Saturday, June 18, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 444

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Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


Happy Father's Day weekend! 

I am sharing a few days, the photos were all taken on our neighborhood walks with the dogs and a few from my backyard. 

1. May 18th, our local walk on the fire road with the grand-dogs. I was able to capture somewhat of a decent photo of the Eastern Wood Pewee, view of the fire road and the dogs.





2. A larger view of the Eastern Wood Pewee, they have the wing bars and I think I can make out a partial eye ring.





3. May 19th,  another fire road walk different direction from our walk the day before.  The Indigo Bunting was singing loudly from a nearby tree top, American Goldfinches were pecking at something on a pine tree and a few Yellow-rumped Warblers..





4.  Is this a Magnolia Warbler or a Yellow-rumped Warbler. This bird has a broken eye-ring, yellow on the sides with white underparts and black streaks.

Edit: thanks to Sondra and Ken for confirming my Magnolia Warbler.




5. Along the fire road I found a few  Magnolia Warblers. A few were chasing each other around the trees and bushes. I do believe they are breeders in my area. 





6. May 20th, another local walk with the dogs. We have lots of fire roads here that wind through the Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed and our neighborhood. This walk is one of my favorites, I usually always see birds in this area. The Slider Turtles were lined up on a log, a Chipping Sparrow and a Red-eyed Vireo were also seen on this walk.





7. We saw two Spotted Sandpipers in an area where a creek goes into the reservoir. 





8. May 20th,  I've been hearing and seeing the Pileated Woodpeckers in our yard. They have plenty of wood piles to peck away.




9. May 21st, another walk with the dogs on the fire road, the Pink Lady Slippers were still blooming nicely and hubby and I found a Box Turtle next to the trail. 





10. May 22nd, a walk on my favorite fire road to the lake, The grand dogs will miss these walks, we are still waiting to hear when my son's home will be finished. I was happy to find a Baltimore Oriole nest in this area and a pretty male spotted in the tree tops above our heads. 





11. May 22nd, the male Baltimore Oriole. The male Baltimore Oriole has a black head, orange and black wing and orange rump and underparts.




I hope you enjoyed my photos, the grand-dogs, the birds and a few critters. 



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. So much to see on your walks with your dogs. Nice photos of the birds, dogs and plants. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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    1. Thank you William! The dogs are cuties!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Always a pleasure to view your captures! Happy weekend!

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

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  4. Oh, the different coloured feathers, all so lovely. And safe walks to take the dogs on, you would so appreciate being away from traffic and busy roads.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Yes, we are lucky to have such great places to walk right outside our door.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. So many beautiful sightings of birds from your walks. Nicely captured!

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Lovely selection of birds and of course your grand dogs but the one I love the best is the male Baltimore Oriole. Thanks for hosting Eileen, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. MAny thanks for commenting on my blog

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The Oriole is a beautiful bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    I surely enjoyed your post. The Sandpiper is among my favourites.
    Happy Father's day weekend! All the best!

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

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  8. Fantastic birds! I love orioles. The woodpecker is great too.

    Thanks for hosting.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I love the Orioles too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Hari Om
    ...and you'll miss having the dogs, I am sure! What a wonderful array of images again, Eileen - it is a weekly joy and privilege to get to share these walks and sightings with you! YAM xx

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

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  10. Hello Eileen,

    All the birds are so pretty. I love the pink Lady Slipper. It must be wonderful to see it in it's natural habitat.
    Take care and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I am happy to see the Lady Slipper return each year.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos and collages you show again.
    My favorite is photo 4 and 11.
    Your dogs are so cute.
    Would you mind posting my link.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! The dogs are cute, we enjoy walking them.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. It is a real privilege to have a walk like this so close to home. The variety of birds is quite amazing.

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    1. Thank you David! I am happy with all the birds I see here in my neighborhood.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Dearest Eileen,
    You've got some beautiful nature shots again. I especially like the photo of the warbler flying up (No. 4). And the male Baltimore Oriole glows so wonderfully orange-yellow. Pink Lady Slippers are beautiful plants, I didn't know them before - and the thought is very exciting for a Central European to find a Box Turtle next to the trail! (Something like that never happens here, unless the turtle escaped somewhere ;-))
    Adorable as always the granddogs <3
    All the best from Austria and have a nice weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/06/wildalpen-und-mariazell.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! The Box Turtles are endangered in my area, too many people taking them home up as pets..
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. Great photos! My favourite is the warbler in flight. Well done. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I got lucky with that warbler shot.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Beautifu shots of all the critters. Love those dogs! Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  16. Tão lindos teus mosaicos e seleção de teus bichos ...Adoro ver e gosto muito aos sábados de encontrar essas belezas aqui! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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

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

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  18. ...Eileen, thank for sharing this fabulous post. I hope that the fathers in your family have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Tom! Happy Father's Day!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. Beautiful photos of the critters! I love esp. the male Baltimore Oriole...which I have never seen one over here. Thanks for sharing, Eileen.

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

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  20. The bird with outstretched wings is such a pretty shot. Thanks as always for sharing the natural wonders in your world!

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  21. LOvely photos all! My fav was that bird flying and maybe tasting something on that leaf.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I think the warbler was trying to eat something there. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Love Love the Warbler and the peewee is so cute. the grand dogs look happy as larks...

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The grand-dogs are happy when out walking. Have a great weekend.

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  23. What a lovely walk with lots of beautiful critters to spot and photograph, Eileen! Happy Father's Day! (our Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September!)

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

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

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  25. The colours of that Oriole are wonderful,Eileen. You always see such a variety of creatures. Thanks for hosting us and for all you kind comments.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! The Orioles are beautiful. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  26. Hello Eileen, Thank for sharing your neighbourhood walks again. I especially enjoy seeing your Baltimore Orioles as it’s not a bird or colouration I would see one over here in UK. Thanks for sharing Eileen. I hope that that you have a lovely Father’s Day and thanks for the links again.

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    1. Thanks Phil! The Oriole is a beauty, their bright orange color really stands out. Have a happy weekend.

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  27. Great photos! I especially like the Warbler in flight photo!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea! I was happy getting that Warbler in flight photo. Have a happy weekend.

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  28. It's a very active and interesting part of the year when birds are breeding. The males are in full color . You've picked some colorful birds like the oriole.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Red! The Oriole is a beautiful and colorful bird. Have a great weekend.

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  29. Good morning Rain suggested your link up, as I love nature and a happy community. I noticed you have a large link up-does everyone visit all on the link up list? thanks Kathy

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    1. Hello Kathy,
      I am happy to meet another nature lover, it was nice of Rain to suggest visiting my blog. I usually visit everyone that links up or makes a comment. Have a great day!

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  30. you are so lucky to see so many beautiful birds on your walks. the warblers and the oriole were my favorites, they have such outstanding colors!! i know you are very happy to have the dogs to walk with you!! enjoy today, it is a beautiful morning...many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The Orioles are beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. Oh sweet. Baltimore Orioles are really amazing I know that granddogs will miss these walks and you Eileen

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

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  32. You captured some beautiful photos of birds I never see. Love that Oriole especially. And the pups…always the pups.

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    1. Thank you Marie! The Orioles is my favorite too. Happy weekend to you!

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  33. Great photos of your 'grand dogs' and our feathered friends ~ lovely collages ~ 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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  34. I loved the Baltimore Orioles, so colorful. The Eastern Wood Pewee is distinctive. I see so much on your posts.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! The Orioles are colorful!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. Hope you are doing fine. So beautiful photos.
    Great post. Greetings.

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

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  36. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for all these beautiful photographs and mosaics.
    You certainly saw a good variety of birds.
    Have a lovely Fathers Day weekend, we will be spending time with some of our family.

    All the best Jan

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

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  37. Hi Eileen
    You always see such a wonderful array of birds and water fowl, etc. I'm sure it is pure pleasure to live in such a beautiful place! Ha[[y Father's Day to your husband and son. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Pat! Happy Father's Day to your husband. Take care, have a great new week!

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  38. HI Eileen, what a gorgeous walk you had with amazing birdlife...I didn't real all the comments so someone may have already pointed out that your warbler is an Adult Magnolia Warbler, a great find...the bar across the chest is not something you would see in a yellow rump and the streaking down the sides is like racing stripes in my mind...they do have an broken eye ring and bright yellow bellies..the male would have a black mask and black back. Amazing bird. Enjoy fathers day.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I appreciate the Mangolia Warbler id help. Take care, have a great new week!

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  39. Thank you for sharing these delightful walks!

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

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  40. I always am in awe of the beautiful birds you share Eileen. It is hard to pick favorites and I generally don't but No. 4 is a great capture of the warbler. Your grand dogs are also very cute. Thank you for another great Saturday Critters and have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  41. Eileen - where do I start? I love the Indigo Bunting, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Baltimore Oriole. And of course, the Box Turtle is adorable! We normally get a Painted Turtle visitor in June, but no sightings yet!

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

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  42. The Lady's Slipper is so nice to see. We had them in Illinois but so far here in Connecticut I have not found any. Our warblers were few and not very diverse this spring. Your Magnolia Warbler is distinguished by its tail pattern. Their plumage can otherwise be rather varied-- from the side it resembled a Prairie Warbler. Our granddaughters will be spending the day with bot sets of grandparents and extended family for a pool party today. It is starting out cold and rainy, but here's hoping. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Ken! I appreciate the help with the Magnolia Warbler. Take care, have a great new week!

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  43. I always enjoy your captures, Eileen.

    Such amazing bird sightings from your walks.

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

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  44. I do so enjoy your photos...love that oriole. Once in a blue moon one passes through here. I used to see them where I worked. Love the turtles on the log. Oh, love the waterfalls photo in the previous post.

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

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  45. aww... great photo of Magnolia Warbler .... wonderful

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  46. I do love woodpeckers, except when my cabin is their heart's desire. - Margy

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    1. Thank you Margy. The Woodpeckers are a favorite of mine too. Take care, have a great new week!

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  47. Always enjoy seeing all your critter pictures.

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

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  48. What beautiful places to walk and take the dogs along. Each pathway looks well manicured, though wild. Do you all get many Ticks up your way? The birds are all wonderful and I love the rich colours of the male Baltimore Oriole. What a delightful post. I have missed you and I so hope I can keep on this. Just so much going on here all of the time. Hugs~

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, I have found a few ticks on myself and picked a few of the dogs. The Orioles are so colorful and pretty. I appreciate the link, comment and visit. Take care, have a great new week!

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  49. Your walks are so alive with wildlife. I miss that in my life now. Beautiful photos, but the special one to me is the Baltimore Oriole. Such a gorgeous bird. When we lived in Panama, Central America we would see trees filled with their hanging nests. Really looked amazing.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. I appreciate the comment and your visit. The Orioles nest is cool, it looks like a hanging basket.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  50. Love the coloring of all the different birds you were able to capture with your camera, Eileen. That Oriole has such a lovely deep color.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Yes, the Oriole is a beauty! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  51. I would love to stroll along those pathways to explore nature and its different kinds of life. I'm glad you guys could walk frequently into the woods to watch birds and wild blooms. Lovely photos, as usual. I hope your hubby had a great father's day.

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

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  52. Gran frase Eileen. Amemos la vida. Preciosa foto de ese puente.
    Buen martes.
    Un abrazo .

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  53. Tus paseos son preciosos con tanta variedad de aves, me encantaría pasear por ahí. Besos y abrazos.

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  54. enjoy seeing your photos of birds, plants and dogs...
    thank you for sharing

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

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  55. Hello Eileen, I enjoy and appreciate every one of your posts. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Have a happy day and take good care. See you again soon ... probably on Saturday. 😊 (No reply necessary.)

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    1. Thank you John! I am happy you like my post, I like reporting on my sightings. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  56. You have some especially beautiful sightings in this one. And I do love the dogs, too!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The birds are a beautiful sight. Have a great day!

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  57. Great pictures Eileen. I have been in hospital with dreaded Covid.

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    1. Hello Bob, I hope you are recovered from Covid and home from the hospital.
      Take care, stay well. Have a great day!

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