Saturday, March 20, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 379

 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!

Happy Spring!!

I have more images from our recent trip to Maryland's Eastern shore and Ocean City MD.  It was good to get away and we were outside walking or driving much of the trip so we could do our social distancing.  

1. The following images are all from the Indian River Inlet in Delaware, not far from the Maryland line. Click on photos for larger viewing.  





2. The Red-throated Loon is similar to the Common Loon but has white in front of their eyes.




3. The Long-tailed Ducks are beautiful. 




4. Double-crested Cormorants, I was told there was a Great Cormorant hanging out on this tower too. 






5. Female Common Eider with one adult male. The adult male also has the long nose but is white on the back. 




6. Common Eider, male and females. Possible Red-throated Loon second on the right side of the photo. 




7. Sanderlings on the jetty.  






8. Loons and Long-tailed Ducks.



9. Various images from the Indian River Inlet, Delaware. 




Our grandson Wyatt is just over a month old. He is growing quickly and is doing well.  He is loved and so adorable.

 Below the top photo is of our son and our dog Daisy, Daisy was a guardian over our son Brian. Bottom photo is our son's dog Nibbles watching over Wyatt.



 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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139 comments:

  1. What a cute baby picture with the dog looking on! Nice birds, too. We haven't seen a lot of birds so my critters are from Ireland a few years ago.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  2. Can't believe I'm your first comment...because I'm up late this evening of Equinox, first day of spring. Loved seeing your birds, as always...and what a great pair of photos of son and guardian dog, then grandson with his own guardian dog. They are precious.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Our son's dog Nibbles is great around the baby.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  3. Nice to see all these water birds.

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

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  4. Great critters photos from your recent trip. Love the doggies watching over the babies. We are not able to travel out of our state. Hope the situation will continue to improve. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      We are lucky our state is big and we felt safe traveling. But, we were not around many people.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  5. Hello, Hope you are doing fine.
    Amazing pics.
    Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  7. The babies a generation apart and their dog guards are amazing.

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  8. WOW! So many bird in your photos. It must be wonderful to see som many Long tailed ducks together. We are fortunate if about 4 come in the winter to my country and it is several years since I have seen any Eileen. Love the babies adn dogs shots. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      It is a treat to see all these winter ducks.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,

    So many beautiful photos of the birds. The Sanderlings looks very pretty. Very nice to see the photos of your dogs who watch over your son and your grandson. Animals do care for us! I have experienced it too with a cat when my youngest son was a baby.
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  10. Two photos, years apart, but with love so evident. What a delight to have that photo with your previous one.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      I am glad I was able to scan some old photos of my son.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  11. Hello,
    what a joy to have Wyatt in the family!
    I like the Long-tailed ducks very much. They usually overfly our area and go directly to Lapland.
    Have a nice weekend and enjoy your family! Stay well!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Long-tailed Ducks are beautiful.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  12. Nice series of photos of the different types of birds Eileen.
    Your grandson is really a sweetheart.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do that.
    Nice weekend and stay safe.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  13. Wonderful photos of the birds. I love the Double-crested Cormorants gathered on top of the fixture. Cute photo of your grandson being watched over by Nibbles. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

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

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  14. Wonderful psoat Eileen. But it made me really want to go back to the northern part of Norway where there are many Pintals among other birds. Your Indian River seem to be a very good place for birding. And enjoying nature.
    Nice to see the two generations of babies and their guards :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      It is unusual that we did not see as many winter ducks this year.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  15. Hello Eileen,
    The birds are always beautiful and so are yours photos! The Cormorants are great, I like them very much!
    Your grandson is a sweetheart! 🥰
    I wish you a very happy Spring!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      Happy Spring to you!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  16. before I read your post, i thought your son had two dogs.. i love your shadow shots waving at us love the cormorants and the sanderlings best of all

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I do have fun with the shadow shots.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  17. Wow! You make me jealous. I have only seen one Long-tailed Duck in my life (and it had a different name back then), never an eider and only one Red-throated Loon. Beautiful grandson! (I feel better now, as I have several of those!)

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      The Long-tailed Ducks are beautiful.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  18. Oh the dog and your grandson stole my heart! So sweet!

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

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  19. Hari OM
    I am rather fond of waterbirds... we get a lot of eider here, but that others I only get to see through the pictures of others - so thank you for sharing yours!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      I do enjoy seeing these winter ducks whenever I can.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  20. I always enjoy your birds. It's adorable seeing your grandie! You must be bursting! Thanks for hosting. Enjoy the weather! Yay spring!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Yes, it is a joyful time. Even though with Covid we are not visiting often.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  21. Now you have me intrigued, Eileen, about the white in front of the eye on Red-throated Loon. I was unaware of this feature. I always look for a bird that is smaller and slimmer than a Common Loon, but the upturned bill is the real giveaway. Your grandson looks like a birder in the making. I expect to see him with binoculars and a field guide soon, and then when COVID is over you will have to bring him up here and we will introduce him to Lily!

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    1. Thank you David!
      I was reading my guide book when I noticed it said to look for more white in front of the Loon's eyes.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  22. MARAVILHA!!! Que amor teu netinho e o cachorrinho ao lado bem atento. ADOREI! Todas as fotos lindas! beijos, feliz primavera! chica

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

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  23. Beautiful collection of photos from your trip, Eileen. It is wonderful to be out and about and be able to enjoy the great outdoors, especially now that Spring is springing! Your grandson looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Yes, Spring is spring. It is a good time to be outdoors.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  25. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks again Nick! Enjoy your new week ahead.

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  26. Parabéns por este lindo bebe que está muito bem guardado.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  27. Of course the last two are my very favorites! Have a great weekend Eileen :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  28. oooooh those long tailed ducks are so cute, i just started seeing them at the point pleasant inlet! nice spotting on the "unusual to me loon". i have been seeing these all winter at the inlet, i don't think i have seen the red throated loon, but i am going to check my pictures.

    i will have to google sanderlings, i do not recognize that name!! wyatt is adorable and i love his name, you must be bursting with joy!! nice that he has nibbles to watch over him until you can take over!!

    have an awesome weekend, many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      Yes, some of your sightings could have been the Red-throated Loons. They do look very similar.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  29. Looks like your dogs have taken their job very SERIOUSLY over the years! Looking forward to seeing photos of your grandbaby as he grows up. I'll be the dog and him will be best buddies.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      Our old Golden Ret Daisy loved being a mommy, she took care of everyone.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

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  30. Me encantó ver los niños cuidados por el perro. Un beso.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  31. That is so wonderful to have the similar picture of Wyatt and his daddy ... with the family dog lovingly guarding ! It’s amazing how dogs immediately seem to sense that the baby is special! .... I’m glad you are getting outside... such great birding in your area.

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      Spring time is a great time of the year to see the migrating birds.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  32. Beautiful birds and beautiful grand baby.

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  33. How exciting to have a grandson ~ sweet photo of the doggie and baby ~ and gorgeous nature shots from your trip ~ you are a true birder ~ Xo

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  34. Patience and sitting by a shore will five all kinds of photo opportunities as the bird just swim by.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I do like walking on the beach more than just sitting still.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  35. That was a very fruitful trip to Indian River there Eileen. To see so many Long-tailed Ducks together must be quite amazing. I see so few Red-throated Divers these these so it was good to see your photo of that one. Wyatt is a cutie and such a well-behaved Grandson too!

    Have ag reat weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      Winter is a good time to see the Sea ducks, the Long-tailed Ducks are beautiful.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  36. It's lovely to see how dogs understand that a small human needs extra care and to be watched over. Love all the bird photos and that you get out and about, taking bird photos. I also love to see the ocean there's none of that here in our desert mountains. But I grew up on the water and I love to be reminded of it, as well as the life that thrives in and around it.

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    1. Thank you Inger! I like most landscapes, the ocean and beach are always a treat.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  37. I grew up with a dog that my parents got when I was about 1. He was like a brother to me - no one messed with me!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Dogs are very protective of their family members.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  38. Love the long tailed ducks, so different from the ducks I see around here. Cute pics of your new grandson. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Wyatt is adorable.
      Take care, wishing you a great weekend!

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  39. How nice to see the two dogs watching over the babies!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      The dogs are great, so protective!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  40. Your grandson Wyatt is a cutie, and how lovely to see both of the dogs watching over and protecting the babies :)

    I did enjoy seeing all of your other photographs too.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      It is great to know the dogs are watching over our grandson.
      Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  41. Dear Eileen, the Red-throated Loon, and Long-tailed duck are so new to me. But Baby Wyatt steals the show, especially with Nibbles guarding him like your dear Daisy did for your son years ago. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images and for hosting this meme. I have linked up - in time, this time! Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      Daisy was a real mommy dog, watching over everyone and Nibbles is going to be protective of Wyatt.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  42. Those Longtailed Ducks are quite interesting. I love watching the Sanderlings. Cute shot of your son and dog and then your son's son and his dog. Perfect!
    MB

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

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  43. Oh, how I'd love see those loons! Happy week!

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

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  44. Neat looking birds and I love the doggies and babies!

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

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  45. Seeing Wyatt & the dog watching over him, the YOUR Daisy & son is priceless!!! Love all your birds today (new ones for me; the loon & eider.
    I want to send you my thanks for sharing this week. Happy Birding!!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Our son grew up always having a dog around him and now Wyatt will do the same.
      Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  46. Images are beautiful but dog and your Grandson image is amazing. I like it. Happy Spring, happy day.

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      Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  47. I so love the last two shots...not that I dont love the others...but just different kind of love. The last two melt my heart.

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

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  48. I admire your fantastic photos of waterfowl ! They are really hard fo shooting!
    It's nice that you teach your grandson to love and respect animals!
    Happy Sunday and a new week !

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      I am sure Wyatt will grow up having a dog next to his side, protecting him.
      Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  49. I like how your family history is repeating itself, in a good way, when it comes to pet guardians and parents that know how to keep their little ones safe and secure!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Dogs are such great family pets, the dogs are devoted to all the family members.
      Take care, enjoy your day! I wish you a happy new week!

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  50. Wonderful birds paradise! Cormorants must have great views from that vantage point. Sanderlings look protected by the big spray by waves. I like walking by the beach looking at wildlife. Time flies; similar scene is repeated between baby and dog beyond time. Have a nice week!

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko,
      Thank you for the comment and visit. I like walking on the beach, watching the birds and the waves. Take care, enjoy your day! I wish you a happy new week!

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  51. Dearest Eileen,
    lookl like a great trip! You have brought beautiful photos of water birds <3
    And how good that the children in your family are always so well guarded by loyal four-legged companions!
    Dearest weekend greetings and a happy new week,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/03/zur-dirndl-blute-ins-pielachtal.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      Our family pets are very loyal, they were/are great dogs.
      Take care, enjoy your day! I wish you a happy new week!

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  52. Abbey, the black Lab, is very dedicated to my 7 year old grandson and sleeps in his room every night. Those are beautiful photos you have there. Lucky Wyatt! I've only seen a cormorant once and was surprised by its size. The giant version is thought to what may have given rise to mermaid tales by fisherman in my home province, Newfoundland. Shore ducks and birds are an interesting group.

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    1. Hello Jocelyn,
      Abbey is a cutie, I miss my old Labradors. We had a Yellow Lab and kept her son a Chocolate lab. They are great family pets.Take care, enjoy your day! I wish you a happy new week!

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  53. Your little sweetie is growing up so quickly. How adorable to be guarded by a pooch. And of course the ducks...perfect.

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

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  54. Happy Spring And Just Love Those Shadow People - Stay Strong This Week

    Cheers

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

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  55. Buenos guardianes son. Lindas fotos de tu hijo y tu nieto.
    Buen domingo Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  56. Hello Eileen, So sorry I'm late in commenting. I have to do blogging in small sessions, or the pain gets worse. Anyway I'm glad to be here and have enjoyed seeing such large flocks of water fowl, which I don't often see. Those Long-tailed ducks are beautiful. Thanks for sharing photos of your grandson, being watched over by Nibbles ( such a great name) so much in store for you, and us. Take care.:=)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care and stay well. Nibbles is a sweet dog, she will be watching over our grandson.
      Enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  57. I loved seeing baby Wyatt in your photos, Eileen! Grandchildren seem to grow even faster than children so cherish every moment! It is snowing here again today --spring seems far away! I hope all else is well with you as I notice you have been closing comments on your blog--I loved seeing the falls. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hello Pat,
      Wyatt is growing, he is over a month old now. Time flies by quickly. Our weather seems to change from freezing cold to somewhat normal temps in the low 50's. Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  58. Greetings Eileen, wow wonderful wildlife pictures and what a lovely walk. What a wonderful picture of your grandson.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thanks Diane! Have a great day and week ahead!

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  59. Dogs take that responsibility seriously.

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    1. Thank you William!
      The dogs are great guardians.
      Have a great week!

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  60. That's quite a wonderful day out on the shore and inlet, and I loved the pretty blue sky and birds over the pier! And it's a cute comparison over there between your son and grandson as babies with caring dogs looking over. Take care

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  61. Happy Spring to you too. I love the shadow shot.

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      Have a happy day, enjoy the rest of your week!

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  62. Hi Eileen ,.
    I can respond anywhere to you only to your Saturday critters. I love your photos that you put in your blog. You can always put a link in your critter party because I really can't get that done. I put in the link but when I click on send nothing happens :-(
    Know that I always read with you.
    Greetings and a very nice week
    Helma

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    1. Thank you Helma!
      I can try linking up your post this week!
      Have a happy day!

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  63. Oh! How very sweet to see those furry friends watching over their little humans. LOVE IT! So good to hear your little grandson is doing well and has his own furry guardian!!

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  64. yes, the Long-tailed Ducks look so beautiful....great shots.

    the last photo is cute photo of your grandson... lovely photo.

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  65. You got to see a variety of ducks; all good pictures. I liked both baby pictures of the dogs watching over baby.

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  66. Hello Eileen great photos and how sweet with the pups standing guard over your grandchild, and betting they're dreaming of the day when they can run around together and play!

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  67. There is something almost magical.withnthat photonic the sanderlings on the jet. I just love that shot...but enjoyed all.

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  68. hi Eileen, what a beautiful grandson. Your dog has the same colour as our Puck. So much long tailed ducks together. Beautiful. I enjoyed your blog. Have a nice day. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      I appreciate the comment and visit. Have a great day!

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  69. Love the dog and baby photos. So precious, and they look almost identical! Sanderlings on the jetty photo is a favorite, but the first photo is breathtaking!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! I like watching the Sanderlings, they are so cute.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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