Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ocean City, Maryland


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.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing some more photos from our Anniversary getaway in early May. A last minute decision we continued our getaway to Ocean City Maryland after we left Chincoteague Island Virginia. That is what is great about being retired we can make last minute trips and getaways. Early May the beaches were fairly empty and we had a choice of hotels to spend the night.


This is the sunrise before leaving Chincoteague Island NWR.


Early morning light with a flock of maybe Dunlin.  I had to do some more birding at Chincoteague Island NWR before we left.


I know this is stretching the fence scene, but if you look closely you can see the wire fence ( just above the Oystercatcher's eye)  at the dune nesting area for the Oystercatchers and the Piping Plovers.


With my great zoom I spotted a cute Piping Plover seen beyond the fence area at Chincoteague Island NWR


We left Chincoteague Island and went to the Ocean City inlet, a fence runs along side the rock jetty. It was a beautiful day to be at the beach.


How did this bird know I needed a fence shot? Is there too much fencing going on here?


According to the Maryland listserve the Sunset Park in Ocean City is always a happening spot to see some birds. Above is the Common Yellowthroated Warbler. For some reason it looks like there is a double or even a triple fence in this spot.


Also seen at the Sunset Park, one of my favorite bird species the Terns. I think these may be the Forster's Tern.


It was a full moon during our little getaway, it was nice seeing it rise over the ocean.   I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 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..

97 comments:

  1. What post from you would be complete without awonderful Moon shot. Love the lighting in the second shot and the 2 Terns. Lots of fence with that little bird behind it.

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  2. These are beautiful photos, Eileen.

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  3. Uma bela escapada que gerou lindas fotos! bjs,m tuuuuuuudo de bom,chica

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  4. More travel tales and gorgeous illustrative images too, don't you just love retirement? I know we do!

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  5. There are sunrises and then there are sunrises. THAT is a sunrise---beautiful!

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  6. You do have some wonderful bird photos, as always. And it is okay to stretch the limit on the fence...even if it was the only one.

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  7. Interesting shots. I LOVE love the fence running along the beach with its rocky shore. All great shots. B

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  8. A pretty pair of terms and that first shot of sunset at Chincoteague is beautiful!

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  9. Lovely photos, Eileen! O think I mentioned before how jealous I am that you saw piping plovers. They are quite rare here...maybe even endangered in Ontario, I'm nor sure.

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  10. Love the evening shot with the flock of waders.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (briefly)

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  11. Good Morning Eileen, You always have the best moon shots. Your camera captures great details. Love your getaway pics and the double type of fence with the warbler.
    Have a great day! cm

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  12. A really strong fence... and the bird came to the right time for a photoshooting, thats a great shot!
    Loveley series, I'm alway enjoy. Thanks for sharing

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  13. A really strong fence! And the bird came to the right time for photoshooting with you - a great shot!
    Lovely series, I always enjoy your posts - thanks for sharing.
    (Second try to leave a comment)

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  14. those beach scenes are wonderful, i love the breaking waves, i can almost hear them. and i like that thatched look fence with the bird in it.. great shots

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  15. Oooh, that sunrise is *so* beautiful! Great shot! And I love the second photo as well with the early morning light. The photo of the two terns is a good one too. I like how they're both giving you their profiles.Sounds like a fun way to extend a vacation!

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  16. i am not sure if we have ever been to this part of MD? i will have to check with the hubby ... not ringing any bells. need to put it on the list for sure. thanks for making me have happy beach shots in my mind now ... "happy times". gorgeous shots!! ( :

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  17. What a nice sunrise! I see very few of these, not because of the weather either! :)

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  18. Stretching is good for us right! Especially when we see fantastic moments in nature, what a stunningly cute bird. I had to google him, and his massive long blade-like bill is just the coolest, and gives him such an advantage in nature! Cool shots Eileen.

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  19. gorgeous beach and sky! i like that layered fencing. almost looks like someone made a birdcage. :)

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  20. Oh I can smell the ocean, great shots.

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  21. Breath taking sunrise and ocean photos. Just love the birds and full moon shot.

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  22. those first two shots could make an old man say, "Cool!"

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  23. Hi! Nice trip. I like your second and last photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Gorgeous photos! I love the second picture very, very much! :)

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  25. Hi Eileen, That sunrise is a beauty! Have a great day!

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  26. Your sunrise shot is fantastic! Glad you were able to extend your get away.

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  27. The terns are in a perfectly matched pose, Eileen. Truly a beautiful day at the beach.

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  28. Beautiful pictures Eileen.
    The sunrise and the moon are great.
    I love the Sterns.
    Best regards, Irma

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  29. Beautiful Yellow-Throated Warbler!
    Love the sunrise, too!
    Have a great day!

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  30. Beautiful birds, beautiful views, especially in the second picture. Regards.

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  31. Happy Anniversary (a little late). Sounds like you had a lovely trip-it's always nice when it isn't crowded. Nice ocean shots -have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  32. A lovely place to visit and thanks for taking us along! The triple fence is very curious and remarkable but I love the terns relaxing on the fence along the promenade!
    Have a great day!

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  33. Your moon shots are awe-inspiring! I love how birds can soar above a fence such as this, although they like to grasp the wire with their claws now and then.

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  34. Fantastic photos ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  35. Not much into fences but post away on those dazzling plovers! As for the terns, my instinct was Forster's Tern as well. Glad you are having so much fun. I know I might not comment as much on the blog but I do follow your fun on FB and I've been enjoying your treks:)

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  36. I always enjoy seeing your fabulous bird shots, Eileen- thanks for sharing them. The terns shot is my favorite today.

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  37. What a lovely trip you took for your Anniversary. Those first two shots were just fabulous and so dreamy looking. - Your do take wonderful bird shots. I get to see birds we don't have where I live and that always makes me happy. - There did seem to be a lot of fence in that one shot. I think the vines/branches just added to making it look like multiple fences.

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  38. Gorgeous birds, and the light in that second shot is exquisite!

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  39. Such great birds -- the oyster catcher is definitely new to me!

    Your photos are wonderful, and I forgive you for mooning us all at the end!
    :)

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  40. Really gorgeous shots! I particularly love the first one! Looks like you had a beautiful trip!

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  41. Hi Eileen, always surprising to your photos! Magnificent skies and also love photographing fences! The Moon always impressive! I love all the pictures! Hugs,

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  42. The lighting and colours in the first two photos are exquisite. And what a brilliant moon shot.

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  43. gorgeous !!!
    happy weekend :-)

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  44. It looks like a great getaway, all sorts of pics were taken capped off with a fabulous moon shot.

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  45. Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary!! What beautiful skies to help you celebrate, too!! Wonderful captures as always, Eileen!! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun!! Hope you have another great weekend!!

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  46. What lovely photo's.
    I especially liked the terns and also your very first one showing sunrise - it looked beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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  47. That is one awesome sunrise and gorgeous photography as always! ~


    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  48. Wow! What a stunning first photo.

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  49. Wow, very nice series. I love the Sunrise !

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  50. Nice pictures, exquisite shots, I love the ocean in the first!

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  51. That was a fabulous getaway.., perfect Anniversary Celebration. Love the double /triple fence, what a cooperative bird to make it that perfect shot. Lovely birds, lovely skies, you even got a full moon for a special Anniversary gift.

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  52. Loved the two scenic shots at the beginning of your post. Then I enjoyed all the cool shorebird shots. Finally, was blown away by that fantastic moon!

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  53. Gorgeous sunrise! That's a great photo of the turn duo, too!

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  54. Wow I LOVE the sunrise over the ocean.

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  55. I love the first picture..I miss the shore..It's been a long time..

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  56. It's really encouraging to see Piping Plovers breeding. I hope they do well.

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  57. Wonderful fencing, bird shots and the first shot is stunning!

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  58. We've been enjoying little getaways, too. We needed to leave the snow for awhile! I like the lighting in those first two photos.

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  59. Chincoteague Island truly is a little piece of paradise, isn't it?

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  60. A nice trip and lots of great photos! I enjoyed them all.

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  61. All so wonderful images, Eileen! Very nice the moon picture!

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  62. Sunrise on the beach is so sweet...look at those waves!

    Very nice birdie to help you out.

    ;-)

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  63. You and hubbie worked hard (somehow, I know that) so those spontaneous getaways are well deserved and you sure do use them to explore your world and share the treasures you find with your readers. That is quite the fence in front of the warblers. Definitely unique. And, I love the terns. Oh.. and the sunset.. just spectacular!

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  64. Such lovely early morning light. Looks like it was worth your early start! I love the shot of the two terns too.

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  65. You get the best shots of the Moon, Eileen!...:)JP

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  66. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful color tones in your first photos. But also the birds and the mon even wonderful.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  67. You are presenting a wonderful serie again, Eileen, the photo of the two terns is my favorite today.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  68. the sunrise....took my breath away!!!!

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  69. I think my favorites today are the masked bandit...the common yellow throat!

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  70. That first shot is spectacular. I like the rest also.
    MB

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  71. beautiful sunrise and birds but the moon shot is the best.

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  72. Love that sunrise and all that water
    and the Terns :))

    Have a beautiful day and a happy weekend!

    Tinna ✐

    PS: You've got mail, hope it didn't
    end up in spam...

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  73. Beautiful landscapes and an excellent moon picture !

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  74. Olá, lindas e belas fotos, boa viagem e fim de semana.
    AG

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  75. What a magnificent place, there. Gorgeous.
    xoxo
    BShell

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  76. Beautiful sunsets and the way it catches the moon, fantastic.

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  77. That is a fantastic sunrise and beach shot!

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  78. lovely photos, and the full moon is just awesome

    much love...

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  79. Wow...these are all great photos but that first shot was AMAZING! I haven't been to the beach yet this year...hope to get there soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  80. nice fences Eileen. love your first image.

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  81. Great shots. I love the water!
    Thanks for sharing. Have a good weekend.

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  82. A great shot of the moon, I can never get good ones like that. Love the shots of the birds as well.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/a-view-from-lookout.html#comment-form

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  83. Great shots, but I really, really, really love the first one!

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  84. Gorgeous sky...especially the Moon

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  85. beautiful birds of course. But today I love the two images at the top. Love the waves and the wet sand colored by the setting sun.

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  86. Beautiful photos! I love the first capture.

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  87. Beautiful sunset and sunrise!!
    Great Moon shot :-}}

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  88. Eileen, vim te avisar que acabou de entrar um céu teu por lá! Obrigadão! bjs, chica


    Podes ver aqui:
    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com.br/2015/07/ceus-daqui-e-da-eillen.html

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  89. I got here, by Chica's blog "Céus e Palavras"...
    And I realized that you have a stunning blog!!!!
    Beautiful photos, here!...
    Have a great weekend!
    Ana

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