Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday's Critters #57

Saturday's Critters #57

It's Saturday time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

Also, I hope you can check out the post at Anni's I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.  You should also check out Misty Dawn's Camera Critters.

I am sharing some of my yardbirds  seen this past week..



A Dark-eyed Junco sitting in the White Pine.


A puffy looking Blue Jay.


The pretty male Cardinal.


A female Cardinal



The European Starling with a female cardinal in the background..

I hope you enjoyed my yard birds and photos..Again I thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!





Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.





To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

77 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen I love seeing what birds have visited your garden and these are really lovely ones. It must be cold by the look of them being puffed up. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds! I love the cardinals and the starling. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Nora said...

Even your starling pictures are amazing! The male Cardinal is excellent!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice closeups, Eileen. I guess all our birdies are puffing up for winter.
~

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I just love the birds that visit your yard - and the photos are so much fun. I think this week my favorites are the Blue Jay and the Cardinal.

Phil Slade said...

Good morning Eileen and thanks for the link up again.

You have some exceptional pictures today, the Cardinals, Junco and expecially the Starling, a species often overlooked by photographers.

Have a lovely weekend.

✿ chica said...

As aves são lindas de todas as cores.Adoro vir aqui e vê-las! beijos praianos,chica

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of these birds.
I love the pink cardinal on the third picture.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Derek said...

You take some great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.

I've linked to a post this week that I think you might have already seen, but even so it's the first time I've linked it anywhere.

Thanks for such a fun link up.

All the best
Derek

DeniseinVA said...

Very enjoyable yard birds, so cute. Thanks for hosting Eileen. Have a great weekend :)

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, beautiful images. I kept scrolling back to the Dark-eyed Junco. it's such a clear image of a greenish bird against the green pines. Thanks for hosting this meme. Happy Saturday to you. Jo

Hannah said...

Cute shots of the fluffed-up birds, it must be cold. I just adore to see the cardinals, I miss them. I have to admit the iridescent feathers of the starling are beautiful, even though I don't like the birds since they are imported and wreak havok on the local birds.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

of these saturday critters of yours...i really like the puffy blue jay, AND the surprised look of the male cardinal's face!! cool shot also, of the little starling with the blurred cardinal in the background! :)

Katarina said...

Eileen, those shots are amazing!

Ileana said...

You're lucky to see so many birds in your garden! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

The birds have their feathers all puffed up for warmth so I guess it's mighty cold there!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I haven't been feeling up to be out gallivanting around town for any critter photos for this weekend. But, I sure did enjoy your lovely birds. They're all so 'winter plump'!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the Dark-eyed Junco is a fantastic photo, and the rest are wonderful as well.

Cranberry Morning said...

Even the starling looks pretty in his photo. For some reason, I don't usually think of him as a pretty bird, as I do the male cardinal. Thank you so much for the reminder of the linkup, Eileen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So glad I could link this week and I like the cardinals - my MM topic! I saw one lone starling on our woodpecker feeder, just hope if the rest of the family's about he doesn't show them where it is!
Thanks for hosting Eileen.

Brian King said...

These are fabulous! The junco cracked me up! He looks a little sleepy! LOL

Indrani said...

Such lovely captures.
Thank you for hosting.

Ela said...

Gorgeous birds and a fantastic photo shoot !! Have a happy weekend :)

sandyland said...

Seemed like they were puffy and cold

TexWisGirl said...

adorable puffy birds! and great color range, too. :)

Lynne said...

Great photos Eileen . . . I think they all knew it was
Photo Day . . . looking at you with a keen eye!

Debbie said...

you are getting some amazing images of you beautiful yard birds!! all puffed and fluffed and prepared for winter!!!

beautiful close-ups!!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful. Love the chubby Junco.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, how wonderful to have all these beautiful birds in your yard. You must have delicious food for them. Have a wonderful weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Oh, what LOVELY birds visitors you have♡♡♡ Especially the European Starling has amazing color! Yes, I also thought the cuties are puffed up and felt sorry for the cold weather :-)
I finally found time to write after come home. Night Night from Japan, Dear friend♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

what is happening with you this weekend, Eileen. hope you are staying warm & cozy. so happy to be with your critter friends this weekend. i have an eagle to share from our boat ride while in Canada last August 2014. so fun. take care. ( :

love all your birdies today. so fun to see them up close & personal. we should name them. do you ever do that? i name my squirrels. silly? i think not. ha. ha!!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots and gorgeous 'yard birds' ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sandra said...

that Junco is just absolutely precious. all of your birds are so cute and fluffed up. ours a very thin and no fluff at all. maybe because it is cold where you are... beautiful pics of beautiful birds.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Such beautiful birds visiting your yard!Great closeups!Like the Junco sitting in the White Pine,the Blue Jay and my favorite of all,the Cardinal!!Have a happy weekend!!
Dimi...

Naquillity said...

good morning Eileen~ what beautiful birds visit your home. i've always loved the bluejay but they can be loud. i've also loved the starling for all it's speckles. hope all is well. have a great day~

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, that Junco is just GORGEOUS!!!!...:)JP

Carola Bartz said...

Such beautiful birds in your yard - I especially love the cardinals. We don't have them here, I wish we did!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. They're all fluffed up to keep warm.

Stephanie said...

Splendid bird images on show this morning. Love them all!

Montanagirl said...

Really nice bird photos - Send the Cardinals over here to Montana to visit me!

Magia da Inês said...

⋰˚هჱܓ
Maravilhosos!!!
Depois das flores e borboletas o que mais gosto são dos pássaros... a primeira foto é uma fofura!!!!

Ótimo fim de semana!
Muita paz e muita luz!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
⋰˚هჱ✿⊱·.

lina@happy family said...

Wonderful bird shots. Love it, Eileen.

Penelope Postcards said...

The top photo of the chubby bird in the grasses captured my heart.

Mama Zen said...

Love that pretty, puffy Junco!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

I love the pictures .. !!! Beautiful birds .. Great series of shots .. Greetings ..

Adam Jones said...

Super looking Cardinal and the Junco looks so cute.

Linda W. said...

Nice pics! I especially like the cardinal. We don't have those birds around here, and I so enjoy the photos of others.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such colorful birds ... The starlings I see are never as pretty.

Happyone said...

Nice photos. They all look nice and puffy looking. Makes them look nice and warm.

Ailime said...

Boa tarde Eilleen, obrigada por mostrar tão belas aves!
Lindíssimas e as suas fotos estão fabulosas!
Desejo-lhe um excelente fim de semana.
Abraços. Ailime

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I especially like the starling with all those winter stars!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh Eileen,
all the birds are beautiful.
Great pictures.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Black Jack's Carol said...

Really fell behind this week, but coming back later to add some critters to your wonderful meme, Eileen. In the mean time, so good to see the Blue Jay, the Cardinals, the Junco and the Starling - all great close-ups and so colorful! I hope you have had a good week!

Barb said...

Those birds look plump and content, Eileen!

George said...

All of these bird portraits are excellent, but I especially like your first photo. The pine needles are a wonderful background.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the first one. He is sooooo adorable.

The happy wanderer. said...

They all looked so fluffed up it must be cold!

Felicia said...

the cardinals are so pretty. I like the pretty junco's too.

Phyllis Oller said...

I love looking at all the pretty colors of the starling,even tho they can be a pest,great shots! Thanks for hosting! Phyllis

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Nice birding. My friend in Michigan has been posting Redpolls. I thought of you.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your birds are looking well fed and happy! The first starlings showed up at our feeders the last couple of days. I don't mind a few, but the flocks are always a bit overwhelming to the Junco's and the other polite birds.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Eileen

Sorry for the late entry--some days do not have enough hours in them! ;)

Loved all the birds in your post!

Linda said...

Love your sweet birds!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Lovely to see so many gorgeous birds in your yard. I love the first shot too, of the junco all puffed up like a little ball. Woderful shots Eileen.

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing your backyard buddies at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend Eileen.

You know how I loved 'em all.

rainfield61 said...

Such beautiful birds. What if all these birds sing altogether?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the junco, what a sweet bird!

Lee Ann L. said...

I have always loved cardinals. They are beautiful creaturs. We actually had a pair raised a couple babies late last summer here.

Celeste said...

Oh look at that Junco, he is so sweet all fluffy and sleepy! Great post :)

Missy George said...

Thanks for sharing your birds..Looks pretty much like my population..Did you see the cardinals on Sunday Morning today? They were gorgeous..

NatureFootstep said...

all your birds today look really fluffy. No snow seen. Is it still cold?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved that sleepy face of the junco

bettyl-NZ said...

You always have such a pretty variety of critters to see!

Uppal said...

Brilliant close ups of the fluffy birds!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hello Eileen, I actually can't remember if I left you a comment here yesterday, and it's easier to write a new one than go back to look for it :) I do remember your photos when I came by here yesterday. The junco is such a lovely start to the post. There's something about the vertical fall of pine needles in the background that really works well. That said, I loved the cardinals, jay and starling as well! Have a happy day!

eileeninmd said...

Thank Carol, I appreciate your comments and visits.. And yes, you did already leave a nice comment... Enjoy your day!

Bethany Carson said...

The cardinals are very pretty!

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