Saturday, March 2, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 533

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 noticed I have a few blogs I follow on my side bar that do not update with the current post, they stay at the bottom of the list even though the blog has a new post. Does anyone know how to keep the list updated with current post? 


Feb 4th, a pretty sunny and blue sky day for our walk.We take this fire road walk to see how the Bald Eagle nest is coming along. We have been seeing the Bald Eagles nesting for years now at our local Prettyboy Reservoir. 






Below is a fuzzy image of the Bald Eagle on the nest and her mate was sitting in a nearby tree.




One of the Bald Eagles took off and flew around the lake only to land in another tree.





Far off across the lake I saw a big group of Common Mergansers. They are common visitors to our lake in the winter months.





A juvenile Bald Eagle flew over the lake. 





We were still able to walk on the lake shore, usually when the lake is full we have to walk on the trail.




At first I though I saw a deer on the trail in front of us as we were walking back to the car. 
It turned out to be a man walking his two German Pointer dogs. 




We love visiting with our grandsons and the grand-dogs, Nibbles and Winnie are cute critters.  



Here is another critter puzzle we have finished recently.  I love the Orca whales, I had a brief glimpse of one while on an Alaska cruise.




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.






Here is my linky:




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.


116 comments:

  1. Always such a pleasure to be with you Eileen. Thank you. Aloha

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

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  2. Love the puzzle! Soon I'll share a very cool book on the animals in ocean and rivers... Have great weekend!

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

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  3. Good Morning, Eileen! Your two granddogs are so adorable and sweet. I certainly would love to take a walk along that beautiful lake!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your comment and your visit.
      The granddogs are sweeties!
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  4. Cool captures.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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

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  5. Your walk looks nice, especially the nesting eagles. I don't know why it takes time to update the list of blogs. I just checked, and my post from earlier in the week was listed rather than the one that posted a little while ago. Mysterious, but I suspect there's nothing you can do about it as it's up to Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your critter link and comment.
      You never know with Blogger, weird things can happen.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  6. Hello, Hope you are doing fine.
    Beautiful series of pics. Happy weekend.

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

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  7. Good Morning, dear Eileen. First, I must say, I don't know how refresh the List of Blogs. Sorry about.
    Your Birdwatching, especially the Bald Eagles. And of course, it must be unforgetable viewing Orca whales. Now, I wish you and your family a wonderful weekend. Hugs bei Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your critter link and comment.
      I have been on a few whale watching trips looking for a pod of Orca Whales, they seem to leave when I am there.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  8. Lovely images. The Eagles are outstanding birds. Your grand-dogs are pretty and must be a good company.
    Also this puzzle is very well done, a nice picture of the underwater environment.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for your critter link and comment.
      The grand dogs are fun to visit, along with our grandsons.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  9. Hari Om
    Always enjoy your birds, Eileen, but today I am particularly admiring the dogs and the very fine jigsaw! As for the blog list, it appears to be in order from this side of viewing... though pruning any that haven't posted for more than a year might be good blog discipline!😉 YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam, for your comment and your visit.
      Yes, my blog list did need to be pruned.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  10. Hello Eileen,
    Cute dogs! I'm so impressed about your puzzle. Beautiful colors.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for your critter link and comment.
      I have been enjoying working on the various puzzles.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  11. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos from your walk along the lake.
    Beautiful sea eagles on the nest, the dogs are so cute.
    The puzzle of the orcas is beautiful.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your critter link and comment.
      It is always a treat to see the eagles, I am glad they are doing so well now.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  12. Lindos mosaicos e fotos.Adorei o voo da águia e os cachorros. Gosto de ver a paciência de quem monta quebra-cabeças junto! Muito bom!
    beijos, chica e lindo MARÇO

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    1. Thank you Chica, for your comment and your visit.
      It is great to see the Eagles in flight, they are majestic birds.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Great photos! Wonderful to see Bald Eagles! Love the jigsaw puzzle.
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for your critter link and comment.
      It is always wonderful to see the Eagles.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  14. I love the pictures you take of birds flying!
    Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters!

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    1. Thank you Calendula, for your critter link and comment.
      It is hard capturing a bird in flight, I could do better with the photos.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  15. Eileen, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you. Since yesterday was compliment day, I wanted to give you a compliment for hosting the Saturday Critters Link-Up. I joined in years ago, and you're still doing it, which is awesome! Thank you for that. I really appreciate it.

    In this post, I love the dogs, but also the American Bald Eagle.

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    1. Thank you Aritha, for your critter link and comment.
      I appreciate you participating with my Critter party.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  16. I wish I could help on the update issue and hope someone can offer a solution. You always see wonderful sights on your walks. Thanks for sharing them with us. The photos of your granddogs are really sweet and how lovely to get to see your grandchildren. The orca puzzle is very nice. I have never seen one. What a joy that would be. Thank you Eileen and have a wonderful day and weekend.

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    1. Thank you Denise, for your comment and your visit.
      The orcas are a joy to see, we do love visiting with our grandchildren and the granddogs.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  17. I don’t know how to fix the blog update issue and I suspect that the way it is appearing is inherent in the system. Blogger is renowned for illogical practice it seems to me. You are better off admiring Bald Eagles.

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    1. Thank you David, for your visit and comment. I do love watching the eagles, we are lucky to see them in our neighborhood. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Another beautiful post, Eileen. Thank you for hosting and have a great new week!

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

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  19. Dear Eileen - Lovely to see the flying Bald Eagles. The puzzle is wonderful. I love Orcas, too. Your grand-dogs are so cute. Have a nice weekend.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko, your comment and visit are much appreciated. Take care , enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  20. I agree with YAM, maybe prune some of the blogs you follow! I've been doing that.
    I love the fake deer sighting. I always imagine things in the forest. Happy puzzling.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for linking up and sharing your post.
      I did just go and delete a few of the old blogs. I'll have to check on some, make they are just not updating.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  21. ...Eileen, you found so many critters, I only found a few. Thanks for hosting the party. Be well.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for your critter link and comment.
      I never know what I will see on my walks, there are times I do not see much at all.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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

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  23. I bet Nibbles and Winnie are fun to hug! The bald eagle photos are such a treat to see. We occasionally see eagles here in Winter months. Thank you for this wonderful party! -Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse

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    1. Thank you Marci, for your critter link and comment. Nibbles and Winnie love hugs, they are great dogs.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  24. Hello Eileen :=)
    Your walk along the fireroad and the Prettyboy Reservoir is always captivating. with such beautiful scenery and especially the sightings of the Bald Eagles,... something I will never see in real time. Cute pics of the dogs Nibbles and Winnie, and the Orca puzzle is lovely.
    Thank you Eileen for your generous contribution of hosting Saturday's Critters.
    All the best
    Sonjia.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, for your link and comment. It is always a treat to see the Eagles. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  25. You had a great eagle day! They are wonderful sightings, among my favourite!

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    1. Thank you Marie, it is great to see these eagles so close to home. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  26. beautiful shoreline in the first bird photos, nice place to wander. and of course take bird shots. don't know about the list of blogs, i haven't had that on for several years now. beautiful orca puzzle. you know i love your grand pups. who would not?

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I like having them listed on my sidebar, it is easy access to the blogs I follow. Yes, we do love our granddogs, they love seeing us too. Have a great day!

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  27. Seeing the Eagles would be such a highlight for me, Eileen. You are so lucky to have them nesting nearby. Love seeing your grand-dogs.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, I appreciate your link and comment. I do love seeing these Eagles so close to home, it is nice to be able to watch the nesting progress. Have a great weekend.

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  28. That would have been a tough puzzle to do. I've never seen orcas but I've seen many belugas.

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    1. Thanks Red, for your visit and comment. I would love to see the Belugas in the wild, I have only seen them in aquariums. Have a great weekend.

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  29. I love how you are out hiking and exploring I am guessing almost every day and that you enjoy your family especially grandkids and grand dogs. I know our Kodi the Pomeranian loves visiting his Nana (my wife's mother). She cannot have dogs any more but she loves Kodi and spoils him.
    I love seeing bald eagles. After decades of being gone they now fish in the Arkansas River and I see one every now and then.

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    1. Thank you Yogi, for your link and comment. Yes, we do love visiting our grandson and the granddogs whenever we can.
      The Bald Eagles are always a treat to see. I am glad you are seeing them there too. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Your family's pets look like a lot of fun. I, too, have blogs on my list that don't update. It's a mystery as to why.

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    1. Thank you Maria, for your critter link and comment!
      The blog list is a mystery. We do love dogs and the family dogs are fun.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  31. The shots of the eagle flying are so cool. Love the names of your grand-dogs. Great job on that puzzle! I have to pull a new one out. Happy March to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, for your comment and your visit.
      I have new puzzle now, it is a Polar Bear with a Northern Lights sky background.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  32. How amazing to get to see the eagles nesting. I love seeing a juvie eagle too. They are exciting! Thanks for the party. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for your critter link and comment.
      we are happy to have the Eagles nesting nearby I hope all goes well.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  33. Here I am late...but loved this week watching the Big Bear Eagle cam. Thanks for composing this wonderful genre'!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for your critter link and comment. I am happy you were able to join in with your post today.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  34. I always like to see eagles. The sighting always adds a skip to my heart beat. It is nice that you can walk and see the eagles.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your comment and your visit.
      I love seeing the eagles too, always a treat.
      Take care, have a great weekend.

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  35. Very nice pictures Eileen... Happy weekend

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

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  36. Eileen,
    Greetings to you from Seattle. It fascinated me to stop by Saturday’s Critters this morning and see that we are both posting about Bald Eagles today. 😊It is a joy to see your pictures and the eagles at nearby Prettyboy Reservoir. This morning I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles … I believe they nest right here near my home, but I have yet to discover where their nest is located. I usually see them zooming around in the morning when I figure they are looking for breakfast. 😊 Today, with a wind in the air, they stopped at the top of a nearby tree and I grabbed my camera. Got a few shots, definitely not perfect, but nice to catch them at rest and together. Thanks for hosting and sharing another Saturday’s Critters. I enjoyed the pics of Nibbles and Winnie … and, wow, that Orca puzzle … as you can imagine, that puzzle must be a top seller to folks in Seattle. A happy weekend to you and yours!
    John

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    1. Thank you John! I enjoyed seeing your Bald Eagle pair, I hope they are nesting nearby. Maybe you can find their nest.
      I also think you photos are wonderful, well done. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Wonderful series of nature photos ~ awesome Bald Eagles, and sweet grand dogs ~ 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, for your link and comment! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  38. for me...the bald eagle always steals the show and your flight images are incredible. we chased some red breasted mergansers from one side of the lake to another. they always seem to hug whatever shoreline is opposite you!! love this puzzle and i really enjoy putting them together!! thanks for another great week, especially if you are a duck!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for your link and comment!
      We end up chasing the ducks across the lake too, they are shy.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  39. and as for updating your sidebar, i have never had that problem. when i click on the post, it is always the most current. i hope someone was able to help you!!

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    1. Thanks, it seems to be a blogger problem. Take care, have a happy Sunday!

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  40. Love the eagles in flight.
    Beautiful puzzle and looks like a challenge but fun to do.
    Sorry can't help you about the updating of the blogs. Don't think I have that problem but am going to check it.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for your link and comment!
      It is strange a few blogs do not update to the latest post.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  41. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for another lovely Saturday Critters post, I certainly enjoyed your photographs, especially Nibbles and Winnie, and yes, they are cute critters.

    I'm sorry but I can not help on the blog update issue, the only suggestion I could make is for you to remove the blog that is not updating properly and link it again. I'm not 100% sure this will work though.
    I'm still finding blogger is causing problems with commenting!

    Enjoy your weekend, and have a happy month of March.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! I have deleted and added again the few blogs that do not refresh. I will give up and leave them as is, seems there is no easy fix. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  42. It is exciting to see eagles thriving and raising new chicks for 202content and happy and 4! Your grand dogs look like very content and happy dogs. Love that colorful puzzle! Have a wonderful week ahead, Eileen, and more fabulous sights of nature.

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    1. Thank you Pat, for your link and comment!
      I hope to see the Eagle chicks soon.
      Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  43. The jigsaw puzzle is looking so good. I will try getting one to do myself

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    1. The puzzle photo is pretty and I always try to find puzzle with wildlife or a pretty scene. They are fun!

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  44. I'm in love the Bald Eagle, Eileen, you are a the best.

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    1. Thank you Bob, I appreciate the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and a happy week ahead.

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  45. I'm a little late catching up! Glad to see the granddogs again. I need to start a new puzzle!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, we do love our granddogs. The puzzles are fun! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  46. Happy Monday and Happy March Eileen. Its fun to see your eagle and reminds me I really need to take some time to visit the nest near us.

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    1. Happy March Sallie! Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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

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  48. Now I have help to write better! Not everything the electronic world can offer is always at hand...

    ...the post, dear Eileen, is once again wonderful to read and I really enjoy delving into your reports and pictures.

    By the way, when it comes to strong beer: I grew up in Munich and love a glass of good dark beer. Just like Guinness in Ireland. However, I can only drink a thimbleful of strong beer, which tastes really nice and malty.

    Thanks for sharing with MosaicMonday I'm very happy about it again.

    I wish you and your family a pleasant week, hugs
    Heidrun

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    1. Thank Heidrun! I did not try the Guinness in Ireland, I should at least give it a try. Have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  49. love bald eagles..... verry rare to see in our areas

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    1. We are lucky to see lots of Eagles in Maryland! Thanks for the link and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

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  50. It's always wonderful to see your critter adventures, Eileen! The photos of the Bald Eagles are spectacular, and it's delightful to hear about your walk around the lake. The granddogs are adorable, and the puzzle looks like a fun challenge.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for your link and comment. The eagles are always a treat to see. Take care, have a great day!

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  51. following bald eagle all these years must be exciting dear Eileen :)
    you capture some really fine moments of his joyous flight :)
    your grandson's pets are cool and pretty too
    lake and trails are lovely place to view nature in tranquility !
    bravo for completing another puzzle ,great job for sure
    many more blessings to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Baili, I appreciate your comment. Nature is grand, so much to enjoy! Take care, have a great day!

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  52. It must be amazing to regularly watch the Bald Eagles making their nest!

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    1. Thanks Juliet, for the comment. Yes, this nest is years old, they add to it every year. Take care, have a great day!

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  53. I think I forgot to comment. You know I’m jealous of your Eagles!

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

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  54. enjoy to see your beautiful photos....
    thank you for sharing.

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

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  55. Wonderful Eagle shots... I can't help you with your blog list.. Mine always seems to stay the same. The problem I am having is getting notified in my email when several of my bloggers post. You are one of those. I always used to get email notification from your blog. But a year or so ago I stopped getting them for several blogs... the others continue. Unfortunately for those that don't I have to rely on my memory to check on them so I can comment. That doesn't always work. Blogger is always changing things. Usually not for the better. One of your recent posts, I think it was a Monday picture shows a lot of ferns in a wooded area. It's a beautiful picture. Enjoy the rest of your week

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    1. Thank you Missy! I always enjoy seeing the Eagles, we are lucky to have this Eagle nest close to home.
      The fern photo is from Washington State trip, a hike in the rainforest. I will live with Blogger and it's many changes. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  56. Buenas fotos del águila volando. Gracias por compartir. Preciosa naturaleza Eileen..
    Buen jueves.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, for your visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  57. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Funny shots of the dogs.
    And that's a big and nice puzzle.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! It is a large puzzle and was fun to work on. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend!

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  58. Tus paseos siempre me gustan. Las águilas calvas son preciosas, por aquí no hay, pero hay otras variedades. Los perros son lindos, también me encantó el rompecabezas. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, for your comment and visit. The Eagles are a treat to see! Take care, have a great 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...