is nice to get outside. I know Skabby enjoys his walks to the water. Thanks so much for sharing your post and for commenting. Have a great weekend.

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  6. You are very lucky. I have never watched such colorful birds like a goldfinch. I hope the environment for small birds will have been stable in the future.

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for the comment. Yes, I hope the birds continue to have a good environment.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  7. Brown thrasher! Very cool, E!

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  8. Your last photo, a darling wee bird. Love all the others too, but this one stole the show.

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    1. Thank you Jean! He is a cutie! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    The Eastern Wood-Pewee is very cute. Beautiful American Goldfinch sitting on the butterflybush. They are blooming here too.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello, Marit!
      The butterfly bushes are very popular now, I am seeing lots of butterflies and the hummers like the blooms too. Thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    The juvenile Pewee is really cute, but the brown thrasher is great too.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thanks Irma,! I linked up your post.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  11. The juvenile Pewee is soooo cute with its fuzzy top!!! I think it and the Goldfinch would be perfect friends in a children’s book.

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    1. Thank you, the Goldfinch is a sweetie! Have a happy weekend!

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  12. lol, seems they have a nice smorgasbord to choose from. :)
    Not sure if you use this Swedish word, smörgåsbord, for a buffet anymore?
    My favorite today is the little peewee. :)
    Take care!

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    1. Hello Monica
      We do have smorgasbords here, they are also called buffets. All you can eat, my hubby loves them.
      Thanks for the nice comment. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Goldfinch and the Wood Pewee are my favorites. Lovely post Eileen, thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

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  14. Awww, sweet baby photo. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

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    1. Thanks Anni! Nice to see you linking a post today!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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    2. Thanks for joining us at IRBB this week.

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

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  16. I'd love to see a thrasher, I did once, I think. IT's been a great year for birds!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one.

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  17. Lots of young birds, Eileen, always encouraging and always a pleasure.

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    1. Thanks David! It is a pleasure seeing the young birds.
      Have a great weekend!

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  18. The only one I’ve ever seen is the goldfinch? The pewee looks like he’s not sure what the world is all about. Cutie!

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    1. Thanks Marie! The Pewee knew to catch the bugs, they must learn fast.
      I was watching him/her fly up and catch the bugs. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Nice photos! We have some Thrashers around, too, and the Goldfinches have been hit and miss as well.

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    1. Thanks Brian! My Goldfinches come and go too. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Hello Eileen. It's good that your thrasher cleans up the fallen blueberries so that they don't go to waste. I hope it doesn't eat your breakfast portions though. Love the bright yellow of your goldfinch. Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for the linky today.

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    1. Thanks Phil! we planted the blueberry bushes just for the birds.
      I usually buy blueberries when I am ready to eat them, lol.
      Have a great weekend!

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  21. Maravilhosas fotos!Adorei! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  22. ...the Pewee is new to me, thanks for hosting.

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  23. That baby Pewee is just the cutest little bundle of feathers! And the birds sure love the berries. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the fun!

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    1. Thanks Diane! The Pewee is a cutie!
      Have a great weekend!

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  24. The goldfinch is a magnificent colour, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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

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  26. PS:Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Keep safe!

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  27. Some excellent shots here....love those two of the juvenile Pewee. It is just so cute.

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  28. I haven't seen very many Goldfinches this year. I'm always thrilled when I spot that flash of yellow.

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    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  29. I've never seen a peewee, and it looks just like it's name!

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    1. Thanks Barbara!
      The sound the Pewee makes also sounds like it's name.
      Have a great weekend!

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  30. such wonderful photos of our sweet feathered friends ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. Great yardbirds. I have never seen a brown THrasher or a Wood Peewee but we have a gazillion of those pretty Goldfinches.
    MB

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    1. Thanks MB, the Goldfinches are cute!
      Have a great weekend!

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  32. I love the golden eyes of the Brown Thrasher! One of our favorite birds. Jealous of your Goldfinch as we only see them during migration and they are much duller in appearance.

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful critters this wonderful Saturday, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Wally!
      Have a great weekend!

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  33. Sweet birds in these photos. I was listening to the lovely song the little yellow goldfinch was singing this morning. A lovely day is hoped for you, Eileen!

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  34. Lovely capture and watching of birds! Ifind the yellow goldfinch and juvenile pewee cuter :)
    Enjoy the weekend
    Take care

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  35. Nice views of the thrasher with those yellow eyes, and the goldfinch is so brilliant. The pewee sure looks fluffy as if in fresh new plumage.

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    1. Thanks Ken! The Pewee looks very young.
      Have a great weekend!

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  36. I admired and enjoyed every single bird that was on the post and when I got to the yellow one I thought oh my gosh would have gorgeous yellow bird but then I got down to the Peewee and I started to smile and every single photo of the keyway made me smile so precious

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I do enjoy all my yard birds, they are cute.
      Have a great weekend!

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  37. The pewee is super cute. Looks very fluffy. Always fun watching the Brown Thrasher. I have big sunflower plans for next year (too late for this summer) in hopes of luring lots of goldfinches to my yard. Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

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    1. Thank you Jean! The sunflowers are my favorite, sounds like a great idea!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  38. All the birds in this post are not part of my world. Nice to get to know them through your shots.
    Thanks for sharing. I wish you a happy and sunny Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  39. I am a lover of the Brown Thrasher, beautiful beak. Thanks Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Bob! The Thrasher is a beautiful bird.
      Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you!
      Enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  41. Terrific shots of the birds. Favorite are the goldfinches!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I love the Goldfinches too.
      Have a happy day!

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  42. HI Eileen, the next generation already a part of your World...so nice to see.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I am happy to see the juvenile birds in my yard. They are all so cute.
      Hope you are well, take care. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  43. The swing set makes a great perch ....so wonderful that you have such a nice variety of birds in your own backyard. I’ve only seen brown thrashers once , their eyes are so interesting and it’s interesting that they like your leftover blueberries. The birds at our daughters don’t seem to pay much attention to theirs oddly. .... you asked (over on mine) about the “bee waterer” .... It’s just plain water out of the garden hose as it was meant to be a bird bath for the perching birds, not for hummingbirds, they have a another feeder for them. . ... thank you so much for hosting and I really appreciate the effort and time involved in it and all your help and comments.

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    1. Thanks for the answer Sallie! I never have seen bees drinking water.
      Yes, the swing set is a good perch for the birds. The berry bushes are nearby.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. Oh those goldfinches. SO pretty!

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    1. Thanks Dee! The Goldfinches are pretty!
      Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  46. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice poct. So great to see that Goldfinch.
    Very nice pictures. And so cute that little ones.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello Marco,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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  47. As we say in Spain ... Me encanta.. :-)))

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  48. I never heard of a Pewee...Cute juvie..I have all the Goldfinches...endless...Happy Sunday

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Hope your are having a happy day.
      Have a great new week!

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  49. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos of the birds, I love the yellow bird, I think the goldfinch, the babies are so cute. Greetings Caroline

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  50. Wonderful to see these birds which I share too. I call mine the Phoebes; now I'm wondering are they peewees. That last photo is adorable...how we love anything baby.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn,

      Yes, I do love seeing any baby animal and bird. Enjoy your day, have a great week!

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  51. Oh Eileen, you have shared some lovely looking birds here.
    I don't think I've come across The Brown Thrasher before ...

    I hope you've had a pleasant weekend, my good wishes for the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and a happy week!

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  52. That little wood peewee sure looks like a youngster to me. Great bird shots, especially the goldfinch.
    (Sorry I wasn't able to post on Saturday Critters this week!)

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    1. Thanks Kay! I do enjoy my yard birds, watching the birds is a simple pleasure.
      Have a happy day and a great week!

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  53. Great pictures of these beautiful birds !
    Greetings

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  54. Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Hope you're well!

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