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:

diane said...

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

jabblog said...

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

rainfield61 said...

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

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

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

me ann my camera said...

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

Idaho Birder said...

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

ρομπερτ said...

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

Please have a nice Wednesday.

daily athens

AL said...

Cute birds, enjoying the water!

Ebie said...

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


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eden said...

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!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Lovely ph0t0s!have a nice day!

A Garden of Threads said...

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

luna miranda said...

fantastic bird shots!

Tabib said...

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

Lina Gustina said...

Love to see all birds...

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Greyscale Territory said...

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

Ann said...

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

bettyl said...

Those birds are just gorgeous! Your shots are fabulous.

Dave said...

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

Regina said...

They are beautiful and amazing!
Happy WW Eileen.

Kelee said...

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

Thanks for stopping by!

love, kelee

Shellbelle said...

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.

DoanLegacy said...

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

desertnutmeg said...

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

Hood Photo Blog said...

Woah! There are so many of them!!!

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Riet said...

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

Denise said...

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.

Pam said...

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!

J Bar said...

Interesting water birds.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

JO said...

wow! there's so many of them..

Mine's up.

Joyce said...

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

Kathiesbirds said...

Avocets are some of my favorite birds! Nice shots.

George said...

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

photosbycai said...

Thats alot of birds, great photos!

Valerie said...

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!

Ms.Daisy said...

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


~Jean

Eden said...

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