Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 466

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!


On Sept 27th, with these photos I am taking you back to Kauai, we drove on the south side of the island, near the Barking Sands Beach 

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1. We stopped at the Kawaiele Waterbird Sanctuary, below is a mosaic showing some of the waterbirds we saw at the Waterbird Sanctuary. We saw lots of the Hawiian Stilt, Hawaiian Coot, Black-crowned Night Heron, Zebra Dove, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone and the Common Ringed Plover.  





2. The Hawaiian Stilt was one of my favorite Kauai Birds. 






3. The Common Ringed Plover another common bird seen in Kauai Hawaii. 






4. The Hawaiian Coot and in the background is the Black-crowned Night Heron. 





5. The Pacific Golden Plover, I saw this birds in various spots around the island of Kauai. 





6. The Sanderling is a bird I see on the beach at home, along the Atlantic Coast. 





7. The Ruddy Turnstone is a bird I can see on our Atlantic Coast, especially in the winter months, 





8. The Hawaiian Coot, similar to our American Coot. 




9. A group of the Hawaiian Stilts. 




10. The Kawaiele Waterbird Sanctuary, we walked on some of the trails, checking out closer views of the birds. 




I hope you enjoyed these Kauai birds.

* Just a note, I am not sure how many of my blogging friends are fans of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books but I noticed Amazon Prime or Acorn will have a series called "A Three Pines" based on Penny's novels. It premieres on Dec 2nd. I already have her # 18 in the Gamache series on hold, it is called "A World of Curiosities" due out on Nov. 29th. 


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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

119 comments:

  1. Your Hawaiian birds are just marvelous! Such a great trip.

    thanks for hosting ... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! I enjoyed find these Hawaiian birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  2. I like Stilts and plovers a lot. I havent seen many of them in the recent years here

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      I love to see the cute Stilts and Plovers!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. I think my favourite bird you showed us today was the Hawaiian Stilt Eileen. A very graceful bird. Thanks for hosting and leaving comments on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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

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

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  5. I surely enjoyed your Kawai birds. The Stilt is so elegant and my favourite.
    Happy weekend and thanks for sharing!

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

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  6. Beautiful birds shots. The Hawaiian Stilt has amazingly long legs. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The Stilt is a lovely bird!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of your trip to Waterbird Sanctuary.
    Very nice the Hawaiian Stilt on photo 2.
    It is also a beautiful area to see from the last photo.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    I love to see your photos. There are so many different birds in the world, and I learn a lot from your blog. Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I wish I could travel the world just looking at the birds and scenery.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Como todos os sábados, nos deliciamos aqui ao ver tão belas fotos!
    Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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

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  10. The Sanctuary looks beautiful. I especially liked the graceful stilts and the plovers. Great detail on the Sanderling.

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    1. Thank you Ken! It was a beautiful bird sanctuary.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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

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  12. I thnk I preordered Louise Penny's latest. It's my birthday next month! I'm so happy to see that this Canadian's books are so popular. The location and setting is so much like ours! Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! The book will be a nice birthday present.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. The Hawaiian Stilt is beautiful. I've never seen one before so I thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Bill! Yes, the Stilt is a beautiful bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. Great to see that Hawaii has been able to retain at least a few of its native birds. The saga of the Hawaiian honeycreepers is enough to make you weep.

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    1. Thank you David! I was happy to find these Native birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Dear Eileen,
    you saw some amazing bird life in Kauai - thanks for sharing your photos!
    Today you will see some real critters in my blog and some animals made of glass :-D
    All the best, have a nice weekend
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/11/internationale-glastage-in-der.html

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    1. Hello Traude, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. Hari OM
    Oh you had a fabulous birding time on this trip! And I do like a good detective novel - I'd not heard of the Gamache series so thanks for that prompt! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I really enjoyed reading this detective series, I look forward to reading each new book in this series.
      Have a great weekend.

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  17. So many different kinds of birds that I have never seen...so beautiful! I enjoy reading detective stories and gotta check that out. Thanks, Eileen, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! I enjoy reading the detective and mysteries. Have a happy weekend!

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  18. ...we always enjoyed the Hawaiian Stilt on our visits to Maui. Thanks for hostiing and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom! I appreciate the link and comment. Have a happy weekend.

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  19. Beautiful images of various types of birds from your Kauai trip. This is my first encounter with a Zebra Dove.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Another lovely selection of wonderful birds, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Nick! I appreciate the link and comment. Have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Fun to see all these different birds on your Kauai vacation. Great photos! Have a great day and a happy weekend Eileen :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! I always enjoy birdwatching, one of my simple pleasures. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Beautiful captures of lovely birds, Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. You sure had beautiful weather to see birds and amazing views! It's neat to see some that you don't see here too. The Stilt is very pretty! And I don't get that tv but maybe they will be on cable tv sometime. I love Louise Penny's books....as you know! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks for the link and comment Diane! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Happy Saturday And Was September Really That Long Ago - Must Be Having Fun - Big Hugs E

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the comment. The days and weeks are going way to fast for me. I hope to catch up with my post and photos. Have a great weekend!

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  26. What lovely shore birds. Have a great weekend Eileen!

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

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  27. Hi Eileen,
    I can see why the Hawaiian Stilt is one of your favorite Kauai birds. The evolution of those legs … amazing. Note that the Pacific Golden Plover also has those really long legs. Those two birds, same island, similar evolutionary aspects. Love the photo of the Kawaiele Waterbird Sanctuary. Thank you for taking us along to Kauai and thank you for hosting Saturdays Critters!
    John

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    1. Thanks John, I appreciate your link and comment. I love seeing all the birds, the Stilts were a favorite of mine. I am glad there are these sanctuaries for the birds, they have safe places to rest and eat. Happy Thanksgiving! Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  28. I love that first shot of the Hawaiian Stilt - those long legs make it look like a kid to me.
    I didn't realize that I was so far behind in the Louise Penny books. I think I have only read 10 of them. I'll have to catch up.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! I have been reading Penny's books as soon as they are released. Have a great weekend!

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  29. What a beautiful sanctuary!
    Fabulous series of bird photos, Eileen!

    Hugs and blessings💐

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    1. Thank you Veronica! I was happy to visit this bird sanctuary!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. You made the most of your time in Kauai checking out the birds. Such a great variety that photographed and identified. So awesome to have that knowledge.
    That book series, and video series, intrigues me. So little time, such a great many books to read.
    Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Alan! Yes, there is a never ending supply of books to read.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. the legs of the stilt remind me of the flamingo legs at Jungle gardens.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Those pink legs do stand out. It is a pretty bird. Have a great weekend.

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  32. I was really surprised when I saw the coot in Hawaii. It just didn't seem like the right place for a coot .

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    1. Thank you Red! The Coots seem to be everywhere.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. wonderful images today!! how in the world do those hawaiian stilts hold themselves up with those very long, very pretty pink legs!! this looks like the perfect birding haven!! have a great weekend eileen and many thanks for hosting. i am very happy to participate today!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I am always happy to see your critter post. The Stilt is a pretty bird.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. Great photos!
    Thanks for book info.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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  35. Beautiful scenery and that Hawaiian stilt is terrific!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Stilt is beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. Some familiar looking birds among the mix. Great photos, Eileen! Thank you for sharing the beauty!

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    1. Thank you Marie! It was nice seeing all the birds!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  37. Hello Eileen :=)

    What a wonderful Hawaiian vacation you had. On your visit to the Kawai sanctuary, you saw many lovely water birds, some quite familiar to me, like the Ruddy Turnstone and the Common Ringed Plover, a sweet little bird. Like many other comments, the Hawaiian Stilt seems to be a favourite, and it's easy to see why. I love Stilts for their elegant appearance, and the Hawaiian Stilt is a beauty. I also like the pretty Sanderling you captured. Lovely colourful post! :=)
    All the best Eileen, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hello Sonjia,
      We did enjoy our vacation, I just love traveling and the bird sightings are just a bonus. Thanks for the link and comment.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  38. Hi Eileen. Well I never imagined that if I travelled to Hawaii that I would find three of our most common waders there. On the other hand I do know that Sanderlings Turnstone and Ringed Plovers migrate through the Pacific Ocean. Enjoyed your pics today and thanks for the link today.

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    1. Thanks Phil! I as surprised to see the Turnstones and Sanderlings, we see them here along the coast. I did see the Ringed Plover in Iceland. I am happy to see any and all the birds. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  39. Good afternoon, Eileen from a much colder Minnesota than I'd like! It's 18 degrees and blustery outside. Thanks for the FYI The World of Curiosity coming out Nov 29th sounds like my kind of reading. Your lovely photos out and about nature are quickly warming me up though. So many interesting birds you had your gorgeous trip. I'm heading to Alabama next week and I'm hoping for warmer weather, as of today it's 47 degrees there, a lot nicer than here! Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful Thanksgiving coming up very soon. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I appreciate your link and comment. I am sure your trip to see the family will be great, wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. It is only a balmy 38° here today, at least it is sunny. Have a great weekend.

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    2. The Hawaiian stilt looks elegant. I was fascinated by. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Lovely photos of all the different birds. Love those long pink legs on the Hawaiian Stilt.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Happy Sunday, have a great week ahead.

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  41. Wonderful series of photos of the water birds ~ 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! I do enjoy watching the birds! Have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. Great looking birds! Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Happy Sunday, have a happy new week!

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  43. Beautiful bird pics, Another awesome post

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Have a great week ahead.

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  44. hl Eileen as always fun birds in thjs post Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I always appreciate your visits and comment. Take care, have a great week ahead.

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  45. Un precioso reportaje sobre estas aves, que me parecen muy bonitas. Un abrazo.

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

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  46. Beautiful and unique beauties!!!
    Terrific post as usual. Eileen, I always enjoy stopping by for a visit. Thank you for linking in.

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  47. Lovely - we didn't go to the bird sanctuary but did see birds every where on Kauai...

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    1. Thank you Lydia, I appreciate the comment and link. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  48. Hello Eileen
    I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.
    Many thanks for another great bird post, I did enjoy seeing all the Hawaiian birds.

    Have a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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

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  49. I love the Hawaiian Stilt, thanks Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The Stilt is beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  50. I too love the stilts and the other birds you share. It is cool to see the same birds in different countries. Love it.

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

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

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  53. That Hawaiian Stilt is something else. I see why it was a favorite. Happy for you for this time you could have in Hawaii! A very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The Stilt is a beauty! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  54. Nice travel to the birds of Hawaii - I suppose I will never be there. Have a good time
    Violetta

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    1. Thank you Violetta! I appreciate your comment and visit. Take care, have a wonderful day!

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  55. Always fabulous to go wandering in nature with you Eileen. Enjoy your week, stay safe, and thankyou for popping by my blog this week to say hi.

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    1. Thank you Jill! Nature is grand! Take care, have a great day!

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  56. Lovely scenery and a great selection of birds, especially the Hawaian stilt.

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  57. It`s always a great pleasure for me to read your Post, Eileen. The birds are so much different from our birds here. Stay safe and thank you too for sharing.

    Hugs by Heidrun

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

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  58. Happy Thanksgiving wishes.

    All the best Jan

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

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  59. Just stopping by to enjoy your birds and wish you and your family a lovely and a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Wren x

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