Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 369

 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 had a lot of time on my hands since Covid started, some of this time is spent feeding and watching my yard birds.  I hope you never get tired of seeing my birds.

1.  The cute Carolina Chickadee is a daily visitor. They love the sunflower seeds.

 
 

 
 
2. I see a few of the Tufted Titmouse at my feeders, they are pretty birds.
 
 
 
 
3. The Red-bellied Woodpeckers can be seen coming and going to my feeders. They love the little suet balls and the peanuts.
 
 
 
4. The Dark-eyed Juncos are usually eating off the ground  but sometimes I catch them at my feeders.

 

 
 
5.  Below is a Dark-eyed Junco in the back and up front on the feeder is a White-breasted Nuthatch. 
 
 

6.  The Pileated Woodpecker does not come to the feeders but I do see it at the pile of wood in the back part of our yard.




Thanks to all my visitors and for your 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.

 

132 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed all your photos. The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a great shot. Linking up with you today. I thought you might enjoy my picture of all the American Robins in the tree in my front yard. They were there long enough for me to grab the camera and capture the shot. Thanks for hosting and sharing Saturday's Critters #369. John

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    1. Thank you John! It is always nice to see you linking up your post! I did enjoy your Robins photos, they are a great yard bird. I appreciate the comment. Take care, I wish you a happy weekend!

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  2. Your photos look beautiful. The birds in your yard are really exciting, especially the woodpeckers.

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

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

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  3. I used to love sunflower seeds too and spend a lot of time cracking the seeds. The woodpecker seems to be more interested in the pile of wood than the seeds. Bird watching is good for relaxation.

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

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  4. Beautiful pictures of these nice birds

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

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  5. I always enjoy seeing your garden birds and photos of them. Sush a lovely variety you have coming there and I know you look after them so well with all your feeders. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekened

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

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  6. Beautiful birds.
    Thanks for hosting.

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

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  7. Hello Eileen, woodpecker is so cute!
    Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best!

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

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  8. I have been seeing more birds this winter than the previous two winters in this house. We had two northern flickers, and a dark-eyed junco. What I haven't seen (or heard) is the jays. That is what we predominately had the past two years.

    I wish we would get some of the variety you have. LOL

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    1. Thanks Dee! I am glad you are seeing more birds, some people are seeing less.I guess it depends on your area.Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Fantastic photos, Eileen! I'm picking the Chickadee as my favorite, it is an elegant little bird.
    Amalia
    xo

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

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  10. Todas fotos tão lindas,Eileen! Adoro ver! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

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

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  11. Great photos!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful day!

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

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful blog with beautiful photos.
    You don't see all these species in the Netherlands, I love the woodpeckers.
    Would you like to post my link, it will not work for me.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  13. Hello Eileen,

    The birds are so pretty. The Carolina Chickadee is very cute.
    Happy Weekend, and take care!

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

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  14. Wonderful post, Eileen!
    The little birds always need protection and you take very good care of them!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      I think the birds appreciate the extra food and water in the winter months.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Beautiful photos as always, Eileen. I love those woodpeckers, nice captures.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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

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  16. Hi Eileen, don´t worry, at elast I will not be tired of them.
    The Carolina Chickadee and the Titmouse are so adorable, I wish we had them. And your woodpeckers are so interesting. Last two years I have only seen one species of woodpecker around in my area. Earlier there was two. :(
    Take care! Wishing you a great week.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I am lucky to see so many species of woodpeckers in my yard.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Hello Eileen,
    These pictures are so nice. Fantastic to have these beautiful birds in your own garden.
    That woodpecker is so very nice. I love it.

    Greetings, Marco

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  18. Backyard bird feeders provide not only fine entertainment, but an opportunity to learn much about bird behaviour.

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    1. Thank You David!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank You William!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank You Nick!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  21. Hello Eileen. And the answer to your question is "No". I do not tire of seeing your garden birds. In these deeply depressing times to see your colourful birds is great. You are to be congratulated for keeping those feeders topped up. As you know, I would live to see a Pileated Woodpecker. I wonder if there is somewhere in your garden to hide out of sight so as to get really close to the Pileateds? I would be trying that should I be so lucky as to see them regularly.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank You Phil!
      I think there is a Pileated Woodpecker nesting tree nearby, I have been trying to check it out. But, I do not want to get too close.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  22. Wow, Carolina Chickadee's photos are so charming !.
    You managed to capture the moment beautifully.

    I salute your camera shots.
    Have a good weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank You for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. ...the woodpeckers are among my favorites. Thanks Eileen for hosting.

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    1. Thank You Tom!
      I love my woodies too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  24. Hello Eileen,:=) Happy New Year! It's taken me a while to get here, I'm a bit slower than I used to be! The lovely Woodpeckers make me jealous, I haven't seen a Woodpecker in my garden for ages. Delightful captures of the Sweet Chickadee, and Tufted Tit Mouse, They are dear little birds. Superb photography throughout your post Eileen. I have missed seeing your posts.

    Eileen I can't join in your critter post just yet, but will do so eventually. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank You, so glad to see your comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. Such a wide variety of birds, even just on this continent! The pileated is impressive, but the wee ones precious!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank You Jenn!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. What beautiful captures of all the sweet little birds!

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  27. I love your birds Eileen! :) That Pileated Woodpecker is a beauty. I love how your chickadee is looking at you! :) Peanuts? Interesting, I've never thought about peanuts for the birds. I used to feed the squirrels peanuts, maybe I'll add that to next month's shopping list! So far all we have are chickadees in our back yard!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Yes, most of my birds love the peanuts.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. It really is nice to have bird feeders to enjoy while we are home so much. We don't see the little Juncos here but they are always a favorite. Love your pretty birds. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I do enjoy watching my feeder birds.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Fantastic photos from your birdfeeder! Have a great weekend Eileen :)

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

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  30. I am always amazed of the beautiful birds that come to your feeding places, dear Eileen! I am particularly impressed by the pretty woodpeckers.
    Thank you for your lovely, caring words on my blog!
    All the best for 2021 🍀
    and best wishes, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/01/weihnachtszeit-2020-und-neues-jahr-2021.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. Great to see two woodpeckers...as well as the littler ones who you feed through the winter. Thanks for comments on my blog. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      We are lucky to live next to the forest, there are lots of woodpeckers.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. i see just as many titmouse birds as i do chickadees this time of year, a constant parade. the juncos have not shown up here yet, and i don't remember if i saw them last year!! i enjoyed see the pleated woodpecker, i do not see them at my feeders at all!!

    beautiful images today eileen. have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I have been seeing a lot of Juncos and Cardinals lately.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Great yard birds to share your home with. Today it is clear and sunny I hope to get out and enjoy nature thanks for the inspiring photos. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      It is nice to get outdoors and enjoy all the nature!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Hari OM
    always a joy - the woodpecker is certainly a dandy!!! YAM xx

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  35. They are soooo cute! I need to really put out bird food, we had snow! Eeeek.

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      No snow here, but it is very cold.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. You get such a lovely variety of birds. The titmouse is adorable. I never see them though I have see the other birds. I am getting starling, jays and crows and one flicker.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      I love all the birds!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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

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  38. You take beautiful macro shots of our 'feathered friends' ~ love them all ^_^

    Moment by moment.....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  39. Wow gorgeous images of all the fun birds and feeders. I miss not being able to hang my feeders but we have a very persistent large male black bear that destroyed them last year.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I hope the bear has moved on.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. Love the closeups of your visitors! So pretty! Happy Saturday to you!

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

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  41. I love the feeder, it is a fast food feeders the varied of birds, my favourite is the Pileated Woodpecker, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  42. Wonderful sightings. I'm wishing I'd washed my windows better before winter!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, happy Sunday!
      Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  43. How thrilling to see the Pileated Woodpecker, Eileen! It is always nice to hear the Chickadees up in the trees even if you can't see them.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  44. Hello,
    what a nice series also today! I am undecided about which one I prefer...Titmouse or Woodpecker with punk crest?
    LOL!
    I wish you a great Sunday! Stay well.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      The Pileated is one of my favorite woodpeckers.
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  45. I love all of your back yard birds. Great pics of them all.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  46. Lovely shots. We have the red breasted Nuthatch here and it is one of my favorite birds to watch.
    Take care
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  47. Wonderful detailed views of great yard birds!

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  48. Hi Eileen! I love visiting your blog, and I always love the photos of the birds - This is a really nice series, especially because it includes that illusive Pileated Woodpecker!

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  49. Love the little chickadees - such cute little birds.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, happy Sunday!
      Enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  51. Looks like we are seeing the same birds. I haven't spotted the pileated woodpecker yet this year but I've heard his call.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  52. Love 'em all, of course. In particular the pileated...envious of THAT one most of all.
    Thanks, as always, your sharing with us birders at IRBB.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Have a great new week ahead!

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  53. Bien saben donde alimentarse. Me encantaron las fotos. Preciosas.
    Buen domingo Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  54. Love the pileated woodpecker, it doesn't come often but you can hear it up the back hills for time to time.

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    1. Hello Linda,
      Thanks so much for linking up and for the comment.The Pileated Woodpeckers are very loud..Take care, have a great new week!Eileen

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  55. I have never seen a Pileated Woodpecker..Great shot!! I hope you are having a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  56. love all of your birds today the Pileated woodpecker is very cool!!!

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    1. Thank you Gina!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  57. It's so much fun to see all little birds at your feeders. Your pictures are all so alive, you are really good at capturing them doing their thing: In this case eating.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      Since we are home so much lately, watching the birds from the windows is fun. My kind of entertainment.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  58. You have so many pretty birds there, especially the one with red feathers.

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  59. Lovely, lovely, so lovely.
    Fantastic photographs from your birdfeeder :)

    Hoping you've enjoyed your weekend, my good wishes for the coming new week.
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  60. what fun, i love the chickadee. so cute. happy week for you. take care. bye for now. ( :

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  61. You have such an amazing variety of birds visiting your yard - I am sure they all appreciate the food you have provided for them. Your photos are awesome :)

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    1. Thank you Mxx!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  62. I've never seen one of my juncos on a feeder, I'm going to have to pay closer attention to see if I'm missing that. And the pileated woodpecker photos are great, it's one of the birds I really hope I get a chance to see in person some day. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  63. Hello Eileen, I'm a bit late as this is my working weekend, but I've got my critters (family pups) to boast their cuteness! Your sweet birds are busy enjoying their surroundings and making us smile! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I am happy to see you anytime, thanks for the cute furbaby post..
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  64. Those Woodpeckers are truly fantastic Eileen, but then again they are!

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  65. Hello Eileen, I'm late but I am here. Long story short, if we don't have Loadshedding (our powersupply cut our electricity for to five hours a day) then my Internet plays up. All has been good now though and I managed to link up. Thank you for sharing your critters and hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      You are welcome any time, I am always glad to see your critter post and links.
      Take care, enjoy your new week!

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