More from Chincoteague NWR

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

 Wow, the week is flying by and it is time to look for birds, watch the sunset and see the moon rise. I am looking forward to seeing your skies from around the world, I hope you are all joining the Skywatch.

 These are more photos from our weekend away to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. We spent time birdwatching, hanging out on the beach watching the dolphins, we saw a gorgeous sunset and a lovely moon rising over the ocean.



 We ate our lunch on the beach and it seem like we were going to be surrounded by the gulls.


I loved catching these Black Skimmers flying by, the Willets stayed in place.


 The sun was beginning to set during this shot which made the grasses look especially pretty glowing from the sunlight.




 The sunset at Tom's Cove





 I like to try to include a bird in flight when I zoom into the setting sun. This photo is not perfect, but I like the wavy clouds in front of the sun, the bird in flight and the colors. After watching the sunset at Tom's Cove, we headed over to the beach to watch the moon rise over the ocean.


This shot actually looks lighter on the beach than it actually was, I used my flash, it is not the best of photos. But, I wanted to show this big and colorful moon.


 What a pretty sight and we were so happy we decided to stay for the moon rise. This full moon on Sept 19 was the Harvest moon, this moon shot is actually two days later .

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

Comments

MitchyLR said…
Hi Eileen!!! Wonderful shots!!! I love the bird shots, of course, but your sunsets are really beautiful too!! Chincoteague is a place I'd love to visit. A couple of years back we had planned a drive down the East Coast all the way from NJ to northern Florida, taking in many of the barrier islands and nature reserves. Unfortunately we had to scrap the plan, but hope to do it in the near future.
Hi Eileen I love the whole post but those sunsets are magnificent. Lovely way to end the day.
Ercotravels said…
Beautiful birds and Stunning shots of the sunset..
Spectacular shots of the birds and the gorgeous sunset.What a great way to spend your week end.
Saun said…
Love the beach great shots of the sun setting.
DIMI said…
Hallo Eileen!!!
Great shots!!!Beautiful birds!!!
Amazng sunsets!!!A lovely place to visit!!!Thank you for sharing!!!
Have a great day!!!Hugs!!
Dimi...
Mersad said…
Those sunsets are to die for! Love the scope of them, and the colors too! Amazing photography.

Mersad
TexWisGirl said…
i like that sun-glow shot on the shorebirds, too. and those cute gulls trying to mooch your food! :)
Those are some absolutely amazing sunset pictures Eileen...simply breathtaking.
DeniseinVA said…
Wonderful post Eileen. Lovely photos! I tried to get up for the sunrise this morning but slept right through it. Maybe tomorrow :)
Montanagirl said…
Hi Eileen. Great job as always on your photos. I'd love to visit there sometime. Your sunset/moon shots are awesom. I like the sunset gold on the grasses too!
Digi-Irma said…
Beautiful pictures Eileen.
Photo 4 and 5 are my favorite.
Greetings Irma
confusedmind said…
The fourth photo reminds me a place which is located very close to us! I loved all the photos!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Have a nice day!!
tradgardssurr said…
Your shots are truly glowing!
MJ said…
EGADS! The colors on that sunset is amazing!!!!
Gunilla Bäck said…
Lovely shots! Sunset colours are my favorites. Enjoy your weekend!
Nancy said…
Simply amazing shots Eileen -- especially the sunsets and moon.
Awww, the gulls are so cute. And that sunset - wow!
Gemma Wiseman said…
Great shot of the skimmers in flight. But those sunset views are super magical. Gorgeous colours.
Sylvia K said…
Glorious, colorful skies and I do love the birds, gulls on the beach! What a lovely place, Eileen, and what a way to end a day -- any day! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!
Lew said…
Great shots! My favorites are the sunsets,
Julia said…
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Me gustan tus fotografias son una maravilla
Muchas felicidades por tu bloc

Julia
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Kay L. Davies said…
I was in Virginia last weekend also, and have been wishing I took more photos, but I was having too much fun with my blogging friends.
I did try getting the moon rising but my little camera is not equipped for such shots.
Thanks for sharing these. Perfect timing, and perfect photos. Love the birds, too.
K
Leovi said…
Yes, very nice light in these beautiful photos, the seagulls are gorgeous! is great! Greetings!
Sky and Moon shots are awesome and of course, your bird photos are incredible ~ happy weekend to you ~
-carol ^_^
Photo Cache said…
Oh the moon shot is superb.
Jim said…
So many good shots.
Sally in WA said…
Beautiful shots. Some of my favorite memories as a kid are from Tom's Cover and Chincoteague Island.
Debbie said…
Pretty sunsets and gorgeous moon!! We watched the moon rise on sept. 19'th, my pictures don't look anything like yours!!

I am really enjoying the shore birds!!
Carver said…
Fantastic sequence of shots. Love seeing the birds, sunsets and moon.
Lynne said…
Gorgeous pictures of the sun setting and then your shot of the moon . . . oh my, stunning!
Oh fabulous - love the birds flying - and the sun with bird, and the moon, oh the moon!
ladyfi said…
Wow - that is a glorious sunset!
lina@women said…
Admire your shots. Love seeing them all, Eileen.
Sounds like a wonderful time at the beach watching the birds, the sunset, and the moon rise! I love the photo of the sunset at Tom's Cove!
Karen said…
Oh wow, love your sunset and moon captures Eileen.
Carletta said…
Looks like you had an all around wonderful day!
Love the sunset - gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!
Indrani said…
The sunset is captured so well! Even the bird shots are amazing!
You couldn't have been in a more perfect place to see the beautiful sunset and the harvest moon-rise. Wonderful evening, great birds...thank you.
Those sunset shots are great, Eileen!
diane b said…
A beautiful place. Stunning sunset and moonrise. lots of interesting birds too.
Brian King said…
Gorgeous sunset! I like the skimmers. I've never seen any in person. Maybe one day.
Pallavi said…
Such a glorious sunset! Loved the pictures Eileen. Looks like you had a great time :)

Hugs.
Steffi said…
Simple fantastic photos,Eileen!You are always at such beautiful places worldwide.Lucky you!Have a nice weekend.
Weekend-Windup said…
Hi Eileen! Beautiful birds and awesome sunset shots...
Bob Bushell said…
Your sunsets are precious, the best.
Lovely photos, I love the moon shots.
magiceye said…
The last pic reminded me of Neil Young singing Helpless
Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.

Thank you.
EG CameraGirl said…
What a lovely taste of what it was like there!
Dianne said…
A wonderful series of sunset pics. Hoping you enjoy a lovely week-end Eileen with lots of camera ops.
Beyond Zephyr said…
Beautiful, beautiful photos, and the sun set pictures are just amazing!
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, Good camera work! I love that bird across the sun picture. Well done. Have a super day today!
thomas said…
A beautiful sunset with the sea gulls.
Phil Slade said…
Great to see the Willets and Skimmers Eleeen. Two species I'd love to see. Lovely sunset shots too. Enjoy your weekend birding coming up.
Laura said…
so beautiful... I've never been to Chincoteague, only Assategue... what a lovely place.
Lea said…
Wonderful bird photos, and the sunset is spectacular!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie
Great contribution for today's Skywatch. I love the shots of the birds, and the sunset is a real beauty.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
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NatureFootstep said…
I would really like to see the black skimmers. Such cool birds. Love the sunset photo of them.
Betty Manousos said…
hi eileen, oh my word, you're so very talented with your camera.
these are spectacular!!!

i, especially, love your sunsets, truly stunning!

big hugs~
The sunset with the bird flying by and wavy clouds is my fave. A photo doesn't have to be technically correct to be enjoyed. What a great day and a great set of shots!
Ranten said…
As always, great bird photos! And what a moon!
Margaret Gosden said…
I got a similar Harvest Moon shot on the 3rd night but so sharp as yours! Nice photos!
Minoru Saito said…
Hi! Nice sunset photos at Tom'sCove. Your moon photo is very cool too. Thanks for sharing.
Une Angevine said…
j'aime bien la lumière du 3éme cliché
BEAUTIFUL sun sets and moon shots!! love the seagull inviting himself!! When we go home to St.Augustine, we always stop off at McDonald on our way out to the beach and feed the seagulls. They lOVE FFs. we get some really great shots of them too - just keep your mouth closed :-}}
kim said…
Hi Eileen, you have a way of making the viewer feel as though they are seeing the beautiful sites with you. I would love to see skimmers fly by, they are such striking looking birds.

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