Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday's Critters #212

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!

Sharing  more of my back yard birds, some at the heated bird bath, on my deck and at the feeders.  The birds shown are the Northern Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrows and a Junco.



December 29th White-throated Sparrows and a Dark-eyed Junco. These were my last birds of 2017 and the first birds of 2018.


December 29th Blue Jay


December 29th Northern Mockingbird


December 29th White-breasted Nuthatch







I am glad you were able to stop by and do some bird watching with me.
I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments ! 
Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.


67 comments:

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots. I really like the details on that blue jay.

Joyful said...

I love critters too but seldom get to see the variety you feature each and every week. You are blessed.

May you have a fantastic new year in 2018 Eileen. Thank you for being a faithful blogger :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Love the birds. We have the Red-breasted Nuthatch out this way and it is one of my favorite birds to watch. I like your collage.
Have a great weekend
MB

Margaret Adamson said...

I love your Blus Jay's such a pretty bird Eileen. Thanks for hosting and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

The birds in your yard are beautiful. Tbe Blue Jays have been my favorite bird. Tgey are so pretty.
Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

rainfield61 said...

A bird a day, keeps the doctor away.

Daniela said...

Dearest Eileen,
thanks most sincerely for hosting!
Today I'm sharing my shed filled with all the most delicate plants we have in our gardens during the good season ... and in a pot you'll find a little dormouse sleeping so deeply, I just love it !

Trusting you had a most wonderful Christmas Time,
I'm sending blessings on the New Year just begun,
with utmost gratitude

XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

Nancy Chan said...

My favourite is the Blue Jay. It has beautiful feathers.

NatureFootstep said...

The White-throated Sparrows are so cute to see and the Blue Jay, always elegant in some way. So nice to see life unfold in your own garden :)

Have a great week Eileen.

Today the sun is shining. I probably go for a walk.


✿ chica said...

Lindos todos! beijos praianos e tudo de bom,chica

Lea said...

Love your birds! Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters
To answer your question (on my blog) about Sandhill Cranes - I have never seen one. Looking at their migration map, they are more likely to be seen farther along the Tennessee River to the east of us. But it is possible some might be seen near Pickwick Lake (Tennessee). We are meeting friends at the Pickwick Inn for lunch on Monday. You can be sure I will be looking. I even take my camera into the dining room, so if anything flies by the large windows, I have a chance to get a photo. My friends think I am odd, but they love me anyway!
Have a wonderful week-end!

rupam sarma said...

Hiii, So cute birds. Beautiful photos.
Happy Weekend.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a beautiful collection of birds you have already made in the new year.
The photos are perfectly sharp.
I have not yet had the camera in my hands this year.
Best regards Irma

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, what beautiful birds you always have at your feeder. I should set up a feeder in my cottage garden. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a wonderful Saturday. Jo

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Adorable birds Eileen. I love the little nuthatch and your Blue Jay is simply adorable, beautiful colouring.
Thank you too for your link up. Have an amaazing weekend :)

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! So many cute visitors, glad for the snacks, I'm sure.
I love the close up of the blue jay - so handsome!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

Sandra said...

i just love your bird spa and i know they do. come on guys, there is a warm springs in this yard. the junco and sparrows are just to cute for words

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen. My fave is that wonderful blue jay!
Have a great week.

Tom said...

...I always love those bossy Blue Jays!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a beautiful collection of birds in your yard!
The birds must be pleased with the heated water,thanks to you!!!
Love the Blue Jay!!Great captures!
Have a happy Saturday and a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Thank you once again for hosting your critter party. It's so good to see the variety of birds you attract to your yard. I especially love that picture of the mockingbird taking a drink. Have a great week ahead and happy birding.

Karen Lakis said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen! Have a nice day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little nuthatch is always fun to watch. We have 2 feeders out and we spread a little on the ground for the chipping sparrows. It's so much fun to watch birds come to the feeders. Enjoy your day! Stay warm. Hugs, Diane

Nick Va said...

And thanks for hosting, Eileen!

David Gascoigne said...

Nice range of species with a more southern flavour than we experience here in Ontario. A Tufted Titmouse at my feeders would be cause for a drum roll!

Brian King said...

Great variety of birds! I wish the nuthatches would visit here, but I've only seen one once. They're one of my favorites.

Cloudia said...

I love your blue jay!

Jenn Jilks said...

Such amazing birdies you capture!

Jeanie said...

What a magnificent blue jay. I have to say those birds are going through seed like crazy people this year. Well, the squirrel doesn't help. He's mastered climbing the squirel baffle. I suppose he's hungry too... and it's so very cold.

Debbie said...

we see/feed all of the same backyard birds!! i have not seen any mockingbirds since it got so cold and i only have one juno in the yard. the juno is not coming in close!!

i also noticed that i only had one bluejay on my snow day, that was so odd, i usually have so many!!! you got some great images, i need to get a heated birdbath, mine is frozen solid. (i know i said that last year and never did it)!!

many thanks for hosting us bird lovers, have a wonderful weekend!!!

Karen said...

The close-up of the jay shows off the many shades of blue and the beautiful details God put in his creation!

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful jay!

The Furry Gnome said...

Love that Blue Jay photo!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You ever wonder why Nature gave the most beautiful song bird such a common look?

Loved your photos

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That Blue Jay is beautiful. Too bad it is so common that we may not stop to appreciate its beauty. We would almost need a bird bath heater here in south Florida, as the temperature dived into the low 40s F.

Nancy J said...

The Northern Mockingbird on the bird bath ( Heated!!!) is beautiful. I cannot imagine having to keep it heated, but I know Jenn in Ontario does too, Down here, ours seldom freeze, and if they do,maybe for a day, or melt later in the morning. You have a great variety, and their feathers are truly lovely in the close-ups.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, I had to post on time since I have the weekend off! Your birds today, (I adore Blue Jays) even if they are the biggest thieves when it comes to peanuts, and noisy but they are just a beautiful bird. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm and happy!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Blue Jays, truly takes the show.

Shannon W. said...

I do love critters and I really love coming to your blog and seeing all the wonderful photos.

I need to get a heated bird bath! Such an excellent idea.

The blue jay is my favorite.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely bird photos ~ great capture of the woodpecker at the suet feeder ~ I keep trying but feeder seems too close to house ~ they move the minute I make the least bit of noise

Happy Week ahead to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

D said...

I love the bluejays, but they are SO mean to the other little birdies. Big bullies!!! LOL

RedPat said...

You get such a variety of birds in your yard, Eileen. And do such a good job showing them to us!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, love that Northern Mockingbird!...:)JP

Victoria said...

Oh, I love the eastern Blue Jays, so pretty!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love these birds !

Carol Blackburn said...

Good day Eileen.....so nice to see your lovely bird photos. Those Blue Jays can be nasty creatures. We have 3 that keep chasing our little birds away lately. I don't like hearing their squawking out there. Have a wonderful evening.

happyone said...

You captured some great shots of your backyard birds.

Betty Crow said...

Nice variety at the feeder. I still don't have any takers at my feeder and it's been about a month now. I don't know how to lure them in. Surely one day soon they will find it.

Linda W. said...

Great photos of your backyard birds!

Angie said...

Eileen - I am sure your feathered friends are appreciating that heated bird bath! Have a wild week!

Linda said...

Nice shots! I saw all these in my yard this week, but chose some other ones to post.

handmade by amalia said...

I'm picking the Blue Jay as my favorite today, what a beauty.
Amalia
xo

Sussi said...

sweet birds:)

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Thank you so much for joining us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Hope you can return again throughout 2018.

Love the blue jays as we don't have them down here.

italiafinlandia said...

The mosaic-like plumage of the Blue Jay is amazing.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful photos, specially the blue jay, such an amazing bird

krishna said...

Aww! the cute little birdies...

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful birds, Eileen! Well, we are now into 2018, and I can't wait to see all the photos of birds this year! Thanks for posting this post-party! I didn't have anything this week...and had company, but I'll be back next weekend.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen.. What lovely birds.. Specially the Blue jay.. Have a great week.. Cheers

Missy George said...

Your back yard looks pretty much like mine..only your pictures are better..Nice that the wind has stopped...Have a happy week

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Beautiful bird photos! I really enjoyed seeing the photo of the mockingbird, we just don't see those around here like I remember from a few years ago. Hope your 2018 is going wonderfully so far.

Lowcarb team member said...

Another very nice selection of birds Eileen.
I especially like the little nuthatch and the Blue Jay has such beautiful colouring.

All the best Jan

Becca said...

The blue jay is definitely my favorite of all of those birdies! :)

ellen b. said...

The details on that blue jay are really cool. Feathers remind me of a stained glass window.

Mia said...

How beautiful birds, Eileen. The blue one is amazing. Happy New Year, my friend.

Rose said...

Great captures...been seeing all of these except the mockingbird. that Blue Jay is just so, so pretty.

Sandi said...

It's like magic lives right outside your backdoor.

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