Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ocean City, Maryland

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

These are photos from Columbus Day weekend, hubby and I went on an overnight trip to the Delaware shore and Ocean City, Maryland..  I am sharing a shot of the sunset at Bombay Hook NWR, the next morning we drove down the coast to Ocean City, Maryland. Also,  some fences that were on the beach for Tex's Good Fences and of course sky captures for Skywatch Friday..




 I always love to see the bird houses lined up on fences.. And the sky was beautiful on this shot.

 I was not sure if these were Fish Crows or maybe the Boat-tailed Grackle? 


These birds above were seen on a fence at the Indian River Inlet, Delaware



An unusual sight at Ocean City, Md the photo above has more birds than people.  


A mixed flock of Black Skimmer, maybe Royal Terns and lots of gulls.

 The sky and fence on the Ocean City beach.. The kite shop always has some kites outside their store..

Assorted colors of beaks, legs and on their bodies..

I just love the Black Skimmers, they are cool looking birds with their neat looking bill.

Another view of the fence, beach, kites, Great Black Backed Gulls and a gray sky..We had a fun time on our little getaway trip.. I love the beach..  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences



Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

89 comments:

from Madrid said...

Nice shots and very beautiful sunset...!

Tomás.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love those Skimmers and would love to see them in the wild. Love the fence shot.

The happy wanderer. said...

It looks like a good trip with a variety of subjects. I think I'd go for Grackles because of the tails and general shape, but haven't seen Fish Crows!

Phil Slade said...

A lovely sunset shot Eileen. I'm impressed with Ocean City and your pictures of mixed gulls and terns as it looks a great place to sort through the flocks and pick up a number of species. I'd love to see your skimmers as we have none of those here.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful series of photos Eileen. I agree with you about the black skimmers. They are very cool looking birds. Gorgeous sunset at Bombay Hook also. Have a great day!

Sue said...

Love that top photo and the skimmers as well---they are neat looking. I've never seen those before.

David Gascoigne said...

I notice that some of the fences seem to make enclosures. Is this to protect the breeding habitat of endangered species?

✿ chica said...

Mares sempre me encantam e suas aves por lá igualmente!Adorei! bjs, chica

Poppy said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen! Love the mixed flock in flight! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photos! i think the birds enjoy having the beach all to themselves! have a great day :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've never met a sunset (sunrise) or bird I didn't adore.

;O)

Mersad said...

The beach setting is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

these are great shots! that opening one is beautiful! loved the birds in flight and the beach fences! thanks, eileen!

Noushka said...

Hello dear Eileen,
Many thanks for your regular visits while I was away.
I shot my back in the hides and can hardly stay seated on a chair; I have had a quick look at your previous posts, boy you've been busy!!!
Great critters and lovely pics!
Keep well!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gulls make such a raucous party. Love your pics...I miss the sea!
~

Linda Kay said...

Great fences and love the ocean.

Karen S. said...

All the wildlife in your photos are very delightful too! Great photos of everything!

Sandra said...

love that shimmering view in the first shot and those fences with the birds are amazing and so beautiful.. great post. love ALL the pics

Irma said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen.
Love the sunset.

Lynne said...

Love the bird house fence! Great photos Eileen . . .

bj said...

Beach fences are my favorite and you really got some great shots.

Linda W. said...

Love your first photo! Nice shot!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful series of photos!!What a beautiful sunset!!I like the fence with the birdhouses!So preety!!Great shots of the skimmers!Lovely birds!!Thank you for sharing!Have a happy day!
Dimi...

The Greenockian said...

Love those little bird houses - so pretty!
Liz

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a stunning reflection in the pond! Wonderful images from your time at the shore! :)

Visiting from Good Fences #31,

Lindy

carolann said...

Lots going on here. Fences, gulls and more activity and fences in background.

Thumbs up!

Shug said...

Sweet....sweet....sweet. The fence is beautiful and the birdhouses make it really stand out...
Have a Blessed day.

ladyfi said...

Such lovely skies.

Jo said...

Beautiful sunset, lovely fences, beach and bird shots. And I love the bird houses. Most unique. Have a great day, Eileen. Jo

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen; and I really like those Skimmers too!

Gattina said...

Wow ! beautiful pictures ! must be a nice place !

Felicia said...

fabulous images Eileen. love the first image and the beach fences.

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. Stunning shots.

Cloudia said...

How delightful!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Ruth Kelly said...

Oh my, look at all those birds. I don't know one bird from another mostly except for common ones.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The skimmers are really pretty birds! I loved seeing all the birds and the beautiful sunset. And the fence shots are neat, too. Love the birdhouses!

Crafty Green Poet said...

great set of photos, specially the first

me (maria) said...

Amazing photos!!
I love them all!

Sylvia K said...

What a great trip!! I do love those sunset skies and all the birds!! How fun! Your pics are always the next best thing to being there, Eileen!! Thank you so much for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great weekend!!

Happyone said...

Enjoyed looking at all the pictures from Ocean City.

What a beautiful sunset.
Love the fence with the bird houses on it.

Our photos said...

Wow, these are nice.

Valerie said...

A delightful series of shots Eileen. Those Skimmers do look streamlined! Happy weekend.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous images! Why is it that there is fencing like these in the sand? I always wondered about that. So many birds in one place.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a great series!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots from your trip to the shore. Love seeing all the shorebirds and the kites in the air. I especially like the beach fence with the bird houses.

carol l mckenna said...

Ominous sky shot and love all the seashore shots!

happy weekend to you.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

RedPat said...

That looks like such a wonderful area! Love your pics.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a gorgeous weekend! so prefect!!! I luv the sun shot! ( :

Barb said...

Eileen, Your trip to the beach looks and sounds fabulous. Love the birdhouses and your surf photos.

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a real invasion by the birds! Your first photo of the sun over the lake is beautiful!

jeannettestgermain said...

A gorgeous sunset! and the design of the fences and the birds in your3rd pic is very interesting!

Marie said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! The first and third are my favorites.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such wonderful shots and that first one is just fantastic!

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous sky! Great photo of all the birds in mid-air over the beach!

Ida said...

Those were wonderful. I love the beach and the fences there look fantastic. Especially enjoyed the little bird houses. Also great shots of all the sea birds.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

I'm so in love with those sand dune fences; one of the things I took a zillion pictures of when we got to travel up the East Coast that one time.

Such a great weekend getaway!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What beautiful shots - love the sky shots. There are so many things to like in this post. What are the fragile looking fences for on the beaches?

I was amazed at how close those huge building are to the beach. I suppose that in the summer the beach is a favorite spot of vacationers.

I love the birds and especially those in the same picture with the Black Skimmer, the ones that look like they have little black ears. Great post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, I love your pics of the empty beaches.

Chandra said...

I love the fence on the beach, Eileen.
All are beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

Peace :)

Barbara said...

The last time I was at Ocean City, Maryland was in 1987. Enjoyed your photography. Thanks for posting this.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The first photo is gorgeous! And, I love all the bird houses on the fence.

Light and Voices said...

I enjoyed the cyber tour of the beach. It is strange how there are more birds than people but so it is. My favorite of the series is the Skywatch Friday shot of the sky. Awesome!
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome clicks

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shorebirds, I love them.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh My!!! What a beautiful shot of the sunset at Bombay; LOVE the great orange reflection, Eileen♡♡♡
Wow,so many skimmers etc♬♬♬ And Great Series of fences, maybe bamboo and would love to visit kite shop :-)

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

Noushka said...

Beautiful and refreshing post, Eileen!
This first picture is really awesome!
Pic N°3 could easily be shared with Good Fences!! LOL!
Keep well :)

Irene said...

Oh, good to see OC again (told you before, my aunt living there)! So many lovely shots. Think it's a nice time to visit, not so crowded, except the birds :)

Wish you a great weekend. Hugs from Irene

filigarn said...

Wow!! I love these great captures! And such lovely views!!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen! The first photo took my breath away!

afanja said...

Those are wonderful sky shots again, Eileen, I specially love the photo of the birds flying above the sea. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wish I had bee there too! Looks like a magical spot.

rainfield61 said...

There are birds everywhere.

No fences can hold them back.

Mari said...

That is a very beautiful sky on the first picture. The beach and the seagulls are great views too. Sometimes I like when I see falling/leaning fences along the beach. It makes me think that there must have something there before. Some cottage or another, there must have been people who'd put them on purpose. It just make me think...

edenhills said...

These are all great captures, but the third and fourth are absolutely perfect!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your lovely photographs of Ocean City brought a smile to my face, Eileen. My late husband and I had a lovely time there once. Happy memories. xxx ~ Nancy

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A beautiful series of captures and I love the birds and sunset.

NatureFootstep said...

ret place for birding adn "fenceing"
It seem ato me many beaches comes with fine fences. :)

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos, like the Black Skimmers.

fredamans said...

LOVE the first shot, and the birds flying over the waves at shore. Beautiful!

Gail Dixon said...

I really love that 3rd shot with the black birds and charming beach fencing. Looks like a fun time at the shore.

Debbie said...

WoW!! These are all beautiful Eileen, love, love, love, the bird houses on the fence!!

Karen said...

A gorgeous sunset Eileen. Gosh that's a lot of birds!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are such beautiful photos, Eileen! It must have been a wonderful time! I love the little birdhouses <3. I think the beach this time of year is the best - more wildlife, less people :) Enjoy your weekend. xo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Your opening sky shot is a beauty!! I like the reflection.

Jen said...

Those look like Grackles to me. The fish crow looks just like an ordinary crow, but he croaks out uh-uh instead of caw.

Pat Tillett said...

Another group of beautiful photos! The first time I went to Ocean City, I was amazed at how many people were on the beach.

Ela said...

Lovely photos and beautiful scenes at the seaside :) Greetings :)

thomas said...

Love the first one most

Helma said...

That first picture with the golden glow is wonderful to see. I can also really look at it for hours and enjoy. Your beach photos are all very nicely done:-)

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