Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 409

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!

I am sharing more recent yard birds and birds seen on our local fire road walks to the lake. I was seeing migrant warblers in my yard for most of September. They love the Devil's Walking Stick berries. Photos were taken from my windows, it is nice to see these birds without having to travel somewhere. 

I may be away from my computer but I will be visiting everyone who has linked up a post and those who leave me a comment as soon as possible.  Thank you always for participating and loving all the critters. 


1. Below male and female Cape May Warblers, guessing the bottom row is a Tennessee Warbler and far right is a male Black-throated Blue Warbler. 




2. I know these photos and birds all look familiar, but they are new photos I have not posted previously. I have been seeing the Cape May Warblers at these berries every day for weeks. Some times there are 4-5 Cape May Warblers chowing down berries.  



3. The photos below are from one of our morning walks to the lake, we saw 2-3 Great Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorant, Green Heron and the Belted Kingfisher can be found in the same spot almost daily. 



3-A   I was able to catch the Belted Kingfisher with the Green Heron hanging out on the same tree. The Green Heron is a little hidden, can you find it below?





4. A little further drive away is one of my favorite county parks, we do a loop hike around the park. We saw a large flock of Blackbirds, maybe Grackles, a group of Cedar Waxwings were also flying across the park. A Gray Catbird, Finches, Downy Woodpecker and a visit to the park's raptor center. 



5. Back in my yard, the male and female Black-throated Blue Warblers were being seen eating the berries.  During the month of September I could not pass my windows without looking out and seeing Warblers eating these berries. 



5-A.  The Black-throated Blue Warbler , it is 4-5 inches in length. The male is blue above with white underneath and has a black throat, face and sides. The female is a brown-olive color and has the white spot on it's wing, my photo of the female is on the top left above. 





6.   Living so close to the reservoir, their are days we take a ride around the lake to see the dam. On this day there was a small group of Canada Geese and a group of Double-crested Cormorants. 



7. A group of Double-crested Cormorants seen swimming in the reservoir near the dam bridge. 



8. A view of our lake during one of our early morning walks, we saw the steam fog rising over the lake. 



An added extra, our grandson Wyatt not a critter but very cute.




I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!



Here is my linky:

I appreciate you taking the time to link and share your critters!




Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.

112 comments:

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I agree Wyatt is the cutest! :)
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. Wonderful to see the birds feasting on the berries. Beautiful sightings at the reservoir. Great shot of the steam fog rising over the lake. Your cute grandson Wyatt has the natural liking for nature, just like his grandma. Thank you for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I hope Wyatt loves nature as much as his grandparents do.
      Have a great weekend!

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  3. Your grandson has stolen the show :-) So adorable! I really enjoy the lake view...absolutely beautiful. Nature is just amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

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

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  4. Excellent sightings again! I like the Cape May Warbler, the Heron with fish, the kingfisher and the sky shots. The mushroom shot is cute and that pic of Wyatt with sunflower is just awesome.

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      Have a great weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen, The Warblers, so many different ones, really love those berries, and the Black-throated Blue Warbler is a beauty, a new visitor perhaps! Very beautiful lake scenes, with a great variety of birds. How lucky you are to live so close to the lake and be able to see so much wild life. Eileen, I can't seem to link up today, would you be so kind as to do it for me.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I am lucky to see all these warblers during their fall migration.
      I linked up your post, sorry you were having trouble. I appreciate you sharing your lizard post.
      Have a great weekend!

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  6. He sure is cute. The sun flower's head is as big as his.

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    1. Thank you Diane! LOL, the sunflower is bigger than Wyatt's head.
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. I always enjoy seeing all your birds but today the photo of the fog over the lake gets my vote. Stunning. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    thanks for sharing the beautiful collection of shots. All critters are nice and the rising haze is almost idyllic.
    Your grandson is a beauty (if I can use this word about a boy).
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever you go!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Wyatt is a beauty, I agree!
      Have a great weekend!

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

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos and collages you show.
    Your grandson is a real sweetheart, enjoy.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for the visit and comment.
      Our grandson is a sweetie!
      Have a great weekend!

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  11. A lot of beautiful birds.
    Cormorants, canadian geese, warblers and herons are common here too.
    Wyat is very very cute.

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

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  12. Hari OM
    As ever, your mosaics delight, but the single one of the heron and kingfisher give a lovely size comparison... and your grandson, of course, wins the day!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      The Green Heron is one of our smallest herons.
      Have a great weekend.

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  13. Well, that was a fun surprise, your grandie!
    I'm struck by how active your populations are, and the foliage! We are winding down for winter here. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! We do love our grandson! Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Precious Wyatt!!
    Lovin' your birds Eileen. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Wyatt is precious! Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    2. Thanks for linking up with us this week!

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  15. Que mindo cada um dos bichos e mosaicos mostrados aqui. E a foto do teu neto Wyatt é encantadora! Ele está lindo,crescido, um amor!Adorei! beijos, linda semana, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      I do love our grandson, he is growing fast.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  16. Your grandson is a handsome little chap. It's almost time for his first field guide and binoculars!

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  17. Beautiful pics! Your grandson is very cute, I'm sure he will be a bird lover too. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      I hope Wyatt loves nature and the birds.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Hi Eileen, Thank you for sharing your recent yard birds and birds seen on your walks to the lake. I really, really like your collages. You inspire me to do more of that on my blog. In today’s Saturday’s Critters my favorite collage is #5 of 11. In that collage I like the way you set the scene for us with the photo in the upper left corner. Adding the sky photos is cool, and, of course, I love your moon photos. Going back to photo #2 of 11 … I can’t believe how many berries are on that bush. Those Cape May Warblers must be loving it! Neat photos of the Great Blue Herons, Green Heron, and Belted Kingfisher. Photo #10 of 11 is an amazing shot. Wow! And #11 of 11 … how sweet, and yes, Wyatt is cute! I noticed your message that you might be away from your computer, which may mean you are traveling, and if so, hope you have a great trip and enjoy. Thanks, as always, for sharing and hosting Saturday’s Critters and for your recent comments on my blog. Wishing you and yours a happy week ahead. John

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    1. Thank you John! We are heading out soon, I appreciate your nice comment.
      We are lucky to live walking distance to the lake and we have so many wild berries growing for the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  19. Great shots of a wide variety of critters, Eileen, as well as the super cute grandson!

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

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    1. Thanks again, Nick!
      I wish you a happy new week!

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  21. Hi Eileen. It's great to see those birds feasting on the berries. Grandson Wyatt is real cute. the apple of your eye I'm sure. Many thanks for the opportunity to link up today. I hope your weekend is the best.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The birds do love all these berries, I think they have moved on now.
      Wyatt is a cutie, we love him!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  22. ...hands down Eileen, you saved the best for last. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are enjoying the weekend.

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  23. Beautiful Double-crested Cormorants images Eileen, they are my favourite.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Congrats to your daughter!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  24. Hello Eileen,
    I wrote a comment earlier this morning, but something went wrong. You have taken so many beautiful photos. The fog over the lake was very pretty, and your grandson is so cute!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I have had comments disappear too, not sure why.
      Have a great weekend!

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  25. Hello Dear Friend! A group of Double-crested Cormorants look so happy in the photo. Really good shot. Bye the way your grandson looks so cute. God blessing.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  26. I love the capture of a Kingfisher and Green Heron on the same tree! What were they thinking about each other, I wonder! Hope you have a delightful weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      I thought that same thing, the Kingfisher kept glancing back at the Green Heron. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Hi Eileen, once again the berry bush is magik...nice group of warblers, the Black Throated Blue is a lovely bird for sure...love them all and the Green Heron a great combo shot..
    Good to see your grandson again. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I love all the warblers, they are all lovely.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. So beautiful capture of the birds and nature surrounds you. The morning shots from the reservoir are splendid and refreshing to see the smoking (foggy) lake. Your grandson is cute, and I like the way he touches to feel the petals :)

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a great new week!

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  29. Great that you have warblers. They are fascinating to watch.

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    1. Thank you Red! I think my warblers are gone now, till next spring.
      Have a great weekend!

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  30. I think Wyatt takes the prize here as the cutest of the lot! I have a photo of what I think is a warbler...very small and very yellow. Flitty kind of bird that I found hard to photograph. I have been busy on my property making brush patches/houses for the small critters. I love in the winter to see tracks around the ones I've "built" before.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn! We do love our cute grandson. The warbler are flitty birds, very hard to catch still.
      The brush piles are great for the little critters. Have a great weekend!

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  31. What a handsome boy your grandson is!
    Enjoyed all the bird photos, and the fog on the lake is beautiful!

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  32. Wonderful to see the birds feasting on the berries. Beautiful sightings at the reservoir.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  33. Wyatt is so very sweet and cute, the sunflower is bigger than he is... great shot. I like the bird, 3rd collage, bottom middle. and yes, i found the green heron hiding

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  34. Well, of course the baby photos steal the show! How precious! Don't you love the curiosity of a little one. Love that Blue Warbler. We are seeing flocks of Warblers here right now. So great!

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    1. Thank you Diane! Enjoy the warbler sightings, they are pretty.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  35. Those birds must be loving all the autumn berries but oh my, Wyatt is the star of today's show. He is adorable! Happy weekend to you Eileen :)

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  36. wyatt is one cute little boy ~ Xo ~ Looks like he likes nature too ~ Gorgeous nature shots ~ Love the sky photo! Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  37. Your grandson is so sweet!
    Love seeing the warblers. I was trying to get a shot of some this week but they move so fast among the leaves in the trees.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! The warblers are fast little birds!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  38. Very nice ! I love the photo with the steam/fog rising !

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  39. Lovely shots of everything. What a great picture of the mist coming off the lake.
    Wyatt is such a cutie and love the photo of him and the sunflower. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  40. The lake photo is fantastic! Wyatt is a cutie.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  42. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures of all these beautiful birds.
    And so cute to see your grandson Wyatt. Nice name!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello Marco! Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. I have got to remember to look on the computer...first I needed a better look at the beautiful birds.. but oh, my, Wyatt is growing and oh so cute!

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  44. Your grandson is so sweet. I love it when steam rises up off the lake or water on a hot street after it rains.

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  45. Hello Eileen
    I did enjoy seeing all of your photographs and mosaics but yes ...
    Your grandson Wyatt takes first prize, a lovely photograph, he is so cute.

    Enjoy the coming week.

    All the best Jan

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  46. Wyatt is so cute. What a sweet age. Love all the birdies, too.

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  47. The fog over the lake made a magical scene and the bright sunflower made the perfect prop for your adorable grandson. :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment and link!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  48. The photo of the fog over the lake is wonderful. A keeper.
    Amalia
    xo

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  49. Fabulous photos and collages, Eileen.

    Your grandson is a darling!

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    1. Thank you Veronica!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Good morning Eileen, I always enjoy stopping in to view your world in nature, it's such a delightful treat. See you here this coming Saturday, I'm gathering my photos now too! Enjoy your day.

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  51. dear Eileen

    this is truly a breathtaking sharing !

    the birds of your area are so pretty and in abundance indeed ,what a beautiful pat of world you live in wow !
    each view is captivating specially the lake and water images are splendid !
    oh thank you for sharing the precious photo of your cute grandson ,he is super adorable i must say ,what a lovely shot :)
    more shower of blessings to you and loved ones!

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

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  53. Me encanta pasear por tu blog. Las fotografías son preciosas. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      I appreciate your visit.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  55. Such pretty birds. You live a in a very rich area and I love how you appreciate the avifauna around you.
    And that's a cutie you have for a grandkid. :)

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