Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday's Critters #384

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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!

I have some new arrivals and a rare sighting for my neighborhood. Also a few winter birds are still hanging about during the first two weeks of April.  

1. April 1st...yard birds are the Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, White-throated Sparrow and a Carolina Wren.





2. April 4th, a Dark-eyed Junco and 2 Pine Siskins. 




3. April 5th are the Red-breasted Nuthatch, a Pine Warbler and a Carolina Chickadee at the birdhouse. 




4. April 6th,  one of my pretties the male Northern Cardinal. 




5. April 6th, is a male Downy Woodpecker. 




6.  April 8th, first of the season Brown Thrasher at my suet feeder.





7.  April 8th...Hubby and I took a walk to check out the local Bald Eagle's nest. It is sad that we could not see any Eagles on the nest. I have a bad feeling that the Eagle's nest is a flop again this year. We were really lucky to find a Long-tailed Duck floating in the lake just below were the Eagle's nest is located.  





8. A rare sighting for me at our local reservoir, a male Long-tailed Duck.  They are usually seen along the coast and prefer salt water. He must be off course, I am glad we just happened to see this sea duck while trying to see the Bald Eagles.  




9. Below are a few more birds we saw during our walk to the lake on April 8th. Top photo is a juvenile Bald Eagle, middle photo are two Canada Geese and the bottom photo are two Double-crested Cormorants on the left side  and on the right are two Canada Geese sitting on shore.



March 10th was my last sighting of the local Bald Eagle couple, the female was on the nest and the adult male was in a nearby tree.  




 

 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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141 comments:

  1. Love the Woodpeckers and Red Cardinal birds. I ma sure you were thrilled to have seen the Long tailed duck as I would have been Eileen. Thanks for hosting and leaving comments. have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Yes, I was thrilled to see the Long-tailed Duck so close to home. It was a rare sight for me.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  2. So wonderful that you get to see all these lovely birds in your area. I am thankful and glad that we have birds visiting our garden even though they are not so colourful and beautiful. I enjoy hearing their chirping and they sound or song they sing. Have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      The birds chirping is such a happy sound, I like hearing them too.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  3. we have red-bellied woodpecker in our neighborhood...
    beautiful bird, love it.

    Have a nice weekend

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  4. Hello,

    The male Northern Cardinal is very pretty. It has a striking color. The Downy Woodpecker is beautiful too, and it's lovely to see the Bald Eagle.
    Happy Weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen.
    You have so many different birds there. They all are so beautiful. I like most the Carolina Wren and woodpeckers. Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters.
    Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      The wren is a cutie!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  6. I like your photo of the brown thrasher -- nice to see one now. I have an unusual critter featured this week!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Your eel is unique.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    how nice to see the Long-tailed duck! It is a rare view here where I live too, as it usually just overflies us to go to Lapland. Thanks for sharing.
    What a pity if the Bald eagles' nest is a flop...
    Have a nice weekend and enjoy your captures!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Long-tailed Duck seen at our lake was a rare sighting, it surprised me!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  8. I hope the Bald Eagles sit tight and there are some eggs to hatch soon.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      We are hoping to go back for another look at the Eagle's nest, they may still be there.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  9. The eagles are amazing. I also like the cardinal very much.

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  10. The Brown Thrasher looks like such a smart bird Eileen, and as always, the Cardinal is a real favourite of mine.

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    1. Thank you Adam!
      The Brown Thrasher is a handsome bird.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful photos and collage.
    The red cardinal is my favorite.
    Would you like to post my link I cannot do that.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  12. Thank you Eileen, for hosting Saturday Critters!

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  13. So sorry your eagles are not present. Hopefully they are just late. Loved to see the long-tailed duck. I saw lots of them in Norway a couple of years ago, in february. A gorgeous bird.
    It is sad to see the numbers in birds decline. Some years back the fields were white with Whooper swans, not there are 10. And that goes for geese as well.

    Love to see your yard birds, and that feeder must be one of a kind. :)
    I hope everything is well with you.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I am hoping we just missed seeing the eagles. We are going to go back and check on the nest this weekend.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  14. ...Eileen, you sure had a lot of interesting sightings. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Great sightings and beautifu photos. I love the Northern Cardinal, it looks like he is listening to a conversation. Have a nice weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Yes, the cardinal does look like he is listening to something.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  16. Que lindos teus cliques até agora nesse abril. Adoro ver o pica pau e o lindo pássaro vermelho! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  17. It is wonderful seeing them all! I love that birch-looking feeder! So good to have ours coming back for breeding! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend.

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  18. Great look back. You saw so many incredible birds this month, nicely photographed too!

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

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  19. You saw a wide variety of birds in a week’s time.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I am happy with the birds I see here.
      Have a great weekend!

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  20. Our local eagles are all feeding young already so I suspect that if yours don't have them by now it is not going to happen this year. Pileated Woodpecker in the backyard has only ever happened here once! You are lucky to have them as regular visitors, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you David! I am going to check on the Eagle's nest one more time, hoping they were tucked down low in the nest.
      Happy birding! Have a great weekend!

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  21. I would be in heaven to see such a variety of birds. I see the same ones repeatedly here wherever I go.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      I am lucky to see the variety of birds right here in my neighborhood.
      Have a great weekend!

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  22. Lovely capture of birds from your backyard, and glad you got to see a variety of birds this month. I remember, how you expressed badly about the bald eagles, who couldn't make up their nest last year, and it's bad that it continues this year too.
    Take care and have nice weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Yes, I always want the birds to do well.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  23. Happy Saturday And These Are Incredible Photos - Well Done - Enjoy The Rest Of The Weekend There Shadow People - Big Hugs

    Cheers
    P.S. You May ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDloIqKS_Ew ) Like This Piano Version

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment!
      I did enjoy the piano version, thanks for sharing.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  24. Hari Om
    I am always astounded at how much you see so close to your home - love the cardinal shot - is is possible to ever get a bad shot of such an iconic bird??? YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      The Cardinal is kind of shy, they fly off when they see me.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  25. Beautiful photos Eileen. The pretty cardinal is my favorite and of course seeing an eagle is always special. Have a fantastic weekend!

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

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  26. I especially liked the Pine Warbler and the nice closeups of the woodpecker and thrasher. Our phooebes disappeared almost a month ago and we had no Pine Warblers all winter in our local spots. No sparrows at all, either.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      We are lucky the Pine Warblers breed in our area, the forest next to our home.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  27. It's so much fun to see a different bird in your feeder or in the wild! I love to come home and pull the books up and make sure of the ID! I hope the Eagles have babies next time. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I have my field guide right next to my computer, I use it often.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  28. A lovely selection of birds once again this week, Eileen, and as usual, beautifully photographed.

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

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  29. I love birds. Every day, in addition to other birds, a woodpecker appears on my balcony, stealing walnuts from a basket. And I surreptitiously add them to him :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      It is nice you feed the birds on your balcony.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  30. That sweet Downy always is a favorite! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Downy is a sweetie!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  31. I would probably drop in a faint if I saw a Pileated Woodpecker in real life. I think I saw one once, and it was such a shock! Hope your eagles do appear again.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      I think something has happened to the eagles nest again this year, it is not a success.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  32. PS: Have a good week ahead, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  33. the yellow is my favorite to look at and the little white throated sparrow makes me want to cuddle him in my hands. excellent photos as always.. YAY for the Eagle spottng

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The yellow Pine Warbler is one of my favorites too.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  34. you have such a great variety eileen, i do not see all of these!! the thrasher looks like such a meanie, isn't it funny how some of them appear to have personalities!! i see long tailed ducks in the inlet, they were there this year, i think they look like dogs!! hehehehehe

    of course the BEST sighting is always the bald eagle, it is so special and so majestic...i wish i would see them more often. they are here - close by - but i never seem to see them!!

    many thanks for all of your visits, many thanks for hosting us critter lovers and have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      Some of the birds do look like they have personalities, making funny facial expressions.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  35. The red cardinal certainly has a curious expression … some say seeing this beautiful creature signifies hope and compassion.

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

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  36. You have a treasure trove of birds! Love them all

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

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  37. Birds sometimes look at the options for a home. I've been watching chickadees come and go to various nesting opportunities.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I have seen the Chickadees at each one of my birdhouses this year.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  38. Always a thrill when you spot a pileated woodpecker! Love the red cardinal too. We don't get birds like the cardinal here in the PNW.

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

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  39. Hello Eileen. It would be a real shame if the Bald Eagles have no luck this year. It's almost impossible to know what may have gone wrong when no one can get up there to find out. I hope that others in your area have beet luck and that soon you will see some of this year's youngsters. You are so luck, I say it every time, having such a great variety of yard birds. The Pileated Woodpecker is on so many birders' bucket list.

    Thanks for your link up today, and have alovely Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      I do feel lucky to see the Pileated so often, sometimes 2 of them together.
      The Eagles had another loss this year.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  40. Good morning Eileen I always enjoy arriving here on the scheduled day, and seeing your critter photos, always a delight as are your travels about nature. Enjoy your weekend too!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      I am happy to see you joining in with your critters any time you can make it, welcome..
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  41. Muy bonitos, me gustan todos. Saludos.

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

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  42. Dearest Eileen,
    it's so fascinating what great bird sightings you keep getting. Maybe the eagle's nest is not a flop either, but the owners were just looking for food? In any case, you can always see eagles in your region, that's so wonderful!
    Hugs and happy Weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/04/himmelblaue-wanderung-im.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      Yes, we have plenty of eagles in this area! They are doing well.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  43. Such a nice assortment of birds. I would be thrilled with seeing the Bald Eagles!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      It is always a thrill to see the Bald Eagles.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  44. What a trail of birds, I love the Bald Eagles and the Pileated Woodpecker, fabulous shots Eileen.

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

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

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  46. So many wonderful photos of all the birds.

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

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  47. wow, 384 ...that's great news. Congrats there. we are happy to see that InSPIREd Sunday will be taken on ... u have a great weekend. thank you for sharing. i had ... where was that ...some 1 said they had never heard the word "critter" i wonder where they are from ... that is a normal word around here. wonder if it is something that is only in the US? i wonder. ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      Critters is a common word for me, I use it often. LOL!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  48. Awesome yard birds! I can't believe you have a Pileated !

    Saun in Ohio

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    1. Thank you Sean!
      The Pileated have plenty of trees in the forest next to our place.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  49. Interesting post. The pileated woodpeckers did not pose for me this year.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I hope the Pileated comes back.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  50. Thanks so much for taking time this week to share this post with us birders at IRBB. Very much appreciated!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, I enjoy seeing your birds.

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

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    1. Hello Thomas
      Thank you so much for your visit and comment!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  53. How I fell away from Saturday’s Critters, I am not sure.
    But I clicked on today.
    Always refreshing.
    Happy Earth Days.

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    1. Hello Lynne,
      Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      I think every day should be Earth Day.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  54. Wow Eileen, it must be so fascinating to be walking along the trails and see all the glorious birds. My favorite has to be the Red Cardinal. Have wonderful weekend.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Hubby and I do enjoy nature all along the trails.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  55. Awesome photos of our dear feathered friends ~ XX

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  56. Variada serie de aves. Tenéis suerte al ver tantas. Gracias Eileen.
    Buen domingo. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Take care! Have a happy new week!

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  57. I always enjoy your photos, such a wonderful variety. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week :)

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

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  58. Hi Eileen, lets hope the Eagles fledged and all is well...wonderful yard birds...nice to see the Long Tailed Duck in your post!! Great find. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I was surprised to see the Long-tailed Duck at our lake.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  59. Hello Eileen, many thanks for sharing these wonderful sightings here.
    So many to see I couldn't choose a favourite!

    I hope you've had a lovely weekend, my good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

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

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  60. Love that Northern Cardinal! Eagles are always a special treat to see. Hope this new week ahead is a good one for you!

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

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    1. Thank you Amalia!
      Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

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  62. And of course you know my favourite the Carolina Wren - what a cutie! Your woodpeckers and cardinals are gorgeous too! Have a lovely week Eileen.
    Wren x

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  63. Great critters, as always. But my favorites are your flamingos with a blush of pink!

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    1. Thank you Sharon!
      It was neat to see the Flamingos in the wild.
      Have a happy day!

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  64. I love viewing nature with you, Eileen! Your bird photos are just outstanding!

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  65. Hi Eileen!!! Very nice images ... Greetings and happy week

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  66. Beautiful pictures Eileen. The Eagles are not nesting at my office either - I think the property managers managed to destroy the nest they had started.... Love your Flamingo picture on Monday. We had a Towhee in our yard yesterday!

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  67. Hello Eileen, thank you for hosting and for these lovely sightings, you had some great birding days. Sorr6 I am so late thanking you. My iPad updated itself and somehow logged me out of Google Blogger , so I have been unable to comment ...I finally figured out how to get it back.

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      I appreciate you commenting.
      Have a great day!

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  68. Eileen - hard to choose favorites here, but I always like the perkiness of the Carolina Wren. The Brown Thrasher is so handsome, but it does look a bit intense with that yellow eye! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      The Brown Thrasher does have an intense stare!
      Have a great weekend!

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  69. Que paséis buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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