Saturday, November 28, 2020

Saturday's Critters #363

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. The Red-breasted Nuthatch is one of my favorite yard birds. I only see them in my yard every few years. Below is the adult male Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 

 
2. The adult male Red-breasted Nuthatch has more of the reddish orange belly and sides. The female is paler underneath.
 
 

 
3. The Carolina Wren is a year round bird seen in my yard.
 
 

 
 
4.  The white-breasted Nuthatch is another one of my regular year round birds.
 
 

5. Below is a Carolina Chicakdee and you can see the back of a Tufted Titmouse.




 
 
6.  Below some of my yard birds:
Top row are a Red-breasted Nuthatch and White-breasted Nuthatch. 
Second row is the Carolina Wren and the male Downy Woodpecker. Third row is the American Goldfinch and a Carolina Chickadee with a Tifted Titmouse. 


 
 7.  Pine Siskins arrived on Nov 18th.  The Pine Siskins have a thin bill, streaks on the chest with a bit of yellow on their sides. I've been waiting for them to show up, they were being seen all over the state.



 
I hope you enjoyed seeing my yard birds,  bird watching is my simple pleasure. 




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.

 

116 comments:

  1. So many smiles. I love seeing the titmouse and chickadee sharing the feeder....it’s so neat when two species do that. Your yard birds are wonderful and I hope you two had a good (different) Thanksgiving. We are still at the coast in our tiny trailer . A little chilly for good birding (for me, probably not for the birds( but so beautiful for brisk beach walks. Like you we know we have much to be thankful for. Thank you for all you do ..as always.

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      I would love to be there walking on the beach, even a brisk walk would be nice.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I like the Red breasted Nuthatch---we have them here too. One of my favorites. Pine Siskins are such fun and funny little busy birds.
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      The Pine Siskins are fun to watch, they tend to fight over the feeders.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  3. Amazing pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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

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  4. It is very therapeutic to watch the cute birds feeding in your yard. You are blessed with so many bird species visiting your yard. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  5. We have those nuthatches too, here in Michigan. Several other birds are flocking around here that only show up occasionally. I haven't seen an explanation. Nice photos!

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I do love the sweet Nuthatches.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Hari OM
    ...and again I in envy of your window!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      I do enjoy seeing the birds right outside my windows.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful types of birds come into your garden, I love the photos.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do that myself.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.

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    1. Hello Irma,
      I linked up your post, thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! The Nuthatch is a strange bird.
    I like it very much.
    Have a happy weekend, and take care!

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

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  9. Muito lindas todas! Um beijo,agradecendo o carinho por lá! Ótimo fim de semana,chica

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

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  10. What a series of pretty beauties indeed! Those tiny bills are more than cute.
    Have a nice day, Eileen, and a lovely 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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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  12. A grreat series of photos. Love all the birds enjoying the feeders.
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe. Thanks for hosting.

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

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  13. ...Eileen, you sure attract a nice crowd to your feeders, thanks for hosting.

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

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  14. I like tiny things and all these birds are small and oh so cute..

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Yes, some of these birds are tiny and cute!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  15. Lovely photos, as usual, Eileen. The nuthatches are endearing little birds, indeed!

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

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  16. Super pictures today Eileen. I didn't realise that only see Red-breasted Nuthatch at certain times of the year. I must brush up on my North American geography.You White-breasted Nuthatch,the Carolina Wren and the male Downy Woodpecker are nice birds to have around. Not to mention he American Goldfinch, Carolina Chickadee and Tifted Titmouse thanks to your feeding regime.

    Thanks for the link today. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Hi Phil,
      The Red-breasted Nuthatch is only seen during the irruption years in my area and usually only in the winter months. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Eileen. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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

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  18. Hi Eileen,
    Very nice series of photos!
    Have a nice weekend and stay safe. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Thank you for the comment and for sharing your link.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  19. The birds have such beautiful markings and colors

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

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  20. They are all such little beauties! Thanks for sharing and hosting Eileen :)

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    1. Martha, thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  21. You have such a large selection of beautiful birds in your garden, dear Eileen - that's really wonderful!
    Have a great and cozy holiday, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/11/freie-sicht-auf-hallstatt-salzkammergut.html

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

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  22. Beautiful images of birds, and I do love your Nuthatch, they are excellent.

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

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  23. You get the most delightful photos!
    I went with deer for my post. They are so funny.
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one.

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

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  24. How cheerful they all look! I miss having lots of chirping birds to enjoy the morning with. But I can see yours which also brightens my day!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Hearing the birds chirping is a happy sound!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  25. Dear Eileen, your yard birds are so interesting and your images so clear. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme I have linked up. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. Have a great Saturday. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! I am surprised taking photos through the window, they are not always clear.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  26. I always saw the Red-breasted Nuthatches when visiting my Dad but with visits restricted I haven't seen any at all. I'm pleased to see all of your birds, Eileen!

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

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  27. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice pictures of all these hungry birds. Very funny to see them.
    You've caught them very well in your pictures. Very nice.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      They always seem hungry.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  28. Hi Eileen! :) I love the photo of the upside down wren! Those siskins are pretty, I always thought they were house finches!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      The Pine Siskins do look similar, they are an inch smaller than the finches.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  29. Them birds know a friend don't they! Thank for hosting.

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

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  30. How lucky to get wrens at your feeders. The ones here are far too shy for that. They are so sweet; I can see why they are the subject of so many artists.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      I do enjoy watching the birds out my windows.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  31. They are all beautiful, but I think the American Goldfinch is my favorite. I DO get to see those around here once in awhile.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      The Goldfinches are sweet, I enjoy seeing them come and go.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  32. Some years red breasted nuthatches are regular feeder visitors. Other years you see very few at the feeders.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I am happy the see these Nuthatches this year.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  33. Lucky you! This year there has been a "pandemic" of northern finches, nuthatches and Blue Jays. Some Evening Grosbeaks made it into northern Florida, but I will be happy with just a few goldfinches or Red-breasted Nuthatches. A crossbill or Pine Siskin would be too much to hope for.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      I missed the Evening Grosbeaks, they were seen all around me.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  34. Lovely photos! Such a great variety of bird!

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

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  35. beautiful small birds, i LOVE the nuthatches too. i saw my first one this season when i was photographing my cardinal yesterday. i was able to get one picture, but only of his back!! that's a really nice image of the wren too, showing off the deep browns, i see them year round also. i do not see the pine skins!! have a great weekend, the sun just came out...and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      It is nice this year to see some different birds in my yard.
      I would keep looking, you never know when something new might show up on your feeder.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  36. I love seeing photos of other people's backyard birds. Since now I work from home, I get a front-row view of our birdfeeders all day long.

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

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  37. I love to see the beautiful birds at your feeders.

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

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  38. I love the line over the eye of the Nuthatch.

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  39. I love how the nuthatches walk upside down on trees and feeders.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The Nuthatches are cute to watch climbing all around the trees.
      Take care, enjoy your day.
      Happy weekend to you!

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  40. Awesome photos of your backyard birds ~ not always to capture those quick little feathered friends ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  41. We too have White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches at our backyard feeders every day. What a pleasure!

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  42. I have not seen a red-breasted nuthatch. I'll have to look out for one. I do have the white variety, and saw them on my feeder today! As a matter of fact, all of your birds shown have been on my feeders today except the goldfinch. I think the they have left this area until spring. Great pictures!

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    1. Thank you Minerva!
      You may have the Red-breasted Nuthatch there too, you seem to have all the same birds that I have here.
      Have a great day, a happy new week ahead.

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  43. the Red-breasted Nuthatch is probably the nicest of the nuthatches. It is really good-looking. The wren and Pine siskins are also very sweet.
    Great shots. Take care!

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  44. I like the little wrens - such cute little birds.

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  45. I used to see pine siskins when we lived on the mountain but I haven't seen them here.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      The Pine Siskins did not stay, I wish they did.
      Have a great day!

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  46. That Nuthatch is a beautiful little bird Eileen. There is a Nuthatch in the main UK but not in Northern ireland unfortunately. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a good week ahead.

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

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  47. Your feeder is full of feathered guests. The best kind of company.

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

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  48. Hi Eileen, so nice to have those little fellows in the yard. Like you I get the red breasted nuthatch sometimes but not all the time so when they come they are so pleasing to see. I have no siskins yet....Have a great week...

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I wish the Pine Siskins stayed around, they were here for a day.
      Happy Birding, enjoy your new week ahead.

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  49. Your feeders are full of all beautiful winged guests!
    I admire and appreciate all your pics!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  50. The birds seem more prolific than ever this year. Lovely shots! I believe it when they say birds are the Pied Pipers leading us down interesting paths.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  51. I see Nuthatches all year long altho the Red Breasted ones seem to be more numerous in the fall..I still have a hard time determining whether a Bird is a Pine Siskin or a Finch sometimes..I think they are mostly Finches..Looks like we have pretty much the same population..Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  52. Mucha suerte de ver tanta variedad de aves Eileen. Me gustan.
    Buen domingo. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy new week!

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  53. Hi Eileen! What great shots! I'm seeing those same birds. I went ahead and put my bird feeders up to see how it would go. Our outside kitty is a visitor at the feeders, but the birds are spotting him because he's white, and he's unable to climb the pole - I'm also not feeding on the ground, so I'm hopeful about being able to keep everyone safe - But I miss the ground-feeders so I may add a platform feeder. Again, we'll see.

    I hope all is well on your side of the Potomac! Rain coming, stay warm and dry, and thank you for your blogging friendship!

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      I wish I had a platform feeder too, they do attract different birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  54. Great shots of your regulars, Eileen. It's getting chilly here so the suet's been out for a while already! Stay healthy...jp

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    1. Thank you JP! Your birds will love the suet on those cold days.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  55. Wonderful shots of the Red-breasted nuthatch, and so love that wren shot.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  56. I really appreciate your knowledge of birds and how nice that so many varieties come to visit you. :)

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    1. Thank you Ellen, the bird watching is a nice hobby for me.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  57. How lovely to have a visit from an oft missing guest! That nuthatch is so sweet. I hope your week is going well.

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  58. The woodpecker particularly stands out.

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  59. Beautiful photographs :)

    All the best Jan

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