Sunday, April 24, 2011

Birding Chincoteague Part II

Hi, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday. I can not believe how fast the weekend goes, just flies by.


Birding Chincoteague for Mosaic Monday  and That's My World I created my mosaics with photos of the various birds and scenes from Chincoteague Island Virginia. The national seashore and refuge is one of my favorite places for birding. Hubby and I try to take an annual overnight trip to celebrate our 21st anniversary. This was an early celebration, our anniversary is May 4. The shorebirds, waders, and ducks were abundant and always a great sight for me to see.




Birds seen in this mosaic are Sanderlings, Merganser, Little Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, Great Egrets and on the bottom row are Dunlins.





In this mosaic birds seen are the Cattle Egret, Tree Swallows, Great Egrets, Northern Shovelers, and bottom corner is the American Oystercatcher.



I hope you enjoyed my birding at Chincoteague and to see more mosaics please visit Mosaic Monday and for more photos from around the world visit That's My World

Thanks to Mary of Little Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday and to the gang of That's My World : Sylvia, Wren, Sandy and Klaus.

I appreciate you stopping by to see my post, I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

31 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i'm jealous of the tri-colored heron. have wanted to see one in person but never have. gorgeous photos!

Shelley Munro said...

Beautiful shots. It makes me want to visit. I like the faint mist in the background of the scenery shot.

Randy Emmitt said...

Eileen,

Beautiful, brings back a few memories from my visits there! You must have had a wonderful time!

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful! I just cannot see many birds inside the jungle.

Cheri said...

Just lovely! Happy Easter to you too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful scenes,especially the sunset.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful birds, Eileen... But that sunset is AWESOME... Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

Beautiful photos and collages! Happy Easter!

Carol said...

Stunning shots, Eileen! Those scenes just take my breath away! I just love the bird mosaics.

Ebie said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen. I really love your bird photos, I am learning a lot from the names and different species of birds.

An overnight stay is well worth the trip to either watch an early sunrise or sunset.

What a magical place!

diane b said...

I love the sun set and the cute bird in the top right hand corner of the first mosaic. It has a cheeky look. Great bird shots.

♦♦Icy BC said...

Wow..so many different birds, and your mosaics are fantastic. It must be a great place to feed the soul.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic post, Eileen! I love your sunset photo, such dramatic lighting and colors..

Dina said...

Beatiful shots! Looks like you have a nice variety of birds there.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What outstanding photographs! I love the pictures of the Merganser Ducks. Glad you had a great Easter - I did also. Have a wonderful day today!

Jen said...

Great collages and post!

Calling Ravens said...

Both your mosaics are beautiful! Also love that top photo of the clouds and waves-talk about evocative! Gorgeous!
Glad you had a great time on your early anniversary celebration-here's to many more!!!
meggs.

jo©o said...

What a terrific variety of scenes and birds. Your landscape pictures are beautiful and the scenes they depict are so inviting. Pity it is so far away :-)
I enjoyed my visit.
1jo.co

EG Wow said...

Yes, I enjoyed very much birding with you. Eileen!

Photo Cache said...

spectacular shots. your collage is fabulous.

btw i love your header image. the misty background is a super duper likey.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Eileen! Love all the birds and ducks and that glorious sunset is awesome! I've read so much about Chincoteague and have always wanted to visit there! Your photos are the next best thing! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Grerat series!! That beach/sky shot is really good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Eve said...

What a fun series of photos - love the bird mosaics!
It looks like the wildlife all around you are truly enjoying the season!

Gallery of the Mountains said...

Lovely birds here. Thanks for visiting!

Life Ramblings said...

i enjoy all your photos Eileen. it's so hard to pick a favourite here. great job.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love seeing all the birds you find, especially the egrets. Your photos and mosaics are beautiful but my favorite is the first photo of the beach and low clouds, I love the atmosphere of that one.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful set of images. You have spotted a lot of birds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Eileen! I'm almost speechless -- what a wonderful birding day. The mosaics are wonderful tools to really see and learn the birds and I love how you put them under the scenic pictures. A fabulous post altogether.

Joyful said...

Love all your images. They evoke a sense of calm and peace.

Kathy said...

Amazing photos - I remember reading about that island when I was a young girl - Misty of Chincotegue! Would love to visit - didn't know about these wonderful birds,
kathy

Wren said...

Great collection of birds, Eileen. Chincoteague is just the perfect size for a short get away.

I was really taken with the first photo. What a great mood peace, with the clouds and light and water.