Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 459

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!

Again I am sorry to be late commenting and visiting your posts. I will be catching up with all your blogs as soon as possible. Thanks for the links, comments and visits. 


1. Sept 8th,  I am still enjoying the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard and at the feeders. I just love these cute little birds, they should be heading south soon. 






2. Sept 8th, hubby and I took a walk on the local fire road. I could hear lots of Blue Jays, Crows and the Nuthatches. Walking back down our road I heard and saw my first of the year Red-Breasted Nuthatch. A lousy photo, the Nuthatch flew off the branch as I was snapping a photo.  You can make out the dark eye line and the white supercilium. 






3. Sept 8th, in the backyard, I am still seeing the Black Swallowtails, Monarch and Fritillary butterflies, the hummers are still here and the flowers are looking beautiful.






4. Sept 8th,  exactly 8 months the grand dogs are headed to their new home with my son and his family. See you next time, Nibbles and Winnie. 





5. Sept 9th,  Just hubby and I on this walk to the lake. The Slider turtles were out on a limb catching some sunshine.






6. Sept 9th, a Double-crested Cormorant found a perch in the middle of the lake. 





7.  Sept 9th, back in our yard, the birds are enjoying the berries on the Devil's Walking Stick.   Below are the Gray Catbird and Cape May Warbler.






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!

115 comments:

  1. The collage of flowers and butterflies from your backyard looks gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I am sure your grand dogs Nibbles and Winnie will miss walking with you and you will miss them too.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  3. Your grand dogs are so adorable! Love hummingbirds!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  5. While it is wonderful that Nibbles and Winnie are going home, but I know you are going to miss them. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are so lovely! I have never seen one before. Love the photos. Thank you so much for hosting.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! The hummingbirds are sweet.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  6. Nibbles and Winnie are sweet 😽

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  7. Eileen that first images is stunning. I am sure after 8 months you will both miss the 2 dogs on your walks adn I am sure they will miss you. I hope they settle back with your son and family now. Thanks for hosting and commenting. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The grand-dogs will enjoy being around the kiddies and my son.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    This is a wonderful series of photos.
    I really like the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Black Swallowtails, Monarch and Fritillary.
    The dogs are cute too.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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      Take care, have a great day!

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  9. I like how you grouped the six photos (bird, butterflies, flowers) together. Very pretty!
    Have a blessed day!

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  10. thanks for sharing your beauties :) Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  11. Hello Eileen,

    You are so lucky who have visit of hummingbirds in your garden. They are so pretty. It must be empty without the dogs. Beautiful photos of birds, animals, butterflies and flowers! Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  12. Nibbles and Winnie had quite a time with you.

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    1. Thank you William! I hope they enjoyed their time with us.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  13. The Hummingbird is still among my all time favourites. The Corgy dog is also very nice.
    Take care, Eileen. All the best!

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      Take care, have a great day!

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  14. Nice critters. I like that.

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  15. Eileen, tão lindos os mosaicos que nos mostra! Adorei as borboletas coloridas. E teus cachorros sempre queridos!
    Lindo e feliz OUTUBRO! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks so much for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  16. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  17. Hari OM
    Bye-bye doggies!!! Meanwhile 'grandmum' is showing us once more what a wonderful place is her backyard... YAM xx

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  18. Great job as always, Eileen. Sort comment today. My daughter and son-in-law are visiting. We had a full day out yesterday and have another planned for today.

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    1. Thank you David! Enjoy the time with your family.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  19. You'll miss those pups! Maybe you'll have empty nest syndrome??!! Anyway, thanks for hosting! Thanks for faithfully hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I appreciate you linking up!
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  20. Beautiful! I hope it isn't too quiet without the granddogs. And I hope your season of birds and butterflies continues for weeks (ours is over)!

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    1. Thank you Andree! I love the granddogs but I enjoy the quiet time too.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  21. Well, to have no comments is a surprise...but I'll try anyway. Saying goodbye to the granddogs must have been mixed emotions. I do hope the grand-children will enjoy having them around. Loved your butterflies and flowers!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I was late publishing the comments. The grandchildren love the dogs.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  22. Nice shots, Eileen, thanks for hosting and enjoy the new week!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
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  23. looks like I'm first...i know you will miss having those pups I enjoyed your photos as always!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
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  24. I bet the grand dogs will miss their walks. You always find such a great variety of wildlife on your walks. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan!
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  25. These are great Eileen, from your Ruby-throated Hummingbird, your other birds, your grand doggies, butterflies and those turtles. Wonderful variety of interesting sights on your walk. The Devil’s Walking Stick is fitting with Halloween around the corner. Happy October and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  26. I'll miss your granddogs! And that silver throated hummer is a stunner!

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  27. Ha! I enjoyed your photo of the Red-breasted Nuthatch, as I have so many like it, except that mine have no identifying markers. We just had our first-of-season Red-breasted Nuthatches at the feeder yesterday..

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    1. Thank you Ken! I still use those photos just to document my sightings. I wish I could have gotten a better photo.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  28. ...Eillen, I Love your butterflies today. Thanks for hosting, enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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  29. Ahh, time for the doggies to go home. They are going to miss you! That hummer photo is such a sweet one. All our hummers have vacated our backyard. Thank you for all your visits while we were in England. I'm just now getting mostly over the jetlag. The older we get the longer it takes. Happy October to you!!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The jetlag is awful. I hope you are feeling back to normal.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  30. The dogs love a good outing! We never saw hummingbirds here this summer for some reason. The lady at the sunflower farm said they saw a lot though. Enjoy your weekend! Have fun!

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    1. Thank you Diane! My hummers have headed south now, I miss them this winter.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  31. Dear Eileen, at last I have managed to get back into blogging, Thank you for sharing these beautiful images and for hosting this meme. I have added my link. Have you had Nibbles and Winnie for eight months, Wow you are going to MISS them. Have a great Saturday Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! The grand-dogs are happy to see us when we visit my son and his family.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  32. Always wonderful nature shots here ~ love the little birds and the water shot ~ Sweet photos of your grand dogs too ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  33. Nice collection of critters and I always love the turtles!!

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  34. Hi Eileen. I love that shot of the hummingbird. I saw some Junkos this morning which I always take as a sign of winter since they only come down here when it goes cold way up north. It was nice to hear them peeping away.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I hope to see some winter birds soon.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  35. Maravilloso reportaje, siempre me encantan. Feliz mes de octubre.

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  36. Hello Eileen
    Once again many thanks for your lovely photographs and pretty mosaics.
    Hoping the grand-dogs settle quickly to being back home with your son, wife and children.

    Happy October wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Hello Eileen :=)

    Your capture of the very cute Ruby throated Hummingbird is phenomenal, and so is the lovely Hibiscus flower, and all the butterflies. What a shame the Red-breasted Nuthatch moved just as you took its photo, it's good to see the Devil's Walking Stick is still attracting the birds. Do these birds stay around all year? I'm sure you are going to miss your grand dogs, and they will miss you. Goodbye Nibbles and Winnie, we will miss them too.
    All the best Eileen, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! No, these birds have migrated south now. We will be happy now to visit the dogs at my son's home.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  38. Best wishes to the grand-dogs!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
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  39. Hello, Eileen. It's nice to be here again. You first shot is my favourite. xoxo

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  40. Dearest Eileen; As always, I enjoyed seeing your critter collection, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds is SO lovely♬ As for the personal thing, we held my husband's mother's 50th memorial service. And also having had a bit busy days; So sorry for my absence. Take Care & Looking forward to seeing lovely critters from your post again, Lots of Love Miyako;

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      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  41. Beautiful collection of bird photos (except the nuthatch that didn't cooperate) Have a great week.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  43. Eileen - as always, a fabulous collection of critters. I would gladly trade some of my Red-breasted Nuthatches for your warblers! Have you been affected by weather related to Hurricane Ian!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Yes, we are getting a lot of rain now.
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  44. you are still seeing so many critters on september 9th. my hummingbirds are long gone and so are the monarchs. the chrysalis i have left in my butterfly cage will over winter and emerge next year, something to look forward to. the pups are so cute, waiting to go to their forever home!! have an awesome week and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! You have done a great job raising the butterflies.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  45. Dear Eileen, don't mind if you're late with your comments. Sometimes life just doesn't allow for immediate comment...
    I will be taking a blog break for the foreseeable future. Our cat Nina has crossed the rainbow bridge - and there are other things that often keep me away from the computer. Today I link my farewell to Nina with you.
    I'm delighted with your little hummingbird, these delicate birds are always a touching sight. It's a pity that the Red-Breasted Nuthatch was so camera shy - unfortunately it's often the same for me when I want to photograph birds...
    How wonderful: Both your flowers and your Devil's Walking Stick in the backyard always attract critters. And your lake often offers a good opportunity for animal sightings. I hope you don't miss the walks with Nibbles and Winnie too much. They must have been very lovable hiking partners.
    Wishing you a good new week, too,
    hugs, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/10/abschied-von-nina-und-blogpause.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I am so sorry for the loss of your Nina. She will be missed.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  46. Oh, my, Winnie and Knibbles...I bet they are going to miss their walks. That is a great hummingbird shot.

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    1. Thank you Rose! The dogs may miss the walks, but they have a big fenced in yard now.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  47. I've missed all your pretty critters, dear Eileen. We haven't seen that many birds migrating to warmer climes just yet, this year.
    Amalia
    xo

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  48. Fantastic collection of critters, Eileen.
    I especially love the turtles. 🐢

    Hugs and blessings!

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  49. I do hope you are okay Eileen. You've been missed

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    1. Thank you Annie! Hubby and I were away on a trip to Kauai Hawaii for the week.
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  50. The dogs will likely miss their lovely walks with you but the smaller wildlife and birds along the way will perhaps feel a little less tense. :)

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  51. The granddogs don't look happy; perhaps they are thinking about how much they miss your company and attention. The butterfly and flower collage is lovely, and I hope you continue to walk in nature's company!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  52. Your photos always blow me away. I've missed so much. But hope to be better now that I'm off FB! :)

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  53. lovely butterfly and other critters...
    have a great day

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  55. Un gusto estar rodeada de lindos pájaros.
    Buena semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  56. Wonderful birds and butterflies. You two are dog-free now! Trip to celebrate soon? The big dog, I forget which is which, looks like he is singing a goodbye song to you in that one picture. They are both cute pups and I know your "kids" and the boys are happy to have them home again.

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      Yes, we love our road trips and traveling. We are just back from a week away. Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  57. Now, I`m sitting on the "great" PC and can write a comment ... I enjoyed again the lovely captures of the birds. They are amazing. I like to photograph birds too ... and other animals, especially our cat. For the birds I`m often much too slow.

    Wish you a very good week and say THANK YOU for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, I appreciate the link and comment. I am slow withe birds, or they are much faster. Take care, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.

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  58. Todas as imagens estão lindas... mas mais uma vez fiquei rendida, com a beleza do seu jardim, Eileen! Aquele mosaico de imagens está uma verdadeira maravilha!
    Grata por mais uma formidável partilha! Beijinhos! Bom fim de semana!
    Ana

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

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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