Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 422

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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!

We enjoyed our visit on Dec 12-14th to Ocean City Md , Indian River Inlet Delaware and on the way home we stopped at Bombay Hook NWR near Dover Delaware. 


1. Our last morning, we watched the sunrise at beach in front of our Ocean City hotel. We drove a loop home through Delaware stopping at the Indian River Inlet for one last time. We saw one Long-tailed Duck, Sanderlings, lots of Gulls on the beach, Bufflehead Ducks and a Common Loon.





2.  Indian River Inlet in Delaware is usually a great place to see the sea ducks, below is a one Long-tailed Duck. This one duck was by itself, usually we see a flock of these Long-tailed Ducks.  




3. Also seen at the Indian River Inlet, a group of Bufflehead Ducks. 






4. Bombay Hook NWR is one of my favorite places to visit, we drove the wildlife drive and below are the some of my sightings. Two deer stood close to the drive, Mute Swans, Northern Pintail and Gadwall ducks, lots of Canada Geese, Tundra Swans, Hooded Mergansers, Great Egret in the tree and various duck species. 





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6. The Hooded Mergansers are one of my favorite ducks. Some other ducks seen mostly with their heads down in the water were the American Black Duck, Mallards, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, possibly some Ring-necked Ducks and Scaup. 





7.  We watched two different pairs of Bald Eagles at Bombay Hook NWR, they liked sitting close to their mate. 





8. The Bald Eagles are always a treat to see. 



Last but definitely not the least, our cute grandson and our grand dogs. We recently started dog sitting, they will be here for 5-6 months. Our son and DIL are in the process of selling their home and having a new one built. They will be moving in temporarily with the in-laws and are not able to take the dogs with them. Below Wyatt, Winnie and Nibbles.




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113 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Every one a delight - but the first mosaic is delicious and the last the best of fun! YAM xx

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    1. Hello YAM, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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

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  3. What beautiful sightings. I especially loved the Bald eagles. Your grandson is so adorable. Hope the dogs are great company.

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    1. Yes, the dogs are fun company!
      Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  4. Dearest Eileen; I LOVED to see your sweet grandson and doggies♬ Your son's family must be looking forward to moving in their new house. Caching two different pairs of Bald Eagles must have been great, I wish I could. Recently I could also catch ducks (^^♪) Looing forward to post in your blog. Have a great weekend, Lots of LOVE; Miyako from Japan

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    1. Thank you Miyako, for the comment and visit!
      I am glad you could catch the ducks.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  5. Such a wonderful collection of birds, Eileen! Feels like I've been with you on vacation.

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  6. Great photos from your visits. Love to see the feathered critters. Your cute and adorable grandson makes me smile. The dogs will be of wonderful company for you. Have a beautiful weekend and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  7. Great to see what winter brings to Bombay Hook. We visited that area once, would love to return. Your grandson is the cutest!

    My "critters" this month appear in Breughel's famous painting "Hunters in the Snow."

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! The Hunters painting is beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    You show so many different birds, and I enjoy to see all of them. I like the Bald Eagles very much. Your grandson is so cute!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    What a wonderful series of photos, especially the sawbill with hood is beautiful, you can't see it here.
    I also love the pairs of Bald Eagles.
    Your grandson is a sweetheart and the dogs are sweet too.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    the Long-tailed duck lives also here in the Finnish Lapland. I happened to see it once.
    The Bald Eagles of course not, so it is nice to see them in your blog.
    Wyatt is simply lovely
    Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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

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  12. Tão lindas e relacantes tuas fotos dos bichos desse sábado! E o teu netinho fica cada dia mais lindo e cresce muito bem! Um amor! Que fase linda! Curte bem! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  13. You took some really beautiful nature pictures, Eileen. The sunrise is really amazing.

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  14. Lovely capture from your visit to these places, and the first set of photos are fantastic, and for the second batch, you give a good borderline to suit the dry grasses. I like your grandson's cute little teeth, and he's so adorable. Happy dog sitting days, and I hope you can manage the dogs for that long period. Take care

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Wyatt has a sweet smile.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  15. Lovely shots of the water birds, Eileen and a wonderful portrait of your grandson and the pets.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  16. seeing your shots always want me to live by the ocean, or at least nearby. So much to see and wonder about. Even when they are just passing through. It was years since I saw long tailed ducks. They are so beautiful.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica! The Long-tailed Ducks are beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  17. There are many beautiful ducks around the world, (all of them in fact) but Hooded Merganser is especially appealing, I think.

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    1. Thank you David! The Hooded Merganser is beautiful, one of my favorites.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  18. Lovely photos of all the various birds. Love the Bald Eagles, it's so nice when you come across them. Your grandson is growing pretty fast. Have fun watching the grand dogs. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Wyatt has grown fast, almost a year old.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  19. A lot of beautiful birds but the bald eagles are my favorite.
    Your grandson is lovely. Enjoy the time with the grand dogs!
    Have a wonderful week end.

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

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  20. I love the duck photos and the sunrise in the first collage. However, your little cutie takes the cake. He is growing up too fast and cuter every time we see him.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      We do love our sweet grandson.
      Have a great weekend!

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  21. Hello Eileen,:=) Your three sunset images are so beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing the deer, as well as the many ducks and the pairs of Bald Eagles. It's a wonderful place for wildlife. Your grandson Wyatt looks so cute,lovely capture of his smiling face, in his cute outfit.:=)) Enjoy your time with your Grand dogs, and keep safe.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I like finding these wonderful places to see the wildlife.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  22. Good for you for dog sitting! What a project, a new home.
    Thanks for hosting. I love you wide variety of birds. Have a great one!

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

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  23. ...Wyatt steals the show! Thanks Eileen for hosting the party, take care and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  24. Your drives produce so many different birds Eileen. Indian River i would love to see - the name invokes visions of the Wild West! I enjoy seeing all the birds because they are mostly species I do not see at all, only in birding blogs. I like the Bald Eagles as you know, and you seem to see them an awful lot. Grandson Wyatt is so cute
    Happy weekend! And thanks for Linky.

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    1. Thank you Phil! I am always happy to see the Bald Eagles.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  25. So nice to see you are back out on adventures these days. Your photos are fantastic. Your little grandson is beyond adorable! Enjoy having those sweet fur babies around for a while too. :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  26. Such lovely water birds and oh! the bald eagles! Just seeing these in photos reminds me of how they take my breath away when seeing them in person. Love your little grandbaby and grandpups! Thanks for your many comments on my blogs!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  27. Your grandson might be one of the cutest little boys I've ever seen (and I've seen a couple of cute ones in my recent time!) I love that outfit, that smile -- he's a charmer! And Mergansers are my fave, too. I don't see them often and when I do, I'm always thrilled!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Your two boys are adorable!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  28. You saw so many different birds! You are going to have fun with the dogs and they will enjoy their time with you.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      We will have months of fun times with the dogs.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  29. SO love seeing all the ducks in your post we just don't get many ducks in these parts and I think it's due to the water depth being too high...I can't put my finger on any other reason deep water means no food growing on the bottom..NOW in the low country they do show up but then it's open to hunters..;o(
    Oh it will be fun seeing your grand dogs in your posts while they are in temp housing with you...We are preparing for an Ice storm so you may get snow this weekend!! TC and be safe.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I am not a fan of hunting, it seems like the ducks population is down. From what I have seen. we are expecting a snow storm tomorrow into Monday morning. Maybe 3-6 inches of snow, maybe more or maybe less.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  30. you saved the best for last. Wyatt and his hat are just to cute for words, what a smile and you know I love the grand dogs. awesome sunset/sunrise and i like the bufflehead. never seen them here. today I drove home from Walmart facing a sunrise that was so beautiful I could hardly drive

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Did you take a photo of the sunrise, sounds lovely?
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  31. oooooh i just love those long tailed ducks. we went duck hunting on wednesday and did not see them...i usually see them at the inlet in point pleasant!! gorgeous eagles, they usually steal the show for me but today was different!! Wyatt stole the show for sure!! enjoy having those puppies, i know you will!!

    enjoy the weekend, i hope your eyes are improving and many, many thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  32. Good morning Eileen, Thanks for sharing your visits to Ocean City Md , Indian River Inlet Delaware, and Bombay Hook NWR near Dover. Enjoyed all your photos and, yes, the Bald Eagles are always a treat! And Wyatt is so sweet! Thank you for Saturday's Critters #422. A happy day and week ahead to you and yours. John

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    1. Thank you John, I always appreciate your nice comments. The Bald Eagles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  33. You see such a nice variety of birds in these locations and so many! You must be pointing the camera every direction to capture them all! LOVE the Eagles! Hope you don't have bad weather this weekend! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! It is cold here, a snow storm is expected.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  34. HI Eileen! I Love seeing all the water birds in your collage and the majestic eagles in the trees. Your grandson is a handsome little boy--what a cute smile he has. We had a good snowfall last night and were busy shoveling this morning. The sun is out so that will help with the melt. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Pat

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    1. Hello Pat,
      Thanks for the link and the comment. We are expecting a snow storm tomorrow into Monday morning. We will be busy shoveling too. Take care, stay warm and safe. Have a happy weekend!

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  35. Wyatt is just the cutest! Great photo. How wonderful for your kids that you are willing to take in their dogs for 6 months! Congrats to them on the building of their new home. All the birds were cool, too! :)

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    1. Thanks Ellen! The dogs are used to coming to our place for vacations, this will be one long vacation for the dogs.
      Have a great weekend.

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  36. Hello Eileen, and happy middle of the month! Can you believe it's the 15th already, this year is flying by. I really enjoyed your lovely nature views, the water so inviting and they're all in their own element. Your grandson is so adorable I so like the little hat and outfit, so cute. Enjoy your weekend not sure if you're in an extreme cold spell for long, we seem to go back and forth. Crazy weather this year all across America!

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    1. Thank you Karen! We are expecting a snow storm tomorrow into Monday morning. Maybe 3-6 inches. It is in the teens here today very cold, I hope you are warm and cozy and doing something fun this weekend. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Beautiful the Bufflehead Ducks, so many. And, those Bald Eagles, excellent.

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    1. Thank you Bob! I appreciate the comment and link.
      Take care, stay safe. Have a great weekend.

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  38. Beautiful photos, Eileen of our feathered friends but must say Wyatt truly 'steals the show.' ~ the dogs are sweet too ~ Xo

    Wishing you happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank You Carol!
      We do love our grandson and the dogs.
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead.

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  39. The dogs will no doubt keep you busy.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Yes, the dogs will keep us moving.
      Have a great day!

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  40. Eileen well I am right with you on the "Hoodies" and of course, the Bald Eagles! Wyatt is so adorable but what will happen to the dogs? So sad that they cannot go with them...:(jp

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    1. Thank you JP! The dogs will stay with us, until the new home is finished and they move in with the dogs.
      Have a great day and happy new week !

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  41. Must be such a treat to see the eagles in person.
    Wyatt is so cute!!! Love his hat!!!

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  42. I love the collages and the eagles. Your grandson is adorable!

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

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  43. Good luck dog sitting!! Precious Wyatt...what a cute outfit.
    As always, enjoyed your photos and narrative...thanks for linking in this week!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      So far, the dogs are adjusting to their home away from home.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  44. American eagles really are an amazing powerful sight. Your little grandson looks so cute in his red plaid cap. What an exciting time for the family, building a new home. :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment! The Eagles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  45. Your grandson is a cutie..Have fun dog sitting..Wonderful pictures of the Ducks And Eagles..Stay warm!!

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

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  46. Tus reportajes siempre son preciosos. Tu nieto está muy bonito, me ha encantado. Muchos besos.

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  47. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for all the lovely photographs and mosaics...
    Wyatt is just adorable, I do like that photograph of him.

    Have a good new week.

    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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  48. Hello Eileen! As always, I loved your photos, what a fun trip, especially this time of year when there aren't many people on the beach.

    And your Grandson is growing up way too fast, whatta cutie he is! And I'm sure it'll be fun to have your Grand-dogs there for a while too! I've no doubt that your son and DIL are so happy that they have a place to go and to be with you because you'll take good care of those 2 cuties too! ❤

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      It will be fun to have the grand-dogs here.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  49. Your grandson is looking very spiffy. And that island looks very interesting.

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

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  50. I enjoyed the fabulous series of photos, Eileen!

    Your grandson is most adorable!

    Happy Monday!

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

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  51. I would love to see half as many varieties of birds that you see. I must say, though, to see Wyatt's smiling face is the best of all. He is so cute and looks to be such a happy child.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Wyatt is a happy baby!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  52. I might have already replied, or maybe I just thought I did. Sometimes when I link on Saturday morning I am busy and mean to come back and then forget! Anyway I loved all these trip and birds ... and Bombay Hook especially is a place I would really love to go. Fun to see the picture of your handsome young grandson (I remember those years -- now my great-grands are older than your Wyatt). And I know you will have fun with your grand-dogs.

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    1. Thanks Sallie! I appreciate the comment and link.
      Bombay Hook NWR is one of my favorite places, there is always something to see there.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  53. Πλήρης και εντυπωσιακή ανάρτηση, η οποία δημιουργεί πολλά συναισαθήματ. Η επίσκεψη εδώ είναι σαν ένα ταξίδι στην ομορφιά του κόσμου μας.

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      Take care, have a happy day!

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  54. Eileen - the sunrise is spectacular. Only outmatched by the eyelashes on your grandson. Enjoy the dog-sitting!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Wyatt does have beautiful long lashes.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  55. fantastic photos...
    love bald eagle...

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      I love the eagles too!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  56. great photoshoot as always dear

    lovely swan in a peacefull lake...^^

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