Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 187

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters 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!


I am sharing some birds and wildlife seen on one of our bike trail walks. Below is the Eastern Towhee. This Towhee is seen and heard often in the summer months in my area. I have photos of the front and back of our male Eastern Towhee.









A Mourning Dove is peeking at me, there was a nest nearby maybe hers.





A Worm-eating Warbler was seen and heard often along this trail. They must be nesting  nearby.


I think this is a black snake crossed the trail in front of us.


Lately we have been seeing the White-tailed Deer along the bike trail.


This deer hiding in the grass was to busy eating to notice us walking by.












I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!



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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

75 comments:

orchid Miyako said...

dearest Eileen; I'll come back later to comment about this post. Thank you SO much for your thought and comment for my trouble with the photobucket. After 2 days struggling, I almost found the way to fix it by using the site. I really appreciate your thought.
Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty birds from your bike trail walks. The mourning dove is cute, the way it peeks at you! Have a beautiful weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

all of these are "hard to catch" critters. Loved to see the snake. :)

Wishing you a gret week ahead.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the sightings of the lttle Deer. Happy anniversary for your 8th year blogging. quite an achievement Eileen. Fabulous sunset image in yesterday's post. Have a lovely weekend

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Lovely photos of all the birds! The first one I have never seen before. I understand that you are used to see snakes. I am terribly afraid of them, so I'm glad for my chilly climate ;)

Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

✿ chica said...

Que lindas fofos, mas senti medo da cobra...Pavor delas,rs... bom fim de semana! bjs praianos,chica

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Some beautiful expressions captured by you and your camera Eileen.
Scarey snake!!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for hosting this Saturday's Critters :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Ugh to the snake...especially one right in front of you! Great shots of the deer and birds.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting!

Tom said...

...once again a wonderful collection, the snake is my least favorite!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
As ever, you take us with you on your wanderings! Happy weekend. YAM xx

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the towhee, such a handsome bird!

rupam sarma said...

Hi, Nice post. Beautiful pics.
Happy Weekend

Mildred said...

I have seen the Towhee in person and it is a pretty bird. John and our dog saw a doe and fawn yesterday in our yard. Your pics are very nice this morn. Have a nice Sat.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice views of the towhee-- much more complete than those of the deer(;>)
We have seen much fewer towhees both here in Illinois and back home in Florida. They nest in both locations but it does seem their population is doen, at least in our favorite birding locales.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

To see the birds [any towhee would be a new one for me] and the deer on the trail...YES!!! But snakes?! No thank you!!!!!

Sussi said...

cute birds:)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) The Eastern Towhee is a handsome bird, many thanks for showing both the front and back, equally attractive in both these shots. It's not easy to photograph birds which are black, especially on the head. Tantalizing shots of the deer and the dove, and great image of the snake. Thank you kindly for hosting, and have a great weekend.:)

Connie Smiley said...

Good morning Eileen , your Eastern Towhee is beautiful! Wish we had them around here. Hope you have a good weekend.

Jenn Jilks said...

We've had so many critters about! We've had a ton of rain, too. Love your snake!

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful nature photos ~ my favorite is the deer busy eating ~ nice capture ~ ^_^

Cloudia said...

So nice to walk along with you, Eileen. Enjoy your fine weekend

photodoug said...

Eileen, nice bird and White-tailed deer captures, but I could do without the snake. Thanks for sharing.

Lea said...

Love the Deer and the Towhee!
We have Towhees here. I see them at the bird feeders, and sometimes see them sitting on a low branch calling to each other. But I have had a difficult time trying to get a good photograph
Have a wonderful week-end!

Linda said...

A glorious and beautiful series, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always loved seeing the Towhee in NC! And we see black snakes here pretty often....eeee! I know they are good snakes but I still don't like to see them. Have a good weekend! Hugs!

Nick V. said...

A great selection of lovely green and summery images, Eileen. I was taking a walk in the cold and frost this morning.
Thanks for hosting!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What an unique back shot of Towhee, the tail is so impressive, isn't it♪ I LOVE the sweet peeking eye of Dove♡♡♡ I also smiled the deer's ears looking big and cute from the back p;-)
Come to think of it, I haven't seen snake since I was a child. I wondered if it is a good thing or not.
Wishing you a happy weekend and coming new week; Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Sandra said...

I always enjoy critters, even the pretty snake...

happyone said...

Good selection of critters today as always.
It amazes me how many birds you know the names of!!

Kate said...

I am having trouble posting here today, which is something that hasn't occurred for me before. How do I delete incorrect listings on today's linky? Thanks for the information.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Your Eastern Towhee is really pretty, looks like he has a ruffled crown on top, and a beautiful fan of tail feathers. I have quite a lot of white-winged dove in my yard and really enjoy them. Sometimes I sit and 'coo' at them, and they really watch me! I love seeing deer, but don't see them very often. Around here you have to drive out of the city limits to catch a glimpse! I enjoyed your post, Eileen. Have a very nice weekend!

A Colorful World said...

Great shots of the birds, deer and snake! I saw a black snake as a kid at Girl Scout camp and will never forget it. It helped me understand that some snakes are harmless. Thanks for your comment on my post! Hope you have a great weekend!

Pam Jackson said...

Loving the pics of your critters!

William Kendall said...

The deer is a welcome sight to see!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots. Love the rich color of the deer--don't you just love their big ears. Have a good weekend
MB

RedPat said...

You do such a grand job catching all of these wonderful birds, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us!

Carol Blackburn said...

I just love all the photos, and that Towhee is quite the photogenic fellow. That tuft on his head is eye-catching.
Enjoy your day.

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, the Eastern Towhee is a handsome bird. I love the Worm Eating Warbler's large eye/s. and the snake is one of my favorite critters on your post today. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this meme. I, too love all critters and hope you and your followers will enjoy my "horsey" critters this week. Have a great weekend. Jo

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday? Strange as it may seem I actually quite like snakes, maybe because they are pretty rare in our Northern Hemisphere. So it was good to see the Black Snake and maybe think about your reaction to it.

Phil Slade said...

Forgot to say. Thanks once again for the link-up each Saturday.

Al said...

Nice birds, but the wild snake is my favorite!

GreenComotion said...

Someone has their ears up listening to sounds around.
The birds are beautiful.
Beautiful snaps.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend, Eileen.
Peace :)

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks for sharing another fine selection of birds! the Towhee is a great looking bird!
Super shot of the sinuous snake but I wouldn't be brave enough to get too close!
Thanks for hosting!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the deer !

Bob Bushell said...

All of nature calling, and I love the snake.

Merlesworld said...

Always good to wander along a bush track with you and check out the wildlife.
Merle..........

Martin Kloess said...

Nice walking with you. Such wonderful critters. Let's do it again.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

All very cool shots, but amazed how calm the snake was. My experience, one sight and zoom, they're history.

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, darn work got in the way, but I'm here now. Your mix of birds and nature, and that sweet deer are so pleasing, maybe not the snake so much, but they do have their purpose, right?! Of course they do. Enjoy your weekend and your hikes, and critters!

Jeanna said...

Oh, you got a great snake shot, I am so jealous. That's a beauty. I am always hoping to and have seen a few on the bike trails. Well done.

doodles n daydreams said...

Eileen I love that second photo, he almost looks as if he is trying to get his pose right and seeking your approval :)

Diana

Rose said...

Do you ever notice how the deer change color? I love it when they are the color of the ones you show here....but in the winter here they just sort of have a gray look that blends with the grayness of the landscape.

anyway, you have a nice variety of animals today!

Patti said...

The Towhee is a handsome bird, how nice to have them around.

Nora said...

I love the Towhee Eileen! We have them here and they are so talkative, especially when they should go to bed at night! They bring their babies which are quite black to the feeders. cheers. Nora

Linda said...

Why is it that even a photo of a snake makes me cringe? And this is a harmless one!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend Eileen.

Ela said...

Such beautiful critters !!
Happy Sunday !!

Gordon said...

Another great set of photos Eileen, never seen a Towee looks a nice bird, wow that is a snake and then some.
Take care, Gordon.

magnoliasntea said...

The Eastern Towhee is one of my favorite birds, Love your photos of this bird. Have a great weekend!

amo sin blogg said...

Nice pictures,
but I do`nt like snakes...

Happy Sunday.

rainfield61 said...

Critters are beautiful, except the black snake.

krishna said...

beautiful pictures... but the snake is scary...

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice series of photos .. Congratulations for the blog and greetings

Debbie said...

beautiful captures eileen!! i love to photograph the birds, in the trees, with the leaves as a background. i have been really struggling with that because the trees are so filled with leaves.

great captures of bambi!!

Missy George said...

I have never seen a Towhee around here..I tank the deer are used to people..Nice series..Have a good week..

Giancarlo said...

Stupende fotografie.
Buona serata.

Denise inVA said...

Great critters from the bike trail Eileen. I love the lighting with the sunlight showing through the leaves. Enjoy your weekend :)

Ranten said...

Thank you Eileen for the nice pictures!

Lynne said...

If I was walking with you, you would have found me climbing up to your shoulders
if that snake slithered through.
He is NOT attractive at all!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eastern Towhee's are a bird I don't see often enough - And snakes, I can do without seeing at all! :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Pretty animals and scenes, and great photos of them. I wish I knew more about birds. Nice post Eileen!

Klara S said...

Wonderful series. Thank you for hosting.

Linda W. said...

That deer was being shy....and showing you her "good side." :) Great photos!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Wow, a big snake and deer, but birds too. So lovely.
Best, Synnöve

Red Rose Alley said...

The deer is such a magical animal. I have to stop and gaze in wonder. What a beauty, Eileen.

~Sheri

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