Saturday, May 21, 2022

Saturday's Critters #440

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!


1. April 21st, our walk to the lake with the dogs, the usual Canada Geese and Double-crested Cormorants were seen hanging out at the lake. 





2. April 23rd, we met up with our son, DIL, Wyatt and Mason for lunch in Hanover Pa. On the way home I saw a Barred Owl sitting on a power line above the road.  





3. April 24th, hubby and I drove to North Point State Park in Baltimore County Md. I was hoping to see Little Blue Herons, they have been seen at this park for years. No luck seeing Little Blues but we did have some great birds and wildlife sightings. 

Below top row, Tree Swallow, Slider Turtles, GB Herons. Middle row are the Caroline Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Bull Frog. Bottom row are the Osprey, Lesser Scaup, male Wood Duck, a pair of Wood Ducks with a Great Blue Heron flying by.





4. I am pretty sure these are the Red-eared Slider Turtles, they were seen all over the wetlands. 





5. A Great Blue Heron flying by, a pair of Wood ducks. The male Wood Duck is on the left and the female tagging behind on the right side of the photo. 




6. The pretty male Wood Duck. 





7. The Tree Swallows love this park, lots of trees and bugs to eat. 




8. We watched three Ospreys flying around near the bay and we found this Osprey below perched high in a tree. 




9.  The Carolina Wren singing loudly right off the trail.  





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!


124 comments:

  1. Seeing an owl on a power line is really exciting. One of our most remarkable owls was in Hawaii -- on a power line right by the road we saw the native Pueo, So beautiful. All your bird photos are lovely.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I am sorry I was not a birder when I went to Hawaii, I missed some great birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. That wood duck looks really beautiful! Have a fabulous weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Yes, the Wood Duck is beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Cool owl Eileen! Thanks for hosting!

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

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  4. Beautiful captures as always! Have a lovely weekend!

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

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  5. Some really nice sightings. I like the bull frog. Last pic is beautifully shot and so are many others.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the comment. The frogs are cute.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Another lovely walk and lo ts of interesting critters to see. HAve yyou now got the 2 dogs permanently? I know you love dogs. Love the Wood duck Such beautiful coloured feathers. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.PS thanks for all your comments

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    1. Thank you Margaret! We will have the grand-dogs another couple of months, my son's house is not finished yet.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful time spent at the lake with the dogs. How I wish we have a lake to enjoy the beautiful birds and natural surrounding. Happy weekend..

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    1. Thank you Nancy! We are lucky to live so close to the lake.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Hari OM
    Outstanding array again today - but I think the Barred Owl has to have been the extra special sighting on this post!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I always enjoy seeing an owl in the wild.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful photos and collages.
    The wren 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! The Wren is a sweetie.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen,

    As always, very beautiful photos. The photo of the Osprey is magical.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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

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  11. Hello,
    thanks for sharing all these beauties. My fav are the Carolina wren, the Osprey and the Wood duck. The latter is absolutely stunning. Have a great weekend!
    All the best!

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

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  12. When I think of all the hours I have invested looking for Barred Owls, it seems hardy fair, Eileen, that you have one sitting on the power line waiting for you!

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    1. Thank you David! I was lucky to see the owl, we were in the right place and the right time.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. ....Eileen, a fabulous collection, the wood duck and the turtles are my favorites. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The turtles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. cool shots of the Barred Owl. I have seen something like this when I visted Japan. Never in Sweden. But, of course, don´t see many owls around here. It is nice to welcome the swallows again. Isn´t it??
    Have a gret week!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I always enjoy seeing any owl.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Amazing Birds photos. Another beautiful post.
    Stay well. Happy Weekend.

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

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  16. Beautiful capture of the birds and other critters; I loved the singing Carolina and pretty wood duck and the turtles sunbathing on the rocks. I hope you enjoy the weekend!
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! Have a great day and happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  18. That is what happens to us! We go to see one species, they aren't there, but another is! Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

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

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  19. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice post with very nice pictures. Wonderful all these birds in that beautiful area of nature.
    That swallow is so nice.

    Many greetings and hug,
    Marco

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    1. Hello Marco, thank you for the visit and the comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  20. Beautiful photos...love the zooms of so many of them, and I don't believe I've ever seen a Barred Owl! Have fun this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! It is a treat to see the Owl.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Those male wood ducks are such show-offs! Pretty birds. I love the owl and turtles especially, neither of which I have seen in the wild. The tree swallows is a great capture. I have only been able to capture them on power lines. Great series, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Marie! The Wood Ducks are beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. Good eye for seeing the barred owl; love the Carolina wren singing.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am always happy to see an owl.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. such a pretty collection of birds dear Eileen wow ,visiting you always makes me think of place where you live sounds worth visiting once in a life at least ,i do love birds and don't get tired to see them flying around .thank you so much for taking us along in you pet walk ,enjoyed it thoroughly ! hugs and blessings!

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

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  24. Love that male Wood Duck! Your Barred Owl was so cooperative. I have heard them several times (heard three while photographing the lunar eclipse), but have not yet caught sight of one.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I hope you see the Barred Owl, sounds like they are nearby. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Hello Eileen. I loved the perched Osprey and the singing loudly Carolina. I liked too the smart looking Wood Duck and the turtles soaking up the sun. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. And of course, many thanks for the chance to join in today.

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  26. I have a huge fondness for the male wood ducks, the are so amazing to me, like a painting. that bull frog is adorable. I do love frogs. so much beauty so little time to visit it

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The wood ducks are pretty, one of my many favorites.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. A lovely walk with lots of great photos of wonderful critters, Eileen!

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

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  28. Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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  29. Great photos!
    I especially like the turtles and the Wren!
    Have a blessed day!

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

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  30. Ospreys are a very huge majestic bird. We have two nests in the area.

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    1. Hello Red,
      I am glad to hear the Osprey are doing well. Thanks for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. Eileen ~ you always have the most wonderful feathered friends photos ~ very professional ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol, you are so kind. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. I'm always happy to see photos of owls captured by someone's camera. Great shots, Eileen. Enjoyed seeing all the critters. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I am always thrilled to see an owl in the wild. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  33. A Barred owl looks so cute.....

    # I am sorry to post twice, please delete the first one, because I posted it last week already...
    Have a great weekend

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

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  34. How wonderful to spot that owl, Eileen! You got some good shots of it.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! It is always a treat to see an owl. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. Wonderful collage of birds. Great capture of the owl. Always enjoy the pictures of the turtles!!

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

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

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  37. I always enjoy your outings, especially with the grand dogs and you have such an eye for finding and photographing the birds and other critters you come across.
    Thank you for posting and enjoy your weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! We enjoy our outing with the grand-dogs, we are getting a lot more exercise.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  38. Absolutely beautiful the birds, I think the dogs are after the ducks, ha ha.

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    1. Thank you Bob! These dogs seem scared of the water.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  39. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures..Nice series as always..Have a good weekend..Stay cool..

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    1. Thank you Missy! It is hot and humid today. I hope you are staying cool.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  40. Hi Eileen, this was such a good post I adore Tree Swallows, and they are hard to photo sometimes, you got a good one! Love the out in the open Barred Owl, that's rather rare to see...and of course the Wren a super shot. I have been recently working up historical bird list for states I visited way back in the day I have birded ever state but only started keep a list on ebird in 2012...so Im re-reading old journals, checking old film photos even for historical data to at least show some birds I saw in each state..Hawaii is missing since the last state I need to see! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Hello Sondra,
      Thanks for the comment.I have travel a lot and I am sorry I was not always into the birds. I hope you get to visit Hawaii and see the birds there. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  41. Hi Eileen

    I love seeing the turtles, pretty birds and owl.. Thanks for hosting every week! I'm always the last to link up--Saturday mornings are always busy ones here. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  42. That wood duck is pretty, and I love your grand dogs! Happy weekend!

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

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  43. Well, there are a few critters in this post! Because you've gotta love a goat!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! Yes, I love your cute goats, adorable photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  44. Good evening Eileen it's still Saturday! It's been a busy day, and tomorrow will be just as crazy. I try to fill up my weekends with fun stuff, before it's back to work again. I also have to smile and laugh a bit when I see turtles doing what they like the most, as do the rest of the critters out and about our wonderful world and you capture them well. The last bird, I forget what you called it, quite the charmer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The Wren is a charmer.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  45. Great finds! The Carolina wren looks so happy.

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    1. Thank you Linda! The Wrens always sound happy.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  46. Muy bien viste ese búho en todo lo alto. Preciosas las fotos.
    Buen domingo Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Seeing an owl is always a treat.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  47. Fabulous Eileen. Each and all. I especially liked seeing the barred owl out in the open like that...phenomenal

    We birders enjoyed your share today Thanks for linking in and have a wonderful day!

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

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  48. I can almost hear that little wren sing. That was a lovely mid-note shot!

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    1. Thank you Maria! The wrens are cute and seem to love singing. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  49. I would be very happy to hang out at your lake, with all this wonderful wildlife on view. Thanks for sharing Eileen and have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Denise! We do enjoy living close to the lake. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  50. Hello Eileen
    I have enjoyed seeing your lovely photographs and mosaics,some wonderful sightings.
    The Carolina Wren is a lovely bird, so sweet.

    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend and have a lovely new week.

    All the best Jan

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  51. Well, I do have a Little Blue Heron this week, but you have at least five other birds in that collage and the following pictures that I never see here. So I think you are , as usual, wayyy ahead of me!! I love your hikes -- you do have some beautiful places for birding. Thank you so much for this link-up and for sharing your knowledge. (And for your sweet comments). You really are appreciated!!

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    1. Thank you Sallie! I will give the Little Blue another try soon. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  52. love colors of Wood Duck....
    wonderful

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    1. Thank you Tanza! The Wood Ducks are beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  53. wood duck or owl, can't pick a favorite? so cool. happy birthday to me today. hope u r well. take care. enjoying some rain. laters. ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth! Happy Birthday to you! Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  54. I do love seeing your owl photos. Also, the red-eared slider turtles have such beautiful patterns. Thank you so much for sharing all the beauties around you. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

    -Soma

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

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  55. love the sound of the Carolina Wren

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    1. Thank you for the comment, I love the sounds of the wren too. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  56. Buena semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  57. Dearest Eileen; Wow, I wish I could see Carolina Wren the most among the wonderful varieties of birdies ♡♡♡ And Tree Swallows

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    1. Thank you Miyako! The Wrens are sweet birds. Have a great day!

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  58. Oh My!!! So sorry my clicking to publish a couple times, my mistakes again here ;-) Love the Tree Swallows the most ; I wish I can see another kind of swallow as I can see only one kind. Hope you will be able to have a relaxing and nice time with your family. Lots of love; Miyako.

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    1. Thank you Miayko! I appreciate the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  59. Maravilloso tu reportaje, me encantó verlo. Feliz día.

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

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  60. Red-eared Slider Turtles look so interesting. This is the first time i saw it. Thanks for the photo and information. Greetings.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. The turtles are cute. Have a happy day and great new week!

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