Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 433

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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!

Happy April!  These are some images from March, more birds sightings and some grand dog photos taken during our walks on the fire roads. The weather continues to be crazy, from warm temperatures to below freezing, rain, snow and sleet and lots of windy days. 


1. March 14th there was some snow left on the fire road, we had about 4 inches the day before. The Pine Warblers love the forest around our home, I hear them every day during our walks and from my yard. 




2. Grand dogs Nibbles and Winnie on one of our daily walks on the local fire road. 

 



3. I have some peanuts in the shell that I put out on the deck railing for my yard birds, below are the Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Flicker and a Blue Jay. 




4. The trail next to the lake, Prettyboy Reservoir. The grand dogs love their walks. 





5. March 15th again we found the Trumpeter Swans at the lake in a different spot, this sighting is closer to home. 





6.  Still a distant look at the Trumpeter Swans.





7.  March 16th our walk with the grand dogs, Mourning Dove, a distant Brown Creeper high in a tree and bottom images are the Hermit Thrush. 






8. March 18th, a pair of Eastern Bluebirds visited my yard and checked out the bird houses. I think a Chickadee had already claimed the house they wanted to use. 




 9.  March 19th our walk to the lake with the grand dogs. 




10. March 19th, I noticed a Pileated Woodpecker at a wood pile in the back of our yard. While watching this bird, it flew across the driveway to the woods to meet up with it's mate. 




That's all folks, I have been enjoying our walks with the dogs, birdwatching in my yard and neighborhood. Now, I am looking forward to seeing your critter post. 



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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!

120 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, I love the way you are able to walk through the forest so close to home. It's a nature lover's delight! Lots of neat photos. Always enjoy seeing the dogs. :-) Eastern Bluebirds and Cardinal ... wow! Thanks for sharing and hosting Saturday's Critters. Happy Saturday to you and yours. John

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    1. Thank you John! I do feel lucky to have these walks so close to home. We do not have to drive anywhere to be close to nature. I am glad you enjoyed the photos of the grand-dogs and the birds. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. Great photos of birds and dogs! Thanks for hosting and for the comments on my blog.

    Best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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  3. A beautiful place, no wonder your grand dogs love their walks. The Trumpeter Swans are gorgeous and such beautiful markings on the other birds. Thank you so much for sharing and hosting. I have a make-believe creature in the making to share today.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! The Swans are beautiful.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I am not surprised that the dogs love their walks through the woods and laong those paths Eileen. It is a lovely place to see the birds and you obviously have a lot of birds to see and photograph coming to your garden. Thanks for hosting an =d leaving comments. Have a lovely week ahead.

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

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  5. Lovely walks , brown leaves on the trails, and then snow. The birds are always beautiful, no matter what colour their feathers are.

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    1. Thank you Jean! I appreciate your comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Another beautiful post, Thanks for all pics, Amazing.
    Happy Weekend.

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

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  7. All these are beautiful photos and shares wonderful moments with nature's attractions. Lovely birds and sweet dogs. Thanks for sharing with these glimpse of nature's creatures.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Amila! I am happy to see nature's creatures.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Beautiful photos. I enjoy taking the virtual walk with you and your grand dogs. Our weather is crazy too. One moment sunny and then moment thunderstorm or heavy rain. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I am hoping for some warmer spring days ahead.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    You have a nice area to walk with your dogs. It is so beautiful to see the Trumpeter Swans in the lake.
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! It was a treat to see the Swans.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I look forward to our walks.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Lots of beautiful views from the local fire road. A wonderful trail to walk and enjoy nature and all its beauty. Have a wonderful day and weekend and thanks for hosting, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bill! I love that we have these local trails for our walks.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Dear Eileen,
    it was so nice to accompany you on your trips with the grand dogs and to see several big and small birds. And the bird watching at your home is wonderful too. I always find the colorful ones particularly stunning, because there are not that many of them in our region. The Cardinal of course stands out, but the Eastern Bluebird and the Blue Jay are also a show. Luckily, I can sometimes observe Woodpeckers in Austria - I'm always happy when can I see or even photograph some. (But I haven't been able to photograph a couple yet. What joy, soon more woodpeckers will be flying through your forests!)
    Happy weekend! Have a good time!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/03/von-fischen-die-tomaton-dungen-von.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I love seeing all the birds, the woodpeckers are favorites.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. The blue birds are so beautiful! Have never seen them here..well, I wouldn't have recognize them if I did see them around. This Sunday there's a course on how to identify 30 bird species and the sounds they make in our community...I think it will be held somewhere in the woods. We are planning to go and learn :-) and it's a gratis course...so, why not?

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    1. Thank you Angie! I hope your enjoy your bird watching course, sounds like a fun time.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Eileen, que lindos passeios nos mostras com a neve ainda presente, trilhas, os lindos cachorros amigos, as aves, adorei tudo! Que o fim de semana seja lindo também! beijos, ótimo fds! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! We do enjoy walking the grand-dogs, lots of fresh air and exercise thanks to the dogs.
      Have a happy weekend.

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  15. What a beautiful place for a morning walk. Our weather has been cold, wet and windy, discouraging the long walks to which we had become accustomed in Florida. Those swans are a great find-- glad they are still there.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I hope the weather warms up soon for your walks. I did enjoy seeing the swans.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. The trail next to the lake seems to be dangerous to walk on. As usual, a lovely capture of birds and other things from the walk. The swans' whiteness is pretty flashy! Have a great weekend

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

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  17. When I see this beautiful forest, it makes me wonder what it must have been like when most of the land was forested, and the sound of the wind in the trees and the tinkle of flowing streams, were characteristic sounds. We will never have those times again.

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    1. Thank you David! We do enjoy living next to this forest, the sounds of nature are all around us.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Enjoyed seeing your walk through nature, Eileen. The soft tones of the Trumpeter Swans photo created a peaceful soothing scene.

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    1. Thank you Maria! The Trumpeter Swans were a treat to see!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Such great areas to walk the dogs and observe the birds. The creeper has such interesting markings.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I wish I could have taken a closer photo of the Creeper.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Hari OM
    Another fine array of images from wanderings in the woods... it is so long since I have been anywhere I have not had any new photographs of anything, never mind critters... so I rely on posts like yours to remind me there is a world of nature outside my four walls... YAM xx
    B=Branches and Berries

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    1. Thank you Yam! I appreciate your comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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

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  22. That was a most marvellous adventure! It is comforting seeing the birds I know will arrive here soonish. It is -4 C. today, and a bit chilly. Thanks for hosting! Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! We are a little warmer today in the 50's.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. Another lovely selection of critters and great photos again, Eileen. The bluebirds are my favourites!

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

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  24. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week and enjoy the coming of Spring!

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  25. Great photos!
    Happy to see Bluebirds! Hope we have some in our nest boxes this year.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I hope the bluebirds are using your nest boxes.
      Have a great weekend.

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  26. Grand dogs! 😊❤️❤️

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  27. Beau says he hopes heaven over the rainbow bridge is just like this fire road walking space, with no leashes in volved. what a gorgeous place to walk, with or without dogs

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Beau would love running free through the woods.
      Have a great day!

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  28. Hello Eileen, thank you for sharing your beautiful walk with the dogs. I've linked my post to you. have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo, for the link and comment.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  29. Loved seeing the trail so close to the water, and my thrill would have been to see those swans. I think I've only ever seen those which are tamed to stay in a pond. I can't believe how you can catch photos of some of those fast birds! I would still be just looking at them...blue birds, woodpeckers (which of course announce their presence) et al.Have a great weekend Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I was thrilled to see the Swans on our lake, a new bird for my area.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. You live in a very lovely part of the world Eileen. And it all looks so quiet and peaceful. No wonder you both like taking the grand dogs on their walks. I can’t help but think hubby is a little camera shy?

    The Trumpeter Swans are simply wonderful and Thank You once again for sharing and hosting on every Saturday. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Yes, our home is surrounded by a forest park like setting.
      Hubby does not like me taking his photo, so yes I would say he is camera shy.
      Have a great weekend!

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  31. Hi Eileen,
    What a nice selection of critters and beautiful photos.
    The dogs are superb, the Trumpeter Swans and also the Eastern Bluebirds also.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      The Swans were a treat to see!
      Have a great weekend!

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  32. Great birding with a little snow thrown in to make it interesting.

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    1. Thank you Red! I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Have a great weekend!

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  33. that male cardinal with his top up is gorgeous. i wish i could attract blue birds to my yard but i have never seen them here!! you, and i, are lucky to have so many beautiful birds in our yard. i know you are very loving dog sitters, you are lucky to have all kinds of grand babies!! many thanks for hosting us critter lovers, have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! We are lucky to see these pretty birds in our yards.
      We do enjoy having the dogs here, they enjoy having a walk every day.
      I am thankful for you and all the critter lovers. Have a great weekend.

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  34. Wonderful walks and critter sightings. Happy weekend to you!

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  35. Lovely pictures as always..You are fortunate to have that walk available to you..The Swans are special..Thanks for sharing..

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    1. Thank you Missy! We do enjoy our walks.
      Have a great weekend.

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  36. It's such a fickle season, isn't it? Love the walking by the water pix and those birds are terrific!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      We did that same trail next to the lake this morning with the dogs, they love it.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  37. The Pileated Woodpecker would be thrill to see. The male Cardinals are singing up a storm here and flitting all over the place.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I've been hearing the Cardinals singing here too.
      Have a great weekend!

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  38. The Eastern Bluebirds are precious, and the Woodpecker are absolutely stunning too, cheers Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The Bluebirds are one of my many favorite birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  39. What a lovely walk you took us on Eileen, so many pretty sights you shared. Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

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  40. Hello Eileen, Please forgive me, for I completely forgot to post a comment when I added my link, and it is such a delightful post too. A senior moment no doubt, of which I have many these days.:=( I also put out peanuts for the Jays, but the Woodpecker which I can hear pecking away at a nearby tree hasn't yet appeared. Your post is full of beautiful images of the birds you see on your walks with your Grand-dogs. You do live in a beautiful place, and I enjoyed your post very much.
    Thank you for hosting Eileen.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Sonjia. I have some senior moments too, you are kind to visit again.
      I am always on the lookout for any wildlife on my walks. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  41. Nibbles and Winnie are very good dogs.

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    1. Thank you William!
      They are good dogs.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  42. aww.... your area still has snow...awesome ....

    Beautiful swans... great shots

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  43. Thank you Eileen for sharing all these beautiful critters. Love the Cardinal. The Bluehirds are awesome too.
    Wishing you a great April and a fine weekend.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  44. You certainly have an eye for finding birds!

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  45. Time spent on strolls is a wonderful time!
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Klara!
      Yes, we enjoy our strolls. There is always something to see.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  46. Thanks for linking & sharing!
    ~Anni @ I'd rather B Birdin'

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    1. Thanks Anni!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  47. Fun times with critters are the best!

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  48. Hi Eileen, another great critter post...those little Creepers are SO Hard to get a photo of they are rarely still Don't think I've ever been successful...hope the Bluebirds find another suitable home...I know you will miss those doggies when they go back home...Enjoy the Week.

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    1. Thank you Sondra, for the comment and visit. I hope the bluebirds use one of my birdhouses, it would be nice to see their young. Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  49. Oh my, I've never posted the 93rd comment before, sorry to be so late. As always a lovely post, your granddoggies are enjoying their walks with you and I'm sure love to see all the birds and other critters in your woods. As you know, I walk among my juniper trees, but sometimes I miss a walk in a "real" wood, or better yet, forest. Have a nice rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Inger, for leaving me a comment. The dogs do enjoy their walks and hubby and I are getting more exercise from the walks. Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  50. Wonderful photo series of your walks and love your grand doggies ~ beautiful feathered friends photos too ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  51. Me encantan tus paseos, vistes diferentes aves. Besos.

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

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

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  53. On rare occasions we get to see Trumpeter Swans on Powell Lake. It's funny, they are more common in town on small Cranberry Lake. Maybe the shallow lake gives them more food options than our deep lake with sheet granite cliffs. - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy! The Trumpeter Swans were a surprise to see on our lake, the first time seeing them here.
      Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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

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  55. I wish I could see cardinals near our house (even here in Florida we have to drive somewhere before we see them). Your grand-dogs are good boys to let you stop to take pictures of birds when they are out on walks with you ! Prettyboy Reservoir is a good spot for birding and I love the name!

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    1. Thank you Sallie, I appreciate the visit and comment. I have seen some great birds over our years living near the Prettyboy Reservoir. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  56. PS: I loved the memory from Oregon in your Monday post (I know you don't want to deal with comments there but I couldn't resist thanking you!!! -- Yachats is one of our favorite destinations on the Coast and not too far from our home there!!!

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    1. Sallie, Yachats was one of my favorite places on the Oregon Coast. We were hoping to get back there some day.

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  57. Hello Eileen
    I hope you had a lovely weekend and the new week has started well for you.
    You certainly live in a lovely area, your walks always look very enjoyable and your grand-dogs do like their walks.
    You've shared some beautiful birds, the cardinal is wonderful, so too the Bluebirds.

    Keep enjoying your walks and sharing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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

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  58. Que buenos paseos Eileen. Un placer hacerlos con tus fotos.
    Buen martes.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  59. Eileen - I love the bluebirds! Enjoy your weekend!

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

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  60. I would love your walks with the granddogs...and always love seeing your birds.

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      We do enjoy taking the dogs for a walk.
      Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  61. Must have been fun to look after your granddogs :) They looked like they were enjoying their walk and your got some great photos. We are getting a lot of Robins around here. Enjoyed the birds and scenery too. Thanks Eileen and enjoy your week.

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