Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saturday's Critters #342

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Happy 4th of July,  Independence Day 2020!! 



These are some birds seen during our fire road walks, in the forest next to our home.   The Ovenbird is a breeder in this forest and can be heard often, they have a loud call. 



Below you can see the black bordered orange crown on the Ovenbird's head.  



 We walked by the old Great Blue Heron's nest and we saw 5 Turkey Vultures hanging out.  Below are 2 vultures standing on a branch with their wings wide open. 


 Out by our mailbox I saw a small flock of Cedar Waxwings. 






The 3 Grand-dogs: Nibbles bottom right, Winnie the Corgi in the middle and at the top is Chewy.




Winnie has her favorite spot on the shelf under the coffee table. 



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

124 comments:

  1. Wishing you Happy Independence Day! Wonderful sightings of birds from your walks. Cute grand dogs with cute names. I especially like the names Nibbles and Chewy. Were they nibbling and chewing everything they could got hold of when they were puppies? Looks like Winnie is playing hide and seek. They make great company. Thank you for hosting and happy weekend.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      We do love our grand-dogs, especially since we no longer have a dog. Yes, they were nibblers! Take care, stay safe! Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  2. Winnie, are you waiting till coffee and biscuits are served? Love those birds, you have so many close by.

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    1. LOL, Winnie was waiting for treats! Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  3. Happy Independence day! I like the sightings especially the vulture. Like the picture of Winnie in her favorite spot.

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  4. Happy 4th of July I wish you and your photos are great from these vultures, so what to see in nature is fantastic and the other smaller birds are so beautiful too.
    I had to laugh at this dog gang, cute as they look and Winnie under the table
    Take care dear greetings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  5. Love the image of the dogs looking up at you. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful week

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    1. Margaret, take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  6. Have a great 4th Eileen. Best wishes to all of our friends in the United States of America. That picture of Winnie in her favourite spot made me laugh. Lovely shots of the Ovenbird too, and I remember the loudness of their song too.

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    1. Thanks Phil! We hear the Ovenbird every day, they are in woods next to our home.

      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos.
    The birds are beautiful but I love the dogs.
    I wish you a beautiful Independence Day.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      Thank you, I always appreciate your visits and comment.
      Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Great image of the singing oven bird! Have a great Independence Day!

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

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    1. Take care Mae, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  9. Hari OM
    Happy holiday to you - those vultures make a great photo = and pups are always a welcome sight! YAM xx

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  10. Happy Independence Day to you Eileen!
    Winnie is very sweet...
    All the best and stay safe!

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    1. Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  11. Hello Eileen!
    Happy 4th of July! Have a great celebration!
    Great shots of the Ovenbird and the Waxwing birds!
    Your three gran dogs,are so cute!!!
    I like Winnie sitting under the coffee table!! I’m sure she’s enjoying your company!
    Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi,
      Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend to you!

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  12. The Oven bird is a beauty with it´s crown :)
    I could never decide weather I liked vultures or not. The head is soo ugly, but the body is great and powerful. Love to see the wings spread out.
    I think Winnie found herself a great spot.
    Take care and have a great week.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      Yes, I think the Vultures are very powerful.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  13. Happy 4th, Eileen. Great selection of photos. Love the grand dogs, looks like they are waiting for treats to be distributed. :) Enjoy the holiday!

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    1. Thanks Bill!
      The dogs were waiting for a treat. Nice to get them lined up for a photo.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Your first ovenbird photo made me smile as it looks like it is singing for joy. I hope you have an enjoyable Independence Day celebration :)

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    1. Hello M,
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  15. I love your birds, but the pups are cute, too!
    Happy July 4th. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day!

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  16. ...Eileen your Ovenbird collage is a beautiful way to start the day, thanks. Have a Happy 4th.

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    1. Take care Tom, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  17. I would be delighted to find an Ovenbird here today, but there is little chance of that! Happy 4th July.

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    1. Thanks You David! The Ovenbird is pretty common here in the summer.
      Have a great weekend!

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  18. Nice shots Eileen.
    Wondeful the vultures.
    And funny shot of the dog under the table. This way he can keep an eye on everything and maybe occasionally pick up a cookie if you don't pay attention...hihi...!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  19. i remember the ovenbirds from your sightings last year, i have never seen one!! the waxwings are another bird i do not see and would really love to.

    the grand pups are adorable, i know how much you love them!! have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

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  20. Very nice photos of the Ovenbird! It's been a long time since I've seen one.

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    1. Hello Brian
      Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  21. Lindas fotos todas e desejo um belo dia da Independência! Aproveitem bem! bjs, chica

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    1. Hello Chica! Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  22. Hello Eileen,

    Happy 4th of July!
    Beautiful photos. Winnie the Corgi is so sweet!
    Have a nice day and the rest of the weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Winnie the Corgi is a sweet dog.
      Thank you! Have a great weekend!

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  23. Love seeing those cute dogs! They must be having a ball this weekend! Happy 4th of July! ENJOY!!!

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    1. Hello Diane!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  24. Great bird photos, and cute dogs!
    Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Enjoy your day! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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  25. Happy 4th of July, Eileen! I love the dogs!

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  26. HI Eileen, great birds for a hot summer post! and sweet dogs....I plan to celebrate our independence when we regain it!! You have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      That's true, not much independence to celebrate! Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Happy Independence Day to you, Eileen!
    The photos of your doggies make me smile especially Winnie's favorite spot! :-)

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    1. Winnie the Corgi is a cutie!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  28. Your grand-dogs aer so cute. Wish we had cedar waxwings here - we rarely see them.

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  29. I hope one or more of the herons haven't died and the vultures are after the remains.

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    1. Hello Red,
      I am afraid our heron rookery has crashed, they all disappeared.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Love the Ovenbird! Although we have then here in winter they do not sing their full song as I remember from childhood living up in New Jersey. Even the few I have seen in NE Illinois do not sing during migration. Nice puppies!

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    1. Thanks Ken! Happy 4th of July, be safe and have fun!

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  31. I've never heard of the Ovenbird! I think that maybe I've seen one, though. The dogs are so cute. Su cute that Winnie has her spot.

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  32. Some wonderful birds here Eillen. I think my favourite is the Ovenbird. It has a nice crown and clean speckly chest.
    Happy 4th July!

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  33. Happy July 4th to you! Lovely birds and I haven't seen an ovenbird here in ages. Very cute to see the grand dogs too.

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  34. The oven bird is so cute! Loving the grand-dogs!

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  35. Wonderful pics of the Ovenbird, Eileen! Have a safe holiday!

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    1. Take care, stay safe!
      Thank you, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  36. Gotta love those cute faces looking up at you.

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  37. The Ovenbird is new to me. Nice shots. We had 13 turkey vultures and a couple of black vultures circling over the pasture to our south yesterday. I think the neighbors must have lost a cow for there to have been so many in one place. Love the dog's names. So cute! Happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks Betty! Seeing the Vultures can be a good or bad thing. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  38. I'd be under the coffee table too if that's where donuts are served! - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy! Winnie does have toy donut.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  39. That is nice ! I love the dogs !

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  40. Wow the turkey vulture with its wings spread is awesome. Great capture!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  41. Happy 4th of July …

    Lovely to see the dogs, and I've not heard of an Ovenbird before.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  42. Loved this post. I'm so late today!

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    1. Thanks Cloudia! You are welcome any time!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  43. I love the look on Chewy's face. LOL

    Happy 4th.

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    1. Thanks Dee!
      Chewy is a cutie!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  44. Love that singing bird and those three pups are really cute! The turkey vulture shot is great. Happy 4th of July to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  45. Happy 4th of July, Independence Day 2020.....
    Thank you for sharing of Wonderful photo of birds and your cute dogs.

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  46. Winnie looks cute on the shelf! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  47. I do hope the 3 grand dogs will be inside while the fireworks are popping outside, they are so cute, I'm wishing I had a little dog again.

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  49. Thanks so much for allowing us birders to drop in and enjoy your photos from I'd Rather B Birdin'.

    As always,your critters (and bird photos) are perfection Eileen!

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    1. Thanks Anni! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  50. Beautiful birds, beautiful dogs.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  51. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! That Ovenbird is so pretty...I need to go look it up to hear its call. I think I have looked it up before but cannot set it in my mind. Always good to see the granddogs, isn't it.

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    1. Thank you Rose! The Ovenbird has a real loud call.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  52. Good Sunday morning Eileen and Happy 4th of July the birthday of our great country! This Ovenbird does have a silly name and when I googled it guess it may have to do with the area and being hot, like an oven. I like learning new things, and I thought I'd seen them around here, but it seems doubtful. They are sweet, and as always your posts are enlightening and interesting. Enjoy your Sunday and next week.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I hope you are doing well, staying safe.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  53. Those ovenbirds are so cute! And so are your grand-dogs :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  54. Hello my friend... Lovely pictures and dogs... I Hope you are well... Happy week ahead..

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  55. Terrific series of images, Eileen!

    It's great to see some birds in their breeding range which we only otherwise observe during migration here in Florida.

    Our Fourth was great and we hope your new week is off to a good start!

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    1. Hello Wally,
      Thank you for the comment. I am lucky to live near where these birds breed.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  56. Beautiful birds and your pictures are just amazing. Happy 4th to you and family.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  57. That turkey vulture shot? Four star. It's truly magnificent. I hope your fourth was terrific, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  58. Lovely to see your cute grand dogs and the birds on your walk. Thank you Eileen and I hope you had a great 4th and will have an equally great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Denise! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  59. I can almost hear that ovenbird ...what a great picture of it calling! Your sons dogs are quite the trio! All so different from each other.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  60. Helloo, Beautiful post.
    Greetings _()_

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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  61. Great shots of the birds. Hope your 4th of July was happy.

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    1. Thank you Diane! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!!

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