Saturday, May 1, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 385

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!  😊

Happy May, wishing everyone a happy new month.   

 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 am sharing some of my back yard birds and critters. A mish-mash of birds from our local fire road walks to the lake. 

1.  A cute back yard bunny, I hope it is not eating our plants.  I've been seeing two bunnies in the yard, maybe a couple that will have babies soon. 



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Seen on 4-14-21 are various back yard birds,  I watch these birds from our window, they were on our deck and at the feeders. I am still seeing a mix of winter birds along with the new arrivals of spring and summer birds.

Top row: Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch and a Chipping Sparrow

Middle row: Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the female Purple Finches.

Bottom Row: Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker and a White-throated Sparrow.   




3.  On 4-14-21   I am not sure if this is any early date for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It seems early to me.  Either way I am happy to see them again in my yard and I had the feeder ready for them.



4.   On 4-14-21 the male American Goldfinch is showing off his pretty summer colors.  



5. On 4-15-21 I was surprised to see so many Double-crested Cormorants at our local lake. A group of Cormorants can be called a "flight" or "swim" or a "gulp". On the far top right photo you can see their double crest showing. You can often see the Cormorants with their wings spread open sunning themselves. Hubby and I saw groups of them in the lake and perched in trees along the lake shore. 





6. 4-15-21, I found a few small birds moving around in the bushes along the shore. This Palm Warbler came out in the open for a few photos.  




7. This Palm Warbler has a tick under it's eye.  



8. On 4-17-21 are more of my yard birds at the feeders and deck.

Top row : male Pine Warbler

Middle Row: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Dove and a Tufted Titmouse

Bottom row: male Downy Woodpecker. 



9. I found this cute solar chime decoration for our deck, the hummingbirds light up and change colors. It looks really pretty at night.  


 


I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!


 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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132 comments:

  1. I can see the cute bunny with some grass in its mouth. Your yard is a wonderful haven for the birds, a place where there is plenty of food and a safe retreat for them. I like the cute solar chime decoration. The lighted up hummingbirds look beautiful in the dark. I would love to have one in my porch area.

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

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos as always! The hummingbirds are so cute. I'm so happy that I don't have bunnies here even they are very pretty. I guess they had eaten my hole garden.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I am trying to buy plants that are bunny and deer resistant.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. A fabulous selection of critters in your post today Eileen. That bunny is really cute. Thanks for hosting, leaving comments aand have a wonderful week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      I hope to see baby bunnies soon.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Hello,
    You will have a lot of bunnies any day :) Hummingbirds is on my wishing list, but will not come true. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      I do love my hummingbirds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    So sad of the palm warbler who has a tick near his eye.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I hope the Warbler will be ok, the one eye looked bad.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Unfortunately our bunnies are eating our tender young plants, so we don't find them very cute! I hope you enjoy the coming month of migration of so many birds through your area.

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

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      We do have to keep some plants behind a fence, the groundhogs and bunnies will eat them.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Hello,
    awesome sight of the hummingbird's bill. Love your garden decoration too.
    The bunny is tender and nice but true is that he can eat flowers...
    Wishing you a lovely May! Happy weekend! Stay well!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Happy month of May to you!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Hari OM
    I always enjoy your 'patchwork pictures', Eileen - and the ones of the Palm Warbler particularly caught my eye today - as did that pretty hanger for your porch!!! May May be Magic... YAM xx

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    1. Happy May Yam! Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. So many beautiful birds and the bunny is cute. Woudl be nice with little ones. :) Spo bad for the Palm Warbler to have a tick under it's eye, can´t be fun.
    You write that the cormorant are "sunning" the wings. I am unsure if you know the reason? Anyway, their pluamge is not waterproof and are getting wet when diving. They need to dry their wings. As they dive quite deep sometimes it would be hard for them with "waterproof" plumage.
    The footprints you asked abot is hores and then tractors wheels.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Yes, I knew the Cormorants had a good reason to dry off their wings.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Coelhinho, pássaros e até o enfeite solar lindos! Adorei! Feliz MAIO! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Happy Month of May to you!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  11. Love your bunny and your birds. The solar wind charm is very pretty and I can see how it would be even more so at night. Happy weekend Eileen and thank you for another delightful post.

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      The chime does look pretty at night.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. I LOVE that solar chime, night or day.. The sweet little warbler with the dove collage is my favorite. yellow is my favorite color of birds and flowers.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      The Warbler is a cutie, I love all the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Dearest Eileen,
    I've finally a post to link with your so wonderful Saturday party!
    Your yard is filled with such stunning critters, they fill our heart with joy, don't they?!?
    Take care and have a most lovely weekend
    Daniela at 'My little old world'(Dany)

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    1. Thank you Dany!
      I am happy to see you linking up your post, but it was sad to hear about your bunny Augusto.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Hello Eileen. What a great serie of birds. I love them all. Thank you for sharing.

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

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

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  16. ...bunnies are only cute in someone else's yard! I look forward to to seeing hummingbirds, Happy May Day. Thanks Eileen for hosting.

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    1. Happy May Day Tom! I am hoping the bunnies do not eat our new plants.
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  17. Oh how cute, dearest Eileen, the bunny in your garden! I also hope that he doesn't eat your plants ... In my current blog post there is a brown hare to be seen, but unfortunately not nearly as close ... I only got closer to the bees, butterflies and ladybugs ... The multitude of birds in your yard inspires me again and again. When it came to the Palm Warbler, I wondered what it got on the eyes - I didn't know the word "tick" in this context - now I've learned something new again ... (Our red male cat Maxwell often has ticks - I think he "tastes" better than our black cat Nina ...)
    And you even have hummingbirds! I think these are my favorite birds - in any case, they have made me feel very happy twice on vacation: once in Palm Springs / Palm Canyon https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2013/02/usa-14-tag-palm- springs-palm-canyon.html and once in Jamaica https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2011/08/madagaskar-kuba-bali-malediven.html - I really LOVE them!
    Have a nice weekend and a good start into May!
    Hugs Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/04/von-blutenwolken-und-kellergassen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I will go and check out your post on the hummingbirds in Palm Springs and Jamaica.
      The ticks can be awful for pets and humans. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. I like your new chimes. Very pretty in the dark too.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      It is cool to watch the chimes change colors at night.
      Have a great weekend!

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  19. I love the rabbit. I would imagine they are as bad as our deer for gobbling things up! Thanks for hosting. Happy birding, I love seeing our summer friends.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      So far, I have only seen the bunny eating weeds and grass.
      Have a great weekend!

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  20. The rabbits are wonderful additions to our lives but they can drive my wife to distraction as they mow down every green shoot that dares to poke above the ground in her garden. I suspect the tick will soon become sated and fall off the Palm Warbler. In the meantime it does look gruesome.

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    1. Thank you David!
      I hope the tick has fallen off now, it did look bad.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  21. I always enjoy your bird photos because I'm learning (slowly) the names since you identify them for me. Hope you have a glorious weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Barbara!
      I am always learning more about the birds.
      Have a great weekend!

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  22. I am amazed at the variety of birds who visit your feeder. We get the same two or three species here.

    I photograph cormorants all the time and have only ever taken one photo of the double crests. Capturing the crests makes a great photo! Well done.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      The cormorant's double crest is neat to see.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  23. What a fantastic collection of pretty little bird photos. Have a great weekend Eileen. :)

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

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  24. Hi Eileen, what lovely photos for us to enjoy this morning. I love your rabbit capture and that pretty palm warbler, a completely new to me bird. Hate ticks- have picked one off myself already this season. Just back in the house and took photos of a deer and rabbit myself. Brisk here this morning tho sunny.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      It is tick season, always good to check for the little buggers.
      I will look forward to seeing your deer and bunny.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  25. Cute bunny!!! Ya, hope they're not damaging your plants. Love seeing the warbler portrait!! And I mark my calendar for the first sighting of a bummer in our yard...either last week in March up to the first 10 days in April. That'll be about 2 weeks to get up north?!?!!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      I should keep a journal of when the summer birds arrive, the hummer was early.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  26. I'm up to spotting 11 bunnies this year but none so handsome as the fellow leading off your post! Have a terrific weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! 11 bunnies is too many, lol.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  27. Another delectable selection of critters on your post today, Eileen! That bunny is picture postcard perfect!

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

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  28. PS: Many thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a happy new month!

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  29. oooooh how exciting, so many beautiful birds to observe!! i have baby bunnies in my yard, 2 that i have seen hopping around and playing with each other. they have been "trimming the grass'!!

    poor little palm warbler, such a beautiful bird, i hate seeing them in distress!! i have not seen any hummingbirds, but i don't have my feeders out yet, i will do that this weekend. love, love, love your new solar wind chime, it is awesome!!

    have a wonderful weekend eileen, i think it is going to be great. many thanks for hosting us crazy critter lovers!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I saw 2 bunnies together this week too. They are cute!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  30. I don't wish to worry you Eileen but bunnies do eat plants, the fresher and juicier the better. LOL. But I really know that you don't mind too much when you have enough to go around.

    I do love the variety of your birds at this time of year that make for such rewarding birding. My favourites today are the set of Pine Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Dove and a Tufted Titmouse. Great shots.

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the link up today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The critters are usually welcome to whatever they can find. I did find some deer and bunny resistant plants.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  31. I love to see that the Hummingbirds are coming back! And I like your solar ones too!
    I'm posting my critter tomorrow since today was theme day for the City Daily Photo community!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  32. You've made your place very attractive to birds.

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

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  33. Love the bunny ~ I miss them ~ Gorgeous photos of our feathered friends and yes hummingbirds are early this year according to the website of their journey ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I am glad I had my hummer feeder out early for these early arrivals.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  34. Happy May to you as well. What a lovely post, what a nice post for me to start my day with. Hav a Merry Month of May.

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

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  35. Hi Eileen! As always, I love your photos! I've not seen a hummingbird yet, but I really should get my feeder back up, just in case! I did however, see my first "summer" Goldfinch. You really can't miss them, can you?

    And it just occurred to me in looking at your photos that I'll bet that Cormorants are what I always see sitting on the Potomac when I cross over from VA to MD.

    Enjoy your weekend!!

    Kim - Life at Golden Pines

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  36. That palm warbler is new to me. Yikes, don't you want to just pick off that tick. Not that I'd want to get close to a tick. Love your hummingbird chime, so cool. Happy May day to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  37. The hummingbird decoration is beautiful! You'll enjoy that! Love that you've seen a hummer too. I haven't seen one yet. I wish I could help that little Warbler with the tick! Happy weekend! We had to get out early today before it got too hot!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I was surprised my hummers arrived early.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  38. Your backyard bunny is so cute! Hope it doesn't eat too much of your garden. I love the palm warbler too. I don't see birds like that where I live.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      The critters do enjoy our garden, the deer eat a lot.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  39. Hi Eileen, Happy Saturday to you. I sure enjoyed Saturday’s Critters today. Especially love to see the hummingbirds are back in your location! And that hummingbird solar decoration … so cool! I’ve got to see if I can find one of those. Will start with a look on Amazon. They seem to have everything. I always enjoy your photos of the birds and I appreciate the IDs. The variety of birds in your location is great … it makes me wonder if there are more varieties of birds in the eastern part of the continent than out here in the west. Thanks for another fine post. Happy weekend and week ahead to you and yours. John

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    1. Thank you John! I think the western states see as many birds as we do on the Eastern part of the states. They are different birds and species, but they are all beautiful. I have many western birds on my wish list to see. Take care, have a great weekend!

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  40. Love the solar chime decoration and all the birds. Quite a variety. It must be nice and peaceful watching all the bird activity entertain you throughout the day. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  41. Thank you, Eileen. You have built a special place for us here <3

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

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  42. Thanks and praise be at all times to the most holy and most holy sacrament of amen

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

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  43. Don't be upset with the Bunny for eating your plant, it's what they do. Beautiful mosaics Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  44. Has hecho unas fotos preciosas a los pájaros, me encantó verlas. Hay una gran variedad. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  45. So many beautiful birds in your area, Eileen. The Atlantic corridor has wonderful migration patterns. I read recently on Audubon Rockies Facebook page that in the west millions of birds will soon be migrating north over Utah and Colorado at night. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Pat!
      I hope you get to see some of those migrating birds.
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  46. I am very fond of wascally wabbits.

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    1. Thank you William!
      He/she is a cute bunny!
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  47. cute bunny, and hope, they will not over-populated in your backyard...

    birds are colorful, thank you for sharing photos.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  48. Always impressed with all your bird photos. Nice shot of the bunny!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  49. Our first hummingbird visited yesterday. I've never seen a gulp of cormorants. We've had one or maybe two visit the lake and they don't stick around very long.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      I am happy to see my hummingbird pair return to our yard, they have a nest nearby.
      Take care, happy Sunday! I wish you a great new week!

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  50. cute bunny and lovely birds!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Happy Sunday, wishing you a great new week!

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  51. I hope the changing lights from the solar chime don't disturb the birds. As usual, a lovely capture of your backyard birds and the bunny. Great flight (of cormorants) there!

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

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  52. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a super week ahead. Today, my favorite photo is the Goldfinch

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Happy Sunday, wishing you a great new week!

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  53. Nice series of birdies and critters..I worry about our bunnies..We have a new litter of four fox kits...Love your solar Hummingbird chime..It looks fragile..We have seen Hummers here this past week..The winds the last few days must have been awful for them..Have a good week!!

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      It would be neat to see the kits. It was very windy here, I did hang the chime inside until the winds died down.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  54. Happy May Month Dear Eileen! Hummingbird shot is great! I love it.

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  55. Hello Eileen,
    Wishing you a Happy May.
    A lovely post so nice to see all the birds, your photographs and mosaics are great.
    Your back yard bunny does look cute. We do not have bunnies but a few squirrels seem to visit quite regularly :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy new week!

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      Take care, have a happy new week!

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  57. Hi Eileen I really like your chime very cute...my hummers arrived Apr 1st...but the females don't arrive with the males, they normally come a little later here at my place. The siskins have gone for the season and most of my summer visitors are here now. I had some baby bunnies in the yard but a feral cat got them! Annie did her best to keep it away I was not aware of what was happening till it was too late. Hope your week is a good one.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I have a feral cat hanging around now too, it is going after my yard birds.
      I am seeing and hearing a lot of our summer birds too, the Ovenbird and Wood Thrush have returned.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  58. You sure captured some beauties this week. And that bunny is adorable.

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  59. That is something I am not YET seeing...bunny rabbits. A friend told me that their abundance goes through phases based on predator population...jp

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    1. Thank you JP!
      I am sure the bunnies have some predators here.
      Have a great day and week ahead.

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  60. Good picks for the post. It seems all the Spring birds are back here too. The birds with the tick---what will happen to it? Usually we have tons of bunnies but haven't seen any yet. Have a great week
    MB

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    1. Thank you MB!
      Eventually the tick will fall off. I am not sure if they make the bird sick.
      Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  61. Lovely shots of your birds! And I like your solar chime too.

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  62. nice beautiful little birds., u must have a telephoto lens to capture this close., awesome ;p

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  63. How did you get that adorable bunny to sit still and pose for a photo?
    Amalia
    xo

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      Enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

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  64. Hi Eileen! As always, wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing them.

    Hugs diane

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  65. Mirror Lake, Mount Hood, Oregon é lindo demais, perfeito assim como o criador.
    Gostei muito do beija-flor.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Otimo mês de maio.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  66. Eileen - happy to see the menagerie flocking to your feeders. I was so sad for that Palm Warbler with the tick. Those little devils disgust me SO much!

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    1. Thank you Angie! The ticks are disgusting.
      Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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