Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ocean City, Maryland

Linking up with Skywatch Friday 

These shots were from last weekend's getaway to the shore.. Since we spent the night we were able to watch the sunset at Ocean City's inlet.  And while at the inlet I had to check out the birds, mostly sea ducks.






It is hard trying to focus on a bird sitting in the ocean while the waves are moving up and down. But, I thought this shot of the Common Loon is cute.



This is the same bird as above, I happened to see more of the bird than the water.




There was a big group of Scoter's a the inlet I caught them floating by the reflection..





I hope you enjoy my sunsets and the Common Loon photos. I hope to see you on Saturday sharing your critters.. Thank you for visiting my post!


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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

78 comments:

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous sky shots, Eileen - it was an amazing evening. just perfect!! ( :

i am always amazed by all the birdie shots you get ... Maryland must really have such a bunch compare to VA.

September Violets said...

The sunset photos are amazing! I thought the bird looked like a loon, but is it a common loon? I've only seen very black heads/necks on common loons up here (Ont). I'm curious about this now, and wonder if this is a young loon, or are they somewhat different colouring in different areas. Wendy

Lynne said...

Gorgeous sunset photos . . . love the Loon, I could almost feel the movement of the ocean waters from the pictures . . .

Icy BC said...

Oh I agree, the loon looks mighty cute in these photos, and your sky shots are just gorgeous!

Montanagirl said...

I LOVE the Loons and their haunting calls. Your sunsets are absolutely stunning!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
Gorgeous pictures!!Lovely ducks and wonderful sunset!!Great reflection in the sea!!Thank you for sharing!!Wish you a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Enjoyed sharing your lovely and scenic time at the shore. This Loon is quite the character and oh the sunset is glorious!
Have a lovely weekend,
Jemma

R. Mac Wheeler said...

wonderful shots.

critters, skylines, trees...a clump of wild flowers...it doesn't take much for this old man to make sounds like a little girl *wink*

TexWisGirl said...

wow! that is some color! love the cute loon!

Karen said...

Sweet shots of the loon bobbing around in the water, and your sunset series is marvellous!

Linda W. said...

Cool sunset shots! And I love the expressions you've captured on the loon.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow - glorious sunset shots!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen,I hope you're having a good week. Great sunsets and super shots of the loons. Over here we call the Common Loon a Great Northern Diver. I much prefer "loon".

Debbie said...

ooohhh cutie pie loons but the sunset is stunning!!

that first one, with the clouds....and the reflection on the water, be still my heart, gorgeous!!

Gail Dixon said...

I agree, shooting ducks on water is a challenge! You did great on these and I love the vivid colors in your sunset.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen!
I seen you got the same juvenile Common Loon as I did!
I suppose it not as scarce where you are or am I mistaken?
You sunset is fabulous, a lovely post, keep well!

Helma said...

The sea ducks I find really beautiful to see and someday I hope one for my lens to get Eileen. Your sunset photos are really quite fantastic! Especially pictures 5 and 6 are absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you very nice weekend.

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

Piękne czerwone słoneczko !!! Na prawdę bardzo mnie się podoba oraz cała plaża jest magiczna!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, incredible sunset shots Eileen and real cute loon photos. Have a great weekend :)

George said...

You were in a great location to get sunset pictures -- they're beautiful. I also like your photo of the Common Loon bobbing in the ocean.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the sunsets !

kulasa said...

So beautiful!!! It's been weeks...months I guess since I got to watch the sunset
..my longing was filled with your beautiful captures I could almost feel the water on my feet...; )

carol l mckenna said...

Sunset photos are magnificent and love how the water fowl seemed to be watching the camera ~ bet you had a wonderful time ~ Great shots for SWF ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Bob Bushell said...

I sure did love them, the Common Loon or we would call them, a Diver. And not to mention those sunsets, beautiful.

Happyone said...

Those ducks must enjoy bobbing up and down with the waves. : )
Wow those sunsets are amazing. Did you enhance the color?

Chris Rohrer said...

Those sunset shots are gorgeous!!!! You lucky lucky person:) I really like Loons a lot. Of the bird calls, theirs is my favorite. Hope all is well:)

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent captures, Eileen, as always!! Incredible skies and I love the loons!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!

The happy wanderer. said...

You certainly get some great sunsets - it seems to be a lot more than we do so I'll have to start trying to keep a check. I think Loons/Divers are wonderful birds, and tough too.

Brian King said...

I've never seen loons here. Great photos! The sky is just gorgeous!

A Quiet Corner said...

Beautiful shots...just beautiful!...:)JP

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice set of sunset images. The second one is my favorite. Happy Skywatching.

Liz said...

That Common Loon is gorgeous!
What a lovely sunset; I love the red sky and the huge round sun as it sets over the water.
Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the the sky with nice reflections.

Poppy said...

Oh what spectacular sunsets, the skies filled with rich reds and pearly oranges, warming our hearts and confirming that spring is here, even though it may not feel like it in some parts of the continent - like my hometown of Toronto, where it snowed yet again, today!

The Common Loon photos are lovely and I can sense the peace of the water in them.

Happy weekend to you, Eileen!

Poppy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Eileen, your photos of the sunset could not be any more beautiful or perfect! Wow....

Jen said...

I haven't seen any of the ocean ducks yet. Guess I'd need to visit the ocean to see them...

Beautiful photos of the sunset.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What an AWESOME sunset with a streak of clouds and trees in front!! WOW!! Just unbelievable!!

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Those are magnificent shots of the sunset !!! Absolutely a breathtaking sight. You were definitely there at the right time. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Jim said...

Great sky.

SquirrelQueen said...

Shore birds and gorgeous sunsets, it doesn't get much better. Eileen, your second to last photo almost took my breath away. Gorgeous!

Lew said...

The loon seems to be playing hide and seek! Love the color in your clouds at sunset.

Reader Wil said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos of the Common Loon and the sunset!Thank you!
Have a great weekend!

katerchen said...

so ein rot am Himmel..:D :D
wunderschön
LG vom katerchen dem der Vogel auch gefallen hat

diane b said...

Amazing sunset pics the bird in the moving ocean is a great capture.

inge said...

The sky pictures are stunning . You have such a great talent. There is nothing more therapeutic then to watch the sun go down

Linley S said...

Fantastic sunset shots.

lina@women perspective said...

Wow, stunning sunset shots, Eileen.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty birds....gorgeous sunset. I spent several days around Ocean City years ago...it's a wonderful place to 'get to know the Atlantic'!!!

Indrani said...

Beautiful the way sky kept changing its colors till the end. Great series!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen, I specially like your photos of the sunset.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Ercotravels said...

wow, the birds enjoying the swimming and sunset!!
Indeed, beautiful photos!@!

RoseMay said...

Hi Eileen
l'ultima foto è favolosa !!!!
Grande !
Myriam

magiceye said...

Stunning captures all!!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
What wonderful sun set and with GORGEOUS reflection♡♡♡ The red color is really stunning! Sweet Common Loon, isn't he♬♬♬

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Carver said...

The sky is breathtaking and great shots of the common loon.

Gattina said...

Beautiful sky pictures and the ducks are so cute !

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, We are back from ANOTHER trip. This time we were in Georgia checking out yet another waterfall... Check my blog today when you get a chance.

You are so lucky to get to live close enough to the shore so that you can get away for a weekend. That is AWESOME --and I loved your photos, especially the sunset.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ranten said...

Beautiful pictures of both birds and sun! Have a nice weekend!

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

When we were at Rocky Bayou State Park a few weeks ago, I heard them before I saw them! I counted seven. It was wonderful seeing the loons again, it had been awhile. Great photos!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS sunset shots! Mine

Łucja-Maria said...

Eileen, the sunsets are wonderful.
Each picture is shot in the 10th
The first time I see such a duck. It's lovely.
Have a nice weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning sunsets Eileen! I have so much to learn about ducks...don't think I've ever even heard of sea ducks.

Pat said...

I love to watch the diving loons. Those sky shots are stunning,

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful Loon! Your sunset pictures are just great, too! I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

Willow said...

What a gorgeous sky watch !
I also loved seeing a loon show some of his personality !

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. I enjoyed your photos very much. Your sunset photos are nreathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the loon with the water towering over it. The sunsets are absolutely stunnng.

Joyful said...

Fabulous sunset shots! I love the sounds the loons make at night. I don't get to hear that sound anymore but enjoyed it in my youth. Happy weekend to you.

Ileana said...

Gorgeos sunset shots!

Linnea said...

Wow! What spectacular sky shots. And it looks like the ducks are enjoying the water!

Irene said...

Amazing sky shots, Eileen. Great to see some OC captures too. Love to go back soon. My aunt don't travel much, so I have to visit her. Maby later this year :)

Irene

Maria said...

These are simply amazing sunsets, so dramatic.

Kim said...

Such stunning skies and I'd love to see a loon! Very emotive shots Eileen, beautiful.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Having seen a few Loons on Lake St. George in TN where I once live, I can say that they are beautiful, haunting-sounding, and very unique waterfowl. I so enjoy hearing them. Your pictures are nice. Nice skies, too! Have a fantastic weekend!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That Loon and the orangish-crimson sky photographs are lovely. Have a super nice coming week! I am back to blogging tomorrow!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow, you have outdone yourself photography-wise with today's post. I love that brilliant orangish-salmon sky with the Scoters. Have an excellent coming week!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, It's nice to get a little loonie! Ha! Outstanding photographs of Loon and skies. Have a tremendous coming week!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I really enjoy looking at the faces of the Loons - very sweet-looking waterfowl. Have a super nice day today!

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