Saturday, November 14, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 361

 

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!


1.  Nov 3rd, I was putting my feeders away for the night and I looked up and saw this bunny watching me.  It is a cutie.
 

 
 
 
 
2. I have been seeing more American Goldfinches at my feeders, you can just barely make out a reflection of one Goldfinch on the feeder. 
 
 

3. Nov 4th, our weather is sunny and warmer. The temps were in the high 60's.  I can go days or even weeks without seeing the Goldfinch and then all of sudden they are back.   I keep checking out my feeders hoping for a Pine Siskin or some other new winter bird. No luck, yet.  I am happy to see all or any bird in my yard and at my feeders. 




4. The Northern Cardinal can be seen in my yard every day. The female below was standing on my deck railing looking for seeds to eat.



Birds in Maryland and in the news, not that I am running out to see these birds. This past week a SNOWY OWL and a Mountain Bluebird have been sighted in Maryland.  I have seen the Snowy Owl a few times in Maryland and I did not want to be one seen trespassing or stressing out the bird.  The Mountain Bluebird I have also seen in Colorado and in Wyoming.

5.  My throwback photos of a Maryland Snowy Owl and seen in Colorado a Mountain Bluebird.  I do not keep a state bird list, I am just happy I have already seen these two birds. 

 

 
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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    1. Hello Diane!
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  2. That is a cute bunny. Its wonderful to have all the above birds coming to your feeder. The birds that come to visit my garden are usually the common house sparrows and some others which I do not know their names. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I hope Miss Cardinal puts on a little weight before cold weather sets in.

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  4. I agree Eileen We should not go chasing birds as it will stress them out. It must have been a special moment when you saw a Snowy Owl. Thanks for hosting, sttay safe and have a wonderful weekend

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  5. Your feeder looks really successful! We are at war with squirrels again, and have bought a new, more squirrel-resistant one, but the birds aren't used to it yet.

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

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      The squirrels always find a way to the feeders.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Lovely photo of the bunny, my favourite.
    Fabulous bird photos too.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. It is fun to watch the birds everyday and see the seasonal rotation. Sometimes early and sometimes late. Your shots are always enjoyable
    MB

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  8. Tão lindas fotos! Que o fim de semana assim seja também! Bjs chica

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  9. Hello Eileen. You have wonderful birds in your yard. It is true, that the bird gets stressed when there are a lot of birdwatchers around. The Snowy owl is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      It seems in my state, the birders and photographers are at war.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos you show again and that all made in your garden.
    Photo 4 is my favorite, this species only occurs in a zoo in the Netherlands.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that myself.
    Have a great weekend and stay healthy.

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  11. Hello Eileen,

    The bunny is very beautiful. My neighbour have two bunnies, and they are so funny to watch.
    Your feeders are very much visited.
    Happy weekend!

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  12. Hari OM
    some lovely sightings for late autumn... YAM xx

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  13. Beautiful photos, Eileen. My favorites are the Northern Cardinal and the Snowy Owl. Have a wonderful weekend, take care and stay safe. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Did you ready my mind Eileen? I was just on the way to visit when up popped your comment. I'm with you. The twitchers in our area stress out birds all the time. It's like a procession. I know because I follow the WhatsApp groups and see their silly comments that encourage the other loons to follow. I hope you see a Snowy of your own soon this winter.

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    1. Thank you Phil! It appears, this Snowy Owl is so popular attracting crowds of people walking into the field. I am not sure why they feel it is their right to trespass or chase the Owl. The administrator on the Maryland Bird facebook page has asked that no one post the location of any owl. They have purposely made it fly so they could take their photos. I have been lucky in previous years to find a Snowy Owl on my own, it is nice to see one without a crowd of people around. My camera has great zoom, so I do not have to get close to any bird. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  15. A few Snowy Owls have returned to these parts too, so before long all the yahoo photographers will be trespassing on farmers' fields and baiting the owls with mice so that they can get a flight shot. They are a bunch of selfish slobs with no consideration for a bird resting to conserve energy.

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    1. Thanks David!
      Selfish snobs, that is a good description. These selfish people make it hard for a bird lover to even see a bird. I will not trespass and I just try to take a good look, maybe a photo and move on. Some of these selfish people stay for hours, how many photos do they need? Take care and enjoy your day!

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  16. ...the snow owl is wonderful, something that I have never seen. Thanks for sharing, take care and enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      The Snowy Owl is beautiful!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  17. I agree with Bill B. What a nice photo's. Especially that Owl.

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Dearest Eileen,
    what a wonderful animal world! The rabbit is really adorable - and you have such a variety of birds in your garden. I am also very enthusiastic about the beautiful snow owl. I have never seen these birds in the wild. And I didn't know the Colorado Bluebird before.
    In my post today I unfortunately don't have many "critters" for you, just one butterfly, which is one of the rare species. We call it "Trauermantel" - "Mourning Cloak" - I don't know if that is the correct translation. Its zoological name is Nymphalis antiopa. But all the mountains, forest plants and lakes that I show are also divine creations - so I hope you will accept my post for your linkup! :-)
    Happs Weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/11/tauplitzalm-6-seen-wanderung-mit.html

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    1. Hello Traud,
      You are welcome to join in, I loved your pretty butterfly and the lovely scenic photos.
      Thank you for visiting, for the link and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Beautiful birds still in your garden. If there is one more bir I really would love to see that would be the Snowy owl. And your Avocet of course, so it makes two on my wishlist. :) Seeing your bunny I remembered I actually had seen a large fat one but forgot about it. So todays post is "memory lane"
    Take care!

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    1. Hello Monica,
      The Snowy Owl is a beautiful bird, I hope you get to see one.
      Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  20. Love the owl, Eileen (and of course the bunny ;-)

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  21. Beautiful! You can have some of our Siskins...we're covered up in them. I wish the Snowy would make it this far south, but that's rare.

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    1. Thank you Brian!
      I think this will be a great winter for Snowy Owl sightings.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  22. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen, and enjoy the new week ahead.

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  23. we had super warm weather too!!! i used the air conditioning on thursday, upstairs it was 78 and i could not cool it down by opening windows!! today, the heat is on. oh well, isn't that the way it goes sometimes!?!?

    my goldfinches have a similar pattern, they seem to return when it is colder. the cardinal is gorgeous, come to think of it, i have not been seeing them!!! have an awesome weekend, stay safe and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      I do love the weather when we can open the windows.
      Today is colder, I guess a normal late fall temp.
      My feeder birds disappear now, I think I have a hawk hanging around.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  24. Wonderful critters. It's a really cool world. Our cardinal pair are around, too. Lots of chickadees, and some goldfinches, although they are sort of a light green these days! cheerio

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      I do love the cute chickadees too.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  25. Great shots Eileen. I especially like the sweet bun-bun and the Cardinal. Happy Saturday! :)

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  26. I haven't seen a goldfinch in ages -- I'm not sure why they haven't found my feeder, new seed and all. But the others are coming out as I enjoy the last of fall! Love your beautiful finds and that darling bunny steals my heart!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I do love seeing the sweet bunny.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  27. What a good bunny photo! Loved seeing the owl and all your other birds this morning. I can imagine what the cheeps must sound like in the morning when they arrive for breakfast! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      The squirrels have taken over the feeders today.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  28. It's a good time of year to spot different birds. We are seeing all kinds of big flocks fly over. Can't wait to get out today! Love that owl photo! I saw one years ago in Colorado!

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  29. Hi Eileen :) The snowy owl is gorgeous. I never see owls here, though once in a while I can hear them. I love the bunny shot! He is a cutie! :) I thought about putting bird feeders up but there was no time this year, I'm hoping to do that next spring!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      It is exciting to see any owl in the wild.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  30. Gorgeous your garden, with all those birds and a rabbit, but, I love the Snowy Owl, beautiful.

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  31. Love the bunny rabbit! And the third one down should be called dinner for 4! They are so cute bellied up to the bird Buffet

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The birds and squirrels do have a choice of feeders in my yard, a buffet for sure!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. Love the bunny! I don't see as many birds as I used to since I can only visit my Dad in an isolated location at his care home and no longer have a view out into the gardens there and all of the bird feeders.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      I hope your Dad is doing well.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  33. I caught a very brief glimpse of a snowy owl from a train window a couple of years ago. It was a thrill however short lived. I have never seen pine siskins here but with my feeders all up and running now I keep hoping for them to stop by. Your metal feeder looks to be a sturdy one.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      I thought the feeder was sturdy too, until one night a raccoon carried it to another part of the yard.
      Hubby eventually found the feeder. I have to put them all away at night. It is a thrill to see any owl species. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  34. Hi Eileen, I always enjoy Saturday’s Critters and today’s post is no exception. I may have mentioned before that my favorite bird is the Mountain Bluebird. However, I may have to reconsider that after this past lockdown summer with my hummingbirds. :-) I am fascinated, and delighted, to hear you’ve seen a Mountain Bluebird in Maryland. Part of my fascination is, coincidentally, I just read a post on the website NextDoor (it’s a what’s going on in the neighborhood thing) that someone saw a Mountain Bluebird here in Seattle. That’s a first for me. Well, in my currently slow pace of blogging, it’s been a while since I linked up with Saturday’s Critters and I’m happy this morning to link up my post about the Hummingbird Lady of Lake Chipala. I hope some of the birders out there will enjoy it. And, by the way, thank you for your kind comment there. Thank you for sharing and hosting Saturday’s Critters. Have a happy weekend and take good care! John

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    1. Hello John,
      I am always happy to see you link up a post, your Hummingbird post and story on Flossie is fascinating.
      We have a list of birds being seen in Maryland, most times I am not running out to see them. Especially if I have already seen them in a different area. I appreciate your visit, comment and the link. Take care and stay safe! Have a happy weekend!

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  35. My favorite too is the sweet bunny ~great shot ~ Always wonderful bird photography here too ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  36. Interesting how some of these birds come and go. Goldfinches don't overwinter here but pine siskins do and stay in flocks all winter.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I am still checking on my feeders for a Pine Siskin.

      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  37. The Colorado Mountain Bluebird is a beauty! We had an 'irruption' of Pine Siskins this week. A first for me to see. Happy Day.

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    1. Thanks Gayle. I am hoping to see the Pine Siskins here. They are being seen all around me.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. Lindo el conejito y el buho es bellísimo amiga. Gran post.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  39. Wow! What a lovely series of critters!
    The bunny is tender, the female Cardinal is smart and the Owl is so fluffy!
    Thanks for bringing up all this cheer to us.
    Happy weekend!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  40. Feed the birds, they will come!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  41. Love the Northern Cardinal. It looks so pert and cheeky sitting there :)

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  42. Beautiful birds, Eileen. I like seeing the cardinal. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  43. Like the cute bunny and all birds from your yard.

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  44. I saw a goldfinch this week as well. Guess I better get some seed they like (as far as I can tell, they don't favor my safflower seed at all). That snowy owl is gorgeous. And of course, the little bunny at the start of your post is very cute. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Hello Jean,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  45. Lovely photos. Rabbits in the garden are always a welcomed sight.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne.
      Yes, any wildlife is welcome in our garden.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  47. The bunny is adorable. I would dearly love to see a Snowy Owl. One was seen in our area a couple years ago, but I was not blessed with seeing it.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      This might be a big year for the Snowy Owl sightings.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  48. I’ve seen a bunny here once but didn’t get a great photo. You sure did. Love that female cardinal. I am still waiting to see one of either sex. They have been sighted here this week which is unusual.

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  49. Boa noite. Obrigado pelas imagens maravilhosas.

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      Take care, have a happy day!

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  50. What a cute bunny! And that owl is awesome!

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  51. What sweet critters! Thanks for hosting and stay safe.

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  52. That gold finch image looks like a work of art! My favorite today.

    Thanks for stopping by & adding your shared link at IRBB.

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  53. Me encantan los animales y disfruto de su presencia.

    Me ha encantado las fotos que has puesto de ellos.

    Feliz domingo

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      Take care, have a happy day!

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  54. The goldfinches are always plentiful in our garden. Lots of lovely photos this week.

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  55. Another wonderful series of images to enjoy along with my coffee this morning! Thank you, Eileen!

    Love your Goldfinches! We've seen a few small groups fly over but have yet to get a photo of them this fall.

    Hope your new week is filled with joy and peace.

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  56. Hello dear Eileen, I scheduled my post early and when it appeared, I forgot to link up with you. Thank you for hosting us and for sharing. I love seeing the Maryland Snowy Owl. I've just read about the Barking Owl in Australia through EC (Sue's) blog. Amazing little bird. And it actually barks like a dog! I trust you're keeping safe and well. Jo

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  57. Your Snowy Owl is special. Hope you get the Pine Siskins as they are invading in to the US from Canada this year. When we first moved to south Florida in 2004 we put out a feeder in the winter and it attracted a flock of goldfinches, which are not very common here. That was the only year we had the feeder because it was attacked by Muscovy Ducks and pigeons which knocked all the seed out on the ground.

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  58. I watch for the Pine Siskins too, Eileen...love them and when there's one, there's tons (must be migrating through). , along with the Goldfinches and of course Cardinals, which I also love. The Juncos are another favorite. Gosh, the more I think about it, I really adore them ALL!!...:)jp

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  59. Ps...thanks for visiting at Hootin' Anni's. Have a blessed week.

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  60. How lucky you are, Eileen ... your yard is visited almost every day by flocks of Pine Siskin and other birds ... I imagine the beauty and joy of the birds in your yard.
    Best wishes.

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  61. The Northern Cardinal is a beauty! (Certainly the bunny is one, too!)

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  62. Awww I think the bunny is so cute.
    Lovely birds from your garden/yard too.

    All the best Jan

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  63. Ohhhhhh ..... I saw a snowy owl in your photos and I think that's really great. In the Netherlands I can only see a snowy owl in the zoo and they will open again next Thursday.
    The Cardinal Woman is such a beautiful bird too. Beautiful to see.
    so I have not linked again. I was at work at 5:30 am.
    I hope I can link the buzzard to you next Saturday.
    Greetings

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