Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday's Critters #36

Saturday's Critters #36


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters!  I hope you love critters as much as I do. I have been animal lover since I was a child.. Ok, it's time to share your critters. I am sharing some of my yardbirds, some swallows down the street from me and my Goldie Girl.


My Poppa Bluebird taking a worm to his babies..


One of my cute American Goldfinches.. The male is so bright and pretty in the summer.


Another shot of Poppa Blue looking so serious.


Swallows on a wire..I believe these are barn swallows that hang out by the horse farm down the road.


Goldie Girl has slowed down a lot, it is kind of sad to see her this way..But, she is still our beautiful Goldie Girl..





 Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


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

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.

77 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

Those are some lovely bird that you captured. Your doggie looks quite content in that shot.

SquirrelQueen said...

I think maybe Papa Bluebird is wondering how he will ever find enough worms to feed those hungry little mouths.

Mr. Goldfinch looks so serious. Great shots Eileen.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Lovely yard birds and I see Goldie is having a rest. She is lovely. I am off tomorrow to Malawi for 6 weeks and I have sent you an email. Have a wonderful weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

How I wish to catch the moment of the birds food on its mouth. I've seen several times but no luck yet p;)
Sweet pictures, Eileen♡♡♡
I DO wish that your beautiful Goldie Girl will completely feel better soon!

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

Nancy J said...

Goldie is gorgeous, look at her eyes, how old is she? and the swallows in a row, do they nest in the same place each year? Take care, Jean.

rainfield61 said...

Birds are one of the lovely critters.

Cloudia said...

I like your friends, especially GG.



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Sue said...

Hi Eileen
We have a lot of swallows around here too. I just love to watch them swooping above me in the garden. A pair nested in a box on the edge of the garden and they would sit together on top of the box and just watch ME too. So sweet. But up close, they do look "kind of mean"....but we never gave each other any problems-LOL!
Sorry to hear your precious Goldie Girl is slowing down . She looks like such a sweetie.

Indrani said...

Wow! Terrific capture of the swallow silhouettes.
Great series.

Ela said...

Your photos are so amazing as always. Goldie Girl is beautiful :)
Eileen, have a nice weekend :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the swallows on a wire. Your Goldie Girl is a lovely lady. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

lina@a happy family said...

Goldie is still beautiful.
Cute bird shots!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Eileen

I love those birdies especially the swallows on the wire.
Your Goldie girl is beautiful - love golden retrievers.
Thank you for hosting Saturday critters.

Shane

Breathtaking said...

Hi Eileen! As I have eye strain I will join in with Saturday's Critters when I get my new glasses, in about two weeks time. It wouldt be fair to share my photos, and then not visit others.
Can't do it! Lovely post Eileen!:)

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of birds, pictures 1 and 4 are really great.
Your dog is a lovely sweet golden retriever.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Susan (ABON) said...

Sweet photo of Poppa Bluebird with the worm. The American Goldfinch is one of my favorite birds. I'm looking forward to their return this fall, I've missed them! Have a wonderful Saturday, Eileen!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lines of birds on wires are fascinating how they act and interact.The little birds begin to look a bit tired towards the end of the season.....in need of an autumnal rest.....Goldie Girl may be feeling the same way!

Happy weekend,
Ruby

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Well done this bluebrd with a worm, ready to feed the chicks!
A picture as I like that tells a story!
And this sulphur colored golfinch is exquisite!
Keep well and enjoy your weekend :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I am so glad you posted the Goldfinch. I think Bob and I saw one like that in our yard yesterday. We were wondering what that incredibly yellow fellow was. Beautiful shots, Eileen.

Icy BC said...

Your bird shots are beautiful, and Goldie looks so relax and pretty too!

✿ chica said...

Que lindos!!Adorei! um beijo,ótimo fim de semana,chica

DeniseinVA said...

Goldie Girl is beautiful Eileen. She looks very comfortable. I also enjoyed your birds, especially Poppa Bluebird on his way to feeding his babies. I have been a big animal lover my whole life. My Dad also and I remember Nanny, his mother, being one also. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for hosting this very enjoyable meme.

lovehappynotes.com said...

Your photos are lovely, and your Goldie Girl such a beautiful girl.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

love, love LOVE the swallows on a wire....and goes without saying that Goldie Girl steals the show.

A Quiet Corner said...

I know what you feel seeing Goldie slow down but we have too!...:)JP

Deb said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. We have an old dog, too so I understand how you feel. Give her a hug for me. Deb

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning Eileen and sweet Goldie Girl. The birds are so pretty; especially the goldfinch. Thanks for hosting and I hope you enjoy the day.

Charlene N.K. said...

What great bird photos you have! I wish I could capture these kinds of birds too. Thanks for hosting and for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a fantastic weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess the bluebirds have had more than one family this year! Goldie does look like such a sweet doggie.

Lynne said...

I agree . . . haven't the little Goldfinches had brilliant color. They have been easy to find around here as the flit about!
Goldie Girl is such a beauty . . . difficult to see her slowing down . . . Snickers is too . . .

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Great shots, Eileen! I do enjoy your birds.
I think growing old gracefully is something we all must learn eventually.

Sandra said...

love the expression on the gold finch.. looks like he is giving you the eye... your goldie girl reminds me of our Baby Girl.. she is 13 and really changing daily...she wakes up to eat and go outside or to move to another place... we think she gets about 22 hours sleep a day

Carole M. said...

I'm loving the bluebird today...

TexWisGirl said...

sweet goldie girl! awww... love your birds, too.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Oh the bird + worm / what a capture! Loved them all but that's special.

Goldie is such a sweet beauty.

Debbie said...

great timing on the first snap, birds are wonderful providers!!

goldie is forever beautiful, perhaps a little more tired because of the warm weather. i'll bet she is a good snuggler!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Rather than just visiting, I finally have something to share for your party for a change.
I wish Topaz would slow down like Goldie, he's 11 now and still full of vim and vinegar.
That's a great capture of the bluebird with the worm Eileen.

Andrea Priebe said...

I love your Bluebirds ... we don't get them here because we live on a lake and they like wide open spaces. We do have barn swallows though ... they build their nests under the boat lift covers. They are great to have around because they keep the buggy populatin down. Goldie looks old and a little tired. They do slow down, but like you said ... they are still a joy. Beautiful pictures, Eileen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Lovely picture of the bluebird with the worm!I like the swallow shots too!!I had a dog and i know how it is,i hope Goldie Girl will feel better soon!Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Phil Slade said...

That is one huge worm Eileen. Looks like your babies are ready to say hello.

Say Hi to Goldie Girl for me and thanks for the picture party again.

Ileana said...

Wonderful pictures! Cute dog. Is she old? Maya has a friend like your dog!:)

Linda W. said...

Cool capture of the bird with a worm in his mouth!

Adrienne said...

Papa bluebird sure is good about taking care of his brood! These are lovely shots - Enjoy your weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I like the goldfinch's black head markings

Pat said...

I love seeing your beautiful Goldie Girl!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots Eileen as always ~ love the bird with the worm and the doggie, of course ~ happy weekend ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

September Violets said...

I'm happy to see my goldfinches have returned to my feeder now too. I lost them when we went camping, and I guess they found a good food source elsewhere in the meantime. Love the shot of the swallows on the wire! And how I wish I had bluebirds here in my own yard. Thanks for sharing your feathered friends Eileen ... I'm heading outdoors now to clean the bird bath cuz it's going to be a hot one! Enjoy :) Wendy x

Magia da Inês said...

.°º。✿⊱
Fotos muito lindas, amei as andorinhas e a Goldie.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
.°º。✿✿◠

Montanagirl said...

Nice birds you shared - and Goldie looks pretty relaxed!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shot Eileen of the blue bird with the worm!!! Also your golden finch. I don't get many around here even though I keep thistle out for them!! Every time I see one, I do the happy dance!

Snap said...

First and foremost, I love Goldie! You have such a nice group of feathered friends who visit you. Lucky you! Happy Critter Day and thanks for hosting.

Happyone said...

I like all the birds but I think my favorite is the blue bird. Hope he enjoyed his meal. : )

Hannah said...

Great bird captures, I never seem to get close enough. The Goldfinch is so adorable, and I would love to have bluebirds nesting in my yard. The swallows are great, they must keep the mosquitoes down. We could use more. Do you have Purple Martins in your area?

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh dear, I absolutely love your sweet Goldie Girl! She is enjoying life. I always think animals accept the aging process more easily than we humans do. Try not to be sad. She isn't, and every minute with her is precious. (Hope you don't mind my thoughts, gathered when I began to mourn my last dog's life while he was still busy getting his own kind of good out of every day.) Just love your birds as well, Eileen. This is such a rich blog.

Our photos said...

Nice ! I like the swalows !

The happy wanderer. said...

It looks like a lovely walk, and that male Goldfinch really does stand out.

Christian Weiß said...

Stunning birds, love the swallow photo.

Marie said...

Nice-looking yard birds, and cute Goldie! I especially love the line of swallows!

Stephanie said...

Eileen, beautiful assortment of bird shots and love your dog! I look forward to linking every Saturday with your blog.

Beth said...

Great photos, Eileen. I loved seeing the goldfinch and bluebird, as well as sweet Goldie Girl.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! LOVE the photo of your beautiful Goldie Girl, what a treasure she is!

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing and linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

Irene said...

Great bird shots ... but the cutest is your Goldie Girl :)

Irene

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i enjoy the worm in mouth shot. great capture. ( :

what age is Goldie Girl?

Gerald (SK14) said...

the worm capture is wonderful

Gail Dixon said...

Awww, Goldie girl is so pretty. Sorry to hear she is slowing down. We have 3 senior dogs and seeing the same thing. Hope you have a great Sunday. Thank you for hosting the critter meme!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice prize, Daddy Bluebird!

(And great shots, eileen!)
~

Al said...

Nice photos. I know what you mean about Goldie slowing down, our little Socks is starting to slow down too.

Alexa T said...

And I think, too, that it is a truth in believing that since childhood we can develop the most part of our ability to love, to like, to enjoy, to be sensitive, to care and so on ... all the positive aspects related to humane nature... So emotional reading of words...

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it´s a nice bite for the babies. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Roan said...

The birds are really nice, but that Goldie Girl warms my heart. I posted yesterday, but couldn't get it to link up. I've been having computer/blogger issues.

Maria said...

Great variety, and GoldieGirl looks awesome!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Thanks so much for stopping by TravelnWrite today. I am a newbie to the Mosaic Monday family. Nice to feel welcome. And what a fun post. Love the bird shots at the 'sweetest place on earth'. See you again soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Goldie Girl looks happy and contented ... and I empathize with slowing down as you age!

The swallows on the wire are wonderful --- what a neat capture. And as always you find wonders on every walk.

Thank you so much for hosting. I'm really late visiting and thanking you. Our wifi is so iffy as we travel; I was happy to get the post up and linked!

Liz said...

What a sweet series. Lovely birds and Goldie is cute!

Helma said...

Really nice these colored birds. And what's funny to one by one to see lol ....... all those swallows

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