Saturday, December 10, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 469

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!

Hubby and I enjoy our little getaways, in this case on Nov 2nd-4th we visited one of my favorite places Chincoteague Island NWR in Virginia. We like going on these getaways at the last minute, just so we can pick the good weather days. The Chincoteague ponies are always a treat to see along with all the wild birds. 

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1. Various photos from Chincoteague Island NWR, the Chincoteague Ponies, Merlin, Yellowlegs, Egret with ponies, Great Egret, Osprey, White Ibis, Assateague Lighthouse, Forster's Tern, Osprey, Sanderlings, Green-winged Teals, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, sunrise




2. Great Egrets were seen in the same spot every day, one of their favorite fishing spots.





3. Merlin, this bird was seen from the trail to the pony overlook.




4. Various ducks, a good distance away for me to id them. A Bald Eagle did a fly by and caused a raucous. 





5. We found a few Yellowlegs off the wildlife drive. 




6.  After flying over the ducks that were hanging out, the Bald Eagle couple hung out on the ground for awhile. 





7.  Below one Great Blue Heron on the far left with a group of Cormorants, this was taken close to the sunset at Tom's Cove.. 




8.  A few Forster's Terns perched on the bridge leading into the wildlife refuge. 




9.  A Northern Flicker high in one of the tree tops off the trail. 






10.  An Osprey was seen each day almost in the same spot, maybe it was a good fishing spot. 




11. A Pied-billed Grebe was seen off the wildlife drive. 



I came home from 2 nights and 3 days in Chincoteague with over 500 photos and a few awful mosquito bites. These are some of my favorite birds, from the first day and half of the second day. 


12. My bonus photo is from Thanksgiving Day, my son, DIL and grandsons Wyatt and Mason came over for Thanksgiving dinner.





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. 

120 comments:

  1. Fantastic sightings and images! Like the bald eagle, Eurasian marsh harriers are causing ruckus here. Love the bonus pic!

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      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I never tire of seeing your photos of the bald eagles, and the photo of the merlin is fantastic. The little ones look so sweet, very glad that they were able to join you for Thanksgiving!

    -Soma

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  3. I Enjoy your words along with your pictures, E

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  4. Incredible photography, Eileen!
    I always enjoy your Saturday's Critters.

    Hugs and blessings 💐

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  5. Beautiful captures as always! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the link, comment and visit!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Great shot of the Egret. Great bonding with family members on Thanksgiving Day. Cute and adorable grand kids.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I appreciate your links and comment every week!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I love all your photos taken from Chincoteague Island especially the shot of the Foster's tern. Great image Eileen. Lovely seeing your 2 grandsons. What a joy they must bring you. Thanks for hosting and commenting on my blog. I hope you have a great week ahead. In a few days I will be in Australia in the warmth of the sun!

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Enjoy your trip to Australia, safe travels.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    What beautiful pictures of your outings you do with your husband.
    I really like the osprey in photo 10.
    You have really cute grandchildren.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! Hubby and I do enjoy our outings.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! It's so nice to see all the different birds. The Forster's Terns is very pretty. Lovely bonusphotos!
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Sempre muito bom, ver cada um dos mosaicos e fotos detalhadas! Alguns parecem ter feito pose para os teus cliques,não é?

    E como sempre, os netinhos lindos e crescendo bem, nos encantam! beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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  11. What a proud looking Osprey Eileen, and I do like your Flickers. Wish we got them here in the UK. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Adam! The Flickers are beautiful birds.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures. Amazing all wonderful birds. The Bald Eagles are so special and what a winderful bird is that Northern Flicker. And the Osprey is great to see on this nice pose.
    And the last picture of your boys is so cute. They must give you all the luck. You could be proud of them.

    Many greetings and hug,
    Marco

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    1. Hello Marco,
      Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. I am thinking your babies probalby get a lot of strangers asking if they are twins. so precious and almost the same size. love the grebe and the gull best of all and the eagles on the ground are awesome..

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The boys are growing quickly.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Hello, I am glad you shared such beautiful wildlife, because many are not in my reach.
    Love the Forster's tern, the Yellowlegs and the Merlin above all.
    Your grandsons are growing up quickly.
    All the best for your weekend!

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  15. That was an adventure. I am missing our osprey, and keep looking for them in the nest near us! Thanks for hosting. Happy birding.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I miss the Osprey too, they have all left now.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Beautiful photos as always. Love the bald eagle couple and your bonus photo. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  17. ...my favorites are Wyatt and Mason, the little towheads and the Bald Eagle couple. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party today. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The grandsons are my favorites too. :)
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Interesting to see the pair of eagles together! Your photos are nice — I don’t remember seeing that many birds when we went to Chincoteague.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! We have been lucky with our bird sightings at Chincoteague.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Hello Eileen, How great to have that shot of the Bald Eagle couple relaxing on the ground for a while. Congrats on that capture! I especially love the Northern Flicker and Osprey images. When we stop and think about it … isn’t it amazing how many different kinds of birds there are? And I never get tired of looking at them. 😊 Love the bonus photo! Wyatt and Mason … they are cute! Thanks, Eileen, for hosting and sharing. Happy days ahead to you and your family. John

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    1. Thank you John! I never get tired of looking at the birds too. I love all the birds and our cute grandsons!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. So many beautiful birds! No. 7 gives a Hitchcock vibe :-)

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    1. Thank you Angie! That photo included some early morning fog.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Lovely shots, Eileen. Have a great new week, and thanks for hosting.

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  22. Your grandsons are adorable. Wonderful collection from so many images. The photo of the cormorants has a pleasant painterly quality, as does that of the pair of eagles.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I enjoyed finding the eagle couple sitting on the ground.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Hari OM
    I always feel I am letting the side down by not having critters to share on your wonderful weekly round up, Eileen, but I definitely love to visit and see what you have seen, knowing that I am never likely to see them myself... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I appreciate your visits and comments.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. You spent a great couple of days away, Eilenn, with great pictures and wonderful memories. Too bad about the mosquito bites, but sometimes that's the price we have to pay!

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    1. Thank you David! It was a fun getaway!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Hello Eileen. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday blog. A really good variety of photos today with some amazing birds. The Bald Eagles look so good together like that. You caught the Osprey with a nice pose too. Your boys are just so cute and you are right to be so proud of them. Have a great weekend and thanks for the link up.

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    1. Thank you Phil! I was happy to capture of photo of the Eagle couple.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Great photos! It has been a long time since I have seen a Flicker. You got a good photo!
    Handsome boys!
    Have a blessed day!

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  27. You made the most out of your getaway. Such a huge variety of birds that you found, plus the ponies!! You'll be a while tagging all those photos.
    Cute Grandchildren!!
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Alan! I love seeing the ponies, they are a bonus too.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. THese are such great bird shots, I can't decide on a favorite. Thanks for commenting on my blogs too!

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    1. Hello Barbara, thank you for the comment and visit!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Sounds like you got to see a lot and it will be fun to work on the photos. We have had pesky mosquitoes on our hikes this week. But it's still so warm here so I won't complain! Love your Tern and the pretty Flicker. The little ones at Thanksgiving steal the show though. How precious they are!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Hubby and I do enjoy our outings and the birds and wildlife are bonuses. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Love that shot of the Yellowlegs with the one balancing on one leg. That iny leg holding up what looks like a huge body is so funny, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Redpat! The Yellowleg does have a chubby body to hold up on just one leg. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Many of these are our migratory birds of August! Great photos!

    The sweeties are sure growing up quickly! Lucky you to live close enough to see them often.

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

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  32. really enjoyed that shot of the tern.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I was lucky there were no other cars on the bridge, to get this photo. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Eileen - that collage at the top of the post is amazing. It could be a jigsaw puzzle! I remember the mosquitoes of Chincoteague - vicious and plentiful! Thanks for hosting Critters!

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    1. Thanks Angie! It is nice to see your post and link today! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. A very sweet photo of Wyatt and Mason, adorable grands you have there Eileen. I also enjoyed all the sights from Chincoteague. It's a great place for wildlife which you have shown here. Thanks for sharing Eileen and always a pleasure to visit. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Denise! We do love our grands! Chincoteague is a great place for viewing the wildlife. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. The northern Flicker and osprey stand out the best for me. Very good birding photos as usual

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  36. Hello Eileen
    Sorry to read about the mosquito bites, hope they cleared up well for you.
    Your mixture of photographs were all lovely, you certainly saw a good variety of wildlife while you were away.

    What a beautiful photograph of Wyatt and Mason, they are adorable :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Beautiful Merlin is so small, fantastic all them Eileen.

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

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  38. Excellent photos. Favorite is the white egret - fantastic.

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

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  39. Encantada de ver tan bonito reportaje y especialmente la foto de tus nietos, se les ve muy lindos. Un abrazo.

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

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  40. Such a wonderful collection of birds you were able to capture. The bonus of your dear grandsons is so precious. Glad you enjoyed them at Thanksgiving!

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

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  41. Marvelous! The picture of the Forster's Tern is a perfect photo!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I love the cute Terns. Have a great day and happy new week!

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  42. Your photos of birds tell me they have different ways of living. Thanks for the shot of the spectacular spouting.
    Happy Sunday to you.

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

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  43. I always enjoy your photos, Eileen, such great captures and a wonderful selection of birds.
    Amalia
    xo

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

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  44. Beautiful. My favorites today are the Merlin and osprey!
    Have a terrific week ahead and thanks for linking up.

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  45. Desde los animales a las especies vegetales, todo lo que muestra la Naturaleza es pura belleza.
    Feliz domingo.

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

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  46. Your Great Egret photo somehow reminds me of a sorcerer who is about to conjure up some magic! He has that look in his eye! ☺

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  47. A Northern Flicker looks so pretty...
    great shots

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

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  48. What a fabulous photo of the egret! All of the birds, actually, but the egret. Wow. Stunning.

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

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  49. Adorable grandsons ~ you are blessed and gorgeous nature photos ~ 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! Take care, have a great new week!

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  50. Hello! Your camera seems to have been busy clicking. I love the images of Yellowlegs, Forster’s Tern, and Northern Flicker among all the nice shots. I can easily imagine your big smiles with Wyatt and Mason.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! We do have fun when visiting our grandsons, they are a joy! Take care, have a happy new week!

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  51. Your grandkids are adorable and I see a collection of soft toys on the showcase behind them! As usual, lovely capture of birds from your little getaways. Have a great week

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    1. Thank you Jeevan! I do enjoy birdwatching, my simple pleasure! Have a great new week!

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  52. What a marvelous place you live in to be surrounded by so many beautiful birds.

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy finding of these beautiful birds. Take care, have a happy new week!

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  53. I didn't see many ospreys this year in Florida. I missed their calls!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I always saw lots of Ospreys in Florida. Take care, enjoy your new week!

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  54. Wow! Such a wonderful collection of birds. Impressive.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  55. Beautiful photos (art-works)! Baldeagles look great, actually they always look great in everywhere even they are in Zoo. Your grandsons look so cute. Happy December Dear friend! Greetings.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your comment. The Eagles are always a treat to see. Have a great day and week ahead.

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  56. A wonderful post again!

    Many thanks being part of MosaicMonday. The birds are always fascinating for me. Eileen, I have no steady hand to catch them with my camera.

    Have a wonderful time.

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

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  57. excellent capture of "sleepy" Great Egrets ....
    Happy December

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  58. Me gusta la pareja de águilas. Pero más la foto de vuestros nietos. Están muy guapos 😘😘
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  59. Quantas imagens maravilhosas, Eileen! Que bom, haver ainda lugares assim, onde a Natureza se deixa apreciar em toda a sua variedade e exuberância!
    Sempre um prazer imenso, visitar este seu fantástico espaço, Eileen!
    Adorei a imagem dos seus netinhos! Ambos lindos! Há que aproveitar esta fase ao máximo!
    Um beijinho! Saúde e felicidades para todos! Tudo de bom, para o Novo Ano, que está quase a chegar!
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana,
      I do enjoy and appreciate everything nature related. Spending time with the grandsons is a joy!
      Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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