Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 375

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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 feel like I am sharing the same photos, I have not been anywhere special. Hubby and I are doing well, keeping our distance. I am still cutting back on my computer time, resting my eyes. We are waiting for the vaccine, it is slow to arrive here. On a pretty sky day, hubby and I took a walk to the lake. These photos are from my back yard, luckily I see the birds right outside my windows.   

1. It seems like it snows every day or every other day, the snow doesn't get a chance to melt before it snows again.  In my mosaic I am sharing the Red-shouldered Hawk, a view of the lake, Red-breasted Nuthatch, female Cardinal, Pine Siskin with a Dark-eyed Junco and a male Purple Finch.



2. Over the shoulder look, his back is to the feeders. I am pretty sure this is a young Red-shouldered Hawk.  I have caught him in my yard a few times now. 

 


3. I do love seeing these cute Red-breasted Nuthatches this winter, I see at least 2 males and 1 female every day.  



4. I see lot of Dark-eyed Junco after or during a snow storm. 




5. A pretty male Purple Finch, if you look closely you can see it is snowing. 




6.  There is a feeding frenzy at my feeders when we have a snow storm. Below are the usual birds at my feeders, the Cardinals, Dark-eyed Junco, Woodpecker, squirrels and one day I saw 20 or more Grackles with a few Starlings mixed in. 


7.  Below are 2 male Cardinals, one female Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco.  The squirrel has taken over the feeder.  




8. I counted 8-9 squirrels on my deck and feeders, where are the birds?  The Hawk must be sitting close by, the squirrels do not seem to worry about a hawk.  



Update:  Our Grandson Wyatt arrived on 2/15, a healthy 6lb 7oz. Hubby and I, Mama Allie and our son are doing well and very happy. Hubby and I are now happy grandparents..




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142 comments:

  1. First, Congratulations to you and family on the arrival of your grandson. So cute and adorable. Love all the critters that visited your place. Beautiful birds and cute squirrel. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  2. Hello, Hope you are doing fine. Beautiful pics.
    Congratulations :) Lovely pics of "Wyatt ", God Bless.

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. My internet went off so I think my first comment did not get through. CONGRATULATIONS Eileen on a becoming grandparents for the first time. He looks a contented and bonny baby The Purple Finch adn Cardinal are very pretty against the white snow. Lovely to see such a beautiful selection of birds in your garden. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a great weekend.

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

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    First of all, congratulations with your grandson! It's great to be grandparents. As always beautiful photos. The young Red-shouldered Hawk is very pretty.

    Enjoy your day, and have a happy weekend!

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

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  5. Wonderful news! Blessings to you and your family ♥️

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

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  6. Love the birds in the snow but most of all The new grandson is an exceptional addition. Congrats to all.
    MB

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  7. Your birds are so colorful, I love Cardinals but never get to see them where I live, the closest, in having a topnotch, are the Steller's Jays which are blue and black. We are seeing mostly chickadees and juncos now, but have had some nuthatches at times, and house finches, which are not as colorful as your purple finches. We also had a new granddaughter born in January, but have only got to see her in photos and computer links because of the virus.

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    1. Thank you Hannah!
      The Stellar's Jays are great to see, I love all the Jays too.
      I hope you get to see your new granddaughter soon.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Congratulations for your lovely grandchild! I like his name too. All the best to him!
    Thanks for sharing the series of birds which are so different from the ones I see here.
    Happy weekend!

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

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  9. What great photos and collages Eileen.
    Congratulations on your grandson, what a sweetheart.
    If you want to post my link, I cannot.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Congratulations with your grandson! What a sweetheart!
    We also have the birds held in the winter weather, luckily now spring is almost here! Very nice photos!
    Enjoy your weekend and your beautiful grandson!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      The birds seem to handle the winter weather well.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  11. the Red-shouldered Hawk image looks like abstract art. It is gorgeous with that wintery backdrop. :)
    Squirrels are so fun to watch yet so annoying when they eat all the birdseed. The nuthatch seem very powerful with the widespread legs. :)
    Take care. Wishing you a great week. And improving eyesight.

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

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    2. thanks, I realized I forgot to mention your sweet little familymemeber. Congratulations! I am happy everything is fine and all healthy. He will bring much joy!

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  12. Congratulations with your new grandson, he's a cutie. Beautiful bird photos, those squirrels are always around, you'd think that they own the feeders. :) Have a great weekend and take care.

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

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  13. What a handsome young man, your grandson is. My congratulations to you all!! The photo of the hawk is just beautiful. Wishing you a grand weekend, my friend.

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

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  14. Welcome Wyatt! congratulations to all of you. He is adorable. you know I always pick the purple finch as favorite. love the color and the shape of them. it is hard to believe all these pretty birds are surviving all the snow

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I have been happy seeing the Purple Finches hanging out in my yard, they are pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  15. Eileen, que felicidade a chegada do neto. Um amor, parece um bonequinho! Felicidades, tudo de bom, Parabéns pra toda família e que ele tenha sempre muito amor por perto! Adorei ver! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica
      We are happy grandparents! Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  16. You must be thrilled. The birds are beautiful but you saved the best for last. Welcome to the world Wyatt! What an exciting time to be born with NASA's Perseverance touching down on Mars. In years to come, so much more will be known about Earth and space and Wyatt will be inspired and learn from it all. :))

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Yes, we are thrilled!
      It was an exciting time for Wyatt to be born!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  17. Congratulations on young Wyatt. He's a handsy young chap and I think that his christening gift should be a pair of binoculars for when he comy to visit Nan and Grandpa's.

    That's a really lovely photo of the Red-shouldered Hawk. And the other pics too. Have a great weekend 🤠. And thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  18. Wyatt looks like a naturalist in the making! I think you need to prepare the room in the house where he will sleep when he comes to visit, with field guides, bird pictures on the wall, and so forth. Gotta start 'em young! I am not sure how close you son lives, but if it is close, better get ready for some babysitting duties! Make sure your diaper-changing skills are up to date!

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    1. Thank you David!
      It would be nice if our grandson was a naturalist.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  19. Congratulations on your grandson!! (Love his name) What a beautiful hawk. Nuthatches can be so funny - real acrobats - and they make the funniest sound. We have plenty of them around here and the juncos which my grandmother always called snow birds.

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  20. Hi Eileen :) Congratulations on your grandson's healthy arrival! :) Love his name! :) Your birds are gorgeous, that hawk especially. What beautiful colours and patterns! I love squirrels, I'd love to see more of them around here! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  21. I'm so happy for you, a grandchild is a wonderful thing.
    Good work on the birding. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  22. ...Wyatt sure is a handsome little fellow, congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  23. Congratulations on the new arrival into the family, Eileen! May he have a long and happy life.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  24. I love the Red-shouldered Hawk, it is gorgeous. And the Dark-eyed Junco, FANTASTIC. Beautiful grandson Wyatt, lots of love Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  25. Gorgeous photos. I especially love the hawk. Your baby grandson is very adorable and I can imagine how happy he is that he has made an appearance at last and that mama and baby are health. Congratulations to everyone.

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  26. awesome captures this week, we too are having a feeding frenzy at our feeders. i have been seeing a lot of hawks too, they have been buzzing around!! wyatt is so sweet, i wonder if he could be any cuter!! have a great weekend "grandma" and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I may be bias, Wyatt is a cutie!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  27. Congratulations on Grand-parent-hood! I especially like the feather detail of the hawk and rich colors of the Purple Finch. You are lucky to have such a view as you await the vaccine. We had our second shots three weeks ago today. Now we wear masks to protect other people.

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    1. Hello Ken,
      We are stuck waiting for the vaccine, I am in the last group able to get the shot.
      Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  28. Beautiful critters and a BIG congratulations on the birth of your grandson, he is adorable! I'm looking forward to watching him grow :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  29. Hari OM
    Well, congrats to Wyatt for his birth day and may he have many many happy ones to follow! Eileen, you have some gorgeous photos here, so never worry about 'the same' for each day is different! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Thomas!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  31. We see many of the same birds and I share them again and again but I love them all. You have such a nice deck and lots of pretty birds! And I'm so happy for you with this sweet little grandson! He is a blessing to the whole family. Sweet hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Wyatt is a blessing, we are thrilled.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  32. Wyatt is cute and sleeps precisely!! I hope you guys are happier at his arrival and should be fun having him around to spent priceless time. The snowy ambiance adds pretty background to the bird watch and shoot. Love the photos!

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      Wyatt looks to be a great sleeper.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  33. A descoberta consiste em ver o que todos viram e em pensar no que ninguém pensou.

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    1. Maria, thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  34. Felicidades por tu nieto. Besos.

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    1. Teresa, thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  35. Oh the joy you will experience with the newest addition to your family! Congratulations to the whole family. He is adorable!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  36. How lovely to have a new grandson...congrats to all the family...it will be fun guiding him and watching him grow. I actually dreamed my ex-daughter-in-law had a baby - to everyone's surprise as she's around 50 now...and single again I think. Dream was of baby lying on her front. I enjoy your birds, from hawk to squirrel! THanks for commenting over on my blog too!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      That is some dream!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  37. Hi Eileen,

    Congratulations on the grandchild!

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    1. Thank you Ranten!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  38. Wyatt is a beautiful baby and another miracle xox ~ Congratulations to all ~ Great feathered friend photos too ~ so happy for you all ~ Have a wonderful weekend ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. Best visitor of all is in the last photos. Grand kids are the greatest.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  40. As lovely as it is to see those beautiful birds, the best part of this post was last but by no means, least...the joyous arrival of a grandson!!Congratulations to everyone and what a handsome little guy he is!

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      Wyatt is a joy, we are thrilled to be grandparents.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  41. Congratulations to all of you on the birth of your healthy grandson! So sweet and so special. Glad everyone is doing well. Now the fun begins and the pocket book might be a little emptier. :) I also loved seeing that hawk. What a beautiful creature.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Grandparents do tend to spoil their grandchildren, it is a happy time.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. All of the photos are stunning, but those last few . . . simply amazing. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Wyatt is ADORABLE!

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      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  43. Congrats on the arrival of Wyatt, Eileen! I haven't been seeing many birds but this morning a male Cardinal was singing away somewhere down the street from me so that means spring is near I hope!

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      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. Your grandson is very sweet Eileen, an adorable baby :) Enjoyed all your photos today. Thank you for sharing them and enjoy your weekend.

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      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  45. Congratulations on your grandson Eileen, Wonderful wildlife pictures and that is a lot of snow. Most of ours has melted now. I for one and looking forward to less rain and more sun.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      We have a lot of snow here to melt.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  46. That red shouldered hawk is a total stunner! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  47. Such a very special post, not only birds and squirrels but BEST of all your new baby Grandson Wyatt :)

    Many congratulations to all the family.
    Enjoy being grandparents.

    All the best Jan

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      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  48. Congratulations on your new grandson - he is adorable!!! He's sure to bring you great joy!
    Great photos of the hawk and I always love how the red cardinals pop out in the white snow. We have the same weather and more snow today!!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  49. Although I've already told you CONGRATULATIONS one more time. He is absolutely beautiful, Eileen!!!...jp

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    1. Thank you JP!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  50. Congratulations about your grandson.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  51. Congratulations on your new grandson! Enjoyed all your bird photos. Hope you are having a happy weekend.

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

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  52. What a lovely grandson. I know you are in happy land right now. Your photos are amazing as always.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  53. Oh, Wyatt is adorable! I hope you are able to get the vaccines soon. We have gotten ours and are waiting another week before going out on the town! Just kidding, but I may dare to go to Walmart.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      We may be waiting awhile for our vaccine appt time.
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  54. Well isn't thank the loveliest news of the week? Congratulations all on Wyatt's safe arrival. It won't be long before I'm sure he's helping you fill up the bird feeders in the garden! Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren!
      Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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    2. Enjoy your week ahead, and thanks for taking time to link in.

      I was sitting enjoying your backyard birds then...sweet Wyatt appeared! Congrats to all, and know your life has changed ...sweet!

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  55. This is a beautiful collection of bird photos!
    These red birds look like lights hanging from trees!
    I wish the best to your grandson and your whole family!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Take care, I wish you a happy new week!

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  56. Hi Eileen, Congratulations on Grandson Wyatt! Those photos of him are sweet! I enjoyed all the photos in yet another fine edition of Saturday's Critters. Your collages are excellent and an inspiration for me to get going on creating some of my own. I so admire your location and all the nature you are able to observe near your home. Take good care and stay safe. Have a happy week ahead and say HI to Wyatt for me. :-) John

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    1. Thank you John! I appreciate your comment and visit!
      We are thrilled to be blessed with our first grandson. He is adorable.
      Take care, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  57. Dear Grandma ;-)
    First of all, warmest congratulations on the birth of the sweet grandson! Good luck and a good life to the little one and congrats to the parents!
    You can have wonderful wildlife viewing very close to you. So pretty, the hawk and all the other precious little creatures that come into your yard. I can also offer you a Red-breasted Nuthatch today, as well as great tits and playing dogs :-)
    Happy Sunday and a very good new week!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/02/zwei-ausfluge-und-ein-blumchenkleid.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      I am happy to see the birds outside my windows. :)
      Take care, enjoy your new week ahead!

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

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  59. Congrats....He is precious and I love his name. MANY healthy and Happy years to mom, pop, and babe....and the grand parents too. Lovely birds, love the RS Hawk, super shot...You guys had a lot of snow. Hope it melts off fast. Have a good week! Squirrels will not be outdone...I had to get all squirrel proof feeders to finally stop them but still they try and they get the seed that falls to the ground.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! Some of my feeders were supposed to be squirrel proof, they are not.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  60. Beautiful bird photos views.
    Their physical beauty looks amazing.

    How cute baby Wyatt ..., congratulations to you and your husband on becoming grandparents.

    Greetings to your family.

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      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  61. Wyatt is so cute! Congratulations! Nice bird photos in the winter wonderland. Stay warm, take care.

    Yoko

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      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

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  62. Love your blog and so envious of you seeing the sea. I love France and living where we do but lockdown had made travel impossible and holidays out of the question. Stay safe Diane

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  63. First of all...love the name Wyatt...he is adorable. There is nothing in life like having a grandchild.

    I love all your bird pics...especially that of the female cardinal in your first collage.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Wyatt is adorable, our family is blessed.
      Have a happy day!

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  64. Me alegra que todo fuera bien Eileen. Felicidades a los padres y a vosotros los abuelos. Guapo vuestro nieto.
    Que se críe bien amiga. Precioso entorno tienes.
    Buen martes. Cuídaros.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  65. Beautiful photos Eileen. I love very mucj the redshouldered hawk.

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      Take care, have a great day!

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  66. Whoo-hoooo! Congratulations on being a grandma, Eileen. He's darling.

    The critters love your yard. I don't think they go to just anyone's. :-) I love that beach photo you posted on Monday. I want to be there. Cheers!

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      Take care, have a great day!

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  67. Congratulations..... very cute baby.

    # Red-shouldered Hawk looks so pretty...I am almost never saw this critter recently.
    Have a great day

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  68. Que a gente não perca a capacidade de se encantar com o que é simples!

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

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  69. Congratulations to all...Wyatt is adorable! We are also waiting on the vaccine ..,it is slow here too. We do the same old walks and the same old drives. Sigh! You have beautiful yard birds to make staying home more of a pleasure.

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  70. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos. Congrats with your grandon Wyatt. Beautiful name. You live so beautiful . I love the red-shoulderd hawk. Have a nice week. Greetings Caroline

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