Thursday, January 29, 2015

Atlantic City & Edwin Forsythe NWR

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

This post continues our overnight trip to the Jersey Shores..We spent the night at Atlantic City, courtesy of Resorts Casino. I have some sunrise and beach fence & bird photos to share. To see the birds we made a second stop at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR before heading home..


Sunrise at Atlantic City, NJ.





A fence scene and a view of some of the Atlantic City casinos and hotels.. Two casinos are now closed....the Showboat (House of Blues) and the Revel which is the tall silver building with the ball at the top.


Sunrise and a fence scene... a twofer...for my Skywatch Friday and Good Fence post.


From the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR  a few American Black Ducks and a couple of Northern Pintails.



The Hooded Mergansers are one of my favorite ducks.. They seemed to be plentiful at this wildlife refuge..


The Common Mergansers are also pretty ducks.. The male has the green head and the female has a rufous head. I hope you enjoyed this post and photos..As always I appreciate your visits and nice comments..


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

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.  I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..



99 comments:

✿ chica said...

Como é bom chegar aqui e ver tantos céus lindos e fotos bem clicadas sempre! beijos, já de volta das férias,chica

Sue said...

Loved your photos, Eileen.....especially the Hooded Mergansers. Love the gals "crazy hair".
And your sunrise photo is very nice.
I never miss a sunrise.
Hubby never SEES a sunrise.
Ah well..............

Mersad said...

Glorious sunset images. I really love the intense glow reflected in the sea weaves.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen The last shot are of Goosanders, not Mergarers. Beautiful sunrises in this post.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I like that twofer pic ... nice work there! :-) I enjoyed the others as well. Have a good day and thanks for sharing. John

Tanya Breese said...

loving those sunset photos!

Sara D.B. said...

So beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend, Eileen!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, nice to meet you. I am visiting from Good Fences. Beautiful sunrise shot and the beach fence! Love the ducks! Enjoyed my visit.
Hugs

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

that is wild that you have the beach so close to all those skyscrapers ... wild-ness. if i had to pick give me the beach any day. amazing sunset shots. so lovely. ( :

Jutta.K said...

Great shots of fences and the others are also nice !
Have a nice day
♥ly greetings from germany

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

All great shots. No favorites...well, okay, if you twist my arm...the buildings blinded by the early sun is pretty keen. :)

Linda Kay said...

I'm with you on the hooded ducks, so unique. The fence from the beach is really interesting with the tall building in the background. Have never been to Atlantic City.

Sandra said...

number 3 is goregous, i am betting it doesn't look like this today with all that snow they are having

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous sky shots - Love the colors! I really like seeing Mergansers. We see them here too, but I think they're only passing through, and very spooky. Hard to get photos of them.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful sunrise shots!

TexWisGirl said...

can't help but think of hbo's 'boardwalk empire' series when i see these. :) lovely shore scenes. i had read the casinos are struggling, there.

DeniseinVA said...

Your sunrise is glorious Eileen and always a perfect time of the day. Your fence shots are great and you always find the neatest birds. Have a great day!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
there is a fabulous and magical light in your first three photos. So warm and calm. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Rose said...

Oh, wow on the sky shots! Love them...nice fence captures, too.

I do enjoy your bird photos...they are always lovely to see.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen.
Beautiful pictures of the sunrise.
The ducks on photo 6 I have never seen his, picture 7 are mergansers.
Best regards, Irma

ladyfi said...

Wow - what luscious orange light!

Shug said...

So much beauty in these photos.....I sure enjoyed!

Carola Bartz said...

Your sunrise images are beautiful, Eileen. I love sunrises, the beginning of a new day - there's something special about it.

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I think I've still back at the sandy walk up to town. Beautiful, I may just linger, long! Catch you later!

Ruth Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing; I've never been there.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wondefrul pictures of the sunrise!
Gorgeous colours in the sky!
Lovely fences !Such beautiful ducks!
Thank you for sharing!
Dimi...

September Violets said...

Some nice shots along the beach Eileen. Love the last shot of the mergansers. Wendy x

Mary Hone said...

Great shots. I would love to see the sunrise over the ocean some day.

Cloudia said...

Atlantic City sure has changed! The Shelburne, the Claridge, Steel Pier and salt water taffy. . . . .Mr Peanut walking the boards in his top hat, and the smell of the roasting peanuts! Memories...


Thanks for these great pics



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) I love your sunsets, and pictures of the Mergansers and the lovely orange light in the casino photos.
Regards.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think I stayed at Showboat once. Seems like Atlantic City is slowly sliding into the ocean.

The water is really nice and clear there, because the Gulf Stream comes close to shore. I always liked visiting there in August.
~

Mama Zen said...

I love the light in that third photo. Beautiful!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Bonjour, première visite sur ton blog.
Tu aimes la vie, la nature, les oiseaux. Tu aimes les animaux et sais les photographier avec talent, aussi je deviens le follower de ton blog.Amitiés depuis la France.

Roger

Ida said...

What a glorious sunrise shot. - I've been to Atlantic City although it was many, many years ago. I enjoyed seeing your photos of the Board Walk area there, the casino's are fascinating to look at. Wonderful fences, beautiful skies and oh the ocean. How I wish I could visit there again.

Jeevan said...

Brilliant capture on the sunrise, along with the beach fence and view on the buildings! Each has a unique and very interesting architecture. Great photos with ducks and i like the lovely couple at last

ellen b said...

Hi Eileen, Enjoyed your post for fences and skywatch. So you were on the sunrise shore and I was on the sunset shore.

Bob Scotney said...

Great to see different species of duck. Love the sunrise shots.

Ailime said...

Hello Eileen, , gorgeous photos ducks, but the Sunrise, fantastic. Wonderful tones! Hugs and good weekend.
Ailime

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen! I love the glow outlined in the second shot and the warm hues in so many of the photos. In the 4th one, there's a feeling of walking down a dark path towards the light. Wonderful Mergansers too. What a beautiful trip you had!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely fences and sky and ducks of course. Loved the interesting walkway between the fences. And the yellow tint given by a low sun :)
Wishing you a great weekend.

Laura said...

What a gorgeous sunrise Eileen!

Lyn said...

Wow, solid burning red sun. Such a powerful view.

Ileana said...

Super!

Christian Weiß said...

Wow, wonderful photos and birds.

ak-ut said...

i always enjoy so much looking at your beautiful pictures :-)

Sylvia K said...

Glorious way to begin or end any day!! Superb captures as always, Eileen!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Merisi said...

Such beautiful skies and fences, and lovely ducks, too!
Happy Sky Watch,
Merisi

Valerie said...

Wow - looks like it was going to turn into a scorcher of a day!

Lew said...

Beautiful sunrise shots! And your birds are always great.

Carver said...

The sky is stunning.

Missy George said...

Love the Ducks..I've gone to AC most of my life..New it well before it's Casino days..Thanks for taking me back..

The happy wanderer. said...

You really do get some beautiful sunrise/sets in your part of the world. It looks as if you are enjoying your retirement!

Felicia said...

ooooo lovely beach views and sunrises'

the morganser looks like the mallard.

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, I loved your little tour of a place I'm not likely to get too. I've always liked those shots of the wooden fences along the beach when I see similar scenes on television. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Jim said...

Great sky shots.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shots. i especially like the 3rd image.

Worth a Thousand Words

Lois said...

I enjoyed this post very much, especially the ducks! I haven't been to Atlantic City in years.

The Yum List said...

What beautiful light in these photos.

Bethany Carson said...

Sunrise was beautiful! I love how that bird is walking on the sunlight-illuminated golden strip between the ocean and beach...I imagine that is something like what the streets of gold told of in the Bible will look like. Gorgeous.

Happyone said...

The sunrise photos are beautiful and like the duck pictures too!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous sunrises! The Hoodies are one of my favorites, too!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great photos, Ellen. My favorite is the casino and fence shot. The lighting was amazing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Dianne said...

Pretty skies Eileen .... and I love those peaceful ducks. It's always a joy to visit your site.

Paula said...

I especially like the twofer but all the photos are lovely.

Derek said...

I enjoyed this post.

I've never been to Atlantic City so I found that particularly interesting - I haven't visited the States much at all in fact.....

Your photos are great as always.

Have an excellent weekend..

Jocee said...

That's a beautiful sunrise. It feels so peaceful at that time of day. :-)

LV said...

What a terrific visit in Atlantic City. Never been there but those that have found it interesting.

Amy Burzese said...

Gorgeous sun light on the buildings. !

Linley S said...

Glorious sunrise photos, so nice of the gulls to pose for that perfect picture.

Al said...

Beautiful sunrise! I've read stories about the casinos and how they're having a hard time these days.

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
The sunrise photos are gorgeous. The birds are nice too.
Glad you had a wonderful time in Jersey Shores.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Stephanie said...

I love the last image of those ducks! The sunrise is gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Beautiful sunrise pictures . . .

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous sunrise! WOW! Beautiful light on the casinos, too. I love all your duck images, especially the male Common Merganser in your last image - his lovely green feathers look like velvet! :)

Lindy

Pauline Woodcock said...

Hi Eileen,
I simply love the light and contrasts in your third shot. The sight of sand leading to multi story buildings just grabs my attention. So different from the beaches I visit. The light on those buildings really softens them.

lina@women perspective said...

Wonderful sunrise, Eileen. That's a wonderful place to visit.
Enjoying your other shots.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, what magnificent series of sun rise photographs and the shot with fence is gorgeous and magical (^_^)v The beautiful picture of the Atlantic City casinos and hotels with a bit brownish color seemed to represent the business not good now. Might be fun if I can have a chance to try, p:-) WONDERFUL birds photographs, my dear friend♡♡♡

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

Bob Bushell said...

Special Eileen, the sunsets are beyond doubt the finest I've seen.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for the follow, I'm now following you back. Always appreciate you stopping by the blog and commenting. Have a good weekend. John

Uppal said...

Marvelous sunsets!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

All lovely shots. I find the picture of the fence that runs along the primitive beach a treasure! Hooded Mergansers are very cool ducks.
Sunrise photos are lovely too. Every sunrise and sunset.. so special.

Pallavi Puri said...

Such beautiful pictures dear Eileen :)

rainfield61 said...

Lovely and busy shore scene.

mumbaiiteanu said...

Lovely sunrise photos!
I like the ducks too.

Noushka said...

Amzig warm light in the fisrt photos, makes me want to discover Atlantic city :)
Beautiful ducks here, most of which I haven't seen!
Keep well, I hope your weather is better than ours!!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wonderful pictures of the sunrise Eileen!
I never get to see that, I get up way too late :D
And that fence is just beautiful, wish they had
those over here too :)
We're both OK again, we're back to the blogger world :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So many pretty ducks and the city lighting and beautiful skies are lovely pictures.

Our photos said...

Very nice series. I love the 1st & 2nd one with the fishing boat in the distance !

orvokki said...

So lovely sunrise! The day looks sunny in the city. Love these photos.
Have a happy weekend.

Pat said...

Love the Atlantic City shot, with the sun lighting up the buildings.

Liz said...

Love the sunrise and the ducks. Those Hooded Mergansers are gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend.

magiceye said...

Loved the pic with fences the best!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - great photos - love the common mergansers - such crisp photos.

Pearl Maple said...

great photos Eileen the lighting is so pretty

Juni said...

Oi Eileen, lindas fotos! Os patos são maravilhosos...

maryaustria said...

The sky is breathtaking! Wonderful colors!
Have a nice Sunday!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is cute! Great shots, indeed!

thomas said...

A beautiful sunrise.

David Gascoigne said...

If I was as handsome as a male Hooded Merganser I'd admire myself in the mirror every day!!