Sunday, May 8, 2011

Birding Cape May

I hope everyone had a GREAT Mother's Day!!

For Mosaic Monday I have a little of my Cape May birding from last weekend. Hubby and I took an overnight trip to the Jersey shores last weekend and stopped at a few of the birding places that are known to be good in the spring time.


In this mosaic I have the Purple Martin birdhouse and the Cape May Lighthouse, Swallowtail butterfly, one of the many bunnies we saw,  a few baby geese, and the beach.


We practically had the beach to ourselves.


A mute swan on the trail, swan in flight, Terns and Laughing Gulls, Egret, Oystercatcher and a Coot

This a Great Egret you can id this Egret by the large yellow bill.

I hope you enjoyed my Cape May photos and to see more wonderful mosaics please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday.  A big thanks to Mary for hosting this fun meme and thank you for visiting my post. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

27 comments:

  1. These birds are beautiful.

    BTW, babbler is the name of the little bird.

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  2. beautiful - the beach looks really peaceful.

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  3. These are great, Eileen! And gorgeous weather, too! Looks like a fantastic time at the shore!

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  4. An empty beach like that,I could enjoy.ALl I would need is the birds.Love the mosaics.

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  5. I always love your mosaics! The egrets are especially lovely.
    Kay

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  6. That beach is beautiful, the birds and a butterfly. What is its name?

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  7. Just fantastic photos. The butterfly is beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

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  8. Cape May was a favourite place for my husband's aunt and we heard many stories about her stays there. I have never been that way myself but it does look gorgeous. What a lovely trip. V

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  9. thankyou for your images of Cape May. We went walking on a beach very similar to this one on Sunday afternoon after lunch - although we only had seagulls to join us.

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  10. It must have been a delight to get back to the beach, see all these wonderful birds, and have the place nearly to yourselves. So cool!

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  11. Eileen, what a wonderful trip to Cape May ... complete with lighthouse and plenty of critters! Lovely shots all! Happy Monday!

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  12. How nice to have the beach to yourselves, well almost. Lovely photo mosaic of the birds. Quite a variety.

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  13. What a fantastic trip! I've never been to the Jersey shores, but they look wonderful. Love the last of your photos, beautiful!

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  14. Hi Eileen, that one picture of the beach looks like where we were --just a little farther south in North Carolina... I love the beach this time of year. Great pictures.. I didn't see many birds this week other than Grackles and Gulls.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Bunnies!!! Yes, yes, the birds are lovely, but ...bunnies!!!!

    Seriously, it looks like it was a great trip (was the beach empty due to weather?) and your mosaics are great!
    Have a great week!

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  16. What a beautiful beach and how nice to have it to yourselves.
    I don't think I have encountered the mute swan as yet, if I have it was before I paid any attention to bird ID.

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  17. Gogeous photos Eileen! I love the distant shot of the lighthouse with the oceana nd big sky. The amounyt of birds in this area is amazing!

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  18. Beautiful Mosaic! My heart skips a beat when I see the Ocean :)
    And what a LOVELY lighthouse!
    And of course - I love the birdies!
    Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

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  19. You captured some delightful pictures on your walk. Did you walk the trail by the lighthouse? We walked that trail a few years ago. I would love to return to cape may one day. We enjoyed looking at the old houses. The nearby zoo is wonderful too.

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  20. What a beautiful place! Cape May looks so wonderful, and your mosaics are just delightful to see.

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  21. Great mosaics Eileen! And beautiful photos.

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  22. Hi Eileen, So many excellent photographs! I love the Purple Martin Condo and that Egret! Have a fantastic day!

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  23. Wonderful photos from the Cape! I love those bird photos - many of which I've never seend.

    It must have been wonderful to have the whole beach to yourselves.

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  24. Beautiful collages as always! Looks like you picked a great place to visit for the weekend.

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  25. This looks like a great place to go birding, Eileen. I would LOVE to get a really good shot of an egret. Maybe some day. :)

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  26. Hi, Eileen;
    As always, gorgeous photos but oh! that beach! I'll be on the Oregon shore this weekend and I'm so excited a long, quiet beach stroll!

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  27. Those are lovely photos that make up your mosaics and the last photo of the Egret is beautiful! What a great birding trip you had!

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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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