Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday's Critters #340

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Happy Father's day to all the Dads!




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!

I am sharing some of my yard birds, these are seen daily at my feeders and in the yard. I have been enjoying the bird sounds in my yard too. I have Gray Catbird and a House Wren that seem to have a competition going on who can be the loudest. 


Two female Downy Woodpeckers are hanging out on the pergola, waiting for a chance at the suet feeder.


 This looks like a young Blue Jay. I have seen the Blue Jays and the Mourning Doves spread out like this before. I assume they are drying or sunning their wings. 


I see a few female Cardinals on my deck, usually more often early in the morning and later in the evening they appear. 




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


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

127 comments:

  1. I have a robin at the top of my cedar tree that by now should have laryngitis! He is up there ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! LOL

    The blue jay photo is a riot.

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    1. Thanks Dee! It is amazing how loud these birds can sing. Enjoy your day!

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  2. I'm just amazed how many different coloured birds you have there.

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    1. Hello Amy,
      It is amazing how many birds are in the world, I am only seeing a few! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. These are great scenes at the feeding place.
    I wish you a nice weekend
    Grettings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  4. I love how the birds sometimes seem to be waiting in line for their turn at the feeders. Neat
    MB

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    1. Hello MB,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  5. Super photos of your visitors.

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  6. Yes the Blue Jay is sunning itself. All lovely images Eileen. Thanks for hosting a, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Take care! Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. Hi Eileen. It is always a pleasure to see your woodpeckers. I´m glad you still have them. Ours seem to have been fewer lately. Also loved to see the image of the blue jay. Such a sweetie. :)

    Take care, stay safe! Wishing you a great week.

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    1. Hello,
      Since we live next to the forest and attracts more woodpeckers I will always see them.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. The spread-out wings are very interesting. I associate that drying behavior with anhingas!

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

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    1. Thanks Mae! I have seen many Anhingas spreading their wings. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  9. Hari OM
    I love when birds sunbathe!!! Hope your weekend is proving delightful. YAM xx

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    1. Hello YAM,
      The birds do look cute sunbathing. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  10. Hello Eileen. There are great birds in your yard. Fantastic photos. Photo of young Blue Jay is awesome. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      I am lucky with all my yard birds.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  11. You certainly have a variety of pretty birds visiting you. Great photos, Eileen.
    Have a nice day and a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Bill! I do enjoy seeing my pretty yard birds.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  12. I especially like the plumage displayed by the Blue Jay.

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    1. Thanks Ken! The Blue Jays are beautiful!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  13. ...I love the jay and cardinal!!! Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Hello Tom,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  14. Great pictures, hard to pick a favorite! But I've not seen our woodpeckers in several days, and the suet I have out is untouched. I guess they found better eats somewhere else.

    I hope all is well, and you have a good weekend!!

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    1. Hello Kim
      My suet doesn't last long, the squirrels will eat it all in a day.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  15. Hello,

    Beautiful photos! The Blue Jay are always my favorite bird. The blue color are so lovely.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  16. Hello Eileen!
    It is always a pleasure to see your beautiful yard birds!
    Excellent shots and wonderful pictures!
    Have a happy day and a lovely weekend! Stay safe!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi,
      I do enjoy watching my yard birds.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  17. Those little Woodpeckers are such interesting little creatures. They will take seeds from one’s hand on the boardwalk here.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      My woodies are shy, I wish I could hand feed them.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  18. Happy father's days to Dads in the US. It is Arbor Day here in Australia - when we should plant a tree - unfortunately I have no space left in my yard for trees. Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Jill,
      Our Arbor Day was back in April. It is good to plant more trees.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  19. There are lots of young ones around right now. We've had some juvenile Jays, too. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Hello Brian,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  20. Our trees are so busy! Soon our phoebe's will fly!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  22. I think this might be my most favorite of all blue jay photos I've ever seen!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, that is nice I am glad you enjoyed my jay photo.
      Have a happy day!

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  23. What a cute Blue Jay and we love the Cardinals and Downys at our feeders too. They aren't quite as busy right now. They are finding food everywhere now. It's a beautiful weekend here! Have a good time!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I am sure the birds are not going hungry, they are finding food everywhere.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  24. Your garden is a great place where beautiful birds come to feed and to sunbathe. It is the best place for bird watching. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      I do have a good yard for bird watching.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  25. I could check my backyard right now, Eileen, and two out of those three species would probably be there. Downy Woodpecker visits too, but nowhere near as often as during fall and winter.

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    1. Hello David,
      It seems we see most of the same birds in our yards.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  26. i think those bluejays are drama queens!! mine do that when it's very hot....

    pretty pics today eileen, my cardinals have the same feeding patterns!!! have a wonderful weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      LOL, the Blue Jays do put on a show!
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  27. Your woodpeckers are great. I haven't seen mine for a bit. Maybe I'd better change my food!

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      Your woodies are finding good natural foods.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  28. I must agree with many comments above, that Blue Jay posing all splayed out is an awesome shot, Eileen. I hope you're well, Happy Father's Day (in Australia, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September. Father's Day is in June in a fair few countries, but is actually on about 17 different dates around the world. Apparently the main reason it is held in September in Australia is because we have a lot of other special days around April /May and holding it in September is better for sales!)

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    1. Hello Nick,
      It is interesting that Father's Day is on different days/months around the world.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  29. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks so much for joining in with the critter party!

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    1. Hello Linda,
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  31. Happy Father's Day to your hubby Eileen. We guys have to stick together you know. You have some very dependable species visit your yard because of your feeding regime. Birds do sun themselves sometimes. I have seen it too. I'm sure the Blue Jay is warming up in the morning sun. Thanks for the link today.

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    1. Hello, Phil
      The birds just looking funny sunbathing, I have seen them do the same in the dirt too.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  32. Wonderful photos of your feathered friends who visit your own backyard ~ Happy Summer Solstice ~ ^_^

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

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    1. Hello Carol,
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  33. Young blue jays can be very homely and at times hard to recognize as a blue jay.

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    1. Hello, Red
      The young birds feathers just seem fluffy or not groomed, lol.
      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    What beautiful photos of the woodpeckers, the young blue jay and the female cardinal.
    The young Blue Jay is my favorite.
    Would you like to add my link, I can't do that.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thanks Irma!
      The Jay photo was one of my favorites too.
      Have a great new week!

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  35. Your usual array of feathered friends, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  36. Nice bird photos! Love the woodpeckers!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lea!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  37. A fine capture of the young blue jay spreading his wings.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      The jay looks a little silly.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  39. Waiting in line, even the birds have to do it, they are not always patient tho are they? Really sweet Blue Jay shot! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks Sondra!
      Happy birding, enjoy your day!

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  40. Finally have some critters to share...so glad you knew what those Burmese Mountain dogs were, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks Barbara!
      One of our neighbors use to have 2 Bernese Mountains dogs, they are beautiful!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  41. I love watching birds sunbathing. It is like they are luxuriating in the warmth and feeling happy and contented because of it. I also love watching them taking a dust bath or splashing in the bird bath - perhaps I just love watching birds LOL :)

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    1. Hello,
      They do look happy and content, I love watching the birds too. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  42. Loving this post & fantastic images Eileen. Super.

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    1. I want to send along my thanks for your participation this week at IRBB.

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    2. Anni, thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  43. I just have a lot of sparrows right now but spotted a Mockingbird last week up on the deck!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  44. I had to take the bird feeder down because of a squirrel and then he brought a friend. Between the two of them they broke one of the feeder windows, stupid squirrels. I miss the woodpeckers and cardinals, they seemed to be the most frequent visitors along with the finches. Great photos, especially the one sunning its wings, love it. I wonder if I should get suet instead or will the squirrels go for that too?

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    1. Hello Jeanna
      Those darn squirrels have broken a few of my feeders too. They can empty one of my feeders in half a day.
      The squirrels eat everything including the suet. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  45. That blue jay image is amazing! I'm going to have to hop over to a site somewhere to hear a catbird call. I've never had one linger around here long enough to pick out its call. If they are as loud as the little wrens, I can imagine it's pretty loud around your yard. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hello,
      The catbird can make many different sounds, it is amazing to hear one after the other. Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  46. Love the way you captured the Blue Jay's wing.

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    1. Thanks Rose!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  47. I enjoyed seeing that fanned out wing of the Blue Jay. Great bird shots. Happy summer to you all and Happy Father's day to your hubby!

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    1. Thanks Ellen!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  48. The blue jay looks a bit fussy... :)
    Thanks for sharing the lovely birds.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello,
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  50. Hello Eileen, beautiful nature moments and I have a few of those woodpecker birds too! They are busy too. I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day celebration together enjoy every moment. Take care be safe.

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      It is always nice to see you visit and linkup!
      I hope your Sunday is great, have a happy new week!

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  51. The blue jay photo is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Linda!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  52. Beautiful post. Thanks for all pics.
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  53. So beautiful! The young blue jay is gorgeous!

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  54. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures of these wonderful birds.
    Shot 2 is very funny. A nice moment you have caught.
    And the bird on your third shot is very nice. It's so special to see tropical bird which I have never seen before. Thanks!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  55. What a treat, two peckers in your garden, beautiful Eileen.

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  56. Good Morning! It's raining pretty hard here this morning so it was so good to see you beautiful photos! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  57. Such Happy Little Birds - Thanx For The Peaceful Post

    Cheers

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  58. I love your bird photos! Unfortunately we don't have these Cardinals here in Poland. They are very photogenic!
    Greetings

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    1. Hello Ela,
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  59. Three beautiful photographs, the birds do look colourful.
    Hope your weekend has been good.
    Best wishes for the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  61. How lucky you are to have so many birds visiting your yard!!!! I never had the chance to see any woodpeckers in my area!
    All your photos are gorgeous!.
    I wish you a lovely summer, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Marie-Anne
      I am lucky to see the woodpeckers in my yard.
      Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  62. we have had some wild rain this week. it has been nuts. i mean i know we need it ... but i hope we are doing okay ... not flooding stage or get there??! getting work done .. like pressure washing and such. take care this week. ( ;

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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