Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday's Critters #11

Hello, I am happy to see some new blogging friends linking up with my Saturday Critter party..  I do appreciate all my blogging friends.  If you have a critter post new or old, I hope you will link up and join in on the fun.

February 14-17 is the Great Backyard Bird Count.. It is a Citizen Science Project organized by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. If you are interested in counting your birds and reporting the numbers of birds here is the link and more info  gbbc.birdcount.org . It is fun to do and fairly easy. I have been participating for years now.




My yard has been very active with the Cardinals, how many do you see? Also seen in the photo are some WT Sparrows and the Dark-eyed Juncos.


I will be doing my count in my backyard, even though you can count just about anywhere there are birds. In the shot above are the male Cardinal, female Cardinal and a Carolina Chickadee.


I sprinkle bird seed along the deck railing and throw some down on the deck for the ground feeder birds. If you look closely and even enlarge the photo you will see more birds along the railing. They in the tree, on the deck and feeders.

Above on the far left is a Junco, Sparrow, Cardinal and a few more House Sparrows and a White-throated Sparrow. Thank you for joining my Saturday's Critters and I hope you enjoyed my post.






To see more beautiful birds and cute critters

Also please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

 Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.

73 comments:

  1. Lindos demais esses cardeais! beijos ,lindo fim de semana!chica

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  2. Hi Eileen, how amazing that you have birds even though it's snowing! I tried to count the cardinals and got to 13? I hope my link is added correctly. Greetings Jo

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  3. Hallo Eileen
    hier bei uns werden von der Nabu Vögel gezählt..das hatten wir schon.
    Die Spatzen waren die SIEGEER am Futterhaus.
    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende der DANKE für die schönen Bilder sagt.

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  4. Great picture of cardinals - I will be in the USA at the end of the month - it would be nice to see some cardinals again!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Those Cardinals are so beautiful - and exotic!

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  6. Lovely winter views of the birds
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  7. I see the birds are well cared for in your backyard! So many cardinals! WOW!

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  8. I would think, with all those cardinals, I would have died and gone to heaven!!! Wow.

    Hootin' Anni
    and
    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  9. Estupendas imágenes. Un abrazo desde Murcia.

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  10. HI Eileen How wonderful to see so many birds in your backyard and well done for keeping up the food for them. Now I counted 15 Cardinals!! I love the last shots with the snow and the birds seen through it. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Dearest Eileen;
    I really wish to live with these lovely cardinals and other birds like you☆☆☆
    They sure must know who loves and cares them♡♡♡

    PS> I've just finished early dinner. Haha, waiting link to start. Happy that I have pictures here today(*^_^*)

    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. It's no wonder you have such sweet little friends - you are such a hospitable host! The cardinals look like little red ornaments on that wintry, bare branched tree!

    Lovely!

    Happy weekend, Eileen!

    Poppy

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  13. Wow,you're so blessed, Eileen. I can see many birds love to be around your home.

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  14. gorgeous in the falling snow. so lovely. i love cardinals. ( :

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  15. The cardinals are lovely. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    What a happy birder you are!
    To have these Cardinals in your back yard is definitively a must!!
    Great pics! :)
    Enjoy your WE!

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  17. Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. The cardinal photos are very beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  18. It must be wonderful to see those cardinals in your back garden.

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  19. Lovely Pictures!
    The Cardinals are awsome with their colour.
    Have a great weekend!
    Majsan//

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  20. Oh I love your cardinals decorated tree! It's the biggest gathering I have seen. So many beautiful birds, Eileen!

    Happy weekend...

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  21. All the male cardinals do look like tree ornaments. What a difference between your deck shown here and your latest photo covered in snow!

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  22. I counted sixteen in that pic....great!!! I would be soooo excited to have THAT many!!...:)JP

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  23. Amazing! I counted sixteen male/female cardinals and four little juncos/others. So amazing you have so many gathering together. Such a treat that must be!

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  24. Thanks for letting us link up Eileen! The Cardinals at your place make me jealous :) I only have ONE male, but at least I have one!

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  25. Oh wow look at all those cardinals!! Lovely pictures.

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  26. That's a LOT of cardinals to have all at once!!

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  27. Fantastic shots of the bird. I like that first shot.

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  28. How wonderful to see that many cardinals, both male and female at once. Great photo.

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  29. It is amazing how many cardinals you have there! :) I have one, maybe two pairs visiting regularly...

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  30. love that first photo! i counted 16 cardinals, but not sure i got them all. :)

    thanks for hosting, eileen, and for sharing all your birds.

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  31. I'm not sure that many cardinals gather to elect a new pope! :-) How delightful! They are so beautiful - this is the prettiest Valentine I've seen! :-)

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  32. Wow, Eileen, that's a bunch of red cardinals! Love that first photo!

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  33. Hi Eileen,
    Oh how I would love seeing all those cardinals at once ! Thanks for sharing that. Great shot.

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  34. Great to have so many birds in the garden.
    Beautiful cardinals and other birds at the feeding place.
    Beautiful garden you have.
    Have a great weekend,
    Irma

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  35. I really like the first photo with all the cardinals...the males kinda pop out! Very nice backyard!

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  36. Love the first photo. When I first looked at it, all I saw were the Red Cardinals, the longer I gazed at it, the more birds began to appear! Great shot.

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  37. nice eileen, lot's of us are on the same page today!! i counted 16cardinals, did i miss any??

    and crap, do you see who i am right next to, with the same darn bird!! too much compitition for me!!

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  38. Looks like the birds at your house are well taken care of. Lovely shots.

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  39. So many lovely birds Eileen. I have never seen as many Cardinals in our back yard. Would you mind telling me what kind of bird seed you buy? I am always interested in what is best for the birds.

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  40. Eileen,
    What a splendid idea-I am thrilled to be able to participate with you!
    I pinned your darling Cardinals-you know they do look like decorations!
    Happy Valentine Weekend!
    xx-
    Jemma

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  41. The cardinals look so pretty in the snow!

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  42. Wow! All those male and female cardinals in one place ~ Wonderful photos ~ thanks, xxx

    carol and artmusedog
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  43. Hello Eileen!!So many Cardinals birds on the tree!Wow!!Great shots!Gorgeous pictures!I hope it stop snowing!Have a warm and safe weekend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  44. Hi Eileen, Super picture of the tree filled with Cardinals! You are lucky to have so many Northern Cardinals around. Have a good Sunday tomorrow and stay warm!

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  45. Hey, Birds everywhere in your yard and beyond Eileen. What a fantastic job you do in keeping all those hungry birds from starving in the cold weather. Love the Cardinals scattered through that winter tree.

    Thanks for your hosting skills again.Enjoy your weekend.

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  46. I got 15 cardinals in the pic...how many did you count? Just wondering.

    Here at our house, we do well to see 3 or 4 cardinals at one time, but when I was a kid/teenager, we fed then in the winter and it was just like in your first pick. Could count a dozen or more of just the males.

    Thanks for visiting my blogs.

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  47. Birds are so decorative :)
    Great photos, looks so cold but they don't seem to mind. Have a nice weekend.

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  48. I have never seen so many cardinals assembled in one place! Mercy. Gorgeous shots. :)

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  49. First and Fourth should go on a calendar

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  50. Hello Eileen
    This is a nice linking party, thanks for hosting

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  51. Wow! I've not seen so many Cardinals together. Really great pictures Eileen.

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  52. The Cardinals are glorious Eileen.

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  53. These are magnificent photos. I really enjoyed this post. Other than our resident hummingbird we are birdless here in my world of Southern California.

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  54. These are magnificent photos. I really enjoyed this post. Other than our resident hummingbird we are birdless here in my world of Southern California.

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  55. That's a lot of cardinals! I only get 5 or 6 at a time. Love the snowy shot! I am participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count too.

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  56. I love your shot of all the cardinals on the bush. I counted 15 but I'm not sure if they are all cardinals.
    Hope you are having a great, and not too snowy, weekend.

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  57. Your third picture is a gem!
    It's nice that you're doing the bird count. I don't know one type of sparrow from another.

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  58. Birds indeed love you. I have never seen so many cardinals in one place. They look so beautiful -- they have lighted up the place.

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  59. Beautiful birds!!
    I love the colour!
    Have a great Sunday!

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  60. Your post inspired me to do my blog today on birds thank you. Nothing exotic in my English garden tho

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  61. the cardinal is very decorative in the snow. .)

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  62. The cardinals are simply gorgeous in the snow.... thank you for taking part in the bird count... and for all you do to help educate us in birding, for this wonderful meme, and for all your beautiful posts.

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  63. I can't believe how those Red Cardinals pop out so well out of all that snow!

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  64. Dearest Eillen ,as always lovely photos ! I wish to stop the snow and the weather will be better !I take part to your party and I like it !Thank you for giving me this opportunity !

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  65. Weather really beautiful pictures and especially the beautiful red cardinals are beautiful. The sparrows do themselves well to the food ... lol
    Of those critters I get nothing but I think it's nice to see all those birds :-)
    Very nice week.

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  66. That's a crazy number of cardinals! I've not seen hardly any this winter.

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  67. hello there ,this is my first tme here thanks for the hospitality in your gorgeous blog wishing you all the best Luna and her Kittens are very happy to participate kisses and hugs !!!!

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  68. Wonderful shots. I love the shot with all the cardinals and some other birds I spot. The male cardinals always look like winter flowers to me. This looks like a fun meme that you started. If I wasn't already doing so many other ones I would participate.

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  69. All those cardinals!!
    Beautiful Eileen!!
    Nice camera - the way it was catching the snow falling! lovely!

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  70. I started counting the cardinals, and then saw the sparrows.. Not so easy to spot :D

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