Saturday, October 2, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 407

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

September is a good time to see the migrating birds, I am seeing some of the fall Warblers in my yard. Each year they stop by and enjoy eating some berries.  Berries are plentiful on the Aralia spinosa. The Cape May Warbler seems to arrive in groups of males, females and 1st year birds. The Northern Parula and the Tennessee Warbler and I am hearing a Pine Warbler around the yard too.

These photos were all taken from my dining room window, so they are not the clearest but still good enough for id-ing the birds.

1. The male Cape May Warbler, yellow cheeks and breast with streaks, and yellow throat with a green back with whitish wing bars. 




2.  The Cape May Warbler above is a brighter yellow, I had about 5-6 of these Cape May Warblers visiting at the same time. I was surprised to see the bird below eating something from my butterfly bush.




3. Cape May Warbler is yellow behind the cheeks, streaking on the breast. First fall female maybe dull and yellow maybe absent.



4. Two Fall Cape May Warblers, their upperparts are gray and their is less streaking on the chest, has a yellowish rump/ Can you find both of the warblers?



5 .  Some days, I can see 5-6 different warblers eating the berries, a Tennessee Warbler has the white eyebrow, light yellow on breast and white under tail. 



6.  I believe this is a fall Northern Parula, back is dull but have some bright greenish feather on back and light yellow on the breast.



7. The broken eye-ring looks different to me, maybe because the way the bird is perched? This is the same bird as the above photo. 



8. Looking at the front of the Tennessee Warbler.



9. A Male Northern Cardinal is joining the warblers eating berries too. 


10. The Gray Catbird enjoys the berries too. 


11. Aralia spinosa, also known as Devil's Walking Stick. Stems are covered with sharp spines and has purple-black berries. 




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!



Here is my linky:

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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.

120 comments:

  1. So many beautiful bird varieties are attracted to the berries in your yard. Not only can you enjoy watching them feeding on the berries, I am sure you could hear them singing or cheerfully chirping away as they enjoy the berries. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I do enjoy watching the birds feeding on these berries.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Eileen those berries are certainly a welcome and tasty treat for your garden birds. Great shots even though they are taken through the glass window. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a wonderful week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The birds must think these are tasty berries.
      I appreciate the comment, take care! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sorry, I was on the wrong page with my previous comment. It was meant for Cranium Bolts.

    Your photos, like his, are wonderful. Fall warblers are so hard to identify, and you managed to see so many! Thanks for hosting the many critter posts from around the world.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I appreciate the comment. I did delete the one meant for Cranium Bolt, no problem.
      The Fall Warblers are tricky, but always nice to see in my yard.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  4. Hello Eileen,:=) Lovely post! I'm intrigued by your little yellow birds, mainly the ones with the plain breasts, and white eye stripe.Just lately I have been seeing Warblers which are very similar to these small birds.There are so many Warblers that all look the same to me, or very similar because of the distinctive eyebrow stripe. Congrats on your ID, I'm still uncertain about the ones I see.

    Is it the birds that make the berries into rings, by eating the centre first, or do they grow like that? It's a good plant to have in your yard when it attracts so many birds.

    Have a nice weekend,:=)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! The Yellow colored Warblers are beautiful to see, I am lucky they stop by my yard.
      The berries grow in the little circles, they start out green and then turn purple.
      Take care, have a great day and weekend!

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  5. The lovely Cardinal and the wee grey/Gray Catbird, so different and both so delightful

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    1. Thank you Jean! The Catbird is one of the bigger birds that share these berries.
      I appreciate the visit and comment. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!

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  6. The red cardinal looks really handsome!

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    1. Hello Angie,
      Thank your for the visit and comment.
      Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I appreciate the link and visit. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen, how nice to see all those birds (partly new to me) feasting with your berries!
    The Cardinal has a hard time camouflaging, in its vivid colour. :)
    I wish you all the best for the upcoming weekend and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello Luisella, thank you for the visit and comment.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    I had this Devils Walking Stick some years ago. It's a terryfying plant. The birds have a safe place inside of it, and they loves the berries.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      The plant is invasive, it seem to be growing wild in the forest next to our house.
      The birds do love the berries. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Aralia spinosa is having a lot of berries, more than enough to attract and feed all these beautiful birds.

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

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    This is a wonderful series of photos.
    I really like the red cardinal.
    All these birds are not found in the Netherlands.
    Would you mind posting my link, I still can't do it, not even now with my new laptop.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma
      I linked up your post and I thank you for the visit and comment.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  12. the berries looks really crazy in a way. But good they are liked by the birds. I have not seen any of those trees in Sweden.
    I first thought the yellow bird wa a Yellowhammer. But then, the bodyshape is quite different.
    Anyway, it is a fine little bird :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica! These Warblers are very small birds, they tend to grab and move.
      Have a great weekend!

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  13. That is great, having the warblers so close by. Down here they are flocking to Trema, Hamelia, and Ligustrum berries. Waiting for the influx of Black-throated Blue Warblers, which are also especially fond of fruits.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I am glad we have some berries in our yard that the birds seem to love.
      I have been seeing the Black-throated Blue Warblers here too.
      Have a great weekend!

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  14. Tão lindos cada um deles e sabem bem chegar onde as frutinhas são abundantes e flores também! Adorei! beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica!
      Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  15. It's good to see your fall warblers Eileen. I know that fall presents a little challenge in IDing the varieties of ages and sexes encountered but you are up to the task in hand. Enjoy it while you can and thanks your comment on my blog and the opportunity to link up with bloggers everywhere.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The Fall Warblers are a challenge to id, sometimes I give up and just enjoy watching them.
      Have a great weekend!

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  16. All the beautiful birds enjoying the berries. The Red Cardinal is a beauty. Great photos even through the window, glad you took them. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill! I am happy to watch these birds out my windows. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  17. Fotografias espectaculares e adoro estes frutos silvestres.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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

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  18. Are they actually eating the berries or gleaning small insects from them?

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    1. Thanks David, the birds do eat these berries. They may enjoy eating some insects too.
      I appreciate the link, comment and visit today. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Hari OM
    I love the 'can you see them' photos - and yes I can! I am also fascinated, today, with the way those berries grow... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! Some of the birds blend in well with the leaves.
      Have a great weekend!

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  20. So beautiful birds. Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend.

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

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  21. It is so good seeing where the birds go for winter! I miss them already...
    I don't see the linkup, Eileen. Is it just me?

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    1. Thanks Jenn! It seems like the link is working for others, not sure.
      Have a great weekend!

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    2. Yep. Just me. I tried in a different browser, as well. Here is my blogpost . SIGH. Just can't deal with it today!

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  22. Great photos!
    It took me awhile, but I found the second bird!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Well captured the warblers; you have a great pair of eyes to look into detail to distinguish! I like the shape of berries grown in circles in the last picture. Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  24. Beautiful birds hiding among the bright berries! I love seeing how the Devil's Walking Stick has blossomed with berries in such a cool pattern. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      The berries do look pretty, a neat circle pattern and color.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  25. Wonderful shots, Eileen! That cardinal is really quite striking against the greenery!

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

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  26. PS: Have a great new week, Eileen and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      I appreciate the link and comment.

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  27. I love all of these sweet birds and how neat to have those berries for them to eat. I love that last photo with the berries in rings. Nature always surprises us with beauty! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Nature is full of surprises.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  28. Your photos make me smile, Eileen. How the birds manage to find the seeds and berries is amazing really!

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

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  29. What a wonderful variety of birds, Eileen! Thanks for hosting us each week and for showing us so many great critters!

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

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  30. ...your Aralia spinosa certainly attracts a wonderful selection of birds. Thanks for hosting Eileen and I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

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

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  31. That Walking Stick is a warbler magnet for sure...How wonderful to have them come right into the yard. I haven't seen many warblers yet this fall so send some my way...Happy week End.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! They should be on the way south now.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  32. You receive the visit of many beautiful birds.
    Here many birds left to migrate, the swallows were the first in late july.
    Great photos.

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

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  33. Good morning Eileen, I enjoyed all your photos. I am envious of your ability to spot so many birds right out of your window. And your pictures are so good despite being taken through the glass. Thank you for sharing and hosting Saturday's Critters. I hope all is well with you and hubby and wish you a happy weekend and week ahead. John PS Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

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    1. Hi again Eileen, Thank you for another comment on my blog AND for letting me know about photo #20. You are absolutely correct. It's a Peregrine Falcon and I corrected my caption. Thanks again!

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  34. You've had some fabulous sightings this week! Well done, and clean windows, too! Have a wonderful week. (Today I have some elk for you!)

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanie! I enjoyed seeing your elk photos.
      Have a great weekend!

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  35. Good morning Eileen, it's early here in California, but I'm still a late visitor to your blog this morning. I've so enjoyed the bird photos you posted. The small bird with the green feather is beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Inger! It is early there, you must be an early riser.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  36. Yellow birds are my favorites as are yellow flowers. Joy is the color yellow. my favorite photo today is the very last one, the large corner of the collage, the berries are eaten in perfect circles that look like rings.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The berries on this plant grow in circles, they look pretty.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  37. How wonderful to see these beautiful feathered friends from your very own window ~ what a gift and great photography ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank You Carol!
      I hope your weekend is great!

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  38. Warblers seem to have all but disappeared from this area.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  39. awesome images and such a nice variety of birds. those berries really do the trick. the linky is not working for me, i am not sure what i am doing wrong. i certainly intended to link in!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I am sorry you were having trouble with the linky. I could not find out what is happening.
      I linked up your post. I appreciate the link, comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  40. I like your warbler pictures. That cardinal picture is sweet…red against green, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  42. Very nice ! I love the Northern Cardinal !

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  43. Dearest Eileen, the berries in your garden are real bird magnets! So many warblers and other feathered friends - lovely!
    Happy October and all the best
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/09/rostrosige-september-tage.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! It is fun watching these birds eating all these berries.
      Happy October to you! Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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    2. Hi Eileen, today I've a second link with critters for you.
      The post is current, but the animal photos are from 1996 and 2000 :-)
      I believe you that it's fun watching the berry-eating birds!
      Hugs Traude
      https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-1-station-udine.html

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    3. Thank you Traude! I enjoyed your second entry with your Italy photos. What a wonderful trip!
      Have a great day!

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  44. I've never seen the Devil's Walking Stick. How very unusual!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! This plant is growing wild in the forest around our house.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  45. Hello Eileen, what a lovely feast for all birds and probably deer too! Beautiful photos you captured too. My favorite Peacock is still hanging around our place and still being standoffish! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I think the peacock has found a new home, he is happy with you!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  46. Those must be tasty berries! Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda! The birds do love these berries.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  47. Oh my goodness Eileen! These images from your window? I am so envious. That one of the two warblers that are camouflaged is truly outstanding!!
    Thanks do much for taking time to link up and have a terrific Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I do enjoy the views out my windows, the warblers just love the berries.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  48. Hi Eileen! ☺ Oh I love that Warbler Rump photo! How cute! What a sweet little bird. Some of your berry photos look like they could have been embroidered!

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    1. Thank you Rain, for the visit and comment.
      The berries are pretty, a lovely shade of purple.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  49. Hi Eileen
    My favourite is the Cape May Warblers, wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      The warblers are all beautiful to see!
      Take care, have a great week!

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  50. Oh, Eileen...Gorgeous birds...I love that Cape May Warbler...your photos of them are beautiful

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    1. Thank you Rose! Take care, have a great week!

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  51. They are so colourful and lovely! Beautiful photos, the 2nd and the 3rd ones are my favourites. Have a lovely week!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  52. Hello Eileen
    I always enjoy seeing your birds.
    That Red Cardinal is such a glorious colour.

    Enjoy the coming week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  53. Those red cardinals always impress me as I have never seen one - have a great week Eileen
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! The male cardinal is beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  54. I enjoyed seeing all those birds.

    Beautiful series of photos, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Veronica!
      I appreciate the link and the comment.
      Have a happy day!

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  55. A lovely series of birds from your photo shoots Eileen. Also the Aralia spinosa is a fascinating plant, and the birds must love eating the fruits. Thank you and a happy day to you.

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    1. Thank you Denise! The birds do love those berries.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  56. Por aquí hay esas bayas. Buen alimento para los pájaros.
    Me encanta la paz que nos regala la naturaleza Eileen.
    Buena noche.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. I love your Happy Monday! photos this week, they are so full of atmosphere, like the beginning of an eerie story.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia!
      The weather does not always cooperate while we are on our trips, but the views are still pretty.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  58. Siempre encantada de visitarte. Los pájaros son preciosos. Besos.

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

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  59. Eileen - migration is certainly a special time for birders! We had about 50 Lesser Scaup ducks on our lake for 1 day this week. Spectacular!

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