Saturday, May 28, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 441

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!


Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Remember and honor our heroes!





We have been having a cooler spring, some windy cloudy days. Hubby and I still try to take our daily walks with the grand-dogs and do some birding.  

1. On April 25th hubby and I took our walk at a local park called Hashawha. I have posted about this park numerous times. The mosaic show some of the birds we saw on our latest walk. 


Top row is the Turkey Vulture, Pileated Woodpecker, American Robin and a Goldfinch. Bottom row, Tree Swallows, Red-winged Blackbird, Canada Geese and a female Cardinal. 




2. The American Robin seem to be a common sight lately. They are everywhere.  




3. The Tree Swallows were doing their thing, catching bugs around the Hashawha Lake. 




4. I captured this Red-winged Blackbird singing, they are common birds seen here. I think they like the wetland area around the Hashawha Lake. 






5. The Northern Parula are breeders in my area, I heard and saw this male Northern Parula in a Redbud tree. 





6.  Northern Parula, singing a happy song.  A male Northern Parula is showing off the beautiful colors around it's throat. 





6. April 25-27th, I have been enjoying my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. It is great to see them return to my yard each spring. 

The male Hummingbird has a beautiful ruby jewel necklace. 





7.  April 27th, a female Bluebird was checking out my yard and birdhouses, all our plants are looking pretty, there is Creeping Phlox near my metal Moose and little pond, a Gray Catbird, Bleeding Heart, Pink Dogwood and Pink Azaleas. 





8. April 30th , we have been enjoying our walks to the lake with the dogs. One day we spooked a Green Heron that was in a cove area, the birds are just singing like crazy now. I am hearing the Pine Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbirds, Wood Thrush, Various woodpeckers, Catbirds and other resident birds. We are blessed to have all this right here in our neighborhood. 





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!


116 comments:

  1. The parula is a lovely bird to see in your neighborhood. I like all your critters in today's post. Thank you for hosting!

    best.... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Marie! We are lucky to see some great spring/summer birds in our neighborhood.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. Hello, Hope you are doing fine. Another beautiful post, Great pics.
    Thanks a lot for hosting. Stay Safe.
    Happy Memorial Day, Prayers _()_

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

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  3. Eileen You son's dogs have you walking in beautiful areas and so many birds singing at this time of the year is a real blessing. Also it is wonderful to see the Hummingbirds return to your feeders in your garden and the flowers are all blooming well and are very pretty. I see you have the Love Lies Bleeding plants and I have it also. I think I might look out and buy a white one.. Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a great weekend and wonderful week ahead. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The white Bleeding Heart would look pretty too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. All your captures are of lovely cute critters!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Beautiful birds and I can also see beautiful flowers. Happy weekend.

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

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    The birds are very pretty. I must be wonderful to walk in the woods with your dogs. The Bleeding heart blooms here too. They are so beautiful in spring.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! The bleeding heart is a beautiful plant.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful pictures you could take during your walk.
    The singing Red-winged Blackbird is my favorite.
    The last collage is also really beautiful, nice area to walk with the dogs.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  8. You are rich in birds and wisdom!

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

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  9. I haven't seen a single American Robin here yet...they are plain beautiful...gosh, the male hummingbird is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Angie! The Male hummer is beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. you are so fortunate to have all this wildlife around you. I have the deers they are relative common, but birds....they just fly by my area, so further north of my place seem to be many but here it is empty. Where there used to be hundreds of cots there are now, I think six. At least I spotten one on a nest. So I hope this one makes it. Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I love seeing your deer, they are beautiful critters.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. All warblers are beautiful, of course, but a Northern Parula seems to have a special zing to it. We saw several while we were away on vacation.

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    1. Thank you David! The Northern Parula is a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. Hari OM]
    Some truly lovely shots here today, Eileen... can I choose a favourite??? Well, if pushed, it might be the singing Redwing! Have a safe and reflective Memorial Weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! It is nice to hear the Red-wing Blackbird singing.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  14. We have had a cool spring so far here too. Thanks for sharing your collection of critters: my fav today is the Northern Parula.
    Happy Saturday and happy weekend, kind Eileen and finally thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Luisella! The Northern Parula is one of my favorites too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. ...I love the Red-wing Blackbird, they sure want their presence known! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice post with all these special kind of birds. So very nice.
    Good shots.

    Greetings, Marco

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

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  17. I'd not heard of a parula until today! Where have I been?! Glad you are there. Thanks for hosting. Have a great one.

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

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  18. The hummingbird's ruby jewel necklace is stunning! You've captured some lovely bird photographs, and I liked looking at them individually. Pink-white flowers bloom to be decorating your area.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! The Hummer is beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. My favourite is the Northern Parula, and the rest of them are beautiful Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Bob! The Parula is a beauty! Have a great day and happy new week ahead.

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  20. Lovely shots, Eileen! Some wonderful birds there!

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

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  21. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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    1. Thanks again, hope you have a happy new week!

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  22. There are vultures here but I haven’t seen one. Love those tree swallows and the noisy male red-winged blackbirds. Such a beautiful group of feathered friends, Eileen. Happy weekend.

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

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  23. How wonderful to have that close by! And the Parula is a beauty! The birds are singing like crazy in the woods here now too and some of them we can ID just by their song. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! It is good to be able to id the birds by their sounds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  24. what an amazing selection of birds today. i don't think i have ever seen a northern parula and it is quite a beautiful bird. such pretty hummingbirds, i am only seeing a very few here. and lastly, those red winged black birds, i have been chasing them with my camera, your images are awesome!! i was able to link in today on my computer and i can see everyone else, yay!! many thanks for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The Parula is a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  25. that little parula has the shape of my favorite types of birds, round and pudgy and cute.. we have a lot of black birds, 4 different types and sizes.. and a lot of woodpeckers, 3 different ones and they are making a racket, we have never had this many.. i sat out in the chair at 2 am while beau ate grass to throw up, and listened to our screech owls talking. at least something good happenes when i have to be outside with him.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I would like to hear the screech owls here. Hope your day is great.

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  26. The birds singing amid the blossoms makes a beautiful picture and the birds on the wire remind me of the Leonard Cohen song. :)

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

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  27. Great photos!
    Beautiful portrait of the Red-winged Blackbird!
    Have a blessed day!

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

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  28. So many great photos. Love all the collages. That northern parula is new to me and so pretty. Love the hummer, too. Have a good Memorial Day weekend!

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

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  29. Extra glorious photos today. That red wing singing is a fabulous capture and oh, those birds in the redbuds! Lovely, Eileen. Happy weekend!

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

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  30. This is a great journal page for showing the critters that you see on your many walks. You just have to go for a good walk to find many critters.

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    1. Thank you Red! We do enjoy our outings, there is always something to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  31. I wish that I got Hummingbirds visiting my deck but no luck so far. I should try a feeder for them.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I have two feeders and some plants that the hummers love. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  32. I would love to see a Northern Parula...think I spelled that right. Think I will go look for more pics. Love the Red-winged blackbird songs. When I saw your pic I could almost swear I heard him singing. LOL

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

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  33. OH MY WORD, Eileen, these are stunning photos of the birds you have seen, I feel quite humbled by the paltry effort I have to submit. I loved the Northern Parula with it's beautiful neck colors. And the Redwinged blackbird is very similar to our Red-shouldered Widowbird. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this meme. It keeps me looking for birds and other critters. Thank you for visiting my blog, Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! The Northern Parula is a beautiful bird. I hope you continue to have fun on your outings with Skabby and looking for new birds. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  34. Excellent photos. Favorites are the robin and the red winged black bird!!!

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  35. All birds photos are amazing but Red-winged Blackbird is really very different and very interesting. İ really would love to listen its sing. Thanks for all photos and information. Have a wonderful Sunday. Greetings.

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

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  36. A beautiful post the birds and flowers! I also enjoy hearing a Parula around they good to come and sit and sing for us. I hope you enjoy the Hoilday weekend.

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

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  37. Lovely shots. Happy Memorial Day to everyone.

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    1. Hello Klara,thank you for your comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  38. You are blessed indeed. Thank you for sharing the beauty around you.

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

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  39. All of those birds and them singing too! It seems you are in he throes of the breeding season there Eileen. I wish I could see those Red-winged Blackbirds, the parulas and the American Robins, they are all so colourful. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for the link up today.

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    1. Thank you Phil. I am enjoying hearing all the birds singing. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  40. As always (I sound like a broken record, I know( you see some amazing birds. And terrific photo collages Eileen.
    Have a terrific week ahead, and thanks for sharing your link. Happy birding!

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

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  41. such magnificent shots dear Eileen ! loved each one thoroughly oh thank you so much for bringing the beauty of nature and sharing .they just make my day and sometime gratitude makes my eyes teary ! blessings!

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

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  42. These are wonderful photos--and not easy to get. Thanks for this post, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I appreciate your comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  43. Red wing blackbirds are quite territorial this time of year.

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    1. Thank you William! have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. Dear Eileen,
    You have once again succeeded in taking wonderful bird shots, and even if they are common birds for you, they are very special sights for me. I try to imagine the songs of the singing birds :-) I was also happy to accompany you again on the walks to the lake with the dogs!
    Unfortunately I only have a few "real" animals for you today, only one butterfly, but also a stone lion and a painted horse...
    Have a pleasant new week and a good start into June!
    All the best,
    Traude
    (just returned from a holiday in Mallorca)
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/05/italien-reisebericht-cortona-mit.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I enjoyed your animals and travel report. Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  45. love to see Swallows sitting with calm and peace....
    great shot

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

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  46. Love the Red winged Blackbird pic..good catch..Great pics as always..Have a wonderful Memorial day..

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

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  47. Wonderful photo's. I see birds often when I walk, but rarely take pictures of them. They're pretty much the same here day after day with little variation. But, I love the Red Wing Blackbirds. Haven't seen any in awhile though and need to keep an eye peeled.
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    Oh forgot I wanted to say, I've not yet seen any Hummingbirds and I have 3 feeders out.

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    1. Thank you Sandy! The hummers are busy with their nest and all the nature flowers. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  48. Eileen - you are blessed to have so many critters in your own backyard or within walking distance! I "met" some new birds during our recent trip to Grand Cayman and I look forward to sharing them in a future post. I am also anxious to get home and re-fill our bird feeders, as well as checking on the progress of my garden! Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I hope you had a great trip. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  49. You really do have the best birds in your yard and in your nearby parks. And you really do take the best pictures!! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see that parula -- that would definitely be a new bird for me.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! The Parula is a lovely bird. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  50. I love the Red winged Blackbird photo, too. I've neither seen them nor heard their singing in person. Have a nice week ahead.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! The birds are singing loudly here, every morning. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  51. The Northern Parula is gorgeous!!! That photo of the Red-winged Blackbird is great! He looks like he has a lot on his mind lol! Our spring is pretty cool so far too, but it hasn't stopped those darn black flies!

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    1. Thank you Rain! We have warmer weather now, the black flies are awful. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  52. Always a wonderful array of beautiful photos of our feathered friends ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  53. A wonderful series of birds Eileen. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Red-winged blackbird singing. Your photos are so sharp and clear.

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

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  54. lovely colors of Red-winged Blackbird...
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  55. Hello Eileen
    I hope you enjoyed the memorial weekend.
    Your photographs here are lovely.
    I always enjoy seeing robins, one of my favourite birds.

    Have a lovely week.

    All the best Jan

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  56. Maravillosas aves. Gracias y besos.

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

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  57. Preciosas fotos. Os deseo un buen junio.Gracias Eileen.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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