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:

Pallavi said...

Such breathtaking reflections ! Beautifully captured Eileen :)

Joop Zand said...

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

Greetings , Joop

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

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

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

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

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

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

Good Thursday.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome. looks like you had a blast. ( :

ladyfi said...

Oh my - such gorgeous shots.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Eileen,

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

Rajesh said...

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

orchid Miyako said...

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*

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful! Love those Egret reflections. You did good!

Gypsy Lala said...

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

Irma said...

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

Julie G. said...

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.

Noushka said...

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!

TexWisGirl said...

SO beautiful.

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

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

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Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous captures!

Mersad said...

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

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kenneth C Schneider said...

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.

Cottage Tails said...

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

Carver said...

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

Mary said...

Wonderful shots! Great!

Chris Rohrer said...

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:)

Debbie said...

you don't miss anything eileen!!

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

i too, adore those reflections!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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

DIMI said...

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...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

HansHB said...

Lovely photos, perfect post for SWF!

Sylvia K said...

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

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots! Love that fog over the water.

George said...

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

Laura said...

Beautiful! I never tire of your photos Eileen.

Mike said...

Those really are some fantastic photos!

Happyone said...

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

Leovi said...

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

Shirley said...

Lovely sunrise photos!

Karen said...

A sun kissed shore, beautiful Eileen!

MitchyLR said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

Love the moon especially

Jim said...

All good.

Stephanie said...

Wow, such awesome shots!

pattisjarrett said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

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

lina@womens perspectives said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen. The second shot is fantastic!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

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

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely photo series Eileen, well captured.

Gattina said...

Gorgeous shots !

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely post! I really like those sunrise shots!

Ranten said...

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

thomas said...

Beautiful morning,love the fog and reflections.

acreativeharbor.com said...

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 ^_^

Loredana Donovan said...

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

Lynne said...

Wonderful, Beautiful, Fabulous, Perfect . . .

wildlifewatcher said...

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!

Betty Manousos said...

the egret reflections are amazing, eileen!!

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

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

the egret reflections are amazing, eileen!!

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

big hugs!

Jenny the Pirate said...

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

Phil Slade said...

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.

NatureFootstep said...

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

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The moon shot is so beautiful !

Linda Gross said...

Love seeing your wildlife and sky pictures.

Sandy Carlson said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful photographs, Eileen!

Une Angevine said...

bella cette lune

rainfield61 said...

The second picture with a foggy look is my favourite.

Pam ;) said...

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

Linda said...

Egret reflections photo is superb! Worth framing for sure.

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

Red Nomad OZ said...

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

Maria said...

Incredible vistas as usual.

Kim said...

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

tradgardssurr said...

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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