Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 430

 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!

Some times I catch some birds in my yard or just outside my yard. We are surrounded by trees, I can hear the birds so I know they are close by.


1. A mosaic of my Northern Flicker, Northern Mockingbird and a Dark-eyed Junco. 





2. From my kitchen window I watched two Northern Flickers at the end of our driveway. One disappeared behind the car, but this one was pecking at something on the ground. 




3. The Northern Mockingbird hangs around the yard, it is finding berries to eat. 





4. Below the Dark-eyed Junco showed up in the same bush as the Mockingbird. 





5. The twigs and branches are always getting in the way, I had a small group of Dark-eyed Juncos finding food around the yard. 





6.  In the woods across from our driveway, I watched this hawk sitting in a tree. I am pretty sure I saw it's red tail as it flew to the ground. Then I lost it among all the trees and branches.




7. Besides hearing a Belted Kingfisher, I saw a nice size group of Canada Geese at our lake. 





8. Canada Geese at Prettyboy Reservoir.






9. Grand-dogs Winnie and Nibbles enjoy their walks to the lake and on the fire roads. 





10. Back at home, Nibbles and Winnie want some play time. 





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!

122 comments:

  1. Nice birds! I like the dogs too. My “critters” this week are pictures of some sort of undersea or microscopic organisms depicted on a natural history building on the nearby University of Michigan campus. A little out of the ordinary for Saturday critters!

    best…. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! A nice take on the critters.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. How wonderful to have these pretty birds visiting your yard, looking for food. Love the close ups of Nibbles and Winnie. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  3. The grand-dogs look so happy, and twigs in the way, guess that is their habitat and camouflage at times of trouble.Never mind, the photos are always beauty to my eyes.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Even with the twigs, I am happy to see the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Great lovey dovey photo of the geese!

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

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  6. Hello, thanks for sharing all the pretty little birds. The hawk is a stunning view as well.
    Almost all the birds in this post do not live in Finland. But of course the Canada geese do.
    Happy weekend to you with your lovely dogs!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. The birds are so beautiful, so are Nibbles and Winnie!

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

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful mosaic. The Dark-eyed Junco is very pretty. It must be wonderful to have so many different birds in your area.
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I am hoping to see more of the spring birds moving back.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  9. Hi Eileen, I am first on the comments! Your Northern Flicker resembles our Twinspots. As always I LOVE seeing your grand-dogs. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this blog. I am linking a tiny critter. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo, thank you for your comment and visit. I would like to see your Twinspots.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Dearest Eileen,
    I'm far glad to have a post to share today, it's always such a joy to me to see your wonderful critters!
    Wishing you an amazing Saturday and Sunday ahead
    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

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    1. Hello Dany, I am always happy to see your link and post.
      Thank you for your comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    What a wonderful series of photos.
    The Northern Flickers, the Goshawk and the Canada Geese are really great to see.
    The dogs Nibbles and Winnie are adorable.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    Greetings Irma

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

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  12. Love the image of the Northern Flickers. It is such a pleasant bird and I am sorry I never saw it in person.
    That is nothing that beats the begging from a dogs eyes :) Hard to resist, isn´t it??

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    1. Thank you Monica! They do not beg often, they do love a treat though.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. Those were wonderful bird sightings again, dear Eileen! I know that: there are always branches in my way when taking pictures ;-D Hihi, your granddogs look cute when they want to play <3
    I just have some ducks (and a dove in between) for you today - and some stone and metal animals... :-)
    Happy weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/03/kleine-auszeit-mit-hindernissen-in.html

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

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  14. Awesome birds pics, Nibbles and Winnie Lovey :)
    Stay well. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you for commenting.
      Have a great weekend.

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  15. Gosto muito de ver teus belos mosaicos. Sempre bem rechados. E os teus amiguinhos de 4 patas encantam e adoram passear. beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thanks so much Chica!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Hello Eileen. You do have wonderful birds that visit your yard. Your bird food is definitely a winning mix. I am loving the photos of Nibbles and Winnie too. Have a brill weekend and thanks for the link as ever.

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    1. Hello Phil, whatever the birds are eating it comes from nature. I have not feed the birds for a year now or more now.
      Thanks for the comment and link. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Always love your wonderful bird photo's, the dogs look so happy to go out.

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  18. ...the Northern Flicker with its touch of red is my favorite. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party, take care and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      The Flicker is one of my favorites too.
      Have a great weekend!

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  19. Lovely birds! Give the Grand-dogs an extra hug from me!
    We have snow this morning! In north Mississippi! in March! Got to find the Snow Cream recipe!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      The grand-dogs love their hugs.
      Have a happy weekend.

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  20. Beautiful shots of the birds and the grand dogs. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

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  21. wow such pretty birds you can see from your kitchen window dear Eileen :)

    all are cute looking beauties ,hawk is exquisite
    you have beautiful lake near wow ,geese shot is excellent
    more blessings to you and family!

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    1. Thank you Baili!
      We do enjoy our walks to the lake.
      Have a great weekend.

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  22. Lovely capture of birds from your yard and the lake. I have read "To Kill a Mockingbird," but I never remember seeing a mockingbird before. I hope you guys enjoy your company with the grand dogs. Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      The Mockingbird is a common bird in my area.
      Have a great weekend!

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  23. Canada Geese is a beautiful critter...
    we have a lot of geese in our city lake.
    great shots

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      The geese population is doing well!
      Have a great weekend!

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  24. Dearest Eileen; First of all, So sorry for my late linking & commenting. Wow; I LOVE all these Northern Flicker, Northern Mockingbird and a Dark-eyed Junco♬ I smiled a little seeing Canada Geese's long neck p;-) Happy for your two dogs having such sweeet owner♡♡♡ Wishing you and all your family great weekend; Miyako from Japan;

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    1. Thank you Miyako!
      Hubby and I are happy to e dog-sitting for our son.
      Have a great weekend!

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  25. You find so many great birds! I go tromping around in our forest, and it requires snowshoes, and they disappear! Thanks for hosting. Have a great one!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Snowshoeing sounds like fun.
      Have a great weekend!

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  26. Hari OM
    Oh yes, I too enjoyed these garden sightings - and the goings-on at the lake, with feathers and fur! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      Yes, the feathers and furbabies make me happy.
      Have a great weekend!

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  27. Nibbles and Winnie are a cute pair. It's nice they have each other to play with. And those Canada geese ... amazing how they never stay just in Canada and seem to fly everywhere!

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    1. Thank you Maria!
      The grand-dogs are fun to have here, they enjoy their walks.
      Have a great weekend!

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  28. I always love your bird photography. Today those sweet faces of Nibbles and Winnie steal the show!

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  29. Lovely bird company. The grand dogs are so cute.

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  30. This is another collection of beautiful bird pictures. It is nice to see all such birds. I specially like the Canada Geese picture, so cute & adorable.
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. Hi Eileen, Good Saturday morning to you. The dogs take the cake in this post. Birds are right behind. Neat post, thank you for sharing. Have a good weekend and happy week ahead. John

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    1. Thanks John, for the visit and your comment. Two of my favorites things are birds and the dogs. Hubby and I are getting lots of walks every day with the grand-dogs. Have a happy weekend.

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  32. That Hawk sure blends in to his surroundings! Love seeing the Geese and the dogs! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  33. The migrating birds are starting to get antsy and preparing for the spring migration.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I heard my first of the season Phoebe this week, migration has started.
      Have a great weekend!

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  34. Nice to have great birds right by the window...and being by a lake also. I know you are going to miss those doggies when they go back...Enjoy your week Spring Forward Today!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      The dogs could be here until June or July. They may miss us when they go back.
      Have a great weekend!

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  35. I so love the look on Nibble's and Winnie's faces...they are so cute. I saw a Flicker in our yard yesterday but could not get my camera quick enough to take a pic. I love the little Dark-eyed juncos...

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  36. our trees look the same with all those straggly, chris-crossed branches. it is a miracle the birds do not strangle themselves in them. i could barely see the hawk in all of the branches surrounding it!! i sometimes see flickers here but have not in a long time!! beautiful birdies, my feeders have been filled with birds!! have a great weekend and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      We have lots of trees and branches around our home, the birds can easily hide.
      Have a great weekend!

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  37. cute grand puppies, you are probably their favorite sitters!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      I think the dogs do love it here, going on walks every day.
      Have a great weekend!

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  38. Nibble and Winnie are precious ~ great photos ~ And awesome series of feathered friends photos ~ Xo


    Wishing you lots of love and peace in your day ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. I always love hearing the Juncos as they shuffle around. They seem like such sweet birds. When they leave I know that winter is over. The pups sure look happy!

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      I watched a group of Juncos today, pecking away at the ground.
      Have a great weekend!

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  40. Suerte de ver los pájaros desde tu ventana. Guapas fotos.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  41. Good morning Eileen, what a lovely set of photos watching them in their day to day. Your grand pups look very excited to be out and about on their walks, from one scent to the next you know they want to experience it all. Great touring companions. Enjoy your weekend and our becoming days of spring!

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    1. Thank you Karen! The dogs do enjoy their walks, they are jumping up and down before getting out the door.
      Have a great weekend!

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  42. Hi friend.. Lovely shots.. I hope you are well... Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Ana!
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  43. Hello, Eileen, a wonderful selection of birds today in your post. Thank you for hosting and have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  44. I really do like those Flickers Eileen. Wonderful looking birds.

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    1. Thank you Adam! Yes, the Flicker is a beautiful bird.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  45. You live in such a great place for seeing so many different kinds of birds.
    I love the close up photo of the dogs!!

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  46. I showed a junco today. I decided to use the slate-colored version of the name so people from elsewhere wouldn't think I was describing his eyes instead of naming him.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Yes, the Junco is split into six subspecies.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  47. Beautiful blog, I love the Dark-eyed Junco, and the rest of birds. Thanks Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob!
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  48. Love all your birds. They are really hard to photograph for me when they are bushes and shrubs. Great capture of the hawk. I love your grand dogs.
    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Alan! We are enjoying our time with the grand-dogs.
      Have a great new week!

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  49. Bonitas fotografías de los pájaros. Los perros se ven preciosos. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! It is always nice to see your visiting.
      Have a great new week!

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  50. Your grand dogs are so adorable and I know they must be happy with their walks to the lake. AS always, your bird photos are great.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      Yes, the dogs do enjoy the walks to the lake.
      Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  51. Late to the party but delighting in those sweet dog eyes and lovely birds!

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

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  52. Love the hawk and the Northern Flicker. It's been so great to see many birds returning and flitting about!

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

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  53. Hi Eileen! As always, I love your photos, including the ones of your Grand-dogs Nibbles and Winnie! ❤

    I'm enjoying the birds at our feeder, but one keeps getting pulled off the branch and carried away by what I'm sure is a rascally raccoon.

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    1. Thank you Kim! Those raccoons can be destructive, I had a feeder stolen too.
      Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  54. Those dogs are adorable. Love the Happy Monday shot too.

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

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  55. Hello dear! Beautiful photos, really wonderful! I love nature and I love animals. I have two cats myself :) Birds are wonderful, I love their sleep and dogs are faithful and always willing to play :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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

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  56. It's interesting to me that you have some of the same birds we only see when we're in Oregon and some of the same ones we only see when we're in Florida!! Birding Paradise where you are!..... Thank you for hosting as always.... I read your Monday post just now and I know you asked for no comments on it, but I wanted to tell you that we just learned that starting next year people will probably have to have a permit to drive the old Columbia Highway (the one you show in that post). The article in our Oregon paper said it was becoming so overcrowded, so they will spread out the visitors. Isn't that amazing? ANd aren't you glad you visited before you had to go through all that! I know we are. (of course living in Oregon all those years we had done that old highway often.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! And I think Florida is a birding paradise. Birdwatching is one of my simple pleasures.
      I guess needing a permit can control having too much traffic on the old Columbia Hwy. It is a beautiful to drive, very scenic. My hubby enjoyed all the waterfalls that are so close to the road. It would be a hassle to get a permit before visiting but, I can understand the need to reduce the traffic and people. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  57. Hello Eileen
    Lovely to see all of these birds.
    I always enjoy the sound of birdsong.
    I also enjoyed seeing the photographs of your Grand-dogs Winnie and Nibbles enjoy their walks.

    Have a good week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  58. Winnie and Nibbles!!!!! ♥♥♥♥ So adorable! The Northern Flickers are beautiful birds, nice photos Eileen! ♥

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  59. Que paséis buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  60. Eileen - I have always admired the coloring on the Flickers - so attractive! What a blessing to get a glimpse and photo of the hawk - do you suppose it was hunting the smaller birds? Enjoy your weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I hope the hawk has moved on, I do not like it hanging out near my yard and birds.
      Have a great weekend.

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  61. You always have such interesting birds turning up at your place, I have never heard of dark-eyed juncos! Have a lovely day Eileen.Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! Yes, the Juncos are cute and a winter visitor to my area. Have a great day and happy weekend.

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