Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 463

 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 more Kauai photos, I will be sharing some more of my lifer birds. Going through my photos so far I found 16 new birds in Kauai. My life list is up to 496. These photos are from Anini Beach and the Hanalei NWR. 


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1. Sept 26, below scenes and birds seen at the Anini Beach Park. A cute dog and his Mama go sailing, hubby snorkeling, chicken, White-rumped Shama, Anini Beach, a view of the Kileaua Point Lighthouse, Red-crested Cardinal, mural on the restroom, two Red-crested Cardinals.





2. The White-rumped Shama is a thrush like bird, non-native and was introduced to Kauai. It is black with the white spot on the rump and has a brick orange breast and belly and a long black tail.





3. The Red-crested Cardinals were one of my favorite Kauai birds. 





4.  We visited the Hanalei NWR, it is were we saw the Hawaiian Coot and the Hawaiian Gallinule, the Hawaiian Nene Goose and a distant Black-crowned Night Heron. We walked a little on the Okolehao Trail, mostly a dirt trail with lots of tree roots. I heard a lot of birds on this trail but they were hidden in all the greenery. 





5. The Nene Goose is found exclusively found on the Hawaiian Islands. It is Hawaii's State Bird. Status is endangered.  





6. The Hawaiian Coot, it is smaller than the American Coot with a larger more bulbous frontal shield above the white bill.





7. Hawaiian Gallinule or also called the Hawaiian Moorhen, the difference from our Moorhen is their shorter wings and longer legs. It has the red bill with a yellow tip. 





8. A view of the Hanalei NWR from the overlook. We started off our walk down in the valley, you can just barely make out the one lane road next to the stream.  




A bonus image, we went for a visit to see the grandkids after being away. Here is hubby (Pop-pop) dancing with Wyatt and it looks like the grand-dogs wanted to dance too. 





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 Heidrun's Mosaic Monday Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   I hope you check out the Mosaic post with Heidrun.   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!

126 comments:

  1. Great to see the Hawaiian birds! Did you see the Hawaiian duck, their local species of mallard?

    Thanks for hosting this!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I had a very distant look at some ducks, too far away to count as an actual sighting.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. Your Hawaiian lifers are so familiar to me. The White-rumped Shama is commonly sighted here in one of the birding hotspots. Always a joy to sight. The bonus pic is so cute!

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. The White-rumped Shama is beautiful, I was happy to be able to see it.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Love the variety of birds you have here, Eileen. All very different from ours.
    That photo of Wyatt is adorable!

    Have a great weekend 💐

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    1. Thank you Veronica! Wyatt is a sweetie!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Wonderful to see so many birds at the Beach Park and walking trail. Looks like your grand-dogs want to join in the fun with pop-pop and grand child. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The dogs wanted to be part of the fun.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. From a snorkel to a dance !!! Love all those scenes, specially the dog complete with his own lifejacket. Matches the man with the snorkel.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Hubby was the man snorkeling.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Wow! 16 new birds and close to 500 in your lifetime! That is an amazing amount! Well done. What a sweet photo of pop pop and Wyatt! The pups were happy to see you, too. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I hope to increase my bird life list.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. The White-rumped Shama looks so beautiful. I have never seen one here though. I would love to take a walk daily in that valley!

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    1. Thank you Angie! It is a beautiful place for a walk.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. isn't it wonderful to see new birds and get lifters Eileen. Looks like a beautiful area you were in and lot os birds to see. Your grandson is growing up fast. Kids always love to dance don't they? Thanks for hosting and also for commenting on my posts. I hope you have a wonderful week and a peaceful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Wyatt seems to love music and dancing.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Dearest Eileen; Hi, So sorry that I just linked the same post I did last week. Iwas SO busy & must have been a bit confused p;-) I'm going to write new one from now. I'll write comment after finished linking mine. Truly sorry; Lots of Love; Miyako.

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

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

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  11. So good to observe different types of birds in your post. Mine is not a bird again.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      I enjoyed your ladybug photo and post.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful photos and collages you show.
    Photo 8 is really beautiful what a beautiful vieuw this is.
    Your grandchild is also dancing is great, enjoy it, they are grown up again so quickly.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a nice weekend, it seems like summer here nature is completely upset in the south of the country it was 24 degrees celcius yesterday.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! Yes, the kiddies are growing quickly.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful images and views. The White-rumped Shama is my favorite bird today.
    I love to see your bonus image too. They are all very cute!
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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

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  14. It is really quite sad that so many of Hawaii's birds are introduced species and that native birds cling to a precarious existence, many critically endangered.

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

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  15. Hari OM
    What a joy to see so many different birds and be able to tick of your bucket list! (And I am sure the grand dogs were very excited to see their 'other pawrents' home again!!!) YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! The grand-dogs are happy to see us.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. What a fun adventure you had. The pups and grandie must have been excited to see you!

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

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  17. ...of course I enjoyed see all of the Hawaii pictures, but your little fellow was the star! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Tom! We think Wyatt is a star too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. Como são lindas todas essas aves que encontras, dos mais diferentes tipos!
    Lindas! E a foto dos dançarinos linda!
    ADOREI ver até os cachorros na dança! beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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

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  19. Dearest Eileen,
    how wonderful to see all your Hawaiian bird discoveries. You obviously had a wonderful vacation!
    I also particularly love the image of dancing with the grandson - isn't it great to play with the little ones? We also enjoy being grandparents very much! :-D
    Thank you for your loving words about our farewell to Nina!
    I wish you wonderful last days of October and Happy Halloween!
    All the best from Austria,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/10/lebenszeichen-herbstimpressionen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude! I appreciate your visit and comments. We do enjoy spending time with our grandsons, they are growing quickly. Happy Halloween! Have a great weekend.

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  20. Thanks for sharing the variety of Hawaiian critters you had the pleasure to see there. Interesting, always.
    Wyatt is in good company with his dogs. They all must enjoy.
    All the best! Happy weekend!

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

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  21. Hi Eileen, I enjoyed all the photos from your Hawaiian trip. I admire your birding life list … wow, 496 is wonderful. I wish I had started a list years ago but, sadly, I never did. Your comments about the Coot and Moorhen and the differences between the ones in Hawaii and the ones here on the Mainland are interesting. Being separated by such a long distance over water, might have been the reason for differences in their evolution? I am curious about that. My favorite photos in this post are: The view of Hanalei NWR from the overlook, and, of course, Wyatt and Pop-pop dancing with the dogs. 😊 Thanks, as always, for hosting and sharing Saturday’s Critters and thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Have a happy weekend! John

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    1. Thank you John, for the link and comment. I did try to research and learn more about the birds I saw while visiting Kauai. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. Nice variety of photos, Eileen. I enjoy seeing them. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  23. A lovely selection of critter snaps, as usual, Eileen! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the new week ahead.

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

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  24. Hi Eileen...so great to see your Hawaiian birds, as well as your grandson dancing with his grandfather! Have a great weekend.

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

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  25. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures with all these beautiful birds. Very special.
    Funny picture of dancing Wyatt. It's so nice to play with the kids. Enjoy of this time!!

    Many greetings and hug,
    Marco

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

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  26. LOVE the dancers! the red head bird is my fav also and i zoomed in and it looks like a cross between a dove/blue jay, with a white body and red head. now that is exotic. bob would love to snorkel

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The Red-crested Cardinal is a beauty, one of my favorites.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. I enjoyed the glimpse of the Hawaiian birds. The cardinal is so pretty and you were lucky to see the endangered goose. It is hard to believe that your little grandson is dancing already. Adorable!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Wyatt is growing quickly and his little brother is catching up.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. its always a pleasure to see the places you have traveled and the cool birds you saw while there

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. Hawaiin bird life is very interest as they have enough different birds. I remember liking the red cardinal.

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

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  30. Hello Eileen, :=)
    Interesting new birds for you and me both. I love the White-rumped Shama and the red heads, they look like their colours are red, white and blue of the American flag, but perhaps the blue I see is grey! The red crested Cardinals are beautiful. Lovely view of the valley and best of all is the picture of Wyatte dancing with Granddad, I'll bet it was such a happy reunion.
    Warm Good Wishes Eileen and thank you so much for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! the red-crested Cardinal has more of a grayish back, white front and the red-crest. We are always happy to visit with our grandsons and family. Have a great weekend.

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  31. It is nice to see all these photos. You have encountered different birds. The view of the Hanalei NWR is amazing. I really like the photo of your grand kid with his grandfather. It is lovely and cute.
    Have a great weekend!

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

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  32. Oh such lovely and different bird photos from Hawaiian trip and the best photo of all ~ Your grand son and grand doggies ~ 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! It is a treat to visit with the grandsons and family.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. You saw so many birds. Four more and you hit 500 - amazing.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! It took me a long time to reach 496.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. What a fabulous trip and those Cardinals would have been a fav for me too! And oh what fun to DANCE with the little ones. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! The Red-crested Cardinals are beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. Che bello vedere queste foto.
    E che tenerezza nonno e nipote che ballano insieme.

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

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  36. Nice variety of birds and beautiful scenery. The cardinal is special, as is the panoramic view of the preserve.

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

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  37. Fabulous birds, for is my favourite the Red-crested Cardinals, beautiful Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! I appreciate the link and comment. Enjoy the rest of your day and weekend.

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  38. Lovely to see all the birds - beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  39. The birds are plentiful on the Hawaiian islands. I saw several of the same birds on the Big Island. The red-crested cardinals are colorful and were one of my favorites as well.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I do like finding the birds, the Red-crested was one of my favorites. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  40. That last photo is so precious!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  41. Awesome photos, Thanks a lot for hosting.

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    1. Thanks so much for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  42. The white rumped shama is all new to me!!
    Love the ne-ne goose of course. Seeing them on Oahu was a great experience for me

    Thanks for taking time to link in!!

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    1. Thank you Anni! It was great seeing new to me birds in Kauai. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  43. Oh Eileen, I've never even heard of a white rumped Shama (or white-rumped anything, for that matter!) What a fine sighting. And your grand photos are grand! Big smiles!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The White-rumped Shama was a great sighting for me. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  44. The wildlife of Hawaii looks rich. The sound of “Nene" Goose is lovely and their appearance is beautiful. People must work hard on their conservation. The happy dancing with Wyatt and the surrounding dogs made me smile.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! The Nene Geese are pretty. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  45. It looks heavenly down in the valley and I can see the lane by the stream. But it was Wyatt dancing that stole the show. :)

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    1. Thank you Mara! We enjoy seeing and making Wyatt smile, he is adorable. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  46. Lovely Hawaiian Gallinule.... wonderful shots

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    1. Thank you Tanza! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  48. Lovely captures! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks so much for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  49. Siempre buenas fotos Eileen. Hoy la mejor la Wyatt con su abuelo 💗😘
    Buen domingo.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  50. Hello Eileen
    Thank you for sharing more lovely photographs from your holiday.
    I especially enjoyed seeing The Nene Goose and of course your lovely bonus photograph with Wyatt dancing.

    Enjoy these last few days of October and have a happy month of November.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Wyatt is a sweetie! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

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  51. Tu reportaje precioso, especialmente la foto de tu nieto. Muchos besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  52. Hi Eileen! I love the photos - Of course seeing the Grand-dogs and the fun dancing, you can't help but smile and see the love there! 🥰

    And what an interesting bird the Red-crested Cardinal is - I've never heard of them, I'm off to read a bit about them - How cool are they?

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    1. Thank you Kim! The Red-crested Cardinal is a beautiful bird. Take care, enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  53. Hello, Dearest Eileen; First of all, so sorry for my late commenting. As always, I truly enjoyed the rare birdies from your post ♬  I enjoyed enlarging your collage p;-) Hawaiian Gallinule looks truly rare for me. I wish I can have a healthy & lovely walk like you. Thank you very much for gorgeous view & sweet picture of your son with grandson. Although I wish I can have dog, we (hubby & I) got a bit old for having one, haha. Lots of Love from Japan; Miyako

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  54. thank you for exceptionally awesome images dear Eileen .your grandchild dancing looks so cute :) how nice that pet dancing along :)
    i so enjoyed the spectacular vies and gorgeous birds ,the blackbird looks divine and so are the red cardinals . ducks and birds shots are beautiful too
    more joy to you and your!

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  55. You have great capture of Red-crested Cardinals... beautiful.

    # Happy Halloween

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    1. Happy Halloween, Thanks for the visit and comment. The Red-crested Cardinals are beautiful. Have a great new week!

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  56. First of all, that photo of your adorable grandson and the granddogs is a real treasure Eileen. Wyatt looks likes he’s having a whole lot of fun with Pop-pop. Also a great collection from your trip to Kauia. Very enjoyable to see all the birds and scenery. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Denise! We are always happy to visit with our grandsons and see the grand-dogs. Take care, have great day and happy week ahead.

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  57. Always a great pleasure to read your posts, to see such lovely birds ... the nature around your home.

    Happy Halloween :)

    Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! Take care, have great day and happy week ahead.

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  58. Speaking of snorkeling, I saw on the news that they carved pumpkins under water in the Florida Keys. The fish loved the guts!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! It is interesting the fish like the pumpkin guts, I have seen bears eating it too. Take care, have great day and happy week ahead.

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  59. That's a lovely series of photos and a great range of birds! I love nene geese! There are some at some of our bird reserves over here, where they've been bred in captivity with some of the offspring then released back in Hawaii.

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    1. Thank You Juliet! That is wonderful the reserves there are helping out with the Nene Geese. Take care, have great day and happy week ahead.

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  60. Hi Eileen, thanks for visiting my tour through France - nice pics here - I´ve never been to Hawaii - and I think I will not get to it the next time.
    Have a good time and all the best
    Violetta

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

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  61. always such interesting critters and places to share Eileen. We had some blue wrens and "28" parrots visiting our camp the last 3 days while we have been out camping. So lovely. Enjoy the rest of your week, and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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    1. Thank you Jill, I appreciate your visit and comment. I would love to see the Blue Wren, they sound lovely. Take care, enjoy your day and new week!

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  62. Estou adorando descobrir as maravilhas do Havai, através das suas formidáveis imagens, Eileen!
    E grata pelo adorável bónus da última foto! O seu netinho está lindo! Há que aproveitar esta fase ao máximo!
    Um beijinho! Saúde e felicidades para todos! Boa semana!
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana! we do love spending time with our grandsons, they are a joy! Have a happy day!

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

BTW, Anonymous comments unless a name is included will not be published. Also, comments with links will be deleted.

Have a happy day, Eileen

Saturday's Critters # 549

  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 ...