Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chincoteague Island NWR

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

I am so behind sharing photos, these are images from our trip to Chincoteague back in the beginning of May. It was our 25th wedding anniversary on May 4th and we took this short getaway to Chincoteague Island Virginia. It is one of my favorite places, behind Hawaii which was where we went on our honeymoon. Chincoteague has it all the beach, the birds, wild horses and awesome sunrises and sunsets. I have some fence shots to share for Tex's Good Fences and I have some sunset and moon shots.


 A few of the birds of Chincoteague on the top row: Great Egrets with shorebirds, Cormorants with terns, Snowy Egret. Middle Row is the Tri-colored Heron, Black-bellied Plover and a Willet. Bottom row is the Eaglets on nest, Barn Swallow and a Short-billed Dowitcher.


Chincoteague ponies and a Cattle Egret


Chincoteague wild ponies with a newborn, fence shot at the pond and lighthouse. The bottom horse scene above has a fence, you have to look hard for it, lol.


Same newborn that is seen above with the Mom. It is so cute!!!!


Another newborn laying on the ground with Momma standing nearby.


There is nothing like having the beach almost to ourselves, it was a beautiful day.

The beach dunes are roped off for the nesting Oystercatchers and the Piping Plovers.



At Chincoteague the sun was setting over Tom's Cove, a pretty reflection.


We missed the moon coming out of the ocean, but the time we turned around from our sunset view the moon was already up.


My colorful moon. At the same time the sun was setting the moon was rising over the ocean. It was neat to look one way for the moon rising and to turn around and see the sun setting. Both were gorgeous scenes. I have more to share from our trip on another post. I hope you enjoyed our visit to Chincoteague Island, if you are ever in the area I highly recommend a visit..

Thanks for stopping by and for the 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..

94 comments:

Sue said...

That last moon shot is gorgeous--love the color.

Mersad said...

I am completely in awe with your images in this post. The intense red colors of the sunset, but next to it the pastel tones of the dusk. Wonderful images, colors, scenes and landscapes.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Just gorgeous! I know what you mean about the backlog of shots; I have spates of taking heaps and they feed the blogs over the next few months with only the occasional, absolutely current one appearing! YAM xx

ps thanks for taking time to read some of my backstory!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very nice shots!! So cute that little horse.
But what a great shot with the sun on picture 8. Really fantastic colors. Amazing!!

Many greetings,
Marco

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Lots of neat photos here. The sunset with reflection may be my favorite ... but it's a tough choice! :-) Have a great day!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm smiling at that birds only sign. I hope everyone obeys. ;)

Gayle said...

Good morning, good morning.
Love the bird sign and the touch of blue here and there.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous varied collages, fantastic sunset adn wonderful Moon shot. I am laughing when you say you are behind in your photos because I still have not finsihed Malawi, not started South Africa. Been away numerous short trips since retuning from S.A last September so I would not worry too much!!!!

Karen S. said...

Yes! I need one of those Birds only signs! Oh my these horse and pony photos are a blessing to see, what lovely captures. Bravo.

Cranberry Morning said...

Eileen, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. It looks like a perfect day. How I'd love to visit there someday. What a great photo of the ponies and egret!

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, your photographs are just stunning! That sunset photograph, oh my heavens, it's gorgeous. Aww, precious newborn and more great shots!
Happy belated 25th!!
Nancy
xo

Revrunner said...

Haven't been back since I was last attacked there by mosquitoes the size of B1 bombers. :-)

Penelope Postcards said...

Newborn ponies are always such a delight and somehow less distressing on a farm knowing they are free to roam without being part of the food chain.

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

oh, i just love the newborn horse, so cute!! what a sweetheart. love the sun shot too. what a gorgeous moment to capture. we have been to this park gosh, many yrs ago. Happy Anniversary!! what a great place to take take to enjoy your yrs together. so cool!! keep celebrating. that's a big one. we will celebrate 12 this November. ( :

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, once again your photos are amazing. Love the horses and the baby is just too sweet.
Happy 25th Anniversary!!
Hugs, CM

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

all wonderful shots...but you know you always steal my heart with a sunset.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Congratulations for your 25th wedding anniversary. The beach photo is very cool. The moon looks like blessing you and your husband. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . sun and moon pictures . . . yours are the best!
Happy 25th . . .

Nancy Chan said...

Eileen, your photos are always awesome. I like the ponies and the new born baby. Lovely setting sun and beautiful moon photos.

Janey and Co. said...

Love that moon!

Linda Kay said...

Those babies are so adorable. Love the moon. Last night on the news they referred to the moon of June 3 as a "strawberry moon".

Caroline Gill said...

Superb scenes as usual, Eileen! What a beach! I love the sound of 'Piping Plovers'! Pretty sure we don't have them here. Thank you for visiting my blog.

TexWisGirl said...

just wonderful! i loved misty of chincoteague as a girl, as i'm sure many young girls did. :) love the tri-color! thanks for sharing, eileen!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ponies! I haven't seen them since I was little. Thanks, Eileen!
~

Tanya Breese said...

what great photos! we haven't been there yet but it is on my list to go! have a great day!

Magia da Inês said...

❤ه° ·. Lindo, muito lindo!

Uma chuva de saúde e alegrias!!!
Beijinhos.
♩♫ه° ·.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
I am memorized by this moon, is it a strawberry moon? It seems I heard on our local news that that is what they were calling it-it was cloudy here, so I never was able to see it.
Of course these babies are too wonderful!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

thomas said...

A lovely sunset captured.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos.
The sunset with reflection, and the moon so beautiful color, I love it.
Best regards, Irma

Linda W. said...

Fabulous sunset! And very cute pic of the baby pony. Looks like a great trip.

Sandra said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE every single pic of the horses and their babies. really beautiful ponies and great photos of them... that moon shot is awesome with that gold color... and i like that sign, only birds beyond this sign. cool.

Indrani said...

Amazing captures Eileen! The moon so round and orange! :)
Have a great weekend!

Christine said...

Wonderful pictures, Eileen! I love the horses and foals but what a gorgeous sunset! Very romantic for your anniversary! Best wishes!

Stephanie said...

As always, wonderful images, Eileen!

Mascha said...

Have enjoyed your lovely photoseries. A famous place!
Greetings from Germany

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just gorgeous, stunning pictures Eileen!
Chincoteague Island looks a wonderful place!
Have a happy day!

carolann said...

Sun and moon spectacular takes. Wow!

I liked the horses and little colt.

ladyfi said...

Wow - stunning sky shots, and those horses melt my heart!

Deanna said...

OH wow you had a great day, so many beautiful nature scenes. My heart is pitter pattering with envy and all those beauties. Thanks for stopping by!!

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, a wonderful set of images!!! i just love that fiery sunset, it's an unforgettable one!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful scenes of all the birds and pretty ponies! The sunset and moonrise are awesome! Happy belated Anniversary! - Karen

ak-ut said...

beautiful shots!!!
happy weekend :-)

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures as always, Eileen!! I do love the mare and her baby!! And such an incredible sunset it is indeed!! And, thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty of your world and skies!!

Lea said...

Great photos!
Love the horses and the sunset!

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Gorgeous pictures Eileen! Love that empty beach, that makes beach combing a lot more fun :) And I love the sunset and the moonrise. And especially I like the beautiful baby horses :))

Have a wonderful day
Tinna ✐

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh those horses. Yes, I did read Marguerite Henry's books as a kid. Have an extra-good Friday tomorrow!

Missy George said...

Chincoteague was a frequent vacation spot when I was a kid..Love the ponies..Great sunset picture..

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the horses !

The Yum List said...

I'm curious as to the pronunciation of "Chincoteague" - I bet me Aussie accent doesn't quite master it. ;-)

Dancin Fool said...

Love your sunset shot, it is stunning!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome- what a gorgeous place to visit and a horse lover's dream!

Photo Cache said...

Spectacular sunset shot. Happy belated 25th. Wow, what an achievement.

Worth a Thousand Words

Happyone said...

All photos terrific as usual.
My favorites though are the horses and the egret and that orange/fire red sunset.
The moon too of course. Always love your moon shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots of the Chincoteague ponies and foals. I loved Misty of Chincoteague and always wanted to go there. What a great trip to celebrate your anniversary.

Al said...

What a lovely place. I think the ponies are my favorite photos here.

Ida said...

What wonderful photo memories from this trip. The birds are really neat but I've got to say those horse were the highlight for me here today. Also that sunset.

Kate said...

So many wonderful photographs!!

Rose said...

Love the the little ponies...and love the moon shot. It is awesome.

raf said...

Wonderful post! Always love your bird shots!

Brian King said...

The Tri-colored Heron is gorgeous! Love the ponies! Beautiful sunset, too!

Andrea said...

Oh spectacular shots, once again. That moon is stupendous.

Paula said...

Enjoyed all your beautiful pictures. In fact I couldn't pick a favorite.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

All very nice shots, the moon is fantastic!
Happy weekend, Eileen!

lina@women perspective said...

What a great place. So many lovely things to see. A perfect place to celebrate your wedding anniversary, Eileen.
I want to hug the baby horses :)

orvokki said...

Lovely photos, the sunset is so beautiful, and the beach is fantastic as it is so empty.
Have a happy weekend.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I love these pictures, beautiful scenes of nature!
Have a wonderful weekend !!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely selection of photos, I particularly like the horses with the egret.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! I love the horses. The foals are adorable.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the birds, aspecially the blue and white heron and also the little cute horse. Your sunset is warm and delightful and the full moon georgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

DeniseinVA said...

How lovely Eileen, super post!!! Loved the sweet little foal. I am still on vactation but after a hectic few days enjoying our neice and nephew's company, we are finally having a quiet day, and while the wifi is not acting up, thought I would get on here and see what's going on. So lovely catching up :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, being able to see the new born pretty horses must have been wonderful experience, which I dream of♡♡♡ So sweet to see the egret with them♪
Your collages are so great; wish to see Tri-colored Heron.
Beautiful sunset scene with reflection☆☆☆ Yes, I love the moon shot(^_^)v

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

rainfield61 said...

Birds should laugh.
Dare you to cross the line?

Gattina said...

Beautiful sky pictures, but I prefer the horses !

Bob Bushell said...

That is amazing. Well done Eileen.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I always enjoy the moon shots. Have a great weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

I so enjoy visiting your blog, Eileen. We have nothing like your wildlife around here and the photos are so good. And the moon is back!
Amalia
xo

Mildred said...

The newborn melts my heart! Terrific photos, Eileen. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved our visit to Chincoteague in 2010 -- a highlight of that trip ... and really any of our RV travels. So beautiful. Wonderful pictures all, but the almost newborn cold is my absolute favorite. Love this post.

Phil Slade said...

We could use that Birds Only sign at lots of places around here Eileen. I'm not sure how many folk would honour it though.

The wild ponies are just gorgeous and so is the beach. Such a nice opening collage showing the great variety of birds you met at Chincoteague. The Catle Egret looks so tiny next to those ponies, but I know their size is deceiving until you see them feeding amongst cattle or horses, sometimes hitching a ride.

Have a great weekend.

amo sin blogg said...

Wonderful photos !

Have a nice weekend :)
Anne-Mari

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, sua arte de fotografar é magica, consegue fotos excelentes num todo.
AG

Jeanne said...

Really enjoyed your post Eileen. My husband and i were recently up in the region, but missed this island. Now you have brought it to me, and will have to put this on my bucket list for the next time I get up that way. Looks like such a gorgeous place to visit!

Linda Gross said...

What great pictures from your visit to the island. I enjoyed each horse, beach, sunset and beach picture. What a gorgeous moon shot.

RedPat said...

What a beautiful place! I have never heard of it before but it is a lot closer than Hawaii! ;-)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

There is nothing better than babies at this time of year!!!!

blogoratti said...

What wonderful photos, brilliant!

Amy Franks said...

Awesome photos once again Eileen - I think my favourit eis the barn swallow - such a lovely coloured little bird :-)

magiceye said...

Beautiful collages and pictures!!
Belated Happy Anniversary!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful Eileen!!
LOVE your shots of the horses and colts!!! I know you have a zoom - but you still seemed fairly close!! What a fun Anniversary trip!! Are these the horses that they round up every year???
AWESOME sun setting over Tom's Cove!!

NatureFootstep said...

a few new babies in your area. I rarely see that. Thanks for sharing :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

oh my...such a beautiful series of photos. eno=joying them all...love the animals as well as the moon shots you have here :)

Kathy said...

What fun to get such a great shot of a newborn colt!

Joyful said...

Wonderful shots as always Eileen but today am loving the shot of the newborn colt!

Noushka said...

The sunset is absolutely stunning, it looks like a blood bath!
I don't remember seeing any sunset as strongly red as this one, WOW!!!!!