Sunday, December 8, 2013

Birding Cape Henlopen, Delaware

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

December 8, 2013

This post shares some of the sights hubby and I saw while birding Delaware last weekend. We stopped at so many different places in Delaware, I took tons of photos. Some are scenic and lots of birds photos of course  ;)



I was kind of hoping to see some  Snow Bunting on the beach at Cape Henlopen. There was not a Snow Bunting in sight only a few gulls hanging around.

The beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, it is just around the corner from the Cape May/Lewes Ferry.


A few gulls and a Horned Grebe


The House Finches perched in a tree near the nature center's feeders.



Above the House Finches look like ornaments on this bare tree. And the Brown-headed Nuthatches are so cute, they were one of my favorite sightings.


We were walking back up the trail when this Turkey Vulture flew low over our heads. It was a pretty sky but a very cold day on the beach.

Even though is was a cold day and I missed seeing the Snow Buntings we still had a fun time walking on the beach. I did get to see my favorite Brown-headed Nuthatches..  I hope you enjoyed our walk around the Cape Henlopen beach.


I was happy to take some photos of my great - nephew on Thanksgiving.. Baby Neill is so cute and was one of my favorite guests for Thanksgiving this year...

I have starting a new MEME called Saturday Critters..posted early on Saturday Mornings...join in on the party and post your cute critters.

As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

81 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sweet great-nephew. :) love the brown-headed nuthatches! so cute. love the lonely beaches, too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving weekend with family and outdoors! Even if you didn't see the snow bunting, that beach is beautiful .

Brian King said...

My favorite is the vulture photo! That's really nice! Doesn't look like it was busy there. Your great nephew is a cute little guy!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The grand-nephew is certainly a highlight, and yet the beach you walked...maybe not so many birds, but lovely all the while!

Ela said...

Hello ! So stunning views and very beautiful birds.
Sweet little boy.
Greetings :)

Poppy said...

These beaches are great for walking and soul searching, Eileen! Your great nephew is a cutie; great pics!

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

Merlesworld said...

There is nothing like walking on long deserted beaches.
Merle..................

Betty W said...

I love both of your mosiacs. The beach is one of my favorite places to visit. What can be more precious than a Baby. He is so cute.

Giga said...

Cudowny spacer po plaży :) i ptaki w pobliżu. Dzidziuś jest słodki. Pozdrawiam.
A wonderful walk on the beach :) and birds in the vicinity. The baby is cute. Yours.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I didn't know there was a brown headed nuthatch, exciting to see.
The new great-nephew is sweet, I'll bet he got lots of attention.
Judith

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Snow and Ice here so OH BOY do I love your beach pictures. I just warmed up 20 degrees looking at them.

Oh that sweet baby face...what a cutie he is!! :)

Debbie said...

i have never seen a brown headed nuthatch, what a great capture!!

and i really loved the beach image, under that. those clouds and the single gull are breathtaking!!

your great nephew is such a cutie!!

Beth Edwards said...

that beach shot is awesome!! looking up the fence line.

cute nephew. ( :

George said...

It looks as if you had a beautiful day for birding in Delaware. Your photos of Neill are adorable.

The happy wanderer. said...

A varied lot of images indicating an enjoyable weekend. It's a great sky in the vulture phot.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of all that lovely nature Eileen and baby Neill is such a sweet little baby. Having a baby at Thanksgiving must have been very, very special.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!Baby Neill is so cute!!What a lovely beach!!Beautiful view!!You had a nice walk!!Have a happy new week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Rebecca said...

Love the Brown-headed Nuthatches! So different than my White-breasted ones that visit my feeders... That's a sweet little nephew too! ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm not sure which photo is my favorite today--I love the beach, but have to say that Baby Neill has really given me an aaawwwww moment for the day, so I think it has to be him! :-)!!!

podso said...

You are right: quite a handsome young nephew. I think it's so nice that you and your hubby spend time following birds as you do, having this hobby you share.

explorenewness said...

Beautiful beach shots! I want to be there right now!

Happyone said...

I love the turkey buzzard picture.
Neill sure is a cutie.

EG CameraGirl said...

Neill is so cute! Maybe he'll grow up to be a birder just like you, Auntie Eileen. ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your great nephew steals the show! He is so precious and cute. Love your photos. I'm so glad we can take lots when we travel. You never know what you'll see! Sweet hugs!

Our photos said...

Lovely photos of Baby Neill!

Saun said...

Gorgeous shots love the sky shots!

Rajesh said...

Great shots from the beach. Your nephew is cute.

Karen said...

A lovely stretch of beach! Neill is a sweetie!

Lorrie said...

That blue, blue sky and the yellow sand look amazing. It's hard to believe it's cold and not warm. I love those nuthatches.
Your nephew is a darling. Little ones are so very sweet.

Montanagirl said...

Darling baby! And I've never seen a brown-headed Nuthatch...he's pretty cute. Love the beach scene.

Lynne said...

No Snow Bunting but adorable Thanksgiving Day sweetness!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice pisctures with lovely colors,
and i like the little Neil pictures too.

Greetings, Joop

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

These are lovely photos from your visit to the beach Eileen!
I've been to the beach this weekend too and got a seagull photo from a distance!
Those Brown-headed Nuthatches are very sweet little birds.
I would love to join your Critters Meme but without a zoom lens I find it tricky getting descent shots!
If I do, then be assured I will be joining you!!
Hugs
Shane

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a beautiful view, and very beautiful birds.
Sweet boy is your nephew.

Carole M. said...

a delightful post Eileen, the sandy, fences and skies looked great, also the sweet little cherub as the finale'

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great set of pictures. Your great nephew is beautiful ! Have a nice week.

Icy BC said...

The beach scenery is so inviting, and baby Neil is adorable!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Wow, you must have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with adorable Baby Neill♬♬♬ With your great photos of the Cape Henlopen beach, I enjoyed the tour very much, my friend♡♡♡

PS>Thank you SO much for your sweet comments. I hope I'll be able to get back to routine from next year(^^;)

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

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
I love your first pictures with sunshine by the sea. Amazing. The birds are also very pretty.
Best regards, Synnöve

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The house finches are adorable!! And baby Neill is the cutest baby ever!

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful day for birding at the beach. Especially love the cute Baby Neill's first Turkey Day mosaic! :D

rainfield61 said...

Though you took tons of picture,the camera never increased in weight.

Life Images by Jill said...

beautiful as always to go walking with you Eileen, and your great nephew is adorable! Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am glad you are enjoying my tour.

Gail Dixon said...

Your beach scenes are fantastic!! Especially the last one with the vulture flying over. Neill is absolutely precious. Sweet, sweet, photos. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I love them, thanks Eileen.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen
Too bad for the Snow buntings, some other I hope!
We don't get them here, so I am seriously counting on you to show me some!! ;-)
Your Nuthatches are quite different from ours which are mainly petrol blue above and pink below. I have seen one this morning, so I have faith I will be able to show this one soon!!!
Cheers and happy birding!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots! Baby Neill is adorable!

Jen Sanford said...

Ooh love the Brown-headed Nuthatch- never seen one before!

Tammie Lee said...

it all looks so beautiful Eileen.
and the baby is adorable!

lovely holidays to you ~

Crafty Green Poet said...

what amazing skies, I love the photo with the turkey vulture.

✿ chica said...

Fotos como sempre muito lindas e o Neil, teu sobrinho , está grande e lindo! Ótima semana, beijos,chica

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww, baby Neill is adorable! What a sweetie. And you got some great beach shots. It looks like a picture-perfect beach day!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh the Baby 'steals the show' ~ adorable ~ wonderful photography as always ~ carol, xxx

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the beach, birds and adorable baby.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures as always, Eileen! And the baby is adorable!! So glad you had a great holiday and with such beautiful skies!! Hope you have a good ahead! Enjoy!

islandwonder said...

Cape Henlopen State Park reminds me of OBX, NC with its large beaches. What a cute great nephew. Neill is a sweetie.

Joyce Olson said...

Eileen,
A serene walk along the beach-I like walks like this one. Oh and yes aren't little ones, the very best guests of all! He is adorable!
Happy Monday,
Jemma

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful beach.

Photo Cache said...

the skies sure are beautiful.

cute little boy; may take your love for birding who knows.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shot Round the beach and I love Baby Neill

mick said...

The coastal scenery is very beautiful and I especially like the gulls and the grebe in the water. Baby is cute!

KL said...

Those are nice pictures of the bird and a really cute great-nephew. It seems like you are in my territory or quite close to it if you are in Delaware/Maryland. You must be loving birding as it is so freezing cold to anything outdoor here.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! I love the exquisite beauty of this pristine beach!

Helma said...

That's a lot of pictures of beautiful birds Eileen. The meeuen but also the house finches, crested diver and nuthatch. Vulture which is of course nice to see! Neill is a darling baby ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful beach shots.

Gerald (SK14) said...

that looks like a great stretch of sand

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Baby Neill is such a cutie! Cape Henlopen looks beautiful.

Linda W. said...

Love your beach shots! Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting and following. I'm now following your blog too! :)

Willow said...

Love the beach walk with the vulture .

Pat said...

Lots of great photos from your birding trip!

Loredana Donovan said...

What a cute baby! :)

Gilligan Maryanne said...

LOVE!!! all of them are great!!
Thank you for sharing,
I have 2 great nephews 3 yrs, and a 3 month old, and 1 great Niece aren't they a blast?

diane b said...

The beach scenes are beautiful, shame that it was cold. The Nuthatches are cute.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a gorgeous place - such beautiful shots!

Indrani said...

Wow! Great series! Your great-nephew's pic is the winner!

Birgitta said...

Great photos and especial the that beach shot!

Phil Slade said...

The weather almost looks too bright, sunny and warm for Snow Buntings Eileen even though you say it was cold. A lovely beach for a birding walk though and your pictures made me think of warmer days ahead. I love the shot of the Vulture over the beach, so atmospheric. Young Neil looks like he's nice and cosy despite the cold.

About the sheep. The farmers here dye their own animals different patterns because along the marshes the sheep can cross into other territories. Occasionally there's a bit of rustling if sheep aren't marked. All good fun.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Can't go wrong with Gulls Grebes and a sweet baby nephew, not to mention tiny House Finches. Great post. Have a super good Thursday tomorrow!

Elaine said...

You got some wonderful photos, even if you didn't see the snow buntings! They come through here in the spring, and I got some good shots of them this year for the first time. Your great nephew is adorable!

Betty Manousos said...

adorable great-nephew! lovely bird shots! and the beach photos are equally beautiful.

Maria said...

Breathtaking landscapes Eileen.

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