Saturday, January 1, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 420

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!


Happy New Year 2022! Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year! 

 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!

These are photos from a recent getaway to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island State Park on Dec 12-14.


1.  Blackwater NWR in Cambridge Maryland





2. The native Tundra Swans at Blackwater NWR also known as the Whistling Swan. The have a white body, long slender neck and a black bill. 




3.  Northern Shoveler has a green head, white breast with rusty sides and a spatula shaped bill. 





4.  Snow Geese in Flight, you can see their black primaries visible in flight





5. In front are the bottoms up Northern Pintail Ducks, Great Blue Heron and Canada Geese.





6.  Great Blue Heron





7.  Blackwater NWR, Bald Eagle on nest. 






8. Assateague State Park beach and wild ponies. 





9. The wild ponies of Assateague Island NWR, Maryland.




10. We enjoyed spending time with our grandson Wyatt, DIL and our son for Christmas.



Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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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!

124 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen; Happy to know that you had nice Christmas time with your family. Your grandson is really cute♬ Oh my! I wish to see wild ponies; must be so lovely. In Japan, we (house wives, haha) normally have busy time tp prepare for New Year dishes or other things. Wishing you and & all of your family good healthy year 2022.
    Oh my, must be writing 2nd one; haha please forgive me. Lots of Love from Japan.
     

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    1. Hello Miyako, thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  2. Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing your photos from your recent getaway to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island State Park. Nice work putting together the collage in image #1. The wild ponies are so interesting and I like that shot of the eagle on the nest. The Great Blue Heron looks stately. :-) I think you saved the best for last with that sweet picture of Wyatt. He is growing fast! I'm looking forward to another year viewing nature with you. Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters and for your kind comments on my blog. Happy New Year to you and your familty. John

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    1. Hello John,
      Thank you for your visit and nice comment! Our grandson Wyatt is growing fast, in another month he will be a big brother. Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  3. Gorgeous photos, Eileen. Looking forward to another year of your amazing captures of these beautiful creatures. Best wishes for the new year, my friend.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hello Amalia,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  4. Beautiful critters. Your grandson is cute and adorable. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Hello Nancy
      Thank you for all your visits and comments in 2021! Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR Eileen Lovely bird and horse sightings on this trip. Thanks for hosting take care and have a great week ahead.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  6. So beautiful pics :)
    Happy New Year 2022. Greetings

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  7. Northern Shoveler looks really cool with green head. Happy New Year, Eileen, and I look forward to more of your beautiful creations in 2022!

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    1. Hello Angie!
      Yes, the Shoveler is a handsome duck.
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  8. Hello,
    nice to see Wyatt, lovely smiling boy.
    The Northern Shoveler is an amazing duck, which I am still missing.
    All the best to you and yours in this New Year! Thanks for hosting.
    Stay all safe and sound!

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    1. Hello Luisella, I hope you get to see the Northern Shoveler. It is a pretty duck.
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Happy New Year to you and your family too! The Tundra Swan was very beautiful.
    Take care and enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Marit,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  10. Glad you have spent Christmas Day with your grandson and his family. Wyatt is so cute.
    Beautiful post with pics of amazing critters.
    I cannot wait to come back to the Bolsena lake to feed the Canada geese and the ducks.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. I hope you get to see the geese and ducks soon.
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    You show a wonderful series of photos.
    The Northern Shoveler is really beautiful.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a happy but above all a healthy 2022.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma,
      The Northern Shoveler is a beauty! Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  12. Eileen, que lindas as fotos de hoje e adorei daber de vocês e do lindo bonequinho, o netinho que cresce lindamente!

    Ótimo e muito feliz 2022! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Have a great day and a happy January!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  13. Great photos!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  14. ...Eileen, once again you save the best for last! Enjoy a Healthy and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Tom! I wish you and your family, a happy and healthy New Year!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit.
      I wish you all the best in 2022, Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy New Year, Eileen! Many thanks for your lovely photos and gracious hosting all the past year. I wish you health and happiness for 2022, and many many more blog entries to come!

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    1. Hello Nick!
      Thank you for all your visits, links and comments this past year! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Same to you, Happy New Year!

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  18. Happy New Year!
    I wish you a great one. Thanks for being such a faithful host. I love the critters.

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    1. Jenn, thank you for all your links, visits and comments this past year! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  19. Happy New Year, Eileen. I will look forward to all that you will be bringing us in 2022.

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    1. Hello David,
      I look forward to seeing your blog posts in 20222. Thank you for your visits and comments this past year! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  20. Heres wishing you and yours a brilliant year ahead!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  21. Your blog makes me smile, always, Eileen. Especially that last photo!

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    1. Thank you Marie, for your visit and comment!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  22. I would say I love the ponies the best but your grandson steals the show today! What a cute little guy...all ready to go on an adventure in his very own car! I know you had fun with him. Happy New year!

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    1. Hello Diane,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! Wyatt really loves his new car, I had fun pushing him and his car around the house. I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  23. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ Xo

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    1. Carol, Thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  24. So lovely, including the tails-up ducks! Happy 2022 you all!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your visit and comment!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  25. Your grandson is so cute! With the exception of our recent trip to Benezette, I haven’t been out much ISO wildlife or birds. We have trips planned in Feb to Myrtle Beach SC area and in April back to Chincoteague Island. I am looking forward to both trips and the opportunity for bird photography. Best wishes for a happy new year.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Your trips coming up sound fun. Chincoteague is one of my favorite place to see the birds and ponies.
      Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  26. Hari OM
    visual delights, as I have come to expect from my visits here - may 2022 afford you many more photographic opportunities, Eileen!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! Same to you, Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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  27. Wyatt is just beautiful. also handsome but beautiful says it better. I have never seen swans of any kind in the wild, I saw 2 at Jungle Gardens and that is it

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Wyatt is a sweetie, a joy to be around.
      Happy New year to you, Bob and Beau!

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  28. Happy New Year Eileen, I enjoyed seeing all your critters, Ive been watching the FL eagle cam as the 2 eggs hatched and the little ones inside so I assume most eagle nest have young inside by now...Glad you got to spend time with your grandson.

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    1. Sondra, thank you for your visit and comment!
      I have watched the Eagle Cam located at Cordorus PA. It is neat to see the Eagle up close.
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  29. I'm a real sucker for watching great blue herons. I always want to see what they catch. Great photos. I could comment on all of them.

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    1. Thank you Red! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!
      Have a great day and a happy January!

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  30. Another great post of critters Eileen! I enjoy your shots so much each week. Thanks for all your kind comments. I'll be back with a creature next week. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year! Have a great day and a happy January!

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  31. Great photos as you always provide. The wild ponies on Assateague Island are on my bucket list. Have a great New Year!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I hope you get to see the Assateague wild ponies some day. I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year! Have a great day and a happy January!

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  32. What a wonderful way to start the year with you dear E!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  33. I love all the birds, laughed out loud at the Bottoms Up shot. But oh, my, Wyatt has the sweetest, most darling face. He is so so cute.

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    1. Hello Rose, thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year! Have a great day and a happy January!

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  34. Hello Eileen,:=) "HAPPY NEW YEAR". Thank you for all the wonderful wild life pictures of last year, and I enjoyed this varied post, with the Bald Eagle in it's huge nest, the ponies, and he bottoms up photo which made me smile, the in flight captures of the snow geese, and finally young Wyatt's smiling face. I'm so pleased you were able to spend Christmas with your family.

    Eileen, I'm having trouble linking up, could you please link up for me. I think it's because I forgot to put a title when I first posted, and when I corrected it later, it doesn't show, and I don't know how to correct this. I would be obliged if you can.

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    1. Hello Sonjia, thank you for your link, visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year! Have a great day and a happy January!

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  35. Ahh...Wyatt is such a cutie! I'm sure he added lots of joy to your Christmas. Love those wild ponies! Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!
      Have a great day and a happy January!

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  36. Oh what a divine place and wonderful nature photography ~ Love your sweet grandson photo ! Xo


    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol, Thank you for all your past visits, links and comments! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year! Have a great day and a happy January!

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  37. Love all the critters but I think Wyatt is the winning photo this week. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  38. Happy new year 2022 Eileen, and grandson, zooming along.

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    1. Bob, thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  39. Hello Eileen,
    I wish you all the best and healthy for 2022!!
    What a wonderful pictures you have made in that wonderful nature area. Fantastic to see all the birds and wild ponies.
    And so cute that little boy Wyatt. A cute grandson.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Marco, thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  40. nice outing and great family time. Love to see the beautiful wild ponies and Wyatt is really growing fast.
    Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Monica, thank you for your visit and comment!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  41. I just posted a link - first time in awhile! :) I like your selection of duck, geese and heron photos! The ponies are cute too. And your grandson is adorable! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Linda,
      It is nice to see your link and your critter post.
      thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  42. Wishing you and yours a very safe and happy 2022 Eileen and lots more walks to share with us the nature around you. Take care and happy birding.

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    1. Hello Jill, thank you for your visit and comment!
      I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  43. Lovely capture from the visit to the refuge and the pintail ducks looks funny with their bottoms up! Have a great year ahead

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    1. Hello Jeevan,
      Thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  44. Me alegra que lo pasaras bien con tu familia, disfruta de tu nieto. Que 2022 sea un buen año para ti, con mucha salud. Besos.

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    1. Teresa, thank you for your visit and comment! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  45. I haven't been blogging so I have no critters to share..will be back sporadically..Happy New Year..stay well..We will keep in touch..Be safe

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    1. Hello Missy,
      Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Happy New Year to you!

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  46. Late to the party but happy to join in! How fun to "visit" the refuge with you and see such wonderful shots! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

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  47. Isn’t God’s creations amazing ❤️

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

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  48. Belated Happy Saturday.
    Happy New Year and a Happy Week ahead :)

    Lovely post and photographs from your recent trip away.

    Your grandson Wyatt is adorable, what a lovely smile.

    My good wishes.

    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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  49. The eagle’s nest looks almost large enough for me to fit into haha. Happy New Year to you and your family, including that little cutie in your life, Eileen.

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      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  50. Fabulous photos, Eileen!

    Your grandson is too cute!

    Happy 2022!

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

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  51. Thank you for another year of enjoyable photos Eileen, always enjoyed very much! Your grandson Wyatt is adorable! I'm sure your Christmas was a very special one with your family. Happy day and Happy New Year to you all!

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    1. Thank you Denise! Wyatt was the highlight of our 2021 year.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  52. Those Snow Geese in flight are a magic start to the year - wishing you a wonderful Happy New Year Eileen.
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! Happy New Year to you and your family.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  53. Happy and Healthy New year, Eileen and family! Your little grandson will grow a lot this year--enjoy every moment!

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    1. Thank you Pat! Happy New Year to you and your family.
      We do enjoy our grandson Wyatt. Have a great week!

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  54. Hello Eileen and Happy, Healthy and Joyous New Year to you. Lovely critters out in their world of lovely nature. Of course your grandson is just adorable too! I miss having those little ones running about. Enjoy every moment!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I appreciate all our comments and critter links in 2021.
      We do enjoy our times with Wyatt, he is a joy. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  55. Dearest Eileen,
    you had wonderful bird sightings again in December! So beautiful, those tundra swans and geese in flight and all those other feathered friends. And I was also very happy to see the wild ponies.
    And so lovely, your little grandson Wyatt! We also had our first Christmas party with grandson - the best present for grandma and grandpa ;-D
    I hope you had a pleasant New Year's and wish you a healthy and happy New Year! 🍀🥂
    All the best!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/01/ein-kurzer-gru-im-neuen-jahr.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!
      It is a joy to spend time with our grandchildren. Have a great week!

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  56. Happy New Year Eileen!! ☺ Beautiful photos, I always love to see the ponies! And the shot of the Great Blue Heron is wonderful!! ♥

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    1. Thank you Rain, for the visit and comment. Happy New Year to you, I wish you all the best in 2022!

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  57. Os deseo un año buen 2022 Eileen. Y poder seguir compartiendo preciosa naturaleza.
    Wyatt está precioso. Linda sonrisa tiene.
    Feliz Año.
    Abrazos.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Wyatt is precious!
      Take care! Have a great day and week ahead.

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  58. Wyatt is a doll!!
    Happy 2022 dear Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I wish you a happy New Year!
      Have a great day!

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  59. Eileen - of course, I love all the critters, especially the horses. But Wyatt is the star of this post! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Angie! We think Wyatt is a star too!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  60. It would be nice to be a bufflehead as you float down the river and then fly back up the river and float down all the time nibbling on food!

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      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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