Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday's Critters #335

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures 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!


The Eastern Bluebird just stops by looks in one of the houses and leaves again.  The Chickadee is still using this birdhouse. 

These images were all taken from my dining room window, the feeders are all hanging from our deck.  


 The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have been around for a few days, The last day I saw these male Grosbeaks was on May 3rd. I am still seeing a couple of females at my feeders as of May 11th.


 Below is the pretty colorful male Rose-breasted Grosbeak  with a female lower in the suet feeder.



 The Gray Catbird is an occasional visitor to the feeder and my yard.



 Below is the Gray Catbird with the Pine Warbler.  They do not mind sharing the suet. 


I was surprised to see and hear this Black-throated Blue Warbler tapping on our den window.  I hope it does not make a habit of throwing himself against the window, the Cardinal gave up on his window reflection.   Not the best photo, it was taken out the window and there are too many rhododendron branches. 



Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.




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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the host Anni.

115 comments:

  1. It is wonderful to be able to watch the pretty birds from your dining room window and take snapshots of them. Thank you for hosting. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      I do see some pretty yard birds. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  2. We have been seeing most of those birds here too, as well as many migratory birds that are just here briefly. It's an exciting time of year.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Mae,
      It is a great time of the year to see the birds. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  3. Well trained birds (not really) but you do take the best closeups Eileen.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment, Joy! Enjoy your day and happy weekend!

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  4. it is great when you can sit in comfort in your home and watch the birds feeding on your deck Eileen. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      The birds do keep me entertained. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  5. It's always worth looking out the window at you! This rose-breasted grosbeaks is an adorable bird the colors look so great but so do the other birds.
    Hopefully he will soon know better to walk in the bushes than to want to go in the window.
    It's always nice to watch the birds!
    I wish you a nice weekend!
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      I think that bird has moved into the forest, where he belongs! Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen. Fantastic birds and photos. Gray catbird is beautiful. Have a great weekend. Stay safe.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      The Catbird is a pretty and fun bird to have in my yard. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    It is a pleasure to be outside this time of year! All birds are so active and so sweet!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Yes, the birds are very active now. They come and go all day long. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  8. Beautiful birds pics.
    Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the birds that come into your garden.
    None of the species can be seen here in the Netherlands.
    Would you like to post my link I still can't.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      I am always happy to link up the post for you, any time! Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  10. so beautiful image of the Bluebird and Catbird. Love to see them. And the Black-throated Blue Warbler, such a fighter. But not good behavior. I have seen it once. Think it was in Costa Rica. A bird was VERY angry on it´s reflection in a side mirror of a car. Take care Eileen, stay safe.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      I would like to go back to Costa Rica, there are so many birds there. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  11. The Gray Catbird is a new discovery for me.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy and safe weekend to you!

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    1. Hello and thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    You show so many beautiful birds. The Gray Catbird was very pretty.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      The Catbird is pretty! Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  13. So great that the grosbeaks stayed around so long. We have many catbirds all winter but nearly all of them disappeared at once about two weeks ago. We usually see Pine Warblers during the winter, but I only saw one this year-- partly because the best spot for them was a park which has been closed. Stay safe!

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    1. Hello Ken,
      Yes, I was thrilled to see the Grosbeaks for almost 2 weeks. I do love all my yard birds. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  14. The window shots are great. It's nice to see the birds stopping by for a bite to eat at the feeders. Have a wonderful day and weekend, Eileen and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Bill,
      Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Hello William,
      Thank you for the comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  16. ...Eileen, you certainly have a nice view from your window, thanks for hosting and sharing!

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    1. Hello Tom,
      I am lucky, I have great yard birds. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  17. Backyards do have a way of bringing joy don't they? Right now a make Baltimore Oriole is feeding on one of the oranges set out for him. Now that's not a bad way to start the day - for him, or for me.

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    1. Hello David,
      Yes, my yard birds bring me so much joy! My simple pleasure for sure! Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  18. Muito lindos os passarinhos que alegram nossos dias! bjs, chica e ótimo fim de semana!

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    1. Hello Chica,
      Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  19. We had three Grosbeaks around for about a week. That's better than last year when we only saw one for a day. Nice that you get to see catbirds and warblers!

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    1. Hello Brian
      It is nice to see the Grosbeaks stay longer this time. Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  20. You have such a variety!!!
    I haven't seen catbirds in two years. It's nice to see yours!
    Have a great one. Thanks for hosting! Stay safe.

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    1. Hello Jenn,
      We have lots of Catbirds here! Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  21. Hi Eileen, you have so much beautiful birds. Beautiful colors. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      Thank you for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  22. I imagine the beautiful dining room you can see the beautiful birds in a large yard ..., very impressive.

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  23. We just went through a week of having a robin battering our windows. I'm going to write about it soon. This is the second time for us and it is disturbing. All your birds are familiar to this area as well. Amazing how far this little beauties spread.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn,
      Those silly birds should know better than to keep banging against the windows. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  24. Such incredible birds right outside the door. Heaven!

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    1. Hello Marie,
      Yes, I am lucky with all the birds I see in our yard. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  25. That Warbler is gorgeous and I love the Grosbeak! Such fun to watch our feeders in Spring time! Take care and have a nice weekend! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Diane! They are some of my favorite birds! Happy Birding! Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  26. We’ve never had a bluebird in the garden, maybe this will be the year. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      The Bluebirds come and go in my yard, I wish they would use my birdhouses. I hope you see them there.
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  27. Another batch of lovely bird photos, Eileen! Hope you are well and staying safe.

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    1. Hello Nick!
      We are well. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you again, Nick! I hope your day is great!

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  29. AWESOME images today, the one of the bluebird has to go in a frame!!!!!!!!! i don't see most of these birds at my feeders, our birds are usually so similar!!!! i do however see the catbirds and they have taken over my yard and feeders!! i can't believe how many i am seeing!! i am waiting for goldfinches, they have left "to change their clothes" and have not returned!!

    such a great post today, beautiful images and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I love watching the birds at my feeders. I always look for a new bird to show up, you never know. I appreciate the visit and comment. It's beautiful out today! Have a great day!

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  30. I love your bird photo's. They are so fun to watch. I saw my first red bird yesterday, and it made me so happy. :)

    Have a good weekend, Eileen!
    xoxo

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    1. Hello Sally,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  31. Love the bluebirds; they are so sweet. Your bird feeders bring in a wide variety of birds. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello Heather, the Bluebirds are sweet! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  32. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  33. The male Grosbeaks are simply gorgeous. 5he bright colours are amazing. Your summer visitors are like ours,the males arrive earlier so as to set up territory for the later arriving females. The Grey Catbird is super smart too. Have a lovely weekend Eileen. Thanks for the linkup too.

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    1. Hello Phil, the Grosbeaks are colorful, one of my many favorite birds. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  34. That is such an awesome shot of the bluebird...don't you just love standing and seeing all the birds from your window?

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    1. Yes, I really do enjoy watching my birds! Thanks so much for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  35. Different colors, all so beautiful! Love these critters greeting me a Happy Weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  36. How wonderful to be able to look out your window and watch all those lovely birds :)
    Enjoy your week, Eileen. Mxx

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    1. Hello M,
      Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  37. Gorgeous macro shots of our lovely feathered friends ~ ^_^

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

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    1. Thank You Carol,
      Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  38. I especially like that sweet pic of the Bluebird, Eileen! Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  39. Hi Eileen I love the Eastern Bluebird and as always the Grey Catbird is my favorite. Thanks for hosting this meme. I linked up. Have a great weekend. Be safe Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  40. A lot of beautiful birds! I also enjoy to watch them in my garden. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  41. That beautiful black throated warbler is one I was searching for a couple weeks ago here in Texas...I see he arrived safely in your area! Thanks for hosting Eileen.

    ~Anni, at I'd Rather B Birdin

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    1. Ps...thanks for visiting with me at Hootin' Anni's too!

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  42. I think the bluebird is the most beautiful. Thanks for giving us a place to share and meet each others. - Margy

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    1. Hello Margy,
      Thank you, the Bluebird is beautiful!
      Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  43. I love watching the birds from the window. You have a very nice variety! I
    m not familiar with the black-throated warbler. Nice to see.

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    1. Hello Betty,
      Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  44. The Grosbeaks are in such good plumage at the moment, and your Catbird is very similar to our Blackcap.

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    1. Adam, thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  45. You definitely have a wonderful variety in your backyard, Eileen. I am impressed with the first photo and the clever bird perched on a single wee screw on a wall. :)

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    1. Hello,
      The screw sticks out just for the birds to use as a perch!
      Thank you for the comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  46. Very nice. I love the bluebird !

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    1. Hello,
      I love the Bluebird too. Thank you for the comment.
      Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  47. Excellent shot of the bluebird!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  48. Gorgeous birds! I love the little catbird.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  49. Hello to all of your sweet birds. Right now we are enjoying the nascar like flights of our swallows. They really are birds that seem to enjoy flying fast and furious! No luck with my photograph skills to capture them in flight. Hope you have a good weekend!

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    1. Hello,Ellen
      Thank you! It is neat watching the swallows, they are fast moving birds. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  50. Wow, I'd love to see a Black-throated Blue Warbler. Thanks for hosting and stay safe.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      I hope you see the Warbler, they can be around Shenandoah. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  51. How lovely to see so many different birds from your window. You must make your garden a very safe place to visit.

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    1. Hello Liz,
      Yes thank you, I am lucky seeing so many birds in my yard. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  52. Lovely birds and shots... Happy Sunday and week ahead

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    1. Hello Ana,
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead!

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  53. As always, I thank you for taking time out in your day to show off your birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.

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  54. Great birds in todays post! I've never seen a catbird come to my suet...that is awesome. I hope that BTBW did not crash the window again this time of year birds get a little bit crazy! I have not had the hummers like normal how about you? I used to see like 4 or 5 hummers fighting on the feeder, this yr I've seen one male and one female.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! The Catbirds come and go to the feeder, I do not see them every day. I usually only see a pair of hummer at my feeders, maybe more when the young are a little older. Happy birding, enjoy your day!

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  55. Great ornithology Eileen, love it.

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  56. Beautiful birds .. I’ve only seen the Rose breasted grosbeaks a couple of times .. it would be amazing g to have them as backyard birds!

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    1. Hi Sallie, The grosbeaks are beautiful! Thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  57. Oh dear Eileen you are so lucky to have such beautiful birds around you all the time :)))
    how fortunate to be able to see them from your room window :)
    i loved each shot ,these are stunning creatures and your way of photography makes them more special
    more joy and peace to you and your's my friend!

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    1. Thank you Baili! I wish you joy and peace too.
      Have a great new week!

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  58. Lovely to see these birds.

    All the best Jan

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