Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 439

  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 am sharing some photos from April 13th and our walk on the nearby NCR Bike trail. 

1. April 13th some of the nature scenes included a few birds, White-tailed Deer and lots of flowers. 





2. We saw 3 White-tailed Deer running across the bike trail. I could only capture the last one running off. Can you find the deer? A blink of the eye he was gone into the woods.





3. I am not sure of this Hawk, possibly a Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-shinned Hawk. It flew across the river and landed on the ground. I am sure something was under this hawk's feet. 





4.The Eastern Phoebe has been seen near the river and bike trail often during our walks. 





5. April 15th our walk to the lake with the grand-dogs. Nothing new seen on this day the usual Canada Geese and some Double-crested Cormorants. 





6. April 16th on our deck railing the White-throated Sparrow was eating some peanuts. 





7. April 16th, our walk to the lake with the dogs, again we saw more Double-crested Cormorants hanging out. 





8. April 17th, hubby and I hiked at the nearby Hemlock Gorge area, I heard the Lousiana Waterthrush calling but it would not pose for a photo. I did capture 2 Canada Geese with a Mallard.






9. April 20th, our walk to the lake with dogs, we saw more DC Cormorants, a first time seeing 3 Terns flying over our lake and a Slider Turtle was out sunning on the rocks. 





10. One of the 3 Terns I saw flying around our lake, they seem out of place here. I usually see Terns along the coast. I am guessing with the large colorful beak it is a Caspian Tern? 




I am seeing more of our breeders moving back into our area. I have been out for walk on most days, looking for new birds and photos.


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!



120 comments:

  1. Your critters are great, especially the sparrow with its little yellow spot. Have a good week and thanks for comments on my blog.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I appreciate your link and comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend

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  2. Deer do move fast, well done with capturing that one. What an amazing place, teeming with life! I love seeing that and your photos. Thank you so much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! Yes, the deer moved away quickly. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  3. Beautiful captures specially loved the white throated sparrow.

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      Take care, have a great weekend

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  4. Dear birds all. Thanks Eileen

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

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  5. Beautiful collages. I can see the deer by the side of the trail. Enjoyable and interesting walk with your dogs. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! We do enjoy our walks.
      Take care, have a great weekend

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  6. Eileen - terrific shot of the White-throated Sparrow! Enjoy your weekend!

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

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  7. Love the photo of the Hawk and yes I can see the Deer but only after you said it was in the shot! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  8. Hello. The dogs look so happy. Wonderful collection of beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing.

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

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    Photo 4 is my favorite.
    Would you mind posting my link.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  10. Yes, I saw the deer :-) The birds are beautiful, Eileen.

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

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  11. Hello Eileen,

    You have so much beautiful photos. It must be wonderful to watch all the birds you have taken photo of.
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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

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  12. The hawk above is a Cooper's Hawk, Eileen. Nice shot too.

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    1. Thank you David! I appreciate the id confirmation. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Hari Om
    Oh yes, the hawk shot is a winner today! That look in the eye... not that the rest of these are at all shoddy!!! YAM xx

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. Lindo mosaico com flores e aves no início!
    Bela foto do caminho e claro, adorei os cachorros amigos...
    Tudo lindo!
    Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. ...Eileen, this is a fabulous collection, I rare see Cormorants closeup. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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

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  17. We haven’t seen terns yet this year. What a great selection of birds, especially the hawk. It’s a beauty! And I always enjoy seeing the pups!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I was lucky with the Hawk photo.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. super shot of the granddogs! love that sweet little Phoebe.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The Phoebe is a sweet bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. Hello Eileen
    What a fabulous collection of photographs.
    A big WOW for that hawk, it's magnificent.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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

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  20. Loved seeing your critters today, from domestic doggies to birds I seldom see...except as a hawk goes by fast, but never a tern. Have a great weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Seeing the terns here was a surprise.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Lovely shots of the birds and flowers, Eileen! A very springlike post today!

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

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  22. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen, have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks again, Nick! Have a great new week!

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  23. Siempre gusta venir a verte. Descubrimos aves nuevas. Gracias
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  24. Great shots! They seem like such big peanuts for the little sparrow. Lucky for him ... breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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

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  25. Thanks for hosting again. There are a few critters here (and more in the post below that!)

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

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  26. Spring sightings are always a treat. We haven't seen these birds for 6 months .

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    1. Thank you Red! I am seeing and hearing more of my spring/summer birds now. Have a great weekend.

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  27. Oh wonderful birds ~ such delightful photos and love your grand dogs ~ Xo

    wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. The photo of your eastern phoebe confirms in my mind that it was a Phoebe who was in our yard. Those dogs are so cute! Happy weekend to you.

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

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  29. Another wonderful walk with the dogs and some great critters to boot. Im not sure of the tern, I wring my hands everytime I have to ID one...Great shot of the Phoebe, and White Throat...they are gone here now...Hope you survived Friday 13th and now are having a great Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I never think about Friday the 13th, until someone says something. The tern was a distance away and my photos were not very clear for Id purposes. The Tern's orange bill really stood out. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. Great photos!
    I especially like the Hawk!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  31. Happy Saturday, Eileen! I love your pretty spring collage and the photo of the path through the woods and the elusive deer. Your grand pups are so fortunate to have such wonderful walks every day!

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    1. Thank you Pat! I loved your deer photos, great closeups. Have a happy weekend!

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  32. Beautifully captured birds, flowers, and deer.
    I think it is in the nature of deer to flee in the blink of an eye, since I have witnessed this while driving through a forest.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. Hello Eileen, thank you for sharing these beautiful critters. the Sharp Shinned Hawk is stunningly clear in your photo. Thank you for hosting this meme. I have linked my post. And thank you for always visiting my blog Much appreciated. Have a great Saturday, Jo

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

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  34. Wonderful spring walk. We are finally getting warm (even hot) days here in Connecticut. Yes, your tern has a rather large and massive bill, resembles Caspian more than Royal Tern.

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    1. Thank you Ken! The Tern's orange bill stood out as very large considering how far away the Tern. Too far for a clear photo. It is very humid here. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  35. Was so used to that wherever I would go to live there would be sparrows. Not here in Austin TX!

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  36. I do so enjoy the walks that you take us along on, Eileen. The grand dogs must really enjoy them too.

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  37. Dear Eileen,
    of course I see the deer! Animals can be sooo fast - it's really difficult to press the shutter button at the right moment on the camera. I'm all the more fascinated how close and clear and sharp you caught the Hawk and the Eastern Phoebe. There were also many other great critter sightings - and your grand-dogs look in the photo as if they were smiling friendly into the camera - "Cheese!" :-DDD
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/05/monatsruckblick-auf-den-april-teil-2.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I was lucky capturing the Hawk, sometimes my camera can zoom in clearly. Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you William! The dogs are adorable. Take care, have a happy new week!

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  39. So many wonderful and beautiful critters to see along your walks.

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

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  40. The cormorants appear to be having a good time. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  41. Hello and thanks for sharing the variety of beautiful critters. My absolute favourite is the hawk.
    Happy Sunday and enjoy nice moments with your dogs!

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

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  42. Lovely critters, as always! Yes, I could find a deer on the trail. The Hawk is stunning and The Eastern Phoebe is such a cutie.

    Yoko

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  43. Dearest Eileen; First of, every time you post your sweet doggies, always wish to have one. Great walk with them you enjoy♬ I loved to see sparrow I've never seen very much. Of course others as well. I admire the collage you always make, I will try someday p;-)

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    1. Thank you Miyako! Take care, have a happy new week!

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  44. It struck me, I don't recall commenting. I am getting so forgetful!

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

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  45. You get so many wonderful captures! Love the one looking down the trail, and yes I did see the deer right away. They sure are quick when they want to be.

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    1. Thanks Rose! The deer are quick to disappear! Take care, have a happy new week!

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  46. Wow...you've seen quite a lot on your walks. Great photo's. I wish I had some place interesting to walk; but ...for now have to settle with walking through the neighborhood and to the parks. And you just don't see lots of interesting things along the way. Thank goodness I listen to audio books when I walk to pass the time, otherwise...it would be a real chore. Keep walking and sharing your photo's.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I appreciate your visit and comment. Hubby and I enjoy our walks, the weather has been great now.
      Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

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  47. Eileen? You've shared a treasure of bird sightings!! Love the hawk especially.
    Thanks so much for linking in and posting your blog at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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    1. Thank Anni! I was lucky catching the hawk on the ground. Take care, have a happy new week!

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  48. You have a sharp eye for critters, especially birds. I have never seen cormorants here in Oklahoma. I'd love to though. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! I see the Cormorants all around our state. Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

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  49. Fantastic series here Eileen. The portrait of your hawk is amazing. This morning I went outside and a hawk flew right out of the small tree we have next to our garage. It glided out of the neighborhood and no time to get a camera, but he was a lovely sight.

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    1. Thank you Denise! I enjoy seeing the Hawks! Take care, have a great new week!

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  50. Those were interesting walks! Like you, I love to travel but am glad to live somewhere with nearby walks as well!! I saw some tiny tiny terns when we went for a short boat ride the other day; no way to get a picture. Are you going to miss those grand-dogs when they go home? Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Hello Sallie,
      I would love to see the baby terns. We will be happy to see the dogs at their new home when it is done. Soon, I hope.
      Thanks for the link and comment. Take care, have a great new week!

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  51. Beautiful Eileen, my favourite is the Cooper's Hawk, (it has called the Sparrowhawk in English) so good. And Eastern Phoebe, excellent. And the Dogs, love 'em.

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  52. White-throated Sparrow looks so beautiful....
    love colors combine

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  53. Fabulous captures, Eileen!

    I especially loved the white-throated sparrow.

    Happy Monday!

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  54. Me encanta visitar tu blog, tienes unas fotografías preciosas. Me encantaría pasear por el lago. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

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  55. I doubt we'd see any birds out walking our crazy poodle, let alone being able to take your fabulous photos at the same time. It's a great skill Eileen, bravo. Have a happy week! Wren x

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  56. Tried to comment on Watkins Glen State Park , but it says comments off, no new comments allowed. I've camped there a few times. Hubby and I used to go to the car races at Watkins Glen and stay at the park before and after. You sure captured a lot of great nature pictures of the wildlife.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Thank you Sandy! Hubby and I enjoyed our walks through Watkins Glen park. Have a great day!

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  57. wood thrush is the bird i think i have been curious for a long time. i think i finally figured it out. we will see. rain today. have a great rest of your week. take care. ( ;

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    1. Thanks Beth! The Wood Thrush has a lovely sound, I hear them often in the forest near our home. Take care, have a great day!

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  58. Hello Eileen,
    What a wonderful post with beautiful pictures. Great to see that deer along that forest path.
    And what a great picture of that hawk. Very special.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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

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  59. The hawk picture is exceptional. I enjoyed the other bird pictures, photographs of the dogs and the flower pictures as well.

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

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