Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Birding Ocean City, Md

These shots are from Sept 18 and a quick visit to Ocean City, Md. Birding at the beach and Ocean City's inlet is usually good. On this day the most common bird I saw was the Ruddy Turnstone and a lot of gulls. The inlet and the rock jetty is the place I head to for birding in Ocean City. It was a crowded weekend for Ocean City it was biker week. I have never seen so many motorcycles, they were on the crowded road  and every parking lot.

The weather was perfect for spending the day at the beach.





Ruddy Turnstones

They can be id by the necklace they wear around their necks and their orange legs.






Cute seagull

I love the shadow this gull has created, it looks like he is leading an orchestra


Fishing boats coming back in


I am linking up with 2sweetnsaxy's Watery Wednesday and Susan's Outdoor Wednesday Click on the link to visit these fun memes.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post, have a great week.

40 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow great photographs, I feel as though I am on the beach!! I love the gull and its shadow, when enlarged it looked incredible. My hubby would of enjoyed the bikes being an ex biker!!

Have a good day, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Kerri said...

Beautiful images!!

rainfield61 said...

The seagull is leading an orchestra. Can't you hear what the waves are playing?

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissime foto, in questi giorni di autunno...
Buona serata :)
Myriam

jabblog said...

Lovely beach, blue sky and beautiful sea - and the birds are wonderful too, especially the conductor :-)

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots of the beach. It looks so inviting. I love the shadow shot with the gull!

chubskulit said...

Love the fourth shot you took Eileen.

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J Bar said...

Beautiful beach shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pam said...

That is a beautiful coastline, isn't it Eileen. Birding must be wonderful there.

ewok1993 said...

what a lovely place this is. is your header from the same beach too?

EG Wow said...

WOW! With this on your doorstep, why would you want to travel? :)

Ebie said...

Love the long stretch of the coast line. So many birds to see.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Such nice shots. It really was a beautiful day at the beach wasn't it?

Pat said...

Fabulous photos!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Absolutely stunning shots and I love the bird life.

caite said...

the birdie and his shadow is excellent!

eden said...

This is such a beautiful place. Love all your lovely photos.

Lina Gustina said...

Really enjoying your photos, Eileen...

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Martha Z said...

A beautiful place for birding and photography. Yes, that shadow of the gull is fantastic.

Rossel said...

great shots of a very nice beach. i love its very fine sands.
mine is posted here. have a great day!

Luna Miranda said...

amazing bird shots! yes, the shadow of the seagull is beautiful. and the "resting" gull is so cute--it's enjoying the scenery.:p

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great sh0ts!la very sweet p0st of th0se critters. my watery wednesday

Limar said...

Wonderful pics! Love the seagull :)

Boom Nisanart said...

Serious Beautiful !

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ocean City Maryland!!!! It holds a great memory in my heart....this is the first time I ever stepped foot in the Atlantic....long long ago!!

My watery photos are shrimp boats coming in and a sailboat going out. Do stop by if you get a chance.

Cecilia Artista said...

I can understand that you had a nice day at the beach!
Beautiful photos!

Traci said...

Great pictures! The one of the seagull & it's shadow immediately reminded me of the movie The Karate Kid! I know that's totally random but it was honestly the first thought that poppped in my head!

Donnie said...

Looks like a lovely day at the beach.

Kim, USA said...

That's where I want to spend my Winter. Great shot!
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Phil said...

You sure get to nice spots Eileen. Those turnstones look a bit out of place to me because over here across the pond we regard them as more of a winter bird.

NatureFootstep said...

a great post for a birder and oceanlover like me. :)

And I love the new header photo of yours. :)

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Dave said...

i really love the second from last image too, just amazing!

Marmeladen said...

Wonderful photos!

Lindy said...

I love beautiful photos and your's are great! Love the bird shots! I am just learning a little about how to take pictures -- without cutting off someone's head!

Light and Voices said...

My favorite spot is at the beach. Lovely, just lovely photos.
Joyce M

Laura said...

oh how lovely...a favorite place for my family...we have been visiting OC for 32 summers!

Linda said...

Great photos! I love the beach in the Fall...not crowded and there are so many birds to watch.

Shirley said...

Don't you love the beach? I wonder, how warm is the water now?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I'm blogging while eating supper. Before I got to this post, I showed my husband your header photo, and the photos from your latest post. I told him you go to the most beautiful places in nature.

Then, I got to these photos, which I also showed him, as I was saying, "Wow, wow!"