Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday's Critters #144


Saturday's Critters #144

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

I may be away from my computer but I will be visiting everyone as soon as possible.

These are some images from our walk to our lake, A Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly, a juvenile male Scarlet Tanager, an Ovenbird and a Great Blue Heron flying low over the lake.


A not so good shot of the juvie Scarlet Tanager, they stay high up in the tree canopy.


A pretty Ovenbird, a breeder in the woods around our house and the lake.




I happen to catch a Great Blue Heron fly away. Can you find it?


I hope you enjoyed my birds and butterfly. It was a nice day to walk to the lake.

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!





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

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

68 comments:

  1. Your butterfly and birds are splendid Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  2. Beautiful pictures specially butterfly on flowers.

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  3. Love the butterfly. There are no Fritillaries where I am although I used to see them when I live in Britain.

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  4. Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings.

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  5. Your butterfly pictures are a thing apart!

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  6. love your pretty Ovenbird and, yes, I see the heron. :)
    Thanks for hosting :)

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  7. Hello,

    Lovely post, birds and butterflies! Beautiful place to visit.

    Happy Weekend!

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  8. Tanmta paz nos passas com essas lindas fotos!Adorei! bjs, chica

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  9. Good morning Eileen! Beautiful lake scene,so tranquil with the heron gliding by.....thank you!

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  10. All beautiful moments to capture Eileen! The Great Blue flying off over the lake is lovely!
    Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Those Ovenbirds can be difficult to catch out in the open. Loved your lake landscape! Thanks for hosting us and have a great day!

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    Great series of photos of the birds, the butterflies and the countryside
    Have a nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  13. Beautiful shots Eileen. The water scene is so peaceful.

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  14. Hari OM
    Yes I see it! I always think of herons as being akin to the Vulcan Stealth Bomber...but that's just my crazy mind! The ovenbird is indeed lovely and another bird to add to my wish list. Knowing nothing about them I of course was prompted to search (as one does), and came across this rel="nofollow"> article...which, when I saw 'Bristol' had me wondering if the critters were over here in Blighty; but no, turns out this is Bristol VA. See how this birding lark takes us to far and new places??!!! YAM xx

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  15. Pretty butterfly, cute birds and a beautiful lake. Happy Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Fantásticas estas fotografias minha amiga.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  17. Love the ovenbird peeking from the branch!!
    And yes, I see the GBH in flight.

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  18. I love your photos this week, especially the Fritillary! 'So pretty! Thank you for hosting this lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  19. I can't believe it's Saturday again ...

    Some super images here Eileen, you have so many wonderful colourful birds- and yes, I spotted the Great Blue Heron, thank you.
    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  20. I felt right at home with your photos today. Happy Day.

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  21. Good Happy Saturday morning to you! I'm posting early too. Your critters are playful charmers this morning, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  22. The Frittery Butterfly is an exceptional find
    but then you usually have "exceptional"
    birds, butterflies and other critters to show us!
    Happy weekend . . .
    Thanks for hosting . . .
    No little critter pics from me today . . .

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  23. Beautiful butterfly! I believe the ovenbird was posing!

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  24. I do see the beautiful blue heron in flight. That adds so much to a photo. Enjoy your weekend! Happy Saturday! Hugs, Diane

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  25. yes, I found the flying heron... love the pink pastel color on the one of the little bird

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  26. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. That butterfly is amazing.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  27. I do enjoy your birds and butterfly. It was a nice day to walk to the lake with you.

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  28. Beautiful lake photo. I can see the Heron. I will try to link a critter to your post. Have a wonderful day, Eileen!

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  29. Awesome captures today Eileen!! I joined from the road, on my iPad, it was so easy....shame on me for never trying before!!

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  30. There are again nice pictures in your post.
    The butterfly is great and yes ... blue heron in the last picture I found lol ..... The other birds are beautiful again. Pity the bird in the 2nd picture was a little high.
    Greetings, Helma

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  31. Absolutely stunning, Eileen! I also love the pink in a couple of your photos!

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  32. Eileen, splendid photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. There is nothing prettier than butterflies on a butterfly bush!
    Hope you are have a great week-end!

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  34. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed these photos. My favorite in this group is the Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly. What a neat shot! Thanks for sharing another Saturday's Critters! Have a happy weekend!

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  35. ooh Eileen your butterfly capture is stunning. Loved the birds and scenery.
    Have a truly wonderful weekend :)

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  36. Hi Eileen, Always a joy to view your bird/butterfly photos. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

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  37. Wonderful photos . I am playing catch up with reading blogs today as it is a very rainy day. Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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  38. My favorites this week are your captures of the very cute ovenbird, and stunning butterfly! Have a great weekend!

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  39. I'm not sure if my dung beetle fits into saturdays critters.
    but I try.
    Happy Sunday to you.

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  40. Your butterfly and birds are so beautiful, Eileen !!
    Always nice to see your photos !!
    Happy weekend !

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  41. Thank you for filling my Saturday with these lovely pictures

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  42. Always wonderful nature photography here ~ beautiful!

    Wishing you happy days ~ ^_^

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  43. I saw a scarlet tananger only once in my yard. It was the day my son was born, and I took it as a sign to call my new "daughter" Scarlet! But when I had a bouncing baby boy and it didn't seem right to burden him with that name ;)

    Love the shots of the ovenbird. I've never seen one, although I understand they are plentiful where we camp.

    Enjoy your weekend Eileen!
    Wendy

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  44. Dearest Eileen; I always wish to take shots butterflies or dragonflies with flowers, wonderful photo of Scarlet Tanager with flower♪ The lovely Ovenbird must be staring at you(♡^.^♡)
    Thank you SO much for hosting, Dear friend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  45. Aww!! sweet little creatures... The other while walking in the morning I saw a baby fox... :)


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  46. aww!! sweet little creatures...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  47. lovely spot and that's a great shot of the butterfly :-)

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  48. Thanks for adding this to I'd Rather B Birdin's Linking Tool this week, Eileen!! Hope your week ahead is filled with bird life.

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  49. Beautiful butterfly, Eileen! Thanks for hosting. Have a great new week.

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  50. Lovely! Thanks for hosting, Eileen.

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  51. these are fantastic pictures, eileen! i really like the photo of the butterfly.
    happy sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!:))

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  52. Love the serenity of the lake..Lovely birdies..Enjoy your day and the coming week.

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  53. Your butterfly image is simply beautiful! I spotted the heron! Have a beautiful week!

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  54. Sorry I missed the link Eileen. I'm bit preoccupied today. Have a great week.

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  55. lovely photos, the ovenbird is very sweet and yes I see the heron!

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  56. What cutie the ovenbird is!

    I am not familiar with them.
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  57. Hi Y'all

    Lost Internet before finishing my comment the other day. Part of the fun of living in rural areas.

    Love the oven bird.

    Thanks for visiting
    Hawk aka BrownDog




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  58. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of the different birds and the landscape. Just wonderful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  59. Excellent birds Eileen. Love the Ovenbird and you've gotten a photo of a Scarlet Tanager. That's one I've seen briefly but have never gotten any pics of. Beautiful area you did your photos in. Hope you are having a fun week out. Chris

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and blog post. I always appreciate your comments.

Have a happy day, Eileen