Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birding Delaware

December 5, 2013


I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

I am sharing some birds and sky shots from last weekend and my birding in Delaware.  It was a cold two days but the skies were mostly blue and the birds were everywhere. I was happy!!


Indian River Inlet in Delaware, it was across the river on a sand dune where the two Snowy Owls were sighted.  I had a lot of places to stop and look for birds, so we spent just a few minutes looking at the Snowy Owl. At the inlet jetty, we did see a few Surf Scoters, various Gulls,  lots of Common Loons and some Black Ducks and DB Cormorants were seen flying by.

Canada Geese, Silver Lake in  Rehobeth Beach, Delaware. At Silver Lake, we saw the Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks,  a high count of DB Cormorants, Common Loon, American Black Ducks, a few Canvasbacks and an American Wigeon.

The Common Loon looks like a different bird straight on then the usual side view I see of them.

A Ruddy Duck with the white cheek and long tail and a Canvasback has the chestnut red head and a white body. Both of these ducks were seen at the Silver Lake in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.

After leaving Silver Lake we headed to Gordon's Pond State Park, Delaware.

At Gordon's Pond we saw lots of Great Blue Herons, a couple of Great Egret and Mallard Ducks were seen at the Gordon's Pond, Delaware. We did have a great view of a Belted Kingfisher, I only wished it would have stayed still for a second or two.


Sunset at Dewey Beach, Delaware. There were not many clouds in the sky, so the colors were not spectacular.  It was still a pretty sky. We spent the night at the Best Western in Dewey Beach close to all the birdie action.

I hope everyone enjoyed this series of birding in Delaware and my sunset shots. Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.


I am starting a new MEME called Saturday Critters..Saturday Morning 8am EST...join in on the party and post your cute critters.


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

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 long weekend.


67 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindos demais!! Adorei !beijos,chica

Irene said...

So beautiful at Dewey Beach! Love the sunset shots :)

Wish you a happy weekend!

Irene

Sue said...

Looks like a fun day birding-you seem to still have good weather.
Rain/wind/sleet/snow here--it killed our skiing, but still enjoying relaxing!
Have a good day, Eileen!
:)

Carole M. said...

again enjoyed the new scenery to me, and it's quite special for you to be able to be there for the sunset too Eileen

Joop Zand said...

Good shots from nice places Eileen

wish you and your blogfriends a nice thursday.

Greetings, Joop

Our photos said...

Beautiful is your first photo!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely skies and birds!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Great photos of the heron and the sky. Beautiful sunshine is in your area. Have a nice day, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Lynne said...

Love the Loon . . . their sound alone pulls me in plus their loyalty to each other.

So now I know I have a pond with my namesake . . .

More happy winter birding Eileen . . .

Beth Edwards said...

such a fan of the bridge. what great architecture!! ( :

2nd fav are the herons. love those legs. ha. ha!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the picture of the Mallard and the Heron

Irma said...

Beautiful photos Eileen.
Especially the sunset I find really beautiful.

Greetings Irma

Indrani said...

Fantastic sky scenes and the birds too.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!Great shots!!!What a lovely place you visit!!!Beautiful birds and wonderful sunsets and amazing blue skies!!I really enjoyed you post!!Have a nice day!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Montanagirl said...

I sure am glad you visit all these wonderful places so I can see what you're seeing! Wonderful photos!!

Debbie said...

love, love, love that ruddy duck, with his pointy tail!!

and the egrets and herons also, you were lucky to see and capture them in the same image!!

Helma said...

Really beautiful interior photos Eileen :-)
The air in the last picture is really beautiful.

Karen said...

What an impressive bridge! Great shore bird shots, and a beautiful sunset!

TexWisGirl said...

i'll be joining up on saturday!

beautiful serene skies and reflection shots. would love to see some of those ducks and loons here. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Lots of beautiful birds! And your sunset shots are so pretty as usual :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

That is one long bridge - amazing. I loved the shots of the ducks - and the heron and egret together. Wonderful photos.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Oh wow. What nice pictures. Reminds me of the good old warm days. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Gross said...

I was expecting to see a snowy owl picture, when you said you watched it for a few minutes! Snowy owls have been seen at Presque Isle St. Park. I haven't made it up there, and it doesn't look like I will anytime soon. It looks like you had a good day birding in Delaware; loved your sky pictures too.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful, peaceful sunsets, Eileen! Wonderful sightings of all the different ducks. Looking forward to your critter meme!

ladyfi said...

What lovely skies - so calming.

Ela said...

Spectacular views and so beautiful geese, ducks and herons
Greetings

Nora at Island Rambles said...

You got some great photos Eileen..love the ducks. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. cheers.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and colors and I do love the water! Your birds shots wonderful as always, Eileen!! It looks so serene and peaceful!! Hope you've had a great week!!

NatureFootstep said...

that´s quite a bridge. :) Love all the birds you share.

Photo Cache said...

skywatching and birdwatching is a perfect combination.

Jim said...

Terrific.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What places you find to photograph ~ exquisite and so professional ~ thanks, carol, xxx
Happy Weekend to you ^_^

Brian King said...

The first photo is gorgeous! Great view! I like the heron/egret duo!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful series of shots!

Stephanie said...

I really like the long wharf.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics, I love that you know the name of all the birds.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Beautiful birds and sky shots, especially the sunrise moments!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the place. Looks very peaceful.

DrillerAA09 said...

That last image is very peaceful. Nicely captured.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like those Dewey Beach photos... beautiful!

The happy wanderer. said...

Some nice shots there, Eileen. I particularly like the Canvas back, partly as I'm hoping to see one early next year. What month(s) do ducks go into breeding plumage in the U.S.?

jeannettestgermain said...

That's a stunning bridge! And another of my favorite pics is your last one - Glad you braved the cold totake these pics:)

Meta said...

Så många vackra bilder du visar oss, Lommen är inte alltför vanlig här hos mig.
Ha en fin dag
Kram Meta

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful array of the waterfowl you have taken Eileen.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos,Eileen!Have a nice weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series of photos! Have a great weekend!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes you will link this post to his Sunday Bridges post which will open at 22h00m central Europe time Saturday! :-)

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Lovely post with gorgeous sunlight!
That bridge on the first pic is magnificent... When technology becomes an element of decoration it can be outstanding!
Cheers, enjoy your WE!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It kinda looks cold there...or am I just imagining this all?!! I have yet to see a loon of ANY kind. Maybe some day.

LOVE that bridge image

Icy BC said...

These are just beautiful and amazing photos, Eileen.

With so many gray days, a bit of colors and critters really lift my spirit!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots of the clear blue sky and the peaceful sunset.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Giga said...

Piękny most. Ptaków na wodzie i przy niej było sporo i miło było na nie patrzeć. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful bridge. Birds on the water and when it was a lot and it was nice to look at. Yours.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely series, yet those sunset images, really beautiful Eileen. Enjoy your weekend~

thomas said...

Looks like a very nice birding trip.

Pallavi said...

Beautiful pictures dear Eileen :) The birds look lovey and so does the colorful sky. Have a lovely weekend, Hugs,].

Gattina said...

What a beautiful blue sky !

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm jealous of your blue skies and the fact that the birds are everywhere. The birds seem to be hiding here. Or maybe they have migrated to your neck of the woods. ;)

Mary said...

What a beautiful area! Wonderful shots! Love the sunset!

DeniseinVA said...

I always feel I am joining you and your hubby on one of your trips while looking at these delightful photos. It is also fun looking at all the birds you see. I'll be looking out for your new meme on Saturday morning.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Those are some gorgeous peaceful skies. Cute birds too! Merry Christmas, Eileen.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have only seen a Canvasback Duck once. I have never seen any Surf Scoters. Your pictures of the ducks and geese and shore birds are outstanding! Have a pleasant wee end!

Carver said...

Stunning shots. The bridge is magnificent and I love seeing all the birds and colorful skies.

Betty Manousos said...

lots of beautiful birds and great blue skies! the bridge is beautiful too. everything looks magical.

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful shots!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your photos are beautiful, Eileen. That first one with the bridge is just stunning!
Have a nice weekend!

tradgardssurr said...

beautiful birds!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Weird ... there are a few places in OZ that look like this!! And the birds look a little bit similar as well! Looks like we had the same kind of weekend!

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