Friday, December 3, 2010

Birding Pea Island NWR

For my Camera Critters post  I have some shots of the birds and ducks I saw birding the Pea Island NWR in the Outer Banks. 

The Northern Shoveler and the Tri Colored Heron were hanging out together.  The Northern Shoveler male has a green head, white breast, rusty sides and a spatulate bill.

This is not the greatest shot of the Northern Shovelers and the Tri Colored Heron, the sun was setting and the lighting was terrible.


The Pied-Billed Grebes were hanging out in the pond opposite of the Shovelers and Herons.  The Pied Billed Grebe is suppose to be shy and is known to sink out of sight when spotted but these guys stayed out in the open.


The American Coots were in the same pond as the Pied Billed Grebes. The Coots have whitish bills and swim around on ponds diving for aquatic vegetation.


This Pea Island NWR shot has various birds up close and lots more in the distance. The Egret, I believe is a Great Egret and there are some Cormorants on the Osprey nest.


On this little island we spotted an egret, tri-colored heron and a great blue heron. There are four birds on this shot can you find them all. You can click on the image for larger viewing.

I am not sure about this shorebird, it was walking along the grass near the trail





This Eastern Meadowlark was a real treat to see,  I do not get to see them often.


Below, this Yellow Rump Warbler was refusing to look at me.


I hope you enjoyed my Pea Island birds and thanks for stopping by.
To see more critters make sure you visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters



23 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this very much, Eileen. You know so much about birds. I hope to learn a lot more myself in the coming year!

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  2. Pea island looks a great spot for birds. Such a variety and you know almost all of their names!!! I like the little
    Yellow Dumped Warbler.

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  3. The Eastern Meadowlark comes with more patterns and colours, is a beautiful bird.

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  4. Beautiful pictures. Such a lovely range of wonderful birds. You're very luck to be able to see them all.

    http://seathreepeeo.blogspot.com (Herding Cats)

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  5. You still have great photos and cleat to see. nice shot.

    http://www.sheaky.com/2010/12/camera-critters-duck-duck-goose.html

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  6. Isn't it just so exciting to run into so many birds all at once.

    Come on out to the Skagit Valley for the winter. LOL MB

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  7. Lovey shots and so many different kinds. I do miss the shore birds being so far inland! I have always lived near the coast.

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  8. nice captures, e! i'm new to the birding community & didn't realize there were different herons, good to know. i'm going to have to read up on it.
    any news on that mean guy that takes the kayak over & disturbs the birds?

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  9. Very nice! I want to get to Pea Island at some point!!

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  10. When I see your shots I miss going birding. So much to see and learn and right now Sweden is almost empty of birds. :( Great shots Eileen!

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  11. Lovely bird and scenery shots as usual.

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  12. I don't get out that often to learn more about birds, so thanks for sharing your knowledge of them...have a lovely week ahead!

    (viennadaily)

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  13. What a wonderful variety of birds you saw. Pea Island looks like a great place to go birding.

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  14. Great Pictures... Thanks for sharing...:-)

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  15. I always enjoy the waterfowl photographs.

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  16. Beautiful creatures and great captures. I enjoy all your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. You found so many fine feathered friends! I always have trouble catching the meadowlark!

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  18. Nice collection of birds! Pea Island looks like a great place to visit, thank you for sharing.

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  19. Looks like you found an ideal place for bird pictures. Nice.

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  20. You find some of the most amazing places for birding Eileen. That little Yellow Rump Warbler is so cute even if he would not look at you.

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  21. The meadowlark is a beautiful sight, and someday I'd like to see it, and especially hear it!

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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.
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