Friday, February 26, 2010

Barnegat Lighthouse and beach

Last weekend we enjoyed a trip to the Barnaget Lighthouse and beach. My main reason was to see the birds of course we did which is my Camera Critters post and the Lighthouse and beach is the scenic post for my Scenic Sunday



The beach is just lovely for a walk even in the winter.




The jetty along the pretty Barnaget beach is a perfect place to see the ducks in the winter months.


                        


Hubby and I counted 30-40  Harlequin ducks along the jetty.



These are Brants and there were many of them along the jetty.



Brant, Common Eider (lifer) and a Harlequin


There were numverous Ruddy Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers along the jetty.


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51 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

I love lighthouses...I could never see too many! And those Harlequin ducks are so pretty. Nice captures on all!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are scenes I don't get to see on the prairies,so I appreciate them a lot.Those Harlequin Ducks are almost comical,but so beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I was wondering if you were going to show us Barnaget Lighthouse. It has been many, many years since I've seen that particular lighthouse. I hope to return to the Jersey Shore for a visit, perhaps this year. If I make it over there, one of my stops will be at Barnaget.

Johnny Nutcase said...

lighthouses and harlequins! Sounds like an excellent weekend! Pretty photos!

Kirigalpoththa said...

What a beach! Nice!!

Vicky said...

Great photos!!! Harlequin ducks are vary rare in my country(if they exist at all)!!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a lovely slender understated lighthouse!

rainfield61 said...

I enjoy looking at your pictures.

How great if I can see such a number of birds flying away at the same time.

cat said...

Wonderful scenes and pretty ducks :)

Bestemor Drillo said...

Beautiful and the looks so warm !
In my place is one meter snow and cold!!
I have now a translator on my w.side.
Have a nice Weekend;)))

diane said...

I like walking on the beach in winter too. So many ducks, are they noisy? Great light haouse shots.

Jo said...

Wonderful photos of the lighthouse. I love it. The harlequin ducks are very pretty. We don't have them in Africa. Thanks for sharing, Eileen. I love your posts.

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous and peaceful for a walk and a place to soak in the beautiful view..

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow, Eileen, I didn't expect to see a common eider down your way! Love that Brants. Not that they are not much bigger than the eider.

Thom said...

I so love lighthouses. Well done my friend. :) And those ducks are just wonderful. Great photos :)

Quilt Works said...

You have such a wonderful eye!
Such beuatiful colors on the ducks.
Love coming here! I'll be back!

Whoa .... Aligator

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful pictures.I would like so much to visit a lighthouse someday!
Happy CC
purrs and love
Luna - We love LUNA

Ricepatty said...

Barnagent Light House brings back such fond memories of my childhood! Beautiful shots love the eider ducks :)

Michael said...

Two of my favourite things: ducks & lighthouses. Love the Harlequins.

Stine in Ontario said...

Not too many things are as photogenic as lighthouses. I LOVE them. Nice addition to you bird photos.

Jane said...

Great shots Eileen, I love the lighthouse ( I believe this one is no longer in service) and great captures of the ducks. Thanks for sharing:)

Gattina said...

I love lighthouses, they are so romantic ! (at least to me, lol)

Snap said...

Lighthouses and ducks - two of my favorite things.

Megha said...

Ducks are cute :)

Lavender Cottage said...

The harlequin ducks are gorgeous to look at. The next time I see ducks other than mallards in the lake here that I can't ID, I'll send you a photo to see if you can.
Nice pictures.

Müge Tekil said...

The first photo is a very beautiful scenic photo! The lighthouse is so charming! As to the ducks, what can we say else than "sweeties" to define them? :-)

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KaHolly said...

Stunning photos of some of my favorite things!! Well done! ~karen

Eden said...

Hi Eileen,

Oh, such a beautiful beach. Love to take a walk there. Greats shots

Tes said...

Those harlequin ducks are a beauty! I love lighthouses, they seem to come with untold tales that leaves us imagining things. Beautiful shots, Eileen!

Greyscale Territory said...

I love wandering the beach sands by the sea in winter! It's quite exhilerating! And I have never seen these birds before, so enjoyed your presentation of them!

Linnea W said...

The lighthouse scene looks untouched by humanity. Very tranquil looking. No wonder the birds are flocking there! I wonder if it's getting any snow this weekend or if it's too far south...enjoy the week.

Bill said...

Looks like a great area to visit. Love the ducks.

Phil said...

Hi Eileen. i would just love to see all those Harlequins and take photos like yours. Nearest to us are in Iceland though.

momgen said...

Wow this are pretty shots...Happy SS! Mine is up.

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Hagemor said...

they are soo sweet!!! And wonderful captured as always in your blog!!!Have a lovely week, we've had a week winter-holiday, and people are leaving my house...

Willard said...

Beautiful scenic shots and an exciting array of waterfowl. A great Camera Critters post!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't get enough of Harlequin ducks the are just so pretty....

Gill in Canada

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looks a beautiful place and the ducks are really cute!

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happily retired gal said...

Looks like a great 'get-away' with your husband ... love the lighthouse photos and the wonderful ducks too!
Hugs and blessings,

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Great photos. Those Harlequin ducks look so cute. I don't think I've ever seen any.
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Bob Kaufman said...

Wow! And to think I have not seen a single Harlequin! They are such lovely birds!

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful Nature.
Luiz Ramos

Lindy MacDuff said...

That's an impressive lighthouse! Lots of beautiful ducks. I don't believe I've ever seen the Harlequin, Brant, or Common Eider ducks before.

Neil said...

Sounds like a great place to take a walk.

mick said...

I agree that the beach is always a great place to take a walk. I like all your photos of the birds as well as the scenic photos.

lisaschaos said...

I love the lighthouse! The ducks are sweet! Don't think I've ever seen one of them before. Sweet!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love lighthouses and this one is wonderful, I do miss living on the coast. The Harlequins are so cute.

NicoleB said...

Aren't you lucky. What a beautiful place and great birds you found.
The weather looks lovely too :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Lovely waterfowl. Thanks for sharing!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Barnaget Lighthouse, one of my favorite places on earth cuz it is "down the Jersey shore". I loved seeing the pictures, made me miss home! (but in a really good way). The bird photos are spectacular. And it really is suppose to be one of the best places for bird watching! Thanks for sharing this with everyone! Being far from my original stomping grounds of NJ, this post was doubly enjoyable for me. hugs, Debby

Larry said...

All beautiful photos Eileen. The Harlequin Ducks are very cool. A super shot of the Brant, Eider and Harlequin all together and congrats on the lifer!