Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 373

 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!

 These are some of my back yard birds seen Jan 26th and a bunny seen on Jan 24th.  

1. I assume this bunny is finding food in my yard and has a warm place to sleep on the cold winter days. 


2.  I have posted previously about the birds I see out my "treadmill" window, I labeled these post as Treadmill birding.  My treadmill died, now I have a new exercise bike now next to the same window.  While riding my bike, I noticed a few American Robins at the edge of our yard and the street. One Robin was perched right outside the window at the rhododendron and on the gutter of our house.  



3. The male Cardinal with two male Purple Finches.  




4. The male Northern Cardinal in front of a partially hidden Purple Finch.



5. Two pretty male Purple Finches.  





 

 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.

146 comments:

  1. Your backyard birds look so nice and colorful! I hope your eyes get their needed rest and you can enjoy them completely.

    Thank's for hosting the critter party. My image came out odd, but I'm here.
    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Sorry, the linky thumbnails are not working.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. Fabulous pictures I love the picture of the red cardinal, we don't have them here. My in laws live in Maryland and I once saw on in a tree they are just so pretty.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The Cardinals are beautiful!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Amazing birds! I am sure they motivate you to spend more time on the workout.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Such sweeties! I really wonder how they make a living in the cold with their tiny bodies...

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Watching the birds is a good way to pass the time while exercising.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      I am easily distracted by the birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Sorry for the life of me I spent ages trying to join your meme today but it would not let me.. Can you link me on from your end please. Then it suddenly appeared "pending". Love the bunny and Red Cardinal Eileen. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a lovely week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Sorry the linky thumbnails are not working for me.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. Hello, Thanks for hosting. Beautiful photos.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Hi Eileen! As always, I love your photos, and a bunny is always fun to see.

    Hope your eyes are getting better, take care!!

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Hi Eileen, I always enjoy the variety of photos in your Saturday's Critters posts. Love the bunny and all the birds. Thanks for sharing and hosting! John

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    1. Thank you John, for linking up and for the comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Cute bunny with the big and round eyes. Great to see the colourful birds. Have a wonderful weekend and break.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Dearest Eileen;
    I really AM sorry that I couldn't register on your blog. Linky tool may be too difficult for me <(^^;)> 
    Let me give more time to figure out;
    Northern Cardinal looks really lovely.
    Just in case, let me paste my this weeks post's url
    https://orchidenglishblog.blogspot.com/2021/01/japanese-winter-dish-called-oden.html

    I always appropriate your kindness and hosting ♡♡♡
    Miyako*
    T

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    1. Thank you Miyako!
      I fixed your link, I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. Treadmills do need maintenance but you got to get a knowledgeable person to do it. Good luck

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      The treadmill died, it was time to be replaced.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. OMG; I was having trouble with PC and taking time for it. Haven't realized my earlier try have worked, p-;)
    I really am and always thankful for your effort for us. Otherwise, I might have not interested in sweet birdies.
    Lots of Love and Hugs; Miyako*

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    1. Sorry, you were having trouble with the linky.
      It is fixed now, thank you!

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  14. Hello,
    you have a lot of nice feathered friends...and furry too. ;)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope all is fine with you. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos of the bunnies and birds. The american robin reminds me of our european red robin. They are so sweet.
    Happy weekend, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I love the cute Eurasian Robins.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. Hi Eileen,
    These are again a beautiful series of photos.
    Photo 2 is my favorite.
    I wish you a nice weekend, watch out and stay healthy.
    Would you like to post my link, even now it doesn't work.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I was able to link your post.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Muito lindos os bichos...Adorei o coelho no teu pátio...Lindos pássaros também! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. What a cute bunny with those big eyes. The birds are always nice to see. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your break.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. great! As we say in sweden Catching two birds with one stone! You get your exercise and are birding at the same time. Love all of your photos today. Both because I like the birds and because the last ones are really beautiful with the birds sitting on the "open" bush. It is beautiful.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      The birds do love sitting in that bush, it is close to the feeder.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  20. Nice way to get your exercise. Cute Cottontail. It's been almost two years since I have seen one. Our Marsh Rabbits have dark fur and tails. So far this winter I have only seen one robin and have no hope of spotting a Purple Finch. Now that we have had both COVID shots we can at least start to dream about flying north in the spring.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      We are still waiting for the vaccine, not sure when we will be able to travel again.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Hari Om
    That's a pretty good view from your stationary bike!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Marianne!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. Instead of A Room With a View you have a bike with a view. And what a view it is I would like to see a rabbit out my window. And I think the rabbit wears its own fur coat so it should be nice and warm

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I do love my views of the birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  24. Good for you for working out. I do, as well. I have TV, though. Sometimes I see my JB walking past the window! Thanks for hosting us! Have a great one.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      I like my birdie TV while on my exercise bike.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. ...I haven't seen a robin in a while, it must be too cold here. Thanks for hosting Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      It has been cold here too, the robins are still here year round.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  26. It's good that you are finding ways to keep fit Eileen. Even better that you can still bird while cycling. Hope you get your jabs soon. We've had our first. Stay safe. Thanks for the link today 🤠.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      I wish they would roll out more doses of vaccine, it seems very slow here.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. Hi Eileen :) I love that photo of the bunny! :) And the pop of colour from the Cardinal really looks very cheery! Feels like spring! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      I am looking forward to some warm spring days.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. you have the most beautiful yard birds, i especially enjoy seeing the purple finches as i do not see them at my feeders. the cardinals always look so pretty, off in the distance, intertwined with the branches of a tree!!

    my robins are still here also, i guess they will hang around for winter. i see a bud on your rhododendron plant, isn't that funny how the bud all winter!! i hope you are doing well eileen, taking good care of those eyes!! awesome pictures today, many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      It is weird to see the rhodo's budding. I wonder if it didn't open from the last season.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. Beautiful photos, Eileen. The bunny is a wonderful shot, and I am very partial to the cardinals, too!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      The Cardinals do brighten up my yard in the winter.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. Dearest Eileen,
    you have a wonderful bird view during your home training! And the cute bunny is also a pleasant sight :-)
    Hugs and happy weekend, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/02/fahrt-mit-der-salzbergbahn-und.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Keep safe and well!

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

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  32. Great captures of such beautiful little critters. The pretty little finches are my favorite. I hope you made an appointment to get your eyes checked out. Have a great weekend Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Yes, I have had my eye appointment and a follow up later. A new prescription for my eyeglasses too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. How pretty! You have a nice view while you exercise. We've seen more birds at our feeders this week than on the trails! We have the good stuff in our feeders! heehee! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      It is nice you are spoiling your feeder birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. Such a wonderful window to allow those critter views! Take care, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. Thanks for sharing your beautiful birds...and all the others' critters as well.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  37. Hey, I didn't know you had to ride a bike in your living room to bird watch!

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    1. Thank you Red!
      The exercise bike is in more of a den than living room, but I bird watch from all the windows in our house.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  38. The bunny is awesome ~ so precious ~ great photo and wonderful 'feathered friends' photos too.

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  39. That rabbit is so darn cute...and love those birds. Male Northern Cardinals are always so handsome.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  40. So smart to have your exercise apparatus next to a window so you can see all these visitors to your bushes. Hope your weekend is going well.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  41. The male cardinal and the House Finches sure make for a bright splash of red!

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    1. Thank you David!
      The red colors do pop!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  42. I love the American Robins, they are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  43. Nice that you have such a good view while riding your stationary bike! I only learned this year that robins don't really migrate - they just switch locations (locally relatively speaking) to where there is good for them. One day I looked out and there had to be close to a dozen male cardinals by our sunflower seed feeder! What a sight! I haven't seen a bunny in ages.

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      I usually 5 or 6 male cardinals and a few females at one time. I see less in the summer.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  44. That photo of the cardinal and the finch is fantastic.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  45. To see these beauties while exercising would be enough for me to WANT to work-out.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  46. Tu jardín está muy concurrido amiga. Simpátida la liebre y precioso el cardenal
    Buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  47. I hope your eyes are feeling a bit better, Eileen! I always like to see Cardinals but those Purple Finches are so cute too!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  48. It looks like you stop pedaling from time to time to take pictures of birds :)

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      LOL, yes I take breaks from cycling.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  49. Estás muy bien acompañado, con esos animales que visitan tu jardín.

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  50. Bunny is just daring!! You'd like to cuddle. The photo of the cardinal is beautiful! Have a grand day, Eileen.

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  51. I'm loving your bunny. I never seem to see them till spring, so this is a treat! Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  52. Dear Eileen, the image of your American Robin is so stunning. What a capture from you treadmill window! And the rabbit is always a favorite of mine. Thank you for sharing and hosting this meme. I have linked my humble offerings in view of your beautiful photography today. Be safe and have a great day. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      I enjoy your post, it is great to see birds from around the world.
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

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  53. Hi Eileen!

    Lovely pictures of the birds! Happy sunday!

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

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  54. The bunny is so sweeeet.
    Thank you for hosting. Stay in health.

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

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

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  56. cardinal and Purple Finches look like coexist peacefully.
    Great shots.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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

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  57. Pretty robin! Haven't seen any bunnies in a while so enjoyed seeing yours at the start of the post. Hope your eyes are improving with the rest. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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

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  58. Much as I love the red Robin nothing quite compares with your cardinals their colour is so impressive!
    Thanks for hosting Eileen
    Wren x

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

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  59. The Elusive Bunny , Love That Shot - Almost As Much As Those Shadow People - Be Well

    Cheers

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  60. That's a beautiful robin! Thanks for hosting and stay safe.

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

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  61. Thanks so much for having us at I'd Rather B Birdin' share in your area of the bird kingdom from your room with a view!

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

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  62. Hello Eileen,:=) Sorry I am late in commenting. It's painful for me to sit at the computer because of sciatica. My daughter linked up for me. Lovely colourful birds, and love your Robin, and Bunny captures.

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    1. Hello,
      I am sorry you are in pain, take care and thank for for visiting and for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  63. Beautiful captures Eileen. The robin is so cute and plump. I hope the break will help your eyes. I too am trying to spend less time on line for my eyes and also because I have a lot of work to try and accomplish. I'm a very slow worker these days. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hello Penny,
      Thank you for visiting and for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  64. We've startled a few rabbits in our yard through last summer and on into this winter. I'm not sure where they live, but we have lots of shelter in the form of green and dried plants. You have a wonderful view on your exercise bike.

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    1. Hello Yvonne,
      We have several wood piles around the yard, I think the critters have homes in the brush piles.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  66. The cardinal in the 4th pic looks like an angry bird! You got some lovely bird shots, and I liked the details on the robin. Hope you have a nice week ahead

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

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  67. Can’t think of anything nicer or healthier than to exercise in front of a window where birds and bunnies roam! Good for the body; good for the soul.

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  68. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos. I like the cardinal. Greetings Caroline

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  69. The cardinals and robins are out a'plenty in my back yard. I always think of spring when I see them, even though it is still weeks away. Have a good week!

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  70. Good morning Eileen, I'm sorry to be late, but just so you know I started this post even before Saturday, but my working weekends, adding the frozen tundra temps, -16 when I arrived at work, brrr and this Super Bowl weekend was busy, way too busy, and yet we all survived. I especially like your bunny opener of a photo, it's what was heavy on my mind with these horrible temps and the snow that fell it's hard for them to find food! Great critters you share and make reading these photos so wonderful! Everyone does well, and so we all do well! Take care.

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  71. Thank you for sharing your colourful backyard birds, lovely photographs.

    I do hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

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  72. Dear Eileen, no comments are allowed in your new post, so I'll just comment here ;-) We take photos for the same reason - there are wonderful sights that want to be captured. You have preserved a magical morning sky! My husband and I are evening people, we almost only manage to photograph sunsets, but sometimes they are also stunningly beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to be able to enjoy these beautiful colors and cloud formations later and again and again?!?!
    Hugs Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/02/ausflug-in-den-nationalpark-neusiedler.html

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  73. I see a lot of red in those birds, very nice! And the Bunny, always a fun sighting.

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  74. Cardinals are top of my wish list should I ever visit the US again! I hope your bunny has somewhere warm to live.

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  75. Mr Rabbit's family members are pretty much everywhere but the red bird really is a positive highlight.

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  76. Eileen - I look forward to the return of our other birds in the spring, including the purple finches!

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  77. I try to send my blog in but its does not work. https://tinedejong.blogspot.com/2020/05/een-vreemde-eendensoort-ekstereend.html

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  78. Tweet, tweet, Eileen. I always love coming by and seeing what birded friends you're sharing with us. Have a wonderful break!

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