Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 377

 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!

1. Looking out my dining room window, I found a few male Cardinals, can you find the lone Goldfinch? On the bottom of the mosaic is the female Red-bellied Woodpecker with a Starling, in the bottom middle are various birds and bottom right is the Hairy Woodpecker. 




2.  Looking out my front window from my exercise bike, there were five Blue Jays motivating me to go one more mile..



3. During one of our recent snow days, I saw lots of Cardinals, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrows and the Starlings.



4. In the back part of our yard, I have been seeing the Pileated Woodpecker at our wood pile.  




5. The Cardinals do look so bright and pretty with a snowy background. Far bottom left is a female Cardinal and far right is the Goldfinch.



As I type this post it is so cold out, a mere 14° early in the morning.

We had a snowy February, I will be happy to see winter come to an end.  Take care, stay safe and warm.  See you next Saturday! 


 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.

 

132 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos -- cardinals in the snow are really spectacular! I hope however that we are done with snow for this year (not likely).

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

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      I hope the snow is over now too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Great variety of birds visit your place. The Cardinals are contrasting so well with the snow.

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

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  3. Yes, I think I can see the lone Goldfinch. It is on the right side, right? The male Cardinals are very striking clear against the grey surrounding. Yesterday's rain helped lowered the temperature to around 25 deg. C. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      I am looking forward to warmer days.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Wow Eileen, I can't imagine looking out my window and seeing all the gorgeous birds set against the wintery wonderland. Just a lovely post.

    Hugs diane

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

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  5. Great photos! Those cardinals are a pretty bird and look especially so against the snow. Happy weekend to you Eileen!

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

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  6. The cardinals are so bright and cheery. and 14F, that is a cold -10 or -11 C , cooler here tonight with steady rain all afternoon.

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

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

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  8. The Cardinals are really awesome, with their red attire in the white background.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend and be well!

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

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    I guess we both hope that the winter will end soon. I'm tired of snow and cold weather. Beautiful photos! The Northern Cardinal is very pretty.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      The snow is melting, slowly.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    I'm still madly in love with the Cardinals! They are colorful and cute! I wish you that spring will come soon and melt the snow! Nice weekend and stay save!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      The Cardinals are pretty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  11. Nice variety of birds and, yes, I see the goldfinch to the right. :) The red on the Cardinals and the Pileated Woodpecker really makes them stand out beautifully. Nice of the blue jays to improve your exercise. :)
    We have a beautiful day today but I am unusure if I can go out. I woke up with a terrible cramps in the calf of my right leg. And it´s hurting :( Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I hope your legs feels better!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    What a nice series of photos, there is still snow with you, I see.
    Everything is gone here now, no more snow and ice to be seen here in the Netherlands.
    I really love seeing the red cardinals.
    Would you like to post my link, I am unable to do it.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Take care and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Yes, our neighborhood still has snow around, it is melting slowly.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Love the birght red cardinals. We have small flocks of 3-5 males during the winter but I think we are down to our resident population, as they started singing like crazy before sunrise the past week or so. I miss having a feeder in the yard, but they are a no-go here around the lake because of the ducks and pigeons (and rats). I have several stored in the garage but hate to part with them.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      I can understand why you do not put up the bird feeders. It is great you can still see lots of birds in your neighborhood. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. The cardinals really pop out with the snow in the background. Beautiful series of photos! Have a wnderful day and weekend. Thanks for hosting.

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

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  15. Such a lovely capture on the cardinals and other birds! Red cardinals in the backdrop of snow are always picturesque, and I hope the season changes for you soon for the better. Take care

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

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  16. Que lindos cardeais. Tuas fotos são lindas e a neve também! Adorei! beijos e como está o netinho? chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Wyatt is doing great, gaining weight and is so cute.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  17. Those cardinals sure do make a splash of colour, but to have a Pileated Woodpecker in my yard is something I can only dream about!

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

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  18. ...this morning I love all of your red splashes. Take care Eileen and I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      The red splashes do add some color to my yard in the winter.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  19. Hari Om
    Gosh Eileen, that shot of the cardinals could be transformed into a Christmas card for this year - it is wonderful!!! Spring is surely on its way... just a wee bit longer! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Spring is on the way and happy days ahead.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  20. So many happy birding moments from your window as you exercise indoors!!

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

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  21. I have to love the cardinals best, right now. A nice bright pop of colour! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      The cardinals are a pop of color.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  22. Those cardinals are so eye-catching, Eileen! I had to squint, but I did find the goldfinch ;-)

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

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  23. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a good new week.

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      I hope you have a great new week ahead!

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  24. Were you saying I'd walk a mile for a blue jay? Since there were five I hope you walked 5 miles. You are blessed with a fantastic view while walking. Bird TV

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I like having the bike right in front of the window, it is my birdie TV.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. Those cardinals against the snow make my heart sing! Happy weekend!

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

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  26. The snow sure makes for beautiful wintry photos. The Cardinals really 'pop'! Enjoy your weekend. We are having a cooler day today...only in the 60s! Hugs!

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

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  27. The feathered friends in your garden provide wonderful entertainment! The cardinals fascinate me the most. How I would love to see them.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The Cardinals are beauties!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  28. Hello Eileen. I like the way the Cardinals dominate your garden colours. Splashes of bright red against the dark trees and the white snow. Like little Santa Clauses! Yes, I found the Goldfinch - hanging on until spring arrives soon.

    Thank you for the chance to join in today. Enjoy your exercise until it time to go exloring.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      I am happy to see these splashes of colorful birds in my yard.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. it was a snowy february but for those of us who love snow, we deserved it. gorgeous captures today, i found the goldfinch but only saw 4 bluejays, one is hiding well!! i see a lot of cardinals too, but never a pileated woodpecker. you have a good spot for your exercise bike!!

    have a wonderful weekend eileen and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I like a little snow, not this much that sticks around forever.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  30. Your 'feathered friends' photos are awesome ~ the red of the cardinal does 'pop' ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^


    Living 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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  31. Loved seeing your birds, as always. It makes me feel like I'm visiting you, and your birds are coming to say hello.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      I like sharing my birds, they are so pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. You are very fortunate to have so many visitors. It pays to keep a look out for them.

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

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  33. Those cardinals light up a winter landscape, don't they? As always, such lovely pictures from your backyard.


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

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

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  35. Helloo, Hope you are doing fine.
    Lovely birds pics.
    Happy Weekend. Stay Well.

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

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  36. How glad I am to find you here again, dearest Eileen!
    After so much time, I can write a comment to an amzing post of yours, those posts I’ve never forgotten!
    I’ve been away from the web since the reseraches and the drafting of the history essay I wrote for an Italian publisher about the Habsburgs took up all the time I had.
    But I’ve finally come back.
    Sending blessings on your weekend
    Dany at ‘My little old world’

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    1. Thank you Dany!
      Congrats on your book, that is great news!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  37. Wow how amazing to see such a colorful bird like a Cardinal. Wish we had them out here. Your Blue Jays are different than ours also. Of course our Blue Jays are actually Stellar Jays but being all blue I just call them Blue
    MB

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

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  38. Hello Eileen:=) Wow!!, gorgeous images of all your garden visitors. It must be wonderful to see those red birds, you seem to always have brightly coloured birds on your blog. I counted five Blue Jays,...I think one is hiding behind the thinnest branch! A great variety of gorgeous birds. Thank you for hosting. I'm a bit late with my post, hope I'm able to link up properly this time.

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

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  39. Such fantastic photos! I love the contrast of the beautiful cardinals in the snow, and I love the group of blue jays cheering you on from the window too! Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

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

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  40. Hi Eileen... Lovely pictures of these beautiful birds... Happy weekend 😊🎈

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

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  41. I love the Cardinal shots, Eileen! Winter is the best time for male Cardinals to flash their colours!

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

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  42. Those red cardinals sure pop out and yes, I did spot the goldfinch.

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

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  43. You certainly have a lot of bird company around.

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

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  44. The cardinal photos look like Christmas cards!!! So beautiful.

    Love the big woodpecker. In all my years, I've only ever seen ONE of those. It was at Canaveral National Seashore and of course, I didn't get my camera out quick enough. LOL

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

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  45. Look at those cardinals! So wonderful. You have great views when on your exercise bike!

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

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  46. I agree the Cardinal is the perfect bird for a snowy day...all your feeders are busy and that is a great thing. One of my feeders has to be replaced it has been worn out by the birds...the pine siskins were so many it was overloaded...I know I won't find another one like this one, but I will try. Have a good week coming up.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      The squirrels broke another one of my feeders.
      Take care, have great day and a happy new week!

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  47. Wonderful birds! Thank you for hosting.

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

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  48. I love cardinals! We don't see them in Colorado and I miss them. I hype y ou are enjoying many baby snuggles with your grandson, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      I have seen Wyatt a few times and he was sleeping peacefully.
      Take care, have great day and a happy new week!

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  49. You know I love all your yard birds...For taking time from your day to share your photos with us at IRBB, I send along my thanks!

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    1. Thank you Anni! I enjoy linking up to your IRBB!
      Take care, have great day and a happy new week!

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  50. Debe de ser muy penoso para las aves, vivir en un clima bastante frío y cubierto de nieve.

    También tengo en mi casa una bicicleta estática en las que me doy mis buenos paseos, sin moverme del sitio.

    Feliz domingo.

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  51. The red cardigans are a brilliant touch against the snow. Beautiful photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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

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  52. Tienes mucha suerte de ver tantos pájaros preciosos, me encantan. Besos y feliz tarde.

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

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  53. Hi Eileen, I think I found the Goldfinch … over on the right? And aren’t those Cardinals brilliant against the snow. Wow. Oh, and as I scroll down, I see now that I was correct about the Goldfinch. :-) And, another wow, lots of people linked up this week. Another great Saturday’s Critters. And, by the way, I’ve been smiling about your Monday posts taking a break in some wonderful spots to enjoy the winter! :-) Thanks, as always, for sharing. Wishing you and yours a happy week ahead! John

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    1. Hello John
      Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment on my photos!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  54. All that colorful RED certainly made the cold Winter brighter, Eileen!...jp

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

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  55. Eileen, you have such beuutiful photos and with the snowy background it makes them even more spectacular! thank you!

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  56. Dear Eileen, these red cardinals in the snow are stunning! Unfortunately I don't have any critters for you this time, because I have participated in a blog parade with the topic of "colorful outfits" :-) But I'll be back soon ;-)
    I wish you a happy new week!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/02/blogparade-farben-bekennen-u30blogger.html

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

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  57. You certainly have a wonderful variety of birds visiting but those male Cardinals are just amazing aren't they, such wonderful vibrant red colour.

    Wishing you a happy new week.

    All the best Jan

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

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  58. Thank you for these wonderful pictures Eileen! The cardinals are just amazing to me, especially so many ! I get thrilled if I see just one ! (Not here for n .Oregon, as you know).

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      You do have other beautiful birds in Oregon.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  59. Today there is no lack of reasons to smile and every moment is an opportunity to experience the best sensations in the world. May this day be the stage of the greatest adventures and in the end our hearts are filled with joy.

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    1. Thank you Maria! Take care, have a great day!

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  60. I did see the Goldfinch! But I am not sure I would have if you had not mentioned it because the cardinals are so captivating.

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  61. It's so cool to be able to see fluttering critters out the window. We're lucky women, Eileen. :-)

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  62. Un placer ver tus aves Eileen. Variedades que no vemos por aquí. El acantilado de tu útimo post una maravilla.
    Te deseo un buen miércoles. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you, Laura!
      I do enjoy seeing the variety of birds in my yard.
      Have a great day, enjoy the rest of your week!

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  63. Wow, you've really got the birds visiting you! How fantastic just to see all the pretties. Have a good week!

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  64. Eileen - you are right, the colors are so much brighter against the snow. I miss the Cardinals! I saw a Pileated woodpecker near our house on my way back from town today - I know they are around here, but we don't see them often, so this was special! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  65. red sparkle within white cover of snow looks mesmerizing dear Eileen !

    how amazing you remain surrounded by the numerous feathery beauties all the time that is such a privilege indeed :)

    it is always huge pleasure to peek into your lovely world and meet splendid nature myfriend!
    stay safe ,healthy happy always!

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

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  66. Eileen, vim avisar vque acaba de entrar uma foto tua! Obrigadão! beijos, chica

    Aqui está:

    https://maresdachica.blogspot.com/2020/12/blog-post_13.html

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