Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 381

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Hello and happy Saturday!   

Happy Easter everyone!!  
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 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 some back yard birds to share, seen on different days around the end of March. 

1. I have been seeing the Pileated Woodpecker at our wood pile. If the Pileated Woodpeckers are not at the wood pile I hear and see them in the forest next to our house.  This shot looks like a female and was taken from my dining room window. 




2. Below a Downy Woodpecker with a Pine Warbler, the Woodpecker again with a Cardinal and a backside of the Cardinal with a Red-breasted Nuthatch.  



3. The Pine Warbler is a summer bird, they breed in the forest next to our home. 




4. I am still seeing the Red-breasted Nuthatch, at least 3 two males and a female come daily as of March 20th.  




5. March 20th I was still seeing a few Pine Siskins at my feeders.  




6. A bad bad bird, sitting on our swing. Just kidding, I know they need to eat to survive. 




7. A Tufted Titmouse is one of my regular yard birds, seen year round.  




8. From one of our fire road walks, I believe this a Hermit Thrush. I see a reddish tail.  While walking the fire road, I could hear more Pine Warblers, I can hear the Eastern Phoebe and I was sure I heard a Northern Parula. 



9.  Previous years we were seeing 6-8 Great Blue Heron nests in our neighborhood, then last year something happened. They all left, I am not sure why. This year we are seeing a few herons returning to the trees that held a nest. I am hoping they are back and things are normal.  This photo below was taken from my driveway on March 11th, I am not sure if this is when they returned previous years.. 





I hope you enjoyed my birds as much as I do, my simple pleasure is bird watching.  



 

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122 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing and hosting another Saturday's Critters. I love the variety of birds you see at your location. Thanks for snapping all the photos and sharing. Hope you and yours have a blessed Easter. Best regards from Seattle. John

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    1. Thank you John, for the comment and for linking up your post!
      I am lucky to see a great variety of birds in my yard.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  2. Your back yard is a wonderful haven for so many variety of birds. I hope the bad, bad bird does not harm the little birds nor deny them their food. Happy Easter to you too!

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      I have to accept the hawk has to eat too.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  3. All these beautiful birds come to your place. You did really well with the camera!

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

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  4. Eileen - a superb collection of bird photos. I ADORE Pileated woodpeckers, so that is definitely my favorite. We don't have nearly as many spring birds here yet, so I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Happy Easter to you!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      I love the Pileated Woodpeckers too, a great yard bird.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Home is best..
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  6. I am glad the Heron are back Eileen and hope they nest so we might be able to see young ones later. Love all the birds and I assume when you say some of your birds are STILL here, you mean you thought they would be away at this time to breed? Happy Easter and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      I have not seen the herons since the day of this photo, it is sad they did not return to the nest this year.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  7. Beautiful series of critters. The Pileated woodpecker is the top awesome. So unique.
    I wish you a peaceful and blessed Easter time and I thank you for hosting our posts.
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  8. Seeing a pileated woodpecker from your window is fabulous. All your birds are wonderful!

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      I've been seeing two Pileated Woodpeckers lately, I hope they are nesting nearby.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  9. A lovely collection of backyard birds.

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  10. I am always happy to see your bird photos! On your blog I got to know many species of birds unknown to me!
    A woodpecker with a mohawk on its head is so cute!
    Happy Easter to you too !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  11. What a beautiful series of photos Eileen.
    All photos are perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Photos 1 and 6 are my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link, I cannot do this.
    I wish you a happy Easter.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  12. great birds as always. Love the sweet Titmouse. And the raptor is not bad. It does what it supposed to do. Like we do. And I think it is beautiful.
    I hope you have a fine Easter. Weather here is sunny today and I will go down town. Not the woods today.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I understand the raptor have to eat too.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  14. You have a lot of different birds visiting your birdfeeder! Here we only see sparrows and finches.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      I am happy seeing the variety of birds in my yard.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos from your yard. The bad bad bird looks very pretty.
    Yes, they need food they too.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Yes, the raptors do have to eat. I just wish they would move over to the neighbors yard.
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  17. Beautiful images of your visitors. They love your place and you love taking their photos.:) Have a great day and s Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  18. Great shot of the Pileated Woodpecker and through the window! The Pine Warblers are beautiful visitors. We had none this past fall and winter despite seeing them reliably in past years. Our local rookery has had no nesting night-herons for the first time since I "discovered" it about 13 years ago. Just one Green Heron. So sad that it has not survived the disturbances caused by hurricanes and the subsequent removal of their nesting trees which extended over the canal. I hope your herons make a comeback.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      It is sad to see a rookery not "survive". I am not sure what happened to our herons, could have been a storm, or the weather or construction work on a neighbor's house. I do love my Pileated Woodpeckers and the Pine Warblers. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  19. Lovely shots! Hope the herons are back! Wishing you a Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  20. love woodpecker... unique and beautiful bird

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  21. Beautiful pics.
    Happy Easter greetings.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Have a great new week!

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  22. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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    1. Thank You Anni!
      Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  23. I am always a little envious of the ease with which you see a Pileated Woodpecker. Migrants are arriving in waves here. We saw our first Northern Flicker two days ago.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Yes, I am always to see the Pileated Woodpeckers in my yard.
      Have a great weekend!

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  24. ...Eileen, you sure attracted a wonderful collection. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your Easter.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. It's so much fun seeing your birds! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. oooooh eileen, what an amazing selection of birds, they sure are busy!! i never see the pleated woodpecker in my yard, they are so pretty and remain elusive to me!! we all dislike seeing the hawks, but it is a beautiful picture.

    the hermit thrush is new to me, you captured it in beautiful, natural surroundings. have a wonderful weekend eileen, happy easter, and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I usually see the Hermit Thrush in our local forest.
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. Hello, Eileen and Happy Easter! A beautiful collection of bird again this week!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen!

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  30. I love that big pileated! They are so unique and fun to watch. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I do love Pileated Woodie, they are fun to watch.
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. Hi Eileen. And what a super selection of woodland birds today. The Pine Warbler is my fave today. That one on the feeder is in super fine condition, a stunner. Happy Easter and thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The Pine Warbler is one of my pretties, lol.
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Hello Eileen,:=) What a varied and fine selection of birds at your feeders. The Tufted Titmouse and Pine Warbler are really lovely, and I always enjoy seeing the Pileated Woodpecker which you are so fortunate to see so often. The LBJ Little Brown Job you describe as a Hermit Thrush, and I'm sure you are right, almost looks like the back of our Robin Redbreast.Superb shot of the Sparrow Hawk. There was one perched on my Balcony this morning but he saw the movement I made to get my camera, and flew away. I was sorry not to get a photo, but at the same time glad he went away.:=) Have a Happy Easter.:=)

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    1. Hello and Happy Easter to you!
      Thanks so much for the comment on my birds and photos.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. So many beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Очень милые птички! Я даже не всех знаю. Спасибо!

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

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  35. HI Eileen, this was a really nice post I enjoyed seeing all your visiting birds, I do hope the Heron's nest there again so yu can share the events with us. We have Pine Warbler year round but they dont really start singing till Spring. So nice to hear them too. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! The Pine Warbler return to the local forest for breeding, I am lucky to see and hear them daily.
      Happy Easter, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Nice pictures! Happy easter!

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    1. Thank you Ranten!
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  37. Hi Eileen :) I'm so happy to be able to participate again! :) The Pileated Woodpecker is just gorgeous! Lovely photos of the birds!!

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Have a happy Easter! I wish you a great new week!

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  38. Eileen ~ wonderful array of photos of our 'feathered friends' ~ Very colorful ~ almost like Easter Eggs ~ Xo
    Happy Easter to you ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  39. The Pileated Woodpecker is a treat to see - I've only ever seen one twice in my life! I hope that the Herons are back to nest!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      I am sorry I have not seen the Herons lately.
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  40. That bad bad bird is so beautiful! I love seeing that Pine Warbler, too. Happy Easter to you and yours Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  41. the hawk actually has an expression it its face and the wood pecker is really happy to find all that free dead wood.. Happy Easter

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The woodpeckers do have a lot of dead wood around here.
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  42. Wonderful critter pictures. My favorite is the very first one of the woodpecker.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Have a happy Easter and a great new week!

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  43. Tudo tão lindo! Adorei ver o pica pau! FELIZ e ABENÇOADA PÁSCOA pra ti e teus! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you !
      Have a happy and blessed Easter!
      Wishing you a great new week!

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  44. Lovely yardbirds! You have a perfect place for them and wonderful pics. I like raptors too, but it is kind of a funny feeling when one perches in your yard right above the feeders ...I used to feel kind of guilty (back when we fed birds in your yard). Happy Easter and thanks as always!

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      I am planning to stop the feeders soon, so maybe the hawk will move away.
      Happy Easter to you and yours! Have a great day!

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  45. Beautiful birds!
    Happy Easter, Eileen, and thanks for hosting!

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

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  46. The neck of the pleated is so long! Love those nuthatches. Such a beautiful variety of feathered friends, Eileen. Love this post.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      I love the Nuthatches too.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  47. Hello Eileen
    A lovely post and a wonderful collection of birds.
    I think my favourite is the Pine Warbler, but all are lovely to see.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Happy Easter Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you and Happy Easter Jan!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  48. We are having a great influx of Pine Siskins here. I like them. Pileated Woodpeckers are amazing to watch. With the Siskins showing up that means the Goldfinches will be next and the Nuthatches.
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB! The Pine Siskins are cute, I like the Goldfinches too.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  49. Nice photos! I haven't got a pileated woodpecker photo in a long time. I glimpsed one in flight, and I hear them in the woods, but they haven't been to my feeders.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      The Pileated comes to our wood piles almost daily, sometimes I see a pair of them here.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  50. As always, dear Eileen, thanks for taking time to share your birds with us!!

    Have a blessed and happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Enjoy your day, Happy Easter!

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  51. Excellent capture on the birds and each one is a enchanting beauty to watch! Hope it was a wonderful month of birds just like the former. Have a great week ahead and Happy Easter Sunday

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  52. Eileen, I so enjoyed seeing all the birds in your neighborhood. Your photos are so great, thanks for sharing them. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Hello Inger,
      Thanks for the visit and comment. I hope you had a happy Easter!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  53. wishing you and yours a happy and blessed Easter! also, thank your for your beautiful post!

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

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  54. I do so enjoy your birds. I hope the herons do come back...I sure wonder why birds do things. We used to have so many Canadian geese pass through, and now see so few in comparison. But there is a lot of white fronted geese, snow geese, and swans.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      It is fun to watch all the migrating birds.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  55. Se ven preciosos, me gustan todos. Un beso.

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

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  56. I don't know these pine warblers, but they are especially beautiful! I hope you had a lovely weekend and new week, too!

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  57. You have such an amazing variety of birds at home Eileen, I would love that!
    Wren x

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  58. The birds are finally arriving in Minnesota. I love to hear them at last. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      It will be nice to see our spring and summer birds returning to the neighborhood. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  59. Lindo el pájaro de la primera foto con su cresta roja.
    Feliz Pascua amiga Y buen martes Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  60. What a amazing variety of birds and wonderful pictures Eileen.

    Hugs diane

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

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  61. I can only comment on your blog with critters but I enjoy your photos :-) Also these photos of the beautiful woodpecker are beautiful just like the other birds and the beautiful bird of prey. Really beautiful!
    You can always link like eg the owls.
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Thank you Helma! I will try to link you up on tomorrow's post.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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