Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SWF>>>>Dewey, Delaware

I am linking up with Nature Notes  and NF Winged   and Skywatch Friday


Last Thrusday and Friday hubby and I took a quick trip to the Delaware shores for some relaxation and birding of course. Thursday we enjoyed a pretty sunset on the bayside of Dewey Beach, Delaware. Whibackyard sunset, Bay, birding, Buffleheads,le enjoying the sunset we watched a few Red-Breasted Mergansers and a group of Bufflehead ducks.







Walking up to the water we spooked these three Red-Breasted Mergansers.



Further out a larger group of Bufflehead ducks. I can make out the white dots on their heads.



Looks like the Mergansers were sailing away into the sunset.



We were happy to watch this pretty sky and beautiful reflection on the water.








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Thanks to all these wonderful hosts for providing these fun memes thoughout the year. Thank YOu for visiting my blog in 2011, I have had a great year birding and look forward to seeing more beautiful beautiful in 2012. Happy Birding!

 I wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year. And I look forward to seeing more wonderful photos and post in 2012.

60 comments:

Sue said...

What a beautiful sunset. A fitting ending to the year, I'd say!
Have a wonderful New Year!
Looking forward to seeing many more of your adventures.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty skies in Delaware.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful and serene!

Sallie said...

Happy New Year Eileen! What a nice getaway -- lovely to have places like that close enough for a couple days off.

Mimi said...

those skies and reflections are beautiful!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These sunset shots are just so richly beautiful. Love the second to last with the lone duck, it's gorgeous.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful birds and beautiful skies!

EG Wow said...

I love the sky/water shots. Beautiful, Eileen. I was lucky enough to see buffleheads and common mergansers last weekend but not the red-breasted mergansers. Lucky you!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...I just loved your previous post of your fav's for the year ..beautiful shots!! : }

Today sky was lovely and so many water birds out..I really like the next the last one...nice!!
Grace

Rambling Woods said...

What beautiful scenery Eileen and always love some waterfowl...have a wonderful New Year and may 2012 bring much happiness.....Michelle

Al said...

This looks like a wonderful area to watch a sunset, great shots.

Debbie said...

gorgeous pictures of what appears to be the perfect day!!

i am so happy we met!!!

the ice display i blogged about is in maryland, at the gaylord resort.

http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/christmas-on-the-potomac/ice-experience/index.html

it runs through 1/8/12, you would love it!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos, especially the last two! Happy New Year to you and I look forward to sharing more of your birding adventures.

BlueShell said...

Lovely reflection!
And yess...they are were sailing away into the sunset...LOL

have a gorgeous 2012, my dear!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of pictures. Like the last couple - with the birds in the sunset.

Have a good New Year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

NatureFootstep said...

Those shots looks a bit like Falsterbo that I visited 3 months ago. Hm, times runs fast, doesn´t it?
Re our winter. It differs a lot. You can never be sure what winters we will have. This seem to be a green winter. Last winter we had 5 months of snow. And I got seriously tired of shooting nothing but snow. :(

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Love all your photos.

Thanks for the visit.

Happy New Year!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Eileen! I may not comment regularly but I highly appreciate all your posts. The view, scenery and the birds which I rarely see in the city.

By the way, if it is not too much to ask, may I invite you to join my humble giveaway
http://dianewantstowrite.blogspot.com/2011/12/its-giveaway-time.html

I'm looking forward in reading your posts for 2012. All the best!

Diane AZ said...

A lovely set of images! The sky, reflection and birds are all gorgeous. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

thomas said...

Eileen,
Beautiful wildlife shots at the last light of the day,
and a Happy New Year wish to you.

Phil said...

Beautiful sunsets Eileen, we should be so lucky at the moment. Happy New Year to you and all your family.

Kerri said...

These are lovely!! I can't think of a better way to spend the holidays :)

Carol said...

Beautiful captures, Eileen! What a gorgeous sunset in such a pretty setting.
Happy New Year!

ladyfi said...

What amazing shots. So beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the muted colours in these photos.

Spiderdama said...

Lovely sunset and reflection in water. I like the ducks too:-)

Hope you have a great time between Christmas and New Year.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

My goodness gracious, the colors are spectacular, Eileen, & I love 'Sailing off into the sunset shots' Those 3 don't know how beautiful they are! LoL! =)

Happy Happy New Year =)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Eileen
grandi foto !
MI piacerebbe molto potermi sedere in riva all'acqua !
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Gary said...

Happy New Year from Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful series of sunsets and birds. best wishes for 2012.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and the very picture of serenity! I love the paths of light across the water! Superb captures as always, Eileen! Wishing your and your family a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Carver said...

I love the subtle colors in the first shots and then how they deepen in the later ones. Beautiful beach.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

missing moments said...

A nice sunset! I have enjoyed all your photos this past year and thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great new year!

Rajesh said...

Stunning sunset views.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Jen said...

Happy New Year! I love that photo of the mergansers heading into the sunset... So serene.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my this place is fantastic and awesome. Thanks for the visit and wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SWF

forgetmenot said...

Lovely shots. Eileen. Such a quiet, rewstful looking place. Have a Happy New Year filled with many blessings. Mickie :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...loving the scenery; that setting so beautiful. Can just imagine sitting there and soaking that view up and watching the ducks and colours in the sky. Perfect place for some photography in the best seat in the house. Happy New Year back :)

Indrani said...

Great captures of the reflections.

Shifan said...

What a beautiful sunset.Love all your photos. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy New Year.
Beautiful collection of beach and nature study photos. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us through the year.

Jo said...

What a beautiful ending to the year, Eileen. That gorgeous sunset and all the waterbirds, even those sailing away. I had a wonderful year too, birding and otherwise and am glad to have met you through blogger. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. May you and your loved ones have a wonderful New Year and a healthy, peaceful and happy 2012. Blessings. Jo

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredible!!! I love 'em all, but I especially like the one of the ducks and their 'wake' behind them.


There's a 'WAR' in Texas

Happy New Year to you and your family. May 2012 bring you everything you wish for in the coming days.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow! Beautiful scenic views and of course, you had taken pictures of the Buffleheads which are my favorite of the ducks! Great post! Some day I will head East to Maryland and Delaware. Looks beautiful. I have never been that far East. Have a wonderful day today!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos, love them.
Sorry for the late answer to your question: We see a lot of ducks at the lake and we've been told there is deer and fox here.
Wishing you and your family A Happy New Year.
Mette :O)

chubskulit said...

Gloomy but still pretty. Happy new year Eileen!

the cuby poet said...

Just caught your blog as the year is coming to a close and I am so glad I did as your photos are terrific with birds I have never seen. Came via Crafty green poet. Happy New Year.

jabblog said...

Beautiful scenes - so tranquil and relaxing.
I wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling 2012:-)

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos of serene scenes. I like the birds in the sunset-tinged waters...
May the New Year be filled with health and happiness for you!

NatureFootstep said...

great skywatch post. Very suitable to finish off the year 2011. :)

Happy New Year to you and yur family. :)

Linnea said...

It looks like a very calm and peaceful evening. Thanks for stopping by at my skies. Happy new year to you and I'm looking forward to futures visits to your blog!

Ann said...

It's cold, and nobody but you is out to appreciate the sun set.

Dimple said...

Lovely sunset, Eileen. It looks so much like a warmer season, but I know you are much farther south than I am!

Now I know a buffle head. I have seen them, but never tried to ID them.

Hilke Breder said...

Love your sunset images, particularly with the mergs sailing off. Beautiful header image too. I wish you a happy, healthy and productive 1012!

Autumn Belle said...

Happy New Year 2012!

Wenche said...

What beautiful shots ! I wish you a Happy New Year ! :0)

eden said...

Such lovely photos.

Happy New Year.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Happy new days.
Happy new dreams.
Happy New Year 2012 :))
Myriam

Icy BC said...

Happy New Year, Eileen! Have the best one ever!