Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shorebirds

This past weekend I went to Delaware with a few friends from my bird club. We stopped at a few places along the Delaware shore to see the migrating birds.

The American Avocets at Bombay Hook NWR were beautiful along with hundreds of Dunlins and Dowitchers.

                 The Dunlins have black circles on their bellies.



The Avocets have black and white wings and their bills are slightly upturned. The breeding adult has an orange head and neck.








The Laughing Gulls were one of the most common birds we saw along the shore.



The Glossy Ibis


Check out Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday for more wonderful post and photos.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks to 2sweetnsaxy and Susan for their fun memes.

37 comments:

  1. I love the Glossy Ibis and the Avocets. What a great place for birds.
    BTW our grand baby is a little boy.

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  2. What a productive trip you had - so many lovely birds and good weather too, by the look of it :-)

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  3. I have not seen such a number of birds at one time. You must be very excited.

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  4. Oh what fun! to be birding with friends and then to see so many birds.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  5. How lovely all of your bird photos are. It looks as if you had lots of birds to focus on... wonderful.
    Ann

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  6. Nice shots! My favorite was the Glossy Ibis. I've not seen that bird yet.

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  7. How nice to see all those different birds side by side, in harmony.

    Please have a nice Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  8. Cute birds, enjoying the water!

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  9. So many birds that I am not familiar with. They are so pretty, and I wish I could see them in my area.


    OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY

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  10. Those are gorgeous photos of beautiful birds. My first time to see Glossy Ibis. We have Ibis here but they are different.What a beautiful place for bird watching. Looks like you had a wonderful trip with your friends. Great shots!

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  11. Birding by the water is always so enjoyable, great shots.

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  12. The last pic (ibis) is beautiful. The plumage is different for the usual B&W shore birds.

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  13. Love to see all birds...

    http://thehappyfamilies.blogspot.com/2010/05/cafe-dedaunan-view.html

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  14. Gorgeous series of water birds! Interesting to see bird life in other parts of the world!

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  15. The ibis are different from the grey-white ones I saw in Australia.

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  16. Those birds are just gorgeous! Your shots are fabulous.

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  17. they're all beautiful but it's the last one I love most.

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  18. They are beautiful and amazing!
    Happy WW Eileen.

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  19. So happy to learn about these cute & lovely guys. Adore birds! We have a yard they love!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    love, kelee

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  20. I've only seen a White Ibis and I've never seen or heard of an Avocet, but I do so love shore birds, thanks for introducing me to these lovely birds! Your photos are beautiful.

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  21. Those birds look so beautiful! It's such a treat for city dwellers like us..

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  22. Great photos Eileen, especially of that stunning Glossy Ibis! WOW!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  23. You get to see the most beautiful and special birds Eileen. Wonderful.

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  24. These are great photos of all those short birds Eileen. I would have had a blast taking photos of them. You did a wonderful job of capturing them.

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  25. That is quite a menagerie of wild birds, Eileen. You must have been excited to find such a large group. Your photos are awesome, my friend!

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  26. wow! there's so many of them..

    Mine's up.

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  27. Looks like a family reunion with so many birds at the waters edge:-)
    Joyce

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  28. Avocets are some of my favorite birds! Nice shots.

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  29. It certainly looks as if you had a successful trip. Your pictures are wonderful.

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  30. Thats alot of birds, great photos!

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  31. Thank you so much for posting your bird pics for Outdoor Wednesday. They were just lovely!

    I've never been north of South Carolina along the Atlantic coast, so I thoroughly enjoyed my visit today!

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  32. Hi, What a great collection of photos! Loved the Glossy Ibis, too.


    ~Jean

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  33. What a great place for bird watching!And lovely bird photos. Have a great weekend!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen