Saturday, February 3, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 529

 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!


Most mornings I put out some peanuts in the shells and some peanut suet nuggets for my back yard birds. The Blue Jays my most common yard bird. They arrive in large numbers making a lot of noise. They take as much as they can fit into their beaks/mouths. 


1. I hope you are not tired of seeing the Blue Jays. They love to eat the peanuts and the suet peanut balls.  





2. Later we took our walk on the NCR trail, we did a little shopping at the local grocery store we rode past the Friendly Farms ponds on our way home. On Jan 5th we saw a big flock of Canada Geese and various ducks on the ponds. 





3. Some of the pond below has a thin layer of ice, you can see the Canada Geese are able to walk on the ice. The ducks were hanging out in a open water area of the pond. 





4. A blurry view of a groups of ducks hanging out on the pond.  





5. Below a nice variety of waterfowl, the male and female Buffleheads, the male and female Hooded Mergansers and an American Wigeon. 






6. Who's hanging out with the American Wigeon below? 





7. One of our first snows, was just a dusting. It melted quickly. Barely visible is a Blue Jay on the bottom left, eating some of the peanut nuggets. 





8. The male and female Cardinals are daily visitors to my deck. They enjoy the little peanut nuggets. 





9. The Blue Jays are another common yard bird for me, they love the peanuts in the shell. But, they we eat anything I put out there.






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103 comments:

  1. The Blue Jay and the Cardinal get the "best lookers award". I see your first snow was a dusting only. We got some flurries here couple of weeks ago. It was quite cold though (for Dallas-TX). Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you for your critter link and comment.
      I am hoping we are warming up now, we recently had some really cold weather.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. It is so fabulous to see these nature creations in your series

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    1. Thank you for your critter link and comment!
      I am happy to find all this nature close to home.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Lovely blue jays! Good to see them, we don't see them here.
    Happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. How could we ever get tired of the bluebird?! Especially with your wonderful photos here. Thank you Eileen Aloha

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for your critter link and comment.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Your blue jays are very pretty photos. We sometimes see them here but they used to be much more common.
    THanks for hosting the weekly critter hop.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your critter link and comment!
      The Blue Jays seem to out number all the birds in my yard.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Good Morning, dear Eileen. It's dark outside here, the sunrise begins soon. I enjoyed reading again here. The birds, especially the blue are unknown for me. It's interesting to learn about. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your critter link and comment!
      Our sunrise is happening now.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    2. Thank you too for your nice comment. I will tell next about the exercises, I take part.

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  7. Gosh, that blue jay looks so GORGEOUS! We don't see them and cardinals over here in Germany.

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your comment and your visit.
      I am sure Germany has some beautiful birds too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. The Blue Jays are always nice to see, but the Red Cardinals are always a treat.
    Happy weekend and enjoy your visitors! 🐦🐦🐦

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for your critter link and comment!
      The Jays and Cardinals are pretty birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Hari OM
    One can never tire of seeing such vibrant colours as the Blue Jay's feathers in the dark and dreary late winter days! As for the Cardinal... what a flashy fellow... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM, for your comment and your visit.
      The Cardinal is a flashy fellow.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. You've got a bustling backyard. Great photos of different species, my favorite is the last one.

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    1. Thank you Shiju, for your critter link and comment.
      I do love my yard birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Dear Eileen, I will never get tired of seeing blue jays. They are such beautiful birds with a lovely sky blue coloring - as I mentioned, the birds in our garden are mostly brown and black and white and beige (with a bit of green at best). Oh, and to top it all off, you also have the Cardinals, what a riot of color! 😉 I would be happy with more colorful garden birds - but I'm also happy to see the waterfowl! 😊
    I'm now saying goodbye for a while and starting my recently announced blog break 😘🙋. Stay healthy - we will read again!
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/01/im-zoo-mit-dem-enkel-weitere-ausfluge.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for your critter link and comment!
      I enjoy seeing all the birds. Enjoy your blog break.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Hello Eileen,

    I will never get tired of Blue Jay. They are so beautiful. Lovely photos.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    I'm not tired of the Blue Jays yet, we don't see them in the Netherlands so I enjoy every time I see them on a blog somewhere.
    Photos 1,8 and 9 are my favorite.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your critter link and comment!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you William, for your comment and your visit.
      The cardinal's red color does really pop.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Não cansdamos de ver os azuis, sejam dos pássaros, seja dos céus! Lindas todas as fotos! beijos, chica, ótimo fim de semana!

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    1. Thank you Chica, for your comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. The blue jay with the peanut in its beak is so cute and ready for a big feast!

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    1. Thank you Maria, for your comment and your visit.
      The Jays do enjoy their feast.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. To paraphrase someone far wiser than I, when one is tired of Blue Jays one is tired of life! All the best - David

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    1. Thank you David, for your critter link and comment.
      I like that quote, the Jay is my most common visitor.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Hello Eileen! I finally managed to get my browser to allow me to leave a comment. (For anyone having the same issue, I had to clear the cache and quit the browser, then sign into google and that allowed me to comment.) A lovely set of photos and I love the blue jays, as well as the spectacular cardinal. Looks like it's cold in your neck of the woods, sending you some warm thoughts. It will be 39˚C in Melbourne... Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Nick for your critter link and comment!
      I am glad you were able to work out the problem. I try to clear the cache often.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Very nice pics of the blue jays and cardinal. I especially liked the bottom picture of the blue jay and peanut.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Common as they are, Bluebirds (and Cardinals) are unusually beautiful. Their behaviors are especially interesting to watch.

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    1. Thank you Ken, for your critter link and comment!
      I do enjoy watching all my yard birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. ...Eileen. I love your blue jays, we get a few . Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your critter link and comment.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. We've several cardinals this year. Not so many blue jays. I'm just as glad as they are bullies! It's funny how populations shift. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for your critter link and comment.
      The Jays are bullies and now I have a Mockingbird being a bully too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. I don't know if someone already answered this, but it looks like a gadwall with those widgeon.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and your visit.
      No one has mentioned the Gadwall, thank for the id help.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Blue Jays and Cardinals are always fun to see in the winter months. They are a splash of color that we need! Love your photos and the fun party today! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your critter link and comment!
      I am thankful for my colorful yard birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Wonderful winter shots of colorful birds! Thanks for your comments on my blogs! Love the little badge you have added. Now I'll have to go take some photos of critters! Have a great Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. I like the bright blue and bright red of the jays and cardinals, so cheery on cold days. Diane and I way back in 2006 used to go to bray park with a bag of peanuts and have so much fun. throw several out and the squirrels came 6 to 8 at a time, the jays would sit in the trees and screech and then dive on the peanuts and snatch it away and up into the tree. we always had peanuts in the back of our cars to attrack our bird/squirrel shows.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Sandra. The Jays and squirrels do love the peanuts.
      I think they sit in the trees and watch my door, just waiting for me to come out with more peanuts.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. Great photos!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I appreciate the comment and your critter link! Have a great weekend.

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  28. You really have a sharp eye for wildlife, seeing those ducks and geese so far off and identifying them. You are also a true friend to the birds keeping them well fed with tasty treats.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for your critter link and comment. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. I would never tire of seeing your Blue Jays, Eileen. They are such handsome birds and your shots are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, I am glad you like the Jays. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. The regular visitors entertain us everyday. They tell a story as they come and go. Then there's the odd surprise when somebody different appears.

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    1. Thank you Red, for your visit and comment. I am always on the lookout for a new bird to appear. Have a great weekend.

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  31. The cardinals are always wonderful to see ~ love the photo of the blue jay with a peanuts in his mouth ~ great capture!

    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! Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. Que preciosidad de aves Eileen. Por aqui vemos algunas. Me encanta tu cabecera . Lindo ver ese agua corriendo.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, your visit and comment are appreciated. Have a great weekend.

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  33. i never tire of seeing the blue jays or any of the birds you share. i have not been seeing blue jays, i don't know why!?!? that is a really gorgeous capture of the male cardinal...you are seeing a nice variety of ducks, i like the buffleheads!! have a great weekend, the sun is finally out. many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for the comment and your critter post. I was happy to see the ducks that day, not far from my home.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. Beautiful photos of the birds. I like your header. Have a nice weekend !

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    1. Thank you Caroline, for your comment and visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. So beautiful birds, Happy weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit. Have a great day and a wonderful week ahead.

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  36. The blue jays are so pretty. Love the one with the peanut!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I was lucky getting the shot of the Jay with peanut, usually they fly off too fast. Have a happy weekend.

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  37. Hello Eileen
    As the weekend comes around again, I wish you a happy one.
    I did enjoy all of your sightings and photographs, especially the Blue Jays and the Cardinals, such wonderful colours.

    Keep enjoying your outings in nature ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

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  38. The final shot is amusing because the Bluejay has stuffed his beak.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your link and comment. The blue jays can fit a lot in their beaks. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  39. Hello, Eileen. I’m slowly coming back to blogging. I'm not tired of seeing Blue Jays at all. I love their shades of blue. So nice to having such lovely visitors like Blue Jays and Cardinals every day.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! I am happy to see you blogging again. I enjoy seeing post and photos from your area! Take care, have a great day and a happy week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Marie, I appreciate the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  41. This time you showed us a lot of nice birds - I like the blue and the red ones best. Have a good time and all the best
    Violetta

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    1. Thank you Violetta, for you visit and comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. I never tire of seeing blue jays! Or any birds for that matter. :)

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    1. Thank you Sharon, for your link and comment. I love all the birds too. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  43. What a stunning photo of the cardinal!! I never tire of seeing Blue Jays...hearing them at 5am is a different story lol!

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    1. Thank you Rain, I appreciate your comment and visit. 5 am is a little early to hear the loud Jays. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. cardinal is one of common bird as a visitor of our yard.... beautiful bird.

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    1. Thank you Tanza, for your link and comment. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  45. Wonderful photos! I enjoyed them all but I particularly liked the Blue Jays and the Cardinal. Thank you Eileen, wishing you a very happy rest of your week!

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    1. Thank you Denise, your comments are always appreciated. Have a great day!

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  46. The photos of the blue jay and cardinal, especially, are beyond fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Your comments are always appreciated. Take care, have a great day!

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  47. That's a beautiful photo of the cardinal and blue jay. I love seeing your photos of cardinals since we don't see them here.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The Cardinals are pretty birds! Take care, have a great day!

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  48. Thank you for the link at
    MosaicMonday

    Have a good time. Hugs by Heidrun

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  49. What a beautiful and lovely blue. Looks great. I loved Blue Jays. Thanks for the beautiful photos. Greetings.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  50. Son preciosos me encantan. Gracias y besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, for your comment and visit. Take care, have a great day!

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  51. What a delightful sight those blue jays are!
    It's always a pleasure to see them, especially since they're not common in our area.
    Your photos of them are wonderful, Eileen.

    Hugs and blessings

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