Saturday, November 5, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 464

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

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

I am still making my way through our Kauai trip photos. One of my favorite birds to see was the Rose-ringed Parakeet. I am a fan of Parrots, Parakeets and Macaws. It is sad that this bird is considered an invasive species in Kauai, they are native to India. They are known to destroy crops, such as corn crops and fruit trees. Kauai residents are not happy with thousands of these birds coming in screeching loudly and leaving behind their droppings. I knew I would never be visiting India so I was a happy birder to see hundreds of these Parakeets fly in at sunset to roost in a large group of palm trees near a Mexican Restaurant called Monico's in Kapa'a. 


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1. Sept 27, a mosiac showing the Rose-Ringed parakeets in Kapaa Kauai.





2. I loved seeing all the parakeets, it was a sight to see and hear these birds come in waves and land in the palm trees. 





3. Photos are NOT the greatest, the sun was setting and we were a distance from the palm trees. 





4. With the sunset, the lighting was not the best for taking photos of the birds. I did try to brighten the photos some for better viewing. 





5. This is a view of the palm tree across the street from the restaurant, the birds landed at the very top of these trees. 




6. When I said there were waves of these Rose-ringed Parakeets flying in, this was one of the waves.  You can imagine the sound coming from all these birds, I enjoyed the show. 




7. There were times the Parakeets got lost in the palm leaves, I was able to see some of these pretty birds out in the open. 




8. We enjoyed our dinner at the Monico's Mexican Restaurant in Kapa'a , I loved seeing the Rose-ringed parakeets flying in to roost for the night. 




Coming soon, more scenes and birds from our visit to Kauai. 


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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 . I hope you check out all the Mosaic posts with the hostess Heidrun. 

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!

134 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Fortunately, here on Oahu they are small numbers still. I always enjoy seeing them though. Thanks, Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! I really enjoyed seeing these Parakeets.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  2. Hello, Hope your doing well. So nice pics.
    Loved Parakeet pics. Stay well. Happy weekend.

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

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  3. Parakeet is one of my favourite birds. I have never seen such big numbers of parakeets such as these. Beautiful photos with the palm trees.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! They are one of my favorite birds, I have so many favorites.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. What a wonderful sight to see and sound to hear Eileen as evening falls. I remember seeing the same kind of thing from my bedroom balcony in Costa Rica. Thrilling. Thanks for hosting and all the comments you leave. I hope you week ahead will be wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! It was a thrilling sight to see!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Hello Eileen and thanks for sharing your experience with the Parakeets. Sad to say, but here we are starting having the same problem with deer. They are cute and nice, but they are too many. They don't have natural enemies.
    Anyway both parakeets and deer are a cute view.
    Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! The deer here are controlled by the hunting.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  6. Gy morning Eileen. That's a good description of the Rose ringed Parakeets of them arriving in waves. I remember the doing just that around the Taj Mahal in India. Very noisy creatures and not one of my favorite birds. Thank you the link up today and have a fun weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil! I think it would be cool to see the Taj Mahal.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. Parakeets are so loud! We always have a large group of them in front of our house and they are simply LOUD!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I can't imagine having these birds outside my house, what a sight.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  8. Dearest Eillen; Wow, these many parakeets gather around, I cannot imagine p;-) What a sight you could catch! I wished I could hear the sound of their singing sound ♬ Please take care for the change of the temperature, I started to use electric blanket p;-) Lots of Love; Miyako

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    1. Thank you Miyako! We are still having some mild weather here. Stay warm!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  9. Hello Eileen,

    I think your photos are great. The Rose-ringed Parakeets are so beautiful.
    Take care, and have a wonderful day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! The Parakeets are beautiful. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. That must have been a great trip! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! It was a great trip!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. Que lindos pássaros que alegram os nossos dias! Pena que os habitantes não estão gostando dessas presenças. Triste! Gostei de ver o mosaico e fotos! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I enjoy seeing all the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  12. So nice to see the parakeets in free nature.

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    1. Thank you Marianne! Nature is beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. They are beautiful birds and have adapted to their life in Hawaii, hopefully not at the expense of local species.

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    1. Thank you Ken! It is sad, they are considered such a threat, I loved seeing these parakeets.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  14. Hello Eileen :=)

    Wow! what a fabulous view of the waves of Parakeets flying in to roost in the Palm trees. Rose-ringed Parakeets are very pretty birds. It's a shame they are destructive, and noisy, but they look beautiful in your pictures.
    All the best Eileen, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I really enjoyed seeing these parakeets.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. ...I've never seen Parakeets in Hawaii, what a sight. Thanks Eileen, for sharing and hosting, enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom! They seem to be all over in the Hawiian Islands.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  16. They are beautiful. No one can deny that, but the local avifauna would be better off without them. There are so many non-native species on Hawaii it's difficult to understand why people released them there.

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    1. Thank you David! It is sad they are not native to the islands, they are beautiful.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  17. The parakeets are beautiful, I've only seen them in cages. It's nice that they can fly wherever they wish. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill! I much rather see the birds in the wild.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  18. Silhouettes of palm trees make beautiful pictures. Great to see these birds.

    Thanks hosting all the critters!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I loved the palm trees too and the birds!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. Hari OM
    Lovely to see the parakeets - but golly, I appreciated all those palm fronds... sigh... I do rather miss the tropics! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM! I love palm trees, seeing the birds are a bonus!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Beautiful also in those palm trees.
    These parakeets are so funny and make a lot of noice. In our garden and the trees around we see them too. I like them so much.
    Many greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! I would like too see these birds in my garden, :)
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  21. Beautiful birds in a very exotic locale, Eileen! Thank you for hosting and enjoy the new week.

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

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

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

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  24. How amazing to see so many Parakeets! And you got some really great photos. I know you were thrilled to witness something like this. What good vacation memories. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I am thankful for my happy vacation memories.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    2. I think you are right about my Wood Storks....I think they are White Pelicans and I changed my ID on the post for today. I hope I'm right now! I have a terrible time with IDs. Thanks for your help...ALWAYS!!! Hugs!

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    3. I would have been a happy birder to see all the birds on your post.

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  25. I wonder if these are the same kind of parakeets which I saw in St. Petersburg FL a few years ago. Flocks would fly around and get on wires or trees. Whichever was highest.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Florida has a lot of Monk Parakeets.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  26. An Amazing Amount - Must Have Been Jaw Dropping To Witness - Be Well My Shadow Friends

    Big Hugs
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment. Have a great weekend!

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  27. Ah the noisy bunch! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Yes, they were very noisy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  28. I see the parakeets daily in the palm and mango trees opposite our house, but not in this large number. Even though you couldn't travel to India, I'm glad you were able to enjoy the local birds of our country. I love all of the pictures! Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! I would be happy to see these parakeets more often!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  29. It is too bad that they have become such pests but they are beautiful. They remind me of the large groups of Starlings that fly around here.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! Yes, I wish they were not considered pest.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  30. They are such pretty birds. Reminds me a bit of how starlings over here are a real pain when they flock together, and super noisy. I can appreciate what a site that must have been.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! The starlings are messy birds, I usually see them in big flocks in the fields around here.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  31. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful pictures of the parakeets, the palm trees are also beautiful, we see they are not in the Netherlands.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma. We do not see the parakeets where I live, they are beautiful to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  32. That had to be an amazing sight and an amazing sound to see that many parakeets in one place and I love the pictures like the one below number five with all those beautiful trees in one shot. I have seen some of those parakeets here in Florida but it's been years since I saw them

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I love the palm trees and all the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  33. The bird I really liked seeing was the ne ne.

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    1. Thank you Red! I enjoy seeing all the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  34. Amazing parrots ~ great photos ~
    Didn't realize they are so destructive ~ sigh

    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! Yes, it is sad that the parakeets are so destructive.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  35. How cool to see all the Parakeets have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I hope all is well, Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  36. Son preciosas tus fotografías, me gustan las aves. Por aquí también están llegando muchas y desbancan a las aves autóctonas, aquí las llaman cotorras argentinas. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Have a happy weekend.

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  37. Good morning Eileen, I think all of these photos are just great, especially since I've yet to visit this marvelous place. Someday I hope. Nature cures all in my heart and soul, through photos and of course face to face. We have been so lucky so far with these wonder days, it's almost hard to be that November is here! Enjoy your weekend, ours is a bit cooler, and rainy but hey they promise some warmer days ahead. Yes! High 60's for Wednesday! Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The nature in Kauai is beautiful to see, I love the place. Enjoy your good weather, it is mild here today. Have a great weekend.

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  38. Beautiful Rose-Ringed Parakeets images Eileen, We get them as well, at present, they don't do any harm, cheers.

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

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  39. Those are great shots. Of all places, at my daughter's in New Haven there are green monk parrots. Originally escapees, they say, who love it there and have huge colonies. It is a treat to see exotic birds live naturally.

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    1. Thank you Andree! I have seen the Monk Parrots in Florida. I like seeing these birds in the wild more than in a cage.
      Take care, enjoy your week ahead.

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    2. Thank you William! Have a great day!

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  40. How delightful to see all those parakeets. It must have been something to see them all in person!!

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

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  41. Hi Eileen, What a neat post to see all the Parakeets flying in at sunset to roost in the palm trees. This is funny … the large group of birds at sunset reminded me of a time, long ago, when my folks took me to Carlsbad Caverns, in New Mexico, and we saw all the bats flying out of the cave near sunset. It was surely a sight to see! Sure enjoyed all your pictures and happy for you having such a nice trip to Hawaii. Thanks for hosting and sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. John

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    1. Thank you John! I have been to Carlsbad Caverns with my hubby, it is a cool sight to watch the bats and Cave Swallows flying out of the cave. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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    2. Hi Eileen, Thank you for your reply here and on my blog. It is always a pleasure to link up with you. After I said what I did about Carlsbad, I worried later that you might not appreciate the comparison Parakeets (joyful) to Bats (ominous). So, I'm delighted to know you've been there and appreciate the experience. Have a happy week ahead! John

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    3. John, I appreciate all things nature related. When hubby and I travel we pick places that we both would enjoy. I knew hubby would love the caverns, he likes caving and I knew about the bats leaving the caves along with the Cave Swallows. The caverns and the wildlife were all amazing sights to see. Enjoy your day!

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  42. Hello Eileen
    Lovely to see all the Parakeets, many thanks for sharing your photographs.

    Have a lovely weekend and a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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

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  43. the parakeets on the coconut leaves look so beautiful ..
    excellent captures

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

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  44. I like parakeets too. Wow that is a lot of them at a time that’s for sure!

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was a cool sight to see all these parakeets flying in.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  45. That would be annoying for people living and working in that area. We have the native lorikeet which can do the same thing in some places.

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    1. Thank you Diane! I would love to see the Lorikeet in the wild.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  46. Wow, Eileen these are great photos of parakeets in their droves. I love parrots, lovebirds and parakeets and they don't occur in the center of South Africa - at all! Thanks for sharing. I have linked my recent find - for the summer. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo! You have some wonderful birds in Africa.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  47. What beauties. I am really enjoying your time in Hawaii.

    Have a super week ahead, happy birding and thanks for linking in.

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

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  48. your images are beautiful eileen, it is always nice to see your favorites. hearing that large group must have been delightful, this looks to be a wonderful trip for a bird lover. enjoy your long day today, and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I appreciate the comment. I enjoy seeing the birds everywhere I go, the birds easily distract me, lol!
      Have a great day and happy new week!

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  49. Hawaii has a wealth of wildlife. I know the parakeets are invasive but they would be interesting to see especially when they come in waves. You are a true photoblogger. You went with the photos that you had and I appreciate that.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! I have lots of photos from my trip and outings around my home too. I am just behind since I only do one post a week. I appreciate the link and comment. Take care, have a great new week!

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  50. I like wild parrakeets but of course I'm not a farmer. I enjoyed all your photos. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Carol, I appreciate your visit and comment. Take care, have a great new week!

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  51. Such a delightful sight!
    A tad noisy but otherwise, parrakeets are one of my favourite birds.

    Hugs and blessings 💐

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    1. Thank you Veronica, I appreciate the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  52. I hope to return to Hawaii someday. I love your colorful quotes! I live my life that way. :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Hawaii is a great place to visit. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  53. lovely coconut trees and critters.....
    Happy Monday

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

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  54. Fiquei impressionada com a dimensão dos bandos dos periquitos! Desconhecia que seriam um espécie invasora... mas certamente terá havido intervenção humana por detrás de tal. Às vezes introduz-se uma espécie para controlar alguma situação... mas depois há toda uma série de outros inconvenientes nunca antes calculados!
    Adorei as imagens, Eileen! Terá sido uma viagem memorável, com a natureza mostrando toda a sua beleza e exuberância!
    Um beijinho! Desejando-lhe uma feliz semana!...
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana,
      Thanks so much for your visit and comments. It is sad these parakeets can be so destructive, they are so cute. I enjoyed seeing them. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  55. Lovely photos. Our skies are starting to fill with birds migrating to warmer climes, it is a beautiful sight.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! Enjoy the migrating birds, they are a lovely sight. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  56. Hi Eileen! ☺ the parakeets are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rain! I think the parakeets are beautiful too. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. You maxed out the beauty in Kauai. Those palms are mesmerizing!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I loved the palm trees, they are a pretty sight. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  58. seems like ages since I´ve seen palmtrees and parrots :)

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  59. Thank you, Eileen, being part with your Mosaics on MosaicMonday.
    It`s wonderful again.

    Greetings from the cold ... I would like to be there in warmer climes.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. I much prefer the warmer weather. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  60. Eileen I had trouble finding you. You need to add a link to that small wordpress blog. Also I love the photo from the plane in the other post, but it does not allow comments. Your photos are always beautiful

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    1. Thanks Carol! I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  61. You had a wonderful experience seeing all these beautiful birds. It is sad that they are an invasive species but I’m glad you got to see them. Very enjoyable photos Eileen, thank you!

    p.s. I enjoy each post you share, finally remembered to tell you that as I know comments are not open during the other days. They are always appreciated very much and fun to look at. Have a great day ;)

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    1. Thank you Denise! I appreciate your visit and comments. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  62. Lindos periquitos Eileen. Sigamos pintando muchos lienzos en días con colores.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura, I appreciate the comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  63. Eileen - I have been to Kauai once, and truly enjoyed it. A spectacular island! I look forward to seeing more of your photos! Have a super weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! Hubby and I really enjoyed our trip! Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

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