Monday, March 30, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday everyone!

We are doing good here. I hope everyone is doing well, healthy and happy! Things are as normal as they can be in this situation. I have my yard birds to help entertain me..

The Great Blue Herons seem to be doing well, I am not sure how many nests we have in our neighborhood. Maybe 6-8 herons nest, more could be more hidden. 



The Hairy Woodpeckers enjoy the suet feeders. I also am seeing the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker and a Northern Flicker in my yard and at my feeders.


My winter birds are still here and I am seeing a few of my summer birds. I have a few Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrow, the Chipping Sparrow has returned and I am seeing the Pine Warbler often at my suet feeders.

I am still seeing Dark-eyed Juncos as of 3/25/20


Resident Carolina Chickadee..




Local Great Blue Herons on nest. 



Leucistic Song Sparrow was seen on my deck. 



On left the winter White-throated Sparrow and on the right the spring/summer Chipping Sparrow seen together on 3/22/20


I am happy with the variety of birds I can see from my deck and windows.  BTW, all these photos are from my windows except for the GB Herons which were seen from the local fire road. It is the opposite view of the heron's nest I see from our yard.

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.



 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting! I wish everyone a happy day and a great new week!

113 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    It's nice to see "your" birds. The Dark-eyed Junco are so beautiful.
    Stay safe and take care!

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    1. Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  2. You certainly do get a WIDE variety of birds where you are.

    I don't think I get quite that many different kinds, but I must say, I enjoy every bird that does come through my yard.

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    1. Hi Dee, thanks so much for the comment and visit. I do enjoy watching and feeding my yard birds.
      Stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  3. Complimenti per queste splendide fotografie.
    Sei proprio fortunata a poter godere di queste meraviglie dalla finestra di casa.

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  4. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the birds.
    The first photo of the heron is really beautiful.
    Be careful and stay healthy.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  5. Hari OM
    Another delight of feathers from you Eileen - being incarcerated as we are here, I have had no photo ops in quite a while and again for the foreseeable future. Our blogging network will be the uplift needed! YAM xx

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    1. Hello, Yam
      Seeing all the beautiful photos from blogs from around the world is uplifting. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  7. Lindas fotos e garças e que bom tens ninhos delas perto de casa! Ótima semana, EM CASA! bj, chica

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    1. Hello Chica,

      Thank you so much for the comment and always visiting my blog. Take care, stay well! Have a happy new week!

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  8. Hello Eileen - oh yes where would we be without the little (and large) birds of the world to entertain us! What a magnificent range you have - our balcony sunbirds are a delight, thanks for your visit!
    Have a great week!
    Wren x

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    1. Hello Wren, I would like to see the Sunbirds in person day. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  9. Our herons have reoccupied the heronry and there is lots of noise and activity. It's good to see them back for another year.

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    1. Hi David, I am glad your herons have returned. Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Nice to see all these visitores of your garden. Nice pictures.
    It's a strange time at this moment to live with these restrictions.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Hello Marco, these are strange times. All the restrictions and the empty store shelves. They are things we are not used to. Take care and have a great new week!

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  11. It's good to hear you're doing OK Eileen. Us birdwatchers have something that we care deeply about in these difficult times and it is important to remember that we will come out of this mess stronger and more determined. You are very fortunate to have so many species in your back yard and the Great Blue herons so visible from your house. Nice work. Stay safe.

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    1. Hi Phil, I am happy with all the birds I can see from my yard. We will survive! Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    you are in excellent company!
    I will pick the Dark-eyed Junco as my fav this time.
    All the best for the new week ahead!

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    1. Hello Luisella, thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  13. Like you, we still are having winter birds hanging around (and feeding), but also spring ones are coming in. Morning birdsong is LOUD! Love the blue herons.

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    1. Hi Vera, thanks for the comment. I hope your day is filled with bird songs. Have a happy day!

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  14. ...nature is the one thing that makes our world livable at the moment.

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    1. Hello Tom, thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  15. You do take the most wonderful photos!! The heron looks so regal as purveyor of his domain. Thank you and stay well, my friend. Have a g rains week!

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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    1. :) Thanks so much! Take care, have a happy day!

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  17. Lovely, lovely birds today Eileen. To have nests so close by ... onky for the prvileged few. That unique sparrow is quite a sighting!

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    1. Thanks Anni! I am happy to have these herons nesting so close. It is neat to watch them flying over my yard with pieces of branches in their beaks. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  18. Wonderful to see Great Blue Herons nesting...you'll get to see the whole nesting season, won't you? I'm doing well, and enjoy your comments over on my blog!

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    1. Hello Barbara!
      Yes, I will be watching for the little herons chicks to show up, maybe soon. I am glad you are well!
      Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  19. Hi Eileen,
    Here we will be well within the possible!
    It is wonderful to see all these birds in your yard!
    They help you spend your days better.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a nice week.
    Ailime

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    1. Hello Ailime, Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  20. Great shot of the Great Blue Heron in the first pic. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  21. What a joy to be able to see so many birds from your window. Stay safe :)

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  22. The Herons really are something to see! We need to pay more attention to where they may be nesting at one on the trail where we see them the most. I'm watching birds on our feeders this morning too. A little House Finch is there right now! Take care of yourself my friend and stay healthy!

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    1. Hello Diane, you should be seeing the chicks down there, I think they nest ahead of the birds here. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  23. Funny how chipping sparrows and their relatives don't visit feeders here.

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    1. Hello Red, I am lucky to see all the birds in my yard and feeders. Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  24. Hello, Hope you are doing well.
    Lovely birds. Thanks for the post.
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Rupam! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  25. the first photo of the heron is just so beautiful. my favorite Bird of Today is that dark eyed Junco. he is adorable and love his colors

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    1. Hello Sandra,
      Many people love the cute Jucno. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  26. That first heron shot is wonderful! And I love the one of the chickadee in flight...

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    1. Hello Rose,
      Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  27. I love sparrows but all I ever see are the Song Sparrows.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      I usually see a lot of Chipping Sparrows in the summer. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  28. Love the junco and the last photo with the little bird checking out the bigger bird's eating ~ Great feathered friends photos ~

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hi Carol,
      Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  29. Seeing so many herons is a treat, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  31. I especially love the Heron images Eileen. Hope you are keeping well, please keep safe

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  32. Eileen, glad all is well! You have such a wonderful nature show of birds right outside your windows! That heron photo is gorgeous. We have more squirrels than birds in our yard and they are also entertaining to watch as they scamper around looking for food everyday.

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    1. Hello Pat, the squirrels can be entertaining. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  33. The Herons are gorgeous. Beautiful photos, Eileen.
    Take care stay safe and well. Have a wonderful new week!

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    1. Hello Bill, thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  34. What a blessing to be able to see these birds from your windows. Glad things are going well for you these days! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Ellen, thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  35. Great Blue Herons are such interesting birds, and you cannot mistake them when they are calling. Good news, I finally got some critter pictures for Saturday. After all our walks in the forests and parks we saw two deer right here in the city next to our condo. They were far away, but at least I got a shot before the ran away. - Margy

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    1. Hello, Margy! Congrats on the deer sighting. We do not see them often here, they spook easily.
      Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  36. Beautiful photos, Eileen. I saw my first Cowbirds at my feeders this morning. Deadbeat parents, I think!

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      I agree, the cowbirds are deadbeat parents. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  37. You have the best bird photos. Stay safe and keep on taking and posting great photographs.

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    1. Hello Yogi, you are so kind. Thank you so much for the comment and visit! Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

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  38. You are fortunate to have such a range of birds to see from your window.

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  39. I think the herons are neat sitting up in trees like shags building nests, hope you are all good there, stay safe.

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    1. Hello Amy, thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  40. Not much happening down here, the whole country is in total lockdown apart from essential services. The heron's nest, what a feat to build that up there, and make it big enough for mum and babies later on.

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    1. Hello Nancy, it is much the same happening here with the lockdown. Stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  41. How nice that you have so many heron nests around you. I only see the one heron around here once in a while.
    Great photos.

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      Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  42. There is a lot of life right outside our back door and your post highlights that perfectly. It's nice to see the overlap of the winter and summer birds.

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    1. Hi Sondra, it is nice to see both winter and summer birds here. Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  43. Your photo's are always so beautiful, Eileen. I thank you for sharing with us. :)

    Stay well.
    xoxo

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    1. Hello Sallly,
      Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  44. Nice set of pictures - I think you have more birds in your backyard than I do - so its nice to see them.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hello Stewart!
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care! Have a great week ahead!

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    1. LOL Jenn, maybe not the cleanest windows! Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  46. so lucky you are to have so many birds visiting your yard. We only have a few varieties. Take care and enjoy the outdoors as much as you can. Spring must be on the way for you. Happy days.

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      Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  47. Eileen the herons are truly spectacular. It still blows my mind that they live in your neighborhood. I keep hoping for more spring birds at our feeders, but they are slow in coming. Maybe it's because it snowed again today! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Thankfully no snow here. Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  48. Wow - what fabulous bird shots!

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    1. Hello and thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  49. You always share wonderful bird photos. I enjoyed a lot. Take care, stay well!

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      Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  50. what a great variety of birds! Your photos are beautiful, specially the first shot of the heron

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      Thank you, stay well! Have a great week ahead!

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  51. I am happy to see your woodpecker photo...pretty.

    # Stay safe and healthy

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  52. Pleased you are continuing to be doing ok …
    Lovely selection of photographs here, lovely to see.

    My good wishes for the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  53. Here comes my favorite herons perching on trees! I'm always so amazed by them Eileen! I really hope I can see them someday in person. But those cute little sparrows, we have a lot of those here in the Philippines :) We call them "Maya" birds. Stay Safe Eileen and thanks for always keeping us close to nature and its flying citizens!

    Stevenson

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  54. Hi, Eileen. Birds were chirping outside the window while I was looking at your photos. It got me wondering what kind of birds were out there. Hidden herons in the neighborhood would make for a cute story, don't you think? :-) Take care and enjoy!

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  55. you are still blogging ... hope u r well with all that is going on. take care and as always i really enjoy your views. byeee. ( ;

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  56. Your heron takes my breath away. I haven't seen Harry yet this year. Soon, I hope!

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  57. Hi Eileen! There is a lot of nest building going on right now - And what a rare and wonderful treat for you to have the herings around! We'll have to settle for the Eastern Phoebe's who have built a nest above our garage door, and I'm thrilled!! :-)

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  58. Very nice pictures Eileen.. Take care...

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  59. the pictures of the herons today are really special eileen, fantastic to say the least!! i have seen very few this winter and i suppose the egrets will be back soon!!! i never saw any junco's this winter, not even one and i missed them so much!!

    i am seeing a lot of woodpeckers but i have not seen any flickers. another one i love, and see occasionally, but not in 2020!!! my birds are keeping me entertained, but it's been so cloudy and rainy here for pictures. the sun is suppose to come out today!! stay safe and well eileen, we are so lucky to have this hobby that we can enjoy from home!!!

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  60. Lovely capture of birds and glad you enjoy bird watching from your deck and walk into woods. Loved the blue heron mosic!
    Life is same as everywhere and we're officially lockdown till April 14 and there's lot chance of extending as the number of covid cases continue to rise.
    Take care

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  61. Not much going on in my world. We stay home and read and garden and even talk to each other---oh my!
    Stay safe
    MB

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  62. Great post, loved all the birds. Enjoy the rest of your week and in good health for many to come :)

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  63. Está praticamente, em plena natureza, e sem sair de casa, Eileen! Que maravilha!
    Adorei todas as fotos, mas fiquei com um especial fascínio pelas fotos da garça real! Uma ave lindíssima! Distinta e elegante! Aqui pousam algumas garças brancas, em determinadas alturas do ano... no mês passado vi algumas... agora creio que só se deixarão ver de novo, lá para Outubro, por estes lados!...
    Beijinhos! Votos de um excelente domingo para todos... tão bom, quanto as actuais circunstâncias o permitam!
    Tudo de bom, por aí!
    Ana

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

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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