Saturday, April 22, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 488

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!   Happy Earth Day!  

 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!

These images are from our last morning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I have mish mash of birds photos and an iguana seen at our resort.  I love to travel and see new places, but the last travel day is not fun. The airports can be crowded and we spent 5 hours in the Houston Hobby airport going through the US immigrations and customs and then waiting for our last flight home. 


1.  Sightings from our last morning at the resort in Mexico, top row are the  Whimbrel and Sandpiper. Second Row are two different Orioles, the last row are the Frigatebirds, Oriole and Rock Pigeons.


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2. These two Orioles were seen from our balcony , the photos shows more of their backs, could the be the Streaked-back Orioles?




This Oriole was hanging out in the same trees as the two Orioles above. This bird is missing the white bars on the wings, possibly a young Oriole or female? 






3. This looks like the Orchard Oriole, the dark head and rust colored body. 





4. The Whimbrel was hanging out on the beach every day, close to the Sandpiper I am showing below. 





5.  The next two photos are the same bird, we saw it on the beach every morning. I was tossed between a Willet or a Sandpiper. 













6. Hubby and I on most mornings would sit on the beach at our resort and watch the birds, whales and dolphins. Sometimes they put on a great show.  





7. Dolphins playing around in the bay right in front of our resort. 





8. The whales were splishing and splashing, the dolphins were closer to the people kayaking. 




9.  Humpback Whale flapping it's long fin.  




10. We did not see many Iguanas during our stay in Mexico, this was one of two that we saw at the resort. 






11.  An extra from our birding tour on March 7th, I missed sharing a couple of Warblers we saw the Nashville Warbler on the left and a lifer the Lucy's Warbler and the right.  The Nashville Warbler I have seen in the fall in my yard eating berries.





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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 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. 

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

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  2. Happy Saturday, Eileen! Beautiful birds, and the whimbrel looks kinda sweet. Are Iguanas a type of lizard?

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

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  3. I still love oriole the best. Dolphin shot is also very good

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. I am sure you were sorry that trip was ending Eileen You saw a lot of birds and it must have been special to see Dolphine AND whales from the resort. Thanks for hosting and commenting. I hope you have a lovely week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for the comment and link.
      Yes, it was fun watching the dolphins and the whales.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! It must be fantastic to watch dolphins and whales.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for the comment and visit.
      Yes, I enjoyed seeing the dolphins and whales.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos from your trip to Mexico.
    I think the whimbrel is beautiful, but so great that you saw dolphins and whales.
    We only see them in captivity.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for the comment and visit.
      The seeing the dolphins and whales in the wild is a treat.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  7. You saw some really nice birds -- and whales! I love watching the whales along the west coast of the US and Mexico.

    Thank you for hosting all the Critters!

    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for the comment and for linking up with your critter post.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Wow Eileen. Sitting on beach seeing whales and Dolphins sounds.That looks like a Willet to me and i know its a Whimbrel. You had a lovely holiday in Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, I remember them well, and our trip to the Mayan pyramids. Enjoy your weekend and the next week.

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    1. Thank you Phil, for the id help and comment. We did enjoy our Mexico trip! Have a great weekend.

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  9. Pássaros, golfinhos, iguana e até baleia ...Lindos bichos desse sábado! Adorei! Lindo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I do enjoy seeing all the wildlife, it was a fun trip for us. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. It is quite true that the actual mechanics of a journey can cast a dark cloud on a trip. In my experience the two airports in the world that are the worst are Miami and Houston. My wife refuses to go anywhere now unless it's a direct flight.

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    1. Thank you David! I wish more direct flights were offered, they seem hard to find lately. Have a great weekend.

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  11. ...I like the Whimbrel pecking through the sand. Happy Earth Day Eileen and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for the comment and link.
      Happy Earth Day to you!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. The balcony offered you a front row seat to nature's show. Great photos and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill! I appreciate your participation, critter and comment! Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  13. What a great time you must have had! I love the birds and swimming friends! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! It was a fun trip! Have a great weekend.

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  14. Birds and other critters everywhere you look on your trip. Especially love the dolphins and the whale. We often see dolphins off the beach on our trips to the Gulf Coast but never a humpback whale.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for the comment and your link.
      It was a treat the see the dolphins and whales.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. This looks like a fabulous trip with lots of wonderful sightings -- but I know what you mean about that last day! I do like the sandpiper. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, for the comment and visit.
      It was a great trip!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. Great bird photos from your trip, but to see whales and dolphins, too - Wow!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for the comment and critter link.
      I do love watching the dolphins and whales.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Lovely photos, Eileen! A good variety of critters, but the orioles are quite lovely. Have a great week and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Nick, for the comment and link.
      The Orioles are beautiful birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  18. You see so many different sights when you travel! I'm glad you got to make the trip and have fun. The Iguana is such a strange creature!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for the comment and link.
      I think the iguanas are cool critters.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  19. to me there is nothing that tops sitting on a beach in the early am and watching the slideshow that God shows us to welcome the day and the birds are the choir... I can feel it right now, the calming peace it brings

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I have been enjoying the birds all singing, they are a joy to hear first thing in the morning. Being at the beach is a joy too. Take care, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  20. Earth Day should be every day and there probably should be a Sea Day, too. :)) It must have been such fun watching the dolphins at play.

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    1. Thank you Maria, for the comment and visit. Yes, Earth Day should be every day.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. What a treat to see the dolphin and the whale! Beach birds are so much fun to watch, too. Happy day and weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, for the comment and visit.
      It was a treat to see the dolphins and whales.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. Happy Earth Day and a Happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. Hello, Eileen. Not only birds but also dolphins and whales - what a gorgeous resort you stayed. The shots of the Whimbrel and the Sandpiper and the mosaic are my favorites in this post.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko, for the comment and visit.
      We enjoyed the wildlife sightings from the resort.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  24. You and your husband know how to enjoy life and you make us enjoy it too. Thank you

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for the comment and visit.
      We are trying to enjoy life, every day while we can.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. As always a delight! I do love the photos of the dolphins. When we lived in Monterey soooo many years ago we would take the kids to Carmel beach and watch them in the distance with the seals and sea otters. Thank you for the memories! Have a grand weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cathy, for the comment and visit.
      Any wildlife sightings are a joy to see.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  26. Me gustan los delfines. Los vimos una vez muy cerca de la playa y nos encanto verlos. Gracias
    Buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  27. How cool to see the dolphins and whales!!

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thank you for the comment! Seeing the dolphins and whales is a treat.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  28. Hello and thanks for sharing pictures of these beautiful critters, big and small:
    from birds to whales.
    I believe you had a joyful and interesting holiday in Puerto Vallarta.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Luisella, thank you for the comment!
      It was a fun trip!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  29. Your last morning looks like it was delightful, Eileen.

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

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  30. Dear Eileen, the last day of the trip is really not fun, I always feel like that. But you still spent this last day well and saw a lot of critters - beautiful birds, an iguana and even whales and dolphins. When I try to empathize with the kayakers, I'm torn: on the one hand, seeing dolphins and humpback whales so close must be an amazing experience, on the other hand, I would prefer a more stable boat in this case...
    Happy weekend and a good Earth day!
    🌸🌿❤️🌿🌸
    Hugs, Traude 😘
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/04/rax-und-thenauriegel-zwei-ausfluge-mit.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for the comment and link!
      I would be nervous to kayak so close to the dolphins and whales. I enjoyed watching them from the beach on this day.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  31. Hello Eileen
    Happy Earth Day.
    Lovely to see your photographs of the birds, dolphins and whales.
    You certainly had a great trip.

    Enjoy your weekend and my good wishes for the coming new week.

    All the best Jan

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

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  32. Interesting that people are showing so many spring arrivals. Spring migrants are slowly appearing here.

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    1. Thank you Red, for the comment!
      We are seeing the migrants here too.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  33. Love you Mexican birdies..Would have loved seeing the Whales and the Dolphins..Hope you are having good weekend..Happy Earth Day..

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    1. Thank you Missy, for the comment!
      We had a fun time seeing all the wildlife in Mexico.
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  34. Hello Eileen, what lovely views of nature, and I'm sure your temperatures are far warmer than ours. So many delightful birds, and they are almost showing off for your camera! Perfect days to be out and about. Take care enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for the comment!
      I am looking forward to more warm sunny days!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  35. I don’t think it gets any better than to see birds, whales and dolphins during a trip. I guess the sun and relaxation are ok too.

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    1. Thank you Marie, for the comment!
      It was a fun trip!
      Have a happy day and a great new week!

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  36. Hi Eileen, you saw a variete of birds and animals. I like the dolphins. Have a nice sunday. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline, I appreciate the comment. Have a wonderful week!

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  37. Brilliant creatures you caught on film.

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

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    2. You too! Got the heat on today. Burrrr.
      Happy end of the weekend and boogie boogie. Cheers, Ivy

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    3. We have the heat on too, the weather has been like a yo-yo. Enjoy your day!

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    4. Same! And snow today though it didn't last long.

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  38. what a wonderful trip you had and your photos are awesome ~ sweet orioles and love the sea critters performing for you ~

    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 love seeing all the critters! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  39. Great series of birds and it must have been fun to see the whales and dolphins. I have never heard of a Streaked-back Oriole before, or the Orchard oriole so thank you for teaching me something new today. Thoroughly enjoyed your photos. Right now we have a small flock of Goldfinches lined up feeding. Fun to watch for sure. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Denise! I would enjoy watching your Goldfinches, they are sweet birds! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  40. Greetings from Puerto Rico. We're seeing lots of iguanas too!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I appreciate the visit and comment. Have a wonderful week!

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  41. Absolutely stunning of Whimbrel and Sandpiper, not to mention the Humpback Whales, that's a meal Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Bob! The wildlife sightings and trip were awesome. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  42. Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing your photos from your last morning at the resort in Mexico. I have to say, your photos make me want to head down to Mexico today. 😊 I do hear you about airports, however, and that will give me some justification to stay home a little longer. 😊 John

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

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  43. A great collection of birds. I don't know how you can tell the difference between the warblers. Watching the dolphins and whales must have been fun.

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    1. Thank you Diane! It was a fun trip, I enjoyed watching the dolphins and whales. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  44. dear Eileen this is breathtaking collection of beautiful birds ,small birds in second and the last two are most fave ,thank you so much for sharing the delight of your surroundings it makes my day always .special thanks for dolphins wow what a glory to witness my friend ,you are so lucky indeed ,i see them in my dreams only lol
    hugs and best wishes

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    1. Thank you Baili! I appreciate your comment. The dolphins were a treat to see. Take care, have a great week!

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  45. Hello Eileen :=) Only now do I get a chance to visit you, Saturday all the family went out to lunch, and on Sunday My daughter spent the day with me and Pedro, who is still staying with me. I'm in awe of all the creatures you saw on holiday. Congrats on your lifer Lucy's Warbler, what beautiful birds they both are. The Orioles are fabulous sightings and beautiful birds, and great sighting of the Whimbrel and Sandpipers. The Iguana sighting is cool. To sit on the beach and have a Dolphin and Humpback Whale spectacle must have been a fabulous experience. I can also see Dolphins out at sea when I go to Leça Beach and have spent many happy hours watching them, but I have never seen a Humpback Whale, what a privilege you have had Eileen. What a wonderful Mexican holiday you had. Thanks so much for sharing your vacation with us, and many thanks you for hosting
    All the best.
    ps I had no time to make a post this week!

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! I appreciate your taking time to comment and visit. I was thrilled with all the wildlife sightings we saw in Mexico. It was a great trip! Take care, have a great week!

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    2. Thank you for your work, dear Eileen, your photos and reports always make me emotional...
      Beautiful and happy days.
      ~~~~~~~~~

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    3. Thank you Majo Dutra! Have a great day and week ahead.

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  46. Me encantó ver tu reportaje, los pájaros se ven muy bonitos. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I appreciate your comment. Take care, enjoy you day and the week ahead.

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  47. I never seen Orioles in nature.... pretty bird.

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    1. The Orioles are pretty birds. Thank you for the comment. Take care, enjoy you day and the week ahead.

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  48. Stunning photos, Eileen!
    It must be so cool to watch the dolphins and whales.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for the link and comment. I did love watching the dolphins and the whales. Take care, enjoy you day and the week ahead.

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  49. What an exciting and productive trip! Sorry I am late for the party but just recovering from stay in hospital.

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    1. Thank you Ken! It was a great trip, always nice to visit a new place and see new birds. Wishing you a quick recovery. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  50. Iguanas stares at you....
    a cute critter

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    1. Thank you Tanza, for the link and comment. The iguanas are cute! Take care, enjoy you day!

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  51. I would be a little nervous in the water with whales around honestly! ☺ The Orioles are just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rain! I would be nervous getting too close to these whales, they are huge. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  52. Wow! How lucky to be up close in those kayaks!!

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    1. Thank you Lydia, I appreciate the link and comment. Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  53. Os deseo un buen fin de semana Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  54. This days I saw in TV a 3-part documentary serie about birds. It was fascinating! Thank you for sharing your captures!

    Hugs by Heidrun

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

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  55. Grata por esta série de imagens fascinantes, deste destino de sonho, Eileen!
    Terão sido dias inesquecíveis! Que imagem incrível aquela com as nadadeiras da baleia... à primeira vista, pensei ser um barco à vela, ao longe... aqui no nosso país, as baleias só nos nossos arquipélagos são avistadas... por isso é tão emocionante, ver imagens das mesmas, pois aqui no continente é me impossível apreciá-las. Só golfinhos ocasionalmente se deixam ver em certas zonas costeiras... e alguns já procriam no estuário do Tejo...
    Grata por mais uma série de sensacionais partilhas!
    Beijinhos
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Ana! I enjoyed the whales and dolphins, they were a treat to see. Have a great day!

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