Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 376

  Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!
 
 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

 I have a mish-mash of critters and photos to share. Another sighting of the Red-shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker continues to visit our wood pile, a flock of Eastern Bluebirds visited our yard for just a bit. I also have some photos from our time watching the grand-dogs Nibbles and Winnie the Corgi.  

1. I think I lost one of my Dark-eyed Juncos, it is not the best photo. It was taken through my kitchen window. Not sure, if this is the Red-shouldered Hawk I have been seeing hanging around the yard. 

Update: thanks to Ken of Rosyfinch Ramblings for the Cooper's Hawk id below.  




2. The Pileated Woodpecker can been seen almost daily in the back part of our yard. 



3. Pileated Woodpecker, photo taken on Valentine's Day.





4. One day I noticed 5-6 Eastern Bluebirds in our yard, they checked out two of the birdhouses.  It was a cold snowy day, I think they were looking for warm protection from the weather. 



5.  Two male Eastern Bluebirds, perched on the wood pile. One Bluebird was checking out another one of my birdhouses.



6. I think this is a female Eastern Bluebird checking out one of our birdhouses.  



7.   We spent a couple of night at my son's home watching the grand-dogs when our DIL went into labor. Our grandson Wyatt was born on 2/15.  

Nibbles is a sweetie giving up her bigger bed for Winnie the Corgi. They are both sweet dogs,  it was fun watching the grand-dogs for a few days. It will be interesting to see how they react to their human brother Wyatt.  





 

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142 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new grand baby! Enjoy grandmotherhood! Your bird photos this week are great, especially the woodpecker.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  2. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all your photos. The Eastern Bluebirds ... they are such a pretty bird. Lots of neat photos of the Pileated Woodpecker. Congratulations again on Wyatt! :-) The dogs look sweet. Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters #376. Have a happy weekend, take care, and stay safe. John

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    1. Hello John, Thank you for the comment and visit! The Bluebirds are beautiful, they were my spark bird.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  3. Pretty Pileated Woodpecker and Eastern Bluebirds. I am sure Nibbles and Winnie can sense the excitement over their human brother Wyatt and is impatiently waiting to welcome him and to do a thorough check over him. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Nibbles seems to already be very protective of her human baby brother.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  4. What sweet photos! I love watching the birds. swe have huge ancient pine trees in our yard. They are over 50 years old. This past snowstorm I Noticed birds chirping. I think there are babies in one of the trees and I Understand why they are there. Because the trees are so full and probaly warmer then most trees that are leave free int he wintertime. SO nice to visit you. Hoping your weekend is wonderufl.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit! I love the big old pine trees, they are beautiful.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  5. A new grandson, what joy, and to babysit the doggies, that is something that is so valued, rtaher than having them in a boarding kennel. Congratulations on the new arrival.

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    1. Thank you Jean! We are blessed!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    I feel sorry for your Dark-eyed Juncos. The nature is merciless, but the Hawk need food too. The Corgi is a sweet dog. Beautiful photos!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Yes, the hawks need to eat too.
      Winnie the Corgi is a sweetie!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    the Bluebirds are total beauties! How I wish they lived here too...
    Thanks for sharing the funny Pileated Woodpecker too, with its red head.
    Have a joyful weekend! Stay well.

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    1. Thank you, the bluebirds are beauties!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  8. Great pictures these are Eileen.
    Congratulations on the birth of your grandson.
    The dogs are sweethearts.
    Photos 5 and 7 are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  9. nice to see your Red-shouldered Hawk. I rarely see raptors nowadys and when I do they are far away flying in the wrong direction. I really like your read-headed woodpecker. So easy to see. :)
    The image of the Eastern Bluebird pairs are really great and those so beautiful birds.
    I´m sure your grand-dogs will love and care for their new "brother". I´m glad all is well with all of you.
    Take care!

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  10. Lindos os passaros e os cachorros bem comportados.

    Tomara eles gostem do pequeno "irmãozinho" Wyatt. Como ele está? Crescendo bem?

    Tudo de bom pra todos vocês! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica,
      Wyatt is doing very well, he gained 10 ounces so far. Thanks for asking about him!
      I asked my son to send me photos often, so I can see him virtually grow each day.
      Thanks for the comment! Have a happy day!

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  11. Great to have Pileated Woodpeckers in your yard/ The had been quiet much of the winter in our local wetlands nut suddenly have become vocal. Maybe breeding season is getting underway. The Bluebirds are so beautiful. That is cooper's Hawd-- slender, long tail with distinctive pattern and small discrete breast markings

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    1. Thank you Ken! I am happy to see the Pileated Woodies in my yard, today there were 2 of them at the same pile of wood.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  12. The Woodpecker is my favorite, but certainly they´re all beautiful creatures.
    Big congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  13. Beautiful photos of the birds. I love seeing the woodpecker.
    Congrats on the new addition to your family.
    Thanks for hosting and have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  14. beautiful pups and congratulations on your Grandson Wyatt. they are lucky to have you to come and stay with the dogs... my son and his wife were our sitters, and before he married he was the sitter. they moved in 2006 to TN and we have not been anywhere overnight since then...

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    1. Thank you Sandra! We enjoy dog-sitting! But, I also enjoy getting away from home for an overnight trip.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  15. Lovely capture on the birds and dogs and i hope you having a good weekend too.

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

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  16. ...it sounds like you are settling into grandparenthood well, enjoy the ride.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  17. Always enjoy seeing your bird photos Eileen. Those bluebirds are just so beautiful. Congratulations again on Wyatt's arrival. I bet the grandpups enjoy him!

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      The bluebirds were a treat to see!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  18. Hello Eileen, Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. You have a great selection of birds as always. The Bluebirds are so pretty, and the Pileated Woodpecker is a beauty. Love that flash of red on their heads. Your pics of the doggies are lovely. I once had a Corgi, they are sweet natured dogs and very intelligent.

    Eileen I posted two posts, but it was a mistake. I was trying to post my latest of the Squirrel, but those came up instead.

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    1. Thank you, I fixed the link!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  19. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson!! Is he your first grandchild?
    Love the doggies!!

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    1. Thank you Florence!
      Yes, Wyatt is our first grandchild.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  20. Good capture photos of hawk, woodpecker and especially bluebirds! They flit through the bushes and trees, and always miss my attempts to photograph their pretty colors. Hope you have some roost and rear their young in one of your boxes.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      I wished the bluebirds stayed in my boxes, but they left again.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  21. Hello Eileen,
    Your photos are great as always!
    I have a problem with my blog and I notice that my blog has not been upgraded in your list! I'll really have to find out what's wrong!
    I wish you a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      Your blog seems fine, I have just slowed down my blogging time.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  22. Congrats again on the birth of little Wyatt! Those little Eastern Bluebirds are such cute, fat little sweeties :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  23. Your photo collection is amazing! As always, you showed beautiful birds!
    Congratulations on the birth of your grandson!
    Happy Saturday !

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  24. A lovely selection of photos again, Eileen, but Ican't expect anything less of you now. The Eastern Bluebirds are my fave, but the dogs get a cuddle!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  25. Hari OM
    What delights you serve us with again today, Eileen!!! The bluebirds really are little jewels, are they not? YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      The Bluebirds are beauties!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  26. Congratulation on a grandson Eileen. Their 2 dogs are lovely. I love all the woodpeckers in this post. Thanks for hosting, stay safe adn have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  27. I wish I would see a woodpecker. The only birds enjoying our suet these days are starlings. Wonderful photos of your backyard birds and your grand dogs. Congrats on your new arrival!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Stay well, enjoy your new week!

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  29. I meant to add to my previous comment that the hawk is a Cooper's Hawk, but hit "publish" before doing so. Hope this is helpful information!

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    1. Thank you David!
      I appreciate any id help or corrections.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  30. Congratulations, Eileen, on the birth of your grandson and these lovely photos. The bluebirds are a delight. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  31. Eileen, thanks for posting my link:=)

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate you sharing your post.

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  32. Lovely pictures of the birds and your dogs! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ranten!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  33. I think it must be quite unique for someone to look out of their back window almost every day. You are blessed Eileen. Also, Eastern Bluebirds look a little fragile to be hanging around when the weather is so cold. No wonder they took shelter in the bird box. The corgis look quite relaxed but I think they will wake up when they see young Wyatt. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      It is a treat to see the Bluebirds, even if they are only here for a short time.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  34. Now that's a photo of sacrifice for that big doggie to allow little doggie on his big bed while he takes the smaller bed. Love those sweet bluebirds. Hope the end of February treats you well. Congratulations again on your precious grandson!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  35. I love the mix of creatures you feature today, Eileen, especially the pooches.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  36. I'm so happy for the birth of your grandson. He will grow up in a happy home surrounded by love. The bluebirds are very sweet! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  37. Hi Eileen
    The Pileated Woodpecker was climbed on the tree, fabulous. And the Bluebirds, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  38. Always a delight to visit your wonderful nature blog ~ Beautiful 'feathered and fur persons friends' ~ Can't wait to see Wyatt ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I shared photos of Wyatt on the previous post.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  39. i enjoy seeing and photographing hawks, just not in my yard! the images of the bluebirds are gorgeous, i wish they visited me in my yard!! the pileated woodpecker is another bird i do not see in my yard, nice to see your images here!!

    congratulations grandma, life has just gotten so much better for you!! enjoy the weekend, mostly rain i think...and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I feel the same, I love seeing the Hawks just not in my yard.
      We had some rain this morning but the sun is out. YAY!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  40. What a beautiful Woodpecker!
    Congratulations with grandson!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  41. The dogs are so cute Eileen! Especially that corgi, so sweet! I love the Bluebirds, I don't see them here! And the Pileated Woodpecker is fabulous, nice that you see it so often! :) My Hairy pair have disappeared!

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    1. Thank you Rain! I hope your Hairy Woodpeckers come back.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  42. The blue birds are so sweet and I love the red head of the woodpeckers. I wish I could see both birds where I live. The dogs will have a big change in the house with the new baby. Have a wonderful and safe weekend.xx

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      The dogs seem to take baby Wyatt in stride.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  43. Hi Eileen, thanks for sharing your unique birds and for hosting this meme. I love your granddoggies. Take care. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  44. Congratulations on your new grandson, Wyatt. I love the picture of the large dog on the small bed. It sounds like you had a great time dog sitting. I just saw a flock of western blue birds at my friend's house yesterday.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      We do enjoy dog sitting.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  45. Sweet Dogs! I show a bluebird today also, E!

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  46. Nice to see the bluebirds, I need to check and see if I am getting any.

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    1. Thank you Judy!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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

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  48. Love those blue birds. Again congratulations on being a grandma. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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  49. Congrats on the new little love in your life.

    Loved seeing the bluebirds. At our townhouse we saw them a lot. We moved only a few miles away and I've never seen a bluebird in our yard.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      I wish the Bluebirds stayed in my birdhouses, they left soon after these photos.
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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  50. I love the sweet bluebirds, Eileen! And of course the granddogs!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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  51. Eileen - congratulations on your grandbaby!!! As always, your bird photos are wonderful, especially the bluebirds!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, Happy Sunday!
      Have a happy new week!

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  52. I'll bet the dogs will adore their new brother!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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  53. Those Eastern Bluebirds are great - you know I love the little birds! Been thinking of you this week with your new grandson - hope everyone is doing well, dogs included!
    Wrenx

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    1. Thank you Wren!
      Baby Wyatt and family are doing well!
      Take care, Happy Sunday! Have a happy new week!

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  54. Beautiful captures of all the birds Grandma!!!! And your grand-dogs are gonna LOVE Wyatt.

    Thanks for choosing to share this post with us birders!í

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

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  55. Preciosas fotografías, todos los pájaros se ven bonitos. Un beso.

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

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  56. Congratulations..I know you will enjoy being a grandma..Great pictures..Especially the Bluebirds and Woodpecker..Have a good week..

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

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  57. Hi Eileen, great shot of the Cooper's and the Blue birds, Your grand dogs are great buddies, hope your new grandson is doing well...have a great week.

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

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  58. I was excited to read that you had Eastern Bluebirds also, Eileen! Ours have been around for a while now too and it was wonderful to hear them sing again (yes...I popped open the kitchen window even though it was a VERY chilly day)!...jp

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

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  59. I love the photos and am always envious when you see a Pileated Woodpecker, and then there's your amazing photos of the Bluebirds!

    Finally, CONGRATS on the new addition to your family, how wonderful and I know a true blessing as well! ❤❤

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

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  60. Super birds and sweet grand-dogs and most of all congratulations on Wyatt's arrival. Very exciting! Happy March to you Eileen :)

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

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  62. Oh, I so love all those Bluebirds! We did have a Pileated woodpecker or two in the neighborhood but haven't seen them in a while. I really have trouble identifying hawks...

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    1. Thank you Rose! The Bluebirds are one of my many favorites, they are so pretty.
      Have a great day!

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  63. Love all the pictures Eileen, we have the Pileated woodpecker also, super loud when they come into the yard.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! The Pileated Woodie is very loud!
      Have a great day!

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  64. Woodpeckers and bluebirds -- stunners, all! Someday I'll see a bluebird in person!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Pileated Woodie and Bluebirds are stunners!
      Have a great day!

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  65. Awww - sweet dogs and lovely shots of the birds.

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  66. The bluebirds look so cute and fluffy. I hope the birds get an early spring! (I'm really hoping for myself)

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  67. Good morning Eileen I made it later than planned by here, and your Monday posting photo really brings the dream of spring even closer than I'm feeling. Your critters are perfect too, they show off their jest for life, and life is so wonderful. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I am looking forward to the warmer spring days too.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  68. Suerte que podéis ver gran variedad de pájaros. Lindos el carpintero y lo azules
    Buen martes Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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  69. A wonderful collection of photographs, the Eastern Bluebirds are such an amazing colour.

    Many congratulations on becoming Grandparents, my good wishes to all.

    All the best Jan

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  70. Congratulations on a new Grandson!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful birds. Mighty beautiful!

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  71. Those are sweet shots of the birds, Eileen! I especially like the red-tail hawk photo. A big mighty welcome to your Wyatt! :-)

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    1. Thank you Su-sieee!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  72. Eileen, what an amazing day it must have been, because this is truly an amazing series of photos! I wouldn't know where to look with so much to see! I've checked the distance for us, and it's nearly 3 hours one way, so I don't know that I'll ever get over in that direction, so I'll have to continue to live vicariously through your wonderful photos!

    Have a good weekend!!

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