Saturday, February 24, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 532

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!


Time seems to fly by no matter what we do, these images are from late January. On Jan 19th we had about 6 inches of snow. The birds were enjoying the peanuts and suet nuggets I put out for them.


1. The Blue Jays are always first to arrive after I put out some food, they are piggies.  I think they sit in trees above our yard and wait for me to come outside.







2. Our snow covered deck with a White-throated Sparrow sitting on the railing waiting for some food. The winterberries are a pop of color, ready for some birds to eat.



3. The Mockingbird has been enjoying some suet nuggets, when it is not eating it is chasing away other birds from the food. 



4. Looking out my window, I noticed 2 bunnies in our side yard. I hope they are finding food the ground was covered with snow. One bunny is almost hidden on the far left. The window blinds made this photo look strange. 





5. Jan 26th Prettyboy reservoir has a layer of ice on top and little section of open water where the Canada Geese were paddling around. 





6. I am happy to see we have had enough rain/snow to start filling up the reservoir after last year's drought.





7. After our walk to the lake, we are home to hear the male Cardinal banging on our front window. The female is sitting back further in the rhododendron watching her mate attack his reflection in the window.  





8. Hubby and I enjoy working on 1000 piece puzzles on the bad weather days.  I loved this Toucan puzzle. 







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110 comments:

  1. Oh, all the snow! And we need the aircon.... I wonder how my Peanut is doing at home...
    The Blue Jays are so beautiful. Have a great Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Iris, for your critter link and comment!
      I hope your Peanut is doing well.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. I haven't seen a mocking bird over here in a while...the blue jay looks so beautiful! Have a fabulous weekend, Eileen!

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

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  3. The jigsaw puzzle is so colourful for the parrots

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

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

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  5. Amazing birds, beautiful photos, Loved puzzle.
    Happy Weekend. Thanks a lot for hosting.

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

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  6. you live in amazing place where all the lovely birds and rodents roam around dear Eileen :)
    blue jays love peanuts no doubt and living near trees make them appear wow smart beauties :)
    white sparrow is so common here ,i mean it was but it seems to disappear from our small city .my native town has so many of them though .
    hare couple indeed is looking for food . good you had rain ,loved the reservoir full of water !
    berries look stunning against snow .
    like cardinal ,a robin hit head against our front yard mirror hanging above sink sometimes ,it's amusing sight .
    more blessings to you and yours!
    hugs

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    1. Thank you Baili, for your nice comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Muito lindos todos os bichos que vi aqui! E adorei o teu deck cheio de neve! Lindo! Um amor os pássaros se alimenando dos amendoins. E que legal o quebra-cabeças completo, feito por voces dois! Ficoi TRI! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

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

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  8. Hello, the Jays and Cardinals are my favourite in this post.
    The puzzle you built up is really awesome, not only for the Toucans, but also for the gorgeous flowers.
    Have a nice peaceful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for your critter link and comment.
      The puzzle was a pretty picture.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    You show us a beautiful series of photos.
    I think the Blue Jays are really fantastic to see, they don't occur in the Netherlands, such a shame.
    The puzzle is really beautiful, it is also a fun pastime.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your critter link and comment.
      The Blue Jays are fun visitors, even though they can be bullies.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    I love to see the Blue Jay. The color is so beautiful. Here it's very few "blue" birds.
    I like your puzzle very much.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your critter link and comment.
      I tend to take our colorful blue birds for granted. They are pretty.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. that puzzle is beautiful and would make a great poster.. love the colors, ha ha on the cardinall knocking himself out on your window.. you are right, January sped by and now next weekend is March. how did that happen

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    1. Thank you Sandra! The puzzle came with a nice poster. That silly cardinal is always attacking his reflection. The days and months are flying by so fast, we will be changing the clocks back soon. Take care, have a great day!

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  12. I'm glad we haven= not had snow like that Eileen. It has just been wet and windy here although it is sunny this morning. It's good to see so many birds enjoying the extra food you put out for them. Thanks for the link this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil, for your critter link and comment.
      I am looking forward warm weather and to seeing some Spring birds moving back in.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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

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  14. Hello Eileen :=)
    Your January images of your deck with all that snow looks lovely. You have some recent photos of the beautiful Blue Jays that are nice to see. The Eurasian Jay is just as greedy, but they are large birds and need more fuel than the smaller ones.I enjoyed seeing all the birds and your puzzle with the exotic Toucan mage and the beautiful flowers. What a lovely scene. What used to take me an hour to do now takes me a morning or afternoon, where does the time go, I'm sure I don't know.
    Thank you for hosting Eileen.
    All the best
    Sonjia.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, for your critter link and comment!
      The Jays do make sure they take as much food as they can, they are greedy.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. I enjoy sharing your life full of birds, whether they are rare or common. It’s great that we have beautiful and colofrul birds like cardinals and blue jays in our everyday life. (I’m not so sure about Canada geese.)
    Thanks for hosting all the critters each week.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, I tend to take for granted our colorful birds. I really do love seeing them enjoy the food I put out for them. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. It certainly looks cold, Eileen. We had nearly 40˚C a couple of days ago and a few bushfires in the countryside. Fortunately a cool change came through. Lovely photos, especially the blue jays! Thank you for hosting and have a great new week (Nick)

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    1. Thank you Nick, for your link and comment. I am looking forward to some warmer weather this week. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  17. Red berries against the white snow make a lovely scene. The puzzle looks difficult. Good for you … for finishing it. :)

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    1. Thank you Maria, I appreciate your link and comment. The red berries do add a pop of color. The puzzle was a little challenge. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Ma che meraviglia i Blu Jays, hanno un piumaggio dal colore meraviglioso

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    1. Thank you Stefania, for your comment and your visit.
      The Blue Jays are lovely visitors.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. I'm so glad you post this meme, and comment so often on my blogs! Thanks. Your photos seem much crisper these days, have you changed cameras? The colors of birds, berries, and puzzle are stunning.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your critter link and comment.
      No, I am still using my Canon Powershot SX 70.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Your deck is really beautiful and I love those winter berries. I have contemplated peanuts but know my squirrels would nab them before the birds! Maybe that's not so bad except they bury them in places I'd rather they not! That's a gorgeous puzzle -- looks a little tricky!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I try not to feed the squirrels, they tend to eat everything if they see it out there.
      The puzzle was fun and I liked the picture of the toucans.
      Have a great weekend.

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  21. I love the blue jay and mockingbird pictures.

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

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  22. ...the Blue Jay sure looks like a piggie with that peaanut. Thank Eileen for hosting and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your critter link and comment.
      The Jays are piggies, it is funny to see them pick up a peanut and put it down for a bigger one.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. We have the same thing from our cardinal, we call him Woody Woodpecker! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for your critter link and comment!
      They are silly birds, luckily none have been hurt banging on the windows.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. I love how the berries stand out in the snow. Great critters, as always, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Marie, for your comment and your visit.
      The winterberries are pretty.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Happy weekend with birds twittering!

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    1. Thank you for your critter link and comment!
      I do enjoy hearing the birds tweeting.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. Great photos of the birds and scenic views of the Reservoir. Love the jigsaw puzzle!
    Have a wonderful day!

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

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  27. You have had more snow than we have had. The Blue Jays must love you, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for your critter link and comment!
      The Blue Jays are daily visitors, they love the peanuts.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. I love that puzzle too. I work puzzles on my IPAD every day and that's fun. The bunnies are very sweet! Happy weekend my friend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your critter link and comment!
      The puzzles are fun, something different then my usual reading.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. Blue jays are a feisty bunch. It's amazing how quiet they get during nesting season.

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    1. Thank you Red, for your comment and your visit.
      They are feisty birds, very noisy when they first arrive for the food.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. You got some lovely photos. The blue jays and the squirrels are the first on the seen when we put out food. I love the toucan puzzle.

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

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  31. Those Blue Jay photos are amazing. It really is jigsaw puzzle season. Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I do like working on the puzzles. Have a great weekend.

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  32. Blue Jays and Mockingbirds are always working themselves to the front of the line.
    I'm glad you are getting enough snow to start filling up the ponds and lakes.
    Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Yogi, for your critter link and comment!
      The Blue Jays are the first to arrive.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. Hello Eileen,
    What a wonderful pictures. Great to see the Blue Jays. They are so nice with their special blue colors.
    And what a lot of snow. So amazing.
    The puzzle is nice to do. 1000 pieces..pfff..!! Hihi..!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, for your comment and your visit.
      I am glad the snow has melted.
      Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. gorgeous pictures today, i enjoyed seeing the birds frolic in the snow. the mocking bird and the berries were especially pretty!! enjoy the rest of the weekend, tomorrow is suppose to be beautiful. many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for your link and comment. I see we may have warmer temps this week, almost in the 60's. Enjoy the good weather! Have a great weekend.

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  35. Love the photos of the bluejays in the snow.
    Great puzzle, looks a challenging.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The birds seem really hungry on those snowy days. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  36. Wonderful series of wintry photos ~ love the bunnies ~ and lovely 1000 word puzzle you and hubby did ~ thanks,

    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 like seeing those bunnies in my yard. The puzzle was fun. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  37. Beautiful Eileen, snow covered everything, but, I love the Mockingbird, superb.

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

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  38. Hello Eileen,
    Many thanks for sharing some lovely photographs, I think the Blue Jays are my favourite today.
    That puzzle looks very good and so colourful.

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

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, for your comment and your visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful day and happy new week.

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  39. I hope the Northern Ireland cows in the field in my blog post's last photo qualify this week, Eileen. Your home looks beautiful in the snow! Love the close up of the blue jay. The puzzle you finished looks pretty. My grandkids love doing puzzles with us. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you Pat, for your comment and your link. Your cows are great critters.
      Take care, have a wonderful day and happy new week.

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  40. I love bluejays, even though they eat a lot!

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your comment and your link.
      I do not mind the Jays eating a lot, they are better than the squirrels.
      Take care, have a wonderful day and happy new week.

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  41. Hello Eileen - I loved to see Blue Jays having food in the snow – you captured the moment so nice. I share your feel of accomplishment with the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Have a nice week.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko, for your visit and comment. Take care, have a wonderful day and happy new week.

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  42. Beautiful landscapes and birds. I like the puzzle. A nice hobby. Have a nice day.

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    1. Thank you Caroline, for your link and comment. I do like working on the nature puzzles. Take care, have a wonderful day and happy new week.

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  43. Wonderful photos! I especially liked the Blue Jays and Mockingbird. Liked the snow photos and those pretty red berries. I am still only doing my iPad puzzles. I like the look of yours. Have a great Sunday Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Denise, I appreciate your comment and visit. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  44. Hello Eileen, great nature captures and the sweet birds and critters that live in it! Mostly though what a fun filled and unbelievable winter so far, I just hope it keeps it up! We're back in a possible rain/snow mix for Tuesday but Wednesday it's going to be near 60's (yes I'm still in Minnesota the could be frozen tundra) so if any snow comes it won't last. Enjoy your week ahead Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen, for your link and comment. We may have some days in the 60's this week too, maybe some rainy days too. I am hoping the snow is over and the warm weather sticks around. Enjoy your good weather. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  45. Enjoyable post! I loved seeing the birds, the winter scenery, and your fun puzzle.

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

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  46. Glorious pics. That jay is so pretty. As is Ruby Beach...

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

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    1. Thanks Sharing, for your link and comment! Take care, have a great day!

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  48. So strange the way birds will fight with themselves at a window -- I guess they haven't evolved enough to understand glass and reflections. You do have wonderful yard birds in all seasons.

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    1. Thank you Sallie, for your visit and comment. The birds are silly banging on the windows. Take care, have a great day and happy week!

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  49. I can only but imagine having my backyard covered in snow. Unimaginable here in Western Australia. So I enjoy snowy images this year. It has been a hot summer but we are starting to feel the last few days the effects of autumn creeping in. It has been a relief after the summer. I am sure your birds are enjoying the food you put out for them. Enjoy your week, stay warm!

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    1. Thank you Jill, for your comment and visit. We are starting to warm up this week, feels more like spring. Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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    2. What a delightful collection of critter sightings and snowy scenes!
      The Blue Jays are stunning against the winter backdrop.
      The puzzle looks like a fun challenge.
      Thanks for sharing your critter-filled adventures and for hosting this lovely gathering, Eileen

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    3. Thank you Veronica, I appreciate your link and comment. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  50. Algo de nieve nos gustaría ver por aquí. Este invierno solo ha caido un poco en la sierra. Tenemos una primavera adelantada. hoy nos volvió el frío. Precioso el cardenal.
    Buena semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hello Laura,
      This snow may have been one of our last for the winter here, we are having warmer weather now.
      The Cardinal is a lovely bird. Thank you for the visit and comment. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  51. Very nice pictures, dear Eileen - and it seems that you have got enough snow this time...
    Have a good time and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Violetta

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

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  52. Preciosas imágenes de aves. He terminado un rompecabezas de 2000 piezas hace unos días, me gustó el tuyo. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! I have not seen many 2000 piece puzzle, that is a challenge. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  53. The Puzzle looks difficult. I admire your patience, dear Eileen. The picture looks perfect.

    And of course, I enjoyed each scene here. With the birds, with the landscapes. This week has been turbulent... The internet is too slow, it's tedious. Nevertheless, I don't want to miss out on looking at the individual posts, which I really enjoy as always.

    And I'm delighted with your contribution to
    MosaicMonday

    Greetings from Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your link and comment and for hosting Mosaic Monday. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

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  54. Good morning Eileen, what beautiful photos of nature and critters, and I was so lucky last weekend to spot a bald eagle fly right in front of me while I was driving on a roundabout so of course I couldn't take a photo, but the memory is with me forever! Your grand pups are always delightful to see too! Enjoy your weekend and hikes about nature.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for your link and comment. I enjoy seeing the Eagles, every time I see them. Some memories do last forever. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend.

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Saturday's Critters # 540

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 th...