Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 415

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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 hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe it is the last Saturday of November? The days and month have flown by. 



These are some birds I saw saw during one of our walks to the lake. Usually I hear a lot of birds, it is hard to find them mixed in the trees and leaves and take their photos.  On this day, I saw and heard different woodpecker species.  Other birds heard and not photographed are the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker,  Kinglets, Chickadees, Titmouse and Cardinals.

1. On the fire road I noticed 2 Northern Flickers. As we walked closer, they both flew up to the tree tops. We also saw a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and out on the lake a few Double-crested Cormorants were hanging out. 



2. Seen below are a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.




3. The Double-crested Cormorants can be seen at our local reservoir.




4. The Northern Flicker posed for a photo. 




5. The Double-crested Cormorants, one was drying it's wings. 




6. Another capture of the Sapsucker. 




7. We usually see the Canada Geese hanging out at the reservoir. 

8.  Some colorful trees near the reservoir.


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!



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115 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen; I LOVE the collage of your first picture♬ I vaguely remember I could once take a picture of woodpecker;
    Always happy to be able to see the rare birdy form your post. Cormorants are the bird we can frequently see in my neighbor And I AM happy that my husband got well enough to take me to "the natural park" to take pictures of birds two days ago; I could see Cormorants as well. Looking forward to post in your next week's link p;-)
    Lots of Love; Miyako

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    1. Hello Miyako,
      I am so glad your hubby is feeling better.
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh, the trees in gorgeous autumn colour, beautiful .

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

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  3. Amazing bird pics. Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend.

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

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  4. Great to see the Woodpeckers and the Northern Flicker certainly posed well for you. Thanks for hosting, and stay safe. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for all your comments.

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    1. Thank you Margaret,
      I was lucky to catch the Flicker sitting still for a minute.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Hello Eileen, hope you and family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Beautiful birds which we don't get to see in our area. The trees are still colourful and beautiful. Thank you for hosting and happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      I think the colors are gone now, the leaves have fallen.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Eileen, tuas fotos sempre nos encantam e te superas sempre! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

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

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    You took beautiful pictures during your walks.
    I really like the Northern Flicker, the Sapsucker is also beautiful, you don't see these varieties in the Netherlands.
    The last photo with the fall colors is my favorite.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos and collages. I love to see the colorful trees. Here it is winter now with freezing temperatures.

    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      I am hoping for a mild winter.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Lovely fall colors and great images of the flickers.

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

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  10. loved to see the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Such a cute little one. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! I am happy to be able to see the Sapsuckers during the winter.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. The fall colors are lovely.
    Amazing birds.
    Have a good week end.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. Dearest Eileen, the Northern Flicker posed really wonderfully for your photo! But I'm also very happy about your other bird sightings. And beautiful the "indian summer" of the trees! Today I can offer you Austria's most famous castle (Schoenbrunn) and its park - plus carriage horses, ducks, seagulls and crows :-)
    Happy weekend
    from the new grandma Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/11/mit-tina-und-goga-durch-wien-teil-2.html

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    1. Thank you Grandma Traude!
      I wish you many happy times ahead with your new grandson.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Beautiful fall colours and lots of beautiful birds. Great captures all of them. Enjoy your weekend.

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

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  14. Hari OM
    What a lovely few sightings - particularly the Flicker - and that autumnal scene completed the set perfectly! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      I was happy to see the Flicker cooperating for my photos, lol.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Beautiful Fall colour and the birds...I can't tell what is what though...LOL

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

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  16. ...they are all wonderful, but the Northern Flicker is my favorite. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party every week. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      The Flicker is a beautiful bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Hello Eileen,
    Nice post with nice birds. So special to see that sapsucker and the northern flicker.
    What a wonderful birds are that.

    Greetings, Marco

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

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  18. Two flickers and two sapsuckers would be enough to make my day!

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    1. Thanks David! I was happy to be able to take some photos, the Red-bellied Woodpecker and Pileated were both nearby too.
      Have a great day and weekend.

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  19. Lovely Autumn tones in all your photos today, Eileen, as well as some lovely birds. We have a cool and wet Spring here in Australia and a col Summer is also expected, all part of La Niña weather phenomenon this year.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      I appreciate the link and comment.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  20. PS: I hope you had a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! Thank you for hosting.

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  21. I love the trees, but my fave is #5!
    We had snow yesterday. It's a tad chilly. Winter is here. Thanks for hosting so reliably! It is a fun meme.

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      I am always happy to see your link.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. Your birds are very pretty. I wonder why as kids we always thought “yellow-bellied sapsucker” was such a funny name. Thanks for hosting.

    best…mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      It is a strange name and most times it is hard to see that yellow belly.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. I love the strange name of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      :) I like the name too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  24. The Northern flicker is beautiful.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. The woodpeckers are all so neat to see...love the Northern Flicker! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      I love all the woodpeckers too!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Nice pics of the northern flickers

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

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  27. Hi Eileen, Another great walk and photos to boot, I really enjoyed seeing the Flicker, I see you got the male in your shot the Black Mustache strip is missing from the female, and the red shafted has a red one in the male. They are so colorful. Have a great Weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I was able to see the Red-shafted Flicker in Oregon and Washington state, they are beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. I'm seeing autumn in your photos today Eileen. Great colours in your trees picture. And something I have rarely seen here on the Internet - those two sapsuckers appear to be youngsters so I'm wondering if the adults bred later or these two young ones are pictured weeks ago? The Flickers are looking good too, always a pleasure to see this species. And what a great name, almost like we know them personally. Have fine weekend and thanks for the get together today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      Yes, these photos were from Nov 4th, the weeks are flying by.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. Hi Eileen, Thanks for taking us along on your walk to the lake. I really admire your location and your ability to go out on walks with so much beautiful nature to enjoy and, of course, capturing the critters for us! :-) Picture #4, the Northern Flicker, just a perfect capture! Picture #8, the trees near the reservoir, perfect autumn photo. Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting Saturday’s Critters! Happy days ahead to you and your family and say HI to Wyatt! :-) John

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    1. Thank you John! The Flicker #8 is one of my favorite photos. I was lucky the bird stayed still long enough for my photos. We are looking forward to seeing Wyatt tomorrow. Take care, have a great weekend.

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    2. Eileen, You don't need to reply to this. I just wanted to say Thank You for your kind comment on my blog today AND for your reply to my earlier comment on yours. Eileen, you are the best! Have a happy day! John

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  30. I've seen the damage a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker does on a tree, but I have never seen one, or if I did, I did not know it's identification. The magnolia tree we dug up had rows of holes in different areas, and one of my blackhaw viburnums that is still alive has rows of holes on many of the older branches. It reminds on of a monster, probably helped along by the sapsuckers damage. Beautiful photographs. I haven't seen a flicker forever it seems.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! I noticed an electric pole on our street has a lot of holes, the woodies are busy.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. Excellent capture of the birds, and I particularly liked the details on the woodpeckers! The fall colors are mesmerizing. Have a great weekend

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

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  32. I haven't seen a sapsucker here for many years. I also haven't been out that much this year.

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    1. Thank you Red! The Sapsuckers kind of blend into the bark, making them hard to see.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. 1st place today is a tie between the northern flicker towards the bottom and those beautiful colored trees.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I was surprised to see how long our colorful trees lasted this year.
      Have a great day!

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  34. Thank you Eileen, always such a pleasure to be with you!

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

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  35. Hello Eileen,:=) I enjoyed seeing the two species of birds I don't see here, Lovely photos of the Northern Flicker, and weren't you lucky to see two Sapsuckers on the same tree! I also like the back image of the lone Sapsucker. The Autumn coloured trees in your last image are so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend, and thank you for hosting.:=)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I was lucky to catch the two Sapsuckers on the same tree.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. great series of feathered friends photos ~ favorite is the Flicker that 'posed' ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you.

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  37. We see flickers and sap suckers up at the float cabin. The flickers are the most problematic, they like to drill into cabin walls to make nests in the insulation. You can close it up until the chicks fledge. At least they don't drill through to the interior. - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy! I hope you do not have any damage from the woodpeckers pecking at your cabin.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  38. I always love these walks that you take us on, Eileen. Most of the birds have left here for down south now except for those that stay all winter. If I had wings I'd head for the warmth!

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I am happy to see these woodpeckers in the winter season.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  39. Hi Eileen
    Happy post Thanksgiving! I hope you had a very enjoyable celebration
    I loved seeing the yellow bellied sap sucker bird in your photos--I never saw one before and the beautiful cormorant.
    We have had unusually warm weather in our part of Colorado this autumn so we are still seeing some summer birds like robins. It's very odd and a bit worrisome for the lack of snow pack this time of year.
    Pat

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    1. Hello Pat, thank you for the link and comment. I hope you have some snow soon. The weather here is a little milder.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  40. Hello, thanks for sharing these beautiful critters and the colourful foliage.
    Love the surprising Sapsuckers, absolutely new to me.
    Happy weekend, kind Eileen! 🌈

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

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  41. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Eileen! Love seeing the beautiful sapsucker and flicker. They have such amazing markings! Pretty color around the lake, too. Can't believe this year is almost over! x K

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    1. Hello Karen, it is great to see a post from you. Thank you for the link and comment!
      The year is flying by! Take care, have a great weekend.

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  42. the trees are gorgeous, autumn was really pretty this year. awesome captures of the flickers, i rarely see them in my yard...just once in a while!! the sapsuckers are beautiful and so nice to see. have a wonderful weekend, many thanks for hosting and for linking me in!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I do enjoy all my bird sightings, a simple pleasure!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  44. Hello Eileen
    Yes, this month has certainly passed by very quickly.
    Thank you for a lovely selection of photographs, that Northern Flicker posed perfectly for you :)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good new week too.

    All the best Jan

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

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  45. What a great variety of critter photos you've captured!!

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    1. Karen, thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  46. How neat to see two sapsuckers together and then the two cormorants! I enjoyed this post.

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

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  47. hope life is going well for ya. that you had a happy Thanksgiving!! getting ready for Christmas. ( ;

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    1. Thanks Beth! Life is good!
      I hope you are well too, have a great day!

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  48. Preciosas las aves que fotografiaste. Feliz semana para ti.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  49. Beautiful images of the birds, the Northern Flicker is my favourite.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The Flicker is one of my favorite birds.
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  50. I think in ALL my photos, I only have one single photo of a Northern Flicker and it is not the greatest! So of course I love yours. And I so love the last shot of the fall colors at the lake.

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    1. Thank you Rose! I consider myself lucky when I am able to get a clear good shot of any bird.
      Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  51. Love the amazing bird captures, Eileen.

    I enjoyed seeing the colourful trees too.

    Happy Tuesday!

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

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  52. Love the autumn magic of the colorful trees!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  53. Hi Eileen! ☺ Those Northern Flickers are just beautiful, I can't get over the colouring (dots) on the chest!!! I have never seen that before, thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you Rain! The Flickers are beautiful, they have lovely markings.
      Have a happy day!

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  54. I enjoyed all your critters and also your photo of the Icelandic coastline. So beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  55. Teneís suerte de ver gran variedad de aves amiga. Preciosas fotos. Gracias por compartirlas
    Buen miércoles Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      There are so many beautiful birds to see!
      Have a great day!

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  56. I haven’t seen a Northern Flicker in so long. I have never seen a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Always find it fascinating that the male on a lot of birds has a touch of red on its head. And I agree, the one of the Icelandic Coastline is gorgeous! Enjoyed all your photos as always Eileen, thanks so much for sharing them and enjoy the rest of your week :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! The woodpeckers are some of my favorite birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. Buenas capturas en unas bonitas imágenes.

    Algunas de tus entradas, no he podico comentar, porque tienes los comentarios cerrados.

    https://ventanadefoto.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great weekend!

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