Saturday, September 10, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 456

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!

More local birds, backyard butterflies and blooms and the grand-dogs. Our son's fence is supposed to be done this week, as I type this the dogs could be home or heading home.

1. Aug 25th,  a walk with the grand-dogs and some of our backyard blooms, birds and butterflies.





2. Aug 25th, flowers on our deck and around the yard. A male Ruby-throated hummingbird is showing off his pretty ruby necklace.






3. Aug 25th , a larger image of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I am seeing 4-5 hummingbirds zooming around our yard and coming to the feeders.






4. Three butterfly species, the Swallowtail, Monarch and a Fritillary seen on our Lantana plant. 





5. Aug 26th, I noticed this Tennessee Warbler from our kitchen window. I think it was eating bugs that are on the butterfly bush. 




6. Aug 26th, I am seeing lots of Black Swallowtail butterflies and just one Monarch at our Lantana plant. 





7.  Aug 26th, a mosaic with various captures of the Tennessee Warbler hopping around our butterfly bushes catching bugs to eat. 






8. Aug 26th, it is molting season and the Cardinals are looking a little ragged. 



I hope you enjoyed my birds, butterflies and our cute grand-dogs.


Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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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!

103 comments:

  1. A wonderful series Eileen. Thank you, always enjoy :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  2. The red bird with the nut is a fantastic shot! Well timed!

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

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  3. The hummingbirds really need to bulk up for the long trip across the Gulf of Mexico. We've had one feeding at our feeder too. I like your scruffy cardinal!

    Thanks for hosting! And have a great week.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I wish safe travels for all the hummingbirds.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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

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  5. I am sure you will miss walking the grand-dogs. Wonderful selections, enjoyed all of them.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The Grand-dogs went home with my son on Thursday, they will be missed.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  6. I enjoyed seeing the number of pretty butterflies in your yard.
    Love the Hummingbird, very charming.
    Enjoy your weekend and the company of your dogs! 🐕

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    1. Thank you Luisella! The doggies went back to their real home.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Your dogs are lovely! I love to see all the birds and flowers in your garden. I envy you the Black Swallowtail. I wish it could come here too! It's a very beautiful butterfly.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I love seeing all the butterflies.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    What a lovely walk you have made again and you were also able to take beautiful pictures.
    The male ruby-throated hummingbird is my favorite.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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  9. Oh ... wonderful, I can comment! Thank you for hosting. You are such a talented photograph. There are lovely scenes with the birds.

    Have a good week.

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

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  10. lol, those butterflies are BUSY. Flutter away like that. :) Love your birds. :)

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

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  11. That ruby-throated hummingbird looks so beautiful. Haven't seen a single cardinal this year yet...

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

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  12. precious little humming bird and I love those fluttering wings of the butterflies.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The hummers are my favorite, they are adorable.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  13. Hari OM
    Nothing can beat one's own backyard, when all is said and done! Golly, you (and we) are going to miss those dogs... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! I am lucky to see so much wildlife in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  14. It won't be long before that cardinal is back to his usual glorious self. In the meantime we'll still admire him.

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    1. Thank you David! He will be looking glorious soon.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Que lindas tuas fotos dos dogs ,das plantas, borboletas e adorei ver o beija -flor exibindo o coral,rs... Lindo fim de semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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

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

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  17. ...the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and butterflies are my favorites this week. Thanks for hosting Eileen, Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The hummingbirds are favorites of mine too.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  18. It is the time for change! Poor molting birds! I love the Lantana. I put mine in planters, and soon they will be gone.
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! We have the Lantana in a pot too, it is only an annual here.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  19. You will miss your grand-dogs. Your backyard shows nature at its best. I love the hummingbird picture.

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    1. Thank you Linda! We will be happy to visit the dogs and grandchildren together now.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  20. Awesome humming shot you captured it perfectly...My lantana had the same guys fluttering around so fun to see...I took cuttings of my Lantana and have 2 very good strong starts so I hope to be able to Plant them in the fall and increase my supply...the hummers like them too. Enjoy you weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I wish the lantana was not an annual, I would love to see it come back each summer. We buy a new plant each year. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  21. Great photo of the Hummingbird, and I love seeing the butterflies!
    Have a blessed day!

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

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  22. I enjoyed your birds, butterflies and the grand-dogs. I definitely enjoyed the beautiful hummingbird and those wonderful colours. I hope you have the fence up now Eileen. Time to have your garden back in time for the autumn birds. Have a great weekend and thanks for the link up again.

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    1. Thanks Phil! The fence is done and the dog have gone to their home with my son. Have a great weekend!

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  23. The butterflies love those flowers! And the Cardinal is very cute! Enjoy your weekend and the nice weather.

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    1. Thank you Diane! I love those flowers too. Have a great weekend!

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  24. Goodbye grand-dogs! I hope they were good company for you, and I'm sure you'll miss them on your regular walk. Lovely photos of birds and flowers, especially the hummingbird.

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    1. Thanks Jeevan! We will be happy to visit the grand-dogs at my son's home. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  25. It will feel quiet around your place for a while without the dogs. The garden must be fabulous with all the butterflies and the Hummingbirds, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I do enjoy watching all the butterflies, I will miss them. Have a great weekend.

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  26. What pretty butterflies! Great shot with their wings all aflutter! Thanks for posting this meme, very popular!

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  27. Delightful photos of the birds and butterflies, Eileen. And I always enjoy seeing photos of your pups.

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    1. Thank you Nick! Enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  28. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen, your efforts are appreciated!

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  29. Awesome photos of the hummingbird and butterflies.

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    1. Thank you Red, I expect the hummers to be leaving soon. Have a happy weekend!

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  30. Yes, dear Eileen,
    I enjoyed your birds, butterflies and your cute grand-dogs :-D That's a fascinating flutter in your Lantana plant! The Ruby-throated hummingbird is a gorgeous fellow - it must be so nice to have hummingbirds scurrying through your garden! And also the Tennessee Warbler is very pretty. The cardinal does look a little ragged, but that's necessary in birds. Soon he'll be pretty as ever again :-D
    Have a nice weekend, soft and gentle stroking to the granddogs and all the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/09/juli-august-2022-teil-2-und-weiter-geht.html

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    1. Hello Traude, thank you for the comment and visit. I am so happy that the Lantana is loved so much by the butterflies and the hummingbirds. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  31. Very nice flowers, birds and grand-dogs. You are causing me critter envy. Our hummingbirds are down to 2-3 and the feeder now lasts three days instead of being drawn down by early afternoon. I have been searching for warblers, particularly the Tennessee as it often forages among goldfinches. No luck except for one Northern Parula acting like a goldfinch..

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    1. Hello Ken, thanks for the link and comment. I am hoping to see more Warblers moving through, this is the time they attack the berries in my yard. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  32. Good morning Eileen and happy Saturday and what a crew of sweet critters you've posted today. The Ruby throated Hummingbird what a beautiful capture it is. Hummingbirds are such a joy to see when visiting, as most all birds in fact. I can't believe it's time to start thinking about fall approaching I'm really still stuck in a want-it-to-be-summer mode! Enjoy your weekend and wanderings which will feel really different now that your grandpups are back home! Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The hummers are a joy, I love seeing them zoom around my yard. We will see the grand-dogs and grandsons tomorrow. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  33. Hello Eileen, :=) The red-throated Hummingbird is a fabulous capture, love the close up. I also admired the Tennessee Warbler, all your beautiful flowers, especially the lantana with the gorgeous butterflies. You will feel more able to travel, now that your Grand dogs have left you. I think they are going to miss you and their walks on the Fire Road!
    Thank you so much for hosting Eileen, and my good wishes.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I feel lucky to see the hummers and the warblers in my yard. The dogs may miss the walks, but they are happy to be home with my son. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  34. Hello, Just saw your post, Awesome birds, butterfly.
    Loved the post. Happy Weekend.

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  35. Wonderful series of photos ~ awesome feathered friends photos and back yard shots ~ Great cardinal shot ~ and love your grand dogs ~ Xo


    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,

    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great weekend.

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  36. Excellent photos of the hummer and I do like the butterflies.
    Like that deep color purple on the flowes.

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

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  37. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for all the wonderful photographs.
    My favourites are the male Ruby-throated hummingbird and the butterflies.

    Have a lovely weekend and a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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  38. The Tennessee Warbler was the favourite, beautiful Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! I appreciate the comment and link! Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  39. I will miss the pups. I bet they will miss you too and you them. The cardinal is the worse for wear but the hummingbird is a beauty. Love the blooms. Great to see a Monarch as well.

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    1. Thank you Marie! We will see the grand-dogs today while visiting my son and grandsons. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  40. I love all your pics. We started having lots of hummingbirds in our backyard starting two or three weeks ago. We had none last year. They are so fun to watch and they see to have different personalities.
    Our cardinals are also molting, and they look very two toned and ratty. The males are getting aggressive with each other.
    Have a great weekend, and I do appreciate you hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! The male Cardinal is chasing away all the other males away from our yard. Take care, have a great new week!

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  41. You’ll miss those sweet dogs. Love the birds and butterflies!

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

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  42. Beautiful photos Eileen, I like the dogs,the birds, butterflies and beautiful flowers. Have a nice week.

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    1. Thank you Caroline, for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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    2. I enjoyed seeing all the critters and flowers in your garden, Eileen 🌼🦋🐦
      Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  43. Thank you Veronica! I appreciate the comment and link. Have a happy new week!

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  44. My favorite shot? The moving swallowtails and the quiet Monarch. That bush is so valuable!

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

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  45. Me encantaron las flores. Preciosas.
    Buen lunes Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hello Laura!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  46. Great captures...I especially love the one with the butterfly a blur of motion.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  47. It's embarrassing to be the first to link up and probably the last to comment. Thanks so much for hosting and for your comments on mine. The ruby-throated hummer is so beautiful. Poor cardinal looks a little decrepit but he'll look -- and feel -- so much better when the molting process is complete.

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  48. beautiful a male Ruby-throated hummingbird ....
    I saw once in our neighborhood.

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  49. Eileen - I took some pictures of my petunias today - they will succumb to frost soon. Love your butterfly photos. Birds in my garden are focused on seeds, helping to propagate for next spring! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I hope our first frost holds off a bit longer.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  50. we have similar flowers with you:"2. Aug 25th, flowers on our deck and around the yard..."
    We guessed that are "morning glory".... beautiful

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    1. Thank you Tanza! I love those flowers, so do the hummers and butterflies. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  51. Imagens preciosas do seu jardim! Também temos Lantanas... atraem muitos insetos... e atrás deles, vêm os pássaros! E depois são uns arbustos resistentes que não requerem muitos cuidados, havendo numa série de cores, e tornando os recantos dos jardins muito bonitos com as suas cores fortes!
    Fiquei fascinada com o colibri, que é uma espécie que não existe por estes lados...
    Adorei passar por aqui! Tem um jardim lindíssimo, Eileen! Beijinhos
    Ana

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