Saturday, October 10, 2020

Saturday's Critters #356

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!


I have some more of my yard birds and critters seen as of Sept 28 through Oct 3rd.  
 
1.  On Sept 29th I saw a male Black-throated Blue Warbler eating the Devil's walking stick berries. 



2. Butterflies seen on Sept 28th, top is the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly and on the bottom is the Monarch Butterfly seen on our Buddleia.



3. I've been seeing this big Ground Hog in our yard, one day it was on top of our fence eating the Morning Glories, another day it was in the side yard eating grass?

 

 4.  Sept 30th last sighting of least one Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It likes to sit in the Buddleia Bush near the feeder. After Oct 1st, I have not seen any Hummingbirds. I left the feeder up just in case.
 
 
 
 
5.  This Bull frog has been seen often at the edge of our little pond next to the turtle statue.  They are buddies..


 6.  Sept 30th, my back yard birds: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tennessee Warbler, Cape May Warbler and a possible Hermit Thrush.
 
 
Sept 30th, another  Scarlet Tanager, female or first year male?
 
 
October 3rd,  I was still seeing migrating warblers in my yard. Below is on the left a Tennessee Warbler, top right is the Cape May Warbler, bottom right is a female Black-throated Blue Warbler.
 

 
 
 
 I hope everyone enjoyed my back yard birds and critters. 
 
Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. Stop back to see any replies to your 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.

114 comments:

  1. So many special critters here, Eileen. Love that fat ground hog! It will be set for winter. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  2. Eileen I tried linking in this morning at 6.15 am (my time0 and it was not working. Can you link me in if you get it up and running today please/ The 4th image is excellent and i love the butterflies and the frog. thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I am using a new linky now, the old website was having problems.
      I linked up your post, thanks for sharing. Take care, stay safe!Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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    2. Thanks Eileen for linking me in and let's hope it the new link is working next Saturday

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  3. Hi Eileen,
    I"m getting an "internal error" when I try to link my post. Here it is:
    https://maefood.blogspot.com/2020/10/pumpkins-falling-leaves-election-signs.html

    be well... mae

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    1. Thank you Mae! I linked up your post, I will be using a new linky website now.

      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  4. Hello Eileen
    I'm sorry the link doesn't work means it's broken!
    Wonderful the animals photo! I've never seen the marmot, and the frog and turtle are cute and the many beautiful birds1
    Have a happy weekend, hug, Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      I am using a new link tool, the old one did break.
      Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care and enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen. Wonderful sightings. Those warblers are beautiful.
    There is something wrong, I can't put a link to my blog.
    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu,
      I had to start a new link tool for the party.It is working now.
      Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Hi Eileen, I love all your critters. You got a really great shot of the bull frog. Have a wonderful weekend. I should mention that I tried to link my post but the linky won't let me. Not sure if others will have the same problem.

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    1. Hello Penny,
      I had to start a new link tool, the old website was not working.
      Thank you for the linking up and for the comment and visit!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. Hello,
    funny to see the Ground Hog! In Italy they live just around 2000 metres altitude in the Alps.
    I wish you a happy and safe weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, enjoy your day,
      Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos of the different types of Birds the Frog and the Ground Hog.
    I enjoyed your blog.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      I was able to start a new link tool. The old linky website is not working now.
      Take care, stay safe. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  9. I don't think I would ever get any housework done at your place as I would always be looking out into the yard to see all your wonderful visitors :)

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    1. Hello,
      I do enjoy looking out my windows, I never know what will be seen in my yard.
      Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  10. Lucky you, with back yard warblers and tanager, not forgetting the frog! We have toads here but never saw a frog at our big lake. Mr Linky is having hiccups this morning so will try to stop by later.

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    1. Hello Ken,
      I am using a new linky tool from now on. Mr Linky is broken.
      I can not even pull up their site signing on.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  11. So many wonderful visitors, how nice that is for you. I really like the frog sitting next to his buddy. Great captures of all the critters. Have a great day and weekend.
    BTW, I can't post my link either.

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    1. Thanks Bill! I am using a new linky tool, the old website is not working.
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a great weekend!

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  12. love your birds, butterflies and frog. But what kind of animal is the Ground Hog, looks creepy somehow.
    Nice shots from your garden.
    Take care.

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    1. Hello Monica
      The ground hog is also known as a woodchuck or marmot.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Hi Eileen :)) Oh I love that photo with the frog and the turtle! At first glance, I didn't notice the turtle was a statue lol! Groundhogs...I had a family of them in my backyard many years ago, the triplets were just so adorable. Great photos! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      My neighbor was seeing the young ones under their front porch and eating their flowers.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Fall migration is obviously spot where you live, Eileen, and the range of warblers passing through is very pleasing. For some reason I am unable to link this morning. I get a message that my cookies are not connected - which Miriam could have told you years ago! I will try again later and see if the neutrons fire up then!

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    1. Thank you David!
      I am pleased that the warblers stop by my yard, it helps we are surrounded by a forest too.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Seeing all the birds in the Devil's Walking Stick makes me want one!
    A great bunch of Critter photos!
    The last of our resident Hummingbirds left Sept 30. Then none until 3 days ago when one bird began visiting our feeders. We are speculating that maybe it is waiting for this storm on the Gulf Coast to move through before it goes farther south.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      I do love having this plant, it really attract the birds.
      I hope you are safe from the storm.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Hari OM
    There is always something to find joy in when I 'visit' you, Eileen - thank you for all these lovely critters! YAM xx

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    1. Hello YAM!
      Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. The walking stick berries seem to attract many birds to your yard and you lovely captured for the views. Bullfrog looks beautiful. Have a nice weekend

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    1. Hello Jeevan,
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. ...the butterflies are a delight that I will have to wait to see again next year. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

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  20. How lucky you have a pond, Eileen. Looks like the frog feels very comfy hanging around the statue turtle. They have very similar faces so maybe that’s why. :)

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    1. Hello,
      We have had this pond for years, the lily pads are growing well.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Awesome photos.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Lovely photos! We have to enjoy each fall day, as some of the birds will soon move on. Thanks for your photos. Thanks for hosting!

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

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  23. You're getting lots of different birds! Our last hummer sighting was Oct.7th. Groundhogs aren't terribly picky about what they'll eat. LOL! The butterflies are beautiful!

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

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  24. Another great selection of assorted critters, Eileen! Your yard looks like a veritable Noah's Ark! :-)

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    1. Thanks Nick!
      I do see a lot of birds and critters in my yard.
      Have a great day!

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  25. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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    1. Thanks again Nick.
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  26. Enjoyed all the photos. Neat photo of the hummingbird sitting on the bush. I wonder where she/he will go for the winter? "This Bull frog has been seen often at the edge of our little pond next to the turtle statue. They are buddies." That gave me a good morning smile. As always, a fine Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend, Eileen, and take care. PS Thank you for recent comment on my blog. PSS I love the way you have set up the linky. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you John! I am always happy to see you visiting my blog.
      I would smile every time I saw the frog sitting next to the turtle statue, like they were buddies.
      Take care and stay safe! Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  27. There are so many different Warblers! You see the neatest birds and I love that big ole groundhog! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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

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  28. you sure do have a lot of activity for this late in the year. the warblers are so pretty, and you have a great variety!! beautiful butterflies, i am seeing a lot of monarchs right now, perhaps i am on their migration path!! have an awesome weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie,
      I have more Monarchs in the last couple of days than all summer.
      They are beautiful. Have a happy day and great weekend!

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  29. First, yes groundhogs eat grasz... you are right about that.

    Love all the birds you show...they are such beautiful creatures.

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

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  30. Hi Eileen. You seem to have a perfect mix of plants and flowers that bring in birds, animals and insects. I’m loving the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly and the Monarch on Buddleia. The Black-throated Blue Warbler is very well hidden in the Devil’s Walking Stick. And I guess you didn’t mind having two Ground Hog days ? It’s a very interesting creature I must say, probably because we have nothing like that here in England.

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the link. Glad you sorted it, I was thinking it was me.

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    1. Hello, Phil
      Thanks for the comment and link. From today on, I am changing to the new link tool. Mr Linky is having problems. The ground hogs will eat everything in sight, we have had to put up a fence around our garden to protect it. Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  31. How funny the frog likes the turtle statue! Amazing to see and photograph a groundhog in your own yard! The birds sure love those devils walking stick berries! (Thanks for the interesting name of that interesting plant.). Thank you for hosting! I like the new format with thumbnails!

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      I will be using the new link tool from now on.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Hi Eileen. Tried to do my link but I can't do it. I'm not sure how this new system works since I am not a techie person. Will come back later and try again.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      I can link up your post, if you need help?
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. HI Eileen, great yard visitors, love the groundhog...so cute. Nice to have a variety of critters running around! I like your new link server it's really nice to see everyone's thumbnail....I have such a blend in my blog and for now a lot of political ranting too so I don't normally link up for that reason. Hope your Saturday is good!!

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    1. Thanks Sondra! The thumbnails are nice to see, a preview of the blog post.
      The ground hog is a piggie, just like the squirrels. They will eat everything in sight.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Happy Saturday to you with your wonderful series of photos of nature and its gems ~Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  35. Lovely photos. The butterflies are so pretty.
    I love the birdies too.

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

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  36. I love seeing the frog, Eileen. I've been seeing a lot of vultures flying overhead the last couple of days, heading south for the winter I guess.
    I got a link done (not totally sure how) but I can't open anyone else's posts. I think I have to do something with unblocking pop-up windows. Maybe just for your site? Anyway, Thanks!

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I had to do the same to allow the popup to view the blogs.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  37. Hello,

    Your yardbirds and butterflies are so beautiful! I envy you all the lovely butterflies. I wish they were here too.
    Happy weekend!

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  38. Dear Eileen, thanks for sharing these amazing critters - a ground hog is new to me; the bullfrog socializing with your turtle statue is so cute and the butterflies and warblers are beautiful. Thanks for hosting this meme. I was somewhat challenged by the new method of linking up; I trust my link appears. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! Your link worked, I appreciate the comment and visit too.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  39. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos, the ground hog and the frogs are very beautiful. Ground hogs are they agressive? Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      No the ground hog is very shy, it runs away as soon as they see me.
      Have a great weekend!

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  40. beautiful photos as always....
    we have black berries attract some birds at our backyard... sometime, we tasted its sweet.
    aww .... Bull frog is poisonous frog...take care.

    Have a great day

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    1. Hello, Tanza
      I wish we had the blackberries. These berries are poisonous to people but not birds.
      Thanks for the comment, have a happy weekend!

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

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  42. Lovely butterflies.
    Thank you for hosting.

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

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  43. That warbler sure blends in with those berries.
    Lovely butterflies and that sure is a big groundhog. The ones I've seen are a lot trimmer. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      We have 3 sizes here, I think a big family lives in our yard.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  44. Love the bullfrog who has no fear of the giant turtle. I was missing the hummingbirds but the little red-breasted nuthatch is sweet to watch now. Happy Day (a little late)

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

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  45. As usual, I love all of your pictures. But that fat groundhog and the frog are my favorite! I get the same frogs in my pond. They make me smile. And it's good to see such a fat healthy groundhog. Sometimes I see them around here and they look a bit underfed.

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    1. Thank you Minerva,
      I think our groundhog eats well, he or she is fat.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  46. The blackberries are interesting. Love the butterflies. Ours are gone now. That ground hog reminds me of a beaver. And the birds...always a favourite. Thank you.

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

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  47. You've had some wonderful sightings, Eileen. Love that groundhog, too. Quite the critter! Love the new way of sharing, too. Enjoy the weekend and week to come!

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

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  48. I've never heard of a groundhog climbing a fence, I bet that was something to see! Also left my hummingbird feeder up just in case, however, I'm not sure if I still need to change it out weekly now? Great variety of birds and creatures. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Yes, the groundhog can walk on top of the fence mowing down the morning glories as he goes.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  49. You must feed that groundhog very well! I love that the frog hangs out with the turtle statue.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      He does eat well! Our plants!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  50. That is one pudgy groundhog and I have never seen one in real life except in a zoo. And that frog sitting with your turtle is absolutely beautiful. If he turned into a prince he would be very handsome

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I like seeing my frog at the pond.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  51. Loving all your nature shots Eileen.
    Happy weekend, and thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week. (Also, thanks for your kind comments, hosting!)

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

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  52. I have not seen any hummingbirds since October came in. I've never heard of that berry with the most unusual name. Happy that it can nourish birds as floral and fauna die down. Frogs still in our pond and though some have departed, still birds around too. The occasional mild/warm spells are confusing the flowers though.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn! Yes, the birds have plenty of natural foods to eat here.
      Our weather has been warm too, we could use some rain. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  53. A lovely selection of birds and animals. I have never heard of the Devil's walking stick berries before. They look a bit like blackcurrants but I'm assuming they are great for birds but not for humans? Enjoy the rest of your Sunday Eileen and have a great week ahead :)

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

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  54. Wonderful series.. I'm always amazed that even though we live so close to each other, your birds are totally different than ours.
    Have a nice new week!!!

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

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  55. What a great mix, lovely selection of photographs.
    Loved the groundhog!

    Have a great new week.
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  56. So many beautiful critters. The berries look good to eat, no wonder the birds enjoy the berries. I have not seen an actual ground hog. Have a wonderful day.

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  57. I love the butterflies. Great critters all!

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  58. Wonderful post filled with a lot of great photos. That is one big Groundhog!

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