Saturday, October 30, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 411

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!

Happy Halloween everyone ! 🎃  👻 

1. Various critters and birds seen the end of September and beginning of October.  A couple of Northern Mockingbirds, Eastern Wood Pewee, Monarch Butterfly, red-eared Slider Turtles.



2. A Northern Mockingbird enjoying the berries. 





3. The Monarch butterflies were being seen as late as Oct 21st on our butterfly bush. 




4. A lighter colored Northern Mockingbird on our Devil's Walking Stick. 




5. From a walk on our local fire road to the lake, we were watching one Slider Turtle sitting on a log.




6. While watching the first larger turtle, a smaller baby turtle crawled out of the water onto the log with the larger turtle. 



This is one of my shorter posts, next week I will share some critters and birds we saw during our latest getaway to the Letchworth State Park in New York.  Thanks always for sharing your post and for all the nice comments. 

PS,  an added extra. Our cute grandson 8 month birthday, a pumpkin for Halloween. He didn't eat the candy, it was just a prop.





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:

Thank you for sharing your post!





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.

124 comments:

  1. You are so right. that is a very cute image of your grandson Eileen. Love the butterfly also. I was able to link in and now off I go to Scotland. Thanks for hosting take care and have a lovely week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Save travels, enjoy your trip!
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hari OM
    Well, that's the cutest pumpkin in the patch!!! I always admire your bird shots and this week is no disappointment. Have a good one! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I appreciate the nice comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  3. Happy Halloween! Wonderful selections of critters. Great shot of your grandson. He is so cute and adorable.

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  4. Happy Halloween! Nice details on the picture of mother and baby turtle interaction. Your grandson is adorable!

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

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  5. Your grandson has definitely stolen the show, Eileen. Such a sweet and handsome boy!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Wyatt is a sweetie!
      Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    It's amazing to see that you still have butterflybush in bloom. The Monarch is so beautiful.
    Your grandson looks very cute!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I was surprised to see all the new blooms on our butterfly bush, they lasted a long time.
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful photos and collages.
    The northern mockingbird and the monarch butterfly are my favorite.
    What a cute grandson you have.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    the big turtle and baby turtle are so tender...
    Wyatt is handsome in his disguise too.
    Enjoy your weekend and happy Halloween to Wyatt!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Wyatt does make a cute pumpkin!
      Have a great weekend!

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  9. How come baby ducks are ducklings, but baby turtles are not turtle-lings? Cute pumpkin.

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Turtle-lings is a good name for the baby turtles.
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. Que lindas fotos todas: tartarugas, pássaros, borboletas.
    E teu netinho com seus 8 ameses, lindo demais!Adorei!
    Feliz Haloween! beijos, tudo de bom, chioca

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  11. Hello Eileen,:=) Wyatt, looks adorable in his Pumpkin costume. He is the best Pumpkin photo I have seen.:=) The berries and flowering Butterfly bush are still attracting beautiful creatures to your garden, and mother and baby Turtle images are a great sighting.

    Enjoy your weekend and many thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! Wyatt is the best pumpkin, I know.
      Have a great weekend!

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  12. Eight months already? Who can believe the time goes by like that? I hope that he is a little naturalist in the making!

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    1. Thank you David!
      Wyatt is growing fast and hopefully a naturalist.
      Have a great weekend!

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  13. Estupendaas fotos amiga. La mejor vuestro lindo nieto está muy grande y guapo.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  14. It is a strange year this year. Nature kind of upside down. Loved to see the photo of the turtle family. Maybe they know if they are related. :) Anyway it is sweet to see the photo.
    And your grandson is a sweety too in the bucket. :)
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Monica! We seem to have late blooms to enjoy this fall, the weather is warmer.
      I appreciate the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Happy Halloween, Eileen. Great collection of critter photos. Wyatt looks so cute in his pumpkin costume. Have a wonderful day.

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  16. ...thanks Eileen, you saved the best for last! Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Tom!
      Wyatt is the best, he is a cute pumpkin!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  17. I love your mockingbird!
    Your grandie is adorable, though!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      The Mockingbirds were nice visitors.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  18. A great selection of photos once again, Eillen lovely critters all of them and a sweet little pumpkin too!

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  19. OK, Eileen, I was enthralled with the Mockingbirds, and then I saw your adorable grandson. Hands down, the cutest pumpkin I have ever seen!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      We think our grandson is the cutest too.
      Happy Halloween weekend!

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  20. Your grandson is adorable. As is that baby turtle.

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Wishing you a great new week!

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  22. What a sweet grandson you have Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Marleen! It is nice to see you linking up and I appreciate the comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. Your baby pumpkin is adorable. How grandchildren fill us with joy!

    I’ve never seen a mockingbird and I always enjoy the turtles!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Yes, Wyatt is a joy.
      Happy weekend to you!

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  24. Look at your cute little pumpkin! I love it! The turtles are neat to see and the Monarch is gorgeous. We rarely see those here for some reason. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Wyatt is a cute pumpkin!
      Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you William!
      The turtles are neat!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  26. Aww sweet grandbaby photo...love the fall berry birds, once a Mockingbird gets in the rest is history as they are pretty defensive of their stash. Hope you have a good weekend!! Trick or Treat.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I think the Mocker id give the other birds a chance at the berries.
      Have a happy Halloween weekend!

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  27. That were great animal sightings again, dearest Eileen! I'm especially happy about the two turtles, they look very special with their red "ears" :-)
    Oh, and of course your adorable grandson won my heart straight away - such a handsome fellow and so cute as a pumpkin!
    Today I have some critters for you again, including a very funny tame magpie :-)
    Have a nice weekend and happy Halloween
    Hugs Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-toskana-ankommen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! Wyatt has won our hearts too.
      I enjoyed your tame Magpie photos and the video,
      Have a great weekend!

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  28. I've never seen a small little turtle like you did. Somehow all the ones seem the same sizes when I run into them sunning. Loved seeing your birds, and butterfly too. Hope they've made it to Mexico by now. You have a precious photo of your precious grandson!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      It was cool to see the small turtle climb up next to the adult turtle.
      Have a great weekend!

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  29. Birds, butterflies, turtles, and a cutie-pie pumpkin!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  30. I find turtles fascinating but then we don't have them here.

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  31. Lovely photos as always! I don't think I've ever seen a mockingbird.(But I love the song!)

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  32. A lot of nice critters.
    The grandson is very cute, what a beautiful baby!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  33. That is one adorable hand-picked pumpkin! Absolutely precious and it made me smile.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Wyatt is a cutie!
      Have a great weekend!

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  34. Be still my heart, your grandson is adorable Eileen!!! Such a cutie! I also enjoyed all your critter photos. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend :)

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  35. All wonderful critters, especially that last little cutie who has not yet learned how to unwrap candy bars. :))

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      I am glad the little cutie is not able to open the candy bars.
      Have a great weekend!

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  36. Beautiful images of birds Eileen, the Slider Turtle is brilliant.

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    1. Hello Bob, thank you for the link and comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  37. I commented, but got an error. Here I go again. I LOVE the picture of your grandson. He is adorable in the pumpkin bucket. I liked the first northern mockingbird picture and the pictures of the turtles. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I thought it was a cute Wyatt photo to share for the Halloween weekend.
      Have a great weekend!

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  38. Your grandchild is so sweet! That is a pic to keep forever.
    I always love to see turtles in the wild. It gives one hope that the environment isn't totally a loss.

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    1. Thank you RedPat.
      I agree it is nice to see the wildlife doing well.
      Have a great weekend!

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

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  40. Your grandson is cutie pie on the replica of Halloween pumpkin! The berries seem to offer you a great birdwatch, and nice seeing the mockingbirds. Happy Halloween weekend!

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

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  41. Your grandson is adorable and such a cute photo ~ 'Steals the show!' ~ Great nature shots ~ love the turtles and mockingbird ~ Xo Happy Halloween to you ~


    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  42. Another awesome post and pics.
    Happy Halloween, Greetings

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment!
      Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  43. Dear friend! All photos you shared are amazing. Mockingbird looks so happy with berries. Your grandson photo so cute. Happy Halloween Dear friend. Greetings.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  44. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Great to see the turtles.
    Funny shots.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello Marco,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great new week!

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  45. hi eileen, many thanks for posting my link. your pictures are quite beautiful, i have not seen any monarchs for at least a month. very nice pictures of the mockingbirds, i see them here at my feeders and eating berries in my shrubs!! but your little pumpkin stole the show, what a great idea and such an adorable little guy!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie,
      We love our sweet lil pumpkin!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  46. Your grandson is the star of your post, Eileen!! He is adorable! I love all your photos. We have mockingbirds here in Colorado but a different color in blue and white.

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  47. I always enjoy seeing your photos of the turtles.
    Your grandson is adorable!!!!

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  48. Your grandson makes the cutest picture!

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

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  49. Seeing the birds and the turtles in their habitat is amazing. Beautiful captures. Your grandson looks so adorable! Happy Halloween!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Have a happy new week!

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  51. Sweet pumpkin!!
    Thanks for linking in this week.

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    1. Thank you Anni, for the comment and for hosting.
      Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Anne, for the visit and comment!
      Have a great new week ahead!

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  54. What a cute little pumpkin! I would take him home for sure :)

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    1. Thank you Margaret.
      I appreciate the link and comment!
      Happy November, enjoy your new week!

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  55. Eileen, your grandson is the cutest! Fun photo!

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  56. Hello Eileen
    What a lovely post, I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs.
    My favourites are the butterfly and the wonderful photograph of your Grandson, isn't he the cutest pumpkin :)

    Happy November Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  57. Dearest Eileen; Thank you SO much for your kindness for all of your followers and me.
    To tell the truth, my husband got bit out of shape and got late for commenting. After he got well, I could go see the cosmos (haha, I don't have driver's license.)  Love your nature photos & SWEET picture of your grandson♬
    My next post will be the cosmos again p;-)

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    1. Thank you Miyako! I hope your hubby is doing well now.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  58. OMG; I forgot if I put publish button for my comment right now.
    I'll check later for few hours ago p;-)

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  59. que graciosa la foto del niño, es encantador, un post estupendo, feliz semana

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

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  60. Your grandson is super cute, Eileen !

    I enjoyed seeing all your photos.

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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  61. Tu nieto está precioso de calabaza. Besos para los dos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      He is a cute pumpkin!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  62. A lovely selection of photos and creatures!

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