Saturday, August 19, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 505

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 still have days of Ireland trip photos , lots of birds and critters to share. 

1. May 12th, Dingle Peninsula, Top row are the Pied Wagtail, Blue Tit, European Shag, Northern Gannet. Bottom row: Northern Fulmar, Eurasian Magpie perched on a sheep, Hooded Crow and a Grey Heron.




2.   The Northern Gannet is seen off the Dingle coastline. We were at Slea Head Drive when this Gannet flew by. 







3.  These rocks were a nice spot for the European Shag to hang out. 





4.    I get easily distracted by birds, especially when this European Magpie that landed on this sheep.





5.   Dingle farm animals are the goat, sheep, donkey, hog, sheep dog, lamb, cow, sheep with lambs, cows and horses. 




6.    One girl from our tour group went on a horse trail ride up in the mountains. We dropped off the rider at the horse farm for her trail ride. They were pretty horses, many saddled up and ready for a ride. 






7.  I thought these horses were beautiful, they were very big. These Irish horses are called Galineers Cob (thanks to YAM) or Gypsy Vanners. 





8.    Back in Dingle, I found a Grey Heron by the marina.





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. 

124 comments:

  1. Magpie on a sheep wins today! A wonderful post. Thank you Eileen Aloha

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for your link and comment!
      The magpie on the sheep is a favorite of mine too.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Iris for the link and comment.
      I have to look up that story, it is new to me.
      The squirrels here love peanuts.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  3. Love the birds and horses and sheep. They are all lovely critters.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend and happy captures!

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

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  4. Ireland is very full of remarkable animals and birds! Your photos are lovely. Thanks for hosting all the critters.

    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your link and comment!
      I did enjoy seeing all the Ireland critters.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  5. Good morning Eileen!

    Another nice collection of pictures!
    I find the picture with the magpie on the back of the sheep funny! He makes a stopover, so to speak :-))

    I wish you a wonderful weekend
    and thanks for the link

    Best regards

    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne, for the link and comment!
      The Magpie was entertaining.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Loved the magpie riding the sheep! Happy weekend.

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

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  7. Well Eileen you certainly saw a lot of birds in Ireland on your trip. Love all those horses. Thanks for hosting and commenting. I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for your link and comment.
      I really did enjoy our trip to Ireland.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Your photos are a delight! I particularly love the image of the Magpie on the sheep and the majestic horses. Nice to see the familiar Grey Heron.

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    1. Thank you Shiju, for the link and comment.
      The horses were beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    What a great series of photos these are.
    I really like the sheep with the magpie on top.
    The horses are also beautiful.
    I wish you a great weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your link and comment!
      I thought the horses were beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen,

    As always beautiful photos from Ireland. I love the birds, the horses and the sheeps. Lovely photo of the magpie and the sheep. Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your link and comment.
      Ireland is a beautiful place!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Oh, so many cute creatures, dearest Eileen ❤️! The sheep with the magpie on its back is awesome, but I'm also very happy about your other animal sightings! Dingle Peninsula, I remember that dolphin Fungie lived there... but I think he hasn't been seen since 2020 and must have "gone with the tide"... We saw him on our first trip to Ireland in 1995 - that was a great joy, of course also for little Jana.
    All the best from Austria and have a nice weekend
    Traude
    🌼❤️🌼
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/08/romerstadt-carnuntum-und-die-tiere-von.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for your link and comment.
      We heard the stories about Fungie the dolphin, I would have loved to see him.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. Love coastal birds. The sheep and the horses. These are just gorgeous!

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

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  13. Hari OM
    OOhh, Galineer's Cob - same breed of horse that Midnight is, the one I met recently. Very handsome indeed! I do envy you that farm visit and all those wonderful sights! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam, for your link and comment.
      I loved seeing all the farm animals and the pretty horses up close.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. Beautiful photos,Eileen. My favorite is the Magpie on the sheep, it's a beauty.

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    1. Thank you Bill, for your link and comment.
      The Magpie was generous posing for my photo.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. A bird on the back of another creature always adds extra appeal. Many highlights on your trip to Ireland, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you David, for your link and comment.
      I did see many beautiful sights in Ireland.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. ...I'm partial to horses this week too. Eileen, you sure had a wonderial trip and thank for taking me along to see the sights. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your link and comment.
      I do love seeing the horses, beautiful critters.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. Simplesmente lindas tuas fotos e mosaicos aqui tão bem mostrados! Adorei! beijos praianos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a happy weekend.

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  18. Love the shot of magpie on a sheep ... so cute! Have a great weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Angie! The sheep and magpie were a cute sight. Have a great weekend.

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

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  20. More marvellous photos! I've seen that Pier on Twitter, with people stuck there in a car! Great critter photos. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for the link and comment. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. Loved seeing all these animals, and wonder what the sheep thought of the Magpie! Those were certainly beautiful horses.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your comment and visit.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  22. Hi Eileen, how super to visit these different critters with you on your Irish trip. I love the sheep with a magpie on its back. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this meme. I am back again and trying to post more regularly. Have a great Saturday Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo, for your link and comment.
      I am always happy to see a new post from you.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  23. Your Irish trip was such a great success, Eileen and your photos are wonderful. Thank you for hosting and have a great new week.

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    1. Thank you Nick, for your link and comment.
      Ireland was great!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  24. I started smiling in the first collage with the magpie on the sheep and then i was grinning at the full size photo of it and scrolling down and down i just kept smiling. you know my THING is critters with 4 legs and furs... beautiful horses

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    1. Thank you Sandra. The sheep with the Magpie was a cute sight.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. Wonderful photos all -- but the big winner in my book was the magpie on the sheep. I love that!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, for your link and comment.
      It was nice that the magpie landed on the sheep right near me.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  26. I marvel at the all the birds you found on your trip. Also I love the sturdy horses.
    I thought of you yesterday. I was hiking in the bosque along the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque and their were tons of birds flying around that were unfamiliar to me.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for your link and comment.
      Your hike along the Rio Grande River sounds awesome, I wish I was there.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  27. I wonder if that Magpie & the sheep knew each other? Nice post of Irish critters, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your link and comment.
      They may know each other, maybe the Magpie picks bugs off the sheep.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  28. Thank you for the latest tour through the Irish countryside Eileen. You took so many lovely and evoking pictures that I am quite clear you enjoyed your trip very much. My own memories of Ireland are such that I can understand how you feel. Happy Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Phil, for your link and comment.
      I now have many happy memories from our Ireland trip.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  29. Interesting to see some different birds . Ireland is a beautiful place to visit.

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    1. Thank you Red, for your comment and visit.
      Yes indeed, Ireland is beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  30. Great photos! Beautiful horses!
    Love the photo of the sheep with the bird on its back!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for your link and comment.
      The horses were beautiful.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. Amazing series of photos. Great post as always.
    Thanks a lot for hosting. Happy Weekend. Take care.

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    1. Thanks so much for your link and comment. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  32. You captured the beauty of Ireland country side but also the 'critters' so well ~ what an adventure for you ~ beautiful horses there too ~


    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 your link this week and the comment. Ireland did have some beautiful critters.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  33. You are so right, the horses are beautiful. Thanks for the picture of the European Magpie, I haven't seen one of those since I last visited Sweden, such a long time ago now. They are one of the most common birds there and always entertaining.

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    1. Thank you Inger, for the visit and comment. I did enjoy watching the sheep and Magpie and I loved those horses.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. Love the magpie on the sheep. The grey heron looks remarkably like the Great Blue!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I was at the right place when the Magpie landed on that sheep. I agree the Grey heron looks a lot like our Great Blue. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  35. Has conseguido una gran cantidad de animales y en unas buenas fotos.
    Un abrazo

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

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  36. fabulous pictures today, the magpie on the sheep really stole the show for me. also the heron, what a great image, i like the background noise!! have a great weekend, we are having such beautiful weather. many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! The Magpie on the sheep is popular today. I thought it was cute. Enjoy this nice weather. Have a great weekend.

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  37. I love those big beautiful horses! But the Magpie on the sheep won the photo of the day! Thanks for the party!

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    1. Thanks Diane, for the link and comment. I thought the Magpie and sheep was a cute photo. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  38. The sheep and magpie duo is my favourite of these.

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  39. So much to see and enjoy. The big horses remind me of summer vacations on a farm in Vermont as a kid. After the draft horses finished their work (mostly raking hay), we rode them bareback to the barns. They were single-minded and headed straight for home.

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    1. Thanks Ken, for the link and comment. Nice memory of your time on the farm, I love those big horses. Have a great weekend.

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  40. Lovely trip Eileen, I would to go in Ireland.

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

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  41. Amazing shots. Favorite is number 4, the bird sitting on the sheep.

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

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  42. Are they the Clydesdale's? Massive and gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I think the horses are called Galineers Cob or Gypsy Vanner, an Irish horse known to be very easy going. Have a wonderful week.

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  43. OMG - they are all so, so beautiful. Great snaps as usual, Eileen. The Magpie on the Goat is one of my favs. Thx for hosting. Take care!

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment. Have a great day and wonderful week.

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  44. You have more fun photos to share today Eileen. I love all your photos but today I loved the sheep and magpie, and the horses.

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    1. Thank you Denise, I loved the horses too. Have a great day and a happy week ahead.

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  45. Beautiful critters! Thank you for hosting

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

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  46. Beautiful photos Eileen of all the animals.

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

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  47. Ireland, team n° 1 in the world rugby ranking, my favorite sport. And not only rugby but beautiful cities, wonderful landscapes and a lot of nice critters! Thank you for sharing the photos.

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

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  49. We melting here. It`s summer - of course - but in several countries the climate changed in dramatically way. Most of the time of the day we stay inside. So I wished I could be in Ireland too...

    ...I enjoyed your captures of the coast, the animals and of course your description. Thank you for hosting.

    Wish you a wonderful week.
    Hugs by Heidrun

    PS: The Streets of San Francisco calling me...

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    1. Hello Heidrun,
      Thanks so much for the comment and link. It is still hot here too, close to 85° and humid. It has been dry too, we need some rain. Are you heading to San Francisco, it would be nice. Have a wonderful week!

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  50. I totally understand about having lots of Ireland photos to go through and publish! I just finished my last post about my April trip to the Emerald Isle. Great capture of the magpie on the sheep's back.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I have been reading your Ireland post too! You saw some places we missed and your photos have been wonderful. Ireland was a great country to visit. Have a wonderful week!

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  51. Hello Eileen
    I hope you've enjoyed your weekend.
    I have certainly enjoyed seeing your mix of photographs.
    My favourite being the Magpie on the sheep.

    Have a good new week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  52. Oh, Eileen, WoW, just WoW!!! What amazing photos! I've looked at each one, and each one tells its own story and has its own memory - But that Magpie on the sheep, I think has all our votes as a fun favorite. How wonderful and what fun memories and stories you now have of such a beautiful place. ❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks Kim, for the comment and visit. Yes, I have some great memories of our Ireland trip. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  53. The pastures are alive with critters!

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

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  54. That sheep and magpie shot is so great! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, I appreciate the comment. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  55. Such a delightful series of photos, Eileen!
    My favorite is the magpie on the sheep.

    Hugs and blessings

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

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  56. Oh my goodness things have been so busy it's tough getting everything done lately. I have this weekend off and shall be doing a critter post! Take care enjoy your week, we have a bit of a hot spell again, going up to 100 degrees and the heat index is even higher!

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    1. Karen, thanks for the visit and comment. I will look forward to seeing your critters. Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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  58. Happy MosaicMonday

    I`m very, very glad seeing more of Ireland. Each capture brings rememberings back to our holidays there. I hope we can visit soon this country too again. We made trips with the boat on the river Shannon, over the Lough Ree, we was always some days in Dublin and I (!) drived with the car on the Beach of Malahide and on the Ring of Kerry.

    Thank you so much being part at
    MosaicMonday

    Have a fine week. Hugs by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun! Hubby and I really enjoyed our trip to Ireland. We loved the coastline and the beaches and long with the little towns and Dublin. Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

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  59. Todo me parece precioso. Gracias y besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  60. Buena simbiosis hacen la cabra y la urraca. Preciosas fotos Eileen. Me encanta escuchar la música del agua😉
    Buena noche Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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

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  62. I am happy you have days of your Ireland trip to share. Such lovely photos and everywhere so green and lush! the Dingle coastline looks amazing, I must visit! Have a happy week.
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, for the visit and comment. Everything about Ireland was wonderful, a great trip! Have a great day and happy new week!

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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