Saturday, January 20, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 527

 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!


These photos are from our morning visit to the Edwin Forsythe NWR on day two of our little getaway to Atlantic City, New Jersey


1. Resting in the grass below are some Northern Pintails and below photos are a mixed of Pintails and Hooded Mergansers and a large group of Dunlins.




Below are a Northern Pintail, male and female Hooded Mergansers. 





Three Snow Geese floating in the water foraging for food.





Dunlins and gulls





Lots of waterfowl and shorebirds hanging out at this one pool area. 






I am guessing at the bird id below , the Dunlins have been listed in high numbers at this wildlife refuge.






The Snow Geese were seen flying in large groups all around the wildlife refuge.







There were 3 juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons hanging out below.








Can you find the 3 Black-crowned Night Herons below?






A pretty Great Egret seen near the Great Blue Heron. 





This is the end of our visit to Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. It is a great refuge to see the winter ducks, snow geese and shorebirds. 


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105 comments:

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

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  2. The whole school of birds make a wonderful view. Have a good weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you Roentare, for your link and comment.
      It is fun to see these large flocks of birds.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Good morning, Eileen. Another week is flying by :-) We don't get to see many herons here, and if any appears, then it's the greyish one. Thank you for sharing those beautiful shots.

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your comment and your visit.
      All the herons are beautiful, a lovely sight to see.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos, and I love to see all the different birds. The Snow Geese and the Great Egret are very pretty. I love white birds.
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your link and comment.
      The white birds are pretty, I love them all.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Lovely captures! Thank you for hosting.
    Happy weekend!

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

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  6. Your photos are neat, especially the snow geese. We enjoyed visiting Forsythe NWR last October during our week of birding in Cape May and the nearby areas — we saw a couple of hard-to-find sparrows in the reed banks, as well as the more dramatic water birds. Thanks for hosting.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your link and comment.
      New Jersey has some great birding spots, great for year round birding.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos from your trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    I think the Snow Geese and how many Spotted Sandpipers are together are very beautiful.
    The Black-crowned Night Herons were very beautiful and I saw them straight away.
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your link and comment.
      I thought the Night Herons blended in well with their surroundings.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Wow, so many birds! And in groups, too! Most birds here are rather by themselves, ducks in river Oker might come in small groups and ravens in the trees, too, but small groups, as sparrows - and that is that!
    Now, I can imagine they are quite noisy in your place in those large groups? Do they interact a lot? Have a great Saturday and... sorry I only meet your theme a bit - but.... it was too tempting!

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    1. Thank you Iris, for your link and comment.
      The Snow Geese are really loud. They seem to keep busy looking for food or napping while on the ground.
      BTW, you did fine with the critter theme, I love the Snowy Owl.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Que bom que a cada escapadinha que conseguem dar, gam=nhamos por aqui lindas fotos para ver!
    Lindas todas!
    beijos, ótimo fim de semana! chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, for your link and comment.
      We like our getaways to be in nature areas, they are peaceful spots.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. I miss seeing birds such as these in person. Thanks for allowing me to see what you see on your trips.

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    1. Thank you Linda, hubby and I do enjoy our little trips.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Oh, wow! I love the shot where you captured the egret and heron! Gorgeous! and thanks for hosting this wonderful party! -Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse

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

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  12. When I see pictures like this it makes me wish we were on a Snow Goose flyway. It is spectacular to see them in these large numbers. Once in a while a singleton shows up here and is cause for great excitement.

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    1. Thank you David! I look forward to seeing the Snow Geese here every winter. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Hari OM
    Yes, an excellent series of shots! I have a small envy you getting to see Snow Geese... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam, I appreciate your comment and your visit.
      It is a treat to see the Snow Geese.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice to see these beautiful places of nature.
    Wonderful all these special kind of birds. That must be a real enjoyment to walk. Nice pictures.

    Many greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, We do enjoy the birds and all things nature related.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Lovely critters. Thanks for hosting.

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

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  16. What a wonderful place to visit!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for your link and comment.
      It is a great place to visit, one of our favorites.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. ...Eileen, you saw more feathered friends than I would see in year! Thanks for hosting the party, be well.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your link and comment.
      I do love sharing my feathered friends.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. That is a lot of birds for sure! I don't think I have heard of Dunlins before. That's a great place for viewing birds. Have a good day, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, it is great to see these big flocks of birds, both the Dunlins and the Snow Geese.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Pintail are one of the most beautiful waterfowl species there is, I could watch and photograph them all day.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment. The Pintails are beautiful ducks. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  20. You can see how the pintails got there name! They really stand out. LOVE the geese and all the different Herons you saw. It was a good day to visit this area! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the party!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your link and comment Yes, the Pintail is easy to recognize. I was happy with all my sightings this day. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. when the header sky opened I said WOW out loud. so beautiful. I like the ring around the rosy game the birds are playing, they even have the bird who is IT in the center.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! It is nice when the birds pose for my photos.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. So many different birds, Eileen. That is a great place to spend a few days.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your link and comment.
      It is a great place to visit and birdwatch.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Beautiful photos Eileen, we see the pintail sometimes here too. It's a beautiful duck.

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    1. Thank you Caroline, for your comment and your visit.
      The Pintail is a beauty!
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. The clouds of Snow Geese are so impressive. Your photos bring back fond memories of when I grew up and started birding in New Jersey.

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    1. Thank you Ken, for your link and comment.
      New Jersey has some wonderful place for birdwatching.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Oh, don't you just love it when they fly! I love photos of flight like this. Hopefully someday this winter I'll have a critter post but not betting the farm on it. The bird pix are bad and while I'm happy to share Lizzie, I get the idea that no one here is into cats-as-critters! At least not regularly!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, I appreciate your visit and comment.
      I think there are a few cat lovers that post, maybe not all the time.
      Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. It looks rather cold. Thee birds are well adapted to cold conditions.

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    1. Thank you Red, it was not too cold. I agree, these are winter birds and seem to adapt to the cold. Have a great weekend.

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  27. Loved seeing those birds, many of whom I've never seen in person. And I posted critters from the internet today...since I haven't taken any photos of critters myself. Thanks for commenting on my blogs!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I appreciate the comment. Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  29. So beautiful bird photos, Another awesome post.
    Happy Weekend. Greetings

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

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  30. Such beauties captured! The mergansers show up among other birds here too, like the geese and goldeneyes.

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    1. Thank you Marie, for your comment and your visit.
      I wish the Goldeneyes were there too.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Thanks for taking us along on your trip to the refuge. Lots and lots of great bird photos, including some I've never heard of before, like Dunlins.
    Thank you for hosting and enjoy the coming week.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for your link and comment.
      The Dunlins are a common shorebirds along the Atlantic coast.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  32. really wonderful birds and ducks. the pintails are so pretty and i am surprised to see the egrets are still hanging around!! i plan on visiting but have not gone because of the snow and bitter cold temperatures. many thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for your link and comment.
      We saw a few Great Egrets, I always enjoy seeing them.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. These are great to see Eileen. I have heard of the Dunlin but have never seen one. You certainly saw a great number of birds. If ever we are that way I would enjoy a trip to this place. Thank you for sharing all that you see. Happy weekend and week ahead also.

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    1. Thank you Denise, for your comment and your visit.
      I hope you are able to visit this refuge someday.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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    2. I hope so too Eileen. I came back to tell you how much I enjoy your Monday posts also, and the great quotes you use. Always great header shots. Enjoy the rest of the week. See you next Saturday :)

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  34. You saw and photographed a lot of wildlife.
    I do like the Snow geese, for their immaculate plumage.
    Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for your comment and your visit.
      The Snow Geese are a treat to see, very pretty.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. You go the best places and take the best nature photos ~ thanks and hugs,

    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, you are so kind. Your comment and link are appreciated. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. Beautiful array water birds, they are awesome Eileen.

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

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  37. Yes, I did spot the 3 herons. Favorite photo is the egret and heron.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Take care, have a great day and happy week!

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  38. Wow. You were really rewarded for your efforts! Lovely pics. And happy new year to you.

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    1. Thank you Lydia, I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great day and happy week!

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  39. You certainly know how to find water birds! Thank you for sharing and hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda, the refuge is a great place to see water birds. Take care, stay warm! Have a great week!

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  40. "Such a delightful critter-filled adventure! Nature's beauty in every frame.

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    1. Thank you Shiju, I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great week!

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  41. Great shot of the Snow Geese, they are amazing.
    Have a nice Sunday.

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

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  42. I enjoyed seeing all the different birds, Eileen.
    I especially loved the snow geese.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thanks Veronica, for your link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  43. We saw some of these birds on a mangrove tour in Costa Rica this week. There were familar faces and as always, new faces. :)

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    1. Thank you Sharon! The birds in Costa Rica are a wonderful sight. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  44. Hello Eileen :=)
    Wonderful captures of all the birds. The number of water fowl is amazing. I only see these kinds of views on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing so much beauty and for hosting Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  45. Que imagens fascinantes! São estes santuários de vida selvagem que me restituem alguma fé, neste mundo tão turbulento e desestruturado!
    Grata por estas preciosas partilhas, Eileen! Estou de volta, após algumas semanas de ausência! Uma grande gripe, apanhou-me em Dezembro... e estou regressando lentamente à vida, com a ajuda de alguns suplementos vitamínicos, para apressar o processo :-)) Pelo menos já me consigo mexer bem melhor. Acho que não me lembro de alguma ver ter apanhado antes...
    Beijinhos! Estimo que se encontre tudo bem por aí desse lado! Tudo de bom!
    Ana
    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana,
      Thank you for your lovely comment and visit. I am always happy to see these beautiful birds, very happy that they have this refuge. I hope you feel better! Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  46. It amazes me how many bird you see in your trips and hikes. I always enjoy all the photos.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, your comment is very much appreciated. Take care, have a great day!

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  47. Hello Eileen
    I hope you had a lovely weekend and the new week has started well for you.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs.
    I always enjoy seeing the many different birds, and I especially enjoyed the Snow Geese.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! It is a treat to see the Snow Geese! Take care, have a great day!

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  48. Me encantaría estar ahí para verlas. Tus fotografías están preciosas. Te deseo una feliz semana. Besos.

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

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  49. lovely Great Egret ... beautiful shots

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    1. Thank you Tanza, for your link and comment. The Egret really are lovely. Take care, have a great day!

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  50. Gusta venir a ver la gran variedad de aves que nos dejas. Gracias
    Buen miércoles Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! We do love seeing the variety of birds. Take care, have a great day!

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  51. we saw Snow Geese in the city lake...
    lovely geese

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    1. The Snow Geese are a lovely sight to see. Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, have a great day!

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  52. It's Thursday and time to comment...

    Your post is a feast for the eyes in many ways. A very welcome change when I look out of the window and see how rainy and cloudy it is here. Thanks for your contribution to
    MosaicMonday

    Best regards,
    Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, I appreciate the comment and visit. It has been cloudy and very foggy here, it is warmer and the snow/ice is melting. Take care, have a great day!

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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