Saturday, January 29, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 424

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!

For my critter post, I have a few backyard birds and our grand-dogs Nibbles and Winnie the Corgi.  

1. This male Cardinal looks like it has a deformed beak. I hope it will survive and still find food to eat.  Poor thing doesn't look happy.




2. Not sure if you can find the two Dark-eyed Juncos, they are finding some food on the ground in our yard. 




3. A grumpy looking male Cardinal was seen sitting in our butterfly bush. 






4. Winnie the Corgi on the top and Nibbles is on the bottom protecting her toys. 





5. Winnie and Nibbles enjoyed our walk to the lake.




6. The fire road is mostly in the shade and the last snow has not melted. Nibbles and Winnie did not seem to mind walking on the snow covered pine needles.





7.  The only bird I saw at our local lake was a Belted Kingfisher flying away. 





8. This Dark-eyed Junco was seen in my yard but I have been seeing groups of them flying away from the edge of the roads when I am driving. 




Celebrating, our beautiful grandson Mason. Another precious angel for our family to cherish and love. 




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!

129 comments:

  1. Mason looks like the best little critter on your post today. Congratulations!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! Mason is adorable!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Hi Eileen, That grumpy looking male Cardinal is funny! :-) I enjoyed seeing Winnie and Nibbles. They sure look like they are checking everything out. Neat to have them along on your walk to the lake. Most important ... Congratulations on Mason! He does look like a precious angel! Thanks for sharing and hosting Saturday's Critters. Wishing you a happy weekend and week ahead. John

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    1. Thank you John! We do enjoy having our grand-dogs here, they enjoy our walks to the lake.
      Mason is an angel, so cute.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Good sightings! Hope he'll adapt and will get used to the deformity.

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

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  4. Love the puppies and their names. Sorry no critters in my post

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. The dogs look like they so enjoy the walks. Those cardinals, what bright feathers, hope his beak recovers? and he can eat.

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    1. Thank you Jean! I hope the cardinal is eating, overall it looked healthy.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Dearest Eileen; First of all, I LOVED to see your precious grandson Mason♬ HOW sweet he is ♡♡♡ Yes, I do have same feeling for the poor male Cardinal. Hope he will be able to survive. Wow, under the such cold weather you could two birdies. We haven't have much snow this year; Good or Bad?....HaHa
    Hope you will be able to have a sweet new week with your grand sons; Miyako

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    1. Thank you Miyako! I wish I could send you some of our snow.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Congratulations on the new family member, Eileen! Welcome, Mason :-)
    I too hope that grumpy cardinal will still find food and survive!

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

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  8. The Cardinals are the most picturesque birds to admire in wintertime.
    Many congratulations for the arrival of Mason in your family!
    Happy weekend to all of you!

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

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  9. Hello Eileen
    Yes, the Cardinal did not look happy at all. I hope he will be able to eat. Congratulations with your new grandson! Happy Weekend!

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

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    Another beautiful blog you show.
    The dogs love to walk in the snow, at least mine did.
    You have a cute grandson.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! The dogs do enjoy being outside and going for the walks.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. I do hope the cardinal will be able to eat with the deformed beak. Nice photos of your furry friends. Congratulation on your new grandson Mason. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

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

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  12. Que lindo passeio ao lago com os cachorros e belos os pássaros mostrados.
    Parabéns pelo netinho lindo, mais um bonequinho.
    Que Mason seja muito feliz pela vida toda! E agora são 2? Pouco a pouco estarás como eu: com 7 netos!rs...
    beijos, beijinhos, curtam bem! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I am sure your 7 grandson are a joy and blessing.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Dearest Eileen,
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for hosting and for sharing always amazing images from our Nature!
    Wishing you a wonderful end of your week
    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. Thank you Dany!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. I suspect that if the cardinal has made it this far he will be okay even with the deformed bill. I think you have a picture of the same bird twice, Eileen. All the best, David

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    1. Thank you David!
      They are two different photos, on one he is looking up and the other he is look downward.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Hope the cardinal will make it through the winter. Congrats on your new grandson Mason.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Hello, Eileen! Lovely photos of the cardinals, they are such brilliantly coloured birds. Congratulations on the arrival of Mason, may he have a long and happy life.

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

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  17. Hari om
    David said what I would and the crosbill look may not be normal but he seems to have adapted. Great to see the dogs and congrats on the new addition! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I am glad to hear the Cardinal can adapt to his strange looking beak.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Congratulations, again, on your newest grandie. Such excitement.
    I am so happy for you.
    Thank you for hosting. I love the pups, too. And, of course, your birds.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! We are happy too!
      Have a great weekend!

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  19. ...congratulations on the birth of Mason, thanks for sharing the little bundle of joy! Take care and stay well.

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  20. PS: Good doggies! :-)
    Thanks for hosting, Elieen

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  21. Well you may not have seen many birds on that walk but the cold air sure looks good. I'd settle for the Belted Kingfisher alone Eileen. And congrats on young Mason. That's another pair of bins for you to start saving for. Thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      It was nice to see and hear the Kingfisher, they spook easily.
      Have a great weekend!

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  22. Here in Connecticut our feeder birds now look a lot like yours. Juncos and titmice did not make it down to south Florida and White-throated Sparrows were practically non-existent. Congrats on new grandson!

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      I enjoy seeing any bird species, they are all beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Mason wins today for sure! Have a fantastic weekend Eileen! :)

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

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  24. Beautiful images of the dogs, and al. Thanks Eileen.l the birds

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  25. Dearest Eileen,
    Mason is a cutie! Congratulations on this adorable new family member and I rejoice with you!
    The Cardinal is really grumpy looking :-DD - and the Dark-eyed Juncos were hard to find but I FOUND them ;-) Please pet the two cute dogs Winnie and Nibbles for me! <3
    All the best after my blog break!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/01/blogpause-beendet.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      Our newest Grandson is adorable, so tiny.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Mason is a bundle of joy! I'm so happy for you. Babies are a blessing for the whole family. That poor Cardinal, I hope he survives. Enjoy your weekend. Hope the weather is not too bad there. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Mason is a joy and blessing.
      We had a little more snow, but it is very cold here.
      Have a great weekend!

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  27. Congratulations and welcome to Mason. Your grand dogs look really happy to be out and about. Hope you and your family will be safe from the snowmageddon. keep us posted

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The dogs do enjoy their walks.
      I think we were lucky with this storm, not much snow here. Just very cold and windy now.
      Have a great day!

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  28. The grumpy cardinal made me smile :)

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Hi Eileen, congrats with your grandson Mason. A beautiful name. The dogs are looking happy to go walk. I like a corgi. Beautiful photos of the red bird. Happy weekend !

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! The Corgi is a cute dog.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Congrats on new beautiful grandson.
    The grand-dogs look happy for the excursion.
    Poor Cardinal, I hope he can survive.
    Have a great week-end.

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  31. It's always a wonder to me how birds survive with deformities , but they do for a while. Grosbeaks seem to have many beak deformities.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I did not know that the Grosbeaks had the beak deformities.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Oh congratulations on your new grandson Mason ~ so precious ~ sweet photos of the doggies and your nature shots are always awesome ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Mason is precious!
      Take care and stay warm, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Loved the blog, Beautiful photos.
    Congratulations for Mason, So cute :)
    Take care. Happy Weekend.

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

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  34. Mason is adorable Eileen Congratulations. I love the 2 dogs and I am sure they keep you busy. Thanks doe hosting, take care and have a lovely week ahead. I am off to Tenerife soon.

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    1. Thank you Margaret.
      Enjoy your trip to Tenerife, sounds awesome. Safe travels!
      Have a great weekend.

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  35. the Cardinal don´t seem to have any issues with the strangelooking beak. I think it is fine.
    I see the Dark-eyed Juncos, it is a nice bird as I saw on some of my trips.

    You seem busy dogsitting. :) And now a new family member. Congratulations! It´s wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      The Juncos are sweet birds.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. Wow, Eileen and family. Congratulations on your new grandson! Thank you for sharing this post and for hosting this meme. I have added my post. Have a great week. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo!
      The family is growing!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  37. Bless you Mason and your grandma!

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

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  38. awwww, poor little male cardinal, he is beautiful none-the-less!! the grand pups are adorable but mason steals the show for sure!! what a cutie and i love his name!!

    many thanks for hosting, i wonder if you are within the snowbelt?? we have a least 18 inches and it is still snowing!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I did feel sorry for the Cardinal, I hope he does ok this winter.
      I hope you stay warm and safe.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Hello Eileen, :=) Such wonderful news! Congratulations on your new arrival in the family.. Mason looks so tiny and so precious. Your Grand dogs look like they are enjoying their walks with you. Shame about the deformed beak of the Cardinal, I hope he will survive the winter. I saw the Juncos, but never in real time.
    Thank you for hosting Eileen, I'm thrilled for you.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia!
      Mason is a small baby, so precious! The grand-dogs do enjoy their walks.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. Congratulations on the new wee one! Another one to share love and life with! You are so fortunate!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  41. Congratulations on the birth of Mason! So sweet. Love the Cardinal. Those doggies are having a good time with you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  42. Good morning Eileen and congratulations on the birth of Mason your newest grandchild! Seeing your grandpups that are out and about on your hikes I can tell they are having a wonderful time. Your birds are enjoying nature, and I even tried taking some shots of mine, as I've put out more feed for the birds and the bunnies as our temperatures and heavy snowfalls have made finding food not so easy. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      The dogs do enjoy their walks. I hope the wildlife survives this cold snowy winter.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  43. Great photos!
    Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

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  44. Congrats on the arrival of Mason, Eileen!
    I hope that the poor Cardinal is able to crack some seeds for himself.

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    1. Thanks so much! Mason is precious!
      I hope the Cardinal is doing ok.
      Have a great weekend.

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  45. I love your Corgis. Corgis seem like fun dogs, I have never been around them before.
    Your new grandbaby Mason is a cute little baby.
    Thank you so much for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      The Corgi Winnie is a sweet dog.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  46. Welcome Mason!! It's fun to take the dogs on walks, I used to walk my dogs every single day then they got older and they just enjoy playing in the yard or strolling around the field with me, Annie can still run a little bit I tell her she is the only one of us that can still run. Other than the beak deformity the Cardinal looks to be in pretty good health but Im sure it's hard to overcome. We got snow last night it melted pretty fast only hanging in the deep shade. Enjoy the last of January.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I am not a runner, I just like to walk. The dogs do love going out for a walk too.
      I am happy to see the end of January!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!!

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  47. Well isn't Mason just so handsome!?!?!? CONGRATULATIONS!! You're very lucky to have the dogs to walk with. They are wonderful company, I'll bet. We've had a lot of Juncos this Winter...such beautiful birds!...jp

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    1. Thank you JP! The Juncos are beautiful.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!!

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  48. Your dogs are clearly loving the walk! Are you in the path of the big blizzard that's coming north? I heard Maryland mentioned but didn't know exactly where you were. That cardinal makes me smile!

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    1. Thank You Jeanie! The heavy snow missed us, we were lucky this time,
      Have a great day and a happy new week!!

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

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  50. Hi Eileen
    Congratulations on your grandson Mason! How is the snow storm/blizzard in your area? Stay safe!
    I love cardinals and sadly never see them here. I really enjoyed your photos.

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    1. Thank you Pat! The heavy snow/blizzard missed our part of Maryland. We were lucky this time.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!!

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  51. How wonderful - another grandson. Congratulations!!!

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

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  52. Congratulations on the randson - whatan exciting time for you all! And the red bird is jt gorgeous!

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

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  53. Terrific birds and sweet dogs...but, Mason melts my heart!!!

    It's always a pleasure visiting from your link shared. Thanks. And happy birding!

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

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  54. Felicidades a los padres a vosotros abuelos. Mason os hará felices a todos
    Buen domingo.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  55. cardinal looks pretty...

    have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  56. Felicidades por tu nieto Mason. Un bonito paseo con tus perros. Abrazos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa!
      Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy new week!

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  57. I am confident that the cardinal will be okay even with the deformed bill. He has made it this far!

    Congrats on the new family member, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Veronica!
      I think the Cardinal will be ok too.
      Take care, enjoy your day and the new week!

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  58. Lovely to see the birds and the dogs ...

    Many congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful new grandson Mason.
    My good wishes to all the family.

    All the best Jan

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

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  59. the scenery is beautiful. have a great week.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  60. Oh exciting news Eileen -- when you said in an earlier post that Wyatt was going to be a big brother I thought you meant in a few months! What a fine family. .... I miss seeing juncos which we do have in Oregon but not here at least I've never seen or heard of them. I hope everybody is staying warm.

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    1. Thank Sallie! Our family is blessed, Wyatt and Mason are both adorable, so sweet.
      I remember seeing the Oregon Junco, I am not sure how far south the Dark-eye Junco shows up on the East Coast.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  61. Hello Eileen, congratulations on the arrival of your very sweet grandson Mason. So adorable and Wyatt must love having a little brother. Also great photos of Winnie and Nibbles. I expect you are enjoying taking care of them. Great photos of the birds also, the Cardinal is my all-time favorite. So vibrant against the splashes of green. Thank you and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Denise,
      We do enjoy watching the grand-dogs. I think Wyatt will be a great big brother.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  62. Congratulations on your grandson! How wonderful!

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  63. Grandson Mason looks so cute! God Blessing. Vinnie and Nibbles looks great and very active in the photo. Happy and healthy February to you and your family Dear friend.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  64. Wow, congrats! Mason undoubtedly looks precious, and hope you are celebrating his arrival. The grand-dogs also seem to enjoy the walk with you to the woods. Poor cardinal

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      The dogs do enjoy our walks. Take care, enjoy your day!

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