Saturday, July 25, 2020

Saturday's Critters #345

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Happy Saturday! Have a great weekend!


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Most days I am found watching my yard birds. I usually see a nice variety of birds in my yard.  On this day I watched a Carolina Wren, a House Wren and a Woodpecker spread out on the deck railing. 

 A Downy Woodpecker looks like a young one begging for food. It was spread out on the railing like it was airing out it's wings. 


 The House Wren seems to have taken over a few of my birdhouses, they chase away any bird that comes close. to "their" home. 


 The Carolina Wren stops by the feeders and deck for a snack. 


A Brown Thrasher made an appearance on this day, sat on the deck railing looking around..




We try to take early morning walks on the local fire road. We've had a streak of hot humid days, it is best to get out early. On this day I watched 3-4 Worm-eating Warblers. I managed to catch 2 of the Worm-eating Warblers in the same tree. The other 2 warblers kept moving around the same area. Their sound or song is one I have become familiar with over the years. They have black and buffy head stripes and they are a small bird 4 1/2 - 5 inches long.





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125 comments:

  1. Tomorrow in the morning the air is different, for me it is still pretty cool on the coast due to the wind. It was exciting again with the young bird who is a false woodpecker but looks like this. These are all beautiful scenes.
    I wish you and your husband a nice weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Hello, Elke
      Your weather sounds nice, it is still humid here.
      Thank you! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  2. Great captures of pretty birds visiting your yard. I have some birds visiting my small garden but they are too fast and flew off before I could take any decent picture of them. Have a beautiful weekend and stay safe.

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      I am sure you have some lovely yard birds there.
      Thank you! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  3. Your birds are very individualized today. What personality!

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

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    1. Thank you Mae! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  4. Beautiful pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful birds!
    It's nice that they visit your yard!
    Happy weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Ela! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen. Fantastic photos of wonderful birds. I enjoy all these photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  7. You seem to have a lot of different birds come to your garden Eileen and I love seeing them all. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collage.
    Photos 1 and 4 are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Best regards Irma

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  9. Enjoyed all your photos. The House Wren is my favorite but the little Woodpecker is a close second. :-) Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Hello John,
      The wrens are adorable. Thank you for commenting and for linking up! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen!
    Great series of pictures ! I have never see a Brown Thrasher before! Great shot!
    Like the House Wren,it's a naughty bird ha ha! Poor little Downy Woodpecker,it couldn’t fly Eileen?
    Have a happy day and a lovely weekend! Stay safe! Take care!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi,
      The House Wren is a naughty bird, but still cute!
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care and stay well!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  11. wow, you have two kinds of wrens? How wonderful. We have one, Winter wren, and rarely seen. But I happened to see one yesterday, the first one in 4 months. :)
    Downy Woodpecker really seem to be too hot. Great shots of it. I like when it is "action" shots of their daily life.
    We don´t have the hot humid weather over here it is either hot or cold. With some showers now and then.
    Take care!

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    1. Hello,
      I missed seeing our Winter Wren last year. I think I heard one. Thank you for the comment! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of your yardbirds!
    The Downy Woodpecker is so pretty.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The birds are very nice to see. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day.

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  14. ...I love the Downy Woodpecker! Thanks for hosting, have a fabulous weekend.

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  15. You have a wonderful selection of birds so close, Eileen. Worm-eating Warbler is an extreme rarity this far north. I have seen more of this species in Central America during our winter months than I have ever seen in North America,

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    1. Thanks David. I do live close to a bird hot spot, at least that is what I heard.
      Happy birding, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Eileen, I just had cataract surgery, It's tough reading right now. Thanks for hosting.
    I just cannot visit too much! I thought I'd check in, though.
    Have a great one!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I wish you a speedy recovery! Take care!

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  17. the Downy Woodpecker seems to have struck an unusual pose their Eileen. I'm sure you are correct, it appears to be a young bird and quite unsure of itself. It needs to be careful of predators sitting around like that. Your Huse Wren looks so much like our common Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes, but I know they are a little different. Thanks for the linky today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Hello Phil,
      The birds seem to like sunning themselves on the deck railing, I have seen different birds posing the same way. The wren is a cutie! Thank you! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  18. I had a tap-tap-tap on my tiny balcony in this apartment building this morning. Then a humming bird came to the feeder, but I still heard definite woodpecking going on. And so I stood at the door and saw a flicker going for breakfast in the post of the overhang...then he flew to the next balcony to do the same. Since we often have wood bees and other insects in these posts, I think he had a good idea. Then he was off to find another source.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      I see the Flicker here more in the winter. We hearing them tapping on the nearby trees, never the house.
      Thank you for visiting and for the comment! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  19. Great photo of the young Downy! We have several pairs, but I've never seen a youngster. Love the wren!

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    1. Thank you Brian! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  20. Que lindas fotos!Adorei ver e aqui sempre belos exemplares. Gosto muito!" bjs, chica e lindo fim de semana!

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    1. Thank you Chica! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  21. we have had the same weather and we have not been able to ride our bikes. (we bike, you walk, you do have to get out early)

    this is a nice variety of birds, the brown thrasher looks like a cool bird, one i am not familiar with! and those house wrens, "squatters" for sure!! the woodpecker looks injured, i have never seen one "lay" like that!!

    have an awesome weekend eileen, and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I do like the cooler weather for walking, these days of hot humid weather feel awful. The woodie was fine, just sunning on the railing. Thank you for the comment! Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  22. Nice yard birds! Those House Wrens can be very territorial. I hope you send those Worm-eating Warblers down our way this fall. I do not see them every year but they are one of my favorites. Never heard them sing.

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    1. Hello Ken,
      Yes, this House Wren has taken over my yard. Thanks for the link-up, visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  23. I'm always amazed to see the photos here ... beautiful birds love to stop by near your house. I would love to see a Woodpecker bird

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  24. You've got some pretty yard birds. Thanks for hosting, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Terri,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day!

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  25. The baby downy looks so helpless. Other than the Downy, I haven’t seen these birds. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Marie,
      The Downy was just putting on an act, it was fine. Maybe sunbathing.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  26. I love the mosaic you made with the Wren photos. That's the wren we have here...they are so vocal and cute! Enjoy your walks. I wish I could go more often. Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello, Diane
      The Wrens are vocal, I think they are loudest birds in my yard.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  27. I have never seen a worm-eating warbler but I have seen gulls and black birds fighting each other over earthworms

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      We are lucky to have some warblers breeding in the forest next to our home. I see different species on our walks. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  28. So lovely to have these birds as regular visitors to your garden, Eileen!

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    1. Hello Nick,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  29. I love this time of year, seeing all the fledgling, and your woodpecker is so darned sweet. Each and every photo is priceless. Got Hurricane Hanna knocking on our doorstep...want to visit everyone I can before we lose power (that's a certainty!)

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    1. Hello Anni,
      Stay safe from Hanna! Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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    2. Hurricane Hanna. ...I think it's over. Power went out yesterday about 1 pm...didn't get any A.C. until it was restored about 9 this morning. High winds, sporadic heavy rain, and last night tornadoes all over the area. No damage for us except lots of small branches.

      Thanks for stopping by and linking up this weekend. Bud & I have a bit of clean-up to do, so my visit is short.

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    3. Hello Anni,
      I am glad you survived the storm, not too much damage. Take care!

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  30. Fine looking birds in your Critters post...this time of year a lot of the birds are looking a little bit weird, I had a young downy in the dogwood by the window laying on a limb in that same fashion, I think he just got tired and decided to take himself a rest. Hope your weekend is a good one.

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    1. Hi Sondra,
      The young birds do look funny, especially when they are begging for food. Or just sunning themselves.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  31. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week and stay safe!

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    1. Thanks again Nick! I hope you have a great new week!

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  32. A great collection today. The house wrens are definitely bullies. Our young ones flew the coop; the RG cleared out the box but mom and dad are still noisily guarding the abode daily. Happy day.

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    1. Hello, Gayle
      These wrens are very loud and bossy. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  33. The downy woodpecker looks hot. Love the wrens. We have a Carolina wren nesting on our front porch. Very loud, but fun to watch. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Hello, Betty
      The wrens may be loud but I still enjoy seeing them in my yard too. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  34. Wonderful macro shots of our 'feathered friends' ~ favorite is the little downy woodpecker ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your day!

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  35. I adore the colours of the Brown Thrasher and their lovely tails. Each in their own way are beauties, of course.

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    1. Hello, the Brown Thrasher is a beauty, they all are lovely.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  36. The Warblers looks cute even when the picture isn't clear.. Lovely capture from your yard and I hope u stay safe as well.
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Take care! Enjoy your day!

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  37. Hi Eileen!!!... very nice pictures of these beautiful birds... Happy Saturday

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    1. Hello Ana,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  38. Love those head stripes! The Downy Woodpecker is very cool, too. This time of year early walks are the best!

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    1. Hello Ellen,
      Yes, the mornings are cooler, nice time for our walks. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  39. Excellent pictures. Love watching the babies---always humorous
    MB

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    1. Hello MB,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  40. I love the little Carolina Wren! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  41. You get the BEST photos.

    I saw my first wood thrush (I think that is what it was) this week.

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  42. Amending my comment:

    It was not a wood thrush. Just looked at photos and that wasn't it. :-(

    Brown bird, white breast with brown stripes on the side. Sweet song.

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    1. Maybe the Ovenbird, they seem plentiful lately.

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  43. I love the wee wrens, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us!

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    1. Thank you for the linking up, thevisit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  44. I didnt link any critters but I blogged today about eagles. Must be in the air.

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    1. I enjoyed your eagle poem! Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  45. I have never seen a Downy in that position before. Now our squirrels, lol! Sounds like your House Wren has the heart of a lion :) I always enjoy your photos Eileen, thank you and have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello Denise,
      I have seen various birds spread out sunning themselves. They do look funny.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  46. Hello Eileen, thanks for allowing us to post even really super late! Today I'm posting super early for me. Your sweet tweeting bird friends are so enjoyable! I have several friendly wrens that don't seemed bothered by me, which just maybe I'll catch a cool photo too! Enjoy your weekend stay safe and cool! It's an excessive heat warning in place for us, but it won't last long. It's Minnesota.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Early or late you are always welcome. I enjoy your post and photos.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  47. Wrens are absolutely lovely birds. Little and brisk.
    A nice company to watch.
    Have a nice sunny and serene Sunday, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  48. Excellent photos. Especially the downy woodpecker!!!

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    1. Hello Karen,
      The woodie does look cute!
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  49. That baby downy is awfully cute, even though he doesn't appear to have any eyes. What fun here today! I love your Wren.

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      I think the Downy is a cutie too. His eyes are there, lol.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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

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  51. Those blooming Wrens do the same thing here, Eileen!! They always try to chase all the other birds interested in using the nesting boxes away. The are cute but so darn noisy, aren't they?...:)jp

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    1. Hello JP,
      These wrens are all very loud and very bossy! No one is aloud near "his" houses.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  52. Those wrens are so cute. And that woodpecker looks like another demanding youngster, waiting...

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    1. Hello Kay,
      The youngster are very demanding, always begging for food.
      This one was old enough to get his own food. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  53. I would love to have some Carolina wrens come here and stay. Love them so much.

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    1. Hello Rose,
      The Carolina Wrens are sweet, I always enjoy seeing them around.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  54. hope, everything goes well with little woodpecker....
    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Hello Tanza,
      The woodpecker was fine, just sunbathing..
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  55. Love your little downy! I've seen birds do that too.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      The woodie did look funny but cute. Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  56. I love the Brown Thrasher, beautiful.

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    1. Hello Bob,
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care and stay well.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  57. Short Sweet And Cute - Perfect Little Post

    Cheers

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  58. Wonderful photos! I especially enjoyed seeing the house wren. Haven't seen one in quite a while, used to see them quite often. Now, I only see Carolina wrens it seems. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Jean! The wrens are cute, I like both the Carolina and the House Wrens.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  59. So lovely to see all of your beautiful birds, great photographs.
    Enjoy the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  60. The little Downy is so sweet... how nice of him to take his sunbath where you could get a good picture ! I can’t seem to get outside early in the morning any more , I know that’s why I miss seeing birds.

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  61. i tell you about my toad ...or frog ...which ever ... he/she is really picking on me ... came into the garage and i did try to get him out. no issue picking them up if they will allow that. but he didn't want that ... so all night i heard him jumping around down there. but then i think he finally got out when i had the door open for a while. i see he likes the area where we keep our recycle and trash cans ... he gets bugs ... it is so so funny!! have a cool AC kind of week. ( :

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Saturday's Critters # 348

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