Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Watery Wednesday and birding Cape May and Avalon NJ

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I spent this past Sunday and Monday birding Cape May and Avalon, NJ. At the Avalon seawatch I enjoy watching the waves breaking over the wall.

Cape May and Avalon are great places to see birds. They usually stop there on their way southbound. Warblers, shorebirds and the Monarch butterflies are migrating. There were a lot of warblers on the boardwalk trail near the lighthouse. I saw a beautiful Northern Parula and I believe I have a photo of a young Common Yellowthroat and a Red eye Vireo.



The Red Eyed Vireo




Maybe a Juvie Common Yellowthroat



The Mute Swan





In Avalon I saw the American Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, Semipalmated Plovers, Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Pelicans, Snowy Egrets and the Great Egrets.

Semipalmated Plovers





Black Skimmers





My lifer the Marbled Godwit with some American Oystercatchers


26 comments:

♠ ♠ France said...

Bonjour
La anture est si belle elle est bien là, chez vous superbe les photos alors merci

Irene said...

Thank you for sharing your encounters with nature. It's wonderful to see.

Coffeedoff said...

Great shot on the wave breaking. Lovely bird pics too!

diane said...

Great to capture the wave breaking over the wall. The birds are lovely and you know all their names so clever. I find birds so hard to photograph.

Denise said...

Wonderful watery shots, the swan photo is gorgeous and I loved all those other shore birds, as well as your Red-Eyed Vireo. what a very cute little bird he is. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Have a great day :)

Martha Z said...

Some of these birds I am familiar with, others do not frequent our part of the country.
Glad you enjoyed my Yosemite shots.

Maria Berg said...

To see all that birds, like to look at them.

waves breaking over the wall - make me feel like going swimming.

You World also have a lot of water,

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NatureFootstep said...

how wonderful. I started birding last year so I am still a beginner. Sadly I have no car so I don´t get very far. If you like to see some swedish birds I just started to post the ones I have on a blog.

http://www.nfbird.blogspot.com/

Creative Mish said...

Its nice that you were able to view so many pretty birds. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

I enjoyed seeing your birds and the breaking waves. The Mute Swans are so beautiful. Lovely photos!

TOMO said...

Hi,eileen.
Wonderful sea spray shot!
I also like a photographic tone.
Beautiful...

Nina Xi said...

I just love your first picture! What a beautiful shot! Thanks for your comment at my blog!

tapirgal said...

A beautiful, restful spot. Thanks for the photos.

SandyCarlson said...

These are really gorgeous. I love the swans.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: You captured you shore birds so beautifully.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great Nature and shots.
Luiz Ramos

Squirrel said...

Very nice. I am even more excited about my future trip to Blackwater NWR at the end of the month. Keep up the good photography.

Regina said...

Such an amazing captures.
Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Godin said...

Great shots, all - including one of my faves, the skimmer!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Some really beautiful and lovely shots !! Thanks for sharing...Unseen Rajasthan

Della said...

Wow, so many birds and those nice waves in the first picture. Thanks!

Tabib said...

Nice collection of water birds. I never see it except for the swan.
Have a great weekend!.

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, Eileen. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting on the egret photo. The Camera Critters button is of our Alaskan malamute, Meeko, who succumed to cancer in January. We miss him a great deal.

Blessings,
Mary

LaY hOoN said...

What a beautiful day !!

dAwN said...

Ahh..always fun birding in Cape may! nice shots!

Nature's Beauty said...

cute animals! and the scenery are beautiful! have a great week ahead!