Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 351

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and 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!

A juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, you can see just a small bit of the ruby throated jewel starting to show on this hummingbird.




I've been seeing at least 3 Gray Catbirds in my yard, it appears they like the berries on the Devil's Walking Stick.  The Botanical name for this plant is Aralia Spinosa and commonly called Hercules Club. It is native to north east America.

 


Gray Catbird likes these Devil's walking Stick berries.






The Fritillary Butterflies are a common sight at the butterfly bushes.





The Swallowtails Butterflies are plentiful. 




Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. Stop back to see any replies to your 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.

122 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds and butterflies in this post. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Florence!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  4. These are wonderful photos of your birds with the flowers and the butterflies.
    I wish you a nice weekend, hug Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  5. Yes I can just see the red on the Hummingbird but those butterflies are gorgeous Eileen. Thanks for hosting stay safe adn have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen. Hummingbird is amazing. Beautiful photos of Gray catbirds and butterflies.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  7. Beautiful butterflies in your post today.
    Nice to see them. Here in Finland their season is coming to an end...
    Have a safe and serene weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  8. The baby hummingbird is a magnificent photo! Have a great weekend, and stay safe.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      I do love the hummers.I will miss them when they leave.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful series of photos in your blog.
    The hummingbird is superb, as are the butterflies.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do it.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Your photos of the butterflies are so lovely! The hummingbird is very beautiful too.
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment YAM!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  12. the Gray Catbird seem quite rare. Such a small bird that dark. Without visible patches. Beautiful shots.
    Lovely shots of the Fritillary too. They sit nicely on the flower. And of course swallowtails and humming birds are a treat. :)
    Take care. Stay well.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      NO, the Catbird is a common bird seen here in the summer months.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  13. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Love those gorgeous butterflies.
    Thanks for hosting, have a great day and wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  14. Lots of hummingbirds here now, all fattening up and getting ready for migration. Devil's Walking Stick is new to me. Do you happen to know the scientific name for the plant?

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    1. Thanks David!
      The Botanical name for this plant is Aralia Spinosa and commonly called Devil's Walking Stick or Hercules Club. I will miss the hummingbirds when they leave. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the link, comment and visit!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  16. Love the catbirds! You've got some beautiful butterflies, too!

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    1. Thank you Brian!
      The Catbirds are one of my favorite yard birds in the summer.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  17. The butterflies are gorgeous Eileen. I'd love to see a Swallowtail. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Adam!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  18. love the devils walking stick bush, new to me, i don't think i have seen one.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      They grow and spread in the forest near our home. The birds love the berries, so I love the bush.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  19. Muito lindas todas as fotos!Adorei! Ótimo fds! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  20. ...he Fritillary Butterflies are are loving the butterfly bushes. Thanks Eileen for hosting, take care.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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

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  23. Pretty photos and an interesting plant. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Heather!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  24. i am finally seeing a few hummingbirds at my feeders!!! my catbirds are gone until next year, it was nice to see yours. i do not see fritillary butterflies, they are quite unusual and very beautiful, your images of them are so pretty!!

    have an awesome holiday weekend, the weather is suppose to be great, and many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I have not heard my Catbirds lately, they might have left too.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  25. I refilled my hummer feeders. I don't know how long they will still be here! This morning it was 11 C. I enjoyed your post!

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    1. Thank Jenn!
      It is chilly here in the morning.
      Have a great weekend!

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  26. That little baby humming bird is so precious. I love all your gorgeous shots! Happy Saturday and thanks so much for hosting :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  27. Love those pretty butterflies! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  28. Beautiful photos of the birds and plants, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  29. Birds and Butterflies - lovely to look and a challenge to capture. Happy Day.

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    1. Thank you Gayle!
      The birds and butterflies are lovely to watch!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  30. Love the little one jewel feather...so cute. I have seen about 5 around the feeder lately I think a new bird has arrived on his way South I presume...soon they will all be gone I sure am going to miss watching them. The butterfly bush is really a big hit! Happy Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I think I am still seeing 4-5 of my hummers.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  31. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  32. Beautiful birds, butterflies.
    Loved the post. Greetings.

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  33. I have rarely seen photos of a hummingbird sat on a bloom. Great capture. I have never seen a catbird live. Great butterfly captures too.

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  34. Awesome butterfly and bird photography ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  35. Super pictures today Eileen. That plant is so interesting with such a weird and wonderful name(s) and becvause it is so attractive to birds. Do many birds like the berries or just the catbirds? The Fritillaries are beautiful too and I think you have clearly read your Butterflies of North American Guide!

    Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for the link again.

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    1. Thanks Phil! I think I need to study my field guide, more often. All the birds like these berries, soon I may see the migrating warblers stop to eat the berries. Enjoy your day!

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  36. There is a LOT of that Devil's Walking Stick around here.

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    1. Thanks Dee! The birds do love the berries on this plant.
      Have a great day!

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  37. You have such pretty backgrounds for the hummer and the catbird! And the mosaic you made it beautiful too. Lots of butterflies to enjoy right now. Happy holiday weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  38. Beautiful birds and butterflies!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  39. Your yard is a beautiful place full of critters, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us each week!

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  40. I don't think I've seen any juvenile hummingbirds. And the devil's walking stick looks wrapped in lace. You've found such nice critters to photograph!

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    1. Hello Kay!
      Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  41. They really are lovely birds and beautiful butterflies.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  42. Lots of flying things, but I thinks that takes are the beautiful the Butterflies, they are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  43. Love those butterflies! Devil's Walking Stick is a new one for me. The berries are beautifully arranged.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      The birds do love these berries!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  44. That first pic is a show stopper. Love the Butterflies too.
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  45. Beautiful birds and butterflies pictures, you have the best wildlife images.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  46. Very nice ! Love the butterflies !

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  47. That first photo of the hummer looks like a watercolor. So pretty. The butterflies are pretty, too. Happy long weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  48. The humming bird in the flowers is so pretty. What a great capture and the butterflies are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  49. Great shot on the hummer. They usually don't sit still long enough for a photo.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  51. Beautiful birds and butterflies. Love the catbirds but only ever see them in passing around here. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  52. Dear Eileen, your post two weeks ago inspired me to watch for my spring blooms. They arrived this week; a few, but they are there! Now I must look out for butterflies. The sunbirds, bulbuls and robin-chats are present too. I love the names of your shrubs and of course, I love the name: Catbird! Thank you for hosting this meme and sharing. Be safe. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      Happy Spring, I look forward to seeing more of your flowers and spring birds.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  53. Such a cute hummingbird! And of course I love the butterflies.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  55. That photo of the hummingbird is truly "frame-worthy"!
    Thank you, as always, for taking time from your day to share your bird sightings this week with us. Much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  56. Sorry to be late commenting. I started here on my phone yesterday and thought, no, wait till I can see pics on the computer...I so love the Fritillary butterflies. They are gorgeous. I see them occasionally, but often.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  57. The cat birds have been plentiful these past few months..Love the Hummer on the Maple branch..Nice picture..Enjoy your holiday weekend..

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  58. Hi Eileen,
    Wonderful birds and butterflies.
    Nature is very generous in your country!
    I loved them all.
    Hugs and a good week.
    Ailime

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  59. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos of these butterflies and hummingbird. I finally snapped a photo of a hummingbird that does it justice, as they are precious little things. Thanks for hosting, as always.

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      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  60. beautiful God creatures...love hummingbirds and butterflies....great shots.
    Have a wonderful holiday

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Have a great day and happy week ahead!

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  61. Grata por este desfile de imensa beleza, Eileen!
    Imagens absolutamente fascinantes! Fiquei especialmente encantada com a primeira do colibri e com as das borboletas!...
    Beijinhos! Feliz semana!
    Ana

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    1. Thank You Ana! Your visits and comments are much appreciated!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a great day!

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