Saturday, October 31, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 359

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 yard birds, butterflies and a cute critter seen in my yard often.
 
 

1.  I've been seeing a few Dark-eyed Juncos in my yard, it is one of my winter birds. This is the male a slated-colored back and sides with a white belly and a pink bill.
 
 



2. On Oct 22nd, I was still seeing a Black-throated Blue Warbler in my yard. It does love the berries on the Devils Walking Stick ( Aralia spinosa). I have seen these birds up until the last week of October this year.
 

 
 

 
 3. Below is another berry loving bird, the White-throated Sparrow. It is a winter bird in my area. 
 
 

 
 
 
4. On Oct 22 and 23rd I was seeing a couple of Monarch Butterflies and a guess at the Clouded Sulphur  Butterfly. I read that a female can have spots along the border and a double central spot.
 
 
 
 

 5. My cute critter. is the Chipmunk, I hear it chirping from inside my house.  They can sit and chirp loudly nonstop at times, it sounds like a bird fussing.


6.  A not so good photo taken through the window of my favorite Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeder.  






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.


 

138 comments:

  1. I’m loving that you still have butterflies! My friend from Illinois just texted me a picture of juncos at her feeder, she said she only sees them in colder months. We used to have them all year here in Oregon, when we had feeders. Love all your critters ... thank you for hosting!

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. It is nice to be able to watch the birds feeding on the black berries and taking snapshots of them. Those are beautiful butterflies. Ahhh! I like that cute chipmunk. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks Nancy for both the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Great photos of the wildlife. I really love the butterfly captures. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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

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  4. Beautiful pics :)
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hello,
    You took lovely pictures, Eileen. As always.
    Happy Halloween. Stay in health.

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

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    This is a beautiful photo series.
    The Chipmunk and the Butterflies are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that.
    Have a great weekend and stay healthy.

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

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  8. Nice series of lovely critters once again. Love the cute Chipmunk.
    Wishing you all the best for your weekend!

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Butterflies are so beautiful and delicate and that chipmunk is certainly cute Eileen. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend. here in N I it is blowing up a storm, dull and miserable after a wonderful sunny day yesterday/

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      We had some of the rain from the storm Zeta!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    The Black-throated Blue Warbler is so pretty. I love to see the Monarch butterfly. They are very beautiful.
    Happy Weekend!

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

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  11. Your chipmunk photo really captures how cute they are! It's funny how loud they sound in the woods when one is listening for the tiny chirps of birds.

    be well... mae

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  12. Tão lindas fotos,áves, borboletas, esquilo...Adorei! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. your berry bush seem to be very popular. Probably give the birds a lot of the energy the birds need in cold days.
    Amazing you still have butterflies. We have a similar yellow butterfly in Sweden, but rarely seen. Love the adorable chipmunk :)
    Take care and have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      We had some warm weather up until last weekend, the butterflies have left now.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Hello Eileen. You have wonderful birds in your yard. Chipmunk and butterflies are beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend. Take care!

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  15. you know before i say it which is my favorite. the title of my blog says that fourpawsetc if it has fur and paws i love it..birds use to fly into daddy's berries that grew on the house and then poop the out on cars and anything in the yard. see how my mind runs? of course you do. we got a little winter today. 66 degrees.. woo hoo, course it will get hot after lunch but still woo hoo

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I find drop of purple around the deck and yard, it is from the birdies.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. ...this year we have had a lot of chipmunk too! I will be looking forward to the return of the butterflies. Thank Eileen for hosting, wishing you a wonderful week.

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  17. Other than the Black-throated Blue I could match you bird for bird!

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

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  18. It is so nice to see all the birds in the garden.

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

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  19. Lots of good company to have around.

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

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

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    1. Thank you R's Rue!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Nice visitors! I hope the Black-throated Blue Warblers take their time coming down here to Florida. We have quite a few now and they are devouring the Firebush (Hamelia patens) berries which are ripening. There will be lots more for them as well as Trema berries. Maybe this will also be a good year for robins which also are big fruit-eaters and show up in flocks every few winters.

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  23. A beautiful series of photos. I love the chipmunk and the pretty butterflies.
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  24. You do have some wonderful birds in your area that we here in South Texas would consider "rare". Great images.

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

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  25. Hari OM
    Possibly the chippies are gathering in for winter and comparing notes on their haul? &*> And to be seeing butterflies this month - well that's a blessing I'd say. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      I am pretty sure our butterflies left last weekend,as did our warmer weather.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Beautiful shots, Eileen. I especially like the butterflies and the chipmunk.

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

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  27. Another great collection. I too have seen lots of Juncos , Catbirds and Robins devouring the berries on our Ilex verticulata...:)jp

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  28. Nice bird photos Eileen! It's really neat that you still see butterflies! It's so cold in my neck of the woods, they are long gone. The chipmunk is cute, we have a bunch of them scurrying around the property, getting ready for winter! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Last weekend was the last of our warm weather, it is cold here too.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week.

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  30. Hi Eileen!!!...Very beautiful images ...
    Happy weekend

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  31. i can't believe you are still seeing monarchs. they better get a move on, it's going to be really cold, really soon. how nice to see the junco this early in the season, that is a beautiful bird and capture of it!!

    my white throated sparrows have arrived in big numbers, eating primarily from the ground!! LOVED the chipmunk, they are so fun to watch!!

    have a great weekend and many, many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      The butterflies were here last weekend when it was warmer, they are gone now.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Beautiful critters Eileen, love them all!

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  33. I've been hearing Juncos but haven't spotted any yet! It is getting cold for butterflies!

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  34. As long as you have berries, you will have birds Eileen. The Devil's Walking Stick seems to be a bird magnet. I wonder if I could buy it over here. Or you could send me some dried up berries and I could plant some and see what happens. It looks very much like our dogwood or elderberry.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the link.

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    1. Thanks Phil!
      These berries are popular with my birds. This is called Aralia spinosa here, an invasive plant. Try researching the Aralia elata, it is similar and supposedly attracts the birds. Have a great weekend.

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  35. Aww … the chipmunk was a treat to see. These little critters sure can curl up into cute little balls.

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. We're getting frantically hungry birds these days!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great daylight savings!!!

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  38. Juncos are showing up here now too. And I have not seen the chipmunks for a couple of weeks. I've been wondering if they've taken to their burrows already. I wish I had more berry bushes here...on my list for plantings.

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. The butterflies turned out a brilliant mosaic and nice bird shots. The Chipmunk resembles our Indian palm squirrel!
    Hope you have a nice weekend

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  40. Absolutely stunning birds around you, the Dark-eyed Junco is my favourite.

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  41. Love nuthatch, warbler junco and favorite is the sparrow and great photo of the chippie ~ Lovely series of our nature friends ~ ^_^


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  42. The Blue Warbler is really so beautiful, I often wonder just how many species of birds there are in the world, every one different and all the other coloured feathers making them unique.

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    1. Hello Jean,
      I would like to see some of the birds from around the world.
      There are some here I have never seen.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  43. Not time yet for the Juncos to show up for winter here. Love your chipmunk photo. The only time I have seen chipmunks here is at a huge natural park on the west side of Nashville. They just seem so darn cute.

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

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  44. Lovely selection of photos. The dark eyed junco is such a handsome bird.

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      It is a sweet bird, one of my winter birds.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  45. The Monarch butterflies are very special! We haven't seen one this year...yet! Love seeing your critters post every week...it's the highlight of the week!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Maybe some Monarchs are headed your way.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  46. Nice shots. I haven't seen many Butterflies this summer and Fall. Usually we see lots and lots of Swallowtails----so far not. I did get a pic of a Red Admiral but not much of anything else
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  47. What a cute little "chippy".

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  48. Love those juncos you see. I saw nuthatches today. It’s hard to get a good photo of them you did well.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  49. Wonderful birds, butterflies and a very sweet chipmunk ❤️💕!
    Thank you for your very nice comment! Now I'm here whith my cows and sheep 🐏🐄🐮🐑🐂
    Hugs Traude

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    1. Hello Traude
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  50. Very nice. I love the Chipmunk !

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  51. Cute chipmunk!! I have a jigsaw puzzle that looks just like that!!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  52. We seem to have a lot of the same winter birds. Our juncos and white-throated sparrows arrived late last week/earlier this week. Love the little chipmunk. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  53. I used to see lots of chipmunks hee but not anymore.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I wish I could send you some of my Chipmunks, I seem to have too many.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  54. Love your little chipmunk, but I had no idea they actually made a noise (although it makes sense they would!).
    Stay safe and have a great day :)

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  55. Your winter visitors there already and soon I expect to see them in my yard too...Im looking forward to seeing them I had red breasted nuthatch only one winter and that's been a while ago. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I am happy to see the cute Red-breasted Nuthatches every day now.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  56. Great critters as usual, Eileen. It's always a treat to see what you will post. Happy Halloween to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  57. Awesome butterflies and I adore the chipmunk! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  58. The Devils Walking Stick - I had to google this... funny name! And ohhhh... the Chipmunk, so cute.

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  59. Beautiful birds! And butterflies. And chipmunks are just adorable.

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    1. Thanks Rose, I do love the chipmunks!
      Have a happy day!

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  60. Oh my, Eileen, but your collage of butterflies is just amazing! Takes my breath away! Thank you and I wish you a wonderful week

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  61. Hi Eileen, I still could not get delete anywhere... Those Monarchs are sure staying around a long time. What an adorable Chipmunk share...perfect with the little flower. Happy week~

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    1. Hello Mary,
      Sorry you are having blogger problems, I do not like the new blogger version.
      Thank you for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week ahead!

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  62. Eileen, please delete the first entry as it is the wrong URL. Thank you so much.

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  63. Thank you, Eileen, for sharing your critters! I'm very jealous of your juncos and Red-breasted Nuthatch!

    Here's wishing us all a fabulous November!

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    1. Thank you Wally!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week ahead!

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  64. I saw Dark-eyed Juncos about several years ago, but miss since last two years... Hope, they will come to my backyard this winter.

    Thank you for sharing beautiful wild life as usual.....

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week ahead!

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  65. I am really behind in my visiting today since "life got in the way". Thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin this week. It's always so enjoyable to stop by, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      I hope you are having fun!
      Have a great day!

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  66. Love the photos! I'm on the fence (unfortunately) about feeding birds this winter. Our new indoor/outdoor kitty is a little bit of a predator and I would so hate if one of them got hurt (or worse) because of me. So I may have to continue to live vicariously through your photos and what you're seeing outside your window.

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  67. Suerte tienes de verlos desde tu ventana amiga. La foto de la ardilla me encanta y el college también .
    Te deseo un buena semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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  68. You've had wonderful sightings! They all make me smile. Happiest of weeks to come!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I am hoping for happy weeks ahead.
      Enjoy your day!

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  69. Hi Eileen,
    So I have failed again .......
    It was the day of my sweet little Jahnay's death so I didn't think about it either. . Unfortunately I forgot (sorry). Will think about it the coming Saturday and otherwise you can always use a link from me to put in it :-)))))
    Greetings, Helma

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  70. Your Tate s quite a darling! And oh, I hope to see finches again soon!

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