Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 380

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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!


These are various photos, birds and critters seen during our last visit Feb 23-25th to Ocean City, Assateague and Indian River Delaware.

1. Top photo a large flock of Long-tailed Ducks were hanging out at the Indian River Inlet Delaware. Last week I shared a closer view of the Long-tailed ducks. Bottom two photos are in Ocean City Maryland which was our second stop. 



2. A seal was seen at the Indian River Inlet, Delaware. 



3.  Male and females Bufflehead ducks. 




4. Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones and Purple Sandpiper seen at the Ocean City Inlet, Maryland. 





5. Below these were all seen at the Ocean City Inlet, Maryland:  Red-breasted Merganser, Loon, Surf Scoter, a group of Common Eider with Red-breasted Merganser, Long-tailed Duck, a group of Red-breasted Mergansers, a group of Sanderling, Purple Sandpipers and Ruddy Turnstones, Gulls and Golden Retrievers running on beach. 





6. Common Eider and Brant Geese hanging out near the jetty. 



7.  Brant Geese at the Ocean City Inlet Maryland





8. The Assateague ponies are always a treat to see.  




We always enjoy these short getaways to the shore and beach. The Blackwater wildlife refuge will be seen on a upcoming post. 

 

 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.

128 comments:

  1. Great shore birds & ducks! I also like the ponies.

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

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  2. Living in our area, we don't get to see these wild lives. Its a treat to watch these critters enjoying the water and the beautiful ponies. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Nice shots. I like the Buffleheads. they sometimes stop for a day or two at our pond. I call our pond Duck Motel becuse nobody stays very long. Love the Island horses and you bet as a kid I read every Margarette Henry book.
    Have a jolly weekend.
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Yes, I read all of Henry's books on the ponies.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  4. A whole lot of critter company in your area.

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    1. Thank you William!
      I am happy with the critter company!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  5. Красивые фото! Интересно наблюдать за птицами! А к нам перелётные птицы прилетят только в апреле. Пока ещё не растаял снег, а снегу в этом году было много - такие сугробы. https://serdzerasum.blogspot.com/2021/03/blog-post_19.html

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

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  6. You are the perfect photographer and nature observer, Eileen! I love your photos of waterfowl!
    Happy weekend :)

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Thank you for the beautiful photos and comments on my blog! The ponies are so wonderful to see.
    Take care, and stay safe! Have a happy weekend!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful collages.
    The Buffalo Head Ducks are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link I cannot do that.
    Take care and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Irma! I linked you up and enjoyed your post.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  9. I love all your collages and critters. There are certainly a lot in that area. Thanks for sharing and hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      I hope you are staying safe, take care!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Tãpo lindas as fotos desses bichos de sábado..Bela coleção! Ótimo fds! bjs, chica

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  11. Beautiful photos of a nice variety of critters. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen and thanks for hosting.

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  12. You obviously enjoyed a few days away with great results. Is anything quite as enchanting as a Long-tailed Duck, and if a little group of them are chattering together it is magical.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Yes, we had a great getaway!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  13. It is such a pleasure to see all those ducks. I really wold love to see them once more. But it does not seem likely. Thanks for sharing those beauties. I have seen one brant goose once. Would not mind see one again. And, those horses area sweet. :)
    Thanks and take care! Today I am taking my sister for her first vaccine shot. I have to wait three more weeks.

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  14. ...Eileen, you have a wonderful selection of critters today, the Bufflehead ducks are my favorite. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

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  15. Such lovely birdies! I miss them all. Soon they will be back! It's snowing this morning, though.
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great one.

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  16. ducks look so beautiful in nature ....

    have a great weekend

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  17. Hari OM
    You have some cracker shots here, Eileen... I was particularly interested in the Brant Geese - not something I am every likely to see myself. Are seals a regular feature in the river, or was the poor thing way off course? YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      The seal was seen where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean, the seals are a common sight along this coast.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Great photos Eileen. I love all the sweet critters. Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for hosting!

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  19. Hello Eileen,:=) It is lovely to see such a great variety of sea birds, which seem to enjoy each others company. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Long tailed Duck, what a little beauty. The huge rocks on the coast line are awesome too. I also enjoyed seeing the brown and white ponies,...seems strange seeing them on a road. Have a nice weekend, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      These wild horses are free to roam the park and beach.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  20. I love those ponies, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  21. I've tried linking up several times & keep getting pop-up message that I need to add http to URL link...I do, and stool, it won't link up.

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    1. Thanks Anni! I am happy to see you were able to link up!
      I am not sure why some people have problems with the linking.
      Have a great weekend!

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  22. So beautiful photos.
    Have a nice weekend, Stay well.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  23. Lovely capture on the sea birds! The long-tailed and bufflehead ducks look cuter, and the ponies' fur seems to be softer for caress. Hope you have a nice weekend

    Take care

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  24. I love the wild horses! That is just amazing to know we still have some in our country! The long tailed ducks are very neat and I guess you get a good clue as to what they are when you see that tail sticking up! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I think besides in Maryland, there is a place in Georgia you can see the wild ponies.
      Have a happy weekend!

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

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  26. Wonderful! Have a lovely weekend.

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  27. You always have great selection of species to share Eileen. A number of those we share - e.g Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone and Sanderlings, not forgetting the merganser and Eider. It's good that I can see them here in Maryland, but i wish I could see those Buffleheads - what a lovely duck it is at this time of year. Have a lovely weekend and thansk for the chance to join in today.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The Bufflehead duck is a beauty! Especially when the light shines just right on the male's head.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  28. wow, what a great collection of critters today!! i am seeing the long tailed ducks also, only at our inlet. i have seen so few buffleheads this season and they are always such a treat to see with their iridescent colors!!

    i always enjoy seeing the mergansers, from a distance, you always know it's them with their curved beak and messy hair!!!

    beautiful captures today, i enjoyed them all. have a great week, stay safe and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      Watching the birds is my simple pleasure, I enjoy seeing them all.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  29. Wonderful series of photos of nature's treasures ~ My favorite are the ponies ~ Xo

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I love the ponies too.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  30. Quite a nice assortment of shore and water-birds. When I was a kid in New Jersey there were no records of eiders south of Montauk Point on Long Island, New York, but they since have expanded their range remarkably.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      We have been enjoying winter getaways to see the Eiders and winter ducks for years now.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  31. My favorite today is the longtail duck, bottom right side of 1st collage. I may have seen one of these flying over the house yesterday, when they fly do they have long split tails? that is what i saw yesterday. you already know I love those horses.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I am not sure if you could have seen the long-tailed ducks in your area. They are here in the winter months, not that far south. Maybe your Long-tailed bird was a parakeet or Swallow-tailed Kite? I am just guessing.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  32. Such great photos of birds and horses today...you've outdone yourself! Thanks so much for sharing here, and visiting my blog and commenting. It's great to have these little conversations of approval. Hope your weekend is just fine!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      I enjoy visiting your blog also the art work you share.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  33. Those long tailed ducks are so cool. Great photos. Happy last Saturday in March to you. Boy this month has flown by.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Yes, this month has flown by. Too fast!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    thanks for sharing this beautiful series of critters. My fav this time is the Long-tailed duck, as it is a very rare sight here in south Finland. It usually overflies us on its way to Lapland.
    Wishing you a great weekend and many captures! Stay well!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Long-tailed Duck is one of our winter visitors, they are pretty.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  35. You have a good eye for the photos and finding the birds in the first place.

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  36. Hi Eileen, Thanks for taking us along to Ocean City, Assateague and Indian River Delaware. Enjoyed all your photos. Wow, the rocks at Ocean City Inlet are huge! I wonder if that is common along the East Coast? Interesting shots of the Assateague ponies too. I had to Google them and interesting to see that in 2020 there were 73 horses in the Maryland herd. Pretty cool! Thanks, as always, for sharing. Have a great weekend and best regards from Seattle. John

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    1. Thank you John! I always appreciate your visits and comments on my post. The rock jetties were formed to protect the inlet, for the fishing boats to go back and forth from the bay to the ocean. The rock jetties were completed in 1935.
      I am happy to see the Maryland herd of ponies is doing well. Have a happy weekend!

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  37. Nice pony pictures. We are heading soon to Chincoteague.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Enjoy your Chincoteague trip!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  38. Ponies next to the Road look cool.

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  39. Good morning Eileen! I totally enjoy my weekends off and that I can post on time for your critters posting! WooHoo, because I really enjoy this theme. Those ponies are truly a treat and to drive by and view them up close how wonderful. Your ducks are adorable especially the little guy you've captured to stand out! Enjoy spring that should be in the air for you all, take care and enjoy your weekend too. I get to have my 2nd COVID vaccination later today, hope all goes well!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am glad you have the weekends off too.
      We are still waiting to get an appointment for the vaccine.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  40. I am a bird lover but who doesn’t love ponies? I love the great varieties of birdsin this post. The long tailed ducks are new to me!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      I am happy your enjoyed the birds.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  41. Dear Eileen,
    So many beautiful water bird photos you brought for us! And seals - I love them! I looked up the Assateague ponies in Wikipedia - I wanted to know whether they were wild horses, because I hadn't heard of these ponies yet. Very interesting!
    Happy spring-weekend and all the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/03/ausflug-nach-loretto-und.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      I have been enjoying the ponies since I was a young girl.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  42. Hi Eileen!!! Beautiful set of mosaics... Happy weekend...

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  43. What a great variety of birds, Eileen! I like those Bufflehead Ducks! Thanks for hosting us each week and showing us all of your bird sightings!

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  44. These are MARVELOUS! AND a SEAL!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Yes, the sea ducks are different and cool to see.
      Have a happy day!

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  46. HI Eileen, SWEET sightings!! Such a thrill to see I know. Great to see such a variety in one place. Great close up of the LTDU. Also love the ponies, happy times.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! The Long-tailed Ducks are wonderful to see, they were right next to the jetty.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  47. Hello Eileen, happy Saturday and weekend wishes.
    Many thanks for this lovely selection of photographs.
    Very enjoyable to see birds, seals, and the Assateague ponies.

    Take care.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  48. What a fun Saturday critter post. You've really made me miss the ocean and all the critters that make it their home.

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    1. Thank you Inger! I wished I lived close to the ocean, I would visit more often.
      Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  49. I love the ducks! And seeing the ponies is always fun.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I do enjoy seeing the ponies!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  50. Eileen - a seal in Delaware? Is that normal? Such an amazing assortment of birds, as usual!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Yes the seals are a normal sightings at the Indian River Inlet where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Thank you for visiting and for the comment. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  51. #6...never seen either of these!

    Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your link with us birders at IRBB this weekend!

    ~Anni, host of I'd Rather B Birdin'

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, stay well!
      Have a great new week!

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  53. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos of the ducks and the seals. A beautiful serie of birds. I like the bufflehead ducks. I enjoyed your blog. Have a nice day. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      The Bufflehead ducks are beautiful, they were a treat to see.
      Take care, wishing you a great new week!

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  54. Gracias por mostrarnos la naturaleza de tu entorno Eileen. Un gusto verla.
    Buen domingo. Y a seguir con cuidado.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, wishing you a great new week!

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  55. Todo se ve precioso, me gusta todo. Besos.

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

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  56. Ooooo ... the ponies are such a treat to see! Thanks as always for sharing the critters in your world. :)

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    1. Thank you, I do love the ponies!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  57. Those ducks are stunners, Eileen. What a wonderful sight. And of course I always love the horses!

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

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  58. Hi Eileen,
    there are many beautiful links in your critter party :-)))
    I have visited several.
    You know you can always link my messages too?
    Greetings and have a nice week.
    Helma

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    1. Thank you Helma!
      I enjoy seeing everyone's critters and post.
      Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  59. Oh, wonderful pictures Eileen, love the ponies, that would be a treat to see.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I wish you a happy Easter!
      Have a great day and week ahead.

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  60. Hi Eileen! :) Oh your ducks are beautiful! I do hope to rejoin your critters post very soon! Things are starting to even out for me a little bit! :) Hope you have a beautiful weekend! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Rain! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  61. Great pictures! Birds in the wild life is perfect! I dont like to see them in Zoo. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. I do enjoy seeing the wildlife free.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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