Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chincoteague Again

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

I am looking forward to seeing your skies from around the world, I hope you are all joining the Skywatch and join in with NF Winged and share your winged creatures.


I wanted to share more from my Chincoteague Island and wildlife refuge visit. After spending the night we drove up to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was another beautiful morning! A little fog around but it was quickly burnt off once the sun had risen.




A group of Willets along with some Egrets in the early morning fog




We saw some beautiful skies and birds at Chincoteague NWR, perfect for my Skywatch and NF Winged post.


I like the Egret reflections on this shot.


A flock of Black Skimmers in flight.


Above Snowy Egrets with their dark bills and legs with a couple of juvenile Glossy Ibis.

 Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

76 comments:

  1. Such breathtaking reflections ! Beautifully captured Eileen :)

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  2. BEAUTIFUL pictures eileen.....i love them.

    Greetings , Joop

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  3. Marvelous photos of the Sunset, the birds and the reflection in the water ! Gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  4. Beautiful photos, and love that second photo with the fog hovering above the water.

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  5. So great pictures and great natural areas, it is so nice with the fog that lies low over the water.

    Good Thursday.

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  6. Hi Eileen,

    These photos are breathtaking! I'm so glad you were able to capture those gorgeous Egrets and their reflections! Stunning my friend.

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  7. Wonderful shots of the place. Very scenic location with such lovely birds.

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  8. Dearest Eileen,
    Wow, I DID enjoy your GORGEOUS pictures of Chincoteague Island☆☆☆ Every picture is breathtaking♡♡♡ I'm thinking to post this week's sky watch. I DO hope I have your knowledge and how to or what camera to use p;)

    So sorry for my absence lately and thank you so much for your sweet word for my post.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. Wonderful! Love those Egret reflections. You did good!

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  10. I like egret, It is so wonderful to see so many birds in your blog.

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  11. Beautiful sunrise, Eileen.
    The moon and egrets are also really super.
    Greetings Irma

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  12. Stunning photographs, Eileen! Chincoteague Island looks like a beautiful place to visit. I especially love the willet and egrets in the morning fog photo as well as the egret reflection image. All are glorious, though.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    I have had a look at your previous posts (I am so late in bloging!!), I am always quite interested in the birds you see in your part of the world!
    The picture with the fog is superb, it has quite an atmosphere of its own! Your sky with the sun at the horizon is gorgeous... although you could straighten it a little!! LOL! The Egrets and their reflexion is also a superb shot!
    Congratulations Eileen, keep well!

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  14. HI Eillen Sunrise is beautiful and I love the reflection with the Egrets.

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  15. I love those egret reflections too. The moon is perfect. Great set, Eileen!

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  16. So beautiful!!

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  17. Beautiful indeed. I love beaches and sunsets. Perfect combination.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  18. Such a splendid place-- I have never visited and missed it on my last visit to south NJ when we had to cancel because of a family emergency.

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  19. awww best part of the day seeing the sun rise - and your photos of it are wonderful.
    Love Leanne

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  20. Wonderful sky and bird shots. The clarity of the moon is fantastic.

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  21. I would love to visit this place. The views are absolutely relaxing....and the birds...perfection! I still have not seen the Skimmers. They are such cool looking birds:)

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  22. you don't miss anything eileen!!

    what a wonderful entry with lot's of wonderful things to look at!!

    i too, adore those reflections!!

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  23. Ooooh, beautiful skies indeed! Love the pretty shots :)

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  24. Hallo Eileen!!!
    Amazing pictures and great captures!!!I love the foggy photo and that beautiful reflection in the water!!!Thank you for sharing!!!
    Have a lovely evening!!
    Dimi...

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  25. Awe-inspiring photos every one. That place really is pure magic.

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  26. Lovely photos, perfect post for SWF!

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  27. Terrific captures of such an incredibly beautiful place, Eileen!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  28. Beautiful shots! Love that fog over the water.

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  29. Your sky photos are gorgeous. I also like your picture of the Egrets and their reflections.

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  30. Beautiful! I never tire of your photos Eileen.

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  31. Those really are some fantastic photos!

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  32. Wow great photos. That moon is awesome!!!!!

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  33. Exquisite photos! Really very nice sun, and moon lovely! Wonderful!

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  34. A sun kissed shore, beautiful Eileen!

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  35. Hi Eileen. Superb shots, the sunrise is awesome and some great bird shots!! I really want to visit this place some day.

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  36. Great moon shot! Lots of birds to see there. You did catch some nice reflections.

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  37. Beautiful! Fabulous shots of the fog and the egrets. Have a lovely day!

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  38. Wonderful shots, Eileen. The second shot is fantastic!

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  39. Wonderful shots, Eileen. Must be a wonderful and dreamy place during sunrise, I think.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  40. Lovely photo series Eileen, well captured.

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  41. Lovely post! I really like those sunrise shots!

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  42. I love the bird pictures you take! Good weekend to you too :)

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  43. Beautiful morning,love the fog and reflections.

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  44. Wonderful photos of the sky, nature's wild life ~ very well done all of them ~ Always enjoy your photos as you find the best places ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

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  45. What a beautiful island! Especially love the sunsets and moon shots, gorgeous. Have a great weekend, Eileen! :)

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  46. Wonderful, Beautiful, Fabulous, Perfect . . .

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  47. Hi Eileen, I don't think I have ever seen any Glossy Ibises. Your pictures are great! The Willets are another species of birds I have never seen. Such variety of bird there where you were. Wow! Have a super weekend!

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  48. the egret reflections are amazing, eileen!!

    stunning shots! thanks for your lovely photos, what a great start to my day!

    big hugs!

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  49. the egret reflections are amazing, eileen!!

    stunning shots! thanks for your lovely photos, what a great start to my day!

    big hugs!

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  50. Breathtaking all, but especially the super-moon and the egret reflections. I've always wanted to visit Chincoteague. Have a great weekend.

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  51. A lovely sunrise Eileen and from the other pictures I can tell how early you were in getting those bins on. The mist over the egrets and the willets, and then the egret reflections from the bright morning sun are lovely shots. Have a great weekend's birding.

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  52. gorgeous nature. Love the light ofn teh egrets. Makes them look soft yellowish.

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  53. I do adore your photos! Nothing like a sunset, sunrise and critters!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  54. Love seeing your wildlife and sky pictures.

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  55. These are amazing photos, to be sure, Eileen. I love the bird shots. And the moon! Wow.

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  56. Oh Eileen, the scenery are precious, and the Egret reflection is superb.

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  57. The second picture with a foggy look is my favourite.

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  58. Chincoteague Island is a magical place to visit and you captured its beauty perfectly Eileen.
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  59. Egret reflections photo is superb! Worth framing for sure.

    I hope the folks on Chincoteague are not too hard hit by the government shutdown.

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  60. It looks like it's worth going just for the sunrise shots!! Just magical - although your bird shots are, as always, sensational!

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  61. WOW! exquisite lighting, beautiful images Eileen. I totally agree about the egrets, the reflections are perfect.

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  62. Beautiful shots...I´m especially impressed by the moon. I have tried but never managed to get a good picture of the moon!

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Have a happy day, Eileen