Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 371

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello, 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 am sharing more of my recent yard birds, from Jan 11 and 12th.  I had a few Pine Siskins and a male Purple Finch. These two species have been randomly visiting within the last couple of months.  These are just some my winter birds. I also see maybe 3 of the Red-breasted Nuthatches and lots of Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows. 
 

 1. Below top are the Pine Siskin and bottom are the Northern Cardinal with 2 Pine Siskins.

 


 

2.  The Pine Siskin is close to 5 inches in size. It has a thin bill and a yellow streak on it's wings.

 


 

 

3. A closer look at the Purple Finch, it has a forked tail. It's head and back are a rich rose red or raspberry color.

 


 4. Top is the Carolina Wren, below is a Downy Woodpecker and a White-breasted Nuthatch and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 


 

5. A male Purple Finch

 


6.  A female Red-breasted Nuthatch, the head was moving causing a blurry look.



 


I hope you enjoyed these birds, I am always happy to watch my feeders and yard  birds. 

 

 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.

122 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds! Our feeders aren't attracting as many as yours, but we have a few good birds in the parks.

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

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  2. I enjoy seeing the birds visiting the bird feeders. You have captured some nice close up of the birds. Over here the birds are just too fast for me or too far away. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  3. Hello, Hope you are doing well.
    Lovely birds photos.
    Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Hi Eileen, Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters #371. I always enjoy your yard birds. The Northern Cardinal is wonderful. I'm linking up with the story of my Mountain Bluebirds. Thanks again. Have a happy weekend! John

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    1. Thank you John!
      I am happy to see your Bluebirds!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  5. The Purple Finch is beautiful, and a lovely feeder too.

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    1. Hello Jean,
      Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    The Purple Finch is very beautiful. It's lovely to see the other birds too.
    Happy weekend, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  7. What pretty girls come to your feeders Eileen it must give you hours of pleasure. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Yes, I do enjoy watching my yard birds.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Today I discovered another bird new to me: the Purple Finch. Awesome. Thanks!
    Have a great weekend with many feathered visitors!

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      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    This is a wonderful series of photos.
    It's great that you get all this in your garden, the red cardinal is only found here in the zoo, the other species we have here in the Netherlands in the wild.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Ohhh, hey´re all beautiful, and elegant!
    And cute.

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  11. Hello, Eileen. Good shots. Purple Finch has lovely colour.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Klara!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Looks as if the explosion of northern visitors is continuing. A female Purple Finch got down into Florida this week, not nearly close enough for us at the southern end of the peninsula. Thanks for sharing those nice feeder shots!

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      Yes, I am happy to see these winter visitors.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Lots of visitors to your feeders, how nice that you can watch and photograph them. I love the Northern Cardinal, it really stands out. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend and stay safe. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Hello Eileen, You have so many lovely bird visitors to your well stocked feeders. Love the sweet Carolina Wren, the Pine Siskin ( which I have never seen before) and the brightly coloured Purple Finch and Cardinal. I'm glad you posted the Nuthatch, one of my favourites. I'll try to link up later.

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      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  15. Eileen, todos eles são lindos e cada um com sua característica, como as pessoas...Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana,beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  16. Beautiful birds. Must be a pleasure to watch that feeder and to photograph.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  17. You made wonderful photo's of the birds!

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    1. Thank you Marianne!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Hari OM
    Just delightful, Eileen! Stay warm and safe! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  19. oh dear Eileen one fall in love with Maryland when realize how many and how pretty birds live there :)

    i am stunned with your yard birds ,how fortunate to have such feathery beauties in your yard everyday :)
    Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so amazingly captured ,you are blessed with love for creatures indeed

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    1. Thank you Baili!
      I do love seeing my yard birds.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  20. Love these photos, Eileen as well as the commentary!..jp

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    1. Thank you JP!
      LOL, I am not wordy person.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  21. ...Eileen, you sure attract a nice collection of feathered friends. Thanks for hosting and take care.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  22. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice pictures of these birds.
    They are very nice. That purple finch is so special. Very nice to see him here.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  23. A lovely collection of birds, Eileen, I guess they must be grateful for the food in your yard during the Winter!
    The cardinal is quite impressive!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      I do keep the birdies well fed in the winter.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  24. Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  25. Great photos today Eileen. The Pine Siskins are how do say "neat". Their plumage is just perfect for hiding from predators. Not so for the male Purple Finches. They must have another trick in the book. Thanks for the link today 😊.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The male Purple Finch is a pretty color.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  26. Oh me, what a gorgeous cardinal!!! Just takes my nreath away!! Happy day to you!!

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      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  27. Such beautiful visitors. I get crows.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  28. You have some pretty birds at your feeders right now. We have big flocks here and have a time keeping the feeders filled! Happy weekend! I love your little Wren!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      My squirrels eat more of my birds seed than the birds are able to eat.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  29. They are all so beautiful. The Purple Finch is definitely my favorite! Have a great weekend Eileen :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  30. i love all these cute little birds, the purple finch is my favorite because I love that color, and have lots of it in my house.. loving the bottom shot in first collage.... the blurred cardinal is beautiful. i love bokeh pics

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      Sometimes I am lucky capturing the bokeh!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  31. awwwww, such sweet little birds outside your window and on your feeders!! i see some of these here but not the pine skins or the purple finches, they are both beautiful!!

    it's cold here this morning, 27 degrees, we are lucky to have these wonderful views outside the window!! have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      The Purple Finches and the Pine Siskins are occasional visitors here, I do not see them every day.
      I am happy with all the birds I do see.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  32. Great little friends that you're feeding. They depend on you, and all you ask in return is to take their photos!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  33. These Little Birds Are So Beautiful And Rich With Color - Somehow You Captured Their Personalities - Be Well Shadow People

    Cheers

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      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  34. I enjoyed your photos and wish I had such a variety of birds at my feeder.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I am happy with all the birds I see daily at my feeders.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  35. Lovely pictures of the birds. You got some great close ups!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Your in depth knowledge of birds and your love of nature shines through.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  37. Commons Redpolls and Pine Siskins are all around us this year but so far neither one has accepted my offer to visit the feeders in my backyard. And I laid out a fine feast for them too!

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    1. Thank you David!
      I wish I would see a Redpoll at my feeders, I heard there are flocks around.
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  38. Beautiful bird photos Eileen! I love the shot with the Cardinal!!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful macro shots of our feathered friends ~ the colors are divine ~ ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  40. Love those Purple Finches, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  41. As always, gorgeous birds. Love those purple finches!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  42. Precioso el pinzón purpura. Grandes foto amiga.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  43. Pine Siskin is a very cute bird. To bad we don´t have it. :) The Purple Finch is also gorgeous with it´s special coloring. We don´t have that one either :( And your little wren is so sweet. That is one good thing with birding. You always find beautiful creatures around you. I only wish life would be a bit more easy for them.
    Take care! And enjoy the coming week.

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

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  44. Hi Eileeninmd,
    Wonderful selection of photos of beautiful birds, I especially loved the Purple Finch.
    Be careful and stay well.
    Greetings

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

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

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  46. Great photos!
    I saw a purple finch here in North Mississippi today, but no photo.
    Thanks for hosting!

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

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  47. What dear little birds, they are all so charming and adorable. Must be great having them visit your yard.
    Have a happy day :) xx

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    1. Thank you Mxx!
      I do enjoy feeding and watching my yard birds.
      Take care, happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week!

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  48. I enjoyed all your bird photos today especially the pine siskin. Now I'll have an even better idea what to look for should I think I spot one out at my feeder. The purple finch as well, though I've not seen as many of my finches this winter. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      I hope you find some Pine Siskins.
      Take care, happy Sunday! Have a great new week!

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  49. Wow! That cardinal is stunning!

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  50. We finally have birds coming to the feeder we bought. They needed to find it and figure out that we had hung it. It's fun to watch them. You got some great photos of the beauties that have come to your feeder. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      The birds will appreciate your feeders.
      Take care, happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week!

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  51. Hello Eileen, I love all your birds and learning their names. I thought the other day that growing up in Sweden, I could identify all birds, or at least, most of them, by name. Here, it hasn't been as easy. So it's fun to visit you and other blogs with birds and learn a little.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      I am sure you see some great birds there.
      Take care, happy Sunday! Have a great new week!

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  52. Beautiful birds! Thanks for hosting. The linkups encourage me to take more Critter pictures.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I am always happy to see you linking up!
      Take care, happy Sunday! Have a great new week!

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  53. I just LOVE the wren! Their perky tail & happy personality always makes me smile!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at IRBB this week.

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

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  54. Fantastic capture on your yard birds, and while watching yours, I hear Indian mynahs calling me outside! Good see the birds, and I hope u have a great weekend.

    Take care

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      I would like to see and hear your Mynahs.
      Take care, happy Sunday! Have a great new week!

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  55. The Pine Siskins are precious, and the Purple Finch, lovely photos, so close up.

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  56. Beautiful photos, as always. I'm having trouble sitting with my back pain. It's really frustrating.
    Thanks for the eye candy!

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

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  57. All beauties ... but the rosy red feathered bird particularly caught my eye.

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    1. Thank you for commenting!
      Take care, happy Sunday!
      Have a great new week!

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  58. Great shots of your visitors, what would we do without them? Hope your weekend is going great.

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

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  59. Really nice series..Great pictures..Nice variety of yard birds..Have a nice week!!

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

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  60. I loved seeing these. Right now about all I can get is startlings. I will swear that I am not even going to try again, but always end up buying a couple bags of feed and every time the startlings get almost all of it.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      I am glad I do not see the Starlings here, maybe once in awhile.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a happy new week!

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  61. Un reportaje precioso. Saludos.

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  62. Such a great selection of photographs Eileen.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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