Friday, November 30, 2012

Assateague birds and critters

I am linking up with  Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.


I have been at work all week so these are more shots from our visit to Ocean City and Assateague Island National Seashore and beyond. The beyond is more from shots from the Delaware Indian River inlet. I did not have any target birds to see at either place I was just happy to be there.







We saw our first of the year Long-tailed Ducks at the Indian River inlet. 





The Sanderlings were the first bird I saw on the beach at Assateague. The Sanderling on the front left looks cute, like he is marching along. I was happy to see a Gannet way out in the ocean with my binocs. We also saw a flock of Cormorants flying by, at least I think they were Cormorants.

The Assateague wild ponies are always a treat to see and they are the main attraction for most people that visit the park.

Above is one of the many Assateague wild ponies on the Maryland side of the island   It was my favorite horse, I believe it is a Pinto. 


I thought it was funny to see the horses standing in line for the restrooms. Looks like one just came out the other is waiting to go in.


A few more of the horses, in this shot you can make out someone's yellow/orange tent in the right side of the photo.

The horses are free to roam thru the national seashore in the shot above they are walking thru the campsites.There are signs around warning people that the horses are wild and not to be fed. Driving around the roads in Assateague I also saw and heard so many Yellow Rump Warblers.

I hope you enjoyed my visit to the ocean and Assateague Island National Seashore.

 To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day  and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.  Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.

50 comments:

  1. great shots. they sure do get close to your camping area. wow...but fun to look at. i bet they were hoping for a free snack. i wonder? funny bathroom shot too. ha. ha!!! ( :

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  2. the ponies are too cute! they certainly have the run of the place. :)

    the long-tailed ducks are cool looking! enjoy your weekend, eileen!

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  3. Gorgeous photos! I love the horses - so cute! Looks like a fabulous place to visit with lots of wonderful wildlife.

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  4. Great beach scenes and horses!

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  5. Lindas imagens de animais, pôneis, cavalos e aves no mar! Parabéns! Grande abraço!

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  6. the first shot of the ducks on the choppy water is very good. They sure are sophisticated wild ponies using the restroom.

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  7. This is a wonderful area and you have captured it beautifully. Have a great weekend Eileen.

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  8. Fico encantada aqui.Beleza!!! beijos,lindo fim de semana!chica

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  9. Great photos the horses do look so funny. Have a lovely weekend

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  10. Those Sanderlings are such photogenic little things Eileen. You took a lovely portrait there. Whenever I get the chance I love to take lots of pictures of them. Nice to see your Long-tails, we hardly ever see any around here. Have a great birding weekend.

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  11. You should print and frame that first photograph of the pony. It is amazing; resembles the look of a painting. Very nice photographs over all!

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  12. Incredible horses. Very beautiful. And nice captures of the birds. You have such a wonderful array of birds around you.....thanks for sharing. I'm learning the "exotic" ones from your side of the world:)

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  13. Good afternoon Eillen

    Thanks so much for your visit, I feel much better now.onloy my cough still bother me.

    wow very nice park with those wild ponies...unbelievable. they are sooo cute.
    wish I can touch them

    have a nice weekend to you

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  14. Beautiful shots of birds and horses.

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  15. I love seeing the ponies wild and free to roam their island home.

    Great shots of the Long-tailed ducks and adorable Sanderlings.

    Wishing you a happy weekend, Eileen.

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  16. What a fantastic post! My step-daughter's husband took her there to surprise her one year, as she has a deep love for horses.
    That first photo of your favorite horse is absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. einfach wunderschön was man hier sehen kann
    Danke sagt das katerchen mit einem LG von hier

    habe einen schönen 1. Advent

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  18. Those two at the restrooms is too funny. Thanks for sharing these.

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  19. Beautiful shots. I love the wild ponies.

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  20. Beautiful photo series showing synthesis really well on all of them.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  21. The ponies are fabulous. I was also struck by the gorgeous bird in your header, Elaine.
    -Karen

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  22. Wonderful shots. Had to laugh at the horses outside the rest rooms!

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  23. The horses all look very well fed! Great shots of sandlings!

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  24. What a wonderful place to visit!!
    Makes me think a bit of Cumberland Island, Ga.

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  25. Hallo Eileen!Gorgeous photos! I love the horses !!So beautiful birds!Have a lovely weekend-December month my dear!
    Dimi..

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  26. The wild Ponies are beautiful! It would be really neat to have them wandering close by, although I'm not sure I'd want to be in line for the restroom behind one of them;)

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  27. I look forward to seeing the long tailed ducks at this time of year. The ponies are gorgeous and look so very well kept (especially for being wild!)

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  28. Beautiful shots! Love that first horse, he/she is just gorgeous!!

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  29. Awesome photos! I believe years and years ago, I read a book called "Misty of Chincoteague"...about one of the wild ponies.

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  30. Those beautiful Long-tailed Ducks would be lifers for me Eileen and your shot of the Sanderlings is awesome! The ponies are cool too. I like the shot of them standing at the restrooms ;-)

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  31. I never know what I'll find at your blog! Wild horses!! Extra cool! They are so beautiful. Love the adorable birds, too!

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  32. Suas fotos são sempre um encantamento!
    um ótimo fim de semana
    abraços
    Zizi

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  33. Beautiful photos!--Love your blog header also :)

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  34. The horse is as beautiful as the birds.

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  35. They are surely happy ponies!They are free to wander around and they live in a beautiful place.
    Thanks for dropping by, Eileen :)

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  36. Eileen,

    Não dá pra descrever com palavras, o quanto são belas as suas fotos.
    Minhas duas paixões: pássaros e cavalos estão nesse lindo post.
    Um lindo Domingo. Abraços.

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  37. LOL....I LOVE the pony photo where they're in the kiosk. That, is the epitome of a picture paints a 1000 words.

    Great photos Eileen, as always.

    Thanks for linking up this week at the Bird D'Pot. Have a glorious week ahead!

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  38. What a treat to see and know that these ponies are living in the wild!

    Gorgeous photos.

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  39. these are all such great shots
    I love the marching bird
    and the horses!! they're beautiful
    so wonderful to see them free and happy

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  40. Your travels into nature are amazing. I would love to see the wild horses. I had horses as a kid and still miss them.
    Thanks also for stopping by and visiting the Eagle. He's here again this morning. What a treat.
    BlessYourHeart

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  41. Great pictures. The ducks look more like decoys than real ducks.

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  42. Marvelous pictures! I really like horses and birds!

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  43. In all the time we lived in Virginia I never got up to Assateague, and I would have loved doing so! We got down to Corolla NC a couple of times, at least. The ponies are wonderful! And I am glad you heard the Yellow-rumped warbler. Love the bathroom shot! :-)

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  44. Wowww.. beautiful photos as always. I enjoyed this post.

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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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