Saturday, November 12, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 465

 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!

Taking a break from the Kauai vacation photos, I have images from our daily outings. Hubby and I are still trying to take our walks, sometimes just locally on the fire roads and to the lake, we have visited Conowingo Dam and Susquehanna River State Park and another local park called Irvine Nature Center.  

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1. Oct 6th, our walk was local to the lake. We usually always see some Canada Geese, a Northern Flicker was calling out from high in the tree and a Double-crested Cormorant was on the lake. 




2. Oct 7th, another walk on our local fire road. We are seeing lots of berries, looking very colorful. A Hermit Thrush was seen and we have been seeing lots of American Robins.  





3. The Hermit Thrush is a pretty bird, posing nicely for my photo.





4. Oct 9th, I saw this Ruby-crowned Kinglet hopping around on the ground right in front of me.  




On this day we walked to the lake, the fall colors are looking pretty. Two Double-crested Cormorants were hanging out at the lake. 





5. Oct 15th, hubby and I drive to the Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River State Park. We saw a few Bald Eagles, lots of Black Vultures, Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, Gulls and Cormorants. 




This Bald Eagle looks like it is holding on tight to a fish.  




6. I liked watching these gulls, sometimes diving in the Susquehanna river hoping to catch a fish. 





7. Oct 20th, hubby and I took our walk at a local county park called the Irvine Nature Center. We saw the Northern Flicker, Mockingbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, lots of camera shy birds, White-throated Sparrows and a few unknown raptors. 




8. A larger look at the raptor, we watched 4-5 of these raptors chasing each other. They seemed very vocal. 






9. A closer look at one of the Eastern Bluebirds, one of my all time favorite birds. 




A bonus photo from Halloween, my two cute grandsons, Wyatt the Baby Yoda and Mason the pumpkin. 





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.



Here is my linky:


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!

118 comments:

  1. As usual the most wonderful photo is your two baby grandsons. Their costumes are so cute! Well, the bird photos are also wonderful.

    Thanks for hosting!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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  2. Lovely lake view and pretty birds. Cute grandkids. Thank you for hosting.

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

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  3. You live in such a beautiful place, teeming with life. Beautiful photos, all of them. Your grandsons looks adorable. Everyone must have been smitten by them.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma! Yes, everyone loves our grandsons, they are sweeties.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  4. Halloween , that's the best of all.

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    1. Thank you Jean! The are cute Halloween characters.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  5. Another beautiful post, Amazing pics.
    Happy Weekend. Thanks a lot for hosting :)

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

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  6. Hello Eileen :=)
    Spectacular views and wildlife encounters. The Hermit Thrush, and the sweet capture of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet are really lovely, and the gorgeous Bluebird and Raptor images are rather special. Fabulous lake and Dam images with all those Cormorants, and the Eagle holding on to the fish. Best of all, the charming photos of Yoda and Pumpkin, :=) Really cute photos of Wyatt and Mason. :=)

    Eileen could you please help me by linking up my post. I'm having some difficulty this week.
    All the best, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hello Sonjia, your link work fine. We do love our grands, they are adorable. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  7. You are very fortunate to have so many lovely walks near you and with so many things to see. Love your extra shot of your 2 grandkids Eileen. Thanks for hosting, and commenting. I hope you have a lovely week and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Yes, we are lucky to have these walks right outside our door.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  8. Hello, thanks for sharing all the beautiful wildlife. The bluebird is awesome.
    Your grandsons are simply lovely.
    Happy weekend to you and enjoy your hikes!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! The bluebirds are my favorite too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  9. Hello Eileen; I am a bit busy & not having time posting new one now. Also I promise to be back here a couple days later. Happy to see your sweet grandchildren dressed up for Halloween. See you a couple days later, please just read this comment. Lots of Love; Miyako

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    1. Thank you Miyako, I appreciate your visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Always a pleasure to spend time with you. Eileen

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    1. Right back at you Cloudia, it is a pleasure. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. Eastern bluebird looks so gorgeous!

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      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  12. Eileen, que lindo passeio e esse lago é maravilhoso e teus bichos de hoje adoráveis!
    O eremita fez pose pra ti!
    E teus netinhos muito lindos fantasiados pra festinha! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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

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  13. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The birds, the views, and the nature are very pretty. I love your bonus photo! How cute they are!
    Happy weekend!

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

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  14. loved to see the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I think it is three years since I saw one. They are here but rarely seen. I hope your grandsons liked their outfit. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica! The KInglets are sweet little birds, I here and see them often in the winter here.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you William! It is always a thrill to see the Eagles.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  16. Your two grandsons are so so adorable! On our daily walk we usually hear lots of different birds singing, but I don't think that we have ever encountered any ruby-crowned kinglet. Thank you for sharing them, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie! The Kinglet is a cute little bird, a treat to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  17. I especially liked the closeups of the thrush, bluebird and kinglet. Wish we had more berries around our home. The landscapers 'cleaned up" the property and took our nearly all the trees and bushes, replacing it with mostly wildlife-friendly plants which need to mature before producing abundant fruit.

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    1. Thank you Ken! The wildlife-friendly plants are great to have around the yard, the berries are colorful and pretty.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  18. Hari OM
    Oh isn't that wee Thrush just a delight?!! Another fab collection... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! The Thrush is a pretty bird, a treat to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. And the Ruby-crowned Kinglet even showed you his crown! Maybe next Halloween one of the costumes could be a bird! I guess that kids will decide that!

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    1. Thank you David! The Kinglet was a treat, he was showing off.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  20. You have the best adventures! Thanks for hosting!

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

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  21. ...once again your bonus photo steals the show! Thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

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

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  22. Ruby- crowned kinglet is a pretty bird. Its small crown is cute.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. It is a treat to see this little Kinglet.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  23. Another great post with beautiful birds and views. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

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

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  24. I really like the Eastern Bluebird, and your grandchildren look cute in their outfits.

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  25. Wow, I adore your grandsons! Cute pies
    Excellent captures from the local walks and park visits; outstanding lake and fall scenes! Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jeevan, I appreciate the comment. Have a great weekend.

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  26. Lovely shots, as usual, Eileen. Yes, I love that little bluebird too! Thanks for hosting and have a good new week.

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

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  27. Oh you captured so many lovely birds that month! Thanks for commenting on my posts!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I appreciate your visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  28. I love the bird photos, Eileen but you always steal my heart with the photo of the boys! Simply adorable. Nature pales in comparison!

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  29. another fun post full of your bird sightings and 2 Halloween Grands Hope you have a fun weekend

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    1. Thank you Sondra! Take care, enjoy your weekend!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  30. Your grandsons are cute!! My son was a pumpkin when he was little like that. I love all the birds. The kinglet and the eastern bluebirds especially.
    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan! The pumpkin costume is cute!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  31. Hi Eileen,
    What great photos and collages you have made during your walks.
    The hermit thrush is a beautiful bird that we do not see in the Netherlands.
    You have two adorable grandsons.
    Would you mind posting my link??
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! The Hermit Thrush is a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  32. The number of birds you see is always amazing, Eileen. Love the pic of the boys. Those are great costumes.

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

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  33. the kinglet is beyond adorable!!! so sweet, so cute. as are your baby boys. Yoda doesn't look to happy with the world. they are growing quickly and so very cute

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    1. Thank you Sandra1! The grandsons are growing quickly.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  34. Hello Eileen. You are a lucky lady to have so many places to walks near your home with so many birds and views to enjoy. Your two grandkids are gorgeous too. Thanks for hosting again this week. And I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Phil! We do enjoy all the places we visit for our walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  35. Wonderful series of nature photography of your walks ~ Great birds ~ Your grand children 'steal the show' this time with their awesome Halloween costumes ~ 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! The grandkids did look cute in their customes. Have a great weekend!

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  36. The grandkids look adorable! And I know you are enjoying your walks at this time of year. I saw a Hermit Thrush this week and had to look it up, I forgot what it was. Love the berries and hope many of them are good for the birds!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I have been seeing more of the Hermit Thrush lately. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  37. The beautiful Raptor and the Hermit Thrush, wonderful Eileen.

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

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  38. Beautiful photos along your walk. A great place for walking.
    Your grands are adorable and getting big!

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

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  39. Beautiful captures! Happy weekend!

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

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  40. Fantastic collages! And the grandsons look adorable!

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

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  41. As beautiful as the other shots are, my fav is the Halloween grandsons! So darling!!

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    1. Thank you Lydia! We think our grandsons are darling too. Take care, have a great new week!

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  42. Of course the special bonus of Yoda & pumpkin was so special!!
    The birds seen here are extraordinary Eileen. Oh, and spelling the river "Susquehanna" gives you an A+ in my book!!!
    It's always a pleasure having you share your blog of birding news with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a super week ahead.

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  43. I wish I were as motivated as you and Michael to get out and take a walk so often. You saw many different birds in October. I love the picture of your grandchildren in their Halloween costumes.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Hubby and I do try to get out for a walk as much as we can, it's best to keep moving. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  44. i'm especially fond of the ruby-crowned kinglet. He's awfully cute! And those berries! Of course, those two little creatures at the end win the prize as far as I'm concerned! They're adorable!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! The grands did look adorable in their costumes. Have a great new week!

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  45. lovely photos of "Bald Eagles, Black Vultures, Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, Gulls and Cormorants"....
    great captures.

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

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  46. All of the photos are beautiful Eileen, especially the Hermit Thrush!! ♥

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    1. Thank you Rain! The Thrush is a beauty! Take care, have a great new week!

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  47. Love all the fabulous wildlife you shared, Eileen.
    Your grandsons are adorable!

    Hugs and blessings 💐

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    1. Thank you Veronica I appreciate your link and comment. Have a happy new week!

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  49. awesome captures of the eagle and the bluebird...the bluebird is spectacular!! your images are lovely today, but those little ones stole the show, how cute they are!! and i love their names!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Take care, have a great week ahead!

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  50. Hello Eileen
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs from your walks.
    I particularly like the Eastern Bluebird and the Hermit Thrush.
    ... but of course, the two stars are your adorable grandsons in their Halloween costumes :)

    Enjoy the new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! The grands did look cute in their costumes, they are adorable. Take care, have a great week ahead!

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  51. Wyatt and Mason are adorable Eileen, so cute in their Halloween costumes. I have never seen a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the Hermit Thrush is a darling little bird too. All your photos are super as always, thank you so much for sharing them. I hope your week has been a good one and wishing you a great week ahead :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! The Kinglet is adorable. Take care, have a great week ahead!

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  52. Muy interesante todo y tus nietos están preciosos. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, have a great week ahead!

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  53. Hello Eileen,
    I must laugh about the last shot...haha..!! So very cute your lovely grandsons.
    But all your pictures are very nice. That bird on picture 3 and great to see that eagle. The other bird of prey is great too.
    A nice post.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! We just love our cute grandsons! The Thrush is a beauty! Take care, have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I appreciate the link and the comment. Take care, have a great new week!

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  55. Lovely mosaics as always. I also like viewing gulls flying and diving freely. Wyatt and Mason are so cute in each Halloween costume.

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    1. Thank you Yoko! The kiddies did look cute i their costumes. Take care, have a great new week!

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  56. Lovely photos, especially the hermit thrush, bluebird and kinglet.

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

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  57. Buena selección de aves. Muy lindo el pájaro azul. Tus nietos están muy guapos con los disfraces 😘😘
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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