Saturday, October 8, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 460

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!


1. Sept 10th, a Downy Woodpecker comes to our deck for a peanut. 




Sorry some of these birds and images look familiar but they are taken later in the month of September. 


2. Sept 10th, can you find 2 Cape May Warblers in the photo below, at one is somewhat hidden. 





3. Sept 10th, below are the female and male Cape May Warblers, they been in our yard and eating these berries for a few days. 






4. Sept 12th, the Northern Cardinals love the berries too. 





5. Sept 13th, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are getting ready for their trip south.  







6. Sept 13th, hubby and I walked almost 3 miles on the NCR bike trail in Parkton. We had a great sighting of the Belted Kingfisher and there were some Red-eyed Vireos and other unknown warblers. 





7. Sept 13th, a larger look at the Belted Kingfisher. 




8. Sept 14th , hubby and I took our morning walk to the lake. We heard more birds than I was able to see and photograph. On the lake we saw one Double-crested Cormorant and the usual Belted Kingfisher.  




9. Sept 15th, some of my backyard birds. I am not seeing the usual variety of warblers I have seen in the past.  The most common warblers this year have been the Cape May Warbler and the Tennessee Warbler. I saw at least 10 or more Cape May Warblers on the berries, included are the more colorful male, the female and some of the juveniles. 



10. Sept 18th, other birds like these berries too I have seen the Mockingbird and the Downy Woodpecker eating the berries too.  





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. Also  Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  check them both  out!

110 comments:

  1. Every bird photo captures a very lovely character in the birds -- I love the kingfisher.

    Thanks for hosting.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I got lucky with that Kingfisher and photo.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  3. What beautiful birds! The Northern Cardinal looks really gorgeous. Have a great weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie, your visits are appreciated.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. Hello Eileen,
    I'm so happy to see the hummingbirds. They look so tiny. The Beltet Kingfisher is so beautiful. Lovely photos.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Dearest Eileen; What Gorgeous line-up of sweet birdies♬  Ruby-throated Hummingbirds Belted Kingfisher & others, wish to hear Mockingbird singing; Lots of Love Miyako

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    1. Hello Miyako,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  6. There are certainly a lot of berries for the birds to eat Eileen. Love the Belted Kingfisher adn that first shot is very good. hanks for hosting and commenting . I hope you have a wonderful safe weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! We still have some berries left, they may make the birds tipsy now.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. This was fun Eileen. Thanks. I like the Cape May warblers

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, I always appreciate your linking up and your comments.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Great photo and collages these are.
    I really like the Downy Woodpecker, the Northern Cardinals, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and the Belted Kingfisher.
    Would you mind posting my link if you can.??
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  9. Hari OM
    Again a joy - but today, I vote the kingfisher my fave! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Thanks for the image of Northern Mockingbird, Eileen. It is still quite uncommon here, although more likely to be found than in the past. I will be leading a full day's outing this morning and covering an area where it is know to breed, so fingers crossed!

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    1. Thank you David! Lately the Mockingbird have been in my yard, making lots of noise.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Roentare. I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  12. Tão lindos cada um dos mosaicos e fotos ,mostrando a natureza visitada por ti!
    Adorei!
    Lindo fim de semana!
    beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. The kingfisher looks delightfully awkward. I want to give him a hug.

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    1. Hello Sandi!
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  14. So happy to visit you! Thanks for hosting. My fave is the Kingfisher. All I have seen is one zipping by and I'm just not fast enough! Have a great one.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! The kingfisher is my favorite too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. Hello, thanks for sharing lovely images of places and critters. The Belted Kingfisher attracts me so much.
    Wishing you a good weekend with long walks! :)

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Your links and comments are always appreciated.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  16. Lovely shots, Eileen! Thank you for hosting and have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  17. Love the view of the lake and beautiful shots of the birds. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  18. Belted Kingfisher looks lonely....
    excellent capture

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

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  19. ...I can't remember that last time that I saw a Belted Kingfisher. Thanks for sharing and hosting, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Tom! I am lucky to either see or hear the Kingfisher in my area. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Love the woodpecker, it's a beaut. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting,

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    1. Thank you Bill! I appreciate the link and comment. I love all the woodpeckers too. Have a great weekend.

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  21. I love that kingfisher! They are a rare sighting for us! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! Usually the Kigfsihers are really shy, they take off as soon as they see us.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  22. nice to have these great birds so close..my hummers are gone already...the cold weather drove them out... have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I hope you are seeing some winter birds now.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  23. Such beautiful birds, Eileen.
    I especially love the cardinals. 🐦
    You don't see them in my corner of the world.

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    1. Thank you Veronica! I appreciate the link and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  24. I watched kingfishers along the boardwalk this summer. Amazing creatures. I love the warblers you featured. I haven’t seen many warblers in my birding to date. I find it hard to photograph birds in the trees. They dart around so much. You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I got lucky with that Kingfisher, usually they fly off when they see me. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Wonderful critters...birds this time! Kingfishers are so bright and fly so fast! Good to catch him several times!

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a great weekend.

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  26. You have so many berries, the birds must love your yard.

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    1. Thanks Inger! Yes, the birds are loving these berries. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. Hello Eileen :=)

    Wonderful images of the Belted Kingfisher and beautiful views of the lake and cormorant. I counted five different birds eating the berries in your garden. It must be great to see them from your window, and also the lovely Hummingbirds.
    Thank you for a most enjoyable post, and as always thank you for hosting.
    I will have some birds to share next week. :=)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I am glad that the bird enjoy eating these berries, it gives me joy to see them in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  28. Those berries sure do attract the birds!
    Great photo of the Kingfisher!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea! The birds are enjoying the berries. Have a great weekend!

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  29. Lovely series of nature's gems and wonderful presentation ~ 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! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  30. A wonderful selection again. No sorry's needed Eileen as I enjoy each and every photo you share, and never get bored. I've learned a lot by looking at your photos, and even if there were any repeats I always need a refresher course. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Denise, I appreciate the comment. Have a happy weekend!

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  31. I always love seeing your birds. Love that Kingfisher. Thanks for hosting us Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I appreciate your link and comment, always! Have a happy weekend.

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  32. Good morning Eileen it's great to be off this weekend and enjoy what has to be probably the best weekend around here for fall colors, and feeling the warmth of 68 degrees. We had frost last night though, so it's going to be a day of wilted things about too, but hey it's that time of year. Repeat birds, doesn't matter, they are a gift always happy to see over and over. Enjoy your weekend too. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for the link and the comment. I hope you enjoy your weekend off. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. I like your kingfisher pictures. It always excites me, when I see one. We saw a bird, when we were at Kinzua Bridge State Park earlier in the week. It reminded Bob and myself of a cross between a robin and a cardinal. It had the underbelly like a robin and a crest like a cardinal. I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture :(

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    1. Thanks Linda! The Titmouse has a crest and a little bit of a rust colored belly. Have a happy weekend.

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  34. Good evening, Eileen! Yes, I`m again on the "great PC" ... the only way to write comments.

    Wow, what wonderful captures here. I love the birds around your nature. Especially the Northern Cardinals and of course the woodpecker.

    Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Greetings by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! I appreciate your link and comment. I am happy to see you are able to continue as the new host of Mosaic Monday. Have a great weekend!

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  35. You always have such a nice collection of photos. Thanks!!!

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  36. What an abundance of birds you have! I live in the woods and don't see that many. I hear them but they are invisible! So thank you for sharing these.

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    1. Thank you Andree! I love next to the woods and lake, there are lots of birds around here. Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead.

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  37. Todo maravilloso. Un abrazo. Te escribí otro anterior comentario y no está.

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  38. Hello Eileen,
    Many thanks for a lovely selection of photographs.
    I especially liked seeing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  39. As always, a fun post with great photos of what you're seeing in your corner of the world. I've never seen a warbler, but did see that on the "Blue Ridge Wildlife Center" facebook page they just released a Hooded Warbler that made a quick recovery after a window strike and is hopefully back on its migration journey.

    I hope you're doing well - Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I am happy that the Hooded Warbler made a recovery! Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead.

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  40. So beautiful photos, Thanks a lot for hosting :) Greetings

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead.

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  41. That downy has an awfully cute pose! Lovely nature shots as always, Eileen. Happy weekend and new week!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Downy is a cute woodpecker! Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead.

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  42. Nice shots! You are better at birdwatching than I am.

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  43. The downy & kingfisher are my favorites today Eileen!
    Thank you so much for this post and linking in!!

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

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  45. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. What a wonderful places.
    And nice to see all these birds. That king fisher is very nice.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, I appreciate the comment. Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  46. Lovely photos and yes i can see two Cape May Warblers in that photo! Sorry you're not seeing the usual variety of warblers this year!

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  47. Those downy woodpeckers are such comical looking birds. I love all your warblers, and the hummingbirds.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan, I love watching all the birds. Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  48. precious cardinal, love the kingfisher

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Hope you have a great new week ahead.

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  49. Every bird's photography perfectly depicts the bird's endearing personality. This woodpecker sticks out from the others.

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

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  50. I adore the red cardinal, such a cheerful bird.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! The cardinal is a beautiful bird. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  51. Preciosas imágenes de la catarata. Me encanta. Gracias
    Buen jueves Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! The waterfalls are a beautiful sight! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  52. beautiful lake... must be enjoy walking around there

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    1. Thank you Tanza! Have a great day and a happy weekend.

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  53. Beautiful bird photos! Especially kingfisher looks great and very diffetent. Thanks. Greetings.

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

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  54. Sempre um prazer imenso, acompanhar os seus caminhos, Eileen!
    As imagens estão fascinantes! Beijinhos! Feliz fim de semana!
    Ana

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  55. WHat a great walk you had! I am so bad at spotting birds. Kingfishers are seen in Britain too but I just don't spot them, I've never seen one in the wild, and I have certainly walked along enough rivers! still, I do enjoy other things which maybe stay a little more still than birds do :) To get back to Kingfishers, their shape appeals to me, I like that big head and the tiny little body. I guess those are the body proportions of infants, so would tend to look cute! I hope you can enjoy more rambles before the winter closes in.

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    1. Hello Jenny,
      The Kingfisher is a cute bird, I am always happy to find one sitting still for a photo. Take care, have a great weekend!

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