Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 374

 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!

Feb 12-15th, is our Great Back Yard Bird Count weekend. It is a citizen science project, share your love of birds.

Since I have not been anywhere, I only have some of my yard birds to share today.  I hope you enjoy, they are all beautiful.  I am cutting back my computer time to just once a week post on Saturday's. You may still see me commenting and visiting your blogs, just not as much.

1.  The Hairy Woodpecker with a Carolina Wren, a Gray Squirrel in the background is a male Cardinal, Pine Siskin with a Dark-eyed Junco and a Cardinal in the background. 


2.  A closer look at the Pine Siskin and the Dark-eyed Junco is sitting in the feeder.





3. American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal and a Carolina Chickadee.




4. A closer look at the Carolina Chickadee.




5. A single photo of the Hairy Woodpecker with the Carolina Wren. 





6. A Northern Cardinal, lately I have been seeing 5-6 males and a few female Cardinals. 


It would be nice to look out my window and see a "new to my yard" bird.  I have a wish list of "want to see in my yard" they are: Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Red-headed Woodpecker and missing this year Brown Creeper.  Some of these birds are seen in my area this year, but they missed my yard.  When I pass by my windows, I always look out just in case a new bird suddenly appears.  

 

 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.

 

136 comments:

  1. Greetings Eileen, what a wonderful array of colorful birds. Fabulous pictures.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Hello Diane,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Lovely birds! A cardinal has been singing in a bush by our driveway, but we have seen very few birds at the feeders recently.

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

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

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  3. Hari OM
    It's thet hope of a rarer visitor that makes birding such fun! Keep looking Eileen - the rewards even of the regulars are not to be missed. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Birding is fun, I love all the birds!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. One day Eileen , you will look out your window as usual, not expecting a new bird, and there it will be. Love those feather colours and all the feeders

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

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  5. So beautiful birds pics.
    Happy Weekend.

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

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  6. Nice to see so many birds active in your yard. I like the Pine Siskin.

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

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  7. I don't have a feeder in my garden. If I have, I would be spending a lot of time watching the birds at the feeder. Bird watching is a very interesting past time.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Birdwatching is a fun hobby!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. As you see I now have linked on however it would not let me into your site from my blog. The Northern Cardinals would light up any day Eileen. beautiful birds. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and Cannot access your site today

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      I am sorry you are having trouble with my blog today.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    All the birds are beautiful but I have a real weakness for the Cardinal!
    I always enjoy the variety of photos in your Saturday's Critters posts.
    Thanks for sharing and hosting!
    Happy weekend, and take care!

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    1. Hello Ella,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. They are all fantastic friends to come and say hello to in the morning.
    Enjoy them!
    All the best for your weekend!

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

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos and collages.
    It's great that you get all these varieties in your garden.
    Here on the balcony not so many species that come to eat.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't.
    Be careful and stay healthy.

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

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  12. The Carolina Chickadee and the wren are cute birds and always a pleasure to see. And so are the woodpecker.
    I almost did not recognize the goldfinch it looks so cute and fluffy in your shot. I am glad you still have this many species but new ones are always welcome of course. :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Yes, new birds are always welcome.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. love woodpeckers.... unique and beautiful critter.

    Happy weekend

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

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  14. Lovely guests enjoying a bite at your place, how nice! Love the colourful cardinal.
    Have a wonderful day, Eileen and thanks for hosting.

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

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  15. Hi Eileen! Love your birdpictures! Happy weekend!

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

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  16. Great yard birds. We can't have a feeder, but the lake and neighborhood wetlands are a nice substitute. Yet, no hope to see a Hairy Woodpecker, a junco or Pine Siskin. Only had goldfinches in two out of the 16 winters we have lived here. In 2014 there was an invasion of Carolina Chickadees, but they usually don't make it quite down to southern Florida and they are common about a three hour drive to the north. Love the design of your hanging feeder.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      You have beautiful birds for birding near you, I would be happy seeing the sights you see there.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  17. Dear Eileen,
    there are many birds in your yard that we never get to see in our country. Fortunately, we also have woodpeckers - but I only see (and hear) them in the forest, never in the garden. Such a beautiful red cardinal would of course also be on my wish list :-)
    Happy weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/02/ausflug-in-den-nationalpark-neusiedler.html

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    1. Hello Traude!
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. i have not seen a bird in our yard for months now. i do hear the screech owls and woodpeckers in the trees. even on my walk, there are only one or two doves, evne the hawks are gone. no idea why, it is hot here and they should be around. i don't put out food but 3 neighbors do and even their yards have none. love the blurred cardinal picture..

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I would be happy to hear the owls, they are not a common sight or sound here.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  19. Hello Eileen,

    Very beautiful photos. The Carolina Chickadee is so pretty. Enjoy your day, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit.
      The Chickadees are cute little birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  20. From your wish list we have Common Redpolls this year. Several have been visiting for about a week now. Our next new bird for the season is most likely Pine Siskin. They are all around but have declined to pay us a visit so far.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I hope you see the Pine Siskins at your feeder soon.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  21. Oh my but you have some majestic photos of the cardinals. Breathtaking!! Have a wonderful, weekend, Eileen and Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  22. The Great Back Yard Bird Count is a great idea, Eileen, we also have it here in Australia. It is a very useful census for birdlife, but also an excellent opportunity to teach kids about the environment, nature and sustainability. Lovely photos, as always.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      The bird count is a fun way to teach the children about the birds and nature.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. ...Eileen, you attract a wonderful assortment, good luck with the count.

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. I'm sorry you're not getting out as much as you would like Eileen. These are awful times for people who love the great outdoors. Never mind, it seems that your garden birds are numerous and colourful despite the predictability. If it's any consolation, we we are the same until the spring birds arrive. I hope your wishlist comes true. Thanks for the link today. Have a good day and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Phil.
      Between the virus and the weather, I have been hibernating.
      I am happy to see birds just outside my windows.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. I enjoy your birds, too! Today we are -22, but I'll bundle up and check the trailcams. What a winter it has been. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      I am tired of the snow, rain and cloudy winter days.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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

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  28. So nice to share your birds...thank you. I'm not as early a riser as the earlier commenters...so got to read what you all had said to each other...which is most enjoyable. It's like having a phone party line almost! Anyway, glad that you're still going to do this meme on your blog. Hope you still get out on walks and enjoy nature when you can.

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    1. Thank you Barbara.
      I am wishing for some warmer sunny days for my walking.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. It's always fun to watch the feeders and you got great photos. We saw a Baltimore Oriole fly in to ours and got SO excited! No pic though! lol Enjoy your weekend. Stay warm and snug. It's raining here so we'll be inside today too! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      It is great just to see the Baltimore Oriole, they are beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  30. Dear Eileen thank you for sharing your beautiful birds and creatures. thank you for hosting this meme. I love joining in and have linked my post today. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      I am happy to see you linking up, I enjoyed your post.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  31. All beautiful little birds and great captures. I sure hope your eyes are ok, I've been worried about you!

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    1. Thank you Martha.
      I am trying to cute back on my computer time, giving my eyes a rest.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. such gorgeous images of your yard birds and you certainly saved the best for last. it is so important to keep the feeders filled, during winter and especially when it snows!!

    your male cardinals are so beautiful, mine hid behind the branches!! enjoy the weekend, i hope your eyes are better. and many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie.
      My eyes are a little better, I think less computer time is a good thing.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  33. Your birds look so much warmer than my wee ones. I took a step back from the internet during Christmas and am slowly returning. Also stopped all the covid research and news I was paying attention to. Feel much better now. You do what you have to do, Eileen. Stay safe is the main thing.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn. Breaks are necessary sometimes, the news has been awful lately.
      I am glad you are feeling better now.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  34. All wonderful birds Eileen, Great Backyard Bird count this weekend so hope you find a new one, the Pine Siskin and Purple Finch are coming in as rare, I guess they didn't get the memo to move on by now...lol. I got my first Rusty Blackbird right in my own backyard...and that was a thrill. We have buckets of rain and a cold 39 degrees this weekend, so my list will be via the window. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra.
      I am looking for a new bird to show, no luck so far. Congrats on your first Rusty Blackbird yard bird.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  35. Oh such wonderful photos of your backyard birds ~ Favorite is the little chickadee ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend to you,

    Moment by Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  36. That Goldfinch is so pretty, and I always love to see photos of Cardinals! I used to blog three times a week, participate in numerous challenges and blog hogs etc...even scaling my blog time down to once a week proves to be a lot for me! The Evening Grosbeaks have all disappeared the last week. I wonder if they'll be back in the spring?

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    1. Thank you Rain.
      I hope your Grosbeaks come back. Sometimes we all need a break from the blogging.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  37. Thank you for sharing this lovely series of backyard birds today Eileen. Have a great weekend :)

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

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

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  39. I wish I had bird feeders that attracted as many birds as yours do, Eileen! I have been hearing a lot of Cardinals singing this week so I'm thinking they are liking the longer days but it is still really cold here!
    Hope your eyes feel better!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      I am happy to see the days getting longer.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  40. Beautiful photos.

    I always love seeing the cardinals.

    We haven't had many birds around this winter.

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

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  41. Always nice to see your backyard birds. The Cardinals sure are pretty.

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

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  42. Hi Eileen, Happy Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend to you! :-) We had our first big snowfall in Seattle last night. It got down to 26F and I was anxious this morning to see if my hummer feeders froze up. They did, except for one I put a heater on! Yes, they make heaters for hummer feeders. Put some pics on my blog and linked up with you today. I enjoyed your photos today and I always am impressed with how many different kinds of birds you see. Thanks for sharing and hosting! Happy weekend (again) to you and yours. John

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  43. Your chickadee photo is AWESOME, Eileen...jp

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

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  44. I haven't seen any hairy woodpeckers but we have downy woodpeckers almost daily. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I am lucky to see the Hairy, Downy and the Red-bellied woodies!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  45. I have only seen one brown creeper in all my years. And, you see them in your yard?!!? Jealousy sits in. Hope by cutting back on blogging & visiting, it's helping your eyes.

    If you celebrate, happy Valentine's Day & thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Happy Valentine's Day to you!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  47. Cute capture on your backyard birds and I wish you get to see the new arrival of birds too! Take care, and have a nice week ahead.

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

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  48. Your backyard critters always amaze me, Eileen. They know where they are more than welcome obviously. Gotta love male cardinals, though every single bird is a viewing pleasure.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Yes, all the birds are welcome here.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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

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  50. Beautiful images, my favourite is the Dark-eyed Junco, he looks ready spaced out.

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

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  51. I always enjoy your collection of birds...Great photos..beautiful Cardinals..Happy Valentines Day..

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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  52. Hello Eileen, I know the feeling of not going out this weekend, and it's my weekend off to get out there but we're in a cold warning with -9 at the moment and a low of -22! We have all next week of this before it warms up a bit. It's nice seeing your critter photos, and good knowing you're staying inside and warm! Enjoy your week ahead, hopefully spring is coming soon!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care and stay warm, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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  53. Hi Eileen!!! Lovely little birds... Have a nice week ahead... Cheers.

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  54. I really enjoy seeing those Red Cardinals! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  55. I so wish I had a wren that visited often...I just so love them.

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  56. i think my faves will always be a "chickadee" but i love seeing cardinals ... they just make you so happy. i have seen a big population of "woodpeckers" lately ...they are so busy. of all sorts ... so neat!! u take care this week. enjoy it. ( :

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  57. Me encantan tus fotografías, son unos pájaros preciosos. Saludos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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  58. You have a great view out your window - I don't know how you'd get anything done, there's so much to watch and enjoy, especially while we're stuck inside.

    But I hope all is well Eileen!! Take care!!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` Happy Valentine's Day!! ❤

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  59. Hi Eileen, No reply necessary. Best wishes on the grandson watch. :-) Can't wait to hear about the happy event. John

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    1. Thank you John!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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  60. I'm disappointed, not seeing more cardinals at your feeder. They are so cheerful and you have some wonderful shots of them!

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

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  61. These are all wonderful Eileen . I just read where science has shown that people who see more kinds of birds are happier! You must be on the top of the happy scale ! (And being a Grandma will tip you over the top.). Very best wishes to your whole family.

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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  62. Hi Eileen
    Congratulations of the birth of your grandson!! I was so happy to see the announcement this morning. You and your husband will love being grandparents..there is nothing as wonderful!
    I loved seeing all your photos of the birds at your feeders. I really regret not being able to keep a bird feeder at my house. I tried a few times but the squirrels are too numerous and aggressive here and eat all the seed so quickly.

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      The squirrels do take over the feeders.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great weekend!

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  63. Your feeders are full of feathers. I hope all our birds up north are staying warm. Brrrr.

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  64. Hola Eileen.
    Si ya llegó el bebé Felicidades a los padres y a vosotros los abuelos. Y si aún no ha llegado,deseo que todo vaya bien.
    Buen miércoles. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo

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

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  65. What a wonderful post, I have enjoyed seeing all of your colourful birds.

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  66. Just have to tell you that I love the view you posted for Monday...I know I will forget to mention it if I try to wait.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      That pic is from a trip to Washington State, one of my favorite places.

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  67. Eileen - hope all goes well with the new grandbaby and the mama!!! Lovely bird photos!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      All went well, with the birth of our grandson and our DIL.
      Have a great weekend!

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  68. I love these winged creatures :)
    Great photos !
    Greetings

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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