Saturday, October 3, 2020

Saturday's Critters #355

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!


Sept 23rd, I am still seeing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and a few warblers in my yard. The Red-eyed Vireo and a few Scarlet Tanagers were also seen. Some other yard birds seen were the White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker and Mourning Doves.

Here is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, resting on the Buddleia. As of the 9/25 I was still seeing 1-2 Hummingbirds in my yard.


A Red-eyed Vireo was seen at the Devil's Walking Stick berries.

 

 The Cape May Warbler, female or juvenile is still hanging out eating some berries too.  


Some of my yard birds: Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Chipping Sparrow and the Northern Cardinal.

 
 
Sept 25th yard birds: I saw 2 Scarlet Tanagers, one was a bright yellow which is the top photo below and the 2nd one was a duller yellow on the middle right photo. Middle left photo is a Cape May Warbler and the center middle photo is the male Black-throated Blue Warbler.  Bottom photo shows 2 of the Red-eyed Vireo.



 
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.


Here is my linky:


 

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

120 comments:

  1. Its nice to see these cute birds feasting on the plentiful berries on the trees. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  2. Beautiful Birds.
    Loved the post. Have a nice weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  3. Love both your collages Eileen Thanks for hosting and commenting on my blog. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  4. This Ruby-throated Hummingbird is so pretty and so are the other birds. It was worth it for the food hanger!
    Have a happy Weekend, hug Elke

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Elke,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  5. Happy Saturday, Eileen. I love that Red-eyed Vireo. I have never seen one. So pretty. Of course all you shots a wonderful. A plethora of beauties. Thank you
    MB

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you MB!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  6. Amazing that the humming birds are still in your area. Nice photos! You commented in another post about the red-headed woodpecker... I think they are being displaced in many environments.

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mae! It is sad any bird is loosing their habitat.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  8. Hello Eileen,

    The Hummingbirds are so beautiful. Your photos are great!
    Take care, and have a Happy Weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marit!
      The hummers are a favorite of mine.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  9. They sure do have enough berries to keep them happy for a while.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Diane!
      This plant does make plenty of berries.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  10. I love the little birds especially hummingbirds. They look so cute and so delicate. Have a wonderful weekend Eileen. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Penny!
      My hummers have left now, I will miss them.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  11. That first shot of the Hummingbird is wonderful!
    I wish you a happy and safe weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  12. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos and collages.
    The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that.
    I wish you a very nice weekend and stay healthy.
    Greetings Irma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, stay well!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  13. As you might imagine, the bulk of migration here is over, and I doubt that we will see a hummingbird again until next spring. I have already heard of two reports of Dark-eyed Junco, so the winter migrants are moving in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you David!
      October 1st was my last hummer sighting.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  14. Pássaros emprestam alegria ao olhar. Adoro ver e o pica pau e beija-flor, maravilhosos! beijos, lindo fim de semana, chica

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Chica!
      The birds do bring me joy, just seeing them in my yard.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  15. Beautiful bird photos. Love the hummingbirds. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day and weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Bill!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  16. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful pictures of all these birds.
    That hummingbird is very nice. Great to see him.

    Greetings, Marco

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Marco!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  17. Hi Eileen! :))) Your birds are beautiful, I love seeing hummingbirds! We saw them in the summer by the Maple tree, but now all we are seeing are crows and Blue Jays. I wish we had more birds here...well, we probably do but they hang out in the woods! I hope to see a Cardinal too one of these days! Lovely post, and that berry tree is so pretty! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rain!
      I see a lot of Jays here too.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. Thank you William!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  19. Great birds! We have not seen any Hummingbirds here at our feeders for a few days. But we will leave the feeders up for any migrants coming through in October.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lea! My last hummer sighting was on Oct 1st. I will leave the feeders up too, just in case.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  20. Hi Eileen. So good to see your birds has a lot to eat. They don´t have to starve. So good to see they are still around.
    Take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Monica! The birds do have plenty to eat here.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  21. Beautiful birds Eileen. Sadly I only have the doves in my backyard.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Sami!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  22. Nice variety! We have two or three hummers still hanging around. Over the past week a group of Magnolia Warblers have shown up eating bugs from some of the yard plants.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Brian!
      I do enjoy seeing the Warblers moving through.
      Last night I saw another Cape May and a Tennessee Warbler.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  23. Amazing how the hummingbird blends right into the leaf color.

    On the scarlet tanagers ...........they don't always stay red?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dee! The female is always yellow and juvenile are yellow the first year or season.
      Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  24. It's good to see your critters. Our populations are changing so much!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  25. i am only seeing the usual suspects at my feeders, the birds i will see all winter. you have a great landscaping as well as feeders to attract all the wonderful birds you attract! i have not seen any hummingbirds for many weeks!! your images are really pretty eileen and your knowledge of birds is unmatched. i think my favorite bird today was the tanger, you are lucky to see them!!!

    many thanks for hosting us crazy critter people and have a wonderful weekend!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Debbie, my last hummer left on October 1st. I have been enjoying these fall time birds, some just stopping by on their way south. LOL, I am definitely not an expert on the birds. Thanks for the link, comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  26. LOVE these photos. Just this week I have been trying to capture the birds in the branches besides the feeders. It's tricky and you did it well. Happy Day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Gayle! I try to get the birds on the ranches, they are quick to move.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  27. Great shots of the hummingbirds, Eileen. We don't have them here, so I always like to see photos!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Lovely to see that warbler in particular, Eileen. YOu are lucky to have berry trees. I keep meaning to make a list and plant some. Meanwhile, neighbours have a walnut tree and every year the squirrels line up the walnuts on their roof before taking them away. I missed it this year but hope to get a photo sometime.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jocelyn!
      Yes, I am lucky we have these berries trees. The birds just love those berries.
      I am sure the squirrels love the walnuts, they are not sharing their food.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

      Delete
  29. PS: Thank you for hosting Eileen, have a great new week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

      Delete
  30. Oh so glad to see the hummingbirds ~ sweet photos and wonderful other feathered friend photography ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Carol!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  31. Your first photo of the RTHU is excellent! I think your hummer is now in my yard showed up on the first still here I put out a fresh bottle to keep her going till she is ready to continue her flight...I should start to see Ruby crowned kinglet, Junco, and White throated Sparrow soon...looking forward to them arriving...all the bird numbers are down in my area as in all areas...the over forestation is I believe the cause...PINE trees do not provide food for all the species...I haven't seen a Hairy Woodpecker here in my yard in years!! Happy weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Sondra!
      My last hummingbird sighting was on Oct 1st. Unless a straggler comes through, they have all left me.
      I am hoping to see some great birds this winter, maybe an irruption year. I can hope. I saw a Hairy Woodie in my yard yesterday. Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy birding, enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  32. I'm sure they love those berries! The birds look cute amongst the berries.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  33. Your Devil's Walking Stick certainly is a magnet for song birds. The hummingbird photo is so lovely. Always look forward to checking out your postings to see what birds have shown up for the day to enjoy your gardens.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Yvonne! Yes the birds do love those berries.
      Thanks for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

      Delete
  34. ...your Devil's Walking Stick sure attracts the birds! Thanks Eileen for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tom!
      The birds do love those berries!
      Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  35. Absolutely awesome hummingbird pic! He or she blends perfectly with those leaves. I was paying particular attention and most of the bird if we weren't looking for Birds because we're on your blog we might not see them because they when they sit still they blend in

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Sandra,
      I was lucky the hummer sat still for my photo. It did blend in with the leaves.
      Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

      Delete
  36. You've had a great week for birds . some of these will stay with you and others move on but you enjoy them while they're with you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Red! No, most of these birds will be heading south.I have not seen many of my winter birds arriving yet. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  37. Beautiful Cape May Warblers, and the Hummingbird, brilliant Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
  38. You still have lots of species to enjoy Eileen. The Devil's Walking Stick is a great name and clearly the birds don't mind the name. I've come home from sunny Greece to day of heavy rain and very few birds so I am rather impressed by your yard birds. Thanks for the link today. Have a fine Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Phil! I am sure you had a great trip to Greece.
      I have been enjoying all my fall time yard birds.
      Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  39. Wow what a great capture of the humming bird and the green leaves!!! Fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  40. I haven't spotted too many birds lately but this week I have been seeing little groups of Blue Jays quietly flying overhead. It is rare to hear them so quiet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  41. The little Vireo is very sweet. We saw the white eyed Vireo here this week. And how neat to still see the hummers. Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Diane!
      The White eyed Vireo is pretty too, they all are!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

      Delete
  42. So many pretty birds! They are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rose! Take care, hope your weekend is great.

      Delete
  43. I enjoy seeing the birds you get in your back yard Eileen, and that hummingbird shot is wonderful! Looks like your weekend is going well. Have a great one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Denise, for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day and weekend.

      Delete
  44. What a great variety of birds! Love the hummingbird shot. Our little hummingbird seems to have left sometime last week. I read we're supposed to keep the feeders up around here until late October for any stragglers so I'll do that. Hope you are having a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Jean, Thanks for visiting and for the comment. I have left my feeders up too just in a case alone hummingbird is still heading south. Take care, enjoy your day!

      Delete
  45. Ah, the riches of your back yard plantings and feeders! Very nice assortment of birds! Wish we could put out a feeder for the Painted Buntings but we ended up feeding the Muscovy Ducks, pigeons and Monk Parakeets which emptied them and spilled the seed on the ground for the rats and mice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello,
      It is nice to see the warblers enjoying all the berries now, they do not go to the feeders.
      I have slowed down on the feeders, the squirrels are always hanging on them.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a happy day and great new week ahead.

      Delete
  46. Such a great variety of birds. I could only hope to ever see many of these. Great photos as always, Eileen.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Marie!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

      Delete
  47. Replies
    1. Thanks for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  48. hummingbird color adapt to its environment....cute green.
    thank you for sharing beautiful little birds.

    Have a great weekend

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  49. I guess your corner of the world is where our hummingbirds have gone! :-) I'll give my feeder another week, and then I'll take it down.... Maybe. I worry about stragglers not being able to refuel for their long trip.

    Hope you've had a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kim!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  50. Adorable birds! I won't start feeding birds again until late November because... bears.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Linda! I wouldn't want those bears hanging around.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  51. The darling hummingbird is almost in camouflage colors.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Amalia!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  52. Thanks so much for sharing this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a glorious week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  53. I've never seen a hummingbird in my garden, the places I live(d) in are too cold for them, I suppose.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Monika,
      Thank you for linking up and for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

      Delete
  54. Lovely photos of your yard birds and some shots in the mosaic have a great light presence!  Have a nice weekend

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hello Eileen, I'm a day late, but here I am! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful birds and for hosting this meme. Take care and stay safe. Jo

    ReplyDelete
  56. It is so amazing to get a photo of a humming bird resting. Wow! I often see them at my hybiscus and rose of sharon plants but not resting! Thank you and have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love all the pictures, but that hummingbird's green against green leaves is striking. I miss my hummers already.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Although I’m on a sort of a “blog-break” I find that I can’t resist checking out what my favorite bloggers are posting about. Viewing Nature with Eileen never fails to delight. Saturday’s Critters #355 is another fine post. Love the Ruby-throated Hummingbird photo! This year was my first to put up hummingbird feeders and it has been a lot of fun watching the little birds. I know you’ve probably heard from your relatives out here about all the smoke we’ve had from the California wildfires. We had 10 consecutive days of pretty heavy smoke and the hummingbirds seemed to get by just fine. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a happy week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Hello Eileen, I always think how special it must be to see those Humming Birds in your garden. They are quite special. The birds certainly enjoy those berries. Great to catch up, enjoy the new week ahead xx

    ReplyDelete
  60. That hummingbird is so sweet. My are coming by less and less. Getting too cold in Kentucky!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Bravo on that hummer image. It's spectacular!

    ReplyDelete
  62. can believe how quickly October is going along ... it is just flying by and we are going to blink and done. i am trying to enjoy all moments. hope u r well this week. stay warm. this chilly time is perfect. love all the fall colors. enjoy! ( ;

    ReplyDelete
  63. The purple berries are so pretty ...new to me, the birds sure seem to love them, which is great! Love your yard birds!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I really thought I'd commented on this lovely post! But it seems I hadn't!
    Thank you for another super selection of photographs - that hummingbird is so sweet :)

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, some comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,   In early October hubby and I were able to getaway to Chincoteague Island  Virginia.  We were still wearing our mask and keep...