Monday, April 6, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday everyone,

I hope everyone is taking care, staying healthy and avoiding the Covid-19 virus.   We are trying to stay positive and remain calm, I really wish for things to be back to normal.  

These are images from around my yard,  from the last week of March. I am glad I have the bird feeders along the deck right outside the window. I hope you are not tired of seeing my birds and photos.  

My first Brown Thrasher of the season, seen on March 30th.  


 A Red-bellied Woodpecker seen at the suet feeder.. 


 Below the Brown Thrasher and the Red-bellied Woodpecker are taking turns at the suet feeder.


 We just have the daffodils and forsythia blooming right now, we are seeing daylilies and iris growing well.  A Cardinal sits in one of our pine trees and across the driveway I can watch a Great Blue Heron on the tree top.




A feral cat likes to drink out of our pond.  Usually it runs away as soon as he sees me but this day he watched me as I was watching him..  






I can watch the Great Blue Herons fly and land in the trees, near their nest. 



Happy Passover April 8 to all those who celebrate!! Wishing you and your families Peace, Good Health and Happiness!


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, have a happy day and a great new week!

111 comments:

  1. Great set of pictures - wish I had a set of garden birds like these!

    Hope you are well - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Hi Eileen - I love seeing your bird photos - and you had a blue heron photo today, I love herons. I look forward to your post every week. Our little city (was a town until about a year or so ago) has seemed pretty quiet, no kids out playing, walkers crossing the street to keep away from other walkers, many many closed businesses, grocery stores have plexiglass 'walls' to keep the cashier's away from customers, there are lines and arrows on the floor to show the shoppers where to walk, limits on how many of an item can be purchased, in some store there is a limit on the number of people allowed into the store at any time. My favourite grocery store is small, handwashing is a must before entering, only one family member allowed inside, there is a limit to the number of customers in the store, the staff wipe down every cart and after a cart is used it is wiped down again, surfaces are cleaned all the day long, staff clean their hands after each customer.... and the staff are careful too, keeping 6 feet away from any person, while doing their jobs of putting stock on shelves, shopping for a customer who will pick it up or have delivered to there home. I could go on. A new way of doing things we once did without planning or worrying.
    Keep well.
    Hugs.
    Joy

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    1. Hello Joy, it sounds like your favorite grocery store is taking all the precautions for the safety of their customers and workers. I think more stores will be limiting the number of customers, so everyone can keep their safe distances. We were told to wear a mask when going out now. Take care & stay safe! Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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  3. Hello Eileen. Wonderful photos of great birds. You have beautiful yard. Have a nice week ahead. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Anu! Stay well and safe! Have a happy day!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the nice critters.
    Happy Passover to you too!
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos a collages.
    The Brown Thrasher is a beautiful bird, you do not see this in the Netherlands, the Red-bellied Woodpecker is also beautiful and does not occur here.
    Take care of yourself and stay healthy, I also hope that this corona time will be over soon.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! I am lucky with the birds I see in my yard. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  6. Hari OM
    What an array of beauty, Eileen. With such as this to view, all the rest of the world is put into perspective, is it not?! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! There is so much beauty around the world. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  7. How glad I am that spring has come to you too. We must enjoy this beautiful season and forget the bad things that are all over the world today. People suddenly realize that happiness is in the little things!
    As always, your photos are beautiful! Wishing you a very nice week!

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    1. Thank you Ella! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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    1. It is a pretty cat, I just wish it was not in my yard. Thanks Monica! Take care and have a great week!

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  9. It's nice thr birds are still visiting we are coming into winter so not many birds here.
    Merle.........

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  10. At least the birds can keep you amused.

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    1. Thank you Diane! Take care, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  12. Hello, Hope you are doing well.
    Beautiful birds pics. Cute cat :)
    Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  13. Hello,

    You have so many beautiful birds in your yard. Very nice photos of them. Take care and stay safe!
    Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I do love my yard birds! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  14. Eileen, I can't believe that nobody owns that beautiful fluffy cat! Thanks to your pond he has his own drinking station. Oh and hello to my favorite herons!

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    1. Thank you! It is a wild cat, being fed by a neighbor. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  15. Your bird photos are lovely. The blue heron always intrigue me. We have some that visit the neighborhood pond here; I enjoy watching them. Have a good day.

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    1. Thank you Heather! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  16. Lindas e passam alegria essa fotos sempre aqui! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  17. It was great to see the Brown Thrasher, soon to be putting in an appearance here, I have no doubt. I hope you can get rid of that feral cat, which has the potential to decimate your birds. Stay well, Eileen.

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    1. That is true David, I worry about the birds with this cat hanging around. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  18. ...at the moment the squirrels have taken over the suet feeder!

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    1. I see the squirrels here too, sometimes they give the birds a chance. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  19. Love your pictures. The herons are just so majestic, aren't they? Great shot of the Brown Thrasher!!

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    1. Thank you Vera! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  20. From Around Your Yard?? Incredible!! So Much Life!! Its A True Reflection Of You!

    Well Done Human,
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  21. Beautiful bird photos Eileen.
    That cat doesn't look too scared of you. Hope he has an owner somewhere and is just visiting.

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    1. Thank you Sami! If I opened the door, the cat would run. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  22. I’m never tired of seeing your birds and photos. A red-bellied woodpecker is today’s favorite of mine. Birds look happy to be entertained by you, and you must be so by them. Stay safe and well.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  24. Good morning Eileen...these are great shots of some fun birds and even the cat! Yep, staying inside in this wonderful weather (sunny, getting into 70s) is really hard for me. May get some exercise today walking in a mask.

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    1. Hello Barbara, I do enjoy being outside in the sunshine, perfect day for walking. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  25. The cat is so beautiful. It is a shame that it is feral.

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    1. Dee, it is a pretty cat, I think the neighbors are somewhat taking care of it. But, it roams all around.
      Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  26. Love the brown thrasher shots...I seldom see one. Never one here but see them out at the strip pits every now and then.

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    1. Thank you Rose! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  27. You are finding lots of good stuff to photograph even if you're stuck at home.

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    1. Thank you Red! I am lucky to see all the birds right in my yard. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  28. love the kitty watching you. we are having a lot of the red belly woodpeckers right now. have seen several and heard them all day and sometimes at night. tiny bird with aloud sound when pecking.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I love all the woodies, I never hear them at night. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  29. That Brown Thrasher is a beauty! We see one sometimes down low under a bush...but none lately. I'm glad we have feeders and the birds are still around to watch. Take care and stay well! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane, The Brown Thrasher is a beauty. He is outside right now, checking out my suet feeder. Thank you! Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  30. You must have a great zoom lens, my kitties chase the birds off when I'm trying to get "good" pictures. LOL love the one of the kitty and the cardinal. Beautiful
    Stay safe
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  31. What a wonderful Nature Preserve you have right outside your window. The Woodpecker is such a fascinating bird to watch.. The Cardinal is one of my favorite birds,

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    1. Hi Anne, I do have some great yard birds. Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  32. May you and your family also be blessed with peace, good health, and happiness :) xx

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  33. A lot of beautiful visitors you have. Great photos, Eileen.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  34. i don't see the brown thrasher here in my yard, it has such cool eyes!! my dayliles are looking about the same, very healthy!! nice capture of the cardinal and the herons also!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, the Thrasher does have beautiful eyes. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  35. I always love seeing your bird pics, Eileen!

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  36. wonderful wildlife surround your backyard....love woodpeckers

    # Stay safe, healthy and virus free

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    1. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  37. I always enjoy your photos! What treasures visit your yard!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  38. We are in our 2nd week of self isolation here, stay safe.

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    1. Hi Amy, hang in there! Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  39. I will never get tired of seeing your backyard birds. So wonderful. Glad to hear you are doing well. I'm looking forward to this being over, too.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  40. Must be really great to be able to see the herons so often.
    Great photos of all your backyard birds.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Yes, I am happy to see the herons every day! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  41. let me tell you my Dad let me borrow his binoculars and ever since i have them ... my eagle has gone away? breaks my heart and i wonder where they went .. for a while i was seeing 3 ... 2 were young ... or what i am guessing were young. i am not a real birder ... so i am just guessing ... but they were so fun. i would always hear them first and then see them. our trees (leaves) are growing in and i am wondering if we will be able to see them after all those leaves are in the way??! take care. hope all is well. ( ;

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    1. Hello Beth, I am sorry to hear about your Eagles missing. I hope they come back and try again. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  42. Never tire of seeing great birds how lucky we are to have these guys in our yards...I need to get birdseed cause I sure don't want to run out. Get this our Governor who said no gatherings of 3 or more but wont close churches and gun shops so he won't tromp on constitutional rights but the very first one, "right to congregate" is a violation of the right for peaceful protest, what he really means is he doesn't want to anger his main $$$ supporters!

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    1. Hello, Sondra
      Thanks for the comment and visit. I guess anyone going to church or gatherings is taking a chance, it is their decision. I feel sorry for the healthcare workers that have to deal with people that do not seem to care. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  43. that cat is so beautiful -- I hope he's well behaved!

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    1. Hi Jeanie, I have not been close to this cat, it spooks easily. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  44. So great to have backyard entertainment! The thrasher is an interesting looking bird! We saw them in Arizona years ago and never since.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  45. Eileen - I will never tire of your birds, especially the herons! I checked my Audubon app and we don't get the brown thrasher or the red-bellied woodpecker here. Sigh. I did see a pileated today, one of my favorites! Thanks for supporting Mosaic Monday, my friend. Happy Easter to you!

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    1. Thanks Angie. Birding in my yard is one of my favorite activities lately. Happy Easter to you and yours!
      Thank you for the visit! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  46. I spy a kitty. First time here in blog? Stay safe.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    1. Hello, no I think I shared some feral kitties before. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  47. Lovely photos - you can never get bored watching nature! Keep safe.

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    1. Hello, no I could never be bored with nature. Thank you! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  49. Gorgeous photos ~ love the thrasher and the feral cat ~


    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    PS ~ Zoe 'on the mend' gratefully ^_^

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  50. You don't suppose the feral cat sticks around for more than a drink of water...with all your feeders? Needless to say, it has to survive too. Great series. Of course, that goes without saying.

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    1. Hi Anni, the neighbor down the road have been putting food out for this cat and they took it and had it fixed too. They also have bird feeder hanging in their yard. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  51. It's great to see all the bird activity in your yard. Nature is good for keeping the spirits up.

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  52. Beautiful pictures of great birds. You have a beautiful garden. Be careful!

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      Take care and enjoy your day!

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  53. Knowing that the birds, wildlife, and feral cats still come out as normal gives me comfort. Thanks for sharing the wonder in your world, Eileen. Take care. :-)

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      Nature is comforting.
      Take care and enjoy your day!

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  54. Great photos!
    My favorites are the Brown Thrasher and Red-belled Woodpecker together.

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  55. I will never get tired of your bird photos Eileen, any of your photos to be more precise :) Thank you for always sharing, always very enjoyable. Stay happy and healthy :)

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  56. Always love seeing you birds. Thank you.
    Be safe--stay safe
    MB

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  57. what a great selection of birds! Hope the beautiful cat doesn't bother the birds!

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  58. Hello Eileen,
    Great to see that Red-haired thrush :-)))) I only know this by name and from photos from the internet. Wonderful to see it for yourself. Your woodpecker is also a beautiful woodpecker and also the beautiful red cardinal among the flowers. Wonderful photos that I enjoyed again.
    Greetings, Helma

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