Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 348

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!


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!

On one of our local fire road walks our bird sightings included a flock of Cedar Waxwings eating the berries in bushes next to the fire road.




I think the Cedar Waxwings are beautiful birds. 



Back in the yard is the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth.



The Scarlet Tanager sat in this tall pine tree, he was singing the whole time we were there.




A few of the birds we saw from our local fire road walk, a flock of Cedar Waxwings, Scarlet Tanager and the Brown-headed Cowbirds.







Also, in the yard on the butterfly bush is the Monarch Butterfly. 



The male Scarlet Tanager is a beautiful red color with black wings. 



Below, a juvenile Cedar Waxwing showing off it's dusky streaking on it's underparts. A group of Waxwings is called an Ear-full, I have come to recognize the sound of the Waxwings.




Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. If you like, stop back to see replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.






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123 comments:

  1. The second photo down is fabulous.

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  2. Awesome pics.
    Happy Weekend. Greetings.

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

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  3. The scarlet tanager is one of my favorites too. It's so vivid.

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

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      The Scarlet Tanager is beautiful!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  4. These are beautiful birds again, the colors are always so great. You also have the insects in macro, these are wonderful scenes!
    I wish you a beautiful weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke! Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  5. Each bird is beautiful in its own way but today, the male Scarlet Tanager stole the show because of its bright and striking colours. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      The Scarlet Tanager is a bright beautiful color.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    You will show a nice series of photos and collages of the walks.
    I really love the Cedar Waxwings, the Scarlet Tanager and the Monarch Butterfly.
    Would you like to post my link, I am unable to do it.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I love all the birds!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  7. The Waxwings are a common sight in Finland and I have learnt to recognize the sound of a group of them too. They are delicately musical.
    Have a lovely and musical weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Waxwings do have a pretty sound.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Hello Eileen,

    You are so lucky who have visit from the Monarch butterfly! It's a very beautiful butterfly. Lovely photos!
    Enjoy your day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I have only seen the Monarch twice, I wish they were around more often.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  9. Nice balancing act by the Cedar Waxwing in the second photo. The Scarlet Tanager really stands out with the vibrant colour. The butterfly is pretty. Great selection of critters, Eileen. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Bill! Take care, stay safe!
      Enjoy your day! Happy weekend to you!

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  10. I love the waxwings. Beautiful shots of yours. I did not see any of ours last winter. I guess they stayed in the forest as it was quite warm. Nice to see a juvenile. I have never seen any as they don´t breed in my area.
    The Scarlet Tanager is probably one of the most elegant birds I know. Love it and your shot is gorgeous.

    The Clearwing Hummingbird Moth has a face on it´s neck. Did you see it?

    I have a surprise for you in my post :)

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I did enjoy your American Avocet watercolor, you did a beautiful job.
      Enjoy your day, take care and stay well. Happy weekend to you!

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  11. Hari OM
    Stunning birds, indeed! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  12. Grazie per queste splendid fotografie che rendono ancora più bello il giorno di ferragosto.
    BUON FERRAGOSTO!!!

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    1. Thank you Stefania! Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  13. Waxwings and a Scarlet Tanager would certainly make my day! Actually Cedar Waxwings seem to be on every berry bush right now; they have young to feed. Scarlet Tanager is never easy here.

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    1. Hello David,
      I have been lucky to see both the Waxwings and the Scarlet Tanager in this same spot on different days.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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

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  15. Lindas demais!Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  16. I agree Eileen. Your Cedar Waxwings are quite beautiful. If only I could see more of our own similar Bohemian Waxwings but they come here only in some winters from Europe, not every time. And of course the Cardinals against the dark green conifers really stand out don't they? Never heard of that collective name for waxwings but I can see why it's true - in the years I see them anyway.

    Many thanks for the links today. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Hello Phil, I would like to see the Bohemian Waxwing. Thanks for the comment and link.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  17. ...a wonderful collection, some of your birds I rarely if ever see, thanks!

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  18. Pretty photos. I enjoyed the monarch butterfly on the butterfly bush. I haven't seen too many monarchs by us, we do get a lot of swallowtails though which are also pretty. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Heather,
      It is a joy to see the Monarch, they seem to be a rare sighting.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy weekend to you!

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  19. I love the brilliant yellow color of the waxwing and that absolutely stunning red on the tanager two birds I have never seen with my own eyes

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The Tanager is beautiful, his colors really pop.
      Have a great day!

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  20. That fire road is the best spot!
    Cheers from the beach!
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! Enjoy the beach! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Your photos are all gorgeous as always. Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters :)

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  22. I love that moth and aren't the Cedar Waxwings pretty and elegant. You've seen some beautiful birds this week. The butterfly is especially nice on that flower wand. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      The Waxwings are elegant, lovely birds.
      Thanks for linking up and for the comment.
      Happy weekend to you!

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  23. Another beautiful selection of critters, Eileen!

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  24. i have found butterfly bushes to be an excellent source in attracting butterflies, i love the color of yours!!! i just saw my first monarch a few day ago, and now i am seeing them everywhere!!

    i agree about the cedar waxing, there is something very elegant about them!!

    beautiful shares today, many thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend. today is suppose to be gorgeous!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I have only seen 2 Monarchs so far, not many. The Waxwings are beautiful birds.
      Thanks for the link and comment. Have a great weekend!

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  25. I seldom see a Cedar Waxwing, and like you I think they are so beautiful. That Scarlet Tanager is gorgeous, too.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Nice shots, I really like the Tanager..so pretty in bright red. Have a good weekend!

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  27. Waxwings know where the best berries are...now nice to have the scarlet tanager in the mix too..I have not been able to resume birding I hope by the time the cooler weather arrived I will be out there trying at least. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sandra,
      I hope you are recovered to do some fall birding.
      Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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  28. I was so excited to see 4 cedar waxwings together recently. I’ve never seen the scarlet tanagers, thank you for sharing. They are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Marie!
      I am always happy to see the Waxwings, they are beautiful.
      Have a great weekend!

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  29. Oh so beautiful ~ lovely photography of our 'feathered friends.' ~


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol, thanks for the comment and link!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  30. Some bears who think our garbage is their dinner...leaving a mess behind. But they are so cute (babies at least). I wouldn't want to be walking along and run into them, however.

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      We have seen the raccoons less a mess with the trash too. I love the bears, always neat to see them in the wild. Thanks for the visit, link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. Cedar waxwings are not only beautiful but are very late nesters and nest in a small flock.

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    1. Hello Red,
      Thanks for the comment!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  32. I adore Cedar Waxwings...I just think they are so pretty. We had to rescue a nest of three little ones when the mother did not return (a few years ago). Took them to the Ottawa Valley Wildbird Care Center and was able to check in and find out they all three thrived and got released back near where we found them.
    So many lovely photos in this post, Eileen.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn,
      I am so glad you could rescue the baby birds and that they could be released back into the wild.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Have a great weekend!

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  33. Wonderful photos of the birds and that hummingbird moth. We had one of those moths visit yesterday. Such amazing creatures. Have a great weekend.

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  34. Hi Eileen :)) New follower here, I found you through Martha at SeasideSimplicity. :) I love that you have a weekly critter party! I will try to join in when I can, or just enjoy all of the links posted!

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    1. Thank you Rain! I appreciate you visiting and thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  35. I worked so hard on the insect post a couple of days ago that I decided to link it here today too! I hope that's OK! Lots of hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane! You can link up any post you like!
      Enjoy your day!

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  36. The birds and butterflies are wonderful and so colorful!
    Your finds in nature are always beautiful!
    Hugs and a good weekend.
    Have a good week too.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  37. I too like the Cedar Waxwings but that Scarlet Tanager is so beautiful. We have Western Tanager her---also a beauty
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB! I wish the Western Tanager was seen here, they are beautiful!
      Have a great weekend!

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  38. Cedar Waxwings always seem to be such formal birds to me. I think it is their posture and the feathers are always in perfect condition and never ruffled! I'm starting to see Monarch Butterflies the last few weeks. Thanks for hosting us, Eileen!

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    1. Hello,
      I have only seen 2 monarchs so far. I do enjoy seeing the Waxwings, they are beautiful.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy weekend to you!

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  39. I love cedar waxwings. They like the berries here in late summer.
    I have seen hummingbird moths but only in the desert, not here.

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    1. Hello, Kay

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

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  40. Pretty butterfly! I have only ever seen Cedar Waxwings twice in my life and both when on vacation in another area. They are such a pretty bird. It has been a while since I saw a hummingbird moth also. I find them fascinating. I have never seen a Scarlet Tanager either, or many of the other birds you share. Always great to see through your camera lens. Thank you Eileen, and a happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thanks Denise!
      I love seeing both the Waxwings and the Tanagers.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  41. Gran post Eileen. La mariposa y el macho Scarlet me encantan. En realidad todas las fotos son geniales.
    Os deseo un buen fin de semana. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  42. I do really in love Cedar Waxwing, they are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Bob!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  43. You've managed to capture almost all of my favorite birds (and butterflies/moths) in this post. Not a fan of the brown headed cowbirds but I love the Cedar Waxwings. Gorgeous images. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks for the comment!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  45. Eileen, Eileen, what fantastic birds and that butterfly is gorgeous! You truly have always gotten some amazing shots!
    So incredibly awesome that you can see all of these and they a great shot! Way to go! Very impressive.
    Nancy

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    1. Hello Nancy,
      Thank you for the kind comment!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  46. Beautiful birds and your pictures are wonderful. Great picture of the butterfly too. I've been seeing quite a lot of them around here.

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    1. Hello Karen,
      The butterflies are a joy to see, they are like flying flowers.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  47. Cedar Waxwings really are beautiful birds to see and hear, but that Scarlet Tangier is really stunning - And I'll bet he knows it! :-)

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  48. slow on the comments this week, we have been traveling. hope u r well ... getting done what you wish 2?? take care and thank you as always for your bloggy love, support and commenting. so kind. ( :

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    1. Hello Beth,
      It is nice you are traveling, take care!
      Thanks for the visit! Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  49. Such pretty birds! I haven't seen any glamorous birds lately Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  50. Oh wow ! Beautiful bird ,birds and trees do go parallel in the nature.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening here at this link http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/08/garden-affair-link-up-party.html

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  51. Beautiful photos! Love the Cedar Waxwings! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  52. That tanager photo is striking against the blue sky & green branch! Thanks so much for taking time from your day to share your birding with us at IRBB this week.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and commenting!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  54. Thanks for these pictures
    very beautiful

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    1. Thank you Mikael!
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  55. Cedar waxwings are so elegant. I've never seen a scarlet tanager in person. That must be quite the sight!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I am lucky to see the Scarlet Tanager as a summer bird in my neighborhood.
      They are both beautiful birds.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  56. Eileen, I hope it was okay that I used one of your photos to promote your critter post. I'm sorry, I should have asked you first, in the future, is it okay that I do that?

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    1. Thank you Rain! Sure, you can use the photo.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  57. That Clear wing moth is fascinating.

    I love that Cedar Waxwing groups are called and "earful". LOL

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    1. Thanks Dee!
      I thought the "earful" was a cute description for the Waxwings.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  58. Good morning Eileen, what a grand collection, they are living the life, and what beautiful locations too. I'm still working on getting this New Blogger to as it should be, and much to play with on my photos not being so large! Oh well, a work in progress right? Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I hope the make the new blogger a little better, the editing is awful.
      Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  59. Oh my, but your photos are just breathtaking, especially the ones of the Scarlet Taningers! Thank you! Wishing you well!

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  60. Breathtakingly beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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