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Sunday, 28 June 2020

Lillian (Lily) Joann English

     Regular readers of Travels With Birds have come to know Heather Polan well, first through bird banding at SpruceHaven, and subsequently via the feature on my blog covering her wedding.
     Of all the people in my life, few are more precious to me than Heather, although it is quite possible that she might be about to be eclipsed by Lily! I suspect that even Heather would not mind that!
     Heather and Shane recently became proud and happy parents of a beautiful, healthy baby girl.




     It is infuriating that Covid-19 precautions prevent us from going to see Lily, but the experience will perhaps be all the sweeter when it happens.



     The important thing is that she is doing well and could not have finer parents to guide her journey into the world.



     I am confident that she will receive nothing but the most intense parental love and stimulation, with a whole circle of family and friends to encourage her at every step of her voyage through life.





     Miriam and I are delighted that all has turned out so well for this remarkable young couple. They are bright, intelligent, caring and compassionate. Lily could have no better parents to chart her future.




     I know that each one of you reading this will join Miriam and me in wishing Shane and Heather our most heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the future. 
     And to Lily, "Welcome to the world. You are precious, special, and we love you."

57 comments:

  1. How cute she is, David. Congratulations to the parents!

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  2. Hello,

    Adorable photos of Lily! They are a lovely family, Congrats and best wishes for all! Enjoy your day!

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  3. Ooooh another little baby bird in the back yard!!!! What a sweetie.

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  4. Welcome to this world, little Lily! I wish her health, joy and a happy journey through her life to come. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics! Hug, Valerie

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  5. Hari OM
    Oh yes, this is news to brighten our Sunday evening!!! Congrats all the way from The Bonny Land. YAM xx

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  6. Ohh what a beautiful little princess!To be parents are the most difficult and loved thing in the world :)

    They have soo much to look forward too, this beautiful couple

    I see she is already surrounded with all the love there is

    Thank you for sharing David!Congratulations:)))

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  7. Hi David - yes ... absolutely - what a gorgeous set of photos and then the proud parents with their first littlie - Lily ... a beautiful name for a beautiful mother and daughter pairing. Congratulations to Shane and Heather, and Lily ... and here's to many many more years together .... Hilary

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  8. Another precious little one to love!

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  9. Congratulations to parents!
    Lily is a real treasure and a miracle.

    Hugs and greetings.

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  10. Hello David!
    Congratulatios to the lovely couple!
    Little Lilly is so cute! Thank you for sharing those adorable photos with the happy family!
    Dimi...

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  11. ¡Enhorabuena! Es una noticia emotiva, mis felicitaciones ¡es una niña preciosa!
    Un beso.

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  12. Son tiempos duros, los que nos ha tocado vivir ahora.

    Siempre el nacimiento de un niño transmite mucha alegría y estoy segura de que los padres adoptarán todo tipo de precuciones, para tenerl a salvo.

    A ver si se encuentra un remedio eficaz y pasamos de una vez por toda , de esta pesadilla, que tanto nos ha cambiado la vida a todos.


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  13. A happy family! Congratulations to the new parents.

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  14. Lovely young couple and adorable baby!
    Best of Luck to Heather, Shane and Lily!

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  15. Hi David,

    My congratulations to Heather and Shane with the birth of their lovely and wonderful daughter. She looks very sweet and it's lovely she has already her own 'story' on your blog.
    I hope you two will soon be able to pay a visit to your friends.

    All the best to all of you,
    Marianne

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  16. Awww.
    Wishes of good will are flowing across the oceans from here.
    It strikes me that young Lilian needs a stuffed bird to cuddle up to though. Perhaps that can be your job...

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  17. Wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your dear friends for the birth of her daughter.
    Many congratulations to Heather and Shane and an infinite world of happiness for the beautiful little princess Lily.
    Hugs and all the best for all of you

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  18. What a wonderful post.
    A joy to see all of the lovely photographs.
    My good wishes to Heather, Shane and Lily.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Congratulations to Shane and Heather on the arrival of their baby Lily. I hope that she brings as much joy to them as our first granddaughter did for us. I mention her, because she is also called Lily, but now she is a beautiful young women.

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  20. Olá David!
    Que doçura de fotografar!
    Parabéns à Shane e Heather pela sua linda bebé Lily.
    Um abraçar iluminado e que suas passadas sejam sempre iluminadas.
    Um abracinho florido!☀️💐☀️
    Megy Maia🌈

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  21. A new baby is always exciting - congratulations to the parents and welcome to baby Lily. Being parents is the most wonderful and difficult job. I wish them much joy.

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  22. A lovely set of photos and baby. Congratulations to everyone.

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  23. 💟💟💟 That tummy was growing and... beautiful Lilly has arrived and a new beautiful family has been formed! I can feel the happiness and deep love in the eyes of these brand new parents. Congratulations! 💟💟💟🍼🍼🎁😇👪😍😍😍

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  24. What a beautiful baby. Congratulations to the parents and best wishes to all of them for a future filled with love.

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  25. Congratulations Shane and Heather - and the proud grandparents! Lily is so adorable, I just wanted to cuddle her. I hope she will be blessed with a long, healthy, and happy life :)

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  26. Gratulacje dla szczęśliwych rodziców! Czas szybko płynie. Niedługo ich córka będzie obserwować ptaki!

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  27. Hi David.

    This is great, good news is always welcome in a bizarre world.
    What a sweet little girl.
    I wish her and the parents a sunny and pleasant life.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  28. Buenos días querido amigo David, mis más sinceras felicitaciones para Shane y Heather por esa bienvenida y tan deseable querida niña Lily que de seguro serán unos extraordinarios papas. Y mis felicitaciones para vosotros queridos amigos que habéis recibido a esta niña con todo vuestro cariño y afecto como no podría ser de otra manera. Les deseo a los papas una vida intensa de emociones con su querida niña. Esta, es una de las cosas más importantes de la vida por la que se merece luchar.
    Un fuerte abrazo queridos amigos y compadres Miriam y David.

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  29. Congratulations, a beautiful baby to treasure.

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  30. I knew I had seen her face and it's pleasing to read and see the photos of their wee one.
    Congratulations to them from Tasmania, Australia.

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  31. Are you going to become godparents?

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  32. Congratulations and best wishes to Lilly and her parents.

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  33. As vile and wicked as the interwebbythingie can be, how wonderful that it can actually keep people in touch like this.

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  34. What a gorgeous little baby girl. Oh, three cheers and congratulations to Heather and Shane for a successful birth -- and in the time of covid, all the better!

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  35. Hi both,
    Congratulations to the proud parents and dear Lilly, it won't be long until she will be out with you birding and asking all sorts of questions.
    You stay safe and well.
    John

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  36. Lily is surrounded by people who love her!! She will grow up to carry her own binoculars.

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  37. What a lovely celebration of family! They are adorable!

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  38. Aww … so cute! The way this little one snuggles reminded me of babies I’ve seen in artistic photographs by Anne Geddes who transforms them into adorable decorations around flowers and pots.

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  39. Thanks to everyone for their best wishes for Heather, Shane and especially, Lily. She will grow up in home filled with love and with lots of positive influences to help her on her way.

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  40. Muchísimas felicidades para los papas y también para vosotros. Lily se ve una niña preciosa. Un abrazo fuerte.

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  41. Hello David, Congratulations to Shane and Heather with the birth of their lovely daughter Lily. A beautyful name! I hope life will bring her happyness and love.
    Regards,
    Roos

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  42. Very best wishes to Heather and Shane. I hope it will not be too long before you get to see Lily. Keep well Diane

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  43. Such a precious bundle. May all the love that surrounds her today, be with her always.

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  44. Congrats to all, the new parents and their new baby. It was so nice to see everyone and to read that all are doing well. I hope it wont be too much longer before you and Miriam can meet Lily in person.

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  45. Congrats to all with Lily. A very nice babygirl and name. Greetings Caroline

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  46. Congratulations to them on the birth of Lily, which is a great name. It's unfortunate covid-19 continues to be a major factor in all of our existences.

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  47. What a beautiful girl Lilly is, of course I congratulate the young parents.
    May the little girl experience good luck and fun.
    What beautiful photos, so endearing.
    The Quild is beautifully made.
    Greetings Tinie

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  48. I totally enjoyed every part of this post. Congratulations all!

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  49. I totally enjoyed every part of this post. Congratulations all!

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  50. Felicitaciones a sus padres por la tan esperada llegada de su tan ansiada hija. Ojalá sea amante de las aves también!

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