Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 436

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!

I have been feeding my yard birds some peanuts in and out of the shells. The peanuts attract some of my favorite yard birds, I see the Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadees, Cardinals, I am still seeing the winter birds like the White-throated Sparrows and the Dark-eyed Juncos. 


1. April 5th, the Blue Jays love the peanuts, they sit in the trees and just squawk letting me know they are hungry. 




2. The Blue Jays seen waiting for the peanuts to be put on the deck railing. 





3. A Tufted Titmouse can be quick at grabbing a peanut and flying off.




4. A mosaic of Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse and a Eastern Phoebe almost hidden behind the branches. 




5. April 6th, Nibbles and Winnie take a walk on the fire road.





6. A Double-crested Cormorant is seen at the lake. 




7. April 7th, the dogs warned me by barking when they heard a banging on the window, I looked out and saw an American Robin sitting in the rhododendron outside out window.  A Cardinal looked on watching the Robin banging against the window. 





8. A larger sized photo of the American Robin, crazy bird survived the window. 





9. The Male Cardinal sitting on the gutter watching the Robin, saying I've been there, done that. 





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!

114 comments:

  1. Awesome photos.
    Happy Weekend. Thanks for hosting.

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

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  2. Linking up after quite a while. The first pic is a winner! The American Robin is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. It is great to see you back, I am sorry to hear about your injury.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. Good morning Eileen, I have enjoyed every one of your bird photos. I love the Eastern Phoebe. So petite. You certainly are well known by the wild birds in your garden! Your American Robin is not at all similar to our Robin-Chat in South Africa. More like a thrush. So interesting to read all about the antics of the Cardinal banging against your window. Thank you for sharing. I am linking to your post (no birds but I have cows grazing and a very happy dog!) Thank you for always visiting my blog, Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! Our Robin is in the family of Thrushes. It is crazy they attack their reflection in the window, they must think it is a rival. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Looks like the peanut is too big for the little Blue Jay. Very entertaining to watch the birds. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The Jay has a big mouth, lol.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    You are so lucky who have visit of The Blue Jay. I love it's blue color, and it's a very pretty bird.
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! The Jays are pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. There is still ample feed for the birds down here now, but I am going to save all the sunflower seeds for their winter snacks. The Blu Jays , beautiful colours.

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    1. Thank you Jean! It is good that the birds have natural foods for them to eat.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Good morning Eileen. We have a crazy Dunnock that bangs itself against the glass of the car door side mirror. These birds are seeing off their love rivals at this time of year LOL. Those peanuts are very popular aren't they? I bet you have to ration them out because the Jays would just eat the lot if you let them.

    Have a great weekend, and thanks for the link up today. Enjoy your walks with Nibbles and Winnie.

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    1. Thank you Phil! Yes, the birds are chasing away their rivals.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Hi Eileen,
    What a wonderful series of photos.
    I like the first picture, also the dogs are cute.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  11. Hello Eileen.
    Wonderful birds. Nibbles and Winnie are so cute. Great photo of Double-crested Cormorant.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Hello Anu, thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Dearest Eileen,
    I just fell in love with the Tufted Titmouse's adorable facial expression :-D <3 The Blue Jay with his nut looks very cute too!
    I'm not sure if I understood you correctly: The American Robin banged his head against the glass, the Cardinal said "It wasn't me" and the Granddogs alerted you? But nothing happened, everyone safe and sound!?!
    Please pet Nibbles and Winnie for me!
    All the best and happy weekend!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/04/italien-reisebericht-zwei-relaxtage-und.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, It is crazy the birds attack their reflections in the window, they must think it is a rival.
      When the dogs heard the banging on the window, they would bark at the noise. Every one was safe! Take care and enjoy your weekend.

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  14. Beautiful yard birds!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  16. Hari Om
    The first shot with the Jay and it's nut is the winner for me today - the look in its eye is at once triumphant and disbelieving of its own luck! YAM xx
    T=Thistle

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    1. Thank you Yam! The Blue Jays were happy with the peanuts.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  17. That's a huge peanut for the bird. Your window must be very CLEAN or the American Robin wouldn't have banged on it :-))

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    1. Thank you Angie! Our windows seem to always need a cleaning.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  18. Maravilhosos teus cliques e momentos captados nessas fotos!ADOREI! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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

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  19. Beautiful photos of the birds. Enjoy the weekend!

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

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  20. I hope the robin learned his lesson and didn't go back and do it again.

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    1. Thank you David! Yes, the Robin has moved on. Hopefully it learned it's lesson.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. ...the bluejay is quite a treat, the ones that came to our feeder seem to have gone to parts unknown. Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The Jays seem to hang out here, they know they will get some peanuts to eat.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  22. It's really interesting seeing how different species react to one another. That is fun. Thanks for hosting!

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

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  23. The blue jays along the boardwalk watch every move made by walkers as they wait for peanuts too. Love those birds. The cardinal is such a rare one here. And the pup photos are always a favourite, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! The Blue Jays do enjoy their peanuts and I enjoy watching all the birds.
      Have a great weekend.

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  24. I don't know why but it always cracks me up to see a bird with a big piece of seed or a nut in its mouth! Great shot. And I love that tufted titmouse!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Blue Jays do have big mouths, the Titmouse is a cutie.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. The titmouse is looking at the work of art in his world! Love seeing these birds, they are ready for Spring too!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I am ready for Spring and more birdwatching.
      Have a great weekend!

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  26. I love the Blue Jays and Tufted Titmouse, they are beautiful Eileen.

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  27. I wanted to put a birdbath under the windows with the ferns but they hit the window sometimes trying to fly into the sky they see, so that was a no.. the woodpecker has been banging away on the palm out back this week. sounds like a machine gun. mixes well with the roofers putting on a roof nextg door. I have seen the jays dive bomb the squirrels at bray park, making them run so they can steal the peanuts we throw to the squirrels

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The woodpeckers are loud while drilling their holes.
      Have a great day!

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  28. While out for a walk yesterday along the Humber River all I could hear was Blue Jays all around me. There must have been a dozen of them in the area.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! The jays are very loud!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  29. Beautiful photos, Eileen. I especially like the blue jays!

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

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    1. Thanks again Nick! Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  31. Great photos!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  32. Blue jays are entertaining critters. They're active and curious.

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    1. Thank you Red! The Jays are entertaining, very loud too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  33. Love the bluejay with the peanut in his beak. Nice place for the cardinal to take a rest on that drain pipe.

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

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  34. Great variety of critters. Love the catch with the peanut in its beak! Happy Saturday to you!

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

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  35. My parents had a cottage. The second floor study included a small platform outside the window where they'd spread peanuts in winter. The jays would come and get them.

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    1. Thank you William! Nice memory!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Good morning Eileen, we may have some signs of spring soon here since we're possibly going to hit almost high 70's today?! But they promised storms too, of course. Your world is opening up to spring and your Blue Jays huge fans of peanuts they are bold and pushy. I've had to put a stop to feeding the birds and squirrels as our state has ordered with a strong rise in bird flu around here. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for sharing such lovely critter photos to brighten our day.

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    1. Thank you Karen! we are at 70° now too. Mostly cloudy! We had the warning last year to stop feeding the birds, the flu is making the rounds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  37. Favorite, of course, is that gorgeous cardinal hiding ~ bluejay with seed in mouth ~ awesome and love the little tufted titmouse ~ and other birds too ~ Your grand doggies behave so well ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! The dogs enjoy their walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  38. Thanks for sharing all these beauties. Love the Blue jays, the Titmouse is adorable. Unfortunately they do not live here.
    Happy weekend with your dogs! Stay well!

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

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  39. Beautiful capture of the birds in your yard; yes, I've seen photos of blue jays picking up whole peanuts with their cute little beaks on your and other blogs from the US many times. I hope you have a great weekend. 

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! The Jays do love the peanuts.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  40. We are having about the same birds as you at our Connecticut feeders. Now a few warblers are returning. Those jays are certainly conditioned to wait for peanut treats.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I have been hearing a few warblers in my area too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  41. I just had a blue jay visit and they have a very distinctive call don’t they? I couldn’t help but notice that butterfly hanger with the equally pretty tufted titmouse. Is that to catch water? Always fun to see Nibbles and Winnie. They must love their walks in that area. It is so very interesting how the cormorant’s body sinks into the water. Good catch on getting the robin and cardinal in the same photo. I’m glad the robin survived the window. I was looking outside and watched three mourning doves hit our window at the same time, like it was choreographed! None the worse for wear as they flew up into the trees immediately. Thanks for another lovely post and enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. Thank You Denise! The Cormorants are good swimmers, they dive and disappear. I am glad your Doves were ok after hitting the window. The hanging butterflies is my solar wind chime. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your weekend!

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  42. That Blue Jay is soo cute with his pnut...So you ever watch Leslie the Bird Nerd on Youtube, she has jays take nuts right out of her hand, and one does not like if the pnut has a little stem or root on it, he breaks that off rifght away...they are so very smart. Hope your weekend is a good one.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I have seen the Jays put down a peanut and pick up another, it seemed like it was weighing the nuts.
      I will check out Youtube. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  43. Cardinals are famous for attacking windows. And they don’t give up!

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    1. Thank you Linda! They are silly birds!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  44. Blue Jays look so cute... love them...

    Thank you for sharing beautiful photos

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

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  45. I enjoyed the robin/cardinal conversation. Beautiful birds and perfect fitting images for their "talk"
    Love all your birds Eileen...as always.

    Thanks so much for sharing all with us this week & linking up.l

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    1. Thank you Anni! The birds are always a joy to see, my simple pleasure.
      Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week!

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  46. It's funny the birds sit there waiting for you to put out the peanuts, lol. My Dad used to have a squirrel he did that with every night about 6 pm and if Dad was a bit late the squirrel would make a racket to remind him. lol Animals are fun to watch. One of the birds I see the most in my yard (that I'd like to get rid of) is the large black loud crows. They're very plentiful here and make lots of noise. Saw a Cardinal Couple this morning in the front yard. Stood and watched out the window for awhile before they flew off.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I do enjoy watching the wildlife. Birdwatching is a fun hobby.
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  47. jays are such sweet little birds. :)

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

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  48. Hello Eileen
    I hope you've had a good weekend.

    So pleased the Robin survived the window ...
    Many thanks for sharing all of these lovely photographs, I enjoy seeing all the birds and also your grand-dogs too.

    Have a good new week, I can't believe it's the last week of April!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! April did fly by.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  49. Love the wonderful series of photos, Eileen. Especially the first one.

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you Veronica!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  50. The first peanut photo made me laugh. What an amazing capture, Eileen!
    Amalia
    xo

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  51. what fun!! so cute. interesting to think that some birds tune their song. i was out today planting periwinkle and hear my eagle. so cool. calling for rain tomorrow. u enjoy this week. no matter what you enjoy. please be in the moment. ( ;

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

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  52. happy Monday dear Eileen ,i feel stunned to see how many pretty birds visit you in the spring :) it is hard to remove eyes each is spectacular ,thanks for the breathtaking sharing and such nicely captured sunflower wow ,peace and blessings

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

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  53. Birds just make our surroundings so much better.

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    1. Thank you Donna! I appreciate the visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

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  54. Dearest Eileen; First of all, sorry for my late commenting & Thank you very much for your sweet comment.
    I LOVED to see Blue Jays having peanuts on its mouth and I really appreciate for the new word "squawk" for me. Haha, Amazing shots as always♬ I sometimes have strong wish to have a nature like you have p-;)
    Lots of LOVE; Miyako

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    1. Thank you Miyako, for the visit and comment. Take care, have a happy day!

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  55. American Robin and blue jays ...
    excellent shots

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  56. Dearest Eileen; Good morning from Japan. First of all、So sorry for my late commenting. 
    I LOVED and Had FUN to see all the rare birdies for me♬ For the first picture, What a sweet moment you captured. Haha squawking was it? Please keep let us know lovely ones. Lots of LOVE, Miyako.

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    1. Thank you Miyako! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. Yours is a rich and beautiful world full of life. Thanks for sharing it. I love the tufted titmouse photo. My guys wake me up when I am late at the feeder. I appreciate the reminder that I have a place in the scheme of things--but only if I meet my job responsibilities!

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a great day and a happy weekend.

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