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:

Margaret Adamson said...

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.

Mildred said...

These are beautiful photos, Eileen.

✿ chica said...

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

Maggie said...

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

Gayle said...

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

Rose said...

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.

Buttons Thoughts said...

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

Cranberry Morning said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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.

Stewart M said...

Love the evening shot with the flock of waders.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (briefly)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

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

Mascha said...

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

Mascha said...

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)

Sandra said...

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

Bethany Carson said...

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!

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

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!! ( :

Andy said...

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

Karen S. said...

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.

TexWisGirl said...

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

Mary Hone said...

Oh I can smell the ocean, great shots.

Nancy Chan said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Minoru Saito said...

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

Ileana said...

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

John's Island said...

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

Linda W. said...

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

Linda Kay said...

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

Irma said...

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

Lea said...

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

Giga said...

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

forgetmenot said...

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 :)

Christine said...

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!

Penelope Postcards said...

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.

Country Gal said...

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

Chris Rohrer said...

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:)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

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

Ida said...

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.

Mama Zen said...

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

ThreeOldKeys said...

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!
:)

Marie C said...

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

Ailime said...

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

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

ak-ut said...

gorgeous !!!
happy weekend :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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!!

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

carol l mckenna said...

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


Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

The Yum List said...

Wow! What a stunning first photo.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful pictures !

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice series. I love the Sunrise !

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

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

Jim said...

Great sky

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

bailey-road.com said...

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!

Brian King said...

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

Happyone said...

Wow I LOVE the sunrise over the ocean.

Missy George said...

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

David Gascoigne said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Barb said...

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

Michelle said...

Great moon shot!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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

Cloudia said...

Smashing, E!






ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
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Lew said...

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

Arun Prasadh said...

Beautiful pics

Pietro and Cynthia said...

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

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

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

Very nice birdie to help you out.

;-)

Black Jack's Carol said...

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!

lina@women perspective said...

The sunrise looks awesome, Eileen.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

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

Antonina said...

Beautiful photos!

A Quiet Corner said...

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

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

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

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

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.

Debbie said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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

Small City Scenes said...

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

LifeRamblings said...

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

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

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...

Gattina said...

Beautiful landscapes and an excellent moon picture !

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

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

blueshell said...

What a magnificent place, there. Gorgeous.
xoxo
BShell

Bob Bushell said...

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

Kathy said...

That is a fantastic sunrise and beach shot!

Gillena Cox said...

lovely photos, and the full moon is just awesome

much love...

Debby Ray said...

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!

Felicia said...

nice fences Eileen. love your first image.

Grantham Lynn said...

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

doodles n daydreams said...

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

Diana
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fredamans said...

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

Light and Voices said...

That sunrise is awesome.
JM, IL

Lay Hoon Chua said...

Gorgeous sky...especially the Moon

NatureFootstep said...

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.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the first capture.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

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

✿ chica said...

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And I realized that you have a stunning blog!!!!
Beautiful photos, here!...
Have a great weekend!
Ana