Saturday, July 8, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 499

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

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

I have more birds to share from my yard and from our walks in the neighborhood and fire roads. These posts are also a record of the birds I see, where they were seen and the dates they were seen. 

1. June 3rd, on our walk to the lake we saw the Great Blue Herons, first time 3 seeing Belted Kingfishers together, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood Pewee, Mourning Dove, yellow Iris wildflowers and a pink wildflower.





2. The Pileated Woodpecker is a common bird seen and heard in our neighborhood. 





3. June 4th,  our walk at the Hemlock Gorge, Prettyboy.  We saw a lot of Louisana Waterthrushes, a Carolina Wren and an unknown warbler sitting high in a tree, the Dames Rocket and wild Mountain Laurels. 





4. June 4th, one of the six Lousiana Waterthrushes I saw during our walk on the trail at the Hemlock Gorge Prettyboy. 





5. June 4th, a Scarlet Tanager was seen in a tree next to the trail at the Hemlock Gorge area of Prettyboy. 





6. Here are two Lousiana Waterthrushes of three that were seen at this spot near the Prettyboy Reservoir. 





7. June 5th,  a Wood Thrush was walking ahead us on the fire road. 




8. June 5th, we saw one deer walking around our yard, the other two were seen off the fire road during our walk. We have been seeing 2-3 deer in our yard every day. They must be finding lots to eat here. 





9. June 6th, On our morning walk again was on one of the Prettyboy fire roads in our neighborhood.  I was walking ahead of hubby when I thought I saw a dog on the fire road but a closer look it was a fox. 




10. June 9, our walk was on the NCR bike trail.  We walked round trip 3 miles. I saw and heard so many birds, some of the highlights were 3 Scarlet Tanagers chasing each other around. 




11. The Cedar Waxwing is a beautiful bird, I recognized their sounds during our walk too. 




12. The Northern Parula was singing loudly, I heard a few of these birds during our walk.  





I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters!  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 linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

101 comments:

  1. Your bird photos are really enjoyable, as usual. That looks like a particularly nice place to find interesting birds.
    Thanks for inviting all of us to share critter photos!
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for the comment and your link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. You photographed some really adorable animals! I love that Scarlet Tanager. Have a fantastic weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Angie,for the comment and visit!
      The Scarlet Tanager is one of my favorites too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Scarlet Tanager and Cedar Waxwing - how fortunate you are to see them. My list of birds I see are the more common varieties. It would be nice to live near you :) You always have such amazing walks.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, for the comment and link!
      We are lucky to live next to the forest, where all these pretty birds live.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Impressive birds! From Great Blue Herons to Belted Kingfishers, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Wood Thrushes, your sightings are remarkable. I love the deer shots too.

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

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  5. I love cedar waxwing here. Very beautiful indeed. I am starting to learn the names of birds through your weekly post.

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    1. Thank you Roentare, for the comment and link!
      The Cedar Waxwings are beautiful birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. The Scarlet tanager is awesome, I wish it lived here too.
    Some distant relatives of the Waterthrush live here, instead, but more
    north than my own place.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy July weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for the comment and link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Hari OM
    Such beautiful surroundings... I particularly enjoyed seeing your Waterthrushes today, though the fox was a special sighting too! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM, for the comment and visit!
      The fox was surprised to see us, it took off very quickly.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Lovely shot of the Waxwing and it is always a great bird to see Eileen. Thanks for hosting and commenting. Have a wonderful week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for the comment and link!
      The Waxwing is a great bird.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos as always! I love to see the Cedar Waxwing. In my childhood we had visit of Bombycilla garrulus, and the two birds look alike. The deers looks very cute.
    Take care, and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Marit, for the comment and!
      I believe your Bombycilla garrulus is the beautiful Bohemian Waxwing to us, it would be rare to see it here. I wish!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Hello Eileen. Apologies I didn't make it last week. You continue to amaze me with the breadth and variety of birds you see on your daily walks. I would be happy with just one waterthrush or Pileated Woodpecker, never mind several of each. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for providing this meeting place for like minded folk.

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    1. Thank you Phil! I am lucky to see the Pileated Woodpecker in and all around my yard. They nest in the adjacent forest, we do have a park like setting outside our doors. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Thank you for showing the woodpecker and allow to zoom in a bit. I heard one, but never saw one - he is beautiful!
    "Prettyboy" - how did this name appear? Is there a story behind it? Hopefully not a sad one, if so...
    So many beautiful and different birds, amazing.
    Here mostly have fat city doves. And beautiful, clever ravens.

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    1. Thank you Iris, for the comment and link!
      Prettyboy is the name of the reservoir located in our neighborhood, the name supposedly came from a horse that lived on a nearby farm. A sad legend tells a story that the horse named Pretty Boy drowned in a flooding creek that goes into the reservoir. Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    What a great series of photos and collages these are.
    The Cedar Waxwing is my favorite.
    Nice that deer come into your garden, photo of the fox is also nice.
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma for the comment and your link!
      The Cedar Waxwing is a favorite of mine too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Your captions are a poem Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for the comment and link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. You have really captured the pink legs on those Louisiana Waterthrushes, Eileen. Pileated Woodpecker seems amazingly common where you live, and easy to see.

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    1. Thank you David, for the comment and link!
      Yes, we see and hear the Pileated Woodpecker often in our yard and the surrounding forest.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Wonderful walks and you saw lots of beautiful critters.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for the comment and your link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Tão lindos mosaicos e aves! Adorei ver o Scarlet e o picapau! Muito lindo post!" beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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

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  17. ...I love the Pileated Woodpecker, it can be a heavy duty wrecking crew. Thanks Eileen for hosting, take care and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for the comment and visit!
      The Pileated is one of my favorites too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Lots of beautiful sightings on your walks. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill, for the comment and link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. You have so many bird finds! I love them. I spotted a scarlet tanager at the water fountain yesterday!

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for the comment and link!
      Love seeing the Scarlet Tanager at your fountain.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Great photos!
    You have introduced me to a new bird - Louisiana Waterthrush. Thank you!
    The bird range map shows them here in Mississippi, too, but I have never seen them.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for the comment and link!
      The Waterthrushes like to hang out along side a creek or river.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Such wonderful shots of so many different birds! And even a fox sighting! Wow! I almost added my blog with the bears photo, but since I didn't take the picture, decided not to.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for the comment and visit!
      I enjoyed seeing your post with the bear with cubs photo.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. A beautiful selection of photos once again, Eileen. The tanager is spectacular and I liked seeing the deer too. I hope you have a great new week, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Nick, for the comment and your link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Wow ... your yard seems to include a bit of a forest. How fortunate to live in such a park-like setting.

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    1. Thank you Maria, for the comment and link!
      We are lucky to live next to the reservoir's watershed.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. What a beautiful capture of the Cedar Waxwing. I enjoyed seeing the scarlet tanager, too. Happy weekend to you, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, for the comment and visit!
      They are both beautiful birds to see.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. I admire your skill in photographing and identifying birds. Plus you pick some good walking trails where you see a pretty good variety of wildife.

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    1. Thank you Alan! We are lucky to have such a great habitat right outside our door. We do not have to go far to ee the wildlife. Have a great weekend.

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  26. Beautiful critters! Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and your link!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. You have a great variety of birds in your area. It's good that you get out, get photos and share them with us.

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    1. Thank you Red, for the comment and visit!
      Getting out for our walks is good exercise, the wildlife is a bonus.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. I love the Cedar Waxwing - they are one of my favourites. Their markings are so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Redpat. for linking up and the comment.
      The Cedar Waxwings are pretty birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. The scarlet tanager is a beauty!!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The Tanager is a beautiful bird. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  30. I always love to see your critters Eileen, and I would like to thank you again for this meme. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Denise! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  31. Awesome series of photos, Greetings. Thanks a lot for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and link! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  32. Oh what wonderful walks you have near you and awesome photography of nature ~ Wow!


    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 appreciate the comment and your link. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  33. Hi Eileen! Hemlock Gorge looks so cool and green and full of beautiful birds! I always find woodpeckers fascinating as long as they don't peck on my house wood shake siding..lol. Thanks for all your visits and kind comments on my blog. Have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy your pretty walks!

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    1. Thank you Pat, for the link and your comment! I hope the woodpeckers do not peck on your house.Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  34. I love the Pileated Woodpecker, he looks handsome.

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    1. Thank you Bob! Yes, the Pileated is handsome. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  35. The Cedar Waxwing is a gorgeous photo and the Tanager a neat sighting. Love the deer and everything you see. I hope our birds are out there when I get back on the trails! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, I appreciate the comment and your link! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  36. Hello Eileen
    Lovely sightings you've shared today.
    The Scarlet Tanager is my favourite.

    Have a lovely weekend and a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! The Scarlet Tanager is a beauty! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  37. That pileated woodpecker and the scarlet tanager are knockouts! Such colorful superstars!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! They are two of my favorites too. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  38. this is a great way to keep track of your bird sightings. you see some really amazing birds there, and have shared some really beautiful images here with us. the waxwing is a favorite today!! enjoy the rest of your weekend, and many thanks for being such a great host!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Yes, my post is a good way to record my sightings. I often go back to previous years post to see which birds were around. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  39. You saw some marvelous birds. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I appreciate the link and your comment! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  40. The way woodpeckers peck at the wood always amaze me. Love to see all the colourful and different types of birds you come across in your trails and hikes. Have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy, I appreciate your comment and link. Take care, have a great week!

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  41. I have never seen a Scarlet Tanager..Always nice to see new birdies..Not sure about the Cedar Waxwing either..Have a great week..Thanks for sharing your nice photos!!

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    1. Thank you Missy! I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a wonderful week!

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  42. I love your birds as always -- the Cedar Waxwing is one of my favorites and your picture is really special!! I feel bad that I didn't get any good bird photos on our June trip - we saw a lot and learned a lot, but birding just wasn't in the time frame. You asked about our family that we saw in Prague. This grandson and family live in Munich, our g-d-in-law is from Slovakia, they met here in Eugene at the UO and are now working in Munich. They combined some of their p/maternity leave to spend part of a week with us and then pop across the border to visit her parents. It's complicated but wonderful!!! (and Germany and apparently every other first-world country has much better laws re. work and time off for new babies than we do here.)

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    1. Thank you Sallie, i appreciate the comment and visit. Your trip sounds awesome, I am glad you had time to meet up with your grandson and his family. Congrats on the new great-grand! Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  44. Your bird photos are ever so delightful, Eileen.
    I love that Scarlet Tanager.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Veronica! The Scarlet Tanager is a beautiful bird. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  45. Hi Eileen!!! Beautiful compilation of pictures... Have a nice week and summer...

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    1. Thank you Ana! Happy summer to you! Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  46. Sorry to be so late for the party, but very happy to see all your birds and other critters. This weekend our daughter and SIL hosted a really big pig roast and pool party for over 60 guests, something they have been doing every year. Planning, supplying, setting up and finally breaking down and cleaning up has kept us completely occupied. You are seeing a great variety of species, something not happening in our yard this year. Only have seen Scarlet Tanagers twice and one Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Both were fairly easy to find last summer.

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    1. Thank you Ken! The party sounds like a fun time. We only see the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks as they are traveling north. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  47. Dear Eileen - I always love to see the critters your eyes spotted. The Scarlet Tanager is brilliant and the Cedar Waxwing is beautiful. Either of them are not seen in my part of the world. I’ll be away from my laptop for a while in summer. Wish you and your family healthy, happy summer. See you.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko, I appreciate your visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your summer!

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  48. six Lousiana Waterthrushes is interesting name for me.... never heard before....
    Have a great day

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    1. Thank you Tanza! LOL, six is not part of the bird's name, just that I saw 6 Lousiana Waterthrushes on that day. Have a great week!

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  50. Todo maravilloso. Gracias y abrazos.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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